10% of today’s Ministry Fund offering will be given to Compassion Canada. Funds will be used to support 48 teens in Kenya, helping them to stay in school and graduate from High School, thereby giving them the chance to break the chain of poverty.
Reaching out at Christmas – Arcola Community School
Thank you to all who have taken a scroll from the Christmas tree in the lobby to support children at Arcola Community School. A few more scrolls are available if you would like to fill a gift bag of much-needed practical items for these students. Please note that all gift bags need to be returned next Sunday, December 17 for delivery that week. If you would like to join us for a meal, you can bring your gift bag to T.A.C.O. Tuesday, December 12 at 6 pm. Cost is $4/adult, $2/child. RSVP for the meal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Eve Services
Join us on Christmas Eve as we celebrate Jesus. Family Candlelight services will be offered at 10:30 am, 4 pm, and 7 pm. Between the 4 pm and 7 pm services we will be hosting a family Christmas party in the gym. Plan now to join us and invite your family and neighbours to come with you.
Thank you to everyone who came to help at our work bee at the church on December 2. It was great to help our custodians complete some of the “extras” that are hard to get to. It was a fun and productive morning!
Kids Min Info
We welcome kids ages 5-12 to join their families in the worship service on December 24 and 31. Kids Church will resume on January 7, 2018.
Preschool classes are available at all services except December 24 at 7 pm.
Nursery will be available at all services.
Join us for Date Night
Join Pastor Kirk and Britton on the second Wednesday of the month for date night. We will provide a great atmosphere, a wonderful dessert, and a brief talk to help grow your marriage. We will begin January 10 during MidWeek.
Are you looking for something to help you grow as a follower of Jesus? Pastor Kirk is beginning a weekly group that will focus on how we can live the Jesus way today. This group will meet weekly from January until June. Contact Kirk for more information at email@example.com.
Holiday Office Hours
December 25 – 29 Office closed
January 1 Office closed
Year End Giving
Sunday, December 31 is the last day to make a gift and have it counted toward your 2017 charitable donations. If you plan to make your gift through the mail, please be sure it is postmarked no later than December 31, 2017. The office will be closed December 25 to 29, but you can make a donation online at mylivinghope.ca/giving
Bible Readings for the Week
|Monday||Philemon; Hebrews 1-4|
|Thursday||Hebrews 12-13; Jude|
|Saturday||1 Peter 1-5|
|Sunday||2 Peter 1-3; John 1|