The Weekly: December 3 – 9

This Week’s Message: Standing Firm (Exodus 6:10-24) by Pastor Andy Neely

This Week’s Resources: Download the weekly bulletin | Random Acts of Christmas (Episode 1)

WAYS TO GIVE THIS DECEMBER | Join Us in Serving & Giving This Christmas!

December is a busy time of year, and it’s easy to miss all that’s happening. Here are the main ways that our church is giving and serving this Christmas season:

Lottie Moon March For Missions: Your generous gift enables IMB missionaries around the world to be sent out to make disciples and multiply churches among unreached peoples and places. Our church goal this year is $60,000. You can give today during our March for Missions or online at westjacksonbc.org/resources/give-online.

Random Acts of Christmas: Our second annual Random Acts of Christmas initiative is an opportunity for you to give a gift to someone this holiday season.To help you get started, we have put together some gift bags that include instructions and ideas. We have also included cards for you to leave with the individuals you are serving. The card lets them know they have been the recipient of a Ran- dom Act of Christmas and also includes an invitation to our Community Gathering on Christmas Eve. Pick up a bag just outside the Connection Center and join us as we make a di erence in our community this Christmas! Use #wjrandomactsofchristmas as you share your stories on social media!

Blessing Lincoln and Lane Elementary Schools: This past Sunday, the blue shopping bags for JMCSS were made available. As a church, we have already picked up almost 60% of the available bags. This has us off to a great start. By buying these items for the teachers of Lane and Lincoln we are blessing the schools, the teachers and the kids. By purchasing these items, we are helping JMCSS and the teachers use that money for other needed items. If you were not able to pick up a bag last Sunday or you would like to have another, please stop by the table across from the Connection Center to grab one. All bags are due back by Sunday, December 17th.

Hartland Christmas Party: We are in need of volunteers to help with supervision at this year’s Hartland Christmas party on Monday December 11th. If you have questions or would like volunteer, contact Sylicia Fuqua (sfuqua3@yahoo.com or 731-394-0993) or Lori Camp (lcamp@westjacksonbc.org or 731-499-0756).

CHRISTMAS CAROL SING | Sunday, December 10 @ 6pm

Our annual Christmas CarolSing will happen on December 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the worship center. Join us for an evening of Christmas carols and Christmas music featuring our Children’s Choirs, Youth Choir, Sanctuary Choir and Orchestra.

SHARE THE SEASON | Tuesday, December 12 @ 6:00pm

All ladies are invited to join us for an evening of sharing in the food, fun and sparkle of Christmas! Tickets are $10 and are available for purchase in the Connection Center.

CHRISTMAS EVE AT WEST JACKSON | Sunday December 24 @ 4:30pm

On Sunday,, December 24 our church will invite the community to gather with us for a special evening of contemplating and celebrating our Savior’s birth. The night will begin with a live nativity at 4:30pm. The service will begin at 5:00pm and conclude at 5:45pm. (Christmas Eve morning we will be on our normal schedule: 9:00am Bible Study and 10:30am Worship).

PASSION CONFERENCE | January 1-3, 2018

High School seniors and College Students are invited to join us for Passion 2018 in Atlanta. The cost is $225 per ticket, transportation, and hotel. Sign up and make your payment today in the Student Ministry Office.

BELLEVUE SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE | Thursday, December 14

Our senior adults will be traveling via charter bus to Bellevue’s Singing Christmas Tree production this year on December 14th. Tickets are $25 on a first-come, first-serve basis. Payment in the church office secures your reservation. We will have a Dutch Treat supper at Cracker Barrel en route.