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Sharing the Real Meaning of Christmas

December 7, 2012

December is a joyous time for believers as we celebrate the birth of our Saviour, Jesus Christ. At Progress Baptist Church, we love to use this time of year to share with a lost, hurting world the truth of the gospel! On Saturday, December 1, we visited two area nursing homes/assisted living centers with gift bags for all the residents. At each facility we were able to sing some Christmas carols and share a short message from God’s Word.

On Saturday, December 15, we will hold our annual Christmas Dinner. This year we will be at the Boiling Springs Baptist Church fellowship hall in Fletcher. The evening will begin with good fellowship around some hot cider, coffee, and hot chocolate around 5:30 P.M. Then at 6:00 P.M., the Philbeck family will provide some good music for us to enjoy followed by a message from God’s Word from Pastor Barry Philbeck from Love Valley Baptist Church in Kings Mtn., NC. Then, we’ll enjoy a great meal and some more good fellowship. The church family is encouraged to bring friends and family with them to this event, and we hope to share the light of the gospel with many folks that night!

On Thursday, December 20, we will hold our annual caroling event. We’ll meet at the church at 6:00 and head out to a subdivision where we’ll carol and distribute Christmas-themed evangelism packets to all the homes. Afterwards, we’ll head back to the church for some good food, fellowship, and games!

God has been so good to us! We are thankful for His many blessings and are looking forward to the rest of the month of December as we worship Him and share His love with those who need a Saviour!

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