December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas!!

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE - You are invited to join us this evening at 6:00, 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!  Come, and bring your family and friends

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE - Our office will be closed for the week between Christmas and New Year’s (December 25th – January 1st).  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.  We will open again on Tuesday, January 2nd.   

NEW YEAR’S EVE - Next Sunday is New Year’s Eve.  We will gather in the morning for worship service at 10:30 am.  There will be no Sunday School or groups prior to the worship service.

LEGACY ADULTS EVENT - For everyone aged 55 and older, mark your calendars for Thursday, January 4th for the next Legacy Adults event at the Church at the Cross (700 Good Homes Rd, Orlando).  The concert, presented by the Benson Family Singers, will begin at 10 am.  Contact Maurice Bender (321.946.6225) if you need more information.

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 passage for next week is John 10:1-13.

FINANCES 12/21/17 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 321,252

OPERATING INCOME  $ 317,879

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 323,701

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $3,373

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 19,946

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 3,505