December 19, 2017

CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICE - 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.  There is one exception – Reign Forest kids who are participating in the Christmas play, will need to be present in the Children’s Wing for dress rehearsal at 8:45 am!

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE - Sunday evening, December 24th, at 6:00 pm, everyone is invited to join us for our traditional candlelighting service, and to celebrate the birth of the Savior with a Christmas program by the kids in the Reign Forest. Our kids have been working hard all month, and memorizing their parts.  You will certainly be challenged by this original presentation!

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - Our office will be closed for the week between Christmas and New Year’s (December 25th – January 1st).  We will open again on Wednesday, January 2nd.   Though our staff will not be in the office, they will be checking voicemail and email.  Feel free to communicate through those means, but please give a little more time than normal for response.  Of course, should you have an emergency situation, just leave a voicemail message on extensions, 13, 22, 12 or 15, and one of the Staff will contact you back ASAP.

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.

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 rest of the month are:   December 24 – Matthew 1:18-25;  December 31 – John 10:1-13

FINANCES 12/14/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 312,798

OPERATING INCOME  $ 310,417

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 310,893

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $2,381

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 19,574

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 3,329