I’d like to highlight five quick items and the first item has a photo with it.
First, thanks so much for your enthusiastic and generous participation in last Sunday’s Care & Share Toy and Food Drive. You brought enough toys and food to bless well over 400 families in the Fort Bend County area. Second Mile was completely out of several staple foods and your generosity replenished their shelves. The above photo dramatically shows a few of the Second Mile shelves after your generosity. Those shelves were barren before last Sunday. It’s pretty cool to think about what a difference our collective efforts can do.
Second, this Sunday night from 6:00-8:00pm is Winter’s Eve at FCCC and I hope you will come on out for this all church Christmas party. Everyone is welcome, invite a friend, and come enjoy an evening of traditional Christmas music. You can expect some fun choreography, great music, a Christmas cookie or two, and perhaps even an Elvis impersonator. Childcare available up through age two.
Third, I am so thankful for all of you who have honored God with your tithes and offerings in 2014. If you are planning to make year-end gifts IRS guidelines require that they be received in our office or postmarked by December 31. You can also give online here. Thanks for honoring God and believing in the vision of First Colony Church of Christ.
Fourth, please remember that our Service of Remembrance will be held in our Chapel next Sunday, December 21, at 4:00pm. Dr. Virgil Fry leads this service in such a beautiful way. The Service of Remembrance is designed to honor our deceased loved ones during this Christmas season.
Fifth, there is an old adage that says, “preach and teach on great texts!” And there is not a greater Christ-honoring text than Colossians 1:15-23. This is our message text for this Sunday. It is an early Christian hymn, a high-definition, awe-inspiring, mind-boggling and culture-confronting look the compelling reality of Jesus Christ.
With hope, love, joy & peace,