There is no Wednesday night Student Ministry during the month of December. Wednesday night Student Ministry will kick off again on January 8, 2014.
Student Christmas Party
Sunday, December 8 from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Students should bring a $5 gift for the White Elephant Gift Exchange and come ready to enjoy snacks and games. There will also be a Angels at Christmas tree for students and parents to consider helping a needy family connected to Seaford Elementary School. The deadline for donations will be December 13.
We will be heading to Winterfest at Liberty University on December 30-January 1. There will be an important informational meeting about our trip on Sunday, December 22, after the 10 a.m. service. The final $50 payment for Winterfest is due on December 15.
P2 Missions in Washington DC
If your student is planning on going on our P2 Mission Trip to Washington DC on July 5-11, 2014, a $50 deposit is due on January 8. The total cost for the trip is $299. The full balance is due in early June. There will be fundraisers in the Spring to assist with the cost.
There is pick-up volleyball each Wednesday night from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. in the Family Life Center. There is no experience necessary. There will be no volleyball on Wednesday December 25 or January 1.
There will be no College and Career Bible Study on December 26 or January 2. Bible Study will begin again on Thursday, January 9. We meet on Thursdays at 7 p.m. in the Red Room.
College and Career Christmas Party
There will be a College and Career Christmas Party on Thursday, December 19, from 7 p.m.-9 p.m. at Pastor Michael’s home. Bring a $5 or under gift for the White Elephant Gift Exchange.
Sunday Evenings – Cubbies, Sparks and T&T (age 3 through Grade 5) from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Trek and Journey (Grades 6-12) 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Here are the themes for Sparks and T&T
Please note that Awana will not meet December 8, 15, 22 or 29. Please come to Children’s Christmas Party December 8 at 4 p.m. and to “Christmas Is…” the Christmas musical December 13, 14 or 15. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
DEC 1 Special Event: Birthday Party for Jesus [Share Store]
JAN 5 Game Theme: Nonsense Olympics
JAN 12 Extra points: Black-Out Night (bring flashlights)
Women’s Bible Study
(Childcare provided for both studies)
Tuesday Evenings at 6:30 p.m.
Our new study, Fingerprints of God: Recognizing God’s Touch on Your Life, by Jennifer Rothschild, begins on Tuesday, January 7. The study will be led by Stacy Wenzel. Please sign up in the Atrium.
Tuesday Mornings at 9:30 a.m.
The study, When God’s Spirit Moves, by Jim Cymbala, began on November 19. Learn how to listen to the voice of the Spirit in prayer, how to apply God’s word to your life and how a life lived in the Spirit can transform the church. Led by Lei Collins
We are supporting two different needy families this Christmas. Both families go to Seaford and are single mothers with small children – a total of five children. There is a tree in the lobby with specific needs for these children and a little something for the struggling mothers. Please bring the wrapped gifts to the Women’s Ministry Table by Sunday, December 15, so we can shower these women with love and support during this time of year!
Our Children’s Christmas Party will be on Sunday, December 8, from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
We are partnering with Seaford Elementary School to ensure needy families have a Merry Christmas. Anyone interested in participating may take an angel ornament from the trees in the Family Life Center.
The tag will indicate the gift that needs to be purchased. Gifts need to be placed, unwrapped, with the gift tag attached, under the tree by Sunday, December 8.
December Mission Action
Riverside Rehabilitation Institute is a 50 bed, full service rehabilitation facility located in Newport News. They are in need of help in their gift shop. We will be collecting slipper socks with tread for the residents.
The Joy Circle will meet on Thursday, December 12 at Djuna Wilhelm’s home at 11:30 a.m. Please bring a covered dish. Drinks, bread and dessert will be provided.
We delivered 40 Thanksgiving baskets last month. Thank you to those who gave financially or helped with delivering. It is greatly appreciated.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
The 2013 theme is “Totally His … heart, hands, voice,” based on Matthew 22:36-39. Totally committed to God, first to love Him, then love others. No less than all of our heart, soul and mind is what’s required of us as believers in Christ. Our goal this year is $5,000. A missionary’s’ greatest need is for prayer support – focused, continuous prayers not only for themselves but for the people to whom they bring the love of Christ. The week of prayer for foreign missions is December 1-9.
Lottie Moon Post Office
The Lottie Moon Christmas post office will be available in the Fellowship Hall during the month of December. Please exchange your Christmas cards with other members of our church and put the money that you would have used to purchase stamps in the box marked Lottie Moon.
Christmas Eve – You, your family and friends are invited to one of our Christmas Eve Services. Our 7 p.m. service will include singing and a short message. Our 11 p.m. service will be the same as the previous service, but set to candlelight. Please join us for these special worship services that celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Throughout the month of December, we will be celebrating Christ’s birth with a sermon series called, “The Miracle of the Gospel.” Christmas is ultimately about the glory of God, the fall of man and God’s great plan to connect us back to Him for all of eternity. This Christmas, let us stand back and observe the fact that Christ came, and may our hearts well up with awe that overflows into a living worship on display for the praise of Jesus’ name.
Wednesday night children’s programs will conclude on November 20 with a special Worship/Awards service in the Family Life Center. Mustard Seeds, Sing ‘N Learn and W.O.W. Club participants will be featured and recognized. Please join us!
There will be no Wednesday night children’s activities November 27 through January 1. Programs will resume on January 8.
Special Holiday events:
- December 8 – Children’s Christmas Party 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- December 13, 14, 15 – Born Is The King (It’s Christmas)
Many thanks to the individuals who have been leading Wednesday night children’s ministries this fall; your service is greatly appreciated!
Wednesday night children’s ministries need six willing volunteers to serve January – June as follows:
- Nursery/Childcare – 2 adult leaders
- Mustard Seeds (Toddlers/2s) – 1 teacher, 1 assistant
- Sing ‘N Learn (3 and 4 year olds) – 1 teacher, 1 assistant
These programs are essential to the spiritual nurturing of our children. Please contact Kimberly Millner to sign-up. Our children need you!
Want to be part of an explosive study? How about something that is sure to ignite the passion of God in you? What about getting breakfast as well – hot from our kitchen?
MEN – Join us every Tuesday from 6am to 7am! We’ll be studying the Books of 1 Timothy, 2 Timothy, and Titus. This will be a study of ‘Christ-Centered Exposition‘ by David Platt, Daniel Akin, and Tony Merida (as a reference for those wanting the book).
Click here for a flyer about this study.
Seaford Early School will be collecting 123-4 Community Farm Fresh receipts. At the end of the school year, we can exchange these receipts for free school supplies. We appreciate your help!
There is a collection box located in the FLC foyer. For more information, call Peggy Evans or the church office at 898-5384.