! ! ! YOUTH NEWS!! Youth starts back up on Friday January 9th.! ! ! ! Digging Deeper Sunday School starts back up Sunday January 4.! Pick up info packs for winter retreats & conferences and from the slat wall:! Sunday! December 21, 2014! ! Fri-Sun, Feb 6-8 Winter Retreat to New Life Camp! ! ! Fri, Feb 13 Valentine Fundraiser! Sat, Feb 21 Today’s Teens Conference! March 12-19 Jamaica Mission Trip! Morning Worship 10:45 AM! IN HIS PRESENCE IS FULLNESS OF JOY! Pastor Gordon Wright! ! Evening Service is moved to Christmas Eve at 7:00 pm ! ! ! Sunday, December 28, 2014! ! Morning Worship 10:45 AM THE GIFT OF WISDOM Pastor Gary McNitt! ! SERVING AT BSBC! GREETERS & WELCOME CENTRE - December 28! 1 Chris & Dorothy McCleak 2 John Medel! 3 Helena Mornan WC Karen Schnuelle Nursery - TODAY! 9:15 No Nursery! 10:30 Bonnee Brohman, Joan Sands,! Marylou McNitt, David Metcalf,! Anastasia Denau Nursery - December 28! 9:15 No Nursery! 10:30 Nancy Little, Madeleine Rice,! Katrina Metcalf, Brae-Lyn Clifford, Julia Hislop BSBC VISION! Our vision is to be a thriving congregation in downtown Kitchener: home to a diverse and growing family of believers united in Jesus Christ; a place where one can begin their Christian experience, belong to a caring family of fellow believers, and become a mature ministering disciple of Christ. Evening Service is moved to New Year’s Eve at 7:00 pm! 90 Benton Street, Kitchener, ON N2G 3H4! ! Senior Pastor.........................................Gary McNitt! Associate Pastor................................Gordon Wright ! Pastor of Young Adults..............................Jaye Rice! Pastor of Music & Worship...............Doug Thomson! Pastor of Children & Youth................Mark Mowbray! Children’s Ministries..........................Robin Hazzard! Parish Nurse……………………..Megan McCullough! !! CHURCH OFFICE 519.745.3792 HOURS Mon. to Fri. 9am - 12pm and 1pm - 5pm ! ! ! ! ! ! DECEMBER 21 - JANUARY 3! PLEASE NOTE! JK - Gr. 5 will join the adults for the morning worship services on Sunday, December 21 and 28. Activity booklets are available from the ushers.! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Rheva Collins who turns 93 years old on Tuesday, December 23.! CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE: Come to the celebration of the entrance of God’s Son into this world! All are welcome to join us Wednesday, December 24 at 7:00 pm for our annual Christmas Eve service by candlelight.! NEW YEAR’S EVE SERVICE: With songs and testimonies, we will revisit God’s faithfulness to us in the past year and express our trust in Him for the coming year. Please join us for the evening service on Wednesday, December 31 at 7:00 pm.! LOOKING AHEAD TO 2015 NOTE OF THANKS: We wish to express our thanksgiving to our Benton family for their love and support during the illness and death or our daughter Cathy Robbins. Her funeral on Monday December 15 brought honour and praise to our Lord and real honour to Cathy as well. We rejoice in God’s grace and strength experienced day by day. From our entire family we say thank you for your prayers. Gerry and Inez Morehouse! CHRISTMAS OFFERING: Pastor Gary’s Christmas letter is in your church mailbox. Extra copies are available on the foyer table. The letter presents our goal and purpose for our Christmas special offering. ! SUNDAY SCHOOL for all ages returns Sunday, January 4. BUDGET VOTE: The 2015 Budget passed with 86% in favour.! BABY SHOWER: We will have a baby shower for Jessica Kennedy Tuesday, January 6 at 7:00 pm here at Benton. They are registered at babylistregistry.com. If you wish to participate in the group gift, contributions can be given to Robin Hazzard. Please sign-up on the bulletin board. BENTON ADDRESS DIRECTORY: New and updated copies of the Benton address directory are available from the Welcome Centre. Please note that the directory is for promoting connection between those in the Benton street Baptist Church family. Information included in the directory should not be used or share for the purpose of sales or solicitation.! EXERCISE CLASS returns Wednesday, January 7. AWANA returns Wednesday, January 7. PRAYER MEETING returns with WMF Wednesday, January 7. Rob and Kathryn Fleming will give an update on their church planting work with Fellowship International in Japan. WOMEN AT PRAYER returns Thursday, January 8. CHOIR PRACTICE returns Thursday, January 8. BENTON YOUTH returns with a Birthday Night on January 9. MEN’S BREAKFAST: Join us Saturday, January 10 at 9:00 am for breakfast. Pastor Jaye will speak on Colossians 3:1-4. Please sign up on the bulletin board. BENTON LIGHTS returns Tuesday, January 13. MEN’S SPORTS returns Thursday, January 15. CHURCH OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS: The office will be closed for the following dates and times:! • • • • December 22-24 afternoons! December 25-26 all day! December 31 afternoon! January 1 all day! CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL DVD: Copies of the 17th Annual Christmas Festival DVD are now available for loan in the church library in 3 formats: For standard TV, widescreen TV and BlueRay. DVD’s of previous Christmas festivals are also available to borrow.! !
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