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Sharing Seniors Christmas Tea
Tuesday, December 15, 2:00 p.m.

We’re looking happily forward to another Sharing Seniors Christmas Tea which will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 15 in our church dining room. We hope we will welcome many seniors that day.

Christmas Music Sunday--Let There Be Peace on Earth
Sunday, December 20, 10:00 a.m.

Christmas Sunday promises to be a day of celebration as our music ministry presents Let There be Peace on Earth. Designed by Joel Raney, the service will include the singing of favorite carols, anthems by our Sanctuary Choir, a brand new Children’s Choir, and our Handbell Choir. Together we will celebrate the birth of the Christ Child in glorious music. You will not want to miss it! Special Note: Several of our children from our Preschool & Kindergarten will be joining our choir for one of the anthems. We welcome these precious little ones and their wonderful families to our service.

New Stephen inister CommissioningSunday, September 13, 10:00 a.m.Rachael Godinez Wallace is being commissioned as our new Stephen Minister. She has received 50 hours of specialized training in Christian caregiving and joins a team of ten active Stephen Ministers serving our congregation and community. Please pray for Rachael—ask God to bless her ministry and work through her to bring hope and healing to those whom she serves. Pray also for the ongoing ministry of our current Stephen Ministers.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Thursday, December 24, 7:00 p.m.

We invite you to join us for our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight Service that will be held in our sanctuary at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 24. In addition to singing favorite Christmas carols, the service will include special music and a message from the pastor. The highlight of the night is the lighting of candles as we sing Silent Night and come forward to place our candles around the crèche. Join us for one of the loveliest services of the year.

Bible Study

Classes for all ages are offered. We hope you will want to start the fall off right by deciding to grow in your understanding of scripture. The following is a summary of our offerings.
Adult Opportunities
Matthew Studies: 9 a.m., Sellers Rm.; Fay Havlick Teacher
Living Waters: 9:00 a.m. in Dining Room. Teacher: Steve Bruner; coffee & cookies!
Pastor’s Class: 11:30 a.m. in Parlor. Teacher: Harry Parker
Youth Opportunities--September to June
Youth Bible Study (6th-9th Grade)--11:30 a.m., Youth Room (in basement); Join Lauren Visser, Minister of Youth and Young Adults, and discover what it means to be a dedicated follower of God. Classes will be interactive, conversational, and hands-on as students discover how the messages in the Bible relate to their everyday lives. Topics last year included Bible study methods and the gospel of Mark, which was chosen by the students.
Children’s Opportunities--September to June
Children’s Church (4 years old and up)—10:10 a.m., 2nd floor; Teacher: Sharon Mullins
Preschool-2nd Grade: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in 2nd floor room across from the nursery, Teachers: Neil Lane & Kathy Ogundipe.
3rd- 5th Grades: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on 3rd floor; Teacher:s Norma & Amy Gavard. Both classes will use curriculum from Gospel Light and and Christian Book Distributors, and will supplement lessons with activities crafts, videos, and songs. Children will be encouraged to learn memory verses and to master such Bible skills as learning the books of the Bible in order.

Weekly Events


9:00 a.m. Matthew Studies Adult Bible Study Class
9:00 a.m. Living Waters Adult Bible Study Class
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship
10:20 a.m. Children's Worship
10:30 a.m. Latvian Baptist Church
10:30 a.m. India Telugu Church


4:00 p.m. Young Adult Bible Study
5:45 p.m. Handbells
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir


7:00 p.m. Al-Anon

December 2015 Calendar

December 1
7:00 p.m. Spiritual Life & Worship Team
7:30 p.m. Education Team
December 5
5:45 p.m. Cook County Jail Ministry Outing
December 8
5:45 p.m. Property Committee
December 9
8:00 a.m. Men's Breakfast
December 10
5:45 p.m. Preschool & Kindergarten Board
December 12
10:00 a.m. The Better Way Class
December 14
7:00 p.m. Service Team
7:30 p.m. Sarah Circle

December 15
2:00 p.m. Sharing Seniors Christmas Tea
December 20
10:00 a.m. Christmas Music Sunday--Let There Be Peace on Earth
11:30 a.m. Evangelism Team
December 21
12:00 noon Tower Tidings Deadline
December 22
7:00 p.m. Ministry Support Team
December 24
Office Closed
7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
December 25-January 1
Office Closed

Last Updated on Tuesday, 08 December 2015 08:51