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Merry Christmas
December 2010
"Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was
told them concerning this Child." Luke 2:17
We extend our sympathy and prayers to:
Maurice & Joan Hill and their family in the death of
Maurice’s mother, Betty Hill.
We received thank
you notes from:
Lloyd & Doris
Gresham
This month we are collecting for the
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
for International Missions.
Every penny that is given will go
to support our missionaries around
the world and reach
more people groups with the gospel.
Our church goal is $3,500.
$3500.00
Please pray about what the Lord
would have you to give and give
with sacrifice and obedience.
Who was Lottie Moon?
Born Charlotte Digges Moon Dec. 12, 1840, in Albemarle County, Va. Lottie rebelled against Christianity until she was in
college. In December 1858, she dedicated her life to Christ and was baptized at First Baptist
Church of Charlottesville, Va. Lottie attended Albemarle Female Institute, female counterpart
to the University of Virginia. In 1861, she was one of the first women in the South to receive a
master's degree. Edmonia Moon, Lottie's sister, was appointed to Tengchow, China, in 1872.
The following year, Lottie was appointed and joined her sister there. Lottie served 39 years as
a missionary, mostly in China's Shantung province. She taught in a girls' school and often
made trips into China's interior to share the good news with women and girls. Lottie frequently
wrote letters to the United States, detailing Chinese culture, missionary life and the great
physical and spiritual needs of the Chinese people. Additionally, she challenged Southern
Baptists to go to China or give so that others could go. By 1888, Southern Baptist women had
organized and helped collect $3,315 to send workers needed in China.
Why was the offering named for this early China missionary? Throughout her career,
Lottie Moon wrote numerous letters home, urging Southern Baptists to greater missions involvement and support. One of those letters triggered Southern Baptists' first Christmas offering for international missions - enough to send three new missionaries to China.
To read her letters, visit this website:http://www.imb.org/main/give/page.asp?StoryID=5528&LanguageID=1709
Lottie died aboard a ship in the Japanese harbor of Köbe on Dec. 24, 1912. She was 72 years old.
http://www.imb.org/main/give/page.asp?StoryID=5524
BAPTIST WOMEN:
From the
Pastor’s desk
D
ecember is always a very
busy month. There is
Christmas shopping to do; parties to attend; plays to watch;
and much more. But, December is also a great opportunity
to tell people about Jesus and
invite them to church and
Sunday School. As we go to
these many different places we
will see people we normally do
not see. Some may be strangers. Some may be people we
only see once a year. I encourage you to see the opportunities that God has laid before us to reach these people.
This year in Sunday School
we are emphasizing reaching
people, teaching people, and
ministering to people. The
busyness of this month gives
us a chance to do just that.
Let’s reach more people and
invite them to Sunday School
this month!
Laura, Seth, Grace, Emma
and I want to take this opportunity to wish all of you a
very Merry Christmas. All of
you are so dear to our hearts,
and we love you tremendously.
It is a wonderful privilege to
serve as your pastor. We pray
you are drawn closer to our
Savior this Christmas.
For His glory,
Pastor Dave
Thanks to everyone who participated in Operations Christmas
Child Samaritan Purse Shoe Box
project. We collected a grand total
of 86 boxes which is awesome !! God bless each of you for
your thoughtfulness in bringing a
smile to a needy child's face, and
for obeying His commandment to
show love to others. James 1 says
don't just be a hearer of the Word
but a doer of the Word. And 86
boxes is some doing !!!
With Christmas approaching,
we are looking forward to Christmas caroling on our next Mission
night, Wed, December 15. We hope
to see you there....and for those of
you who have not previously participated, give it a try. You will
receive far more blessings than
the rest home occupants I promise
you! For just a few minutes of your
time, you can bring a little sunshine into their lives during this
season.
Don't forget that we are collecting
blankets for the needy/homeless to
be sent to Durham Rescue Mission. You can place blankets on
the table in the Fellowship Hall.
M u s i c M in is t r y
There are just a few things everyone can depend on and one of
these is the seasons of the year.
Thanksgiving has passed, and
now Christmas is just a few weeks
away! Our Choir has really worked
hard to make this Christmas musical special for everyone this year.
We are inviting everyone to come
hear the beautiful music and the
special wording to the songs explaining the real reason of Jesus’
birth. Come, bring your family
and friends. You will receive a
great blessing from God.
Hope to see all of you. The musical is scheduled for Sunday night,
December 12th, at 6:00pm.
Love in Christ,
Jo Anne McFarland
Love in Christ - the Reason for the
Season,
Welcome New Members:
Judy
 Phil and Joan Seifert
The Baptist Men's road trip to the
82nd Airborne Museum is December 4th. We will leave church at
8:00 am, stop for breakfast on the
way up and lunch on the way
back. All men are welcome - please
sign up in the Vestibule.
Please also join us Mission
Wednesday as we will begin preparation for Baptist Men's Day in
January. God has gifted each one
of us with special talents. Come use
yours and be part of Baptist Men's
Day.
Have a wonderful
and blessed Christmas.
Wally
by transfer of letter;
 April Walker by baptism
 Erika Walker by baptism.
Congratulations to:
David Strum, April Walker and
Erika Walker on their baptism.
Usher Ministry
If you are a member of
the church and would
like to be an usher,
please see
Vic Roberts.
"Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering
God's grace in its various forms." - I Peter 4:10
BIRTHDAYS & CHURCH EVENTS
December 2010
SUNDAY
MONDAY
TUESDAY
"Now when they had seen Him, they made widely
known the saying which was told them concerning
this Child." Luke 2:17
WEDNESDAY
1
THURSDAY
2
FRIDAY
3
WEEK OF PRAYER FOR INTERNATIONAL MISSIONS
5
Lord’s Supper
am service
6
GROW
Deacon’s Mtg 4:00p Outreach 6:50p
7
Garnet Ellis
Jacob Murray
8
9
10
Baptist Women’s
Prayer Circle
7:00p
SATURDAY
4
Baptist Men’s
Breakfast Club &
Trip to Airborne
Special Operations
Museum 7:00a
11
Bahama
Christmas
Parade
Christmas Celebration Service 5:30p
Annette Glenn
Andrew Green
George Murray
Amber Grinstead
Shelia Sanders
Justin Wilson
12
13
14
Business Meeting
after AM service
15
Bill Taylor
16
17
Lyndsay Brack
18
Mission’s Night
Christmas
Caroling 7pm
S.S.Leadership
Mtg 4:30p
Adult Choir
Cantada &
Fellowship 6:00p
Joy Cummings
19
20
Mary Oakley
Cody Ellis
Debbie Copley
Mark Ellis
Crystal Propst
21
22
23
24
25
Joslyn Blomberg
Jordan Davis
Debbie Clayton
Marion Holmes
31
Family Christmas
Service 11:00am
Christmas Play &
Fellowship 6pm
26
Connie Garrett
Don Garrett
Shirley Ellis
Scott Green
Joan Hill
27
28
29
30
Scottie
McFarland
Melissa Oakley
Teresa Mills
Judy Stancil
R ED M OUNTAIN
B APTIST C HURCH
P.O. B OX 103
R OUGEMONT , NC 27572
919-477-3657
Rev. Dave Pryor—Pastor
Paul Sheaffer—Minister of Youth
www.redmountainbaptist.com
Move Me Closer
(A Shepherd’s Prayer)
T’was the night before Christmas, and my only desire, was peace among kids,
And to rest by the fire. I’d just settled down in my favorite chair,
When I heard a small voice, and a cry of despair. As I stared at the hearth, I saw a strange sight,
our nativity scene in the flickering light, seemed almost alive! But how could this be?
One lonely shepherd was calling to me;
Move me closer, move me closer, move me closer to the Child.
Let me see Him, let me hold His hand, move me closer to the Child.
As you can well imagine, I was a bit surprised! So with a shake of the head, and a rub of the
eyes, I took another look, and what did I see? Without a doubt, he was looking at me. It seems in
the hustle and bustle of things, in the wrapping of gifts and the building of swings, in assembling
his scene, I’d been a bit hurried and understandably so, he was a little bit worried.
Move me closer, move me closer, move me closer to the Child.
Let me see Him, let me hold His hand, move me closer to the Child.
You see, candy canes and holly trim, didn’t mean a thing to him. If they kept him from his post,
beside the Child he loved the most. So as strange I know as it must seem, whether it was or wasn’t a dream, I placed him back where he belonged as he sang again his simple song, and now
when we at Christmas share, we sing his song, A Shepherd’s Prayer.
Move me closer, move me closer, move me closer to the Child.
Let me see Him, let me hold His hand, move me closer to the Child.
Nursery Schedule
Dec
Sunday Morning
Sunday Night
Wednesday Night
Dec
Connie Garrett / Karen Hall
1
5
Penny Pendleton /Sammi Watson
Melody Myers / Sheila Sanders
Mary Oakley/ Barbara Walker
8
12
Don & Connie Garrett
Gerry Moore/Janice Watson
Norma Bowen /Viola Wilkins
15
19
Hank & Kathy Taylor
Carol Carden / Sammi Watson
Joe & Joyce Glenn
22
26
Lane & Wanda Ellis
Melody Myers / Sheila Sanders
Connie Garrett / Karen Hall
29
Dec
Preschool (3-4)
5
Dawne and Ashley Lewis
12
Children’s
Church
Dec
K-3
5
Debbie Clayton and Karma Karangelen
Pam Cates & Wanda Ellis
12
Scott Chambers & Shelia Sanders
19
Pam Cates & Wanda Ellis
19
Scott Chambers & Shelia Sanders
26
Heather Young & Diana Koutsis
26
Melody Meyers & Justin Wilson
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