We’re continuing on through Galatians this month and you can find the sermon discussion questions by clicking on this link.
There won’t be a sermon the weekend of Dec. 19-20, instead the children’s and student ministries will be presenting their Christmas Program to the congregation.
Christmas Eve services will be held Thursday, December 24 at 3 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. We hope that you’re able to attend one of the services, and please feel free to bring family and friends!
Thank you for taking a moment to watch this message about giving.
Have you thought about doing a service project with you home group this year? For more than 10 years Lighthouse has partnered with the non-profit organization Step By Step to host a Christmas Dinner for young women and children in need. This event includes games, activities, crafts, and an incredible Christmas dinner. For many of those attending, it is the only Christmas dinner they will have.
Step By Step has specifically asked if home groups could put together gift baskets that can be raffled off to the women who attend the event (just like dinner, this is the only gift they will receive). If each home group puts together one basket we would collect 30 baskets. You’d just need each person in your home group to contribute one or two items to the basket and they could be exceptional! Here are some ideas (but feel free to get creative!):
- S’mores Gift Basket – everything to make s’mores
- Family Game Night Basket – board games, card games, wooden block games (like Jenga), dice games (like Yahtzee)
- Movie Gift Basket – family-friendly movies, snacks, popcorn, etc.
- Memories Gift Basket – disposable cameras, photo book, some frames, labels
- Chili Feed Basket – chili packet, canned beans, corn bread mix, bowls
There are other ways to donate to this event as well such as preparing decorations or baked goods, give your time at the event by serving dinner, supervising games or coat check, clean-up service, etc. More information is available at http://lighthousehome.org/component/content/article/20-get-involved/191-step-by-step. If you’re able to donate a basket, please delivery it to the church office by Thursday, Dec. 3.
What are you looking for? I’m not referring to your car keys, or the location for your next date night, but what are your deepest desires for your walk with Christ?
This thought-provoking video poses questions and gives insight to the things that get in our way of really knowing what we’re looking for. Check it out and leave your comments below or discuss it at your next home group meeting.
About Jean Vanier:
Jean Vanier is a Catholic philosopher, theologian and humanitarian. He is the founder of L’Arche, a community for people with disabilities to live with those who care for them. The organization’s primary philosophy is people with disabilities are teachers, not a burden to those around them. There are 147 L’Arche communities worldwide.
This month we will continue on our journey through Galatians during weekend services.
Click on this link to get a copy of the sermon discussion questions for the month of November. The scripture is included for each week. Feel free to hand out the questions with the scripture to your group and study the text together.
If you have any questions please comment below or send an email. The sermon discussion questions are also posted in the Documents section of this website.