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December 7, 2012

Church briefs Dec. 7, 2012



Grace Baptist Church

The ladies group will have a Christmas fellowship potluck luncheon with gift exchange at 11 a.m. Saturday in the fellowship hall.


5 p.m. Sunday, adults Discipleship Training class.

Wednesday, Pastor Croy will lead the Wednesday night Bible study, and prayer meeting following the monthly business meeting.

6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, Pastor John Croy and wife Mettie will be hosting a church-wide Christmas party in the fellowship hall.

Western Heights Baptist

The Traveling Senior Saints will be hosted by Western Heights Baptist Church for the monthly Senior Adult’s Game Day, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, in the fellowship hall.

There will be a free lunch of chili, beans, nachos, cornbread, and cake, served at noon.

Duncan Home School Band directed by James Copeland will play Christmas music and Rev. Frank Barnes will bring a short devotion just before lunch. They will play dominos, cards, and other table games. If you don’t play games come and enjoy the fellowship. Western Heights Baptist 580-255-3881.

First Christian Church

This Sunday, Rev. Arnold Nelson message will be “Laying the Ground Work” with Scripture from Luke 3:1.

The doors at the Well, 913 W. Main, are open by 10:15 a.m.. Rev. Jennifer Steil will deliver the message from the Sermon Series “Follow the Star,” entitled “The Magnificent Gift” with Scripture from Luke 1:26.

“Jesus and Me” Children’s Church is offering a special Advent experience “Journey to Bethlehem” for children age 3 through second grade, during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service.

Elders Prayer Breakfast is at 7 a.m., Tuesday at DRH. The Mix will be held at the Well at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and is open to all middle school youth.

Immanuel Baptist Church

Sunday morning’s sermon series “The Big Story” which is a trip through the Bible beginning with Creation and ending with lessons on the End Times, is winding down and has been deemed a great success by the congregation as Pastor Jackie has taught all the way through the Bible on Sunday mornings. The Children’s Ministry has taken part in this study and have correlated their lessons with the adult ones throughout the year, but on a children’s level.


6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, the 1941 musical, “I’ll be Home for Christmas” to be performed, with singing led by Brian Holland, music minister, and dramatics directed by Edie Stewart. The main character of the show, Grandpa Howard, is played by Jody Atchley.

 After this performance on Sunday, the church will celebrate the ministry of Joey and Kristi Dean in the Fellowship Hall as they finalize their plans to transition to a ministry in Moore.

6 p.m. Wednesday, K’Motion and Preschool choir will perform for the church. All programs at IBC are open to the community.

Candlelight Christmas Eve Service, 5:30 p.m. Dec. 24.

Adult Christmas parties, 6-9 p.m. Dec. 16, child care provided.

“60 Something’s Christmas Party will be Dec. 15.

 Ladies lunch time Bible study will continue 12:15 p.m. Monday and Dec. 17; and men’s Prayer Breakfast at the hospital cafeteria is 6:45 a.m. every Friday.

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