Monday, December 29, 2008

Announcements - 28 Dec '08

Year End Giving: In order for your gift to Highlands to be recorded in the 2008 year, it must be dated and received by Dec. 31. All gifts received after Dec. 31 must be dated for 2009.

Dr. Aaron Ford will be teaching a new adult Sunday School class on Apologetics (Defending the Faith) starting on Jan. 4. Dr. Ford is pursuing a graduate degree in Apologetics and frequently attends conferences with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.

***We need a 1-3rd grade Sunday School teacher starting Jan. 1. Please call the office or talk to Jen Fagan if you can help with this important ministry.

Awana is not meeting on Dec. 31 and will resume on Jan. 7.

New Year’s Eve game night starts at 8:00 p.m. Please bring snack foods and games.

Highlands is hosting Presbytery on Saturday, Jan. 10. We need volunteers to help serve the men who will be coming to conduct the business of our presbytery. Please talk to Cathy Anderson if you can help with making or serving food.

Our weekly budget is $3,289. Last month’s average was $3,455. We are at 94% of budgeted giving for the year ($9,390 behind).

Jesus came to be baptized and he experienced the event with the intention of offering himself and being open to God’s plan for him. This plan included firstly the type of the Servant and then the supreme offering of his life. Jesus in fact saw his death as a baptism. His sacrifice was a consequence of this baptism, and his glory was the consequence of his sacrifice.

Ives Congar, 1980