Expressions of Advent
Advent is the season of waiting for the Saviour to come, the quiet time of preparing our hearts, minds and souls for the welcoming of the Christ Child on Christmas Day. Usually, we mark the passing of the Advent weeks by lighting a candle each week during the four weeks prior to Christmas Day.
This year we want to encourage YOU to go a little further in this preparation by using your personal gifting of creativity to bring an offering to the celebration of the Birth of Jesus. Some of you are painters and poets, others are bakers or card makers, calligraphers, musicians, song-writers, sketchers, carvers, photographers . . .
what are you able to create
to celebrate the anticipation
of the Saviour coming?
Check the website in the coming weeks for more details.
More Christmas Offerings
If you know of someone who would be blessed by a Christmas Hamper, please let Jen McAllister know! If your family or small group would like to create a hamper or contribute to one, Jen would like to match you with a need. We'd like to have the hampers (food and gifts) ready to deliver by the 8th of December so an invitation to our Annual Community Christmas Dinner can also be extended.
Community Christmas Dinner
Mark your calendars for FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14th for serving at the Annual Community Christmas Dinner held at Star of the Sea Community Centre. Every year Janine Maclean puts together an amazing menu and Eva Olson organizes all the volunteers, decorations and gift bags (cookies baked by YOU) for this well-attended event for people in the White Rock/South Surrey community.
Chapel Movement Vancouver is a network of youth groups gathering in the metro Vancouver area to unite churches and kindle faith in the youth and youth leaders of our region. SALT has participated in a number of Chapel events and our students have loved these- it's exciting and moving to be in a room packed with teenagers from all over the area that are passionate about worshipping God and seeing transformation in our city. November 23 and 24 there will be a Chapel Conference called SHIFT happening at the gorgeous First Baptist Church downtown and we are super excited for what God is going to do in and through this gathering of passionate youth.
We will meet at the South Surrey Park and Ride at 5pm Friday, November 23 and together take transit (351 bus, then Canada Line) to First Baptist. We will return for pickup at the Park and Ride that evening at 10:30pm. The next morning we will again meet at the park and ride at 8:30am, returning for pickup at 8:00pm.
The cost of this event is $39 each, but please let us know if this is prohibitive as I am committed to every student having the opportunity to participate, and will make tickets available as needed. Lunch and dinner on Saturday, Nov. 24 will be taken downtown and not included in the cost.
Registration and more info here: http://www.chapelmovement.com/conference.html
Pastor of Student Ministries
Impacting Our Communities for Christ
Saturday, November 17 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM
at Brookswood Baptist Church
BCBC Celebration Dessert Night is an opportunity for our BCBC family of churches to worship, celebrate God’s goodness, fellowship, laugh and be informed about and invest in our mission. This is one of the highlights of our year. The offering taken during this event is an integral part of fulfilling our mandate as we serve the church through intentional church planting, growing and revitalizing strategies. RSVP before Wednesday, November 13.
Dec 15 Rehearsal
Dec 16 Program
On December 16th, our Preschoolers through High Schoolers will be joining efforts to guide us from the beginning of the world through the beginning of the Gospel Story as part of a multi-generational worship service. On the 15th, please have your children/students at Uptown Church (White Rock Elementary) from 1-4 pm for dress rehearsal (disguised as Christmas Cookies and Cocoa Party). Mark your calendars now!
Christmas Eve in a Barn
Kingfisher Farm Barn
512 - 172nd Street
South Surrey, BC
Time(s) to be Determined