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Pastor’s Update

Advent and Worship Pastor Recommendation

Bay Area Family,

I pray you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. This weekend we will turn our attention to the season of Advent. With anticipation we will prepare for the celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. In traditional advent fashion, we will light candles each Sunday and focus on the hope of Christ, the peace of Christ, the joy of Christ, and the love of Christ. You can pick up an advent calendar for use at home, either personally or with your family, to daily participate in advent. When you pick up your calendar, also pick up a box to collect non-perishable food items each day of advent. We will be collecting these items and donating to local food banks.

Last weekend we made a very special announcement. The elders unanimously recommend Patrick Lyle to you as our next Worship Pastor. We will be voting to affirm this as congregation on December 15. To learn more abut Patrick and his family, follow this link.

Pray for 44 of us as we depart for Israel this weekend. Pastor Kade will be kicking off our Advent celebration while I am in Israel. May God give us all ears to hear and eyes to see all that He has in store for us.

Grace and Peace!

Pastor Brian

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Week of 12/8/2019

Midweek Fall 2019:  Fall Midweek ends December 11th. Spring Midweek will begin in February. Stay tuned for upcoming classes and registration information.

Christmas Eve Services: Tuesday, December 24, at 2:30, 4:00 and 5:30pm. Invite your friends and neighbors to come and celebrate Christmas with us. KidMin Classes available for ages birth-4 years. LifeGroups will not meet on December 22 or December 29.

Church offices will be closed Dec 24 at 1:00pm, Dec 25-27, and Dec 30-Jan 1.

Mighty Oaks Outpost Group Weekly Meeting: Mondays from 6:30-8:00pm in the Catalyst Room. The Outpost will not meet on December 23 and December 30.

New City Catechism: We’re posting one question and answer, with commentary by one of our pastors or leaders, each week for 2019. Our hope is that you will take the time each week to memorize these questions and answers in an effort to strengthen your biblical knowledge and to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). To follow along with us visit www.bayarea.church/qna.

Israel Experience 2020: Registration is available for the May 30-June 10, 2020 Israel Experience. In 2006 Brian experienced the land of Israel and studied the biblical text in context for the very first time. It opened his eyes and changed him forever. He knew then he had to lead others to experience Israel with the Bible as their guide. Since then, he has led hundreds to walk the ancient paths of the Scripture and to discover the root of their faith in Christ. It is the experience of a lifetime and worth the investment. Please consider this amazing discipleship adventure. You can register at https://legacymilestones.com/event/2020-israel-study-tour/.

ServeLink: The TOP FOUR ways we’re asking you to serve on Sunday mornings: Kids, Students, Connections, and Tech Arts. To find out more about how you can serve in one of these areas you can go to www.bayarea.church/go, or download the Bay Area Church app and click serve.

SENIOR ADULTS

Senior Connection: Senior Connection will not meet again until Jan 2020.

Senior Adults Christmas Party: Thursday, December 12 at 6:00-9:00pm. School supplies donation going to Communities in Schools. Tickets are $10. Sign up in your LifeGroup. For more information contact Max Tucker at max.tucker@bayarea.church.

STUDENTS

Ho-Ho-Hoedown Student Christmas Party: Wednesday, December 11, 6:30-8:00 pm.

No Student Midweek: December 18, 25, and January 1.

Collide 2020 is coming up January 17-19.  Cost is $50 per student.  Details and sign-up link can be found at www.bayarea.church/collide.  Registration closes on January 8.

KIDMIN

KidMin SERVE: KidMin – It literally takes a village! Are you IN? Text the word SERVE to 713.560.0214.  Help advance the mission of Bay Area Church by supporting this important ministry!

WORSHIP

For more information: Visit us at www.bayarea.church/worshipministry or like us on Facebook – Bay Area Worship Ministry. 

DEACONS 

Deacons of the Week for December 8 – December 14. Please call the deacon of the week if you have a ministry need. This week please contact Alex Quinones at 281-482-0536, Mark Rabalais at 281-992-7409, Scott Reihel at 713-906-7934, Steve Saubert at 281-534-3350 or Wayne Smith at 281-554-4427.