December 2013   

Happy Hannukah!  Remembering miracles keeps the wonder of His Majesty alive!  27 Nov.-5 Dec.

 Merry Christmas! A light is blazing in the darkness & brings Good News of Life Eternal through the Messiah Who was foretold & now is!

                                                                  Sun, 1 ~ the First Sunday in Advent "The King is Coming!"  Hope ~ A gift of possibilities!  In the early days of the church,

                                                                                    Advent was a time of prayer, fasting & confession. Today, Advent is more a time of preparation & expectation of the

                                                                                    coming of the Lord.

                                                                                         morning Elder Phil Justice

                                                                                         evening Pastor Billy Robertson

                                                                  Wed, 4 ~ Look to Creation! Decisiveness #4 of 4  Evaluating courses of action quickly & accurately... canceled due to illness moved to 11 Dec

                                                                                           Review former memory verses ~ James 4:8, 1 Peter 5:8;  Proverbs 14:12

                                                                                           memory verse     Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye

                                                                                            will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods

                                                                                            of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

                                                                  Fri, 6 ~ Home Fellowship at Amanda's!  

                                                                                  Kicking off the Christmas Season with food, fun

                                                                                     & The Charlie Brown Christmas

                                                                Sat, 7 ~ Remember Pearl Harbor, the attack which finally forced our armed entrance into WW2...                                                                                                                                 Sun, 8 ~ the Second Sunday in Advent  Peace ~ The Promised King is coming to bring peace to

                                                                                     the dark & torn world. The second candle lit is also sometimes called the  Bethlehem Candle.  

                                                                                     Some traditions say the Bethlehem Candle also symbolizes the manger.

                                                                                           morning Pastor Chuck       

                                                                                           evening Pastor Chuck

                                                                Wed, 11 ~ Look to Creation! Overview: Flexibility vs. Resistance The Willingness to Change Plans or Ideas Without  Getting  Upset

                                                                                     Decisiveness #4 of 4 Evaluating courses of action quickly & accurately... Review former memory verses ~ James 4:8,

                                                                                    1 Peter 5:8; Proverbs 14:12  memory verse    Joshua 24:15 And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you

                                                                                    this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or

                                                                                    the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD. 

 Fri, 13 ~ CBF Family Christmas Celebration!  Carter's Courthouse Cafe, Hopewell, 6:30pm

          Bring a batch of favorite cookies to exchange, & be ready to sing songs & eat well! Merry Christmas!

Sun, 15 ~ the Third Sunday in Advent Joy!!!  The Third candle is lit to express great joy because the promise of the King is being fulfilled in the Baby

                   that is to soon arrive!

                   morning Pastor Billy Robertson

                   evening Deacon Joshua Justice

Wed, 18 ~ Look to Creation! Overview: Flexibility vs. Resistance The Willingness to Change Plans or Ideas Without Getting Upset    Lesson #1 of 4   memory verse 

                 Thurs, 19 ~ Happy 84th Birthday, Brother John Kraget!                                                                                      

                                                                    Fri, 20 ~ Home Fellowship at the Justice's.  Christmas Caroling, Claymation Christmas and hot cider!  

                                                                    Sat, 21 ~   First day of winter.... brrrrrrr!   

Sun, 22 ~ the Fourth Sunday in Advent Love ~  He is almost here!!!   God's deep & abiding love for all His creation is fully expressed in that baby who, though fully God is also fully man...Jesus the Christ, the Messiah of all the world!

                      morning Pastor Chuck

                      evening Pastor Chuck

Tues, 24 ~ Christmas Eve  The Christmas Story in Hymns service

Wed, 25 ~ Christmas Day!     Merry Christmas!  The King is born!! Enjoy this day with your family & friends, & share the Good News of eternal life through Christ with everyone!  

Sun, 29 ~ Guest speaker, Ken Samuels, returns to share the Word with us.   No evening service. 

Tues, 31 ~ 6:30pm New Year's Eve service & fellowship meal at Hopewell Shoney's after the service 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So you can be prepared for our sermons, teachings, & other events/good things, above you will find a listing/calendar which will show you the Scriptures to read &/or memorize ahead of time, the plans for home fellowships, plus other things happening in the area or that we are attending...     being prepared is a good thing!          :-)

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