Pastor Bill’s Babbling Brook

Weekly Edition of Church News & Notes: 11.29.19

Advent Season Awaits Us!​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Now is the time to get prepared for the holidays. I hope as we get all the decorations down and visit the malls that we will remember that someday Jesus will visit us again. This is the essence of the Advent season. There is a component of looking back to Christ’s first arrival, but the emphasis is on His second coming. May this be the month when we evaluate our spiritual condition and we make a special effort to reach those around us.

Yard Sale To Benefit Our Mission Trip Saturday, Dec. 7​​​​​​​
Everyone has stuff that they don’t use anymore. Please consider donating it to our Mission Trip Yard Sale. Your junk could be someone else’s treasure. And if we all pitch in, this fundraiser could go a long way toward reaching our goal. If you have any questions, see Lisa Lewis or Dan Felix.

Ladies Ugly Christmas Sweater Gathering Sunday, Dec. 1 at 5:30​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Let’s do life together! Our ladies will get together for fun, food and fellowship as they enjoy each other’s hideous sweaters. Angie Williams, who is our Ladies Ministry leader, is heading up this event and she can answer any questions you might have. Bring your favorite appetizers and a pair of Christmas socks to swap. Don’t miss this opportunity to get to know others.

Church Christmas Schedule
Ladies Ugly Christmas Sweater and Christmas Sock Exchange Gathering
Sunday, Dec. 1 at 5:30

Children’s Christmas Party
Saturday, December 14

Children’s Christmas Play
Sunday, December 15 at 10:45

Teen Christmas Party
Sunday, December 15 following Morning Worship

Church Christmas Party
Wednesday, December 18 at 6:30

Christmas Eve Service
Tuesday, December 24 at 6:00

New Year’s Eve Singing
Tuesday, December 31 at 6:30

Letter From Pastor Bill

Hello Friends,

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Mine was unbelievably delicious and fun. Sunday marks the beginning of Advent. The first gift that Jesus brought by coming to this earth is the gift of hope. I hope you will join us. The sermon will deal with David's fall (which is chapter twelve in the book "The Story). Reading through the Bible using this book has been a blessing to me. Please don't forget about Life groups at 9:40. I am convinced that healthy Christians need a small group to help them on their faith journey. Hopefully all the ladies have purchased their ugly Christmas sweaters for the gathering on Sunday at 5:30. As far as prayer requests, Mrs. Moore has been released from the hospital. Mildred Hendley fell and broke her nose and suffered other bruises. Please continue to remember Rod Dinkins, Kristi Harmon's mother and Ben Pearman as they battled cancer. Thanks again for your friendship and prayers.

God Bless,

Pastor Bill