December 2021 Newsletter

Celebrate the ways our church family are connecting with each other and reaching out with God’s love to impact our community and the world.

Christmas Worship

Advent is the time each year when millions of Christians gather to celebrate the birth of the Savior of the World. It is a time to reflect on what it means that Jesus fulfilled several of the Old Testament prophecies about the coming Messiah at His birth. Specific prophecies of His birth tell us that He would be born of a virgin, in the town of Bethlehem and that He would be called Immanuel (which means God with us!). Christmas is a time to celebrate A Promise Fulfilled by God through the birth of His Son, Jesus Christ that brings hope, peace and joy to the world.

We look forward to celebrating with you!

Thursday, December 23 | 6:00 pm
Friday, December 24 | 11:00 am, 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm

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Christmas Season Events

Cantata Worship
December 12  8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 am
Adult & kids choirs will lead us in worship.

Covenant Kids Worship
December 19  9:30 & 11:00 am
The elementary bell choir and the preschool students will share their Christmas praises.

Carol Worship
December 26  |  9:30 & 11:00 am
Join us for festive Christmas carols and a message by Pastor Gregg. No 8:00 am service.

Pizza with the Pastors

About 40 people gathered in the Gym on September 19 to enjoy delicious pizza and conversation with one another. Our pastoral staff visited with those who attended to share about their ministry and answer questions about our church. Are you new to our church, have questions or would like to visit with our pastors?Look for the next Pizza with the Pastors, January 16.

BLESS & Blossom Fall Festival

Almost 350 people gathered at Country Blossom Farm, October 2, for our BLESS & Blossom Fall Festival. Families enjoyed delicious donuts, apples, cider and all the activities the location has to offer. Some favorites from the event were bazooka ball, the corn maze and corn pit, exploring in the woods and visiting with old and new friends!

Christmas Trivia

  1. Which books of the Bible was the Nativity recorded?
    a. Matthew & Mark
    b. Mark & Luke
    c. Luke & Matthew
    d. Luke & Hezekiah
  2. What does “Immanuel” mean?
    a. To God be the glory
    b. God is exalted
    c. God is with us
    d. A book with instructions
  3. This lyric is from which Christmas carol? “Round yon virgin mother and child”
    a. Jingle Bells
    b. Silent Night
    c. O Holy Night
    d. Grandma Got Run Over
    by a Reindeer
  4. The Magi came from which city?
    a. Jerusalem
    b. Bethlehem
    c. Nazareth
    d. Nashville

ANSWERS: 1. c  2. c  3. b  4. a

Operation Christmas Child

As a church family, we packed 794 Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to share the Gospel and gifts with kids around the world. Research shows that each shoebox reaches 12 people, so the shoeboxes from our church will impact over 9,000 people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. Way to go church!

Thanksgiving Worship Service

On Thanksgiving Eve, our church family gathered to give thanks to God for His many blessings in our lives. As the worship team led in worship, reminders of God’s faithfulness and goodness rang throughout the Worship Center. Pastor Trinity encouraged us with the importance of practicing gratefulness every day and gave us an assignment to share one thing we are thankful for as we gathered for pie. An abundance of delicious pies were enjoyed!

Christmas Outreach

Toys for Kids
We are partnering with our local Marine Corps to provide toys and meals for in need families in our community. Drop off new toys at the bins near the church entrances by December 12.

Backpack Attack
On December 15, the Awana, middle school and high school students will pack meals for students in Douglas & Pope counties to have during the Christmas break from school. Backpack Attack is a partnership with United Way.

Financial Update

Financial Report as of November 30, 2021

  • Weekly Ministry Needs – $35,000
  • Year End Budget Needs – $770,000
  • Year End Weekly Giving – $742,760

One Year Bible Read Through

Deepen your faith and familiarity with God’s Word by reading through the Bible in 2022. Join your Alexandria Covenant Church family to read the One Year Bible together! Plans are available here, a monthly handout or pick up a copy of the One Year Bible in the church office for a $10 suggested donation. Bibles available beginning December 12.

Bibles by the Bedside

Bibles by the Bedside is a Bible reading incentive program that encourages 1st-9th grade students to spend time daily in God’s Word. Details here.

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