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Just So You Will Know: Keeping Up with GABC

November 18, 2018

IN CASE THERE WAS ANY DOUBT in your mind, the holiday season is now in full swing at Green Acres. And, at GABC, the holidays are inevitably a season of ENDINGS and BEGINNINGS. Let me give you a close-up view of just a few of the more prominent transitions that we are about to experience.

A SEASON OF ENDINGS:
MOST OF OUR Evening Opportunities come to an end this week. Wednesday, November 14, was the last Wednesday for CrossWalk Café and for Pastor David’s WEBS (Wednesday Evening Bible Study) until they resume on January 9. This Sunday, November 18, is also the final evening for all of our Sunday evening opportunities, including AWANA, J12, Sunday evening childcare for kids, and our adult groups until they all resume on January 13.

A TIME OF BEGINNINGS:
AS YOU MAY BE AWARE, our two Missions Sundays are the beginning of our annual focus on our World Missions Offering. Our offering goal this year is $1,000,000. We will be updating you on the progress toward that goal each Sunday morning through the end of December. As you consider your gift-giving this Christmas, we encourage you to consider Missions one of your gift priorities.

THIS SUNDAY, November 18, is also a lesser-known opportunity for people who have lost a loved one, and may be dreading the holidays. There is something about the Thanksgiving and Christmas season that brings back to mind, and perhaps even amplifies, the poignant memories and the impact of the losses in our life. “GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays,” is a one-night seminar provided by our GraceWorks Counseling Ministry. There is no cost; just come to Lighthouse 353 at 5:30 p.m. TONIGHT, to begin your journey toward “Survival” this holiday season.

OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MUSIC follows on Sunday morning, December 9, at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m., and again at 7:00 p.m. Monday, December 10. We are also offering Resonate Worship at both 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. The Monday evening Christmas performance is preceded by our ever-popular Christmas Buffet at 5:30 p.m. in CrossWalk. Tickets, which include reserved seating for Monday’s Christmas music, are already on sale online.

AND, THEN, on Monday, December 24 — Christmas Eve — we offer our annual Christmas Eve Lord’s Supper in BOTH Resonate Worship and Celebration Worship at 6:00 p.m. These are Family Services, Child Care is NOT provided.

NEW YEAR’S DAY holiday is on Tuesday, January 1. Our GABC New Year officially kicks off the following Sunday, January 6 with “Walk Thru the Bible: New Testament,” on both Sunday morning and Sunday evening. If you experienced the Old Testament Walk Thru the Bible this past January, you will want to take advantage of the opportunity to register online NOW for the New Testament “Walk.”

SO, THERE YOU HAVE the basic holiday Beginnings and Endings. Keep your eye on the Bulletin for weekly details and reminders. In the meantime, please remember to have a Wonderful Holiday Season!

Ken Warren
Senior Associate Pastor