Dear Faith Family,

The true story of Christmas is the birth of Christ, and God’s Word says long ago in the town of Bethlehem, God’s messenger, an angel, appeared to the shepherds in the field, telling them, “Do not fear, for a Savior has been born.”  The shepherds found Mary, Joseph, and Baby Jesus in a stable, because there was no room in the inn.  The babe, wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger, was the King of kings who would take away our sins if we receive Him as our personal Savior and Lord.  The three wise men were guided to the Christ child by the light from a bright star.  When they saw Jesus, they worshiped Him, giving Him lavish gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.  But Christians are given the greatest gift:  forgiveness of sins and everlasting life to be with Jesus in heaven forever.  WHAT A MAGNIFICENT STORY WE HAVE ABOUT GOD’S LOVE FOR US. 

  • Hope – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11
  • Love – “For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”  John 3:16
  • Joy – “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people; for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.”  Luke 2:10-11
  • Peace – “For a child will be born for us, a son will be given to us, and the government will be on His shoulders.  He will be named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6
Our prayer is that you will join us for our Christmas services:
  • Christmas Eve at 6pm
  • Christmas Day at 10:45am – no Bible Study

Invite your family and your friends for two wonderful services as we worship Christ, Our Newborn King!!
Merry Christmas!
Susan Malone
Minister of Adults 55+

  • Friday, December 23 - Office Closed
  • Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Service - 6 PM
  • Sunday, December 25 - No Sunday School - Family Worship ONLY @ 10:45 AM (Children's Building Closed)
  • Monday, December 26 - Office Closed
  • Friday, December 30 - Office Closed
  • Sunday, January 1 - No Sunday School - Worship ONLY @ 10:45 AM Infant & Preschool Worship in Children's Building 
  • Monday, January 2 - Office Closed
Lotte Moon Christmas Offering
Every year, Southern Baptist churches collect an offering called the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.  This offering is used to send and support missionaries around the world to those who have never heard the gospel. One hundred percent of these gifts are used to bring Gospel transformation among the unreached! If you would like to give toward the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, please designate the gift to Lottie Moon. 
As we approach the end of 2022, we are so thankful for the generosity of our faith family!  God has proven his faithfulness to us time and time again!  You are such a huge part of what God is doing, and every contribution is helping to spread the gospel both near and far.

Just a quick reminder that your year-end gifts are an important part of our funding strategies. We'd love to end the year with strong momentum, and you can help!  All contributions must be postmarked by December 31, 2022, or in the office by Thursday, December 29th.  Our offices will be closed on Friday, December 30th. 

IMPACT WEEKEND - January 13-15

It’s that time again for one of our students’ favorite events, IMPACT Weekend. This year’s theme is TOGETHER. In our culture today, there is more division than there is unity. In all the division, the Gospel speak a profound truth: In Christ, we are united. We are together. We want to teach the students to embrace a Christ-Centered Community. We will be partnering with a few other churches in the area to encourage unity and togetherness in Christ. Those churches are Brazos Meadows BC, FBC China Springs, and Columbus Avenue BC. 
To sign up your students, click HERE.
All Payments will go to Brazos Meadows. To pay for your student, click HERE. Choose Impact 2023 under FUNDS and list the students name(s) in the Memo.
If you would live to volunteer for the weekend, then please sign-up HERE.
When:   Jan 13-15
Cost:     $60
Lottie Moon Post Office
Please check the post office box in the foyer before Dec. 25 to retrieve your cards.

Branson Interest Meeting
Attention Adults 55+.  We are planning a trip to either Branson (Sight & Sound Theatre) or to Kentucky (Ark & Creation Museum) in September 2023.  We will be having an interest meeting on Wednesday, January 4th at 2pm in the HUB.  If you are interested in either of these trips, please attend our interest meeting to find out all the details.

Senior Tuesdays will not meet again until Tuesday, January 3rd.

Parents' Night Out
The Senior Adult Ministry will be sponsoring a Parents' Night Out for babies through 5th grade on Friday, January 27th from 6-9pm.  Call the church office to sign up by January 22nd.  Pizza dinner will be provided.

December Prayer Focus & Bible Reading Plan

Each month, we as a church family are seeking to consistently read God's Word and pray for the Gospel to be known in different parts of the world.  Our December edition of Together for the Gospel is now available at the church or by clicking here. 

Our prayer focus for the month of December is: Kyrgyzstan

Prayer Requests? 

We want to be a church that continually lifts each other up in prayer. If you have a prayer request, share it with us by clicking below:
Prayer Request

Financial Update 

Monthly Giving Requirement: $67,632
December Giving Receipts: $23,410

Year to Date Required:  $253,614
Year to Date Received:  $245,602
Year to Date Surplus/Deficit: - $8,012
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