Dear Lifers,

For unto us a child is born,
    and a son is given.
The government will rest on his shoulders.
    And he will be called:
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
His government and its peace
    will never end.
He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David
    for all eternity.
The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies
    
will make this happen!   (Isaiah 9:6-7)

Praise God! Christmas is almost here! As we have been saying in our Advent Series, “The celebration of Christmas is whatever you make it in your heart.” Don’t let the craziness of our culture crowd out or dampen your joy of this glorious story of God’s love in action. We hope you will join us for a celebration of Christmas this Sunday at any one of our three services (8:30 / 10:00 / 11:30am) as we embrace God’s lavish gift for us.

You are also invited to our first Christmas Eve service at 4:00pm on Monday December 24th. There will be powerful music, tasty treats and an opportunity to just take in and celebrate the birth and life of Jesus. This will be a family service, but childcare will be available for children 2yrs and under.

And if we don’t see you or you will be out of town, have a safe and Merry Christmas!!

Now check out these other LifeBridge opportunities and details:

Eight O’ Clock Encounter: Leonard Ravenhill said, “No man is greater than his prayer life.” Wow, that explains a lot. No, seriously, our connection to God is very connected to our success as a human being. We must remain in the vine to receive His life. I believe the same is true of a church. If God’s people gather to “do” all kinds of things, but don’t gather to “seek” His presence…then we have missed the only truly important thing. Join us Saturday mornings at 8:00 to seek Him together.

Church office hours: The LifeBridge Church offices will be closed from December 24th until January 1st, reopening January 2nd at 9am. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

LOST & (WAITING TO BE) FOUND @ LifeBridge: We are finding lots of miscellaneous things — shoes, coats, mittens, hats AND sunglasses, eye glasses, keys, bibles AND jewelry. Please check the totes in the coat area for found things that you are missing. If you are missing glasses, keys, bibles or jewelry, please ask at the Information table in the lobby. Items left more than 4 weeks will be taken to The Rescue Mission Thrift Store. You might be able to pick them up there for a small fee.

Gift Wrapping: The Thailand mission team is raising funds for their upcoming trip and are wrapping Christmas presents for donations. You can bring your gifts to church with you on Sunday and drop them off at the table in the lobby. The wrapped gifts can then be picked up at The Living Room Café (520 Phoenix St.) between 6:00 and 8:00pm that evening. For questions, please call Olivia at 269-348-8079.

BridgeKids PJ’s and Pop Tarts:  On Sunday morning, December 30 during the 10 and 11:30 am services, BridgeKids is having a PJ’s and Pop Tarts morning.  Wear your favorite PJ’s to BridgeKids and we will be watching a movie and enjoying our favorite Pop Tarts, it is going to be an awesome morning!

Teen Lock-in: Calling all 6th-12th graders! LifeBridge Youth is partnering with Hope Church and Truth Skate Church to bring you an epic Lock In on Friday, January 4th. Cost is $15 and will include games, bowling, pizza, and much more! Drop off @ 9pm & pick up @ 7am at Hope Church. We hope to see you and your friends there! Click here for more details.

Year End Giving: This is a perfect time to make an investment in the ministry of LifeBridge Church to help us launch 2019 strong. Any contributions made before midnight on December 31 (in house or online) will be receipted as a tax-deductible donation for your 2018 taxes. To make a quick and simple donation now, click here to give online, or download our app (Search LBC SoHa in the app store). We will provide a receipt to anyone donating $250 or more over the calendar year. Thank you so much for your support of this Life-giving ministry.