Looking Back - Celebrating Today - Looking Forward
An early Merry Christmas to everyone!
I’ve recently been reviewing our year together as a church. We’ve been blessed to engage in some wonderful difference-making opportunities. Through God’s provision, we’ve given entire weekend offerings to build houses for the homeless in Dallas and Honduras; funded the construction of schools in Ghana and Kenya; hosted “Sack Hunger” programs; provided school uniforms/supplies for hundreds of children; provided Thanksgiving and Christmas for hundreds of families; and on and on. Thanks to so many of you who’ve rolled your sleeves up and poured out your hearts along the way. And then, I think of many I know who’ve had life-transforming encounters with the grace and forgiveness of Jesus! We have so much more to do together as a church in the year to come, but I’m thankful for all God has graciously enabled us to do this year.
We’re hours away from our first Candlelight service at the Farmers Branch Campus at 6:00 pm. Of course, we’ll have more services on both campuses on Christmas Eve as well (4:30 pm, and 6:00 pm at the Vista Ridge Campus and 6:00 pm at the Farmers Branch Campus). If you’re in town, I hope you’ll join us for a memorable service that may help you start deeper conversations with those who you will gather with over the holidays.
I’m also looking forward to sharing a special message in between Christmas and New Year’s Day this coming Sunday. It’s called “The Doctrine of the Status Quo.” Don’t forget that we only have one service on each campus this coming Sunday: 9:00 am at the Farmers Branch Campus, and 11:00 am at the Vista Ridge Campus.
Finally, thanks to all who have participated thus far through giving for the sake of launching the third campus in 2015. Eight days remain in our matching gift opportunity. Every dollar given is matched dollar-for-dollar. Giving can be done online or via check. Should you desire to transfer stock or other funds to this effort, please contact Tim Ketchersid.
Grace and Peace!
Posted on Tue, December 23, 2014
by Chris Seidman