The Glorious Messiah
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Preparation for the Advent Season
• Darkness and Despair
• The Great Light
• Joy and Peace
• Divine Humanity
• Divine Attributes
• Divine Reign
Complete and lasting peace comes from the reign of our Divine Messiah.
Ask God to prepare your heart for this Advent season.
Allow our King, Jesus, to take over the government of your life.
Take advantage of one of many opportunities to serve this Christmas season.
Living on Mission
- Pray for your spiritual aspirations to become realized.
- Be thankful for the growth you have seen in your spiritual life.
- Be thankful.
This Week’s Growth Guide
God’s Word is both central and critical to your spiritual growth.
We invite you to utilize the Growth Guide during the week to further your application of the Truth from the message.
- Monday – Isaiah 9
- Tuesday – 2 Samuel 7
- Wednesday – Isaiah 53
- Thursday – Matthew 1
- Friday – Isaiah 42
Our Home Churches meet weekly to facilitate quicker relational depth, study the same passage taught Sunday to help apply Scripture in the context of community, and pray with one another. Home Church helps our body seek God’s best for one another.
Home Church Questions
• Read Isaiah 9:1-7
• Is there anything new, interesting or memorable from today’s message?
• Is there an immediate application you know you need to make? How can your Home Church support you in your obedience to make this application?
• What ways have you observed Advent in the past?
• What will you do that may be new to celebrate the birth of Christ this year?
• How have you responded to the first Advent?
• What darkness or despair are you currently dealing with? How do the first and second Advents give you hope in this situation?
• How do the attributes of Jesus Christ bring you peace in your life?
• How can we, as a home church, pray for and support one another as we anticipate the reign of our King?
Missions Prayer Focus
Join the Missions Care Team as we seek God’s heart for wisdom and clarity in how He desires our church family to grow and engage in global missions. The landscape for missions is changing, and we don’t want to miss opportunities the Lord gives us to be a church who lives on mission!
Parents Night Out | December 7 | 6-8:30 p.m.
Fellowship families, we invite you to Parents Night Out 2018. This is a night where you can bring your kiddos (nursery – 4th grade) and enjoy a night of Christmas shopping or just a night of quiet. Kids are encouraged to wear their pajamas. We will have a great night of games, crafts, and movies. Register by December 1 at www.fellowshipconway.org/register.
2018 Angel Tree
Every year the Girlfriends Ministry assists local ministries through the Fellowship
Angel Tree. This year families and individuals from the City of Hope Outreach (CoHO), Renewal Ranch, and The Harbor Home will benefit from this outreach. Ornaments (with requested items) are available beginning TODAY. Please return purchased items wrapped (unless otherwise stated) and labeled by Sunday, December 16.
2019 Czech Republic Mission Trip – Pisek
Are you under the age of 35? Would you like to go on a life changing trip? Would you like to help take the gospel to a country with less than 1% of evangelical Christians? If you answered yes to these questions, then the 2019 Písek, Czech Republic Mission Trip is for you! For more information or to sign up for the trip contact Zach Benton – firstname.lastname@example.org or 870.830.7305.
Lost and found
If you brought food for OCC and have not picked up your item(s) or if you have recently lost something, please come to the Connection Center to claim them.
IN OUR COMMUNITY
Conway ministry Center – Volunteer a Meal and Your Time
Fellowship is partnering with the Conway Ministry Center as they run a winter warming station. Volunteers are needed to help provide a hot meal and/or to stay overnight with those who need a warm place to stay during the week of January 6 – 12. Register at www.fellowshipconway.org/register. For more information, contact Michael at email@example.com.
Downline Summit | February 1-2
The Downline Summit is a powerful time of shared insight, equipping and connection. It’s a time for followers of Christ to join together, fanning the flame of disciple making—and to renew their commitment to live out the great commission. If you have any questions contact Michael Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-339-4222. To reserve your spot go to www.fellowshipconway.org/register.
Weekly Budget 24,519
Giving For 11/18 39,570
Giving For 11/25 22,466
YTD Budget 539,423
YTD Giving 507,211
Over (under) (32,212)
Total Pledge 1,543,357