WHAT WILL YOU BE?
Big Idea: What do our actions tell others?
Quick Review: Looking back at your notes from this week’s teaching, was there anything that particularly caught your attention, challenged or confused you?
Perceptions: How did you feel about this topic… before this message was even heard? How did the message reinforce, challenge or adjust your feelings on this topic? What point did you feel most strongly about?
Learning: What did you learn about this topic that perhaps you didn’t know before? What portion(s) of this message included valuable review or insightful perspective? How did this topic develop a Christian “way of thinking” that challenges your view of the world?
Life Change: Where do you need to apply the big idea behind this message? How could this application show up in your life? What difference will this message make going forward? Where do you need help and support in making personal life changes?
We welcome our Director of Student Ministries, Hunter Headley, as our speaker this weekend. If you are visiting, we want to extend a special welcome to you, and we invite you to an informal reception immediately following our worship service. On Saturday, Hunter will be available in the Celebration Center, and on Sunday, he and his wife, Lauren, will meet you at the Welcome Center.
AN ADDITIONAL SERVICE IN 2016!
We are excited to announce that beginning January 10, we will be adding an additional worship service to our weekends. You can join us on Saturdays at 6:00 PM or on Sunday mornings at 9:00 or 10:45 AM. We see this additional worship service as one way to realize our dream that everyone in our community would experience God’s love, through the people who make up Aspen Ridge Church. We are encouraging our people to worship in one hour and serve in another!
SMALL GROUPS: WINTER SESSION
Please note the bulletin insert this week! You will find a listing of all small groups that are offered for our series “Lend Me Your Hope,” beginning January 10. We believe that small groups are an important way for our church family to stay connected, learn and serve. There are several differences for our Sunday morning small groups in light of our new service times. Please look carefully at the insert for times and location changes, you may be able to help someone else find their way!
WINTER SERMON SERIES
The Apostle Paul says “So now faith, hope and love abide, these three…” We hear more than a little about God’s love and human faith, but we don’t always hear about hope; few things are more important in building a life with staying power. We are excited to start the new year with a message of hope in our upcoming series, “Lend Me Your Hope.” Invite a neighbor and join us, beginning January 9!
DV8 NEW YEAR’S EVE
Middle and high school students – we would love to have you join us for our New Year’s Eve celebration! We will begin by leaving the church at 6:30 PM to attend “Skate the Lake” in Evergreen. The cost for skating and admission is $25. After the fireworks show at 8:00 PM, we will head back to the church for food, fun and fellowship. We will ring in the new year at midnight with a short devotional and then dismiss. This is a DV8 tradition that you do not want to miss!
During this holiday season, our regularly scheduled activities take breaks to allow families to travel and spend extra time together. Wednesday night activities will resume during the week after New Year’s, and others may modify schedules, as well. Please check the calendar on our website for the most current information.
A GATHERING WITH THE KRAAKEVIKS
You are invited to an evening of fellowship and carols with the Kraakevik family on Wednesday, December 30, from 7:00 – 8:30 PM. They will be in the Student Center, and all of their children will be in attendance. “Come join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior and renew old friendships!”
Are you new to Aspen Ridge Church? Do you have questions about ministries and where you may fit in? There’s a new session of “The Bridge” starting in January. Karl and Katrina Atkinson will be hosting this small group and would love to meet you. The start date is January 10, at 10:45 AM in the Prayer Room. You can request more information by dropping the Communication Card from this bulletin into the offering bag.