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Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook
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Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 11.25.2022

Advent Theme for 2022: “Preparing for the King”​​​​​​
Are your Christmas decorations up? On Saturday morning, a group of ladies are meeting at the church to make the church beautiful for the season. Each Sunday, our morning worship sermons will focus on preparing for the king. Someday Jesus will split the Eastern sky and just like as we get ready for Christmas we also need to be ready for His second coming. But that is not the only way we prepare for Jesus. He would like to be among us here and now. Several of our Sundays will deal with what we can do to best facilitate our Lord revealing Himself to us and our friends. As always, we will light the Advent candles representing the gift of hope, peace, joy and love that Jesus came to bring. My prayer is that this Christmas season will be especially meaningful.

Church Christmas Schedule
Children’s Christmas Play: Sunday, December 11
“The Amazing Christmas Maze” is a program no one will want to miss. This performance promises to convey the true meaning of Christmas to us all. Our kids have been practicing on Wednesdays and Sundays so we know that it will be a blessing. We are very grateful to Brooke Buck and Megan Sabin who are directing our play. Mark your calendars and pray for this special event.
Church Christmas Soup Supper & Party: Wednesday, December 14 at 6:30
We love to gather as the church family to sing carols and listen to the Christmas story read while also enjoying a delicious soup supper. From chili to a variety of other soups, the cooks in our congregation make hearty crock pots full of amazing soups that warms us on a cold winter night. Plan to join us for this fun time together.
Candlelight Christmas Eve Service: Saturday, December 24 at 5 PM
Our early evening worship service affords families the ability to join us for an hour long service and then still have time for their annual traditions. Please consider inviting the whole family to this gathering where we will honor the One who made Christmas possible. At the conclusion of the service, we allow the Christ candle to light our candle signifying what we hope is occurring in our hearts. This could be the most meaningful moment of the season.
Christmas Day Service: Sunday, December 25 at 11
What to do when Christmas is on a Sunday? All of us have our annual traditions but please make room for worship this year. It’s Jesus’ birthday so let’s come together to celebrate.

No Wednesday Night Service on December 21
No Sunday School on December 25 or January 1

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Looking for a meaningful event with your family?
“Jesus is His Name”, a live production will be held at the South Congaree
Arena on:
Friday, December 2nd @ 7pm
Saturday, December 3rd @ 2:30pm & 6pm
Sunday, December 4th @ 4pm
Friday, December 9th @ 7pm
Saturday, December 10th @ 2:30pm & 6pm
Sunday, December 11th @ 4pm
Friday, December 16th @ 7pm
Saturday, December 17th @ 2:30pm & 6pm
NO SHOW SUNDAY DEC 18th

Download link for PRAYER GUIDE

Grass Cutting Ministry
There is a sign up sheet in the foyer of the church
if you are willing and able to help maintain the church property

Interested In Being Part of Our Drama Team
See Michelle Pilgrim
Performing Skits for Worship

Volunteers needed for the following ministries:
Nursery Attendants during the service

ZOOM Meetings to Keep us Connected
Contact Pastor Bill and enjoy the fellowship​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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Reconciliation Ministries
Resident Recovery and Discipleship Program Root & Grounded Campaign
Our friends are attempting to buy a couple more buildings in their neighborhood where they could minister to more people with drug addictions. Right now they have individuals that will match our gift so that it will double the effect. Please consider giving at reconciliation-min.org.


Debbie Riley, who runs our Food Pantry Ministry,
would like to thank everyone who brings in items or who financially support our program.
Countless families receive groceries that will help them.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Items needed for December Food Pantry
Bags of rice, 16 0z canned hams,spaghetti noodles, ramen noodles,
squeeze jelly, peanut butter, hamburger helper, pasta or noodles, dried beans,
cake mix and icing. Thank you for your generosity!

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Service Schedule​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Morning Worship at 11 AM at Church and on Facebook Live
Sunday Evening Drive In Service at 4:00 PM
Wednesday Youth & Teens at 6:30 PM
Wednesday Men's Bible Study at 6:30 PM
“No More Excuses
by Dr. Tony Evans
Be The Man That God Made You To Be
Wednesday Ladies Bible Study at the Church or on Zoom at 6:30​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ PM
"Elijah"
​​​​​​​by Priscilla Shirer
Adult Bible Study

Encouraged By People’s Giving​​​​​​​
People have been giving to the Lord and the church. We can’t tell you how much this means to us. There are five ways one can give. We have resumed Sunday morning worship services at 11 am at the church so you may bring your offerings with you. Many like to use the church’s secure website (wcfn316.com) to give their tithes and offerings. A few might like to text their gift to 803-219-4288. While others will mail it to the church at 350 Wattling Rd, West Columbia SC 29170. If you would like me to pick it up or if you would like to drop it off at the church, please just call me to set up a time. Again thank you for your faithfulness.
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Letter From Pastor Bill

Hello Friends,

I hope you are having a fabulous Thanksgiving holiday. Mine was especially nice as Sarah and Brian came home to help with all the fixings. Thank you so much for your amazing work for our Community Thanksgiving Service. We had an inspirational worship experience and the fellowship afterwards was top notch. A special thanks to Pam Yandle for organizing this big gathering. We begin Advent on Sunday. Please join us as we light the candle of Hope. Also don't miss being a part of our Sunday School Life Groups that start at 10. As far as prayer requests, please remember Steve Steele's sister's family. Her son Wade Spivey Jr., passed away. Thank you for lifting up to the Lord Kristi Harmon, Netta Strycker, Sara Borden's mom, Kevin Cheeseboro's dad, Bobby Watkins, Edie McAdams, Marie Mahaffey and all of our shut-ins.

God Bless,

Pastor Bill   


    
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