Dec 25, 2016

Note to Parents:  Please accompany your children when they need to leave the sanctuary during a worship service.  This will help to ensure the safety of our children.
Steps to a Meaningful Christmas

Today’s Message:                      

 Make Room for the Savior
Our 2016 Goal:  $10,000.00
Received:  $8,248.52
Needed to reach goal:  $1,751.48

Join your church family on Christmas Eve at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church as we worship together.  Don’t miss this service as we celebrate the Birth of Our Lord!

            For those who did not receive  a copy of the survey last week, additional copies are available at the information table in the main foyer.  Please pick up a copy on the way out today.
            In addition, if you have finished filling out your survey, you may drop it off at the information table at the designated place.  For those volunteering for various positions, you will be contacted over the next few weeks concerning the “greeters” training date and time.  Thank you for your willingness to serve the Lord.  

PAT RILES (Church Secretary) retired after 21 years of  faithful service!
We will be holding a special reception for Pat in honor of her many years of service here at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church.  The date will be January 22 after the evening worship service in the Fellowship Hall.  Please consider bringing cards and gifts expressing your appreciation for Pat’s ministry to our fellowship.  More information will be coming about this reception in the weeks ahead. 

Tuesday, January 3 @ 10am in Fellowship Hall
Program:  Margaret Jerauld, Activities Supervisor, Council on Aging of West Florida
Menu:       Fried Chicken along with your covered dishes
Cost:         $3

Coming soon:        THE GATHERING
Sunday, January 8 - 6pm - 8pm
This is our fourth interdenominational multicultural event that brings together the body of Christ in all of its variety and diversity.  The event will be held at our church; a great way to start the new year! 

Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 7pm
Olive Baptist Church
Ticket price is $20 for groups of 10 or more.
Please see Don or Jo Whiddon if you would like to attend. 

Revitalization Leadership Team Meeting  Sunday, January 15 from 5pm - 8pm in  Fellowship Hall
A light supper will be served at 6pm.  Please call and let us know if you cannot attend  This will be our first meeting in 2017.  We look forward to great things that God will do through this effort.  

Because everyone is so busy this time of year and we like to plan ahead:

Christmas Eve Service:  12-24  at 6:00 PM

Christmas Day - Sunday Information below

Preschool, children & youth will NOT meet for Sunday School (Bible Study) on  Christmas morning. 

This will allow teachers to focus on family rather than class preparation during the days leading up to Christmas.

The later start (10:30)  should allow for church families and children’s workers to observe their family traditions and then still be able to attend morning worship at the regular 10:30 time.

Adult classes may meet if they choose to do so.

Child care will NOT be available until 10:15 on Christmas morning.

There will be no afternoon or evening activities on Christmas day.

Next Sunday is New Year’s Day . . .
Children’s Sunday School, along with youth and adult Bible Fellowship groups and morning worship celebration, will resume on our regular schedule.
Afternoon activities and Sunday night worship are cancelled for this day. 
  9:15am               Sunday School & Bible Fellowship Groups
 10:30am                                                       Morning Worship
   6:00pm                                                        Evening Worship

Sweet Hour of Prayer
Tuesday, 6:00am-7:00am (OWR)
Open Gym
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30pm-5:30pm (FLC)

6:00pm                                                   Prayer & Bible Study (FH)
6:00pm                                             Youth Bible Study (BCB)
6:00pm                                                 Children’s Choir (FLC)
6:00pm                                                         Praize Kidz (103)
7:00pm                                 Worship Choir Rehearsal (CR)

Tuesday, January 3 @ 10:00am (FH)
Mission Committee Meeting
Wednesday, January 4 @ 6:00pm (HGC)
Deacon/Yokefellow Meeting
Monday, January 9 @ 6:3pm (FH)
Business Meeting
Wednesday, January 18 @ 6:00pm (FH)
Homebound Committee Meeting
Thursday, January 19 @ 11:00am (BR)
Widow’s Might Bible Study
Wednesday, January 25 @ 9:00am (FH)
Caregivers Support Group
Thursday, January 26 @ 9:00am (FH)