December 9-16


December 9 -16


Sunday, December 9 [2nd Sunday of Advent]

9:00 a.m. Discipleship

10:00 a.m. Worship

6:00 p.m. Advent Bible Study Malachi 3:1-4


Monday, December 10

5:00 p.m. Hempstead Swim Team Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch


Tuesday, December 11

6:00 a.m. Coaches’ Breakfast @ Village Inn


Friday, December 14

6:30 p.m. FBC Movie Night: “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey” 


Sunday, December 16 [3rd Sunday of Advent]

9:00 a.m. Discipleship

10:00 a.m. Worship

6:00 p.m. Advent Bible Study Zephaniah 3:14-20



December Birthdays & Anniversaries

Please see the email from pastor Tim sent on Friday, December 7th.


Budget Needs November 2018

Needed for Budget $101,321

Received $86,140.41

Difference -$15,180.59


Our Daily Bread

The December, January, February issue of “Our Daily Bread” is now available for free in the foyer. This handy guide to the Bible allows the reader to pause each day and think upon the things of God. It is a simple devotional that will bring you blessings. 


Weekly Scripture Meditation:

We are inviting the Church as a whole to participate in reading and meditating on the lectionary texts for the upcoming Sunday. The texts for Sunday, December 16 are as follows: Luke 3:7-18, Zephaniah 3:14-20, Isaiah 12:2-6, Philippians 4:4-7. The verse in bold will be the sermon text for that Sunday.


Starlight Carols

The Emmaus Bible College Music department presents their annual Starlight Carols, a choral concert celebrating the Christmas Season on Sunday, December 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Marble Chapel on the campus of Emmaus Bible College. This event is free and open to the public.


The Season of Advent

Advent is a season of waiting, longing, promise, and preparation. The year, the season begins with the words of hope from the prophet Jeremiah to a people who feel helpless. “A righteous branch will spring up!” he proclaims. Advent reminds us that even as we remember all that God has done for us, we still long for a time when the brokenness of our world will be transformed into the fullness of God’s reign.


Advent Bible Study

During the Season of Advent, the pastor will lead a Bible study of the response texts found in the Lectionary. The study will begin at 6:00 p.m. each Sunday evening and will last for one hour. A printed copy of the text will be supplied, but it is suggested that each participant bring a Bible. If you don’t have one the Church will supply one for you. Here are the remaining dates and topics:

December 9: Malachi 3:1-4

December 16: Zephaniah 3:14-20

December 23: Micah 5:2-5a

The goal of this study is to allow us to meditate and think upon the texts that the Church has held sacred for this Advent/Christmas Season.


Christmas Worship Schedule

Sunday, December 23 4th Sunday of Advent

10:00 a.m. Worship

6:00 p.m. Advent Bible Study

Monday, December 24 Christmas Eve

6:00 p.m. A night of singing, scripture and the lighting of candles. 

Tuesday, December 25 Christmas Day

10:00 a.m. Where else should one be on the day celebrating the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ but in church? This is a light-hearted and warm service.


December Movie [12.14.2018]

This will be our last movie of 2018. We close out another successful year of movie watching by showing “The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.” It is about a grouchy woodcarver who bonds with a boy while constructing a Nativity scene for him. The Movie begins at 6:30 p.m. and the popcorn and water are always free.



“O Holy Spirit of God, visit now this soul of mine, and tarry within it till eventide. Inspire all my thoughts. Pervade all my imaginations. Suggest all my decisions. Lodge in my will’s most inward citadel and order all my doings. Be with me in my silence and in my speech, in my haste and in my leisure, in company and in solitude, in the freshness of the morning and in the weariness of the evening; and give me grace at all times to rejoice in thy mysterious companionship.” From A Diary of Private Prayer by John Baillie.