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Wednesday, November 1 is All Saints’ Day. On Sunday, November 5, our church will set aside time

Wednesday, November 1 remember is All Saints’ Day. On Sunday, November church in our worship service to our loved ones who have departed this life in 5, theour past year. us for this observance. will be setting aside time inPlease our join worship tospecial remember those dear loved ones who have departed this life in the past year. Please join us for this special observance. November 1, 2016 – October 31, 2017* Clarence Adams • Dean Burke • Bess Burkett • Terry Carpenter • Bob Crutchfield November 1, 2016 31, 2017 Linda Cummings • Baxter Dollar • Ollie Hayes–• October Luella Hilburn • Carol Marcus • Russ McGuff Michael Peredney • Cleo Plant • Eddie Redmon • Doris Summey Dean Burke Bess Burkett Bob •Crutchfield Linda Cummings Lurlene•O’Conner • Carolyn•Ragan Carolyn Smith • • Odell Thrasher • Linda Wagner • Sid Waters • BobMarcus Woodyard•Russ McGuff Baxter Dollar •Marian Ollie Tudor Hayes •Luella Hilburn • Carol *All Saints Year runs from November 1 through October 31.

The namesSummey listed above were names available at the time of printing this edition on October 25, 2017. Cleo Plant • Doris •Lurlene O’Conner •newsletter Carolyn Smith •Odell Thrasher Linda Wagner • Sid Waters • Bob Woodyard

Sunday, November 1, 2017 Dr. J. Truett Gannon, Preaching

Sunday, November 1, 2017 9:45am Sunday School Dr. 11:00am J. Truett Gannon, Preaching Worship in the Sanctuary 9:00am Worship in the Chapel God will wipe away Sunday every tear from their eyes. 9:45am School 11:00am Worship in the Sanctuary


Basket stuffing will take place on Sunday evening, November 19th, following the Annual Thanksgiving Banquet which begins at 6:00. Food is now being collected and can be placed in one of the bins located around the church. 1 large can sweet potatoes 5 cans vegetables 1 canned or jarred fruit 1 cranberry jelly 2 cans/packets gravy 1 box stuffing 2 boxes mac and cheese 1 package cookies 1 can or 2 packets potatoes (no boxes) 1 package holiday luncheon napkins (6 ½” x 6 ½”) $10 - $15 Gift Card for meat (Please bring cards to the church office and deposit in the Thanksgiving box.)


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T im Ad cox Minister of Missions tadcox@smokerisebaptist.org 678.533.0570

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B e c k y C a s w e l l - S p ei gh t Minister to Families with Children rspeight@smokerisebaptist.org 678.533.0546 Jeremy Colliver Minister to Families with Youth jcolliver@smokerisebaptist.org 678.533.0551 Kat hy D obbi n s Minister of Spiritual Formation kdobbins@smokerisebaptist.org 678.533.0548

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Danny Va n c i l Minister of Music & Worship dvancil@smokerisebaptist.org 678.533.0560

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In October, 1994, Harvard University Law School announced it had just received the largest cash gift ever given . . . What inspired such generosity?

When the doctor first diagnosed her with an incurable, chronic disease, Ginny, a beloved member at my former church, admitted to me that her first inclination was to “go home and just give up.”

What comes to your mind when you hear the word Joy? For some, it is a smile. For others, it is a song. For all, it is an experience.

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Chris G e o r ge Pastor cgeorge@smokerisebaptist.org 770.469.5856 Bart McNiel Associate Pastor bmcniel@smokerisebaptist.org 678.533.0540

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Smoke Rise Baptist Church is a loving and caring faith community where people come to grow spiritually, worship communally, and serve faithfully. We are committed to fostering authentic relationships and engaging in meaningful ministry in our congregation, our community, and around the world. We partner with others in an effort to be about God’s work. We commit to love God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength and to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. We proclaim the Good News of Christ in all that we say and do. 3 | SMOKE RISE BAPT IST.ORG


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n October, 1994, Harvard University Law School announced it had just received the largest cash gift ever given to a law school: $13,000,000. The donors were Gustave and Rita Hauser. What inspired such generosity? Gratitude.

In 1955, Gustave and Rita met at the law school. In 1956, the day after final exams, they married. Gustave served as the head of Warner Brothers Cable Television, Chairman and CEO of Hauser Communications, and a developer in the Nickelodeon Channel. He never practiced law. Rita became an international lawyer who persuaded Yassar Arafat and the Palestine Liberation Organization to renounce violence in 1988 and served as the United States Ambassador to the United National Commission on Human Rights. Yet, when asked about the gift, they did not highlight their accomplishments, but offered a rather simple explanation. At the ceremony, Gustave said, “This school had a unique role in bringing us together…” They gave this gift in thanksgiving for what had happened at the school. Smoke Rise Baptist Church is a place where people are brought closer to God and closer to one another. Most of us could echo the words of the Hauser’s, “This church had a unique role in bringing us together…” In October, I preached and we sang “Blessed Be the Tie that Binds Our Hearts in Christian Love.” We are indeed blessed beyond measure to be a part of a church community that is committed to worshiping, learning, caring, serving, and giving together. I love Smoke Rise Baptist Church. I thank God for YOU! In November, we will have an opportunity on All Saints Day (November 5) to give thanks to God for those who have gone before us. Dr. Truett Gannon will be preaching on this special Sunday. Our church is built on the firm foundation in faith laid by those bold visionaries who saw more than just a plot of land. They looked beyond their day to our day. They dreamed of a worshipping community that could touch and transform lives. We are living their dream. They have given us a sacred gift. We are also called to give. The words of the hymn inspire us… “Because I have been given much, I too must give; Because of thy great bounty Lord, each day I live; I shall divide my gifts from thee with every brother that I see Who has the need of help from me…” This Thanksgiving, Advent, and Christmas, may God fill our hearts with gratitude for the gifts we have received and may we listen as God calls us to give. In Gratitude, Pastor Chris

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WORS H IP P I N G AT SM OK E R I SE Worship Choirs for November

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At Smoke RiseBaptist Baptist Church, we are to have wonderful instruments that are used to glorify worship. Among the At Smoke Rise Church, weblessed are blessed to have wonderful instruments that God are inused to glorify God in worship. very finest of these is the Bösendorfer grand piano in the Sanctuary. Considered one of the most superb pianos built, the Among the very finest of these is the Bösendorfer grand piano in the Sanctuary. Considered one of the most superb pianos Bösendorfer is well known for its darker and richer tone quality. This top of the line brand is also famous for building pianos with built,extra thekeys Bösendorfer is well known itsSanctuary darker Model and richer This top of the line brand is also famous for (the norm being 88). The piano for in our No. 225,tone has 92quality. keys. buildingChurch, pianos with (the norm being wonderful 88). The pianoinstruments in our Sanctuary Model 225, to hasglorify 92 keys. God in wors e Baptist weextra arekeys blessed to have that areNo. used The Smoke Rise piano was acquired over 30 years ago

these is the Bösendorfer piano in the Sanctuary. Considered one of the most superb pianos b from Stonecipher’s Pianos. Thegrand Atlanta Symphony The Orchestra Smoke Rise piano over 30 years ago from Stonecipher’s Pianos. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra had had the pianowas on a acquired trial basis for one year s well known for its darker and richer tonetoquality. This top of thesoline brandpurchased is also famous build the piano on a to trial basis for one year and decided go in a different direction, our church the piano for at that and decided go in a different direction, so our purchased pianopiano at that time. he norm being 88).theThe in our Sanctuary Model No. 225, has 92 keys. time.church After 30 years of wonderful use, the Music

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GROW IN G AT S M O KE R I SE LADIES HOLIDAY EVENT FEATURING LAURA STORY November 14, 2017 Laura Story has built a life—and a career— around submission to her calling. She’s led worship at Atlanta’s Perimeter Church for the past 12 years. In addition to penning songs recorded by artists like Chris Tomlin, Story has found success as a recording artist in her own right. Since the release of her solo debut in 2008, Story has amassed a GRAMMY® Award, a Billboard Music Award, multiple GMA Dove Awards and an RIAA Gold certification for her massive No. 1 hit “Blessings.” In addition, she’s also the author of two books, including the latest “When God Doesn’t Fix It – Lessons You Never Wanted to Learn, Truths You Can’t Live Without.”

RETREATING IN NORTH GEORGIA What’s better than cool fall air, the changing color of leaves, women friends to share life stories with and laugh with? Twenty women from Smoke Rise had this wonderful opportunity on the weekend of October 13-15 at Twin Rivers Resort in Demorest, GA. Mazi Robinson, a licensed professional counselor in Atlanta, led us in recognizing the kinds of emotional clutter we need to let go of that hinders our God given gifts and wisdom.

6:30 pm; Tickets are $20.00 and are now on sale. To host a table, contact MaryLynn Manley at 770-9257509.

Pastor’s Bible Study November 1, 8, 15 6:00 pm in Fellowship Hall 6 | SMOKE RIS E BAPT IST.ORG


CON N EC T I N G AT SMOK E R I SE SHINE CLUB Shine Club returned to Smoke Rise Elementary School last month and will complete its Fall 2017 weekly sessions before Thanksgiving Break. Shine Club is a community outreach ministry of the Smoke Rise Children’s program at SRBC. Shine Club is a faith-based, after-school program held once a week for six weeks in the Fall and six weeks in the Spring. Thank you to all our Shine Club volunteers at Smoke Rise and in our community who stepped up to make our second year of Shine Club a success!

SPOTLIGHT ON SRBC LIBRARY CONNECTIONS A special children’s book was recently donated by Cathy Blanton to the Smoke Rise Library Media Center: Even Though She Was A Hen, Her Name Was Edward Glenn. The author, Angela Mathis, her husband, Ted, and children Vann, Annemarie, and Jeffrey, are former active members of SRBC. After the Mathis family moved to Asheville, N.C., Angela taught elementary school and wrote the text for the book. The book remained unpublished until Annemarie encouraged her mother to complete it. It tells the story of a chick named Edward Glenn (after two children in the story) who discovers over a series of humorous events that he is a hen and not a rooster. The book is on our New Book display and ready for check-out. We have other titles with local or State connections on display for adults and children this month too, including a signed copy of Mr. Tuck and the 13 Heroes (the story of Brooks Tuck’s role in the desegregation of a Henry County Elementary School) written by John Harris (son of Colin and Faye Harris) and illustrated by John’s daughter, Sophie. We also have two children’s titles, And the Tide Comes In (about a Georgia salt marsh) and Outcasts United (the story of Clarkston’s Refugee Community adapted for young readers). The Library staff invites you to visit the library media center and check out one of these books for some special Fall reading!

SPECIAL RECOGNITION OF VETERANS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2017 During Veteran’s Day weekend, Smoke Rise Baptist Church will honor the sacrifice and service of Veteran’s in our church with a Recognition and Prayer of Thanksgiving time in the 9 and 11:00 am Worship Services. Following the 11am Worship Service, we invite our Veterans to eat for free as our honored guests at the Church in Conference Lunch. Lunch will feature a special musical tribute to our Veterans with the singing of the Armed Forces Medley. Reservations for Veterans to join us for a free lunch must be made by Friday, November 3, by calling the church office at (770) 469-6856.

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CAR IN G AT S M O KE R I SE FAITH, SUFFERING, AND CHRONIC ILLNESS When the doctor first diagnosed her with an incurable, chronic disease, Ginny, a beloved member at my former church, admitted to me that her first inclination was to “go home and just give up.” In the first few days of her diagnosis, she felt devastated, helpless, and alone. But after she sat alone and deeply sad for a while, she said a prayer for new strength, and she made up her mind to press forward through the pain. To the amazement and inspiration of her church family, she somehow found a way to serve even as she suffered—a way to find wholeness in the midst of hurt. Over many years of chronic pain, fatigue, and weekly dialysis treatments, those who knew and loved Ginny discovered joy with her on her best days. She had an easy sense of humor and contagious passion for life that defied the underlying reality of her chronic illness. And on her worst days, (as she once told me) her suffering drew her closer to Jesus, “who suffered for all of us,” she would say. For people suffering from chronic illness, the experience of healing isn’t always about easy solutions. Jesus told his disciples, “You will have suffering in the world.” John 16:33. As the Apostle Paul learned, we can experience wholeness in Christ even when we suffer a “thorn in the flesh.” For some time now I have been receiving e-mail updates from a dear friend who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer more than three years ago. In his most recent e-mail, he described with stark honesty the depth of his suffering even as he continues to experience the power of a sustaining faith:

This is difficult to express in words. (cp Rom 8:26) When confronted with this disaster, I strangely felt closer to God rather than abandoned. To me it doesn’t make sense when my logical self really thinks about it. Though completely natural and even justifiable in this situation to say, “God, where are you?!” I instead found myself saying, “Oh, there you are.” Truly this is no boast on my part. A gigantic dose of humility and humiliation are among the “gifts” that cancer gives. I know well that I still am “chief among sinners” (1 Tim 1:15), yet God has shown me great mercy and peace in the midst of the storm of the last 3+ years. Through the stories of friends and loved ones who discover grace in the midst of illness and suffering, we learn about a healing mercy that abides with us in all of life’s circumstances. How else can we turn to God, except from the depths of our longing and human need? Beyond the sobering lessons we learn from the stories of those who suffer, the Christian journey calls us further still to share in the suffering of our brothers and sisters. Faith offers more than merely a far-off hope. If there is anything to be learned from the experience of chronic illness, it is the reality that hope is made for every day. So let us not shy from caring for one another, as we count it our joy to live, love, laugh, and yes, to hurt with those who suffer from chronic illness. “For in the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness; when we don’t know how to pray as we should pray, that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words.” Romans 8:26.

This cancer “journey” thing has been more than a nightmare. The initial strangely intense pain, that first “oh-oh” scan, followed by more tests confirming a worst-case diagnosis -- with all that could mean -was devastation indescribable. Suffice it to say, in that moment (or series of moments actually) everything changed -- a confident future became, “Wow, this may be it.” 8 | SMOKE RIS E BAPT IST.ORG

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GEN ER OS I T Y YEAR END STEWARDSHIP CAMPAIGN What comes to your mind when you hear the word Joy? For some, it is a smile. For others, it is a song. For all, it is an experience. C.S. Lewis writes, “Joy is the Serious Business of Heaven.” At Christmas, the Hosts of Heaven sing in the night sky, proclaiming “Joy to the World.” Our theme for our Year-End Stewardship Emphasis is “Joy to the World!”

Prayerfully consider what God is leading you to give this Advent Season. These gifts enable God’s work at Smoke Rise Baptist Church as we seek to bring “Joy to the World.” We have so much to be thankful for this year…Let us respond with gratitude and bring our gifts. COLUMBARIUM PRE-SALES DEADLINE At the June church conference, the church approved plans to build a Columbarium to include niches for ashes of loved ones and a Memorial Wall. The project is being funded by pre-sales of niches for ashes. To date we have only sold 7 niches, and we need to sell approximately 50 niches to fund the building of the Columbarium. If you have any interest at this time or plan to consider this option in the future for yourself or a loved one, now is the time to purchase a niche. If we do not complete the sufficient amount of presales to fund the building of the Columbarium by February 28, 2018, the Columbarium Team will need to abandon the project and return all money collected for pre-sales of niches. Please contact the church office at your earliest convenience, if you are interested in purchasing a niche.

When Thanksgiving meets Christmas, when Gratitude meets Joy, Generosity happens.

MONTH OF SEPTEMBER Amount Given $186,292.27

Amount Spent $181,006.48

Positive Balance ($5,285.79)

FISCAL YEAR TO DATE (APRIL 1, 2017 - SEPTEMBER 30, 2017)

Amount Given $1,024,867.29

Amount Spent $1,115,163.78

Negative Balance ($90,296.49)

STEEPLE REPAIRS ARE UNDERWAY Beginning Sunday, November 5, the portion of our parking lot lined out in Red Brackets on the picture below will not be accessible during continued repairs. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: If you normally park in the handicap spaces that will be blocked on November 5, courtesy golf cart service will be provided by our deacons to pick you up in the parking lot at your vehicle.

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SERVIN G ON M I S S I ON

October 25, 2017 The news I have to share with you is exciting, but at the same time, bittersweet. For 23 years we have served together through many projects, initially in recreation and then in missions. Through missions, we together have touched the lives of people locally and around the world. Through sports, we touched the lives of thousands of community families. We have seen missions grow to become one of the strongest ministries at Smoke Rise. Just as I felt a strong calling of God to become part of the Smoke Rise family, I feel that same sense of calling to a new area of ministry. For the past couple of years, I have been part of developing a non-profit organization called “Heart of a Champion.� Our goal is to build Christian character in the next generation of professional athletes with a focus on the LakePoint sporting community north of Atlanta. Therefore, on April 1, I will finish my work at Smoke Rise to become full-time Executive Director of Heart of a Champion. Smoke Rise, through the personnel committee, finance committee and missions committee, is graciously helping to launch me into this new area of ministry. This will allow me to go from Smoke Rise as a sports missionary. As you read any sports article, it quickly becomes apparent that there is a great need for character development in the world of sports. Heart of a Champion creates a character development process for the highest level athletes in the travel ball and Amateur Athletic Union arena. By building character in them, you not only help them, but allow them to use their sport platform as a means of influencing others. I look forward to sharing more about this in the next few months. This will not change the strong commitment of Smoke Rise to mission. Our mission champions and their teams will continue their good work with our partners. Jeremy Colliver will take on some additional responsibilities in this area, as will Page Fulgham, who will be serving alongside him in a supporting role. Smoke Rise is a special place because of each of you. Thank you for allowing me to serve alongside you. In the next several months, you will be hearing more details about this transition. Thank you for all you have meant to me and my family over these years,

Tim Adcox

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SERVIN G ON M I S S I ON THANKSGIVING WITH A LOCAL FLAVOR One of the best things Smoke Rise does is reach out to our neighbors at Thanksgiving time. For many years now we have been helping our neighbors have a more bountiful Thanksgiving. The co-op team will once again coordinate a collection and packing of hundreds of baskets to go to needy families distributed through the Lilburn and NETWorks coops. After we join together with family on our traditional Sunday evening dinner we will go to the gym and pack baskets with our families to send off to the two co-ops. This is one of my favorite mission endeavors. I love seeing the joy of fellowshipping together followed by the joy of serving others as a family. The next morning the co-op generally has a line waiting to receive these baskets. Laura and I will be bringing items to fill more than one basket. Won’t you join us in making someone’s holiday a little brighter this year.

CBF ENCOURAGER CHURCH NYC Smoke Rise New York City partnership team signed on to be an encourager church for Lesley-Ann Hix Tommey, a new CBF field personnel serving at Metro Baptist in New York City. Lesley-Ann will be working there with the Rauschenbusch ministry center, our long time mission partner. EDGEWOOD PROVIDES SHELTER FOR HURRICANE REFUGEES Smoke Rise mission partner Edgewood Baptist opened its doors to people stranded and fleeing from Florida hurricanes. Smoke Rise helped fund the temporary housing and feeding of these people in transition. One man decided not to return home and has already found a job in Atlanta. Great job helping those in time of need!

See 2 for of isfoods being Annualpage Thanksgiving Banquetthe which full begins atlist 6:00. Food now being collected and can be placed in one of the bins located around the church. collected. Basket stuffing will take place on Sunday evening November 19th following the

1 large can sweet potatoes 5 cans vegetables 1 canned or jarred fruit 1 cranberry jelly 2 cans/packets gravy 1 box stuffing 2 boxes mac and cheese 1 package cookies 1 can or 2 packets potatoes (no boxes) 1 package holiday luncheon napkins (6 ½” x 6 ½”)

MISSION SUNDAY THE VIRUS OF MISSIONS IS SPREADING Thank you for a great day on Mission Sunday. I saw many of you interacting with our mission partners during the breakfast. Several of our missionaries joined us for Sunday School. The worship service highlighted our commitment to missions. John Morris challenged us to serve others first to show them God’s love. $10 - $15 Gift Card for meat (Please bring cards to the church office and deposit in the Thanksgiving box.)

The world mission offering focused on site preparation of the land Smoke Rise helped GAP purchase several years ago. This year’s mission-offering goal is $45,000. The results

of the giving to date are: 63 pledges, $32,235 pledged, $19,455 received. This is a great response well ahead of last year. Don’t forget the pledge period is from Mission Sunday (October 15) through March 31.

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FAMILY M I N I ST RY AT SMOK E R I SE GRATITUDE Many of us require deliberate time and effort for gratitude. We constantly remind ourselves to count our blessings one by one, and after a minute or two, we struggle to name the many gifts we have been given. During children’s worship in October, we had an opportunity to ask our young friends what they are thankful for. Their answers came quickly and had a beautiful simplicity. There was no struggle to offer blessings, and their minds were not bogged down with stress or anxiety. They eagerly shouted out answers of cats and dogs, moms and dads, grandma and grandpas, aunts and uncles, Nerf guns and college football, pizza and Chick-fil-a. They wanted to not only list their blessings and favorites, but they wanted to talk about them and tell the story behind each and every friend, toy, and food.

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Lord, may we once again be like little children during this season. May we be reminded of the joy of gratitude and the peace of seeing all that we have been given. Harrison Litzell

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YOU TH AT S M O KE R I SE

SENIOR FOCUS on Madison Crews DNOW 2017 Do Justice. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly. Six words. Three concepts. Sounds simple, but it’s hard to live out. Over the course of the weekend of November 10th we’re going to dive into what it means to live these concepts out. Micah 6.8 isn’t the only place these concepts are covered, so we’ll study other scriptures that parallel it. We’ll humble ourselves before God in worship. We’ll practice these concepts as we serve with our local partnerships. We’ll also play together to build community and fellowship around the table. DNOW is a microcosm of what we do throughout the year, but it has a macro impact on the lives of our students.

1. What has been your favorite memory of the youth group? I don’t really have one memory, but my favorite part of Youth is Wednesday nights. 2. What hobbies do you have? I like to do people’s hair and makeup. I also really like being with my family. MADISON CREWS Senior at Brookwood High School

3. What do you want to do after you graduate? I want to go into nursing. So, going to college to get my nursing degree.

4. What is something people might not know about you? I don’t know if people know how much I love my family.

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S u n d ay 9:45am Sunday School 11:00am Worship in the Sanctuary 2:00pm Matupi Christian Baptist Church Worship Service 5:00pm Youth Choir and Worship M o n d ay 10:00am Women’s Bible Study and Mother’s Bible Study Wed n e s d ay 5:00pm Wednesday Night Dinner 6:00pm Journeys Hunger in God’s World Sanctuary Handbells Preschool Music and Mission 1st-5th Grade Music and Mission Youth Gathering 7:00pm Sanctuary Choir

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All Saints Sunday Deacon Ordination & Church in Conference Women’s Holiday Event Finance Committee Thanksgiving Dinner & Basket Stuffing Office Closed

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The Songs of Advent and Christmas Sunday, December 3, 2017

Advent 1: Song of Zechariah

Worship in the Chapel at 9:00am • Sunday School at 9:45am • Worship in the Sanctuary at 11:00am

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Advent 2: Song of Mary

Worship in the Chapel at 9:00am • Sunday School at 9:45am • Worship in the Sanctuary at 11:00am

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Advent 3: Song of the Shepherds

Church-wide Christmas Breakfast at 9:00am • Sunday School at 9:45am • Worship in the Sanctuary at 11:00am

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Advent 4: Song of the Angels

Sunday School at 9:45am (Check individual class schedule) • Worship in the Sanctuary at 11:00am

Christmas Eve: Song of the Savior

Children and Families Candlelight Service at 5:00pm • Candlelight Communion Service at 7:00pm


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