WEEKLY BULLETIN

DECEMBER 9, 2018


WELCOME…

Good morning and welcome to Trace Church. Today we are going to highlight the peace that Christ’s coming delivers to all believers. God often chooses small, humble things to make His glory known! He chose the little town of Bethlehem as the birthplace of the Savior of the world. This morning, we will unpack the history and context of this beautiful, 150-year-old song and examine Luke 2:25-32 to highlight that those who are looking for Jesus will surely find Him and His peace. We’re glad that you’re here!


MINISTRY & MISSION SUNDAY TODAY…

Today is our annual Ministry & Mission Sunday. The Elders & Finance Committee put before us a very challenging goal of $200,000 a few weeks ago. We are a family and so we are approaching this challenge together. Everyone doing what they can to resource the ministry effort of spreading the Good News in 2019. Note: we will only have one offering today at the conclusion of our service. Thanks in advance for your generosity.


TOY DRIVE…

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church is having their annual Christmas distribution for the Food Bank on Thursday, Dec 20th. The Trace & St. Mary’s are collecting gently used/new toys for families to pick out a few items per child. Toys are needed for ages 12 & under (price ranging $20 and below). Toys needed by Sunday, Dec 16th.


DECEMBER AT A GLANCE…

December 9 Teen Christmas Party @ the O’Rear’s house 5-8pm

December 16 Children’s Christmas Play & Church Christmas Party 5pm

December 23 Worship service 11:00AM-12:00PM – candle light service

  * Pancake Breakfast 10:00AM-11:00AM

  * no Bible classes and evening service

  * Trace Kids & Teens Nursing Home singing 9:45AM


T.R. SIMMONS PROGRAM…

If you are interested in being a part of the mentorship program with TR Simons volunteers are still needed. Contact Summer Bush for information.

We are collecting items for our T.R. Simmons Pantry Drive. Items listed at the collection table in the foyer and online.

TRACE student ministry * 7TH-12TH GRADE

CHRISTMAS PARTY

The Teen annual Christmas Party will be on Sunday, December 9th at the O’Rears’ house from 5-8. The Teen are asked to bring a wrapped gift ($15 limit) to play Dirty Santa.


CHRISTMAS CHEER

On December 23rd we will visit the nursing home to deliver Christmas Cheer to the residents there through gifts and caroling from 2:30-4:30.


T.R.I.B.E.

On December 31st, T.R.I.B.E. Mixer will meet together to have a New Year’s Eve hangout at the teen room. Games, food, and fun!


A LOOK AHEAD...

January 19 Birmingham Bulls

January 27 Servapaloosa

Feb, 27 Parent Meeting

Feb 15-18 Winterfest

June 15-18 Impact Jr. / June 18-23 Impact Sr.


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From the Children’s Minister’s Desk…


Greetings families! The holiday season is upon us. I hope that everyone is enjoying the cooler weather, finding ways to be of service to others, and planning for all of the many festivities to come. The Trace Kids’ Christmas production will be Sunday, December 16th at 5pm. I would love to have all of our children participate in this year’s program. We will be practicing/rehearsing for the play in the Kid’s Worship room during the Bible class hour each Sunday between now and then. If your child is not able to attend, please let me know. 

small groups

Small Group have begun! If you are currently not involved in a small group ministry but would like to give it a try, please see George today. Below is a list of our group leaders, meeting times, & places:


Allen/Mauldin - eat lunch/study together @ the building on Sundays


Azbell/Dyer/Schenk - rotating in homes on Sundays 5pm


Barrera/German - rotating in homes on Sundays 6pm


Evan/Hagood - rotating in homes on Sundays 6pm


Stewart/Bass - fellowship together following evening services 6pm. Made up of mostly singles.


Vague/Maloy - rotating in homes on Sundays 6pm


Watson/Stewart - 5pm evening service.


Watt/Ingle - fellowship and service group. Made up of college age and young professionals.


Teens - 7th-12th Graders rotating in homes on Sundays 6pm

weekly BIBLE CLASSES

“..for they received the message with great EAGERNESS and EXAMINED the Scriptures every day”

Acts 17:11


SUNDAY BIBLE CLASSES 11:00AM

104 SUPPORT CLASS “GRACE-MORE THAN WE DESERVE; MORE THAN WE IMAGINE” Rabon Watson


106 COLLEGE/YOUNG ADULTS: "GODS AT WAR" Bill Watt / Brad Ingle


107 BOOK STUDY: “1 CORINTHIANS” Robert Cheatwood


109 BOOK STUDY: "1 TIMOTHY” Ted Evans/Chuck Stewart


110 BOOK STUDY: “THE LIFE YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED” Brady Johnson   


TUESDAY LADIES BIBLE CLASS 10:00AM

105 BOOK STUDY: "JESUS CALLING" Perry Payne


WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASSES 6:30PM

PRAYER LIST

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