I’m a little behind on highlights from last week, so I’ll add in a few because they are SOOOOO cool!
Two Sundays ago we had a “Kid Dedication” for Keara and Kendra who were adopted by Rob and Sandy. That was amazing! I have a heart for adoption and I love how beautiful this story is from start to finish.
Marcus and Tasha from the BG campus had a baby last week! Welcome to the world, Preston! We are so excited to meet you!!!!
On Sunday our 11:00 am service at Hazel Dell was Deaf Interpreted due to some visitors. Our Deaf Church over at Battle Ground is amazing, so it was nice to get a little taste of that at Hazel Dell. I love watching signing through worship. It is a reminder to me that worship is both a heart expression and a body expression. Our posture before Jesus should be a response to his glory. If you’re frozen in His presence, staring at a screen, I encourage you to try something new!
We hosted our area Assemblies of God pastors at our church on Monday for a Christmas Party. THANK YOU to all of you who brought food, dessert, decorations, babysitting, photography, etc….it was such a blessing and we appreciate you!
This Friday is our Volunteers Christmas Party! We dress up a little bit and have a great night of dessert, laughter, and honor. It will be a packed house because we have so many amazing volunteers! You can join the team at www.coffeechurch.com.
Small Groups are on hiatus for the holidays. Our small group leaders are INCREDIBLE! And the groups were very educational as we dove into the book of Mark. So much to learn, so little time…. We kick off again in late January, so stay tuned.
Our Christmas Celebration service is Sunday, December 21 at our regular times. Invite a friend!
Thank you as well to all of you who helped put up the Christmas trees and decorations at church. We are ready to go for the season and look forward to ending the year on a strong note.
We are also wrapping up the Month of Generous Giving. Our crates are full of food! I watched Chris Harold weigh it all, so I’m sure a big announcement about how incredible you all are is coming soon! It will head off to the food bank to bless families in our area that need help. If you need help, would you email me RIGHT NOW at firstname.lastname@example.org? We have plenty of food and would love to bless people at North Creek who need a boost this holiday season.
We also made our goal of $10,000 for the church in Argentina and we are also doing well on our monthly giving at North Creek. We are still short for the year, but making up ground. If every family gave $100 extra this month we would end the year in the black!
Whew! So much going on and it’s a race to the finish line. We have no services on December 28, which leaves just three more Sunday services this year to invite your friends and family to!