December 10, 2017

ANGEL TREE FOR THE BRIDGE - The Bridges Family Day Christmas party was yesterday, December 9th.  Through your generosity, we provided about 70 gifts for our guys to give to their children for Christmas.  There were lots of smiles and joyful “thank yous” – and not just from the children.  So THANK YOU! for being The Church.

GOOD NEWS CLUB - Thank you for your continuing prayers on behalf of our Prairie Lake Elementary students and our team of GNC volunteers.  This past Friday was our last club for this semester.  We celebrated Christmas together, and presented each child with a small gift, Bible, devotional and copy of the Jesus film.  Continue to pray for the Holy Spirit’s work in their hearts through the Christmas break, and until we meet again in February.

FORGIVEN AND FREE - Choices Women’s Clinic will be offering a 9-week class, Forgiven and Free Abortion Recovery, beginning on January 11th, 10 am – 12 noon.  Research shows that abortion can have long and potentially devastating effects on women and their relationships, sometimes manifesting many years after the fact.  If you, or someone you know, could benefit from the healing and freedom offered post-abortion (no matter how long ago), contact Sandy at Choices (407.277.5527 ext 3070) to register for this class.

CALLING ALL LEGACY ADULTS - You are invited to join other 55+ adults for the Legacy Adults Concert Series at the Church at the Cross (700 Good Homes Rd, Orlando, 32818), this coming Thursday, December 14th.  The December concert guests will be Weaver Believer Survival Revival.  The concert begins at 10 am, after which a Christmas lunch will be served.  (Concert is free; cost for lunch is just $5.)

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES - Sunday, December 24th, we will gather in the morning for worship service at 10:30 am.  There will be no Sunday School or groups prior to service.  Then Sunday evening at 6:00 pm, we’ll come back together for our traditional candlelighting service and to celebrate the birth of the Savior with a Christmas program by the kids in the Reign Forest.

SOAPING WEEKLY - In order to prepare your spirit for the message each week, S.O.A.P. through a passage (read the Scripture, make your Observation, find a specific Application, and write a Prayer) in advance of Sunday service.  Suggested SOAPing Scripture passages for the month are:
    December 17 – Matthew 9:9-13
    December 24 – Matthew 1:18-25
    December 31 – John 10:1-13 

FINANCES 12/07/17  YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 304,344

OPERATING INCOME  $ 301,193

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 308,641

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET - $3,151

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 18,688

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 3,083