Thank you for bringing groceries to fill food baskets for InnerFaith Prison ministry. The response was tremendous.
I trust that you are continuing to use daily the Activate Advent for Advent Devotional readings and family activities.
Activate Peace —Our advent theme Sunday is peace. I will be preaching Sunday on “How to Activate Peace” in our lives. You will want to return Sunday night at 6 p.m. for the special Keyboards and Carols Concert. Musicians playing five pianos and the organ along with the choir and orchestra will present Christmas classics. The Handbell Choir of First Baptist Christian School will also be a part of this wonderful evening. Our community outreach project this week is focused on Nursing Home residents. Everyone is invited to bring a Christmas card. These cards will be delivered to residents of local nursing homes.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering —“It is impossible not to speak when we have the words of eternal life.” These words are attributed to Lottie Moon for whom our offering for International Missions is named. We are certainly not giving in order to meet a goal; we are giving because we have words of eternal life to speak. If you have not yet given your special offering, please consider giving.
Several of our staff members were recognized for milestone employment anniversaries this year at a luncheon held in their honor Tuesday. These individuals are:
Ray Swift -5 years – Administrative Pastor
Dustin Lee – 5 years – Minister to Children
Allyson Theriot -10 years – Director of Mother’s Day Out
Tell these individuals how much you appreciate them.