Merry Christmas AC3!! 🎄

Merry Christmas AC3!!

Advent season is here!  Into the dark, God lights a candle… Himself!  The light of the world invaded our gloomy space and moved into the neighborhood. 

Two Christmas Services 9 & 10:30 AM (12/20 – THIS Sunday)

In 2020, we need that hope reminder more than ever.  So I hope you’ll come and celebrate the Advent with us this weekend, at one of two services; 9:00 AM or 10:30 AM (*Note the time change and know that our Kreek Kids program (K-5th) is available during our 10:30 AM only) this Sunday.  10:30 AM will be Livestreamed for those who can’t meet in person.  Invite your friends to join us on-site or by Livestream. Grab a candle if you’re participating from home and join in celebrating the Birth!

Download a printable PDF of this note HERE.

“Follow The Star”, A Drive-Thru Christmas Experience

As part of our ‘distanced’ outreach activities this Fall, we’re animating our “Follow The Star” light show with some actors and treats in our Church parking lot this Saturday.  Invite a neighbor, throw the kids in the minivan, and drive through the Christmas story, between 5 to 8 PM (19th).  There’ll a bin to donate to the Marysville Foodbank if you like.

Covid Christmas Care Package

Speaking of giving, our Year-End Project this year is titled, Christmas Covid Care.  The goal is $11,000 above and beyond regular giving to relieve the impacts of COVID here and around the world.  $2000 to a new mobile cold weather shelter.  $3000 to Malawi, Pakistan and Brazil.  Lockdowns in impoverished places have no safety net – but we can help bring some care!  Mark your donation CCC or YEP.

Know this, AC3, you have been the touch of Jesus to so many in 2020 because of your faith-filled obedience.  We are so proud of your continued partnership, tangibly expressed in generous hearts, in the hardest of times.  God will not forget (Hebrews 6:10).

Bookkeeper Position Filled

Hey, did you hear we have a new bookkeeper?  Margo Maxwell, whom most of you will recognize from our stage where she regularly leads worship.  Turns out, she has a background in bookkeeping – who knew?  We’re looking forward to her serving in a new capacity.  AC3 Staff 

And to outgoing Jacky, thank you so much for years of dedication and excellence!  We love you. ❤

Youth Ministry Update

We are working on filling other roles as well.  Short term, our amazing youth volunteer leaders are focusing on doing whatever they can to connect relationally with students in COVID world.  Long term, we’ll be hiring a pastor to oversee all student ministry.  Please pray for wisdom, it’s a weird time to do youth ministry and an even stranger time to hire – but students and families have never been in greater need.  With pastoral leadership, there’s an opportunity in front of us to meet it.

I know your Christmas celebrations will be strange this year, but let the difficulties remind you why we needed the Invasion to happen:

“Enemy-occupied territory—that is what this world is. Christianity is the story of how the rightful king has landed, you might say landed in disguise, and is calling us to take part in a great campaign of sabotage.” – CS Lewis

Your fellow Saboteur!
Rick

For the Elders, Board and Staff

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