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- December 8. "This is Christmas" Christmas program with choir and orchestra, 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. (No Sunday School; worship care for young children)
- December 11. Joyful Singers Christmas musical
- December 15. "A Savior Is Born" morning worship, 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
Christmas by Candlelight service 6 p.m.
- December 18. Christmas Caroling
- December 24. Christmas Eve worship service
- December 24 & 25. Church Office Closed
- December 29. Worship service 9:30 a.m. (No Sunday School)
- January 1. Church Office Closed
- January 5. Sunday worship and Sunday School 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m.
- January 8. Wednesday Night Life resumes
Country-fried steak with gravy, baked potato casserole, green beans, five-cup fruit salad, rolls, and something yummy for dessert!
Corn dogs, chips, green beans and something yummy for dessert!
Join us each Wednesday in the Gym for the Fellowship Meal. The serving lines open at 4:45 p.m. and close at 6:15 p.m. Meals cost $5.00 for adults and $3.50 for children (12 and under), and families of four or more cost only $17.00.
Christmas At Hunter Street
Come worship with us!
This Is Christmas. The Hunter Street Choir and Orchestra will lead our Christmas worship program “This Is Christmas” at all three morning services on December 8. This is a great time to bring a friend with you to experience the Hunter Street family. Service times are 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 a.m. There will be no Sunday School classes on this day, but childcare will be provided for children birth to K5.
Christmas By Candlelight. Next Sunday evening, December 15, come for an evening of singing, followed by candle-lit carols on the steps of the church. It begins at 6:00 p.m.
Christmas Eve. Our December 24 worship service begins at 8:00 p.m. Bring the kids with you to worship. There will be no childcare. The Church Office will be closed.
Important Note. On Sunday, December 29 there will be ONE worship service. Bring the family and we’ll worship together at 9:30 a.m. As a reminer, there will be no Sunday School, but there will be childcare, birth to K5.
Poinsettia Deadline Is This Sunday
Would you like to order a poinsettia for Christmas?
These flowers can be given in honor or in memory of someone special. The poinsettias will be displayed in the Foyer and are $15 each. On December 22, a recognition program will be included in the bulletin and flowers may be picked up after the third worship service on that day. Please come to the Church Office before the December 8 deadline to order your flower.
Wednesday, December 11. Christmas is meant to be shared. And that is exactly what the title of the Joyful Singers Christmas concert says: “Go, Tell It.” This Christmas musical balances the best of the traditional and contemporary songs of the season and weaves them together with a focus of sharing the good news of Christmas with everyone.
Join the Joyful Singers Choir as they lead a service of Christmas praise at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 11 in the Chapel. Come for the Fellowship Meal served from 4:45 to 6:15 p.m. in the Gym.
Wednesday, December 18. Let’s go caroling! Join in singing Christmas carols with others in our church on Wednesday, December 18. We’ll divide into small groups of carolers and caravan to the homes of our at-home members and some retirement homes. Adult Choir members will help lead the singing in our groups. This will be a sweet time with your family and friends as you witness the joy that comes from caroling and celebrating the birth of Christ. Meet at the Student Building at 6:00 p.m. NOTE: There will be no Fellowship Meal on this evening.
Wednesdays, December 25 and January 1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! There will be no activities and the Church Office will be closed.
The Recreation Outreach Center will be closed for Christmas December 24 through December 28. Regular hours resume December 30 and 31 (closing at noon New Year’s eve). The ROC will be closed New Year’s Day and will resume regular hours on January 2.
Are You “Giving Christmas?”
This holiday season you can share the hope of the gospel here in our community and around the world.
We call this “Giving Christmas.” It’s an opportunity for Sunday School classes and individual families to give a blessing to those in need. “Giving Christmas” is underway! Get details about your Sunday School class’ project and family opportunities in the “Giving Christmas” Catalog. Pick up a catalog at the Ministry Connection Center, Welcome Centers and in your Sunday School classroom.
Year End Giving
Tax, Tithes and Gifts
Tax News. To ensure your church contributions are tax deductible, do not file your 2013 income tax return until you have received a written acknowledgement of your contributions from the church. Some of your contributions may not be tax deductible if you file your return before receiving this written acknowledgement.
Tithes and Gifts. Your year-end giving to the church must be received at the Church Office by December 31 or postmarked by the U.S. Postal Service by December 31, 2013. Gifts received after this date will be credited to your 2014 giving record. Please note: the Church Office will be open on Tuesday, December 31.
eGive Year-end Transaction Policy. Do you give to the church electronically using eGive? If so, this information is for you. Please plan ahead for year-end giving and know how to change your eGive gift amount.
One-time gifts requested on or before 11:59 p.m. December 27, 2013 with a posting date on or before December 31, 2013 will be reported as a gift in 2013. One-time gifts requested after 11:59 p.m. on December 27, 2013 will be reported as 2014 gifts.
Recurring gifts will be processed on their scheduled date and reported in the year the transaction is deducted from your bank account. Bi-monthly gifts will be deducted on December 31, 2013. Gifts scheduled for December 29-31 will be deducted on December 31, 2013 and will be reported as a gift in 2013.
Marriage Prep Class
Are you getting married soon?
Then this class is for you! Marriage Prep will begin January 5 and end March 9 and will meet on Sundays at 8:00 a.m. A fee of $35 per couple will cover the cost of materials. Contact Angela Rush or 205.739.5307 to register for the class.
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University
We all need a plan for our money.
Financial Peace University (FPU) is that plan! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more!
The next session of FPU classes will begin on Sunday, January 5. To register for the class or to find out more, contact Mickey Sappington.
Sunday Worship Is Streamed Live
Planning to be away over the weekend?
Maybe you want to share the Hunter Street experience with a friend? Our Sunday morning worship service is streamed live on the internet each Sunday. Visit livestream.com/hunterstreet/HSBCWorship.
The Hunter Street App. You can easily access Buddy’s sermons, the daily Bible reading, ministry videos, Twitter and Facebook accounts, news and other resources from the Hunter Street App. It’s a free App for iPad, iPhone and Android mobile devices. Download it from the App Store or Google Play today.
For International Missions
This offering, also referred to as the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, provides over one-half of the annual support for about 5,000 Southern Baptist missionaries who serve among many people groups and in major cities of the world. 100% of your gifts to this offering goes directly to the missions fields of the world.
Where Does Your Heart Beat For Missions?
Women on Mission is ongoing missions involvement and learning that extends across the globe.
The Hunter Street Women on Mission group will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 10 in the E200 hall. Two Hunter Streeters will share about their experience working with a children’s Holiday Club (like VBS) earlier this year in London. Everyone interested in missions is welcome to attend and to stay for lunch ($5). For more information, contact Karla Luttrell.
Niger Mission Information Meeting
Are you interested in serving in Niger? Come to an informational meeting on Wednesday, January 8 immediately following Wednesday Night Life classes. Details about this Hunter Street-sponsored missions team will be discussed, including travel. If you do not have a passport, consider applying for one now. A passport valid until November 1, 2014 is required. For more information, contact Karla Luttrell in the Missions Office.