By Steve Gregg
As we come to the end of the year and our final pastor’s letter of 2019, I want to start by saying how grateful I am for God’s faithfulness to us as a church family. That is true on many fronts, such as baptisms, new members, our new youth pastor as well as one of our strongest financial years ever as a church family. This financial stability has allowed us to not only be more proactive in our ministry efforts, it has allowed us to be more generous to our partners as well. Please continue to be faithful in your giving even as the year wraps up. While it’s been a good year, it’s important to finish strong. For those who are planning to give an end of the year gift to the church, I would remind you Sunday is the last Sunday to place something in the offering. If you are giving your gift through the office, please have those in the church office by the end of office hours December 31, or postmarked by the 31st. Thanks again for being a conduit of God’s grace through your tithes and offerings to the Creekside family.
By Steve Gregg
As we’ve entered Advent season, our pastors are taking turns reflecting on the symbolism of the four candles of the Advent Wreath. This coming Sunday, we will light the fourth candle representing “joy."
By Michael Roop
We continue our advent series this Sunday by lighting the Love candle. Love is the central descriptor to God’s character. When Moses is on the mountain and the Lord’s presence descends all around him, God proclaims about Himself, “The LORD, the LORD, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love and faithfulness…” (Exodus 34:6).