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Just So You Will Know

November 12, 2017

“CHRISTMAS IS COMING, and the goose is getting fat…” at least those are the facts according to the song I remember singing years ago. And, although I’m still not really sure about that goose, I am positive that even though Thanksgiving has yet to dawn, Christmas is all but here. As a result, there are some plans you should be making right now to be sure your GABC Christmas celebration is all you hope it might be.

FIRST, if you have children who are counting on being a part of this year’s Children’s Ministry Christmas Adventure on Friday, December 1, (and you are counting on having that evening for a little unassisted Christmas shopping) you should know that the REGISTRATION DEADLINE for that perennially popular event is TODAY. If you have not already registered your children, stop by the Children’s Welcome Desk in the Lighthouse Atrium and take care of that before you leave this morning. But, just a word to the wise, Christmas Adventure always fills up, so do not procrastinate a moment longer and miss today’s deadline, unless you’re willing to risk a lump of coal or two in your stocking this year, compliments of your kids,.

SECOND, although our annual GABC Christmas Music may still seem like it’s a long way off, it is actually only three weeks away—Sunday morning, December 10 at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., and again on Monday evening, December 11 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is free, and no tickets are required, but there is a partner event that has grown in popularity over the past few years that does require advance registration—Our annual CrossWalk Christmas Buffet at 5:30 p.m. Monday evening, December 11.

THE CHRISTMAS BUFFET is a uniquely special Christmas Dinner as our CrossWalk Food Service team pulls out all the stops to offer a truly memorable holiday meal leading up to the Monday evening Christmas Music. Tickets for the Buffet include not only a phenomenal dining experience, but also reserved seats for the Monday evening Christmas Music. Tickets are available for purchase, ONLINE ONLY, on the Registration page of our GABC Website. By the way, this is an ideal time to treat your non-GABC friends to a wonderful dining and musical experience, while introducing them, first-hand, to all that Green Acres has to offer.

AND FINALLY, although it involves neither tickets nor reservations, Christmas Eve is just five weeks away. We are having our REGULAR SUNDAY MORNING Worship and Sunday Morning Bible Study schedule that morning. Then we return at 6:00 p.m. that evening for Christmas Eve Lord’s Supper, both in Celebration & Resonate Worship (no childcare that evening). We thought we would remind you now so can highlight it on your calendar before the Christmas rush sets in.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! In the meantime, Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving!

Ken Warren
Senior Associate Pastor