DECEMBER SUNDAY SERIES - LISTEN
Pastor Miguel is sharing the Christmas story in new ways during December with his "LISTEN" series. This Sunday is entitled "Listen... to the Witness". You can look at previous messages under the Gather tab. Please remember to keep inviting others to our church services. It can be life-changing!
CHRISTMAS BOX OUTREACH - LAST SUNDAY TO DROP OFF ITEMS
IVC's youth group is planning to give away Christmas boxes to those in need on Saturday, Dec. 22. We are collecting the following list of items:
hat, mittens/gloves, comb/brush, socks, toothbrush & toothpaste, deodorant, razor & shaving cream, can goods (pop-top only), crackers, feminine care products. There are collection boxes in the Worship Center. This is the last Sunday (Dec. 16) to drop off items but we will be collecting through Dec. 20th at the church. Or if you would like to donate $20 for the necessary items, you can designate "CHRISTMAS BOX". For more info, see Angie Conard or email her.
YOUTH & CHILDREN'S CHRISTMAS PARTIES - DEC. 19
Our youth and children will both be having their respective Christmas parties THIS WEDNESDAY NIGHT, Dec. 19th at 6:30 p.m. The youth will be downstairs with a "Dirty Santa" party so bring a gift. The children will be upstairs. Everyone is invited and guests are encouraged.
THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS - DEC. 23
We have a "magical" Family Christmas Service planned on Sunday morning, Dec. 23rd at 10:30 a.m. It will involve Christmas music and a special guest. We hope you will take this opportunity to invite your family, friends and neighbors. You can be a part of someone's destiny changing forever. Come expecting and believing!
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE & END-OF-YEAR GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
The church office will officially be closed Dec. 24 & 25 and Dec. 31 & Jan. 1. If you need us between those dates, please call before coming because the church staff will be on a limited schedule.
We are hoping that people will remember our financial needs during this holiday season and be able to keep their giving commitments through the end of the year. Remember that tax-deductible giving for 2018 must be received at the church by Sunday, Dec. 30th because the office will not be open on Monday, Dec. 31st. Online giving and mobile giving (text to 84321) will be credited in 2018 if given by 11:59 p.m. on Dec. 31st. And anything mailed (including drafts) must be postmarked by Dec. 31st to be credited for 2018. We truly appreciate your faithfulness and generosity.
MONTHLY POTLUCK LUNCH - DEC. 30
We will be having our monthly potluck lunch together after service on Sunday, Dec. 30th. This month's theme is sandwiches, soups & chili. The church will provide the plates, cups, utensils, condiments and ice. We need you to bring everything else including drinks and desserts.
A-L: Main Dish and Drinks * M-Z: Main Dish and Desserts
We'll be having our meal in the Student Center. If you can help set up and/or clean up, please contact us.
CURRENT PRAYER OPPORTUNITIES AT IVC
Sunday Morning - "Pray Together" - Corporate Prayer for Church Life, Ministry, and Experience: Meets Sunday 9:00-10:00 am in Youth Room (Student Center downstairs). This is for everyone - From anyone wanting to learn to pray to those with significant history in developing a prayer life. It includes variety - short devotions on prayer, group prayer time, use of Scripture to guide prayer, and more!
Monday Night Prayer - Personal in-depth prayer ministry focused on partnering with individuals navigating a specific significant challenge or hurt. Meets the 2nd and 4th Monday's monthly 6:30-8:00 pm in the upstairs of the Student Center.
Ministry Time - Trained Prayer Partners ministering to individuals, seeking God's help and input in any area of need. This usually happens at the end of most Sunday morning services.
INVERNESS VINEYARD ACADEMY - FREE GIFT CARD FOR REFERRAL
Inverness Vineyard Academy has openings and is willing to pay you to get the word out. If you refer a child and they enroll, you will receive a free $25.00 gift card. For more info, please contact IVA's director Sheri Daggett. You may email her here or call (205) 999-4683.
CALENDAR - For more details, go to ivcinfo.net
16 - Sunday Series "LISTEN" @ 10:30 a.m.
19 - Youth & Children's Christmas Parties @ 6:30 p.m.
22 - Christmas Box Outreach
23 - Special Service "The Magic Of Christmas" @ 10:30 a.m.
30 - EXPO 2019 @ 10:30 a.m.
Monthly Potluck Lunch together after service
12/12 - Tate Williams
12/14 - Jamie Carter
12/16 - Savannah Wayland
12/17 - Rhonda Love