Monday, November 16, 2009

November 15, 2009

Today we continue to focus on prayer for the persecuted church. Please check the church website for links for specific prayer needs.

Today is your last chance to sign up for the All-Highlands Retreat at Camp Vesper Point (Nov. 20 - 22.) We hope for everyone to attend! Cost is $45 person, all-inclusive; scholarships and discounts available. Please note that our regular Sunday morning service will be held at the retreat site on November 22. Even if you’re not attending the retreat, please join us for the service. Directions and schedule are available on our website and in the foyer today. If you haven’t communicated with Bekah about payment, please do so after church today.

The youth group is now collecting donations (monetary and goods) for Operation Christmas Child. Details on what to donate are available on the Highlands website.

Today we are taking Thanksgiving contributions for the Mission to North America minority pastor training program. Please consider how you may help answer this need.

We are having a short meeting after church today to start off our Christmas Word Ministry. There is a lot going on to reach out to our neighborhoods and we very much desire for you to be part of it. We can use your time, your prayers, and your hands and feet for this exciting kingdom work!

Next Sunday begins our special offering collection for our Christmas Deed Ministry.

Starting on November 29th, Pastor Travis will be preaching an Advent sermon series on the person of Jesus. These services will also include a special emphasis on welcoming. This will be a great time to bring guests who are not as familiar with the Christian faith.