The church offices will be closed from noon on Wednesday, November 24th through Friday, November 26th for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Special Announcement
We are so excited to announce that Chrissy Hager is going to be joining the Youth Staff as a 2 Year Intern beginning November 29th! Chrissy has worked with the youth ministry as a Summer intern in the past and we cannot wait for her to come on in this role. Chrissy is so excited to continue the relationships that she has already built as a Summer intern and Journey Group leader and meet the kids she doesn't know as well! Please join us in welcoming her, getting to know her, and praying for her as she transitions onto the youth staff!
Advent at Mitchell Road
Advent 2021 Schedule

This Sunday, November 28 is the first Sunday of Advent. On this day, we prepare for the coming of Jesus Christ. See below for the full Advent schedule.

Carol Sing with the Cherub Choir
Sunday, December 5 at 6:30 pm (Sanctuary)
The Advent season begins with our youngest choir presenting a short but engaging retelling of the Christmas story. Registration for nursery ages crib-K3 is available using the link below.

Christmas Celebration with Choir and Orchestra
Sunday, Dec. 12 at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm (Sanctuary)
The Mitchell Road Choir and Orchestra present this year’s Christmas Celebration, “Light Beyond Shadow” with beloved carols, old and new, including those by our Artist-in-Residence Dan Forrest. Registration for nursery ages crib-K5 is available using the link below.

Cookies and Carols
Sunday, Dec. 19 at 6:30 (Fellowship Hall)
Join the Mitchell Road family to connect over a cookie baking contest and a time of carol singing. No nursery needed; all ages are welcome!

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service
Friday, Dec. 24 at 4:30 pm (Sanctuary), 5:00 pm (Fellowship Hall), and 6:30 pm (Sanctuary)
Join us for carols and candlelight on Christmas eve, in either of our worship venues. The Sanctuary offers a Lessons and Carols service at 4:30 pm and 6:30 pm, and the Fellowship Hall offers a contemporary service at 5:00 pm. Nursery is provided for the first two services only (4:30 and 5:00 pm). Registration for nursery ages crib-K1 is available using the link below. Children in K2 & K3 are encouraged to sit with their families.

Christmas Worship 
Sunday, Dec. 26 at 9:00 am (Sanctuary) and 11:00 am (Fellowship Hall)
Come and praise the newborn King! Sunday services are offered at our regular times with Kids Church at both hours. There will be no Sunday School at 10:10 am.

Pick up an Advent Devotional “Advent Alphabet” in the Commons Area this Sunday. With original readings and prayers written by Bryant Burroughs, we hope that this will be a tool to encourage you to intentionally worship this Advent season. Printed copies are limited, but a digital version is available at mitchellroad.org/advent
Family Advent Boxes

Family Advent boxes will be available to pick up this Sunday, November 28, in the Commons Area or at the MR Kids check-in desk. In the box, you’ll find tons of activities for the family to enjoy this Advent season. Items include a countdown calendar wreath, a prayer dice, a fun Memory game, an ornament to decorate, a craft, and more!
Journey Through Scripture
Journey Through Scripture in 2022

We are excited to start our Journey Through Scripture as a church beginning in January. Listen as Kenneth shares about his journey through scripture with his wife and how it encouraged him to apply God's word into his life.

If you haven't already, make sure to pick up your Journey Through Scripture Booklet this Sunday at the Welcome Desk! The booklet and other resources are also available on our website at mitchellroad.org/jts.
Women's Ministry - Bible Recap Study

Please join us this Winter and Spring as we Journey Through Scripture at our Women’s Bible studies. As we commit to reading through the Bible in 2022 we want to provide opportunities for you to be encouraged and process what you are reading. You will be given a daily study guide that has 4-5 thoughtful questions for you to work through. As we gather each week there will be a large group teaching time as well as time for you to discuss what you are learning in a smaller group.

When: Begins February 2 - April 27
Wednesday mornings, 9:30-11 am or Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:45 pm
Cost: $15
Registration Deadline: December 17

Register using the links below!
Upcoming Events
Mitchell Road Elementary School
Christmas Shoeboxes

Please return all shoeboxes with the tag by December 5 so that we can deliver them to their recipients! For questions, email Jan Rardin at janrardin@gmail.com.

For anyone who did not get a tag, please consider giving gloves, socks, and hats as these items are needed in addition to the shoeboxes.
Greenville Fellows - Accepting Applications

The Greenville Fellows Program is now accepting applications for 2022-2023! The deadline for the Early Decision Application is November 30th and scholarships are available. If you know a 20-something looking to grow deeper in their faith, build community, and gain internship experience, please pass this along! Check out greenvillefellows.org for more information.
A Call for New Stephen Ministers!
Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ. (Galatians 6:2)


Stephen Ministry is a one-on-one caring ministry in which highly-trained congregation members offer Christ-centered care to others experiencing life difficulties. If you are interested in being trained to care for those dealing with challenges in life and would like to know more about training, please contact Curtis DuBose at cdubose@mitchellroad.org. Applications are being accepted now until December 1st. Training will begin on January 8, 2022.
ReEngage Marriage Ministry

 Mitchell Road will offer ReEngage marriage ministry beginning Sunday, January 9 from 9:45- 10:45 am. ReEngage is a 16-week small group experience that covers important marriage topics like communication, conflict, showing grace, and emotional and sexual intimacy. If you are interested in finding out more about this marriage ministry and for registration details follow the link below.
Engaging the World
Global Spotlight
Gideon International - Birthday for Jesus 


The Gideon International’s are celebrating Birthday for Jesus! Birthday for Jesus gives you a simple way to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and provide for the sending of God’s Word across the globe. Last season, the Birthday for Jesus donations supplied 73,573 Bibles around the world.
 
We will have a Birthday for Jesus display in the commons area for those that want to give and experience the joy of celebrating the true gift of Christmas—the hope and eternal glory we have through the birth of Christ. You can also give now at BirthdayforJesus.org or text “GIVE” to 844-997-1840. To learn more about Birthday for Jesus, watch the video linked below.
Local Spotlight
Thanksgiving Week Serving Opportunities 
 
Happy Thanksgiving from the Engage the World team!
 
If you are looking for ways to volunteer this Thanksgiving week, consider serving at one of the soup kitchens or community food pantries in Greenville. Here is a list of a few options to consider:
 
Harvest Hope: Volunteer | Harvest Hope
Project Host: Project Host