The Living Nativity:
Team Kids will preform the Living Nativity once again on Tuesday, December 11th at 5:30PM at the Cliff-Gila Fairgrounds Show Ring. We will serve refreshments after the event, in the exhibit building. Family and Friends are invited to attend. If you can help with the program let us use an animal for the program or by baking cookies, please contact Deanna Kartchner.
*Team Kids will be
break after the program until
Tuesday, January 8.
"The birth of Christ is the central event in the
history of the earth -- the very thing the whole story has been about." --
Advent is the first season in the
church calendar. Since the 7th century A.D., Christians have included this
celebration in their preparation for Christmas Day. Beginning four Sundays
before Christmas, its purpose is twofold: first,
it prepares us for the celebration of the birth of Christ and second, it reminds us that we are
eagerly waiting for Jesus' return in glory. The word "advent"
originates from the Latin word advenio which means coming to. Advent is the time when we focus on Christ
coming to the world. "Prepare the way of the Lord" serves as a
main theme of this season. As we get ready for Christmas, we should not neglect
to prepare our lives for Jesus, who came as "the light of the world."
His light penetrated a dark world, which allowed all to see their Messiah, and
the hope of their future.
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The church is accepting offerings for Isaac Bannie, a Liberian evangelist. This offering will be used by Isaac to feed his orphans and go into the villages and preach. This will be a continuous giving opportunity.
Keep God First
Like any organization, a church needs a way to get in touch
with its congregation quickly in the event of an emergency or just for quicker,
easier form of communication. Not
everyone makes it to Sunday services to hear our announcements or read our bulletin. DialMyCalls can be used for numerous
announcements and to specific groups within the church. Within just a few
minutes our entire church family receives a message and becomes immediately
informed. As announcements need to be made, Dialmycalls.com will be used. If you have any questions, visit with Brenda.
Lord, You do take our breath away with Your greatness. Thank You for reminding us of Your grandeur in Your world and in Your Word.