As late season fires continue to burn in both Southern and Northern California, California Southern Baptist Convention Disaster Relief teams are activated and partnering with churches and associations to be the "hands and feet of Jesus" during this crisis, said Mike Bivins, CSBC DR coordinator.
Financial donations will be needed to help in the aftermath of this disaster. "At this point, both fires are active disasters and we don't know exactly what response will be required. However, we do know that financial donations will enable California Southern Baptists to respond in a variety of ways."
Financial donations can be made online. Checks, made payable to CSBC and designated for Disaster Relief, can be mailed to CSBC, 678 E. Shaw Ave., Fresno 93710.
Several have decided to go to Kentucky to see these two great attractions.You can look these over by visiting the Creationmuseum.org. If you have an interest in being a part of this excursion we will meet after church on Sunday January 6th to discuss our plans. The total cost for this trip for two would be around $1300 plus car rental and food. Let's meet together and make this happen. If you have any ideas that can shave some cost for this trip please bring those ideas along.
As this year comes to a close with "The Most Wonderful Time of the Year", please keep your eyes open to those around, especially in our church family, who have had a rough time this year. It can be difficult when people have lost loved ones, illness, or some other family trauma. Invite someone over for a meal. Be an instrument of hope to them. The Christmas Season is always a good time to invite someone to church. Our Living Nativity, Children's Musical: "Journey to the Center of Christmas" on Dec 16th in the AM service, and our Christmas Eve Service at 6pm are special times that your friends may choose to come to and hear about the Greatest Gift of God. Take this opportunity and invite someone to meet Jesus.
I want to thank Sherry Dolen and her crew for decorating our worship space for Christmas. I want to thank Julia Berryman and her crew for keeping the bushes trimmed and grounds looking better. I want to thank Aaron Sutherland, Jeff Weaver and crews for changing lights, tearing down sheds, and general maintenance. It seems there is always more to do. Thank you all for your expertise in these areas of our church. I want to always have a thankful heart for all the help we have on Wednesday with dinner, teachers teaching classes, TeamKid, and all our Sunday Workers and teachers, ushers, greeters, Choirs, media, that make our church a lighthouse on this corner for Christ. Please know that you are the best of the best. Thank you so much for your service.
Church Family, I hope you remember to take a moment and thank those who present a service, so you can enjoy an encounter with our Risen Lord. If they didn't serve, there would be no church on this corner.
I am looking forward to celebrating Advent and looking forward to the 2nd coming of Christ! I have been watching the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering videos and have been encouraged by what the LORD is doing through His people all over the world to bring the lost to salvation in Jesus. If you would like to check them out go to www.imb.org/lottie-moon-christmas-offering-resources . We will be watching a few of these during our Sunday services. If you would like to give to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering there will be envelopes in the chairs or you can write Lottie Moon on a regular offering envelope. 100% of these offerings go to overseas mission work.
(Just a reminder there are Bible Study attendance requirements for World Changers, Youth & Children's Camp)
These shelters need all these items in White: bath towels, wash cloths, bed pillows, diapers (large), napkins, paper towels, paper plates, hand soap, toilet paper, trash bags, socks for women & children.
Please leave your gifts in the sled in the Worship Center.
Gift delivery will be Friday, December 21st
Thanks for your help!