DECEMBER 3 BULLETIN
1st Sunday of Advent
Message: "O Holy Night"
Message: Deb DeWyse
Worship Leader: Zeak DeWyse
ANNOUNCEMENTS & OPPORTUNITIES
Today is the first Sunday of Advent. The word Advent comes from the Latin word “Adventus” which means “coming.” Advent is a season of preparation for celebrating the birth and coming of Christ and is observed during the four weeks leading up to Christmas. During this season we often sing many traditional Christmas songs that help us focus on and really experience the true meaning of Christmas. This year our Advent Series will be “A Christmas Playlist” and we will look closer at songs such as O Holy Night, Away In A Manger, Joy To the World, and O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Join us each week as we come together to intentionally reflect on the birth of Jesus our Savior!
Our CFC Christmas Project will be kicking off TODAY! This year we will be blessing our local teachers that have many classroom wants & needs that they often need to purchase themselves or do without. You are invited to pick one or more “ornaments” off the “Giving Tree” and to purchase the item listed on it. Then simply bring them to CFC to place under the tree so they can be delivered after Christmas break. Be sure to tape your ornament to your gift. Please consider being a part of this Christmas Blessing!
Next Sunday, December 10th will be Membership Sunday. We will be bringing in to CFC Membership Ron & Denise Frank, Keith Laabs, and John & Terri Stover.
The Impact Youth Christmas Party is happening next Sunday, December 10th at 5:00 pm. We will be having a Semi-Formal Dinner so come dressed in your Christmas best. Don’t forget our Stocking Exchange so be sure to bring a stocking filled with fun things if you want to participate!
Calling all singers! Sunday, December 17th is our special service of Music and Worship during our morning service to celebrate the birth of Christ. If you are a part of our Christmas Choir, please come to our next rehearsals on Wednesday, December 6th & December 13th at 6:00 pm & our final rehearsal on December 16th at 10:00 am at the Family Worship Center. Let’s celebrate Christ with Joy!
Mark your calendars! You are invited to a Christmas Hymn Sing at Wildwood Mennonite Church on Sunday, December 10th at 6:00 pm. There will be snacks and all the best Christmas songs. The church is located at W15403 Sandtown Road, Engadine. If you would like to attend but don’t want to drive yourself or don’t like to drive at night we will be using the ”new to CFC” mini-bus to carpool. Contact Kathy Miller if you’d like a ride.
Mark your calendars! On Sunday, December 17th there will be a Benefit for Greg Moore, who was involved in an accident on October 17th and is currently at Mary Free Bed in Grand Rapids. Greg is a realtor in Curtis and an Engadine School Board member and attends the Calvary Bible Church. The Benifit Dinner begins at 1:00 pm at the Erickson Center in Curtis and will include smoked beef brisket, pulled pork and more! There will also be a Live Auction, Silent Auction and Raffle. CFC will not have our usual Potluck that Sunday in order for us to support Greg and his family. Please also be praying that Greg can regain use of his limbs.
A big thank-you to Chad & Katti Gouza who are teaming up to be our Head Trustees! They will be overseeing everything that needs to be done at all of our campuses but we don’t expect them to do the work themselves; so please let them know if you are willing to help out in any way now or in the future.
Thanks to everyone that purchased a pie or made a donation towards the Illumin8 Youth Group Winter Camp. Over $700 was raised! Thanks also to the ladies that organized this and used their gifts to prepare and bake all of the pies!
In this 4-part series, Dr. Jason Turner explains why it is important to recognize Christ coming into the world as part of the larger narrative of the gospel. God Gives His best gifts to us, in unexpected ways. The Christmas season is a reminder of the gift that God gives to us through his son Jesus. The prophet Micah gives Israel hope while they are under the threat of violence and oppression, sharing God’s promise that from the insignificant and inconsequential town of Bethlehem will come the world’s greatest blessing, who is Christ the Lord. When the Messiah, the Lord Jesus, comes, his greatness will span the entire world. The unexpected is what God does best.
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Men’s BSF -Mondays @ 6:15 pm – NC
Celebrate Recovery – Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm – NC
Church Council – December 14 @ 7:00 pm – NC
Elder Team – January 19 @ 10:00 am – RC
CFC Family Meeting – January 25 @ 7:00 pm – FWC
Today: Sermon Discussion Class @ 11:30 am
Monday: Ladies Bible Study @ NC 1:00 pm
Monday: Men’s BSF @ NC 6:15 pm
Wednesday: PT @ Minister’s Meeting - Brutus
Wednesday: Christmas Choir Practice @ FWC 6pm
Wednesday: Celebrate Recovery @ NC 6:30 pm
Wednesday: Illumin8 @ Newberry 6:30 pm
Wednesday: Bible Talk on Facebook – 7:00 pm
Thursday: Men’s Bible Study @ NC 10:00 pm
SERVING NEXT WEEK DECEMBER 10th.
Worship Leaders: FWC - Tim Wyse
BIRTHDAYS & ANNIVERSARIES
Daryl Browning 4th
George Helm 4th
Evelyn Reed 5th
Derrick Granger 7th
Daryl & Mary Browning 5th
Steve & Kelly Pinter 6th
Steve & Stephanie Anable 6th
“Life is a journey filled with twists and turns, ups and downs, pitfalls and potholes. Through the seasons of life, God never intended for people to walk the path of life lonely, without guidance, and carrying the heavy baggage of a broken world. Join us as we journey together and learn to trust the God of the Bible to be our Guide."