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Our annual Hanging of the Green Service will be this Sunday, December 1 at 6:00 p.m. You are all invited to join us as we decorate our Sanctuary and prepare our hearts for the holidays with scripture and song. Everyone Welcome!

We had a total of 89 shoeboxes for Samaritan’s Purse. Thanks to all who contributed in any way. You have helped to brighten an impoverished child’s life.

Sign up on the registration form if you would like to take part in the Parent’s Night Out on Dec. 13. You may bring your children from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. Kids will enjoy a Christmas movie, games, crafts, pizza, popcorn, Christmas cookies, and hot cocoa while you shop, eat out with friends, or  have a date night.

Youth Winter Retreat to Pigeon Forge – Dec. 6-8. Cost is $20.00 See Jason  Cox for more information if you are interested in going.

The ”Build a City Party” will be Thursday, Dec. 12 at the home of David and Cheri Ellis. You may drop in any time between 6 and 9 p.m. If we can raise $1,000 we can build a house in Cambodia. Along with 39 other similar parties, we can build a city. See Jason Cox or Sarah Jo Ellis for more information.

Racin’ for Lottie  will be held on Sunday, Dec 8 at 3:00 p.m. All men and RAs are encouraged to build a racer and get sponsors. All monies go to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for Foreign Missions. See Chris Turner for car kits and more info.

Lottie Moon Post Office is open in the Welcome Center. You may send Christmas cards to people who regularly attend our church. All we ask is that you make a “postage” donation which will go to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and check your box regularly for cards sent to you. Our Lottie Moon goal this year is $22,500. Offering envelopes are in the pew racks.

We will be offering the following classes from 6 to 7 p.m. on Sunday evenings during the months of January and February. This will be in place of our regular Sunday evening services. Please read over the descriptions and indicate your choice on the registration form.

Vertical Church: Lanny Green – Cost: $12.00

This study points to a new day where God is the seeker, and we are the ones found. In Vertical Church, God shows up, and that changes everything. If you want to experience God as you never have before and witness His hand at work, if you want to wake up to the first thought, “Thank God, it’s Sunday.” If you are ready to feel your heart beat faster as you drive to your place of worship, then devour and digest the lessons of the Vertical Church.

The Sermon on the Mount: Dr. Jay – Cost: Free

A recent survey says that 61% of American Christians think that Billy Graham preached the Sermon on the Mount! Of course Jesus Himself is the author and deliverer of this beloved message. Our Savior’s words, recorded in Matthew 5-7, are poetic, relevant, organized, applicable, passionate, simple, and clear. Any person who seriously desires to know what it means to live as a righteous follower of Jesus will benefit from studying these lessons. Our time together will include scripture reading, reflection, discussion, prayer, and the singing of hymns and praise songs that reflect the various themes featured in this passage. Join us in the Sanctuary for this study.

Effective Parenting in a Defective World: Kevin & Leslie Hicks – Cost: $9.00

Raising kids is tough…but God has a plan. Raising children is a challenge in today’s world. Peers and pop culture exert a never-ending pressure on kids. Every day they are bombarded with the pressures and influences of drugs, sex, and violence. Often, parents feel helpless when the corrupt principles of this defective world seem to contradict every godly principle they try to instill in their children. In this class we will learn applicable principles, apply practical lessons, and understand simple biblical truths that you and your children can hold onto when all else fails.

Our Father’s Dream For Us: Jean Straussberger – Cost: $12.00

This study includes the reading of  “Passport Through Darkness” by author/missionary, Kimberly L. Smith with a parallel Bible Study of hope, service, and resurrection. This is an intro to a weekend retreat, March 14-15, 2014, when Kimberly will come in person to NCBC to lead us in “Our Father’s Dream Retreat.” She has saved untold orphans and women from abuse, human trafficking, and other struggles in war-torn Sudan, Africa.

How to Lead Like Jesus Led: Jason Cox – Cost: Free

This leadership course is for middle and high school students helping them discover how Jesus was a servant leader and teaching students to lead like Christ.

We will also have age level classes for children and preschoolers. Please indicate on the registration form if your child/children will be attending and their ages.

 

 

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