Rushville Republican

November 29, 2013

church briefs

Rushville Republican

---- — Rushville Church of Christ

Rushville Church of Christ, 627 W 11th Street, Rushville, invites all to attend a special journey to first century Bethlehem from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly Dec. 13 and14.

Come experience a live and interactive outdoor nativity, where we turn our parking lot into the town of Bethlehem as it may have been the night Jesus was born, giving our guests a true experience of that night.

Participants will become travelers who will journey in small groups on the grounds outside the church building. As you walk through “Bethlehem.” you’ll hear angels singing and the buzz of a bustling village. You will meet people in the marketplace handing out goodies, Roman soldiers reminding you to register with the census taker, real live animals, shepherds, wise men, and maybe even an innkeeper hoping to get some extra business.

See Mary and Joseph welcoming baby Jesus. What a remarkable reminder of God’s amazing love for us!

Come ready to spend some very special time with your family and friends. You will experience Christmas like you never have before! Dress for the weather. Outdoor journeys will take approximately 15-20 minutes. Free admission.

Main Street Christian Church

Main Street Christian Church begins its Advent series this Sunday in preparation for Christmas. The 2013 Advent and Christmas theme will be carried out at both the 8:30 a.m. and the 10:30 a.m. services. Each Sunday’s service will include the lighting of the Advent Wreath, the singing of carols, The Lord’s Supper, and message on this year’s theme “A Community Christmas.” This Sunday’s sermon is “A Community Guided by the Light”. Other weekly themes: Dec. 8 - A Community that happens in Peace, Dec. 15 - A Community that thrives on Joy, and Dec. 22 - A Community that is Led by the Good Shepherd.

On Sunday, Dec. 15, a combined service will be held at 9:30 a.m. which will feature a children and youth Christmas pageant. Youth and children from high school and younger are invited and encouraged to participate. Participates for the Christmas message are set for 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10; 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12; and 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. All practices will be held in the church sanctuary at 615 North Main Street. Following the service on Dec. 15, the annual congregational business meeting will be held. A pitch-in fellowship luncheon will follow the annual meeting with the congregation invited to bring their Christmas favorites.

The public is invited to attend all worship services and events.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 426 N. Morgan St., Rushville, will host Women of Faith Christmas on Dec. 6. Refreshments will be at 7 p.m. with the program at 8 p.m. The evening will feather Max Lucado, Sheila Walsh, Lisa Harper and musical guest Francesca Battistelli.

Tickets are $5 (advance ticket sales only - limited seating). Please bring a non-perishable food item for the food pantry (RCCA). Proceeds from the event will benefit RCCA. For information on tickets, contact St. Paul’s UMC at 765-932-3777.

Plum Creek Christian Church

Money, it’s what we need to survive, yet it’s the number one reason for divorce in this country. The lies Satan wants us to believe is it will bring more satisfaction, more significance, and more security. When we get down to it, Satan wants us to think we will never have enough money, which of course, makes for a nice subject to always argue about.

What is God’s plan for a healthy relationship with our finances?

Always keep good records. “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks; give careful attention to your herds”. Proverbs 27:23 (NLT)

Plan your spending. “Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty”. Proverbs 21:5 (NLT) SAVE FOR THE FUTURE “The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down.” Proverbs 21:20

Tithe back to God. “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the first fruits of all your crops: then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine”.

Lastly, enjoy what you have. “Enjoy what you have rather than desiring what you don’t have. Just dreaming about nice things is meaningless, like chasing after the wind.” Ecclesiastes 6:9 (NLT)

2014 can be the year that will change everything if you follow God’s financial plan for your life. You will be amazed how much your spiritual like will prosper as well. We welcome you to worship at PCCC this Sunday. Join us as we open God’s word and let Him speak to our hearts. God Bless!

Faith Baptist Church - MORRISTOWN

Sunday, Dec. 1 Dr. Wayne Scott will teach Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., preach the worship service at 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. with a pitch-in lunch at noon. The afternoon service will be a special time to write Christmas cards to the stateside missionaries.

Good News Clubs will continue at Morristown Elementary after school on Wednesdays, Dec. 4 and 11 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. For more details, contact Dr. Wayne Scott at (765) 763-7657.

Thursday, Dec. 5 - Mrs. Karen Scott will be the guest speaker at Hazelwood Baptist Church for “A Vintage Christmas” at 6:30 p.m. RSVP by Dec. 1 to Karen Scott at (317) 861-5516.

Sunday, Dec. 15 - Morristown Manor Nursing Home Christmas program at 1 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 22 - Faith Baptist Church Christmas Cantata at 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 24 - Candlelight worship service at 7 p.m. (No Wednesday Bible study this week)

Sunday, Dec. 29 - Stay and pray after the morning worship service.

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