All we want for Christmas . . . is to serve alongside this team forever. Thanks for being the greatest crew of volunteers in history.

Here are a few things coming up in our ministry . . .

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: THE US FOR THEM CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE
We’re encouraging teenagers to be FOR others (instead of just themselves) this Christmas with a fundraiser challenge. Get all the details on our website.

ADD YOUR OWN DATES: VOLUNTEER CHRISTMAS PARTY
Let’s celebrate the holidays with a little fun, food, and friends! Come hang with us. There will be games, presents, and zero meetings.

UNWRAPPED: A 4-WEEK SERIES ON CHRISTMAS
WEEK 3 BIG IDEA: GOD’S GIFTS CAN BE SURPRISING

SERIES OVERVIEW:

When you think of Christmas, you probably think about an event — an event that is (hopefully) filled with gifts, food, family, and fun. But what happens when that event isn’t as joyful or peaceful as we wish it were? And is the “event” even what Christmas is about anyway? In this 4-week series, we’ll discover what this season is truly about. It’s about getting ready to receive God’s gift of Jesus, sharing that gift with others, rejoicing in the surprising gifts God gives us, and taking time to enjoy God’s presence.

DOWNLOAD THIS WEEK’S SMALL GROUP GUIDE

With the new year coming up, you’re probably looking to make a new resolution or two. If one of your resolutions is to “learn more about the Bible,” check out The Bible Project — they’ve got tons of really helpful articles and videos designed to help you better understand Scripture.

At least once this month, choose a volunteer to celebrate. Add their picture and a few sentences about what makes them awesome!

Do you have a cool story about something that’s happened in our ministry this year? Reply to this email and let us know!