I can not believe that it is already December! This is my favorite month of the year as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. Please make sure you are involved in worship on the Sundays leading up to Christmas. You can find printed in our Lifeline all of the different fellowships that will be taking place in the month of December. These are special times of encouragement and fellowship; why not bring someone with you who needs to know the love of the Lord Jesus that we share together here at North Central.
Our Lottie Moon Christmas offering goal is $16,000. Every penny goes directly to the International Mission Board. They rely heavily upon this offering. Our church is dedicated to world missions. I encourage every North Central member to give a generous gift toward our Lottie Moon Christmas offering.
I want to encourage you to get your tickets early for one of the two performances of our dinner theater. Brother Michael and all of our musicians have been working hard to make this a wonderful Christ exalting evening. Your Christmas will be made by this special dinner theater. I want to encourage you to buy at least two extra tickets for someone who needs to know the love of Jesus Christ. You will make their Christmas, particularly if they meet Jesus for the first time.
David Champagne, a phenomenal trumpeter and my friend from Jacksonville, will be here on Sunday morning the 21st. This is our last Sunday worship service before Christmas day. I promise you that you will not be disappointed when you hear David’s wonderful testimony and his phenomenal ability with the trumpet. This will be a special morning as we worship our Lord together.
Christmas Eve with the Lord’s Supper has become one of the favorite traditions here at North Central. Last year was my first Christmas Eve service as your Pastor. To share a worship experience with other believers and family on such a special day is unique and extremely meaningful. This service is exactly one hour in length. Your Christmas will be marked by your worship experience on Christmas Eve. This will be a great service to bring family and friends to as well.
The entire focus of our church centers around the Lord Jesus Christ. This baby in the manger truly is the greatest person of all history. He is our sovereign God who left Heaven’s glory to reconcile lost men to God. Oh what a Savior! Halleluiah!
Calvin J. Carr