Advent Conspiracy series begins Sunday
This weekend, we'll continue our study in 2 Corinthians and take a look at a church that chose to demonstrate "the sincerity of their love" by investing in a distressed neighborhood that was not their own. It's one thing to invest in our own family and friends, but quite another to share with people we don't even know...not yet, anyway. We'll talk about this on Sunday, and I'll share the specific implications it has for our congregation in a message called, "Love All."
Birthed as a local church movement in 2006, Advent Conspiracy has helped shift how churches are celebrating Christmas around the world. This four-week series encourages us to love all, spend less, give more, and worship fully. We'll see how the Apostle Paul's words to the Corinthian church two thousand years ago affect the way we should engage Christmas and the consumerism that often accompanies it in our culture today. (To find out more about Advent Conspiracy, visit www.adventconspiracy.org)
I pray that each of you will have a wonderful time this Thanksgiving with friends and family...and with God. Take time to get alone with Him at some point this weekend and share your heart of gratitude for all that He has done, and will do in your life! We have so much to be thankful for and there's something profoundly important about verbalizing our thanks to God. "Bless the Lord Oh my soul and forget not all His benefits" (Psalm 103).
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Christmas Crafts at University Place
Tuesdays & Wednesdays, December 3, 4 & 10, 11. This year at University Place, instead of having just one Christmas party, we're going to help host multiple party days for our students! We need folks who can work with the children on some really fun Christmas crafts anytime between 9:30am to 2:15am on these days.To sign up, contact Melanie: