WE’RE GLAD YOU’RE HERE!
December 19, 2021
Message: A Christmas Sermon
Teaching Pastor: Sam Shaw
Interactive sermon notes are available on our mobile app.
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 in the Worship Center Foyer.
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.
UPDATE TO THE FACILITIES USAGE PROCESS
We want to update you on the new way to reserve any of the facilities at FBC for events. You can go through MyFellowship/CCB (Church Community Builder) https://longviewfbc.ccbchurch.com/goto/login and look for the Event Request form. Fill this out if you would like to have a small group function, baby shower, wedding shower, etc. If you have any questions email Amanda at email@example.com or call the office at (903)663-9591.
NURSERY WORKERS NEEDED
The Kids’ Ministry has open positions in Nursery, Preschool, and Elementary classes. We need those that will rock babies, play with toddlers, be a buddy to kids that need extra attention, assist in classes, teach the 4 year olds class, and more! If you have any interest, please contact Kim Auran at firstname.lastname@example.org.
HANNAH HOUSE CHERISH CELEBRATION | FEBRUARY 12 | 6 PM | INFINITY BALLROOM
Tickets for the 4th annual Cherish Celebration are on sale now. Join us at the Holiday Inn Longview (Infinity Ballroom) at 6PM for an evening filled with testimonies, a silent and live auction, dinner, live music from Texas Diamond Trio, and celebration of LIFE on Saturday, February 12th, 2022. Jera Dalton will be selling tickets ($40) in the foyer at the Community Life Desk. You can also visit hannahhouse.life for more information.
BAILEY CHRISTMAS UPDATE | FROM KIM AURAN
On Friday, December 10th, a team from FBC delivered Christmas gifts to the staff and students at Bailey Elementary School. The students came into the cafeteria in groups and we were able to share with them that people from FBC donated money to buy the gifts that we were handing to them and that the people of FBC love them and are praying for them. Over and over we heard, “Thank you and Merry Christmas.” With the money that was donated we were able to deliver 271 Christmas bags for the students, 60 goodie bags for the staff, 30 blankets, and 20 pairs of gloves. I wish that all of you could have seen the excitement on the faces of the kids and the look of gratitude on the faces of some of the staff, especially those that clean the building and work in the cafeteria. One student drew a picture for us while he was waiting to come get his gift. Later while we were packing up to leave Ms Black told us that the boy who drew the picture is in a really hard place and that they have a lot of students that are in really hard places. Please keep praying for this school. We hope to help the school during the STAAR test and simulation by providing some snacks. They will also let us know if there are any other needs. We spent almost all of the money that was donated so we will let you know if any other needs come up. Thank you so much for giving to brighten the lives of those at Bailey Elementary School!
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FINANCIAL UPDATE THROUGH 12/12/2021
Giving Expected $ 1, 124, 805
Giving Received $ 954, 777
Expenses ($ 1, 010, 860)
Savings Used ($ 56, 083)