Elders and Deacons Nominated: The council has decided to elect 2 elders and 1 deacon. The elders who have accepted their nominations are Frank Kalsbeek and Roel Stoker. The deacons who have accepted their nominations are Casey Thiebaud, Kyle Dowdy, and Jonathan Osinga. Please be in prayer for this and the upcoming congregational meeting on Dec. 9, 2018, @ 5:30 pm.
Church Calendar – The holiday season is here!! A December calendar has been put in your member boxes so make sure and check that out for all the upcoming holiday dates! Also, as always, a tentative church calendar through June 2019 is posted here on our website so you can reference future dates if needed. Click the "calendar" tab at the top of the page to access it.
Sunday School – Join us every Sunday following our morning worship service for Sunday School! We have classes for all ages! The adult Sunday School class is studying the book of Judges. (Update: Sunday School will break for the holidays after December 9th and will resume January 13th)
Sunday Evening Services – Every Sunday we have an evening service. We are currently studying the New Testament book of Matthew! So come join us every Sunday evening at 6:00 PM. (Update: Check out the church calendar for the specific events going on during the regular scheduled Sunday Evening service times. We will resume Matthew on Sunday evening, January 6th).
Wednesday Family Night Dinner & Bible Study – Join us every Wednesday for a family dinner starting at 6:00 pm! Then at 6:30 pm, we have Bible studies for every age! Want to know what is on the menu for dinner? Check our Facebook page where it’s posted every Wednesday at noon. The adult Bible study class, lead by Pastor Tarpy, is studying the book of Judges. (Update: Wednesday Family Night will break for the holidays after December 5th and will resume January 9th)
Women’s Coffee Break – We would love for you to join our Ladies Coffee Break, which meets every Thursday at 9:30 AM. We just concluded “The Letters of John” by N.T. Wright. For the Advent season, we will be doing a 44-week study called "Advent" A Savior for All People." Feel free to bring a friend(s) and as always, babysitting is provided! (Update: Coffee Break will break for the holidays after December 13th and will resume January 10th)
CRCNA Digital Library – Did you know that you have access to the CRCNA Digital Library which gives free, online access for CRC churches and members to hundreds of Faith Alive Christian Resources titles—including curriculum, Bible studies, and more? Check it out at http://library.crcna.org/.
End of Year Bible Study Classes – Mark your calendars for these dates! December 5th will be our last Wednesday Family Night, the last Sunday School will be Sunday, December 9th and Ladies Coffee Break will end the year on December 13th with brunch @ the parsonage at 9:30 am.
Christmas Caroling, Dinner, & Congregational Meeting – Come join us for Christmas caroling at local nursing homes NEXT Sunday, December 9th from 3-5 pm. We will begin at Mulberry Manor, followed by Senior Care of Stephenville and end with Stephenville Nursing & Rehab. Immediately afterward, join us at the church for dinner followed by our congregational meeting at 5:30 pm.
Children’s Christmas Program Dates – Next Sunday during Sunday school, the children will be practicing for their Christmas program. There will also be scheduled practices on Wednesday, December 12th @ 6 pm and Saturday, December 15th at 10 am. And then on Sunday, December 16th join us at 6:00 pm for “Twas the Night Before Christmas” children’s Christmas program. Please have your children there by 5:30 pm.
Stephenville Christian School Christmas Program – The SCS Christmas Program “Crazy, Busy, Peaceful, Holy Night” will take place on Thursday, December 13th at 6:00 PM. There will be refreshments afterward.
Annual Ladies Tea – Join us on Wednesday, December 19 at 6:00 pm at the Parsonage for our annual ladies’ tea!
Christmas Worship Services – Join us on Sunday, December 23rd at 10:30 for morning worship service and then at 6:00 PM for a candlelight service. Then on Christmas Day, we will be having a service at 11:00 AM. There will be no service on Christmas Eve.
New Year’s Eve Service – Join us on Monday, December 31st at 7 pm for special New Year’s Eve service. We will also be celebrating the sacrament of communion. There will be no New Year’s Day Service.