A Message from our Pastor
I think I blinked and 2016 flew by somehow. 2016 has been a busy but fruitful year for our church. The blessing of God is so evident in our fellowship. This year, we saw record attendance for discipleship during Family Night at First this fall. In our Oneighty student ministry, there are more junior high and high school students attending on Wednesday evening than ever before. In evangelism, we have baptized over 220 souls so far during 2016. Those are all reasons to celebrate in December.
December is a very important month for our church in stewardship. Year-end giving to our budget is critical to the advancement of the mission Jesus gave us. The resources needed for many of our missions and ministries are provided through December contributions. It is not an exaggeration to say that our stewardship in December impacts our discipleship in April, our missions in the summer, and our evangelism in October. Please consider what the Lord would lead you to contribute to the Lord’s work this month.
December is also one of the most festive times of the year for us. We celebrate the birth of our Savior in multiple ways. “Christmas in the Falls” is coming on December 10th and 11th. Our Worship ministry does a stellar job of presenting the message of Christmas in a fun, vivid, and meaningful way. Christmas Eve is also a very important time of worship for our church. We have services planned on all four campuses for Saturday, December 24th. In addition, I will be preaching a Christmas series, “Regifting,” each Sunday morning in December.