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IN THIS UPDATE: 

 

TOMORROW we continue our series entitled He Will Be Called, in which we’re looking at the different descriptions/titles of Jesus as recorded in Isaiah 9:6. Tomorrow we’ll take a look at Jesus, the Mighty God.

 

LADIES’ COOKIE EXCHANGE,TOMORROW, DECEMBER 9, 4 PM, 751 BIG HORN CT., CAMARILLO: “‘Tis the season to be sweet, so bring 4 dozen of your favorite treat!”  Ladies, this is a fun and non-threatening event to invite and bring other women to who don’t yet know Jesus and/or have a church home! You don’t bake? Not a problem. You don’t have to participate in the exchange in order to have a great time at the party! RSVP to Margie Cantu at 805-660-1187.

 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES ARE MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 at 4:00 & 5:30 PM: Enjoy spending time celebrating Jesus’ birth with your loved ones!

 

CHRISTMAS EVE SIGNS FOR YOUR YARD OR WINDOW: If you have a Christmas Eve yard sign from last year, it’s time to start displaying it! If you don’t have a yard sign, you can pick one up tomorrow at either entrance of the Gold Coast facility. Display one in your yard or window. Let’s get the word out about Gold Coast’s Christmas Eve Services at 4:00 & 5:30 pm!

 

DOWNLOAD THE CHRISTMAS EVE INVITATION POSTCARD: Be thinking and praying about who you can invite to experience God’s love this Christmas! Go to goldcoastchurch.org/christmas to download the postcard.

 

WEAR YOUR CHRISTMAS SWEATERS ON DECEMBER 16: Get in the Christmas spirit by wearing your most BEAUTIFUL OR HIDEOUS Christmas sweater to Gold Coast that morning!

 

AN EASY ADDITIONAL WAY TO SUPPORT THE MINISTRY OF GOLD COAST: Are you using Amazon in your Christmas shopping? Amazon will send a small percent of every purchase you make to the charity of your choice. Just go to: smile.amazon.com, and select “Gold Coast Christian Church” as the charity you wish to support from the drop-down menu under the amazon search bar. Once you make your purchases, Gold Coast will automatically receive a small donation! This works with both Amazon Prime as well as the regular Amazon. Please note: you must continue to use smile.amazon.com to utilize the donation feature on subsequent purchases; this will not activate on amazon.com!

 

ONE WORSHIP SERVICE, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30: Mark your calendars- the Sunday after Christmas, we’ll join together for one worship service at 10:00 am!

 

BAPTISMS, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 30: If you are interested in being baptized, please write “baptism” on your Connection Card tomorrow and/or contact Pastor Scott at scott@goldcoastchurch.org if you have any questions.

 

DISCOVERY COVE (OUR CHILDREN’S MINISTRY HERE AT GOLD COAST) IS LOOKING FOR A FEW MORE HANDS TO SERVE! Every time a child comes to Gold Coast, they are taught that they are LOVED Jesus and his church! Presently, there are opportunities to serve either on Sunday mornings and Wednesday nights. Interesting in finding out more about how an hour a month can make an eternal impact? Contact Krystal Cooper at krystalcooper@live.com or Sharon Wilson at swlighthouse81@gmail.com to find out more.

 

WORSHIP CENTER RE-MODEL PROJECT: After thirteen years, it is time to give our worship center a facelift! With Gold Coast people volunteering the manpower, the estimated cost of materials and supplies for the project is $10,000. We are looking to raise those funds with over-and-above gifts/donations. $1700 HAS COME IN SO FAR- CLOSE TO 20% OF THE GOAL. It would be great to have this project fully funded by the close of the year.  Will you consider a year-end gift to help us get there?  Be sure to check out thedisplay table in the lobby this Sunday. You’ll be able to see pictures of the concept created by Aaron Nicholls as well as sign-up to volunteer to serve on the project.

 

The project begins in January. Volunteer opportunities include carpet removal, loading dumpsters, recovering sounds panels, painting, carpentry, etc.

 

Questions? Contact Sharon Wilson at 805-204-8644.

 

BENEVOLENCE FUND: From time to time, an individual or family in our larger Gold Coast family experiences a time of hardship or crisisand needs financial help. As a church, we desire to come alongside those in need by temporarily assisting them with their basic needs. A number of folks have discovered the joy of giving “over and above” their regular tithes and offerings with a benevolence gift. If you are led to do so, you can give securely on-line on at our website, by cash or check by marking the gift “Benevolence Fund.”

 

TAKING DOWN DECORATIONS, FRIDAY, JANUARY 4: We need about 6-8 individuals to help take down the Christmas decorations. We’ll be starting at 9 am and should be finished by about 10:30 am or so. If you can assist, please write “Take Down” on your Connection Card tomorrow or go online. Want a free artificial Christmas tree? There will be two Christmas trees and some lights that will be available to pick up at noon that day. Questions, contact Darrell Foote at 805.660.3061 or darrell@goldcoastchurch.org.

 

STEPHEN MINISTERS ARE AVAILABLE: In difficult times, God’s love is especially precious to us, and it is very important to know someone who cares. Our congregation has trained Stephen Ministers who offer a ministry of Christian caring. To find out more about being trained as a Stephen Minister or to receive a Stephen Minister’s care, write “Stephen Ministry” on your Connection Card and place it in the offering basket this Sunday or call Art or Rose Flatray at 805.987.1428 for more information.

 

PRAYER TIME EVERY SUNDAY MORNING: You’re invited to Sunday morning Prayer Time from 8:30-9:00 am in the Youth Room every Sunday! Come for a couple of minutes or stay longer. This is open to everyone! Prayer cards with suggested topics will be available – you can pray aloud or silently. You can contact Anne Romero if you have any questions at anne2grace@gmail.

 

DAILY BIBLE READING SCHEDULE:

 

Saturday                    December 8        1 Tim 1-4

Sunday                      December 9        1 Tim 5-6; Titus 1-3

Monday                     December 10      2 Tim 1-4

Tuesday                    December 11      Philem; Heb 1-4

Wednesday              December 12      Heb 5-8

Thursday                   December 13      Heb 9-11

Friday                         December 14      Heb 12-13; Jude

Saturday                    December 15      Jas 1-5

Sunday                      December 16      1 Pet 1-5

 

Look forward to seeing you tomorrow,

 

Scott