Monthly Archives: December 2015

Dec. 26: Advice for a New Year


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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon “Advice for a New Year” with scriptures from Colossians 3:12-17 and Psalm 148. Lindsay Megill will perform the anthem “Some Children See Him.” The Deacon of the Week is Bruce Arrowood.

There are no Wednesday night activities this week. We will resume the normal schedule on January 6. The Youth will resume their Sunday night meetings on January 3.

Hot dogs will not be sold on Jan, 1.

Blood Drive

The Community Blood Center of the Carolinas is holding a blood drive at McGill on Monday, Jan. 11, from 4-7 p.m. Come and give the gift of life.

Community outreach

Next Sunday, Jan. 3, will be Food on the First. Please bring canned goods for the Cooperative Christian Ministry. Supplies also are needed for the R.A.I.N. Closet. Individually packaged snacks are needed at the Performance Learning Center. If you would prefer to give a monetary gift please note on your check or envelope.

McGill will be in charge of the Winter Night Shelter on Jan. 24-30. Please see Robert Kluttz if you are interested in helping.

Some of the McGill children during the production of "Christmas in a Barn"
Some of the McGill children during the production of “Christmas in a Barn”

Dec. 20: 4th Sunday of Advent


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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver today’s sermon on the Fourth Sunday in Advent. Special music today includes  “Manger Lullaby” with Glenita Riley on bells, Kim Lyda piano and Charlotte Reid flute.

An offering is taken each Sunday in December for Global Missions. The church goal is $4,000. With your contribution you are supporting Cooperative Baptist Fellowship literacy ministries and field personnel worldwide.

The Longest Night Service is tonight at 6 p.m.

Please see Earnie Hartsell if you would like to help a group assemble the Christmas Pokes on December 24 at 10 a.m. This is a long tradition at McGill. We thank the Morris Family for continuing to do this in memory of Mr.  Arthur Morris.

Christmas Eve Services are at 6 and 11 p.m.

Blood drive

The Community Blood Bank is at McGill on Jan. 11 from 4-7 p.m. See Donna Duncan if you have questions.

Cook Smart classes

The NC Cooperative Extension Center is offering a Cook Smart, Eat Smart Cooking School during Jan. 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th. Cost is $50 and includes dinner each night and a cookbook. See Joyce Kluttz if you have questions.

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Dec. 13: What Shall We Do?


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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon “What Shall We Do?” with scriptures from Luke 3:7-18 and Zephaniah 3:14-20. There will be special music with “Christ Alone” by the Vietnamese Choir and “Sing We Now of Christmas” by the Riley Ringers.

Children’s Christmas Musical tonight

The Children of McGill will present the annual Christmas musical at 6 p.m. tonight, Sunday, Dec. 13. It’s “Christmas in the Barn.”

childrens musical photo

 

candle third sunday of advent

2nd Sunday in Advent: To Give Light

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Dr. Steve Ayers will deliver the sermon “To Give Light” with scriptures from Luke 1:68-79 and Malachi 3:1-4. Bethany Arrowood will be baptized during the 10:45 service. 

An offering is taken each Sunday in December for Global Missions. The church goal is $4,000. Support CBF literacy ministries and field personnel worldwide.

The McGill Post Office is open in the lobby. You are asked to leave cards only for regularly attending church family. Cost is 25 cent per card. Money collected will go to pay for Children’s Mission Projects.

Today is the last day to sign up for PassportChoices. A deposit of $35 is due also. See Paul if you have questions.

The Youth Progressive Dinner is tonight beginning at 4:30. They will return to the church around 9 p.m.

The Children’s Musical is on Sunday, December 13, at 6 p.m. Please bring your favorite finger food or dessert to share.

The McGill Child Development Center will have their Christmas Program at the church on Friday, December 18, at 3 p.m.

Mission Opportunities

The Cabarrus Partnership for Children is again collecting gently used or new coats for children sizes 12 months up to size 10/12. They are also collecting preschool sized winter items such as gloves, hats and scarves. NEW packages of preschool sized socks and underwear are needed also. A red box is in the lobby for collection.

The Joint Mission Council is collecting gently used clothes for small children to teen- agers for The Upper Room. The box and rack for hanging clothes is in the back of the sanctuary.

The YMCA Empty Stocking Christmas Tree is collecting new toys. Leave your toys in the box in the lobby.

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