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December 2017

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WINTERFEST
Friday, December 8 (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)

Are you looking for a fun activity to get your family in the Christmas spirit? Then come on out to Winterfest at Cornerstone Community Bible Church Friday evening, December 8.  From 6:30-7:30, we’ll have hayrides, hot chocolate, and s’mores outdoors, and then from 7:30-8:30, we’ll move indoors for a special Christmas concert featuring guest artist Rhonda Williams. The event is free, and everyone’s welcome!

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICES
Sunday, December 24 (3:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.)

Christmas is right around the corner!  Please join us for one of our family-friendly candlelight Christmas Eve services on Sunday, December 24 at 3:30 PM or 5:00 PM.  You are encouraged to invite your family, friends and neighbors to participate in a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.  PLEASE NOTE:  Due to our Christmas Eve Services, there will be no Sunday morning services (in English) on December 24. (see below for the December 24 Hispanic worship schedule)

CHRISTMAS EVE COOKIES
Have a favorite cookie recipe?  Are Oreos more your style?  Either way, we would love to enjoy some favorite cookies with the church family and guests as part of our Christmas Eve celebration.  Please bring a dozen or so cookies with you to the service and drop them off in the kitchen.

SEEKING USHER TEAM MEMBERS
Cornerstone’s Usher Team is looking for some new faces to join our team.  We are in need of two individuals to serve during the 10:30 AM service.  If you would like to become a member of the Usher Team, please email us at office@cornerstonecbc.org.

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!
Last month, it was our privilege to welcome Ben and Jane Ayuk and their family, Emanuelle, Joshua and Joy, into the membership here at Cornerstone.


 Children’s Ministry

CHRISTMAS CAROLING FOR SENIORS
Sunday, December 10 (12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Our Cornerstone Kids will be singing to the residents of Clayton Oaks Assisted Living on December 10.  Pizza and drinks will be served to the kids immediately following the second morning worship service.  Following a brief lunch, we will caravan to the retirement home, located at 21175 SW Freeway, Richmond, TX  77469.  This is a dear opportunity to minister to folks who will not be able to celebrate Christmas in their homes, and who may have little company during the holiday season.  Contact Sarah McGlory with RSVP’s and questions at mcglory@cornerstonecbc.

CORNERSTONE KIDS’ CHRISTMAS CHOIR
Sunday, December 17 (9:00 a.m. & 10:30 am)

Please be sure to join us in worship on Sunday, December 17, as our Children's Choir will be doing a special Christmas performance during both of our worship services.


Student Ministry
 
Crazy Hair/Hat Christmas Party
Friday, December 15 (7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) 

All families and students are invited to the Crazy Hair/Hat Christmas Party at the Lucas Lodge (address 6610 Pisklak Road).  This party will feature Secret Santa games, a hay ride, and a Christmas message.  Only one catch: EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO DO SOMETHING CRAZY WITH THEIR HAIR.  From wigs to hats to new hair colors, this hair component will make for awesome pictures and an even more awesome night!  

 
Women’s Ministry

LADIES BRUNCH BUNCH
Friday, December 1 (9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.)

All ladies are invited to join us for “Brunch Bunch” on Friday, December 1 from 9-11 AM, at Chick Fil A (59 & 99).  Enjoy a cup of coffee, a delicious meal and great time of fellowship.  We encourage you to invite family and friends.  This is a great time for young mothers and the women at Cornerstone to get together.  
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DeGEORGE CHRISTMAS PARTY
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 (8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.)

On Tuesday, December 5, we will be hosting a Christmas Party for the ladies at the De George Center.  We will meet at the church at 8:30 AM to carpool to Houston, returning around 1:00 PM.  We’ll have a fun time of crafts, sharing the Christmas story, caroling and delicious food, of course!  Come join us and be a blessing to these sweet ladies.  For additional information, contact Karen Askin at askkaren@aol.com.

CHRISTMAS COOKIE EXCHANGE
Saturday, December 9 (3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.)

All ladies are invited to join us for our annual Christmas Cookie Exchange from 3-5 PM in the upstairs auditorium here at Cornerstone.  This event is a great way to kick off the Christmas season and celebration of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ.  We will have a guest speaker, as well as special music and plenty of fellowship and fun.  Ladies are asked to bring 4 dozen cookies and/or an appetizer.  If you bring cookies, you take cookies home.  For those who do not take cookies home, the extra cookies will be donated to deserving teachers at one of our local elementary campuses.  For further information, contact Audrey McCall at amccall21@comcast.net.    


Hispanic Ministry

HISPANIC CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION
Wednesday, December 20 (7:00 p.m.)
Please join us on Wednesday, December 20 at 7:00 p.m. for our Hispanic Christmas Celebration.  It is going to be a night of special presentations, Spanish Christmas carols and meditation on the meaning of Christmas.  All are welcome to attend. Please let your Hispanic friends know.


SPANISH CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE (in the morning!)
Sunday, December 24 (10:30 a.m.)
All Spanish speaking friends and families are welcome to join us for our Hispanic Christmas Eve service on Sunday morning, December 24 at 10:30 a.m. to be held in the main Auditorium.  Please invite your Hispanic friends and neighbors to participate in a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the birth of our Savior. 


Ministry Opportunities

OBADIAH PROJECT
Saturday, December 16 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

On Saturday, December 16, 9 AM-12 PM, here at Cornerstone, we are partnering with Second Mile Mission to host a food distribution for 150+ pre-screened, needy families.  This is a great opportunity to reach out to our community.  If you would like to volunteer to help, please contact Nora Medina at 713-855-7881.


Financial Update
 
Thank you for your generous giving to God's work at Cornerstone!  If you would like to give a one-time online gift to Cornerstone or set up automatic recurring payments, you may do so through our online giving portal.  Information and instructions can be found here: http://www.cornerstonecbc.org/giving/

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