DARE TO IMAGINE! - Tabernacle Baptist Church

Volume 58, Number 50
The Tidings
December 17, 2014
Worship At Tabernacle
December 21, 2014
8:15 a.m. KAINOS Contemporary Worship
In the Gym
Dr. Ron Grizzle
Following the Christmas Star
Matthew 2:1-12
Worship led by
Stuart Morris
The KAINOS Worship Band
10:30 a.m. in The Worship Center
Dr. Ron Grizzle
Following the Christmas Star
Matthew 2:1-12
Alan Schantz, Associate Pastor for Music and Worship
Tabernacle Choir
Celebration Ringers
Adult Ensemble
Reception Honoring
Alan and Lynda
Sunday, December 21
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fellowship Hall
Holiday Office Hours
The Church Offices will close at Noon on
Wednesday, December 24. The Offices will
reopen on Monday, December 29 at 8:30 a.m.
Come and wish Alan and Lynda well
as they leave Tabernacle.
Christmas Eve Worship
Called Church Conference
December 28, 2014
Following the
10:30 a.m. Worship Gathering
Wednesday, December 24
5:30 p.m. in the Worship Center
Holy Communion
There will be a called church conference to hear a
recommendation from the Pulpit Supply Committee
and the Deacon Body that Rev. Glenn Dyer be called
to serve as Interim Pastor. Additionally there will be
a question and answer session for the membership
following the Wednesday Prayer Service this week
on December 17 at 6:45 p.m. in the Chapel.
The Right Direction
By Ron Grizzle
My bride Penny thinks I am directionally-challenged. That is, she thinks I can easily get lost anywhere and
anytime! When we were expecting our first child we lived in Kansas City, and the hospital where Penny was
to deliver our little girl was downtown – maybe 15 miles from our apartment at the seminary. As the date
neared for the birth, Penny insisted several times that I drive and that she accompany me so that I could learn
the best route to the hospital. She was fearful that when the day came that she would go into labor, I would get
lost driving to the hospital. (For the record: I did not get lost!)
As we gather for worship on Sunday, I want us to look at a text in Matthew where wise men from the East
sought Jesus. They were guided to the manger of the Christ child by a star.
I don’t have a star in the sky to show me the way, but I do have an app on my iPhone that gets me to the
right place these days. Beyond that, I have – as you have – a Heavenly Father who seeks always to guide and
to direct me in the ways I should go. Let’s look to Him in every move we may make in our lives, and make
the discoveries for our future that He desires.
One more thing -- I am very much looking forward to celebrating in worship with you on Christmas Eve! It
will be a wonderful time of song and Scripture and baptism and more. Please make plans to worship with us at
5:30 that evening. Your being a part of the celebration will make it special for me and for all of our church
Student Ministry News
Progressive Dinner
December 17, 2014
Cost: $30
Depart from church
at 5:00 p.m.
Recreation News
Youth Event
Snow Mountain Trip
Saturday, January 10
Cost: $20
For students currently in grades 6-12
Buses will leave from the TLC at 9:00 a.m.
Information about the trip can be found on the church
website and on the sign up sheets located on the TLC desk.
The Pastor Search Committee
Wants Your
Please fill out the survey located at the Welcome Desk,
in the Members section of the church website,
or by visiting this link:
Pastor Search Congregational Survey
Children’s Ministry News
Preschool Choir and
Graded Music and Missions Schedule
The last week for Preschool Choir and Graded
Music and Missions is Wednesday, December 17.
These groups will resume on Wednesday, January 7.
Children’s Ministry Schedule for
Sunday, December 28 and
Sunday, January 4
Sunday School for Infants through Grade 5
December 28
ETC for children infant through kindergarten
Children in Grade 1 through Grade 3 - Worship
with their families
January 4
ETC for children infant through 3 year old
Children’s Worship for children pre-kindergarten
through Grade 3
Extended Teaching Care
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Team Leader:
Jenny Sambuco
Babies/Creepers (Room 107):
Dr. & Mrs. Barry Harris
Toddlers & 2 Year Olds (Room 101):
Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Beam
3 Year Old (Room 120):
Brook Kubik, Dodie Thompson
Opportunities This Week
Guidelines for
End-of-Year Giving
Sunday, December 21
The IRS requires that contributions credited to your 8:00 am Children’s Worship for KAINOS (First Floor, Room 301)
2014 contribution statement must be in the church 8:15 am KAINOS Contemporary Worship (Gym)
8:30 am Instrumental/Praise Band Rehearsal (Worship Center)
office no later than midnight on Wednesday, 8:45
am Deacons’ Prayer Gathering (Chapel)
December 31. Any stock transfers must also be 9:15 am Bible Study for All Ages
completed no later than December 31. Contact the 10:15 am Children’s Worship (Rooms 252, 254, 301, 317)
Financial Office for transfer instruction. If you mail 10:30 am Worship Gathering (Worship Center)
Praise Band Practice (Gym, Rooms 311, 312,
a contribution to the church through the U.S. Postal 1:30 pm Student
313, 314, 316)
Service, the postmark on the envelope must be 2:00 pm Reception for Alan and Lynda Schantz (Fellowship Hall)
December 31 or earlier. Contributions made through 4:00 pm Senior Pastor Search Committee Meeting (Room 234)
the church’s online giving service must be initiated 4:30 pm Youth Ultimate Frisbee (Soccer Field)
no later than December 31.
Monday, December 22
9:30 am Staff Meeting (Room 206)
10:00 am Open Gym Walking (Closes 12:00 pm)
6:30 pm Boy Scouts (Café)
Tuesday, December 23
10:00 am Open Gym Walking (Closes 12:00 pm)
12:00 pm Open Gym Basketball (Closes 2:00 pm)
3:00 pm Youth Basketball (Gym)
A BIG Thank You to the Tabernacle Technical
Team for their commitment each week. These folks
work hard to see that our services run smoothly. We
appreciate the extra time given this past Sunday in
providing technical assistance for the Jingle and
Christmas Card
Exchange Box
Wednesday, December 24
12:00 pm Offices Close for Holiday
5:30 pm Christmas Eve Service (Worship Center)
Thursday, December 25
Offices Closed - Holiday
Friday, December 26
Offices Closed - Holiday
11:00 am West Georgia Tech Basketball Practice (Gym)
Saturday, December 27
1:00 pm West Georgia Tech Basketball Practice (Gym)
The Christmas card exchange box will
be placed in the main hallway near the
parlor as in past years. Please check it
on a regular basis and remind others to
do the same.
Wednesday Night
Prayer Service
December 17
6:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
In the Chapel
Holiday Sunday
Sunday, December 28 and
Sunday, January 4
8:15 a.m.
KAINOS Contemporary Worship
In the Chapel
9:15 a.m.
Bible Study for All Ages
10:30 a.m.
Join us for Bible Study and Worship!
Wednesday Night
Adults $6
Children $4
Menu for January 7
Grilled Chicken,
Salad Bar with Fixings,
Hamburger, Chips,
Go-Gurt, Dessert
* Make reservations by
noon on Tuesday.
Postage Paid
Baptist Church
150 Tabernacle Drive, Carrollton, GA 30117-6216
Phone: 770.832.7063 Fax: 770.834.2777
Website: www.tabernacle.org
Sunday Broadcast: WBTR-FM 92.1 at 11:00 a.m.
Pastoral Team
Janet Cleland, Associate for Children
Ron Grizzle, Supply Preacher
Alan Schantz, Associate for Music and Worship
Chad Sipes, Associate for Students
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Sunday’s Report - December 14, 2014
Worship Gatherings
Worship Center
Children’s Worship
Jingle & Mingle
Total Worship
Sunday Bible Study
On Campus
Cottage Landing
Total Bible Study
S.S. Active Enrollment
(November) 536
Stewardship Report
YTD (Fiscal Year: October-September)
$ 32,997.26
$ 333,479.63
Budget Year to Date
Contributions Year to Date
$ 304,825.62
Expenditures Year to Date
$ 322,248.06
Journey in Faith
$ 249.00
Journey in Faith Year to Date
$ 21,571.00
World Missions
$ 224.00
World Missions Year to Date
$ 2,783.00
Memorials and Honorariums
December 14, 2014
General Church Budget in Memory of:
Mr. Richard Haney
Mr. Tommy Warren
Mr. Garry Warren
Mr. Smith Wilkins
General Church Budget in Honor of:
Scan the
Deacons of the Week
December 21 - December 27
Cindy Bagwell
Rick Smith
Jim Wallis
Mrs. Hellen Jackson
Journey in Faith in Memory of:
Mr. Raymond Hughes
Mr. Smith Wilkins
Christmas Store in Memory of:
Mr. Tony McKenzie
Mr. Bobby McKenzie
Mr. Smith Wilkins
Mrs. Novie Wilkes
Christmas Store in Honor of:
To the family of Raymond Hughes,
our member, who died December 12.
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Dunn
Lottie Moon Offering in Memory of:
Mr. Smith Wilkins
Linda Holcombe Hightower
Jeff and Eather Holcombe
Mr. Raymond Hughes
Mrs. Ella Rae Smith (Darrell Smith’s Mother)
Lottie Moon Offering in Honor of:
Mr. and Mrs. Chris Nalls
Needs for
Diapers (Size 4,5,6)
Peanut Butter