1301 North Boonville Avenue, Springfield MO 65802 Services: Sunday 10:30a & 6:00p | Wednesday 6:30p

Weekly News – 11/20/16

Sunday, November 20 | 9:00 & 10:30a, 5:00p

This Sunday we have two big events on the schedule, Gifts for Kids Tag Distribution and a Come & Go Reception for Pastor Jeff and Carla whose last Sunday with us is November 27. Here’s what you need to know with links for more information.

  • Sunday AMGifts for Kids is our annual opportunity to bless the children of Boyd and Weaver Elementary Schools and the students of Pipkin Middle School this Christmas. Gift tags will be distributed Sunday morning, November 20. If you miss picking one up, you can grab one at the Connect Counter. Simply pick up a tag or two, purchase a gift for that child, and bring the gift with you to church by Sunday, November 27. Click here for more information.
  • Sunday PM – Sunday evening we’ll honor Pastor Jeff & Carla at a Come & Go Reception. They’ve led our church family for 6 1/2 years, and we want to show them our love. Join us anytime between 5:00 and 7:30pm. There will be refreshments, and we’ll have a basket for cards. Please pray for the Petersons, as well as our church family, during this time of transition. Pastor Jeff’s farewell note.

Host Family Lunch | November 20 | 12pm | Fusion Center

Our Host Family Lunch & Fellowship will be today in the Fusion Auditorium. Host families and students will gather for a Thanksgiving potluck. Gary Wornica will speak. Our international prayer meeting and ESL classes will not meet this Wednesday.

No Wednesday Night Services/Activities | November 23 

There will be no Wednesday evening services or activities on Thanksgiving Eve. In observance of Thanksgiving, the church office will be closed November 24 and Friday, November 25. Wherever your celebration takes you, we pray your Thanksgiving is blessed!

Kids’ Christmas Program | December 4 | 6:00p | MPH

This year Kids, Inc. will present the musical, Good King Wenceslas. Join us as knights and ladies-in-waiting celebrate Christmas, the good king’s gift giving, and the power of the Prince of Peace and gospel of Christ to change lives. This ever-delightful evening also will include performances from the Chime Choir, Nursery Choir, and Cherub Choir. The kids will also raise funds for their BGMC goat program!

Wrapping Gifts for Kids | December 6 | 4:30p | Chapel

Gifts for Kids Wrapping Night will be Tuesday, December 6, from 4:30-9:00 in the chapel. The evening will be come-and-go. Just choose when you want to help. We’ll provide gift wrapping supplies, along with dinner and snacks. Contact Hannah to volunteer.

Legacy Christmas Dinner | December 9 | 6:30p | MPH

Plan now to get dressed up and join us for our annual Legacy Christmas Dinner on Friday, December 9. Tickets are $20 each. Purchase your ticket and make entrée and dessert choices at the Legacy Counter no later than December 4.

Neighbors Day | December 10 | 9:30a | Central Assembly

Our next Neighbors Day is Saturday, December 10. Our Oil Change Ministry will not be in action, but our Food Pantry will be open to serve our community. During this season of thankfulness, you can make a difference while sharing your heart with others. It only take 2 hours of your time. Contact us to volunteer!

Christmas Festival | December 11 | 6:00p | Sanctuary

This wonderful evening of music features both traditional and contemporary Christmas music presented by our Sanctuary Choir & Orchestra. The concert is absolutely free—a gift to our community. Invite your friends and neighbors!

Greeter Ministry | Sunday & Wednesday Nights

We’re looking for a few friendly faces! If you’re interested in connecting with people and welcoming them to our church, please consider becoming a greeter. We need help on Sunday nights and Wednesday nights. A volunteer service packet, available at the Connect Counter, must be completed and turned in. Sign up on the Sunday bulletin if you would like to join this ministry.

Stephen Ministry | Bringing God’s love to those in need

Our Stephen Ministers have been trained to provide confidential one-to-one encouragement, prayer, and weekly support for people who are going through a difficult time. Do you know someone who is struggling with the loss of a loved one, loneliness, cancer, job loss, relocation, divorce, spiritual crisis, recuperation, single parenthood, or any of the countless other life challenges? If you or someone you know is hurting, Stephen Ministers can help. Contact us if you need help or would like to refer someone.