Liberty Bible Church La Porte Bulletin December 15, 2013

By: Liberty Bible Church Last Updated: December 16, 2013

ChristmasWe are excited to welcome you to Liberty Bible Church-La Porte! Thanks for joining us! We hope you find this to be a place of grace & truth. Please make sure you meet our Campus Pastor, Mike Sutton, and fill out your Connection Card and drop it in the offering bag.

Pray for our Church Family

La Porte: Dawn Anne Wells
Chesterton: Tom Marconi, Jenna Elder, Karen Stackert, Whitney Sanders, Ann Barber, Mike Drexler, Randy Raines, Albert Watts, Barbara Robinson, Amy Boren, Greg Link

News from Steve & Joan Eisinger serving with Turks in Indianapolis

While we feel most comfortable in a Turkish context, God has led us this year to give high priority to discipling and encouraging the Iranian Christian refugees that have resettled in our church’s neighborhood. Our encouragement is often very practical: helping with bills, medical appointments, and job searching. Due to language differences, however, we sensed that these young Muslim background believers needed more spiritual feeding than we could provide. In an answer to prayer, God motivated a Christian Farsi-speaking university professor to teach the Bible to these friends every 2 or 3 weeks. Please pray that these Iranian believers would continue to grow in their faith and be effective in their witness to others.

Upcoming Events

Sunday’s Cool

Sunday's Cool and Area 56 children will be singing at the Dec. 22 worship service. There will be a combined practice today in Theater #4. On Dec. 22 our children's programs will also enjoy an activity filled BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR JESUS!

Christmas Eve—free movie

We will be showing “The Nativity.” Doors open at 5:30 pm and the movie starts at 6:00 pm. Free popcorn, drinks and candy. Open to everyone. This is a great event to invite your friends and neighbors.

Women’s Newsletter

The December Liberty Women’s Newsletter “Hearts to Hands” is available on the church website or at the Info Center in the lobby.

Women’s Care Center Donations Needed

The Women’s Care Center serves the community by helping women make healthy choices for pregnancy and guiding new moms & dads to become better parents. During the last year, 18,828 women made 76,360 visits to the centers for services. All services are free; Liberty is helping replenish their supply of baby needs for the Crib Club. Please consider what you can bring this month. Look for the wrapped can in the lobby to place your donations! Items needed: Packages of winter sleepers (sizes 0-4T); new or used: hates, gloves, snow boots, winter coats (ages 0-4yrs); baby toiletries; diapers (sizes 4 & 5); baby wipes; baby blankets; pacifiers & bottles; etc.

Thanksgiving Offering Update

On Thanksgiving, we received an offering that will support both Syrian refugees (Global Outreach) as well as First Contact-Valparaiso & Portage (Local Outreach). As a congregation, we have given in excess of $49,000, including the matching gift. May God use these to build His Kingdom!

Current Highlights

Free Movie Night for Teens Sat., Dec. 21, 6 pm

We will be showing “Elf.” Doors open at 5:30 pm and the movie starts at 6:00 pm. Free popcorn, drinks and candy. We need several adults to volunteer to serve the concessions that night. Mark your connections card, if you are interested.

Youth Soccer January 2014

Liberty’s indoor youth soccer program begins on Saturdays in January and continues through March. This program is for children in Pre-K (min. age of 4) through 8th grade. The games run 8am - 4pm and are played in the Chesterton gym. Sign up in the Hall of Nations or visit lbchurch.org. Please register NOW. Questions: Contact Dave Wagner at libertysoccer@lbchurch.org.

Christmas Season Worship

Tuesday, December 24
6:00 pm Movie “The Nativity” in La Porte
2:00/3:30/5:00/11:00 pm Christmas Eve Worship Chesterton