Sunday, November 30, 2008

Announcements - Nov 30, '08

During Advent we are taking up special Christmas offerings for needy children at Gilbert Elementary and families in need at Highlands.

The Lord’s Supper is tonite at 5:45 p.m. Please bring a main dish and a side.

The Ladies in the church are meeting for breakfast at the Cracker Barrel in East Ridge at 8:30 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 6, and are going Christmas shopping afterwards. There is a sign-up sheet in the entryway.

The Jesus Birthday Party is Sat., Dec. 6, at 6 p.m. at Linda Summer’s house. This is an excellent opportunity to bring an unchurched friend to an event where they can hear about Jesus. PLEASE BRING FINGER FOODS.

Our weekly budget is $3,289. Last month’s average was $3,066. We are at 94% of budgeted giving for the year ($8,566 behind).

The real triumphs of the gospel have not been won when the church is strong in a worldly sense; they have been won when the church is faithful in the midst of weakness, contempt, and rejection.

Bishop Lesslie Newbigin, 1978