Friends,

Just the word "Thanksgiving" brings back the aroma of turkey, dressing and all the trimmings being prepared for our 2B family last Wednesday evening.

Even as we gave thanks for our bounty of food, we were aware that not everyone would enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. And most facilities would not accept our leftover food since it was not cooked on their premises.

That evening our Chef Robert shared with us that he was taking food to Riley's Barber shop in central Lubbock, inviting the homeless to their first annual Thanksgiving dinner and receive a free haircut.

Well, the Lord works in mysterious ways because we had more than enough to feed our 2nd B family, and also contributed to the Thanksgiving Dinner at Riley's. There was enough to feed everyone that attended and were able to enjoy a full Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. We also provided food for Family Promise and 2 home-bound 2nd B families.

God is good and he opened a door for us last Wednesday evening! It is our hope that 2nd B will partner with Riley's Barber Shop again next year.

Graciously Submitted by Your Wednesday Dinner Servers

Worship This Week: Hanging of the Green
 December 2, 2018 is the First Sunday of Advent

Proclaimer:
Jake Maxwell

Text: Jeremiah 23:5-6, Luke 2:6-7
Sermon: "The Work of Christmas: Hope"


Sunday Worship Schedule:
Discipleship
for all ages: 9:30 a.m.
Worship Services at 8:30 & 10:45 a.m.
Listen to recent sermons on our website here!
Youth Christmas Party and Bonfire

  • Saturday, December 1
  • 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the Gallarneau's
(click here for directions)
  • Ornament or decoration exchange ($10 max) 
  • Feel free to send a sweet or salty snack to share 
  • Do a mission project for our homeless population. 
  • Conclude with a bonfire as long as the winds cooperate! 
  • It will be cold, so remind your child to bring a coat.
  • Drop off & pick up at our house. 
  • Please let me know if your child needs a ride, we will help get them to the party and back home! sheryl@secondb.org
Jake's Listening Sessions

This is a time that I would like to hear from you, a time where I plan to simply listen. There is still so much for the new guy to learn. Are there things you would like for me to know? I want to know the things you notice, things you like and hope for in our church and in the world. I welcome you to join me in our 2B conference room:  Monday December 3 from 8:30-10:00 am.
Voting Ends this Sunday after Late Worship for Vision and Leadership Team Nominees

  • The 2019 Vision and Leadership Team currently includes Bobby George, Mark McBrayer, Marsha Sharp, Scott Sharp (chair), Kerry Campbell (Deacon Chair), Jake Maxwell (Senior Pastor), and Tanya Wofford (Finance). 
  • The candidates who have agreed to serve are listed below. 
  • The last day for voting will be Sunday, December 2nd after late worship and new members will be announced Wednesday, December 5th at the Church Conference.
  • The nominees are Renee Abraham, Andy Black, Pam Blassingame, Tom Boren, Rhonda Boros, La Nelle Ethridge, Bob Howell, Morgan MacKenzie, Myrtle McDonald, Cathy Morton, Norval Pollard, Sandra Rawlings, Betty Warren, Julie Williams, Hugh Wilson and Jessica Zalman.
  • Ballots are available in the church office.
Mark your calendar to attend the Church Conference on Wednesday, Dec. 5th at
6:00 pm following
the Fellowship meal.
The 2019 Annual Budget will be presented for approval and new
VLT members will be announced.
2019 Spring Mission Trip for Students to Adults!

Information Meeting after late worship,
Sunday, Dec. 2 - Room 101
Saturday March 9th to Saturday March 16th in Baldwin, LA
Cost is $200.00
Help assemble relief supply kits for natural disaster and other crisis areas or help with other missions for underserved or vulnerable people.
Click HERE for a link to our website.
Contact Sarah & David Cameron at dcameron@suddenlink.net
All Church 2nd B
Christmas Dinner

Wednesday, December 19
Serving Line Opens at 5:00 pm
Children's Choir Program at 6:00 pm

Tickets are on sale now - $12 Adult and Children 12 & Under are Free
Click here to RSVP and pay online


It's Breakfast With Santa!

Saturday, December 8th
10:00 - 11:30 am

Come eat pancakes and sausage,
make a holiday craft to take home,
sing Christmas carols, take a selfie with
Santa and tell him your wish list!
Why I Go To The Adult Retreat.

When I first went on the retreat, I went alone only knowing a couple of people.  I'm pretty independent and just wanted a quiet retreat. Instead, I met the most lovely people and was invited to eat with others at each mealtime, which made the retreat so much more pleasurable and interesting. Besides meeting such wonderful people, I learned so much from our speaker. I have continued to attend because it has become one of my favorite weekends of the year. I look forward to a weekend away to get the new year started, to visit with people and, most of all, to be challenged by amazing speakers. We couldn't have a better location than Santa Fe for the quiet walks, beautiful weather, and the variety of stores and restaurants to wile away a few hours. I truly believe it's one of the best thing our church offers spiritually.
 
Amanda Cargile

You may register at the desk in front of the office or click here to register online.

Order your Poinsettia in memory or honor of your special loved ones.

Complete an order form and turn in to the office with your payment or order online here .

Parent Life and Second B Christmas Dinner & Party

Wednesday, December 12
5:00 - 7:00 pm

Choose a family to sponsor from the
Christmas Tree by the office!

Parent Life is a Ministry of Youth for Christ
Upcoming Dates for Your Calendar: 

Dec 01 Youth Christmas Party & Bonfire, Gallarneau's
Dec 02 First Sunday of Advent, Hanging of the Green
Dec 05 Church Conference, 6:00 pm
Dec 06 Prodigal Class Christmas Party
Dec 06 Youth Volunteer at St. Benedict's
Dec 07 Phase 2 Christmas Party
Dec 08 Breakfast with Santa
Dec 09 "The Work of Christmas" Second Voices Concert, 6:30 pm
with reception following in Grand Hall
Dec 10 Covenant Christmas Party
Dec 12 Parent Life Christmas Party
Dec 14 Kids' Night Out
Dec 14 Visions Class Christmas Party
Dec 15 Lubbock Concert Bells, 2nd B
Dec 16 Service of Hope, 6:30 pm
Dec 17 Cornerstone Class Christmas Lunch, 1:00 - Sugarbaker's
Dec 19 All Church Christmas Dinner, Children's Choir Concert
Dec 24 Christmas Eve Service, 6:00 pm
Dec 25 Christmas Day
Financial Snapshot: 

As of the week ending 11/17/18
Weekly Operating Budget Receipts = $24,818
YTD Operating Budget Receipts = $951,401
YTD Operating Budget Expenses = $881,421
 
2018 October YTD Offerings:
Budgeted $955,290
Received $895,917
Variance $ (59,373)


Thank you for your faithful generosity in 2018!
Helpful Office Contacts:
Room Set-Up or Maintenance Requests : Mike Spann mike@secondb.org
Prayer Requests/Hospital Updates and
Calendar Questions: Darcy Gray darcy@secondb.org
Financial Questions: Tanya Wofford tanya@secondb.org
Kids Hope: Vicki Polk vickinpolk@gmail.com
Our Adult Retreat is Feb. 1-3, 2019. Our speaker will be Rev. Philip Gulley, a Quaker pastor, writer, and speaker from Danville, Indiana.
Wednesday Fellowship Meal
December 5 th
 
Remember to sign up in your Sunday School Class,
email: wednesday@secondb.org or click here to rsvp and pay online.
 
 
$7 Adult: Soup & Salad, Cornbread and Dessert
Kids Eat Free with Reservation: (12 & under) 
Corn Dog, Chips & Dessert
 
Serving Line Opens at 5:00 pm
Meal Servers for December 5 th
4:15 - Judie Darnell, Terrell Hutchens, Ginger Reeves
4:45 - Bill Brannan, Pam Blassingame


this week at second b

Sunday, December 2 First Sunday of Advent
Hanging of the Green
 8:30 am
Early Worship Service
9:30 am  
Discipleship Study
10:45 am  
Late Worship Service  
12:00 pm
Spring Mission Trip Information Meeting, Room 101
3:00 pm
Women's Full Choir Rehearsal
Communication Implementation, Conference Center
4:00 pm
Bells Gloria Rehearsal
5:00 pm
Christmas Choir Bonus Rehearsal
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
2B Alive, Youth Room
6:00 pm
Second Chance Al-Anon, Room 126
 
Monday, December 3
10:00 am
Labyrinth Walk, Grand Hall
1:30 pm
Staff Meeting, Conference Center
Tuesday, December 4
6:30 am
Tuesday Morning Prayer Breakfast, Red Zone
7:00 pm
Divorce & Relationship Recovery Group , Youth Room
 

Wednesday, December 5
5:00 pm
Fellowship Meal, Grand Hall
5:45 pm
Youth Hangout, Youth Room
6:00 pm
Church Conference, Grand Hall
Children's Choirs
Orchestra Rehearsal
7:00 pm
Second Voices Rehearsal
Active Shooter Training, Conference Center

Thursday, December 6
6:45 am
Jesus & Grits, Red Zone, 3602 Slide Rd. #1
10:30 am
Thursday Morning Bible Study, Conference Center
4:30 - 6:00 pm
St. Benedict's
6:30 pm
Prodigal Class Christmas Party
7:00 pm
Thursday Evening Meditation Group,

Friday, December 7
7:00 pm
Phase 2 Class Christmas Party

Saturday, December 8
10:00 - 11:30 am
Breakfast with Santa, Grand Hall
Beloved Community:
Be LOVED. Be LIGHT. Be ONE.