Operation Christmas Child – Shoebox Ministry The best gift you can give this coming Christmas is the gift of Jesus. When you pack a shoebox or several, you are not just giving children some toys or clothes for Christmas, you are packing that shoebox with the message of Jesus Christ. They will hear that God loves them so much that He sent His Only Begotten Son to die for them so they could live forever in heaven. Let’s make this year the best ever in giving Jesus to children all over the world. Pick up some boxes when you are at church during the month of October. You may drop them off at the church office anytime.
Next week, nineteen of us are attending the Celebrators Conference at Pigeon Forge, October 21-24. Pray for us as we travel and pray that we will have a fresh encounter with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. May we be changed into being more life Him when we return.
Our monthly Missions luncheon, that we call Roundtable, is October 29. David Watts is sharing the book, Through My Father’s Eyes, by Franklin Graham. I expect that it is an exceptional book helping us see the world as Billy Graham saw it. Make your reservations asap.
We are working hard to gather all the correct information for our 2020 AWBC Resource book. If you have changed your telephone number, address, or email address, please let us know. Sunday School teachers and officers and committees members are being asked if they will serve in 2020. If you have a heart for serving the Lord somewhere in the church, please let us know. We want everyone to have a place to serve the Lord here at Alta Woods.
AED/First Aid class will be scheduled after the first of the year. This is one of the most important issues for our church family as we get older. There is a sign up in the church office.
2020 Church Offering envelope boxes have arrived. You may pick up yours at the church office or call us and we will see that you get yours.
Please keep up with your church schedule for November and December. Lots of special opportunities for Christian worship, growth and fellowship are planned for you. Note: Camp Kernop day trip is being rescheduled for 2020. We are not going November 4.
Daylight Savings time ends November 3.
I am so glad God can turn a mess into a message; a test into a testimony; a trial into a triumph and a victim into a victor.
My knee surgery is October 30. I will appreciate your prayers.