The national Lottie Moon Christmas offering goal is $175,000,000. Our local goal as a church is $14,000. A record-breaking $154 million was collected for the 2013 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, thanks to the generous giving of Southern Baptists to international missions. The amount given was $4.8 million more than the previous year. Let’s join with other churches across the nation to continue answering the call to give. Every dollar donated to the offering goes directly to help fund our missionaries who share the love of Jesus all over the world. By giving to the offering, each of us plays a key role in the work God is doing to expand His kingdom.
Week of Prayer for International Missions/Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
2015 Proposed Budget/Special Business Meeting
The 2015 Proposed Budget is available in print for your review today. You can find copies available at the Welcome Center or Information Table. This budget will be presented by the Stewardship Committee in a special business meeting on Sunday evening, December 7, at 6:00 p.m. The Stewardship Committee Members are; Mike Ladd (Chairman), Len Bell, Richard Jones, Betty McWhorter, Saundra Russell, Jeff Sims, Jim Turner, and Ben Williams.
Adult Christmas Musical
Join us Saturday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. and again Sunday, December 14 at 6:00 p.m. as our Adult Music Ministry presents, “Sounds of the Season.”
Christmas Card Mailbox
During December, you may send your church friends and family a Christmas card by using the mailbox at the Information Table. The cost for each card is 25¢. All proceeds go to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. In order for the mailbox to run smoothly, please file the cards by recipient’s last name. Everyone be sure to check the mailbox frequently for mail you may have received.
We will be decorating the Sanctuary this Christmas with poinsettias. If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in honor or in memory of a loved one, the cost is $10. Please stop by the Welcome Center to reserve your poinsettia. Sunday, December 14, will be the last day to reserve poinsettias. All proceeds go to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
Senior Adult Christmas Party
The senior adults will be having a Christmas party on Thursday, December 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the Activity Room. Please bring a covered dish (the meat will be provided) and a $10.00 White Elephant (a gift suitable for a man or woman.) If you would like to attend, please sign up at the Information Table.
Please do not forget to return your angel tree present by Sunday, December 7. Please place your wrapped gift, with the angel tag, under the angel tree.
Ladies’ Tastin’ Bee
The annual Ladies’ Tastin’ Bee will be Monday, December 8, at 6:00 p.m. Bring an appetizer, dessert, or any favorite holiday recipe already prepared for everyone to taste, and a copy of the recipe. The recipes will be collected and made into a cookbook for everyone to have. Also, bring a Christmas ornament to play “Dirty Santa” after we eat.
Operation Christmas Child Trip
There will be an opportunity for anyone 13 years and older to go to Atlanta and help sort shoeboxes on Saturday, December 13. There is limited space available so please sign up on the Information Table if you want to go. We will leave the church around 9:30 a.m. Our shift at the warehouse will be 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m., so we will arrive home very late Saturday night. If you have any questions please contact the church office or Cindy Reid.
Operation Christmas Child
Many thanks to those of you that filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. 261 boxes were delivered to Central Park Baptist Church, the local O.C.C. drop off location for our area.
The Backpack Ministry is in need of food. A list of accepted items is available at the Information Table and donations can be placed in the designated box. Monetary donations are also accepted and can be made by using the special offering envelopes. If you have any questions, please contact Mary Laney.
Promiseland Preschool 2014-2015 Registration
Promiseland is now accepting registration forms for the 2014-2015 school year. Promiseland welcomes children ages 6 weeks through 4 years. For registration forms, please click the link below.
In December, we’ll only meet for the first 3 weeks, and we ‘d love for you to join us! Please call or text Melissa Moore if you are coming so she can plan for food.
Children Singing/Happy Birthday Jesus Party
Join us next Sunday, December 7, at 6:00 p.m. as the children will be singing select Christmas songs prior to the Special Called Business Meeting in the Sanctuary. During the Business Meeting the children will be dismissed to the Activity Room for a Happy Birthday Jesus Party.
AWANA will meet each Wednesday evening at 5:45 p.m.
Sunday Evenings for 5th & 6th Grade Ministry
The 5th & 6th grade will not meet this Sunday evening.
Sunday Evenings for Chidlren
Children (kindergarten – 4th grade) will not meet this Sunday.
3’s, 4’s, and 5’s (not in kindergarten) will meet this Sunday evening in the Jungle Room at 6:00 p.m.