Friday, November 28, 2014

A Long Time Coming


If you’re like me, you’ve got an email inbox full of Black Friday offers right now. “Come today between 9-3.” “Use this promo code.” “Stock up on…” “Here are today’s deals.”

So in one respect this post by me, a pastor, might seem like just one more promotion you don’t have time for. On the other hand what I’m sharing today is an invitation for you to come enjoy a kingdom that money can’t buy.

This Sunday at 9:09 we’re starting a new series called A Long Time Coming. Join me at Showtime Cinema as we learn that what God really wants to give you this Christmas season is the gift of his peace.

Thanksgiving Fellowship Meal A big thank you to everyone who helped make our gathering last Sunday at the Oak Creek Community Center Sunday night a great time! Over 100 people joined us for music, food, and fun.

Operation Jesus Cares Christmas Project –Tuesday morning, December 16th. We’re raising $2,000 for putting together Christmas care packages for one of the lowest income neighborhoods on the Southside of Milwaukee. We work with the elementary school kids from Christ-St Peter’s school to put these packages together and then deliver them door to door in their neighborhood. So please mark the date on your calendar, and consider volunteering for this event! If you have young kids, they are welcome to come as well.  To donate to the project, simply use your OJC envelope or make an online donation through the church website. To volunteer please email project coordinator Ryan Solie.

Kayla’s Krew Design Day—This coming Thursday, December 4th Kayla’s Krew will be having their design day for their playground. The unveiling of their design will take place that evening starting with refreshments at 5:30 pm at Ben Franklin Elementary School here in Franklin. The whole community is invited to attend! Here’s a flyer with more info.

Bible Quest Christmas Pageant—On Sunday, December 14th the Bible Quest kids will produce a 35 minute pageant in place of the regular Sunday service for our whole church to attend. Afterwards I’ll be a preaching a 20 minute message as we continue our series A Long Time Coming.

More Than Bricks Make plans to attend church next Sunday, December 7th for a special presentation during the service on our plans to build our own permanent ministry center in 2015 and expand the Kingdom around the world.

Last week’s sermon on Sovereignty from last Sunday that Nathan preached can be found here on our website.

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben

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