December 22, 2017
Living Nativity
My heart was so full Sunday night! Our Annual Living Nativity moved inside for the first time ever and it was
wonderful! Our children, youth and adult actors and singers did such a marvelous job of presenting a live version of the events of Jesus’ birth. It was such a joy to experience.
 
I need to thank so many who did the behind the scenes work, those who put in hours of preparation and clean up to make such an event seamless. First, I want to thank Shannon Harper, Maddie Harper, Greg Harper, Mindy Estep, Drew Romanowski, Matt Webster and Barry Sykes for their set up and staging. They put in many hours of preparation and clean up. Gene Brunson, Yvonne Segrest and the Hospitality Committee provided us hot chocolate, warm doughnuts and an inviting ambience. Terran Greer, Avery Greer, Stacy Knight, Jennifer Sykes, Bethany Jackson, Natalie Harrelson, Ron Smith, and Shannon Burns corralled and directed our angels and shepherds.
 
So many stayed afterward to help clean up I can’t name them all! Stacy & Devain Knight, Ray & Mindy Estep, Terry & Janith Ezell, and Reagan Denson were some of the ones I can recall. I’m sure there were others I can’t!
 
I am so grateful for the servants who worked many hours to make this annual tradition a success!
 
Merry Christmas,  Pastor Jeff
Keep up with everything going on at RBC:

Sunday December 24, 2017
9:00am — Quiet Time & Prayer
9:30am — Sunday School
10:30am — Worship
6:00pm — Christmas Eve Service
Church Office Hours
 The church office will be closed Monday, 12/25 and Monday, 1/1/18. 
Year-End Giving
  • The church office will accept tithes and offerings in person until Friday December 29 at 1:30pm.
  • All tithes and offerings given on or before Sunday December 31 will be credited to 2017.
  • Any gifts postmarked on or before December 31 will be credited to 2017.
  • Any electronic transactions initiated on or before December 31 will be credited to 2017.
Christmas Offering
  • RBC is now collecting donations for the Christmas Offering for Global Missions. Our church-wide offering goal is $5,000.
  • Offering envelopes are provided in the pew rack. You may also give online by designating your gift to "Global Missions Offering”. www.riverchasebaptist.org/giving
  • As of this week here is our collection so far:  Lottie Moon - $982.50; CBF Global - $782.50
International Missions Opportunities for 2018
(Missions scholarship monies will be available for both trips.)
Guatemala : July 21-28, 2018
Cost: Approximately $1700
Focus: Evangelism, Outreach, and Special Ministry Projects. For more info contact Nicky Hobbs or Chase McLain .
Ukraine : Late April or Early May (dates being set)
Cost: Approximately $1700
Focus: Outreach, Cultural Engagement. For more info contact Jean Roberson or Chase McLain .
Prayer Time: Tuesdays in Prayer Room 10am. 
This week’s focus: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICAN PEOPLES . Kigoma Baptist Hospital in Tanzania provides compassionate, Christ-centered care to the local population, who are predominately Muslim. Pray that Christian workers will be the hands of Jesus and also His voice, boldly sharing the gospel. Pray that eyes will be opened to truth.