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Welcome to New
The Voices of the Christmas Season
Testament Baptist There are many prophecies of season that originated to celebrate
Church! We are so Christmas before Christ was born. Christ‟s birth has, for many, been
excited that you are These voices help us to better reduced to a “winter holiday.” One
taking the time to understand what Christmas means to school administration recently sent the
contemplate eternal us today. Unfortunately, there are following memo to its teachers:
matters with us. many voices requesting our hearing “Please remember that we live in a
Thank you for your during the Christmas season. multicultural community, and it is not
interest. We trust Retailers help broadcast materialism‟s acceptable to continue to act and
that the singing,
voice, making Christmas the largest speak as if everyone celebrates
preaching, and
shopping season of the year. I Christmas as the birth of Christ. The
fellowship with our
appreciate the opportunities to give use of the word Christmas and
people will be a
generously at Christmas, but I‟m references to nativity or birth of Christ
blessing to you.
thankful that Christmas is about far is offensive to some members of our
more than simply getting and diverse community. Please remember
receiving. I once heard about two to use neutral language in any of your
brothers who were visiting their decor, announcements, bulletin
grandparents a few days before boards, and invitations. Use neutral
NEW TESTAMENT language, such as „winter holiday,‟
BAPTIST CHURCH Christmas. Before climbing into bed,
they knelt down to pray. One of the „winter programs,‟ etc.”
437 North Duffy Road
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bicycle, some Wii games….” His and described himself as “the voice
brother elbowed him, “Shh, you don’t of one crying in the
have to pray so loud. God isn’t deaf wilderness” (John 1:23). The true
you know.” The boy responded in a voice of Christmas tells us that Jesus—
low voice, “I know God isn’t deaf, but God incarnate—was born to die. He
SCHEDULE OF Grandma is.” Apparently, this boy had purchased our salvation with His own
SERVICES clearly heard the voice of materialism. blood when He died and rose again,
SUNDAY: Pluralism‟s calls have grown bolder and He offers us eternal life as a free
Sunday School 10:00 AM over the past several years. The very gift (Romans 6:23).
Morning Preaching 11:00 AM
Christmas Dinner 6:00 PM

WEDNESDAY:
Church Family Christmas Dinner—Tonight at 6 PM
Bible Study & Prayer 7:00 PM
Our church will host its Sunday evening service at the Atrium in
SATURDAY: Prospect, Pennsylvania, in conjunction with our Church Family
Bus Visitation 10:30 AM Christmas Dinner.
Prayer for the meal will be at 6 PM. Please do NOT arrive earlier than
5:30 PM. There is a family rate of $40 or $15/adults and $5/ten years
of age or younger. Please pre-pay at the Welcome Center.

First-time visitors are asked to stop by our Welcome Center for a gift.
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Where Will I Spend Eternity? Your relationship to


Jesus Christ is central to the answer to that question.
Our Dilemma:
We are, by nature, sinners who stand guilty and condemned before our Creator and Judge. In our
thoughts and actions, we have disobeyed His perfect standards. We are sinners (Romans 3:10, 23).
Our Inability:
We are helpless to save ourselves. Forgiveness is a gift to be received, not a reward that can be earned.
We need a Saviour (Ephesians 2:8-9).
Our Saviour:
Because of His love for us, God provided salvation through His Son, Jesus. He became a member of the
human family, lived without sin, and died on the cross to pay for our sins. Jesus is the Saviour (Romans
5:8; John 3:16).
Our Response:
Salvation is an individual matter and requires a personal response on the part of anyone that wants to be
saved. All who acknowledge their sin and place their trust in Christ are adopted as God‟s children
(Romans 10:9, 13).

Remember Jesus Church Business “Healthy Living”


in Your Gift-giving Meeting with Dr. Cal Streeter
at Christmas Sunday, Jan. 2
Dr. Cal Streeter will be
The Lord‟s work through A church business speaking at the January
the church is dependent meeting will be held Ladies Meeting. Dr. Streeter
upon the generosity of after the Sunday will be addressing some
God‟s people. evening service on common health issues facing
Friday, December 31, is January 2, 2011. ladies. He will also be
the last day tax- discussing the HCG weight
deductible contributions The Pastor will be loss program.
can be received for the presenting the church Mark your calendar for Friday,
2010 tax year. budget for 2011. January 7, at 6:30 PM.

Free Nursery & Childcare


Out of respect for your loved ones and those in attendance, we ask parents to use our
clean & well-equipped nursery.

This free service is available for newborns and infants (birth through 24 months).
All of our volunteers have passed a background check with the Commonwealth of
Pennsylvania.
Sunday School: Renea Holt
Sunday AM: Brandy Reep AM Rockin’ Grandma: Mrs. Schall
Wednesday PM: Mrs. Waterhouse