December 2016 Calendar and Announcements

December Calendar

December 1     HERITAGE Game Day - 11:30 AM

December 4    Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                        Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                        Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                        Deacon elections - 12:00 PM
                        Keyboards at Christmas concert - 3:00 PM

December 7     Service of REST - 6:30 PM
                        Choir practice - 7:00 PM

December 10   Deacons' Christmas party - 6:00 PM 

December 11    Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                        Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                        Worship Service - 11:00 AM
                        Voting on 2017 budget proposal - 12:00 PM
                        Swingles' Christmas party - 12:00 PM
                        Children & Youth bowling party - 6:00 PM

December 12   Adventure Club lunch at Scottsdale Farms - meet at church at 10:30 AM

December 14   Service of REST (final service in 2016) - 6:30 PM
                        Choir practice - 7:00 PM

December 18   Coffee fellowship - 9:30 AM
                        Sunday School/Bible Study - 9:45 AM
                        Worship Service - 11:00 AM

December 21   No Wednesday activities

December 24  Christmas Eve Service - 6:00 PM

December 25  Christmas morning worship service - 10:30 AM (no Sunday School)

December 26-27  Office closed

January 1        New Year's breakfast & communion in Fellowship Hall -10:00 AM
                             (no Sunday School)

January 2       Office closed


Heritage Game Day, our monthly fellowship of food and card/board games, will be held in the fellowship hall on Thursday, December 1, at 11:30 AM. The hosts will provide the main dish; please bring sides and/or dessert to share. Invite your friends!

Our HERITAGE Home Groups are currently studying the book Love Does by Bob Goff. If you're not part of a Home Group already, Talk to Matt Sapp about joining one. We'd love to have you!

On Wednesday evenings at 6:30 PM, we invite you to join us for a music-filled worship experience called REST. Each service will provide you with the opportunity to pray quietly in several ways - or just REST - and conclude with Communion at 7:00. Read more about REST here. (We will not hold REST services on December 21 or 28.)

Our second annual Keyboards at Christmas concert will be on Sunday, December 4, at 3:00 PM. Come enjoy a merry selection of sacred and secular Christmas favorites played by five musicians on four pianos plus organ. Invite your neighbors and bring the whole family for this special event filled with Christmas cheer!

The Missions Team is selling fresh Georgia pecans for $10 per pound. All proceeds will go toward our ongoing local mission endeavors. Get yours in the sanctuary foyer on Sunday mornings or stop by the church office during the week.

The Christmas tree in the sanctuary foyer is decorated with the wishes and needs of local children. Help give them a merry Christmas by taking an ornament and fulfilling the request written on it. Return your gift(s) to the church by Sunday, December 11.

All children and youth are invited to a holiday party at Cherokee Lanes on Sunday, December 11. Meet us at the bowling alley at 6:00 PM for pizza, drinks, and bowling! Pick up children at 7:30; youth can stay until 8:30 for some extra time together. There is no cost for children or youth. Please RSVP to the church office by Thursday, December 8. 

Every week, HERITAGE fills backpacks full of food for children at Hasty Elementary who might otherwise go hungry on weekends. Thanks to donations from MUST Ministries and another local church, we have plenty of fruit snacks, salty snacks, and breakfast foods right now. We are particularly in need of Hormel "Compleats," pasta such as macaroni and cheese and Ramen noodles, and small cans of vegetables, meat, soup, and pasta. Monetary donations are also appreciated. Thank you for helping us love on these precious children!

HERITAGE is on the radio! Our Sunday messages are now being broadcast on WLJA 101.1 FM each Sunday evening at 5:15 PM. Tune in and tell your friends!