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At A Glance:
December 8 Partners in the Mission Dinner, 6PM
December 16 Church Potluck Dinner, 5PM
December 16 Children’s Christmas Program, 6:15PM
December 18 Healing Night, 6:30-8PM
December 23 Sunday Service, 10AM
December 24 Traditional Christmas Eve Service, 5PM
January 9 Taste of Alpha Dinner, 6:30PM
January 11-12 Life Disciples Training Class
January 16 Alpha Course Begins, 6:30PM
Mid-January Winter/Spring Small Group Session Catalog Released
Children’s Ministry this Month
What are we teaching this month?
This December we will wrap up our time in Revelation, focusing on how Jesus is on the throne in heaven, and that he has promised to return. Our memory verse is Revelation 21:5. Then we will turn our attention to the reason for this Christmas season and spend some time talking about when Jesus came to earth as a baby.
For more information about our lessons, check out the Parent Notes on the website, at the bottom of the "Kids" page. Each week there is some information about our topics and our main points. You can follow the link in the weekly email to find the page too! Our teachers also have handouts each week that have some great suggestions for family conversations based on our lessons. We are blessed to partner with you to teach our kids about Jesus!
Heads Up to Parents: We will be practicing for the Christmas program during class time on Sunday, December 16.
Youth Group, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, LVC MultiPurpose Room
Invite your friends! Our last meeting of the year will be our Christmas party on December 12, 2018. We will resume on January 9, 2019. Contact Youth Leader Adam Louks at email@example.com with questions or if you’d like to get involved.
Pray for the Church, Sunday Nights, 5-6pm, Room 2
Join us as we pray for our church.
Healing Night, Tuesday, December 18 , 6:30-8:00PM
Invite your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors to this night when we offer prayer for physical, emotional, relational and spiritual healing. See our Healing Nights page on our website for more information.
Partners in the Mission Dinner, Saturday, December 8, 6pm, Multi-purpose Room
We will be sharing the accomplishments and vision of Living Word Bible College. Please join us for dinner and a time to learn more about the past, present and future of LWBC. A free will offering will also be taken. RSVP by November 28 to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Christmas Potluck, Sunday, December 16, 5PM, Multi-purpose Room
Please bring a dish for the potluck and a plate of cookies for the
Children's Program immediately following.
Christmas Children's Program, Sunday December 16, 6:15PM
Our children, ages Pre-K through 5th grade, will be sharing the
Christmas Story with us in song, reading and art. Cookies and punch will be served following. Please join us at 5PM for a potluck. Please bring a dish for the potluck and a plate of cookies. See you there!
Christmas Eve Service, Sunday, December 24, 5:00PM
Please join us for our traditional Christmas Eve Service of Scripture, song and candlelight as we celebrate Christ’s coming! Families are encouraged to enjoy this special service together, no childcare is provided. The service will be less than an hour.
Taste of Alpha Dinner, January 9, 6:30-8:30PM
Alpha is a warm place where people can freely explore the basics of the Christian faith together. We have a nice meal, watch a talk, make some new friends and talk about things that matter. The“Taste of Alpha” is a free dinner where people can learn more about Alpha and see if it might be right for them. Invitations are available on the grid wall. RSVP: email@example.com or 616.394.5500. The Alpha Course begins Wednesday, January 16, 2018 at 6:30pm and runs 10 weeks. People are welcome to come check it out during the first 2 weeks.
Perspectives, Tuesdays January 2019, 6:30-8:30PM, lower level of Western Theological Seminary
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement is a 15 week world renowned course of study to envision, equip, and mobilize any one or any church for fruitful cross-cultural ministry. Each week offers the finest teacher on the areas of the Biblical foundations for missions, the history of the church in mission, cultural considerations and best strategies. Barbara Yandell coordinates this course which has been held at Western Theological Seminary for the past twenty two years. The Holland area Perspectives course begins Tuesday, January 15, 2019. Class speakers and syllabus can be viewed at www.perspectives.org, Holland MI tab.
Life Disciples Training Class, January 11-12, LVC
In today's culture, many people find themselves facing decisions related to an unplanned pregnancy. Others continue to struggle because of a decision they made in the past. Many look to the church for answers, and we don't always know how to respond with truth and compassion.
Amy Jo Pleune from Lakeshore Pregnancy Center will be leading this class to equip us with the information and tools that we need to minister effectively in these situations and to help people to find hope and healing in Jesus. This class is for anyone desiring to be used by God to help people to choose life, and to help those touched by a past abortion to find forgiveness and healing. We believe this class will be great training for those already engaged in prayer ministry including those who have taken the “Can I Pray for You Now” class or SoKM, but neither of these classes are a prerequisite.
The class will be Friday 7-9pm and Saturday 8-5. The cost is $25 for materials and Saturday’s lunch. For more information or to register,
contact the church office at 394.5500 or Pastor Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org. Class size is limited to 20 people so don’t wait!
Small Groups are Coming in February…
Which means if you have a small group idea, we want to start talking to you now so that we can get all our small groups into our catalog by mid-January! We are interested in all kinds of groups. Bible Studies, prayer groups, activity groups, book studies, classic small groups that include worship, the word and prayer ministry…we are open to creative ideas! Email Jeri Howe today at email@example.com.
Lakeshore Vineyard is an "all-play" church meaning we desire a community where everyone benefits because everyone contributes. We believe that's how both churches and individuals thrive and grow. With that in mind, we'd like to ask you to look over the following service opportunities and see if there's one you'd like to try out. If so, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can set up a time for you to "job shadow" an experienced person in that role to see if would be a good fit.
Office Volunteers Needed
We are looking for people who can regularly devote a few or more hours to help in the church office. Tasks include filing, sorting, making copies, writing emails and answering phones. Call 394.5500 or email email@example.com to talk to Kim Nyland about these positions.
- Sound Technician
- Worship Team Musicians