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November 24, 2017

Greetings E-news Friends,

Grateful!!
As we celebrated Thanksgiving yesterday, I could not help but think about how much we have to be grateful for at Briarcliff. In just four short years, we have moved from a small storefront in The Village of Briarcliff with a handful of people, to a building in Eastbrook. Then 14 months ago, we were graciously welcomed to a our new home on the Northgate Campus. Since the move, we have had a great group of volunteers participate in the renovation of two floors of the west building. Nursery, preschool and children have more than doubled in the last 12 months. New small groups continue to be added. Excellent leaders have come on board to provide a higher level of leadership. Young adults and young family continue to experience significant growth. It is also evident that people are experiencing some meaningful growth in their personal walk with the Lord.

In just a few weeks we will have the opportunity of launching a new year with tremendous possibilities. I can hardly wait to see what God has in store for us at Briarcliff. Thanks for allowing me the privilege to be your pastor. See you Sunday as we continue our journey through Exodus.

An Evening of Music, Worship and Dance
On Sunday, December 3 at 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM we will have an inspiring Christmas event, led by Studio 10 Dance in Liberty. Tickets will be available this Sunday November 26 for $10.00. All the proceeds will go to help people in need.  It is also a perfect time to invite your unchurched friends to attend our church. Last year the event sold out quickly, so get your tickets this Sunday.

A Family Christmas Gift
Briarcliff Kids would like to give your family a Christmas Gift on Saturday, December 9, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Babies – Grade 5 will have the opportunity to experience Christmas crafts, games, lunch and more. Your child will have fun while while you enjoy making final preparations for  for Christmas.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, December 6. Register HERE.

Lansing Inmate Child Adoption
We are grateful so many of you have generously adopted the children of the inmates that will participate in our Lansing Prison Ministry Christmas Banquet on December 8!  Briarcliff Church has volunteered to collect and pray over these gifts. There are still approximately 15 children who still need to be adopted and our time is getting short. If you haven’t already, we hope you will participate in this giving opportunity.  For more information, or to adopt a child, please click HERE.

Food for those in need
The first Sunday of each month we bring canned goods for those in need. Thanks for your faithful generosity. See you Sunday with your non-perishable food items.  

Blessings,

Vernon

UPCOMING EVENTS   

Food collection - Sunday, November, 26

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

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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