It is truly the most wonderful time of the year when we celebrate the birth of the Christ-child and experience the wonder of God’s love through his Son, Jesus.
Here’s a few reminders of what’s going on around ONEchapel:
CHRISTMAS EVE GATHERING
Bob and Michelle Marshall have graciously opened their home to anyone who would like to gather with a few friends to celebrate Christmas Eve. This will be a fun time of sharing together the blessing of friends and family. If you’re new to Austin or you find yourself far from home, we don’t want you to be alone for Christmas. Come join the party anytime between 6:30pm and 9:30pm at 6005 Kelsing Cove Austin, TX 78735. Please contact them to tell them you’re coming at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-358-7991.
TEAM ONE 401
If you’ve been looking for a place to connect and serve at ONEchapel then come join us this Sunday afternoon (12/26) at 5:30pm for the final installment of this month’s Square ONE. We will gather at the ONEchapel Offices (3800 Ben Garza Ln. Austin, TX 78749) where you can hear me (Ross) speak about the value of teamwork and serving, and then find your connecting point to serve with TEAM ONE. We need help with set up and tear down on Sundays, hosting, hospitality, Connect Groups, ushers, Children’s ministry and more. I’d love to see you there!
THANKS FOR SHARING
Many of you gave away clothes and baby items to the South Austin Pregnancy Resource Center, and we want to say THANK YOU! We were able to meet a bunch of their needs and give them a generous financial offering from ONEchapel. Thank you for your faithful giving and your willingness to share with others in need. It is our calling and our privilege! More to come after the first of the year…
ONEchapel IS EXPANDING!
Mark your calendar for January 9th when ONEchapel will be moving to 2 SERVICES at 9AM and 11AM. They will be two identical 1½ hour services (if the preacher can finish on time) and will provide space for new people searching for Jesus and His family. Ask the Lord to lead you to people you can invite to join us and be especially aware of how the new year brings an opportunity for people to make new commitments in their lives.
A new study last year found that 82% of people would attend church if someone would just ask them to go. Be filled with courage and compassion, and let Jesus lead you to people who you might bring into the family of God.
May your holiday season be filled with love, laughter, and a fresh understanding of the value of people. As our world becomes increasingly fast paced and chaotic, take a few moments to genuinely enjoy the gift of people near you.
Be the light!