Welcome to the month of December!!
It’s the Christmas season and more importantly, the start of Advent…a time of preparation for the Christmas season.
Christmas is such a special time; I realize and know it’s a busy time and that’s why ‘advent’ is a wonderful reminder to us.
The word ‘advent’ actually means ‘Coming’ in Latin. As followers of Christ, the four Sundays prior to Christmas reminds us of Jesus coming to this world.
It’s a time when we ‘prepare, remind ourselves and think’ about the real meaning of Christmas. Over the next four Sundays at Alderbrook we want to spend time preparing and remembering Christ’s birth.
On another note, Cheryl and I (along with Cary and Marla Chernoff) want to introduce our beautiful granddaughter that arrived this past week.
Her name is Livinia Rosalee Chernoff, born on Tuesday November 26th and weighing in at 7lbs 12 oz. She is absolutely stunning and gorgeous and has a strong set of lungs!! Cynthia and Nathan are doing great and are such wonderful parents…and her arrival is such a blessing. As I held her in my arms this week I was so thankful for the beautiful gift of life that God gives (Psalm 139).
This Sunday we start our Advent Series with a message titled, ‘Where Did It All Begin?’ As God looked upon the earth and decided to send his only Son, where did it start? When did it all begin? Why is this so important for us today?
We look forward to seeing you on Sunday,
Pastor Glenn and Cheryl
(a.k.a Grandpa and Grann)
Ps Kidzone Christmas Play and Waffle Breakfast (Sunday December 15th)
Christmas Eve Carols and Candlelight (Tuesday December 24th 5-6pm)
December 1st: JOY TO THE WORLD pt. 1 Where Did It All Begin?
Important Events This Month
Mexico Missions Luncheon & Silent Auction – Thank you to all those who supported the Mexico Luncheon and Silent Auction. $3,000.00 was raised! Challenge: A generous donor will match each dollar raised (up to $1,000.00). Mark your offering envelope “Mexico Missions”.
Christmas at Alderbrook
Sunday, Dec. 1: Advent 1
Sunday, Dec. 8: Advent 2
Sunday, Dec. 15: Advent 3 with Kidzone Christmas, Waffle Breakfast @ 10am
Sunday, Dec. 22: Advent 4
Christmas Eve at Alderbrook
Tuesday, December 24th from 5-6pm
Carols by candlelight
Sundays at Kidzone
Green Room: Ages 1-preK Yellow Room: Grades K-2 Red Room: Grades 3-5
We’re all given different gifts and talents that God wants us to use to bring glory to him. Last Sunday, we started rehearsing for the Christmas Production at Alderbrook, which will be on the 15th on December. If you are unable to make the talent show and plan on sending me a video of your or your kid’s talents, please let me know and have the video sent to me by December 8th.
Kidzone Director: Cassidy
This Sunday in the Youth Room
Middle School students meet in the orange room – December 8th & 22nd this month.
Sunday’s 5:30-7:30: Meet that the CBC Campus to learn about God, play some games, and eat some snacks.
BLACK FRIDAY flash sale for Historymaker Weekend BRIGHTER registration tickets have started. Historymaker 2020 will be on Vancouver Island + the Lower Mainland. For ticket information, see Jared or Ty.
Youth Director: Jared
Youth Assistant: Ty
Youth Staff: Liam and Brendan.