It's Almost Time for Christmas!

12.16.18 | by Keith Russell


    IT’S ALMOST TIME FOR CHRISTMAS! I don’t know about you, but I’ve been “making a list and checking it twice.” I have a list of people to give presents to. I have a list of places I’m supposed to be and things I’m supposed to do. I have a list of things I want to get done before the end of the year. I even have a list of things I need to share with you today. Here they are:

    WE ARE RECEIVING THE LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING. Our goal is to give $30,000 to help keep our missionaries on the field telling people about Jesus. Last year our IMB missionaries engaged 811 people groups, planted 12,005 churches, and baptized 46,495 people! By giving to the LMCO you can have a part in all our missionaries do.

    WE ARE HAVING OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE a week from tomorrow night. There will be a reception at 5 p.m. in the Mall and a Worship Service at 6 p.m. in the Worship Center. During the service I will read the Christmas story to the children and I will read the names of the members of our church who passed away in 2018. There will also be some wonderful music and a brief message. Bring your family and friends!

    WE WILL RECEIVE FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS through the end of the year. If you are behind in your giving or would like to give some more, please do so over the next two weeks. Last year, we met the budget and I am hopeful that we will again this year.

    WE WILL CELEBRATE THE 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF WESTSIDE on the first Sunday of 2019. Make your plans to be here on January 6, 2019, for a day of celebrating 60 years of preaching the Word and singing the gospel. Our special guests will be Harold Hudson and Jim Law.

    THERE IS A LOT MORE ON MY LIST but that is all I have room for today!