Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Christmas Play

The children recently shared and sang in a Christmas play. They did a fantastic job! Here are the pre-school children sharing some songs under the direction of Mrs. Caroline. Aren't they absolutely precious?

Monday, December 29, 2008

New Year's Eve Dinner and Movie

Wednesday night which is New Year's Eve, our church will celebrate with a dinner and family movie together. The evening will begin at 6:00 with a covered dish meal. You are encouraged to bring a soup, finger food or dessert to share. Following the meal, we will gather in the sanctuary for a family friendly movie. All ages are encouraged to take part in this special evening.

There are several of our families who are traveling home this week and you are encouraged to keep them in your prayers.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Photos With Santa

We didn't get a shot of everyone who sat in Santa's lap, but we got quite a few. Young and old alike (even pastors) got a chance to visit with Santa at the Children's Christmas program. Here are several shots:

Thank you Santa for visiting us!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Children's Christmas Party

Recently the M&Ms children had a Christmas party. Here are some pictures of the fun!

Here they are arriving and getting settled in for a good time:

Look who arrived...Santa Claus

The children are situated ready for a nice visit with Santa... (Santa pictures coming later)

Here are the girls, hanging out...

Here are the boys...

The kids received a gift each from Santa...

And what party is complete without food???!!

Group photo with Santa, they are some happy children!

Thank you to Mrs. Carol and Mrs. Lisa for opening their home for a wonderful party!

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Prayer Request

Merry Christmas! It is our hope that your Christmas is beautiful and full of the love of Jesus and His light shining through your hearts and homes.
There is a prayer request we need to share today. Lisa L's grandmother is in very serious condition in the hospital Critical Care Unit. She has a severe case of bronchitis and also a blood infection. She is extremely weak and is having difficulty breathing at times. Your prayers for her and for her family are appreciated.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Prayer Request

What a wonderful day yesterday (Sunday) was! The children's program turned out beautifully. The children did a fantastic job singing and playing parts which brought out the true meaning of Christmas. Each child was a joy to behold as the beauty of Christmas was shown through their songs, smiles and words. It was evident that the many hours of practice and work paid off beautifully! Thank you to each child, parent and to the leaders and helpers, your time and effort was reflected through a beautiful program and tribute to our Lord Jesus.
Oh, there will be lots of pictures coming soon!

The Christmas lunch was as always an abundance of delicious food and warm fellowship. Thank you to those who handled the serving of the lunch, your service is so appreciated.

Blogging will be slow this week, but there are a few requests we would like to share:
Bessie P's grandson Brian was involved in a 4 wheeler accident. He suffered severe injuries to his wrist. Surgery was performed on the wrist and he is at home recovering.
Morris and Ann D.'s baby granddaughter we have been praying for received some good news. The baby has a cyst and it was originally thought the cyst was connected to her brain. A recent scan revealed that it is not connected to her brain. She still must undergo surgery in the next few weeks, so please pray for the surgery to go well.
Also, Morris and Ann's son and wife will be having a baby today (Monday). Please pray for a smooth delivery and a healthy baby!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


JESUS humbled Himself.
He went from commanding ANGELS
To sleeping in the STRAW;
From holding STARS
To clutching Mary's finger.
The PALM that held the UNIVERSE
Took the Nail of a soldier.
Because that's what LOVE does.
-- Max Lucado

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Baskets and Sunday Update

Please remember the three Christmas baskets placed in the church to receive donations for three families who need some assistance this Christmas season. There is a checklist for food items for each family along with information about the children in the family. You are welcome to donate food, clothes or toys and your giving will be appreciated. Please have your donations in by Sunday night if possible. The boxes will be delivered Monday or Tuesday.

We are so excited about Sunday morning as our children will be presenting their Christmas program! They have been working for months on this presentation. Following the play, we will enjoy a church-wide Christmas lunch together. The church will be providing the meat, you are asked to bring a food dish - salad, vegetable or dessert to share.

Sunday evening we will enjoy a special Christmas service. There will not be a mid week service during Christmas week, so this will be a time to celebrate and worship the Lord together. We will enjoy a time of singing and hear a Christmas devotion.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

You Won't Believe This...

Our adult choir has been working for months preparing a beautiful Christmas musical, hand picked and arranged by Mrs. Dianne. The practiced and practiced to get ready.

Some wonderful volunteers stepped up to help keep the children - THANK YOU Mrs. Sandi and Mrs. Pam~

Look how hard the choir practiced:
Find your seats...

Let's get our narrator situated!

The Christmas music was presented beautifully with reverance and joy for our King. But..guess what, our church photographer, forgot to bring the camera! No pictures of the actual day... can you believe that???
Dont' worry, there will be lots of pictures from this Sunday's children's program...stay tuned!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Children's Christmas...

This Saturday the children will have a dress rehearsal and Christmas party. Pre-school children will begin at 11:30 AM at the church and will begin with their party. Older children need to be there at 1:30 PM at the church and will practice until 6:00. Following the practice they will be taken to Mrs. Lisa's home for a party. Parents, if you have not given your "Santa gift" to Mrs. Lisa, please do so by tonight (Wednesday).

The Christmas program will be Sunday morning at 11:00 AM. Following the program will be a church-wide lunch. The church will provide the meat and you are asked to bring a salad, vegetable, dessert, etc. This promises to be a day filled with Christmas cheer and fellowship.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Quick Facts About Lottie Moon

Who was Lottie Moon?

Lottie Moon - the namesake of the international missions offering - has become something of a legend to us. But in her time Lottie was anything but an untouchable hero. In fact, she was like today's missionaries. She was a hard-working, deep-loving Southern Baptist who labored tirelessly so her people group could know Jesus.

Why was the offering named for this early China missionary? Throughout her career, Lottie Moon wrote numerous letters home, urging Southern Baptists to greater missions involvement and support. One of those letters triggered Southern Baptists' first Christmas offering for international missions - enough to send three new missionaries to China.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Youth Christmas Party

The youth began their Christmas festivities by visiting a local nursing home. They sang to the patients as they were enjoying dinner:

Then they traveled singing down the halls...

They surrounded one of our own and sang to her...

From there they traveled to a few homes:

Following the caroling, the group went to Mrs. Lisa's home

They enjoyed a great time of fellowship, food and fun!

Then they opened presents...

Special thanks to our youth leaders, parents and to Mrs. Lisa for opening her home to our youth. Everyone had a great time!

Prayer Request This Week

There are a couple of prayer needs to bring to your attention today.

Janet W.'s mother will be having surgery today. Please keep her and her family in your prayers.

Morris and Ann D's baby granddaughter has a cyst which is connected to her brain. Her parents and doctors are working toward deciding the best treatments for her. Please pray for wisdom and healing for this baby.

Gene B. is home recovering from his accident and is in a back brace.

Joy C. is preparing to move up north, please pray for a smooth transition.

Carol A. will be coming home this week. We are rejoicing with her and her family.

There were a few adults and children out yesterday with sickness, please keep them in prayer.

Please remember these and others in your prayers and let God direct you to minister and bless those around us.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Young and Old Enjoying Christmas

Are there any more precious age groups than the young children and the older adult?

Our M&Ms are getting ready to go Christmas caroling!

Load em up..

Do we have all the reindeers?

Here they are singing at a local nursing home...

Aren't they precious?

They did a fantastic job singing:

Their audience loved them!

They gathered around the bedside of one of our church family and sang...

Time to go...

There were almost 20 children, they brought much joy that night!

Thank you children, Mrs. Lisa and Mrs. Kathy for a great time of ministry and love.