Greetings in the grace and mercy God’s inexpressible gift! Let me take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. As we turn our hearts toward the Advent Season, may God through His goodness, fill your hearts with joy as you reflect upon His first coming and eagerly anticipate His second coming. This December at NTBC is filled many times that we will be able to join together and celebrate our soon coming King.
December 2nd our church will begin celebrating Advent together in our church services. During our services, in the four Sunday mornings leading up to Christmas, we will reflect upon the four themes of Advent. The first coming of Jesus Christ brought His people Hope, Peace, Joy and Love, in a visual example, God’s Son. As we celebrate, we will be reminded of the first coming, and will be encouraged to look forward to the second coming of Christ where, Hope, Peace, Joy and Love, will be experienced by God’s people in a perfect way in Heaven. The way our church family will celebrate is by having families from our church membership lead us in scripture readings and prayer that directs our hearts toward each week’s theme.
Here are a few important things to be reminded of this month:
- December 2nd at 5:30pm the children’s ministry will share their Christmas program, “An out-of-the-box Christmas”. Our kids and their leaders have worked very hard, and I want to encourage you to come celebrate and be blessed by this special program.
- December 9th at 5:00pm our church will volunteer at the Mission of Hope in Dora. This evening we will be the hands and feet of Jesus, by helping get things organized for the Mission of Hope Christmas Toy give away. It will be a great time of fellowship and service to a great ministry.
- December 16th at 5:30pm our Adult Choir will share their Christmas program for this year. God has blessed NTBC with some very talented men and women, and this will be a wonderful night, reminding us all through song, of the blessing of Christ coming to earth. This program will also involve our Children’s Ministry and Student Ministry accompanying our adult choir. This will be a great night. Please don’t miss it.
- December 23rd at 10:00am we will have a special Christmas Eve Eve service. We will begin our service early that day to give you time to celebrate the season with families. We will not have Sunday School or evening service on December 23rd.
There are a couple of other special days we want to remind you about during December as well. On December 2nd we will distribute Commitment Cards for our church’s capital NOW campaign. There will be a box available in the foyer that you can put your commitment cards in up until Wednesday December 12th. We need to have all the cards collected by then, so that we can announce the totals during our December 16th morning service at the conclusion of the service. At that time, we will also receive a special “First Fruits” offering. We are in some exciting days at NTBC and it is a joy serving the Lord with you. God bless.
For His Glory,
1 Cor. 10:31