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December 12, 2021
Sermon Series: Philippians: Joy in Troubled Times
Message: The Secret of Contentment
Text: Philippians 4:10-23
Teaching Pastor: Sam Shaw
Interactive sermon notes are available on our mobile app.
CHRISTMAS JINGLE AND MINGLE | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18 | 6:00-8:00 PM
Join our FBC family for a fun Christmas gathering! We will have firepits to roast marshmallows, sing Christmas carols around the firepits, cookie decorating, ornament making, Ugly Sweater Contest, and a Gingerbread House Contest. Please bring Gingerbread Houses made and ready to be judged.
CHRISTMAS BRUNCH | SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19 | 9:00 – 10:00 AM
Join us Sunday morning from 9-10 AM for Christmas brunch! We will be cancelling Life Groups and having a time of fellowship together in the gym. Please bring your favorite brunch item to share. If you are planning on attending, please RSVP here. We hope to see you there!
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 24 | 6 PM
Christmas Eve Service will be held at 6 pm on Friday, December 24th. This candlelight service will be a short, meaningful time of carols and Scripture readings, with a short devotional reflection from Pastor Sam. No childcare will be available. Invite friends and family to join us for this special time.
STAFF CHRISTMAS GIFT | A NOTE FROM ELDER CHAIRMAN WAYNE ALLRED | NOW – DECEMBER 26
As the holidays approach, we, as a church body can recognize and thank our staff who work hard to help lead our church. On behalf of the Deacons and Elders, I ask you to consider giving towards a Staff Christmas gift. If you want to participate in this gift, please use one of the following options:
- Open the mobile App or visit longviewfbc.com Select Give. Select the “One Time Giving” option, and then on the drop-down menu select, Designated – Staff Christmas Gift.
- Write “Staff Gift” in your check’s memo line and place it in the offering basket or box mounted near the entryway to the nursery.
- Put cash in an envelope, write “Staff Gift” on the envelope, and place it in the offering basket or box mounted near the entryway to the nursery in the Worship Center.
NEW YEAR’S EVE GAME NIGHT | FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31 | 6-9 PM
The Lifebuilders Small Group is hosting a New Year’s Eve game night from 6-9 pm on December 31 in the gym. Everyone is welcome! Please bring snacks to share and a game you’d enjoy playing.
NO LIFE GROUPS
We will be cancelling all 9 AM classes on Sundays December 19, 26, and January 2.
A NOTE ABOUT GIVING
If you would like to make an additional end-of-year gift to FBC, please make sure you do so by December 31st. If you are mailing a contribution, please make sure it is postmarked by December 31st. If you would like more information on end-of-year giving, please click here. Thank you.
HOLIDAY OFFICE HOURS
The church office will be closed the following dates in observance of the Christmas and New Years: December 22-26, December 29-January 2.
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FINANCIAL UPDATE THROUGH 12/5/2021
Giving Expected $ 1,085,402
Giving Received $ 932, 391
Expenses ($ 983, 618)
Savings Used ($ 51, 227)