e-newsletter  //  November 17,  2016
Thankful4 This Sunday
Personally I have much to be THANKFUL4. As your pastor, these top my THANKFUL4 list:

1) I'm THANKFUL4 a church family who remains faithful. Some people are fickle in their love and commitment, but then there are the faithful ones. Thank you!

2) I'm THANKFUL4 the 70 who have made decisions for Christ this year. Sunday we will include many smiling photos and recognize new members in our services and pasta lunch.

3) I'm THANKFUL4 financial recovery. We have 68 families giving $47,900 to help us toward our 4th Quarter Challenge ($90,000 essential goal with 7 weeks in the year).

4) I'm THANKFUL4 our staff team, elders and deacons who are servant leaders. An insert in Sunday's bulletin lists 4 elders and 12 deacons who desire to serve.

This Sunday, the message will be THANKFUL4 His Salvation. [see Psalm 51].

Steve Wingfield, pastor

Family Lunch & Celebrating New Members
Sunday, November 20, 12:15 pm in Stage One, after service

Join us for a time of fellowship, celebrating new members and sharing of important church updates. We will enjoy pasta (mostaccioli, spaghetti, pasta con broccoli, lasagna), salad and bread sticks for our meal. Please sign up if you are able to bring a dish to share with your church family.

If you have been baptized or placed membership in 2016, you are invited to this luncheon as our special guest. We will have a video slide of all new members and certificates for pick-up. 

Elder/Deacon Election
Sunday, December 11, end of each service
Ballots will be given to vote for church leaders. To be eligible to vote, you need to be an active member of the congregation, 16 years of age or older and have worshiped with this congregation on a regular basis for a minimum of 6 months.

Elevate Family Worship Experience
Sunday, November 20, 5:30-7 pm, Student Center

Come join us for an awesome night of family worship, fun activities and a meaningful message about being 'Thankful'. We are still collecting Peanut butter & Jelly for the Noel Project and the grade that collects the most will win a movie night in December.  We will award 500 points towards your PB&J totals for each school friend you bring to Sunday worship or  Elevate !   

Special Night of Worship
Wednesday, November 30 at 7 pm in the Worship Center

We will have a special night of Worship and Christmas music that will benefit the Noel Project. Kyle and Joe will be joined by talented vocalists, Mike Redenbeaux and Keisha Whittier. This will NOT  be a ticketed event, but there will be a love offering that will go 100% to the Noel Project.  Both JAM choirs will also perform special songs that evening. We hope to pour into these families financially, but more importantly, spiritually. We will have a special prayer time in which we will pray for the families that will be blessed by The Noel Project. We hope that you are able to attend and bring some friends and family with you! Questions? Call 314 837-2269.