December 9 Coffee Church Highlights

It’s going to be a fun week at North Creek!  We have the Christmas Concert on Tuesday at Battle Ground and Wednesday at Hazel Dell.  Everyone is welcome, so invite a friend!  Childcare is provided for nursery and preschool children.  Kindergarteners and up will enjoy the event.  We have some special surprises for them throughout the night!  Admission is free, but if you are able to bring a toy for local kids who need a Christmas, we’d appreciate it.



Yesterday we had great services all around!  Mark spoke a vision message at Hazel Dell about where we are going and what we are believing God for in the future.  Lots of exciting things in store for us!  Over at Battle Ground, Matt Bumala spoke on surrending to God.  Matt is new to our teaching team and knocked it out of the park.  He’ll be at Hazel Dell in early January, so hold on!

Next week we kick off our Christmas series called Arrival.  Christmas is always a wonderful time to once again be awed by how God orchestrated the birth of Jesus in an unexpected, unconventional way!  Don’t miss the next two weeks as we stop all of the busy activities and remember the reason we celebrate!

Congrats to Mike Krause who graduated with his master’s last week!  We are super proud of your accomplishments and appreciate the investment you make into the children in KidCity!

Life is really messy.  We deal with a lot of messes (some of which we make ourselves!).  We really can’t spend our time being afraid of allowing people into our messes to help us!  The church is designed by God to be the place where you can take all your imperfections and be loved anyway.  Come on in!

It’s almost the end of 2012!  Can you believe it?  I can’t wait to see what 2013 brings.  I felt like 2012 was a year of planting and I want 2013 to be a year of growth.  Bring it on, God!  We have so many dreams to see God fulfill and so much work to do…it’s going to be fun!

Our family got two kittens last week after having to say goodbye to our 15 year old cat, Max.  Did you know kittens rambunciously play all night long?  If I look a little tired, it’s because I am.  I’m just sympathizing with all of the new moms at North Creek!

Remember to schedule a time to fast and pray before the end of the year.  God does miracles and if you need one…ask.  You just never know when He might do something that changes everything.

I hope you are enjoying every minute of this Christmas season!  Keep Jesus the main thing and enjoy the amazing relationships you have in your life.  We’ll see you at one of the Christmas Concerts this week!  Blessings!




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