Pre-Registration for Summer Camps for Students (5th-12th Grades) We are currently taking Pre-registrations for 2018 Summer Camps. SPACE IS LIMITED, and the deadline to reserve a spot for your teenager is December 22nd. Complete the Pre-Registration form and return it with a $50 non-refundable deposit to the Next Steps Counter or mail it to the church office. (Forms have been distributed in Sunday School and are available at Next Steps). Online sign-ups are available at https://goo.gl/p3Qz9B Camp Illiana (Middle School and current 5th graders): June 17-22, $270 & CIY MOVE (High School and current 8th graders): June 25-30, $385.

Christmas Eve Services This year, we are offering two identical services for your family to celebrate the birth of Christ. As you look at your plans for the weekend before Christmas, please join us for either the Friday evening service (6:00 p.m., 12/22) or Sunday morning (10:30 a.m., 12/24). A nursery experience will be provided during both services for the enjoyment of the little ones. On Sunday, we will also be providing a special time for preschoolers with a birthday party for Jesus.

New Series Starting January 7th Imagine 2018 being a defining year for you personally: a year in which your relationships are intentionally going deeper and wider, or your plan to be more healthy becomes a reality, or maybe your commitment to generosity becomes more impactful. Imagine the beat of a drum that gives you the cadence to become the person God created you to be. Whatever your goal/resolutions are, we all know defining years don’t just automatically happen. Years that are set apart as remarkable come about because we choose to follow rhythms, and in particular spiritual rhythms. On January 7th, we are calling everyone to a 21-day cadence of prayer, devotions, and fasting. Our focus on the weekends will be the Lord’s Prayer found in Luke 11:2-4. We will talk about how to prioritize God, understanding His daily provision, explore forgiveness as a relationship builder, and look at temptations that threaten to get us off our path. Join in on the conversation each Sunday to get the most out of this series. We are also making available to everyone a 21-day guide on how to make this year your best year ever.

Snow Team Recruitment We are pulling together a team to help clear sidewalks of snow on Sunday mornings this Winter. Last year’s team was incredibly motivated and fun to be around as they scooped, swept, and spread ice-melt. We promise to give you as much hot coffee as you can take. If you’re interested in this service opportunity, please email Holly (hgillespie@fcnewburgh.com).

nine15 Class Lineup

Room #213 Answering Hard Questions / Rick Williams (Now-January 14)

Room #217 Greatest Commandment / Garry Bradley

Room #218 Daniel / Holly Gillespie, Jodi Groves, Debbie Pate (Women’s Class)

Room #219 Explore the Bible / Scott Brown & Marcene Williams

Room #220 Chronicles & Ezra / Chris Gillespie

Chapel Job / Joe Schitter & Jerrod Bush

Dining Room 1 & 2 Timothy/Titus/Philemon / Roger Hutchinson

Coming in December…

16th Angel Run, 8:00 am

16th Christmas in Newburgh, 3:00-8:00 pm

17th All-Church Breakfast (Student Ministry Fundraiser) 9:00 am

17th Behold the Lamb (the whole story of Christ through music) 6:00 pm

22nd Christmas Eve Service, 6:00 pm

24th Christmas Eve Service, 10:30 am

December 16 Christmas in Newburgh Our 2nd annual Christmas festival is from 3-8 pm. Plan to join us for this family celebration that will include a race, an arts & crafts fair, children’s music, and sweet treats. We are currently recruiting people to help with this event. Contact Robin Voyles for more information at jrobinv@wowway.com.

Saturday, December 16… 2nd Annual Angel Run Race will be at 8am in the West parking lot. Click here for online registration. Contact Robin at jrobinv@wowway.com.

December 17 “Behold the Lamb” Celebrate the Christmas season with us as we share the Story of the coming of Christ through song, at 6 pm in the worship center. Invite family, friends and neighbors to engage in this Christmas experience. “Behold the Lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world.” (John 1:29)

January 7th 3rd-5th Grade Bible Study Children in grades 3-5 are invited to join us for a 7-week Bible Study beginning on January 7th, 5-6 pm. UNSEEN, written by Priscilla Shirer, is a study of Ephesians 6:10-17 and helps equip kids to put on the Armor of God to fight life’s battles. Each week develops an aspect of God’s own character, as expressed through Jesus, through Bible study and fun learning activities. The cost is $10 and registration envelopes are available on the Children’s Ministry bulletin board.

January 19-20, 2018 Winterfest is a weekend filled with worship and ministry for the youth in grades 3, 4 and 5. Come out and enjoy a great time at Camp! Includes worship, swimming, bowling, games, and much more! Check-in: 6:00 pm Friday. Retreat ends 4:00 pm Saturday. Cost is $35.00 Registrations are on the Elementary board!

Save the Date…
Spring Family Dedication inquiries or to sign up early, please contact Dana at dmarlow@fcnewburgh.com

February 14 & 16 Parents Night Out. Our student ministry would like to provide parents an opportunity for a date night! Our students will be watching your children here at the church from 5:30-8:30pm. There will be a suggested donation and money goes toward youth camps!

Women of Joy 2018 Come join us next spring for Women of Joy 2018 in Pigeon Forge, TN! there are approximately 7 tickets left so reserve yours right away! Cost will be approximately $175 (includes event ticket and cabin). Dates are Thursday, April 26-Sunday, April 29. Speakers are Ann Voskamp, Lysa Terkeurst, Lisa Harper, Shelene Bryan & Sylvia Harney. Worship Leader is Charles Billingsley and Musician is Jeremy Camp. Contact Gina Scales at gscales2766@yahoo.com to reserve your spot TODAY! NOTE: A $75 deposit is due at time of reservation.

June 8-9 Overnighter at Camp Illiana for those going into 2nd & 3rd grade

June 17-22 Middle School Camp at Camp Illiana for those going into 6th, 7th & 8th grades

June 23 Charlie Brown Camp for those going into K & 1st

June 25-29 CIY for High School students in Holland, Michigan. Begin now to save your money! More info to follow at a later date.

July 1-5 Junior Camp for those going into 4th & 5th grades

July 23-25 VBS