Children's Christmas Program
Sunday, Dec. 17th @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Christmas Eve
Sunday, Dec. 24th @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Christmas Day Celebration
Monday, Dec. 25th @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children's Music Lesson and Choir
Sunday, Jan. 14th @ 6:20 pm - 7:20 pm
Children's Music Lesson and Choir
Sunday, Jan. 21st @ 6:20 pm - 7:20 pm
Children's Music Lesson and Choir
Sunday, Jan. 28th @ 6:20 pm - 7:20 pm

Global Partners - Prayer

GLOBAL PARTNERS PAUL & KATHARINA HAGELGANS
CHILDREN: ELISABETH, DAVID, BENJAMIN
CENTRAL ASIA

  • Christmas parcels for children in poor countries
  • Additional laborers
  • Encouragement & endurance in ministry
  • Fruitfulness in ministry

ARMS Christmas Tree

Bring the love of Jesus to a child in need this Christmas through the ARMS Christmas Tree. Take a suggested gifts list off of the tree in the back of the auditorium. Then, return the gifts to the box under the tree by Sunday, December 17th.

Our Christmas Offering...

Our Christmas Offering . . .
will support the work of Pastor Chacko Thomas, 10 additional urban pastors under his leadership in India, and Joseph (a native Indian) and Esther Sharon who are preparing to return to India as missionaries.
They are presently completing a pastoral residency at Bay Area Community Church in Annapolis, MD.
India is the 2nd largest country in the world and the 2nd largest Muslim nation by population. Only 2% of India’s 1.3 billion people identify as Christian. Along with the 365 Operation Christmas Child boxes we have given, this offering will advance God’s kingdom work in India.

The Lyons Share

In January 2014, Christianity Today published an interview with Robert Woodbury, whose Ph.D. thesis tracked the influence of Protestant missions on the nations of the earth. He traveled to Thailand and India to consult with local scholars, dug through archives in London, Edinburgh, and Serampore, India; and talked with church historians all over Europe, North America, Asia, and Africa. Woodbury’s findings contradict the stereotype that foreign missions advanced colonialism and repression; in fact, the record shows that Protestant missionaries not funded by the state were in fact regularly very critical of colonialism.


In the process of this research, Woodberry dug into one of the great enigmas of modern history: Why do some nations develop stable, representative democracies in which citizens enjoy the rights to vote, speak, and assemble freely, while neighboring countries suffer authoritarian rulers and internal conflict, poor public health and stagnant economic growth? Often these countries even share similar geography, cultural background, and natural resources . . . So what makes the difference?


His research shows that areas where Protestant missionaries had a significant presence in the past are, on average, more economically developed today, with comparatively better health, lower infant mortality, lower corruption, greater literacy, higher educational attainment (especially for women), and robust membership in nongovernmental associations. -

 

Dr. Bob Bakke, Pastor of Hillside Church, Bloomington, MN; member of the OneCry Advisory Board

Church Communication

The church is currently testing a new communications tool called SLACK. Slack is meant to help teams and individuals easily communicate across an organization. If you'd like to try it out for yourself, please email info@armitagechurch.org.

 

Snow Removers: "Serve God, Shovel Snow!"

The church is looking for volunteers who can help us love our community by keeping our sidewalks free of snow. Please email info@armitagechurch.org if you'r willing to help this season.

Christian Spanish CDs Needed

The nursing home ministry led by Ralph and Carol Larson is in need of Christian Spanish Cds. If you have CDs in good working conditions that you wish to donate, you can drop them off at church office Monday through Friday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm or Saturday 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.