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- Christmas Eve Choir Practice – Dec 9
- Newcomers Lunch – Dec 9
- Annual Church Budget Meeting – Dec 10
- Praxis – Dec 14
- Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack – Dec 14-15
- Christmas Eve Choir Practice – Dec 16
- Market of Hope – Dec 16
- Christmas Eve Services at 3pm, 5pm & 9pm – Dec 24
- Financial Peace University begins – Jan 7
- Navigating Our Kids’ Digital Media World – Jan 14
- Perspectives on the World Movement – Jan 14
- Special Event with Al Fadi, CIRA Internat’l – Jan 25
- Women’s Retreat – Feb 1-3
Stay In the Loop about College Ministry at SBCC: Create or update your Community Connect profile. Head to the “Groups” tab and search for “College Group” – request to join and you’ll start getting communications about College activities. You can also join the Facebook group (SB Community Church- College students) and follow us on Instagram (sbcommunitychurchcollegegroup)!
Young Adults: For upcoming events, check the Community Connect group calendar or contact gro.y1544461618tinum1544461618mocbs1544461618@ekiM1544461618. Contact Mike to be added to email list.
Praxis – Dec. 14th: We’ve got a great series scheduled for the next few months called “A Man and His Work.” Come learn about and discuss how our work and Christian faith fit together! There are donuts and coffee at 6:15am. We officially begin at 6:30 and finish promptly at 7:45am.
Women’s Retreat – Feb. 1st-3rd: Registration is open! The retreat will be in Cambria, at the Cambria Pines Lodge, and we are looking forward to a great weekend of worship, fun, relaxation, and fellowship. Lodging is in shared rooms with meals included. Sign up at http://sbcommunity.org/ministries/women/. Questions? Contact Sara Rudeen at gro.y1544461618tinum1544461618mocbs1544461618@ofni1544461618taert1544461618er1544461618 or (805) 451-5392.
Christmas Eve Choir Practice – Dec. 9th & 16th: Rehearsals this year for the Christmas Eve Choir are Dec. 2, 9 and 16 during the first service in the Fellowship Hall. All are welcome, no experience necessary! The choir will sing during the 3pm and 5pm Christmas Eve services. To sign up or get more information, contact Mary Hurt at email@example.com.
Market of Hope – Dec. 16th: Take advantage of the opportunity to purchase Christmas gifts while supporting Christian ministries we love.
Sunday Services -Dec. 23rd & 30th: There will be no 4pm service for the last two Sundays of 2018. Morning services will still be at 8:45 & 11am. Elementary and up will be in the services. Nursery-PreK childcare will be offered, but only at 8:45am.
Christmas Eve: Services are offered at 3pm, 5pm, and 9pm. No childcare is provided but families are welcome! The nursery will be open (but not staffed) and will have the audio feed from the service on. Candlelight service only at 9pm.
More Opportunities & Info
Advent Study Guides On Sale: Pick up an Advent Study Guide on the patio. $2/booklet.
Newcomers Lunch – Dec. 9th: If you consider yourself to be new to this church family, you’re invited to lunch at the home of Steve and Donna Jolley (7912 Whimbrel Lane, Goleta) on Dec. 9th, after the 11:00 service. This will be an informal time to hang out, eat, and meet some others. Please email Erin Patterson at gro.y1544461618tinum1544461618mocbs1544461618@nire1544461618 to let us know if you’re planning to attend, so we know how much food to make. See you there!
Annual Church Business Meeting and Celebration – Dec. 10th: Please mark your calendars for Monday, Dec. 10th, 7:30pm in the Sanctuary. God has blessed us in the year 2018 and we are looking forward to continued growth in and through Him in 2019. Plan to come to this joy-filled time of celebration as we look back over the past year and look forward to our financial commitments and budget for the coming year.
Feed My Starving Children MobilePack – Dec. 14th & 15th: Church family, don’t miss this fun and practical opportunity to address food insecurity around the world! Over the course of two days, we will pack over 100,000 meals that will be sent to communities in need! You can help by registering to serve at a two-hour packing shift and/or by donating money to help cover the cost of the meals. (Use “Special Offering” in the dropdown menu if giving online.) For more information on the MobilePack event, visit the table on the patio after the service or https://www.sbcommunity.org/news-events/special-events/.
Financial Peace University – Begins Jan. 7th: We will be starting up another Financial Peace University on Mon., Jan 7th at 7:00pm at SBCC. The first night is a free preview. This 9-week course meets on Monday nights and is all about how to get out of debt, saving for emergencies, retirement, college, insurance, mortgages and giving – all from a biblical perspective. Course is around $109 and includes workbook, online resources, audio & video access to all lessons for a year and all meeting materials. Questions? Please contact Scott Skripsky at moc.l1544461618iamg@1544461618ykspi1544461618rksjt1544461618tocs1544461618 / 817-312-9114 or Jim Johnson at gro.o1544461618ga@mi1544461618j1544461618 / 805-570-7221. Link to SBCC course registration starting Jan 7th: https://fpu.com/1075380
Perspectives on the World Christian Movement – Begins Jan. 14th: Reality Carpinteria will be hosting this life changing course on Monday nights (6:30-9:30) for 15 weeks beginning on January 14. The class is a great way to learn about what God is doing in the world. Go to PerspectivesCarp.org for details.
Seminar with Brad Griffin of Fuller Youth Institute – Monday, Jan. 14th, 7:00-9:00pm: NAVIGATING OUR KIDS’ DIGITAL MEDIA WORLDS. Ever feel like you and your kids are drowning in a sea of new questions, apps, and devices? Want to talk about digital media more with your kids, but aren’t sure how? Drawing from the best research on media and youth, as well as interviews with parents like you, this seminar will offer new breakthroughs for your most pressing tech-related dilemmas: using social media responsibly, setting limits on device usage without isolating your kids from their friends, and how to handle inappropriate sharing. Ultimately, we want digital media to be a force that helps knit our families together rather than ripping us apart at the seams. Join us for tips to develop a plan that works for your family without making media—or you—the enemy! For questions contact gro.y1544461618tinum1544461618mocbs1544461618@egia1544461618p1544461618.
Special Event on Friday, Jan. 25th, 7-8:30pm: Join us at SBCC for an exciting evening of fellowship and dessert with Al Fadi, a former devout Muslim from Saudi Arabia and the founder of CIRA International: The Center for Islamic Research and Awareness. Al Fadi seeks to introduce Muslims to the Gospel of Jesus Christ and will be speaking about his ministry and answering questions.
Giving boxes are in the church entryway or gifts may be mailed to Santa Barbara Community Church, 1002 Cieneguitas Road, Santa Barbara, CA 93110. Please make checks payable to “SBCC.” You may give electronically by texting “sbcommunity” to 77977 to get started. See sbcommunity.org/about/giving/ for more information. Questions? Email gro.y1544461618tinum1544461618mocbs1544461618@yhta1544461618k1544461618. MAILED GIFTS FOR 2018 SHOULD BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 12/29/18 IN ORDER TO ASSURE THEY ARE RECORDED BY THE END OF THE YEAR.