A non-denominational church in Hendersonville, TN // Sundays 9AM & 10:45AM //

November 30, 2017

 

ADVENT, a word with Latin roots, means “coming.”   Advent designates a period before Christmas when Christians prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth.

 

This practice began in the church over sixteen hundred years ago! Sermons focused on the wonder of the Incarnation. By the Middle Ages four Sundays had become the standard length of the Advent season. Advent is considered the beginning of the church year.

 

This Sunday, we join churches around the world to begin the season of Advent.

 

Here are our Advent themes:

 

December 3               Hope
December 10             Love

December 17             Joy

December 24             Peace
These themes will prepare us for a Jesus-centered Christmas!

Let’s welcome the Lord Jesus fully into our lives and church.

 

 

 

Christmas Blessing  

 

We are collecting items for the Christmas Blessing through Christmas Eve to be delivered Christmas Day.  Items needed: Coats (new or in good condition) Hats, Gloves, Scarves, Socks, Blankets, (new or in good condition) sleeping Bags, Individually Wrapped candy, Fruit Snacks, Peanut butter or Cheese Crackers, Little Debbie Snack Cakes, Chapstick, Cough Drops, Pocket Pack Kleenex, Band-aids, Feminine Products, $5 McDonald Gift Cards.

 

November 21, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

I pray you are having a joyful time of fellowship and gratitude for all God’s blessings this Thanksgiving weekend.  Our church has so much to be thankful for this year, and I am so blessed to get to lead this great family.

We will have both services this Sunday, starting at 9am and 10:45am.  Aubrey and Jen McGowan will be leading our services on this Family Sunday, so I know their ministry will be a perfect way to end this weekend.

 

May the Lord bless you and keep you!

 

 

November 14, 2017

Community Investment Week!

This is a huge week at CIL to invest into our community through giving and volunteer hours.

 

Operation Christmas Child THIS WEEK!

 

 

You can share the love of Christ with children around the world through Operation Christmas Child.  Pack a shoebox with Christmas gifts and drop it off November 13th – 20th (CIL is an official collection site).  OCC adds a booklet with the gospel message and delivers the boxes around the world.  In the hands of local churches, they become powerful tools for evangelism and discipleship.

If you want to volunteer, we still have time slots available for volunteers to receive gift boxes as they’re dropped off.  Let us know if you can help.

 

 

 

 

Thanksgiving Blessing 

 

Saturday, November 18 is our Thanksgiving Blessing! Our goal is to give away 185 fresh turkeys and all the ingredients for a family Thanksgiving meal for local families. Your gift of $25 will completely fund Thanksgiving dinner for someone who might be unable to provide that special meal without help.  We currently have 82 sponsored. Will you take time to donate right now by clicking here, so we can fund all 185 meals.

The assembly team will gather on Friday evening, November 17 at 6:30pm to prepare the bags.  Volunteer sign-in on Saturday morning is at 8:30, with the give-away beginning at 9a.m. in the parking lot at the Goodwill Store on New Shackle Island Road. If you want to volunteer for Friday night packing or Saturday morning distribution, contact Gala Johnson at 615-440-6127.