YOUR SHOEBOXES SEND A MESSAGE
by Pastor Richard
for the week beginning Sunday, December 8, 2013
Thank you for preparing your shoeboxes filled with gifts of love that will be sent overseas at this Christmas time. Our youth group took your shoeboxes on December 7th to the regional shipping center where they helped prepare the thousands of boxes being shipped from this area.
Steve Garcia attended right here at Community after he became a followers of Jesus during his Senior year at Whittier High. Today he is a pastor in Colorado and was visiting his mom during the recent Thanksgiving holiday. He visited his family and preached here at Community from on December 1. His text was Psalm 16. Pray God’s blessing on Celebration Community Church in Denver, CO.
We are showing a special video on December 8th on the ministry Micah and Israel Cortez are serving with in India. The website that explains the organization they are serving with is vikasithaministries.org You can also watch the video that is shown in church today at “http://vimeo.com/80570008”
The special Sundays of Advent continue in our Sunday worship services. Each Sunday before Christmas day one of you families will share the theme of the week, share a Scripture portion and lead us in prayer. Don’t miss any of these Advent times with the final one being our Christmas Eve service. Andy and Lindsay shared with us our first Sunday (they are engaged).
Our Christmas dinner is December 8th at 5pm in our Plaza. It is always a special family time together. Check with Oralia or at the Information Center if you haven’t made your reservations. And remember to dress warm.
Enjoy singing Christmas carols? We always sing extra carols at Walking N the Word Sundays at 5:30pm.
Join me and a bunch of you at Dancing With Lights on December 14th.
God’s best to you,