Advent For Everyone!

ADVENT
People attend church the most on Easter and Christmas.   This is why we make a big deal about it too!  We sing Christmas carols.  We decorate a Giving Tree with items to purchase for our “Adopted Family.”  We decorate the entire church with garland, stars, colorful lights, candles, and other festive items.  We have a special sermon series “Upside Down Christmas.”  And we celebrate together on Monday, December 24 at 6:30PM!  Christmas Eve!  May this Advent be the best one yet!

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BOOK CLUB
The Book Club is reading “Black Waterlilies” by Michel Bussi.  Join the discussion on Wednesday, December 12 at 6:30 at Egg Roll House. Contact Brian or Sue Vredevoogd for more information: bvrede13@aol.com.

CHILDREN’S MINISTRIES MEETING
The new Children’s Area is almost completely done!  YAY!  All Children’s Ministry Team members need to get on the same page with this new area.  So, plan on meeting on Sunday, December 16 at 9:30AM to coordinate the efforts of each ministry.

ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING
Our Annual Congregational Meeting will be December 16   after the worship service.  We approve the budget and talk about important things happening at Celebration.  Pick up the proposed budget from the Info Booth.  Contact your   Elder if you have questions for the meeting.

YOUTH MINISTRIES CORNER
Progressive Christmas Dinner & White Elephant Exchange — Dec. 16, 5:30-7:30PM.  – We will start and end at church.  Bring a friend and a White Elephant Gift to exchange.

UPCOMING EVENTS
Dec 5, Baby Basics, 9:30AM in the Fireside Room
Dec 5, Women’s Bible Study, 10:30AM in Fireside Room.
Dec 9, Pastor Tolbert’s Birthday
Dec 10, Council Meeting, 6:30PM
Dec 12, Book Club Meeting at 6:30PM at the Egg Roll House.
Dec 16, Children’s Ministries Meeting, 9:30AM
Dec 16, Congregational Meeting
Dec. 16, Youth Group Progressive Christmas Dinner & White Elephant Exchange, 5:30PM
Dec 24, Christmas Eve Service, Carols in the Fireside Rm, 6:30PM
Dec 24, Pray For Muskegon

 

PRAYERS
Please join us in prayer for these requests.  This is the work of us ALL as the body of Christ!

Pray for Thelma as she has eye surgery today.
Pray for students who are concerned about their grades.
Pray for Jenna’s brother who had rotator cuff surgery recently.
Pray for June Bishops Mother in Law who had heart surgery recently.
Pray for students trying out for Spring Musicals.
Pray for the family of June’s friend, Carl, who died of cancer recently.
Pray for family members who do not know Jesus yet.  May God give us opportunities to show them Jesus and help them overcome obstacles to faith.
Praise God for those who invite and bring family/friends to church.
Praise God for guests at Celebration this Christmas.
Pray for Deseray, Michael, and Spirit who are our “Adopted Family” this Christmas.
“Pray for Tom & Ashley during this time.  Tom’s dad passed on Thanksgiving.”
“Pray for my dad.  God knows what’s going on.  It’s hard when a father disowns his own child.”
Pray for Roger (Sheri) Doctor’s friend Bob Anderson who is in the final stages of cancer.  His doctor tells him to make his peace.
Praise God for those who faithfully contribute to the ministries at Celebration Community Church.  May God bless both the gift and the giver!
Pray for Clinton, Lacey Hentschel’s friend, who lost his 8 month old daughter to bleeding on the brain on Saturday.
Pray for Mike Kalinowski who had eye surgery recently.
Pray for the search process for the next Director of Worship Arts.


World Missions Prayers: NICARAGUA
Pray for the Church to both proclaim the Gospel and seek justice for the oppressed.
Pray for a righteous government that seeks the good of its impoverished people.
Pray for Gospel-centered unity among the various Christian denominations.
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