Like Simeon and Anna in the temple expectantly waiting for the birth of the Christ Child, we come on this Sunday before Christmas expecting Him to meet with us today. If you are already a part of God’s forever family, I trust you came today to study His Word, hear His voice and respond to Him in obedience and worship. If you came today as one who is seeking, you are among friends! We are glad you are here, and we want you to know that the Lord Jesus loves you! He desires to forgive you of your sins and make you one of His children today. That’s why Jesus, Immanuel (God with us) came to the earth. It was to save us! Now that makes it a very merry Christmas! If you are visiting our website for the first time, we want you to let us know you are here. Please fill out our digital guest card. If you are a regular part of this church family, we are glad you are here too!
-Pastor Dennis Jennings
Welcome To Christmas Sunday
Christmas Sunday at Cherry Street is all about celebrating the birth of the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ together as a church family with our friends and guests. We welcome each of you to our services today! We are glad you have come to worship the Christ of Christmas!
Laugh & Relax! Christmas Spectacular Tonight
The Christmas season can be so busy and stressful. Our annual Christmas Spectacular is a time we set aside to laugh and enjoy ourselves! The time will be full of music, and fun for children and adults alike. The musical family, the Allens, will be part of the Spectacular this year. At the close, we have a wheelbarrow full of candy for the kids! Invite someone to join you for this wonderful evening.
It is a wonderful thing to begin your family’s Christmas celebration worshipping the Christ of Christmas in our Candlelight Service this Friday evening, Christmas Eve at 6 p.m. If possible, bring a self contained candle for your family to help adorn the platform. Experience the music and meaning of Christmas here at Cherry Street Baptist Church on Christmas Eve.
Christmas Post Office
Check out the Christmas Post Office in the north lobby. Pick up any cards that have been left for you and/or save on postage for your Christmas cards to someone in the church family. Cards dropped in the mailbox will be ready for pick-up by the next service.
Birthday Gift For Jesus Offering
This year’s Christmas offering will be used for two very important projects. First, we will be remodeling the Preschool Sunday School and Junior church classrooms on the west end of the nursery hallway. The other need is for the roof of the north hallway, from the Four Corners area north to the Fellowship Hall. Cost of these renovations are estimated at $71,000. As of last week we have $36,420 through your faithful giving and good stewardship. This leaves us only $34,580 needed for our Christmas offering to complete these projects! Please pray about what the Lord will have you to do. You can give a lump sum or spread your gifts over the next three months. Just add your gifts to your tithes and missions offerings, marking your gift amount as “Christmas.”
Read The Bible With Us
Once again this year, many teens, young adults, middle aged and senior adults have read through their Bibles together using our churchwide plan, and will finish this week. Once again we want to encourage you to join us beginning January 1, 2022. A printed copy of the “Discipleship Journal Reading Plan” is available in your Sunday School class or in the lobby. It is also available in the YouVersion app on your mobile device or online at Bible.com. There is a link to the reading plan on mycsbc.com as well.
No Wednesday Next Steps this week, December 22
Christmas Eve Service—December 24, 6:00 p.m.
Thank You For YourFaithful Giving
We want to encourage everyone to be faithful with their tithes and offerings.
You can give:
By using dropping your offering envelopes into the offering boxes in the back of the auditorium and on the walls in the lobby
Through the website at mycsbc.com
On the Realm Connect app
Through the mail – our offering envelopes are postage paid – meaning you can drop your offering in the mail without a stamp. If you would like us to send you envelopes to use during this season, just call the church office and we will be happy to put them in the mail to you asap.
Thank you so much for your faithfulness in giving to the Lord
Realm Connect – Our Church App
Our Realm Connect App allows us to send out announcements electronically as needed, rather than waiting for Sunday to publish them in the bulletin. The Connect App also allows you to be faithful with your giving. Realm Connect allows us to do many things more efficiently and effectively, like managing events, group attendance and communications and so much more! If you don’t have the Realm Connect app, send an email to Info@mycsbc.com We will send a link to the Realm Connect app.