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December 16, 2022 | Volume 8, Issue #49


DEC    17                Christmas Fellowship For Seniors (55+) At the Hunters - 4:00pm
DEC    18                All Church Christmas Party - 9:00am
DEC    18                Sermon Text: Ephesians 3:14-21 
DEC    21                Youth Christmas Party at the Yees - 6:30pm
DEC    23                Christmas Caroling - 5:00pm
DEC    24                Christmas Eve Service - 4:00pm  
DEC    25                Christmas Day Service - 10:15am
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Christmas Celebration Brunch!
Dear Church Family,

This Sunday, During the 9 AM Sunday School (Equipping Hour), we will have a Christmas Party.  As there will be activities we will be participating in besides eating and fellowshipping; we are asking that people try to arrive 10 minutes before 9 to allow time to set up the food. Here are the basic details:

Come for a Christmas Celebration Brunch for all ages!
Sunday December 18 9:00am
Food, Fellowship, Sharing, Praying
Bring a breakfast, sweet, or fruit food to share 😊
Christmas Week Activities
Dear Church Family,

We wanted to let you know about a few of the events happening over Christmas weekend, December 23-25. As we celebrate Jesus' birth, join us for what you are able to.
  1. Christmas Caroling Friday, December 23 at 5PM
  2. Christmas Eve Service Saturday, December 24 at 4PM
  3. Christmas Service Sunday, December 25 at 10:15AM For singing carols and Scripture reading
Christmas Caroling
Dear church family, 

Join us as we go Christmas caroling on December 23rd at 5pm! Please bring a light necklace and a light to read music if you don't already know the carols. We are planning to meet on Turrentine Drive to carol around the Turrentine neighborhood and then we'll proceed to the Krieger's neighborhood. Music will be provided for all who come. After caroling in the Krieger's neighborhood we'll be reconvening at their place for wassail! Hope you can join us! 
If you have any questions, please contact Chris Yee by email

Online Program
Dear church family, 

We will be moving toward having the program/bulletin online. We understand that change may be hard for some. As Pastor Jeremiah says, "Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape"! The transition will take place over the next few weeks. We will have both printed programs and online programs through the end of the year. Once we make the switch, we will have a few one-page programs available for those who really want/need one. We will have printed outlines of the sermon available as well. There will be QR codes around the lobby and auditorium for people to scan to get to the program. Soon there will be QR codes on the back of chairs. You will also be able to connect to online giving, a printable version of the program, The sermon outline, the free and clear, and the church's website. All directly from the online program 

There are several reasons for making this change:
In an effort to reach young families and people from the university, people in this age group are very used to having things electronically. Most people throw their programs away because they don't need them once the service is done. It will reduce waste and cut the cost of paper. Having the program online will allow people to have what they need when they need it. Moving in this direction helps us increase administrative efficiency. 

During the transition time, the greeters will point people to the online version that they can access through the QR code. You can also type in the address that will get you directly to the program !

If you have any questions please contact Pastor Mike!
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Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001

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