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December 8, 2017

BRIARCLIFF ENEWS

Greetings E-news Friends,

Advent

    We will light another Advent Candle this Sunday. As you recall, Advent means “coming.” This week we will focus on the promise of a coming peace.  Is peace just wishful thinking or a reality? What did Jesus mean when he said, "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.” John 14:27

How do experience that peace in a world plagued with stress and conflict? Join us this Sunday as we unpack this great promise of “peace.”

Advent devotions

    To help you make the Advent season meaningful, we have provided a devotional guide for your daily use.  Begin each day in a time alone with God and allow hope, peace, joy and love fill your heart. Get started here.

Budget

    2017 has been an incredible year at our church. New people continue to come, young adults and young families continue to grow, preschool and children have more than doubled, new groups have been added and major renovation has been accomplished.

    We now face the wonderful opportunities God has in store for our church. We anticipate the expansion of making disciples that reaches everyone from preschool to adult.

    The 2018 budget to support the anticipated growth is available in the lobby this Sunday. The Briarcliff Church Board Members met last Sunday and voted unanimously to approve the 2018 church budget.  According to church by-laws, the final step in the budget approval process is to obtain church member/attendee affirmation.  The proposed 2018 budget will be available for your review this Sunday.  Any questions you might have can be sent by email to Dan Harris at or by phone at (816) 289-9723.  You will have an opportunity to affirm the 2018 budget by placing your ballot in a ballot box that will be located in the church lobby on Sunday, December 10-17. 

 

Challenge gift

    Briarcliff Church has been given a grant of $50,000 with the challenge of our giving to match the $50,000. This would be an ideal time to make a gift up and above your regular offering. Take the opportunity this month to help meet this challenge. Place your offering (up and above your regular giving) in an envelope and mark on it, “challenge.”

Blessings,

Vernon

UPCOMING EVENTS   

A Family Christmas Gift - Saturday, December 9, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM   

Christmas Eve Services - Sunday, December 24, 9:00 AM, 10:45 AM or 5:00 PM

New Year’s Eve Family Worship - Sunday, December 31, 9:00 AM & 10:45 AM

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December 1, 2017

Greetings E-news Friends,

A Greater Exodus

    What a journey it has been to travel together through the study of Exodus. It is much more than a good story for movies. It is a place in history that reveals the nature of God, his work of redemption of mankind, and a glimpse of eternity with God.

    This Sunday we will wrap up the journey by looking at “A Greater Exodus.” What is that? Come Sunday and find out. Get ready to be inspired and encouraged!

Advent

    This Sunday is the beginning of the Advent season. Advent simply means, “coming”. Throughout the Old Testament there was the anticipation of the coming Messiah (one anointed to be the savior of the world). Today we observe Advent, looking forward to his coming again and establishing an everlasting kingdom of peace. That is not a fantasy, but a fact established by what God has already done in history.

     We will light the first candle this Sunday, followed by uplifting worship with inspiring Christmas music. It is sure to inspire your heart. Invite a friend to come and enjoy the experience of real Christmas hope, peace, joy, and love.

Advent devotions

    To help you make the Advent season meaningful, we have provided a devotional guide for your daily use.  Begin each day with a time alone with God and allow hope, peace, joy and love fill your heart. Get started here.

Thank you for your generosity

    You have been demonstrated many acts of generosity at Briarcliff. Thanks!  God is glorified and people in need are encouraged as Briarcliff Church has….

  • Adopted  all the children of the inmates in order to meet our goal.

  • Provided everything for packing 1432 shoeboxes for children around the world.    

  • Braided 932 jump ropes from tee shirt for the shoeboxes.

  • Brought food once a month for people in need.

  • Served at the City Union Mission by serving breakfast, tutoring, and leading worship.

  • Gave to the building fund that will help add parking and additional renovation.

  • Packed candy for all the children at the Family Fall Fest.

Food for those in need

    Add a few canned goods to your Christmas shopping list this week. This Sunday is collection day. Thanks for your faithful generosity. See you Sunday with your non-perishable food items.  

A Family Christmas Gift

    A great response to A Family Christmas Gift.  Your child will have fun from 9:00 AM -1:00 pm on Saturday, December 9 while you enjoy making final preparations for Christmas. Wednesday, December 6, 5:00 PM is the deadline for registration. Register HERE.

Blessings,

Vernon

UPCOMING EVENTS   

Food collection - Sunday, December 3

An Evening of Music, Worship and Dance - Sunday, December 3, 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM, sold out.

Lansing Christmas Banquet - December 8

A Family Christmas Gift - Saturday, December 9, 9:00 AM - 1: 00 PM   

Christmas Eve Services - Sunday, December 24, 9:00 AM, 10:45 AM or 5:00 PM

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