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Faith Family,


For almost 30 years, my sister and her family have lived and served as missionaries with the International Mission Board (IMB) in Central Asia. When they first arrived in the former Soviet Union, there were only a handful of known believers where they lived. Today that number is slowly growing, but they are still surrounded by millions who have never heard the Gospel. 

 

My sister and her family are just a small part of a network of over 3,600 IMB missionaries who have been sent out by Southern Baptist churches. In 2019, IMB missionaries were involved in starting over 12,000 new churches, baptizing over 47,000 believers, and sharing the Gospel with over 500,000 people! Our church has been blessed to partner with many of these missionaries in our work overseas. We have served alongside them and eaten in their homes.  


One of the ways that we can continue to participate with them in God’s Global mission is through contributions to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. This annual missions offering is unique because 100% of the gifts given are used to support missionaries who are actively sharing Christ, discipling believers, starting churches, training leaders, and meeting needs around the world! 


If you would like to participate in the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO), please feel free to designate the gift by writing LMCO in the memo or in your online giving. You can also find out more about the offering by going to: www.imb.org/lmco 


As you prayerfully consider your end of the year giving, could I encourage you to consider a couple other items?  


First, we are still a little behind in our annual budget giving for the year. As of Dec 6, we were about $35,000 behind our budget goal. We would love to finish the year strong and you can certainly help us with that goal. 


Second, if you are giving online, would you consider set-up your giving by using your checking account rather than a credit/debit card? You can give using your debit/credit card, but the church has to pay a transaction fee of about 2.3% on gifts made with cards. The change is easy to make and is beneficial to the church. For more information, please go to our giving page: www.firsthewitt.org/giving.


Finally, don’t forget that end of the year gifts must be postmarked by December 31. 


Can’t wait to worship together on Sunday! 



Chris Sammons

Senior Pastor


PS - Don’t forget about the Quarterly Review and budget vote this Sunday @ 4 PM.

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STAFF INFO

Brandon Martin

Creative Community Coordinator


Chris Sammons

Senior Pastor


Gayle Terry

Admin Assistant


Rob Hartland

Youth & Discipleship Pastor


Sam Johnson

Worship Pastor


Susan Malone

Children's Minister

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Quarterly Review

 Member's Meeting


This Sunday, Dec 13th, we will meet together at 4:00 PM in the HUB for our final Quarterly Review of 2020. The primary item of business will be to vote on our 2021 Proposed Budget.


If you are unable to join us in person, you can connect by using this Zoom link:

Meeting Link

Meeting ID: 893 7810 0273

Password: 123456

Hewitt Elementary will be sponsoring a drive in Christmas event on December 17 from 6-7:30pm.

Each child will receive a backpack of goodies as they drive by the school. The principal has asked us to provide 500 cookies in individual sandwich baggies so that each participant can receive a cookie.


Homemade cookies, Little Debbie cakes, or HEB/Walmart Christmas cookies would be great. The homemade cookies do not have to be Christmas cookies. Just some from your favorite recipes.


Each volunteer can provide 2-3 dozen cookies. Please sign up by calling the church office at 666-2741 or emailing me at linda.erlanson@gmail.com. Cookies need to be delivered to the HUB by noon on Wednesday, December 16th.

Find more information on the Advent page of our website. To receive the daily Advent email sign up by clicking the button below.

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Weekly Calendar Preview

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MONDAY

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TUESDAY

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WEDNESDAY

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THURSDAY

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FRIDAY

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SATURDAY

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Christmas Concert


We will be hosting a Christmas concert for the Hewitt community on December 20th in the Worship Center. No tickets are required to attend. Invite your family, friends, and neighbors as we enjoy Christmas music played by local musicians.


Be sure to tell people this event is FREE!!!

Modified Holiday Schedule


Midweek Prayer Meeting

Our final Wednesday night Prayer Meeting of the year is on Wed, Dec 9th. We will break for the holidays and return on Jan 13.

Wednesday, December 16

Youth Bonfire @ 6 PM at Rob's House

December 20

Christmas Concert @ 6 PM (No Youth or Children's Activities)

December 23-25

Office Closed

December 24

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service @ 6 PM

Sunday, December 27

Worship Only - No Sunday School

December 31-January 1

Office Closed

Sunday, January 3

Worship Only - No Sunday school

Impact 2020


Youth students and parents, IMPACT 2020 is right around the corner, January 15-17. Early Sign-ups are due December 9th and the last day to register is January 13th. This is for all junior high and high school students. Cost is $40 per student. Sign up by contacting Rob Hartland.

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