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Life @ Blackshear Place

Devotional Book Makes Great Christmas Gift

DEEPER. BOLDER. LOUDER. FURTHER.

Pastor Jeff is excited to introduce the new “One Year Devotional Prayer Book II: Living the Life” and to offer it as a great Christmas gift for you to give. Pastor Jeff was asked to contribute to this book, along with Dr. James Merritt, Jonathan Falwell, Allan Taylor and many others. Each day’s devotion centers around a Scripture reading and includes morning and evening prayers. You can purchase a book for $13 in the Blackshear Place main lobby. Pastor Jeff will be

signing books in the main lobby, after each worship service today.

Coming January 9, 2011 8:08, 9:30 & 11:00 am

CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE AT 770.534.7058 OR VISIT WWW.BPBC.COM FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES AT BPBC.

LifeSouth Blood Drive Today from 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Look for the Bloodmobile in the parking lot behind Building B. Please help by giving this precious gift. Women In Truth Bible Fellowship Class 9:30 am in the Prayer Room This class welcomes with open arms any lady who desires to overcome life's obstacles and circumstances by discovering strength through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Whether you are new to church, seeking new caring friends, or want to be with an active, loving supportive group of women who truly care about those in need, this class is for you!

Join us for this memorable time of worship with family and friends on Christmas Eve. We also want to invite anyone who is a candidate for baptism to participate in either service. To sign up for baptism, please call the church office at 770-534-7058, ext. 260 or stop by Pastor’s Guest Reception any Sunday morning.

Disaster Relief Training Phase one training for Georgia Baptist Disaster Relief is Jan. 15, Feb. 5 and March 12. For more information or to register, go to: gabaptist.org > Ministries > Disaster Relief.

Given To Date

$90,148

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. — John 3:16

Year-End Giving Members of the Blackshear Place family always express interest in year-end giving. The following will assist you as you prayerfully consider what God would have you give as we approach the end of 2010. » The church office will be open to receive your gifts through 5:00 pm on Thursday, Dec. 30, 2010. Your gifts must be dated 2010 to be credited to your 2010 contributions. » In compliance with IRS regulations, gifts received by mail must be both dated and postmarked in 2010 to be credited to your 2010 contributions. (Gifts dated in 2010 but postmarked in 2011, must be credited in 2011.) » Please be sure you indicate how you wish for your gift to be credited (i.e. Budget, RGN, 316 Offering). In addition, this is also an excellent time to make gifts of appreciated stock to Blackshear Place, receive a charitable donation, and avoid capital gains tax. To ensure the deductibility of your church contributions, please do not file your 2010 income tax until you have written acknowledgement of your contributions from the church. Some of your contributions may not be tax deductible if you file your tax return before receiving this acknowledgement. Please contact Bro. Christopher Martin or Colette Millett in the church office if you have any questions.

Use this extended church Christmas schedule to help your family plan for the holidays. > Today, Sunday, December 19 Normal AM schedule, No PM service > Wednesday, December 22 No evening activities > Friday, December 24 Church offices closed Christmas Eve Services 1:00 & 3:00 pm > Sunday, December 26 9:30 & 11:00 AM services only, No 8:08, No Bible Fellowship, No PM service > Monday, December 27 Church offices closed > Wednesday, December 29 No evening activities > Sunday, January 2 Normal AM schedule, No PM service > Monday, January 3 Church offices closed

This morning’s message will be available on CD at the Media Center following the service. You can also purchase or order any of Pastor Jeff’s sermon series. CDs and DVDs of all services at Blackshear Place are also available. The Media Center is located in the third level lobby.


Sunday, December 19, 2010 Sunday, December 19 7:00am - 1:00pm 8:30am - 1:30pm 8:00, 9:30, & 11:00am 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00am 11:00am

The Bridge Coffee House Open Blood Drive Bible Fellowship Classes Celebration Worship, Worship Center Hispanic Worship, Building D Basement No Evening Worship or Activities

Monday, December 20 10:00am Weight Watchers Meeting, Bldg D Basement 5:30pm Chance 2 Meal, Fellowship Hall 6:00pm Weight Watchers Meeting, Bldg D Basement 6:30pm Chance 2 Support & Recovery Groups, Fellowship Hall

Tuesday, December 21 No 7 to 9 Young Singles and College worship, 5:00-8:00pm Upward Basketball practice, Gym

Sunday, December 19, 2010 Wednesday, December 22 No Evening Activities or Services

S hepherds

Pastor Jeff W. Crook Luke 2:8-17

“But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” Matthew 19:30 The Shepherds were viewed as last in their profession and status. However, they were in all reality first – > The first to H__________ > The first to R______________

Thursday, December 23 Friday, December 24 Office Closed 1:00 & 3:00pm Christmas Eve Family Worship Service, Worship Center

Merry Christmas

> The first to T__________

Saturday, December 25

1. THE GOSPEL REQUIRES AN A______________ “…And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them…” (v.9)

2. THE GOSPEL REQUIRES A____________

Impacting Results We count people… Because people count! Sunday, December 12

“Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing… which the Lord has made known to us.” (v.15)

WEEKLY ATTENDANCE

Morning Worship: Bible Fellowship:

2,172 1,829

WEEKLY GIVING

Budget Receipts $92,273.02 316 Missions Offering $1,971.48 316 Missions Offering to date $90,148.27 Reaching Generation Now $15,038.50 Reaching Generation Now to date $386,270.61 DECISIONS

3. THE GOSPEL REQUIRES AUDIBLE A____________________ “Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.” (v.17) Have you Heard?

Yes

No

Have you Responded?

Yes

No

Will you Tell?

Yes

No

LETTER AND STATEMENT

Belinda Cash

Merry Christmas Tracts Please take a moment to stop by one of our Welcome Desks and pick up some of these Christmas Tracts to use during December. This is a great way to share the real message of the Christmas Season as we are out and about.

Our Welcome Ministry volunteers diligently serve the Lord by making people feel special from the moment they arrive on our campus. If you are interested in serving as a greeter, Worship Center section host, parking lot attendant, or shuttle driver, please contact the church office.

Merry Christmas December 19-25, 2010

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