Let’s be praying about the impact that we can have for the gospel during the holidays. I particularly want you to be praying about our Christmas Dinner Theater. The tickets are reduced in price this year. We are praying that many unchurched will attend this wonderful musical. It is meant to be a gift to the people of our community and to our church family. Some of you have friends in mind that you want to see come to know Jesus as Savior. We all should have someone on our heart that needs Jesus. Although I believe all of our services are evangelistic in nature, I don’t know of a better opportunity than our Christmas Dinner Theater for you to consider when bringing a first time visitor. It will center on Christmas, the Gospel and the food will be great. It is simply one of the best events our our entire year! Why don’t you plan on investing in some family that needs Christ this year and buy them tickets to this wonderful event? I don’t believe that you will be dissappointed and I know that your friends will hear THE wonderful story of Jesus and His Love!
Also, don’t forget the Children’s Christmas Musical on Dec. 5, the Smokey Mountain Christmas on the 19th, and our beautiful Christmas Eve Lord’s Supper Service on the 24th. Mark these dates on your calendars.
There are several matters of prayer that I would like to bring to your attention as well. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is an offering that we take all during the month of December. All of it is sent directly to our International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention. Our missionaries rely heavily on this offering. I encourage you to give generously to this effort.
Pray for our church elected Building Team and our Fund Raising Team as they do their work. The groups are close to making a recommendation to the church family. We all want the wisdom of God to saturate each of these recommendations.
On behalf of Kelly and our entire family, let me wish you a wonderful, Jesus filled Christmas! Jesus is truly the greatest gift of all. He has changed our lives and broken the power of sin. He is Wonderful, Counselor, the Mighty God and the Everlasting Father!
It is a joy to be your Pastor!
Calvin J. Carr