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DECEMBER CALENDAR 1-

50+ Christmas Dinner

4-

Parade of Flags Parent/Student Pow-wow Business Meeting (after PM)

7-

Comedy Tour (students)

8-

Deacon Widow/Widower Banquet

10 -

Polar Express Party (children)

11 -

Men’s Prayer Breakfast Parent/Child Dedication (AM) Children’s Choir Musical (PM)

14 -

The Forgotten Carols No Evening Activities

18 -

Adult Choir Musical (PM)

21 -

Awana Tacky Christmas Refuge Christmas

22 -

Office Closed at Noon

23 -

Office Closed

24 -

Candlelight Service

25 -

ONLY Morning Service All Other Activities Cancelled

28 -

No Evening Activities at Church

29 -

Office Closed at Noon

30 -

FREE Family Skate Night Office Closed

The Full Church Calendar is Available Online at

www.TaylorRoad.org/Calendar REGULAR SCHEDULE Sunday 9:09 - Sunday Morning Bible Study for All Ages 10:30 - Worship 5:30 - Classes for All Ages 6:30 - Worship

Taylor Road Baptist Church Brian Harris - Editor 1685 Taylor Road Montgomery, AL 36117

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archways A MONTHLY PUBLICATION OF TAYLOR ROAD BAPTIST CHURCH

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Keeton Blakeney Students

Archways - December 2011

keeton@taylorroad.org

STUDENTS The Christmas Comedy Tour is coming to Eastern Hills on Wednesday, December 7. Travis Crim and Company are traveling from California to share with us a night of funny sketches, and a reminder of the real reason for the season. We will meet there before the 6:30 start time. This will take the place of Refuge that evening. Student Ministry Christmas Party is Wednesday, December 21. It will be from 6:30 till 8:30 in the Student Center. Dinner will be provided! Please bring a gift valued at $10 or less.

What’s New In The iPod?

Ever wondered what was the name of that song playing before service on Sunday Morning? Each month we will share a new album that is in the current rotation of praise and worship music. Recently we added the new album entitled simply WOW! Christmas which came out on September 27, 2011...just in time for the Christmas season! This music collection is available online and at most retailers.

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

ACTS 1:8

nkjv

Tuesday 9:00 - Every Sitch A Prayer 6:00 - Outreach Wednesday 6:00 - Bible Drill 6:30 - Classes for All Ages Thursday 10:00 - Senior Adult Bible Study

DECEMBER 2011

2011 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Read More on Page 4 & 5


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Andy Hepburn Pastor

Archways - December 2011

Archways - December 2011

andy@taylorroad.org

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Christmas Morning Cinnamon Roll Bites

º Using 1 12.4 oz can of refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing º Heat oven to 375°F. º Grease large cookie sheet. º Using scissors or knife, cut each roll into 4 equal pieces º Place separately on greased cookie sheet. º Bake at 375°F. for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. º Uncover icing cup; microwave for 10 seconds. º Place half of the pieces in serving bowl; drizzle with half of the icing. º Repeat with remaining pieces and icing.

“The Forgotten Carols” musical will arrive at Taylor Road Baptist Church on December 14 at 7:00 p.m. “We are bringing this event because we believe the message of this musical will strike a chord” with our audiences says Michael Young. An artistic hit on the West Coast for 20 years, the musical comes to Montgomery as part of the 2011 Inaugural Southeastern Tour! “The Forgotten Carols” is the heartwarming tale of a nurse, Connie Lou, whose empty life is changed when a patient recounts the Christmas story as told by little-known characters in the nativity story he claims to have met personally! Her elderly patient, John, helps her find the hope and promise of Christmas and through them, audiences everywhere leave with the hope of keeping the message alive throughout the year. “We will have local choir members from churches participating. That’s what makes this performance unique. Local singers and choirs joining the professional actors onstage for a beautiful uplifting evening, that’s perfect for the whole family.” Visit the table in the Grand Foyer on Sunday mornings or go online anytime to www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Children.

Pastor Andy

DID YOU KNOW?

Opening the can of Sweet Rolls activates the leavening that causes the dough to rise. After the can is open, the dough can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to two hours before baking. After two hours, the dough will begin to deteriorate.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast - Join us as we pray for missionaries, missions and the other ministries of our church. When men of the church pray together, we will see the Spirit of God move in mighty ways. Please make reservations by noon on Thursday, December 8, by signing up in Sunday School or by calling the church office at 271-3363.

Senior Adult Lunch - Our next luncheon will be held of Thursday, January 4, 2012. First Place - Pencil in Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. as the start date of the next session of First Place weight loss group. You know you’ll be ready to knock those holiday pounds off and meet your New Years resolutions...what better way than with some of your church family! For more information, contact Betsy Russell 280-5743 or Dawn Hilley 270-8954.

archways EDITOR

Brian Harris

brian@taylorroad.org

ASSOCIATE EDITORS Saralyn Whittington

PHOTOGRAPHERS Brian Harris Hope Langley Emile Mattison Shana Proctor Tom Stubblefield

MINISTERS

Andy Hepburn Dean Finch Tim Wuester Keeton Blakeney Young Lee

DIRECTORS

SUPPORT

DeAnne Brunson Tina Boren

info@taylorroad.org

ONLINE EDITION AVAILABLE www.taylorroad.org/media/publications

Sunday, January 8

December 2011, Volume 25, Issue 12

David Givens Saralyn Whittington Ruth Givens DeAnne Brunson Belinda Hepburn Brian Harris Rick Crouch

saralyn@taylorroad.org deanne@taylorroad.org

New Men’s Study Group

5:30 p.m.

Taylor Road Baptist Church 1685 Taylor Road Montgomery, AL 36117 www.TaylorRoad.org GET SOCIAL WITH TAYLOR ROAD: www.facebook.com/taylorroad www.twitter.com/taylorroadmgm www.flickr.com/taylorroadmgm www.myspace.com/taylorroadmgm www.youtube.com/taylorroadmgm www.linkedin.com/company/taylor-road-baptist-church

ARCHWAYS (USPS No. 000-611) is published monthly by Taylor Road Baptist Church, 1685 Taylor Road, Montgomery, Alabama, 36117. Brian Harris, editor. Periodical postage paid at Montgomery, Alabama. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Taylor Road Baptist Church, 1685 Taylor Road, Montgomery, Alabama, 36117.

The total number of shoeboxes given this year was 186. In the competition between the Auburn and Alabama fans, the win goes to Auburn with 56 shoeboxes to 40 given by the Alabama fans. The real winners are the boys and girls who will receive the boxes and receive a gospel tract about Jesus and how they can be saved. To God be the Glory for each life touched by each shoebox!

“The Man I Want To Be” This video series is presented by former Pro Football quarterback Neal Jeffrey.


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Belinda Hepburn Preschool

Archways - December 2011

David & Ruth Givens Children

belinda@taylorroad.org

david@taylorroad.org ruth@taylorroad.org

Christmas is our favorite time of year. Reminders of God’s gift to us are everywhere. Opportunities to discuss Christ with our children abound. However, if you’re like us, you know it can be tough to help kids focus on something other than gifts and what they want at Christmas. Of course, in fairness, we were the same way as children. Even as adults, we tend to spend more time in the mad holiday dash than we do in quiet reflection. We have come across some quick and easy ways to provide our family with some of this thoughtful discussion time, which can be so elusive during Christmas.

bed

Advent Box Calendar

1) Count down Christmas with an Advent. Last year we got little Christmas decorations, candy and gifts from the Dollar Tree (we are talking less than $15). Each day in December, before the kids got a new surprise. Here is the great part- we found a website that gives the significance of all the Christmas symbolism (complete with scriptural references). A simple Google search of “Christmas Symbolism Meanings” will yield several. We were able to discuss how candy, wreaths, bells, etc. remind us of God’s gift of Christ.

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Archways - December 2011

tim@taylorroad.org

Taylor Road’s Annual Giving Guide is full of suggestions on how you can help others at this time of year.

4) Happy Birthday to Jesus. Christmas morning we always take a special time to read Luke 2 and wish Jesus a happy birthday (usually with some pre-made cinnamon rolls, see page 7). Remember, these may look a little different in your family and none of them will work out perfectly, but if you’re waiting for something to go perfectly, you will miss many important faith discussion opportunities with your family.

In my effort to grow as a leader, I try to read thoughts expressed from other effective worship leaders, this blog post spoke to me. It’s from Darlene Zschech’s website www.darlenezschech.com. Here is an excerpt:

God's Goodness and Faithfulness

…Psalm 78 says to us to tell our story, to speak of His faithfulness and wonders across the fabric of our everyday lives. As complicated as life may become...there is ALWAYS a way to bring forth that TRUTH of His kindness toward us, And this is one of the reasons I love the power of worship, as we sing the song of God that declares His goodness and faithfulness, His immense magnificence coming to meet us where we are. And it may make some of you uncomfortable, BUT, when you are leading or singing, writing or creating from this place... WOW, that sense of being abandoned to His will is highly contagious when it is authentic.

I’m reminded that we ALL come from humble beginnings. There isn’t anyone in the world who can boast of their wisdom, strength, riches, but rather we should give thanks to Him who made and saves us. Our boast should be in the Lord. He is the matchless One, the only wise God, the Omnipotent One, and the One who made everything and everyone for His good pleasure. He sought us out and desires a relationship with us…Oh, thank You God! Children’s Choir Presents

The Story of Christmas

Timeless Word

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas Holiday with your family. PARENT/CHILD DEDICATION December 11, 2011 The parent/child dedication service is a time that we, as a church family come together to assume responsibility for disciplining children who are dedicated through Sunday School, missions and choir. We also make a promise that we will encourage their parents. Please contact Belinda@taylorroad.org or at 271-3363. We need information and a picture.

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To all of you who are involved in leading, writing, playing, pastoring, or organizing any part of our congregational times of worship.. I encourage you today to do whatever you are doing from a constant platform of gratefulness. Maybe you too have to take some time to write down and remember how far you've come since Christ made His home in your heart. The miracles, the words He's whispered deep into your soul, the breakthroughs...Let’s always REMEMBER...let’s TELL the story of His goodness, and let’s worship the ONE who saved us! There is nothing worse than being led or instructed in worship by people who are going through the motions....c'mon...It's a new day, there is urgency in the air, and the world is desperate to hear about this amazing ONE TRUE GOD. ! Let’s lift up His name, bring our finest, and spend our 24/7 lives saying a deliberate and genuine THANK YOU.

2) Get involved in helping others. Get plugged into one of the service opportunities that the church offers or find your own. Older children can volunteer time with you. Younger children can help pick out gifts for something like Angel Tree. Have a family commitment to raise money for a special cause or for Lottie Moon by giving part of the money you would have spent on gifts. Just do something. 3) Give three gifts. We heard about this a few years ago and have attempted to do it for the past few years. Each of our children get three gifts from us every year-- gold (something they want), myrrh (something for their body), and frankincense (something for their spiritual growth). This helps to draw the focus back to the correct place. It eliminates a great deal of extra commercialism. It also helps to cut our spending in a way that allows the family to provide a gift to others.

Tim Wuester Music

Every Sunday in December the preschoolers will receive 1 piece of a 3 piece nativity set. It will be given out in Sunday school each week. Also you will be notified of the special events that will happen each week as we celebrate together Jesus’ birth.

Sunday, December 11 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 18 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 24 5:00 p.m.


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Dean Finch Education

Archways - December 2011

Archways - December 2011

dean@taylorroad.org

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WHO WAS LOTTIE MOON? Charlotte “Lottie” Diggs Moon was born December 17, 1840 and she died December 24, 1912. In 1872 Lottie was appointed as a missionary to Tengchow, China. She served 39 years as a missionary, mostly in the Shantung province. She taught in girls' schools and often made trips into China's interior to share the good news with women and girls. Lottie frequently wrote letters to the United States, detailing Chinese culture, missionary life and the great physical and spiritual needs of the Chinese people. Additionally, she challenged Southern Baptists to go to China or give that others may go. By 1888, Southern Baptists women had organized and helped collect $3,315 to send workers needed in China. Lottie Moon died aboard a ship in the Japanese harbor of Kobe on December 24, 1912. She had basically starved to death because she had given her own food to the Chinese people who were desperate for food. She was 72 years old. In 1918, Women's Missionary Union, (WMU) named the annual Christmas offering for international missions after the woman who had urged them to start it.

Lottie grew up to her full height of 4 feet 3 inches on the family's tobacco plantation called Viewmont, in Albemarle County, Virginia.

With diploma scrolls in hand, the first graduates of the Baptist girl’s school in Tengchow Lottie founded (now Penglai) pause for a portrait. www.christianindex.org

We have the privilege and awesome responsibilty of continuing this wonderful missions offering. I urge you and your family to make this missions gift the largest gift of any kind that you give at Christmas this year and every year. It will have lasting eternal significance. Together we can be HIS Heart, HIS Hands, HIS Voice to a world that desperately needs to hear about Jesus Christ.

Paul says "All of you together are Christ's body, and each of you is a part of it. (I Cor. 12:27)" Jesus has commissioned us to be HIS Hand, HIS Heart, HIS Voice. Through praying, giving and going, Southern Baptists have fulfilled this legacy for more than 160 years.

Together we can help support more than 5,000 missionaries around the world with our generous gifts to the L0TTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING.

Yet, billions remain lost and time maybe running out for them. We must pray more intentionally and give more sacrificially than ever before. Our churches must take direct responsibility for helping reach the nearly 3,800 unengaged, unreached people groups that missionaries may never be able to get to.

You can learn even more about Lottie Moon and Our Southern Baptist Mission work by going to www.IMB.org

Lottie Moon’s Tea Cake Recipe As a way to earn the trust of the people and show her goodwill, Lottie Moon made tea cakes for the children in her village in China. Once the children ate the cookies, they would take Lottie to their homes where she would share the gospel with their mothers. The children began calling Lottie “the cookie lady” instead of “foreign devil.”

Plain Tea Cake (As made by Lottie Moon) Three teacups of sugar One teacup of butter One teacup of sour milk Four pints flour Three eggs, well beaten Half a teaspoon of soda

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and mix well. Add the flour and cream. Dust a board with flour. Roll the dough very thin. Cut cookies with a round cookie cutter. Place on a buttered or nonstick cookie sheet. Bake at 475 degrees for about 5 minutes.

And, since most unreached people groups likely are represented in the world's urban centers, we have unique challanges and opportunities to reach the world through cities. What can you do? You can pray for an uprising of people willing to go. You can give sacrificially so that our church can fulfill its role in the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to reach our world. You can be that extension of HIS Heart, HIS Hands, HIS Voice by giving so that people can hear the good news story of Jesus Christ.

Parade of Sunday, December 4

Once again, we will have the opportunity to see many of the countries where we have Southern Baptist mission work represented by their flags in the worship center on Sunday morning, December 4. The black will represent those countries where we have mission work but for the safety our missionaries those countries cannot be named. Over 50% of our missionaries now serve in such countries. We need to pray for their safety on a regular basis.


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Dean Finch Education

Archways - December 2011

Archways - December 2011

dean@taylorroad.org

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WHO WAS LOTTIE MOON? Charlotte “Lottie” Diggs Moon was born December 17, 1840 and she died December 24, 1912. In 1872 Lottie was appointed as a missionary to Tengchow, China. She served 39 years as a missionary, mostly in the Shantung province. She taught in girls' schools and often made trips into China's interior to share the good news with women and girls. Lottie frequently wrote letters to the United States, detailing Chinese culture, missionary life and the great physical and spiritual needs of the Chinese people. Additionally, she challenged Southern Baptists to go to China or give that others may go. By 1888, Southern Baptists women had organized and helped collect $3,315 to send workers needed in China. Lottie Moon died aboard a ship in the Japanese harbor of Kobe on December 24, 1912. She had basically starved to death because she had given her own food to the Chinese people who were desperate for food. She was 72 years old. In 1918, Women's Missionary Union, (WMU) named the annual Christmas offering for international missions after the woman who had urged them to start it.

Lottie grew up to her full height of 4 feet 3 inches on the family's tobacco plantation called Viewmont, in Albemarle County, Virginia.

With diploma scrolls in hand, the first graduates of the Baptist girl’s school in Tengchow Lottie founded (now Penglai) pause for a portrait. www.christianindex.org

We have the privilege and awesome responsibilty of continuing this wonderful missions offering. I urge you and your family to make this missions gift the largest gift of any kind that you give at Christmas this year and every year. It will have lasting eternal significance. Together we can be HIS Heart, HIS Hands, HIS Voice to a world that desperately needs to hear about Jesus Christ.

Paul says "All of you together are Christ's body, and each of you is a part of it. (I Cor. 12:27)" Jesus has commissioned us to be HIS Hand, HIS Heart, HIS Voice. Through praying, giving and going, Southern Baptists have fulfilled this legacy for more than 160 years.

Together we can help support more than 5,000 missionaries around the world with our generous gifts to the L0TTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING.

Yet, billions remain lost and time maybe running out for them. We must pray more intentionally and give more sacrificially than ever before. Our churches must take direct responsibility for helping reach the nearly 3,800 unengaged, unreached people groups that missionaries may never be able to get to.

You can learn even more about Lottie Moon and Our Southern Baptist Mission work by going to www.IMB.org

Lottie Moon’s Tea Cake Recipe As a way to earn the trust of the people and show her goodwill, Lottie Moon made tea cakes for the children in her village in China. Once the children ate the cookies, they would take Lottie to their homes where she would share the gospel with their mothers. The children began calling Lottie “the cookie lady” instead of “foreign devil.”

Plain Tea Cake (As made by Lottie Moon) Three teacups of sugar One teacup of butter One teacup of sour milk Four pints flour Three eggs, well beaten Half a teaspoon of soda

Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and mix well. Add the flour and cream. Dust a board with flour. Roll the dough very thin. Cut cookies with a round cookie cutter. Place on a buttered or nonstick cookie sheet. Bake at 475 degrees for about 5 minutes.

And, since most unreached people groups likely are represented in the world's urban centers, we have unique challanges and opportunities to reach the world through cities. What can you do? You can pray for an uprising of people willing to go. You can give sacrificially so that our church can fulfill its role in the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to reach our world. You can be that extension of HIS Heart, HIS Hands, HIS Voice by giving so that people can hear the good news story of Jesus Christ.

Parade of Sunday, December 4

Once again, we will have the opportunity to see many of the countries where we have Southern Baptist mission work represented by their flags in the worship center on Sunday morning, December 4. The black will represent those countries where we have mission work but for the safety our missionaries those countries cannot be named. Over 50% of our missionaries now serve in such countries. We need to pray for their safety on a regular basis.


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Belinda Hepburn Preschool

Archways - December 2011

David & Ruth Givens Children

belinda@taylorroad.org

david@taylorroad.org ruth@taylorroad.org

Christmas is our favorite time of year. Reminders of God’s gift to us are everywhere. Opportunities to discuss Christ with our children abound. However, if you’re like us, you know it can be tough to help kids focus on something other than gifts and what they want at Christmas. Of course, in fairness, we were the same way as children. Even as adults, we tend to spend more time in the mad holiday dash than we do in quiet reflection. We have come across some quick and easy ways to provide our family with some of this thoughtful discussion time, which can be so elusive during Christmas.

bed

Advent Box Calendar

1) Count down Christmas with an Advent. Last year we got little Christmas decorations, candy and gifts from the Dollar Tree (we are talking less than $15). Each day in December, before the kids got a new surprise. Here is the great part- we found a website that gives the significance of all the Christmas symbolism (complete with scriptural references). A simple Google search of “Christmas Symbolism Meanings” will yield several. We were able to discuss how candy, wreaths, bells, etc. remind us of God’s gift of Christ.

{

Archways - December 2011

tim@taylorroad.org

Taylor Road’s Annual Giving Guide is full of suggestions on how you can help others at this time of year.

4) Happy Birthday to Jesus. Christmas morning we always take a special time to read Luke 2 and wish Jesus a happy birthday (usually with some pre-made cinnamon rolls, see page 7). Remember, these may look a little different in your family and none of them will work out perfectly, but if you’re waiting for something to go perfectly, you will miss many important faith discussion opportunities with your family.

In my effort to grow as a leader, I try to read thoughts expressed from other effective worship leaders, this blog post spoke to me. It’s from Darlene Zschech’s website www.darlenezschech.com. Here is an excerpt:

God's Goodness and Faithfulness

…Psalm 78 says to us to tell our story, to speak of His faithfulness and wonders across the fabric of our everyday lives. As complicated as life may become...there is ALWAYS a way to bring forth that TRUTH of His kindness toward us, And this is one of the reasons I love the power of worship, as we sing the song of God that declares His goodness and faithfulness, His immense magnificence coming to meet us where we are. And it may make some of you uncomfortable, BUT, when you are leading or singing, writing or creating from this place... WOW, that sense of being abandoned to His will is highly contagious when it is authentic.

I’m reminded that we ALL come from humble beginnings. There isn’t anyone in the world who can boast of their wisdom, strength, riches, but rather we should give thanks to Him who made and saves us. Our boast should be in the Lord. He is the matchless One, the only wise God, the Omnipotent One, and the One who made everything and everyone for His good pleasure. He sought us out and desires a relationship with us…Oh, thank You God! Children’s Choir Presents

The Story of Christmas

Timeless Word

We hope you have a wonderful Christmas Holiday with your family. PARENT/CHILD DEDICATION December 11, 2011 The parent/child dedication service is a time that we, as a church family come together to assume responsibility for disciplining children who are dedicated through Sunday School, missions and choir. We also make a promise that we will encourage their parents. Please contact Belinda@taylorroad.org or at 271-3363. We need information and a picture.

3

To all of you who are involved in leading, writing, playing, pastoring, or organizing any part of our congregational times of worship.. I encourage you today to do whatever you are doing from a constant platform of gratefulness. Maybe you too have to take some time to write down and remember how far you've come since Christ made His home in your heart. The miracles, the words He's whispered deep into your soul, the breakthroughs...Let’s always REMEMBER...let’s TELL the story of His goodness, and let’s worship the ONE who saved us! There is nothing worse than being led or instructed in worship by people who are going through the motions....c'mon...It's a new day, there is urgency in the air, and the world is desperate to hear about this amazing ONE TRUE GOD. ! Let’s lift up His name, bring our finest, and spend our 24/7 lives saying a deliberate and genuine THANK YOU.

2) Get involved in helping others. Get plugged into one of the service opportunities that the church offers or find your own. Older children can volunteer time with you. Younger children can help pick out gifts for something like Angel Tree. Have a family commitment to raise money for a special cause or for Lottie Moon by giving part of the money you would have spent on gifts. Just do something. 3) Give three gifts. We heard about this a few years ago and have attempted to do it for the past few years. Each of our children get three gifts from us every year-- gold (something they want), myrrh (something for their body), and frankincense (something for their spiritual growth). This helps to draw the focus back to the correct place. It eliminates a great deal of extra commercialism. It also helps to cut our spending in a way that allows the family to provide a gift to others.

Tim Wuester Music

Every Sunday in December the preschoolers will receive 1 piece of a 3 piece nativity set. It will be given out in Sunday school each week. Also you will be notified of the special events that will happen each week as we celebrate together Jesus’ birth.

Sunday, December 11 6:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 18 6:30 p.m.

Saturday, December 24 5:00 p.m.


2

Andy Hepburn Pastor

Archways - December 2011

Archways - December 2011

andy@taylorroad.org

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Christmas Morning Cinnamon Roll Bites

º Using 1 12.4 oz can of refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing º Heat oven to 375°F. º Grease large cookie sheet. º Using scissors or knife, cut each roll into 4 equal pieces º Place separately on greased cookie sheet. º Bake at 375°F. for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. º Uncover icing cup; microwave for 10 seconds. º Place half of the pieces in serving bowl; drizzle with half of the icing. º Repeat with remaining pieces and icing.

“The Forgotten Carols” musical will arrive at Taylor Road Baptist Church on December 14 at 7:00 p.m. “We are bringing this event because we believe the message of this musical will strike a chord” with our audiences says Michael Young. An artistic hit on the West Coast for 20 years, the musical comes to Montgomery as part of the 2011 Inaugural Southeastern Tour! “The Forgotten Carols” is the heartwarming tale of a nurse, Connie Lou, whose empty life is changed when a patient recounts the Christmas story as told by little-known characters in the nativity story he claims to have met personally! Her elderly patient, John, helps her find the hope and promise of Christmas and through them, audiences everywhere leave with the hope of keeping the message alive throughout the year. “We will have local choir members from churches participating. That’s what makes this performance unique. Local singers and choirs joining the professional actors onstage for a beautiful uplifting evening, that’s perfect for the whole family.” Visit the table in the Grand Foyer on Sunday mornings or go online anytime to www.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $15 for Adults and $10 for Children.

Pastor Andy

DID YOU KNOW?

Opening the can of Sweet Rolls activates the leavening that causes the dough to rise. After the can is open, the dough can be covered with plastic wrap and refrigerated for up to two hours before baking. After two hours, the dough will begin to deteriorate.

Men’s Prayer Breakfast - Join us as we pray for missionaries, missions and the other ministries of our church. When men of the church pray together, we will see the Spirit of God move in mighty ways. Please make reservations by noon on Thursday, December 8, by signing up in Sunday School or by calling the church office at 271-3363.

Senior Adult Lunch - Our next luncheon will be held of Thursday, January 4, 2012. First Place - Pencil in Sunday, January 8, 2012 at 5:30 p.m. as the start date of the next session of First Place weight loss group. You know you’ll be ready to knock those holiday pounds off and meet your New Years resolutions...what better way than with some of your church family! For more information, contact Betsy Russell 280-5743 or Dawn Hilley 270-8954.

archways EDITOR

Brian Harris

brian@taylorroad.org

ASSOCIATE EDITORS Saralyn Whittington

PHOTOGRAPHERS Brian Harris Hope Langley Emile Mattison Shana Proctor Tom Stubblefield

MINISTERS

Andy Hepburn Dean Finch Tim Wuester Keeton Blakeney Young Lee

DIRECTORS

SUPPORT

DeAnne Brunson Tina Boren

info@taylorroad.org

ONLINE EDITION AVAILABLE www.taylorroad.org/media/publications

Sunday, January 8

December 2011, Volume 25, Issue 12

David Givens Saralyn Whittington Ruth Givens DeAnne Brunson Belinda Hepburn Brian Harris Rick Crouch

saralyn@taylorroad.org deanne@taylorroad.org

New Men’s Study Group

5:30 p.m.

Taylor Road Baptist Church 1685 Taylor Road Montgomery, AL 36117 www.TaylorRoad.org GET SOCIAL WITH TAYLOR ROAD: www.facebook.com/taylorroad www.twitter.com/taylorroadmgm www.flickr.com/taylorroadmgm www.myspace.com/taylorroadmgm www.youtube.com/taylorroadmgm www.linkedin.com/company/taylor-road-baptist-church

ARCHWAYS (USPS No. 000-611) is published monthly by Taylor Road Baptist Church, 1685 Taylor Road, Montgomery, Alabama, 36117. Brian Harris, editor. Periodical postage paid at Montgomery, Alabama. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Taylor Road Baptist Church, 1685 Taylor Road, Montgomery, Alabama, 36117.

The total number of shoeboxes given this year was 186. In the competition between the Auburn and Alabama fans, the win goes to Auburn with 56 shoeboxes to 40 given by the Alabama fans. The real winners are the boys and girls who will receive the boxes and receive a gospel tract about Jesus and how they can be saved. To God be the Glory for each life touched by each shoebox!

“The Man I Want To Be” This video series is presented by former Pro Football quarterback Neal Jeffrey.


Cut this section out to use as a bookmark for this month!

DECEMBER CALENDAR 1-

50+ Christmas Dinner

4-

Parade of Flags Parent/Student Pow-wow Business Meeting (after PM)

7-

Comedy Tour (students)

8-

Deacon Widow/Widower Banquet

10 -

Polar Express Party (children)

11 -

Men’s Prayer Breakfast Parent/Child Dedication (AM) Children’s Choir Musical (PM)

14 -

The Forgotten Carols No Evening Activities

18 -

Adult Choir Musical (PM)

21 -

Awana Tacky Christmas Refuge Christmas

22 -

Office Closed at Noon

23 -

Office Closed

24 -

Candlelight Service

25 -

ONLY Morning Service All Other Activities Cancelled

28 -

No Evening Activities at Church

29 -

Office Closed at Noon

30 -

FREE Family Skate Night Office Closed

The Full Church Calendar is Available Online at

www.TaylorRoad.org/Calendar REGULAR SCHEDULE Sunday 9:09 - Sunday Morning Bible Study for All Ages 10:30 - Worship 5:30 - Classes for All Ages 6:30 - Worship

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Keeton Blakeney Students

Archways - December 2011

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STUDENTS The Christmas Comedy Tour is coming to Eastern Hills on Wednesday, December 7. Travis Crim and Company are traveling from California to share with us a night of funny sketches, and a reminder of the real reason for the season. We will meet there before the 6:30 start time. This will take the place of Refuge that evening. Student Ministry Christmas Party is Wednesday, December 21. It will be from 6:30 till 8:30 in the Student Center. Dinner will be provided! Please bring a gift valued at $10 or less.

What’s New In The iPod?

Ever wondered what was the name of that song playing before service on Sunday Morning? Each month we will share a new album that is in the current rotation of praise and worship music. Recently we added the new album entitled simply WOW! Christmas which came out on September 27, 2011...just in time for the Christmas season! This music collection is available online and at most retailers.

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

ACTS 1:8

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Tuesday 9:00 - Every Sitch A Prayer 6:00 - Outreach Wednesday 6:00 - Bible Drill 6:30 - Classes for All Ages Thursday 10:00 - Senior Adult Bible Study

DECEMBER 2011

2011 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Read More on Page 4 & 5


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