Dear friend of Pine Mountain Christian Community Church,
It was William Temple, the esteemed Archbishop of Canterbury from 1942 to 1944, who wrote, “Worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination by the beauty of God, to open up the heart to the love of God, to devote the will to the purpose of God.” It is my prayer that we will experience this kind of worship as we gather each Sunday at PMCCC. And this is all the more important as we move into the Christmas season and come closer to the new year. In the coming weeks, we will gather to focus on Christ, the author and finisher of our faith, as we open the Word of God together and are reminded of His greatness.
This Sunday, December 9th, is our monthly communion Sunday. As we continue our study of Acts, and are reminded of the sufferings of Christ through communion; God’s holiness, truth, beauty, love and purpose all come into focus.
COMMENTS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS:
* As is our custom, we will take a 2nd offering at the end of our service to help meet the needs of people in our community.
* This Saturday is “Christmas In the Village! The parade will start at 11:30 and end up at the Gazebo. There will be music, Santa, stockings for the kids, and I will be sharing the meaning of Christmas to all who are gathered at the Gazebo. Allie will sing a few songs, and when she’s finished, The One Stop Kid’s Shop will be open in the Activities Center. At the shop, kids will be able to purchase for beautiful gifts for just one dollar, and if they don’t have a dollar, they can get in by God’s Grace! Each gift will have a Bible verse attached to it, and each family will get a note from Allie that will encourage each family and invite them to church! Please be in prayer about this event, and if you would like to help with The One Stop Kids Shop, just call Allie at 661-388-8050.
* COMING UP: THIS WEEKS’ EVENTS:
* Saturday, December 8th from 11:30 to 3 p.m.: Christmas in the village
*Sunday December 9th at 9:30 a.m.: All Church Prayer Time in the Sanctuary
*Sunday December 9th at 10:00 a.m.: Church Service: Sermon: “How To Handle Persecution, Part 2” Acts 4:16 – 31
*Wednesday, December 12th at 10:00 a.m.: Women’s Bible Study in the Activities Center: Special Series: “Drawing Near to God”
*Thursday, December 13th at 11 p.m.: Women’s Bible Study at the home of Linda East: 2414 Freeman Dr.
Have a blessed Christmas season,