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December 2018​

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

Please invite your friends and neighbors to join us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior at one of our candlelight Christmas Eve services on Monday, December 24 at 3:30 PM or 5:00 PM.  Invitation cards are available in the lobby.

CHRISTMAS EVE COOKIES
Do you have a favorite cookie or a favorite home-made cookie recipe that you would like to share with our guests who will be joining us for our Christmas Eve services?  If so, please bring a dozen of your favorite cookies with you on Christmas Eve and drop them off at the kitchen window prior to the 3:30 PM or 5 PM service. 
SCOTT KRIPPAYNE IN CONCERT
Sunday, December 9 (9:00 & 10:30 a.m.)
We are privileged to have Scott Krippayne in concert on Sunday, December 9, during our 9:00 and 10:30 AM services.  Scott is an award-winning singer, songwriter and an extremely talented story teller.  You won't want to miss this fantastic opportunity!  Better yet, invite a friend or a neighbor to come with you and enjoy a morning of fun, encouraging Christmas music.

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OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD DONATIONS UPDATE
Thank you to all who donated shoeboxes full of blessings for Operation Christmas Child.  Cornerstone was able to deliver 91 shoeboxes to the Samaritan’s Purse ministry.


Coming Soon...

FOUNDATIONS CLASSES - "How to Teach the Bible"
Wednesday, January 9, 16 & 23 (6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
“How to Teach the Bible” is the topic of our spring Foundations classes.  You’ll learn how to identify the “big idea” of a Scripture passage, develop that idea into a teaching outline, and package your points for effective communication. Join us Wednesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 PM on January 9, 16 & 23.  Dinner and childcare are provided.  Additional detail and signup information are forthcoming. 

“STARTING POINT” LUNCH
Sunday, January 13 (12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Our next informational lunch will be held Sunday, January 13, from 12-2 PM.  Lunch and child care are provided.  Complete the Connect Card on the Sunday bulletin or register by e-mail to Denese Shrum at shrum@cornerstonecbc.org.  (please provide names and ages of children).
 

Children's Ministry

CORNERSTONE KIDS’ CHRISTMAS CHOIR CONCERT
Sunday, December 16 (9:00 a.m. & 10:30 a.m.)
Our children will present their Christmas concert during each of our morning worship services.  We hope you’ll join us and listen to their performance as they put words to music as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior.

HOLIDAY SCHEDULE FOR DECEMBER 23 & 30
Our elementary-age children will not have Sunday school on December 23 and December 30.  We will resume our regular schedule on January 3, 2019.  Nursery and pre-school classes will continue for both services.
 
 
Student Ministry

Crazy Hair/Hat Christmas Party
Saturday, December 15 (7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) 
All Junior High and High School students are invited to join us for 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.  There is only one catch:  EVERYONE IS ENCOURAGED TO DO SOMETHING CRAZY WITH THEIR HAIR.  From wigs to hats, to new hair colors, the hair proponent will make for great pictures and a fun-filled evening.
 

Women's Ministry

CHRISTMAS BABY SHOWER FOR JESUS DONATIONS
Sunday, December 9
For those who were not be able to attend the Christmas Baby Shower for Jesus, benefiting the Pregnancy Resource Center, donations will graciously be accepted Sunday, December 9.  An unwrapped baby gift or monetary donations can be dropped off at the designated table in the lobby.  For more information, please contact Audrey McCall at amccall21@comcast.net.

LADIES BRUNCH BUNCH
Friday, December 14 (9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.)
Ladies, take a break from the busyness of the season and join us on December 14, 9-11 AM, at the Black Walnut Café in the outside courtyard of First Colony Mall.  If you’ve not joined us before, this is a great starting point!  All women are welcomed and encouraged to attend.  Contact Audrey McCall at amccall21@comcast.net for more information.

WOMEN’S SPRING BIBLE STUDY
We are delighted to announce that the Women’s Bible Study will be diving into Jen Wilkin’s book, “Women of the Word” this spring.  If you have a hunger for God’s Word and a desire to know Him more deeply, please join us as we learn together how to study our Bibles with greater intention.  Be watching for announcements!  Registration will begin in January.


Hispanic Ministry
SPANISH CHRISTMAS NIGHT EVENT
Wednesday, December 19 (7:00 p.m.)
Please join us on Wednesday, December 19 at 7 PM for our Hispanic Christmas Celebration.  It is going to be a night of special presentations, The Nativity Story, Spanish Christmas carols and meditation on the meaning of Christmas.  All are welcome to attend. Please let your Hispanic friends know.  

 
 Ministry Opportunities

OBADIAH PROJECT
Saturday, December 8 (9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
On Saturday, December 8, 9 AM-12 PM, here at Cornerstone, we are partnering with Second Mile Mission to host a food distribution for approximately 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.

CARE MINISTRY TEAM SEEKING MEMBERS
The Care Ministry Team here at Cornerstone is currently welcoming individuals who would like to provide Christ-like love and practical assistance to members of our church family during times of personal illness, the arrival of a new baby, transition, or crisis.  If you feel that you would like to be a member of our team or would like more information, please contact Denese Shrum at office@cornerstonecbc.org, or the church office at 281-545-2422.


Giving Options

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.  Instructions and information can be found here:  http://www.cornerstonecbc.org/giving/  We are now also providing a QR code in our Sunday bulletins to enable you to give online.

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