News and Notes – December 9

Caroling and Waffle Fellowship: Please join us at 6:00 p.m. this Sunday, December 9 as we go caroling in the neighborhood. Afterwards, there will be a waffle fellowship about 7:00 p.m.  Click here for more information.

Harbourview: Our monthly nursing home visitation will be held on Saturday, December 15, at 10:15 a.m. Byron Fike will lead our program as we celebrate Christmas at Harbourview Care Center. We want Christmas to be a special, joyful noise unto the Lord, so we invite families with children, singles, youth and adults to join us for just one hour that will make a big impact. Please call or email Jonida Martin or sign up in the foyer if you would like to participate.

The Homebuilders Christmas Party will be held on Saturday, December 15, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The party will begin at the Stafford‘s home for appetizers and then move to the Behrendsen’s for dessert and a gift exchange. Bring either an appetizer or dessert and one wrapped gift per couple ($15-$20 value). Email Jana Stafford if you have any questions.

The Refuge Christmas Party will be on Saturday, December 15, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. in the Family Activities Center.  Students should wear the UGLIEST Christmas sweater that they can find!  a prize will be awarded to the ugliest sweater.  Please bring a white elephant gift to exchange as well.  To sign up to bring a snack for the party, click here.  Please contact Jarron or Donna if you have any questions.

A Reception will be held following our Candlelight Service on Sunday, December 16. Story groups are asked to decorate a table or two in the FAC and bring ready to serve finger foods to share with members and guests. Contact Leah Hewitt with the number of tables your group would like to decorate. Tables should be decorated by 5:00 p.m. on Sunday afternoon.

Reminder: We will not have Bible classes on Sunday, December 23 or December 30.  Click here to view the Holiday Calendar.

A Baby Girl Shower for Wendy (Harrison) Donahoe, will be held on Sunday, January 6, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Wendy and Terry have chosen registry selections for their daughter, Caitlin Danielle, at Babies R Us and Target.

Tuition-Free Bible Study: Byron Fike will be teaching a class, Spiritual Disciplines, next semester for the South Houston Bible Institute. The class will be taught at our building in Room 14 on Tuesdays, January 22 through May 7, from 7:00 to 8:10 p.m. For more information or to register for this class, visit their website at

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