As Christmas approaches, we are all preparing our hearts to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. God sent Jesus into the world to be the perfect sacrifice for our sins, to bring us peace with God, and to give eternal life to all who put their faith in him.
As this Christmas approaches, I am preparing to take this message of good news halfway around the world, to Southeast Asia. From December 27 - January 8, I will be on a mission trip with three other men from the Triad area. We will be teaching new believers, training local pastors, and sharing the gospel in homes. The country we will be in is nearly 90% Buddhist, and we will have the opportunity to share Christ with many people who have never heard the gospel.
Here is a brief summary of what we will be doing so that you will know how to pray for us.
- 2 day seminar for a group of 50-60 new believers to grow in their faith and understanding of God’s Word
- 3 day training for 30-40 pastors from around Myanmar to equip them and support them in their ministry
- In-home evangelism with families who have expressed a desire to hear about Jesus
I would like to thank you all for giving me the opportunity to do this work. The cost of the trip has been covered, in part due to the generosity of members of our church, so we are not in need of any more funds. I would like to ask you to support us with your prayers for us and for all the people we will come into contact with during our trip.
Nursery Workers December 23, 2918
Mission Offering December 2018
Samaritan Purse Distribution Center Wednesday, December 12, 2018 There is still room to sign up for this trip. If you’d like to go please sign up by Sunday, December 9th or see Kim Lynn. Thanks!
A Calvary Christmas Sunday, December 23rd
Communion and Candlelight Service
Choir and Handbell Music
Churchwide Christmas Caroling
Wednesday, December 19th
5:30pm - Hot Dogs
6:00pm - Caroling
Bloodmobile at Calvary A couple of seniors from Rockingham County High School will hold a bloodmobile here at Calvary for their senior project. It will be Thursday, December 20th 4:00 p.m.—8:00 p.m. Please plan to come and donate blood if you can. Thanks!
Baptist Men's Prayer Breakfast Saturday, December 18th
The Mission Committee will be distributing cookies to the local fire /police/ems and request that you bake your favorite cookies or buy our favorite cookies and bring them to the church Saturday Morning, December 22 at 9:30 a.m. Please plan to help deliver the cookies to the area agencies. Your help with this mission will be greatly appreciated. Thank you!
Regular Offering - $1865.00
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering - $915.00
Stew Money $42.00
In honor of John and Shirley Carter's 50th Wedding Anniversary to the Building Fund $50.00
TOTAL OFFERING - $3,122.00
This Week at Calvary
Tuesday, December 18th 9:30am - Crafting Hands of Love
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Fellowship Hall Reserved Wednesday, December 19th 5:30 p.m. - Hotdogs
6:00 p.m. - Christmas Caroling Thursday, December 20th 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Bloodmobile Saturday, December 22nd
9:30a.m. -Cookie Mission Sunday, December 23 9:30am - Library Time
10:00am - Sunday School
11:00am - Christmas at Calvary
NO AWANAS - Christmas Break No Evening Worship
Remember in Prayer
Faye Dean Watson
Jerry and Kim Little
December Birthdays2 - Jase Paschal
4 - Dennis Paschal
7 - Harry Craddock
9 - Harold Vaden
15 - Jana Stewart
15 - Shelia Tilley
15 - Jennifer Priddy
17 - Josh Cayton
17 - Faye Dean Watson
21 - Ava Leigh Brewer
25 - Betty O’Bryant
26 - Loula Slaydon
27 - Calvin Matthews
28 - Ashley Brewer
28 - Janet Rakestraw
28 - Kevin Boswell
29 - Cameron Curry
30 - Erica Chaney
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