Tonight: Wednesday, December 8

Dinner is served!
Taco Salad - 4:30-6:00pm • In the Gym
$5 per person; $20 family max

Worship & Bible Study
6:00pm  •  Fellowship Hall

This evening we'll be joined by an IMB missionary sharing how God is still at work around the world. Despite a world growing that's hostile to the Gospel, you'll be encouraged to hear how God is still in full control as He seeks and pursues sinners to redeem and bring them to Himself.

Following dinner join us in the Fellowship Hall as we worship and hear from one of His ambassadores serving abroad.

Kids & Students
Special Christmas worship and activities will take place at 6:00pm:

• Babies - K5: Childcare/TeamKid
• 1st - 5th grades: Jingle Jam! - D203 (1st-3rd) and C412 (4th-5th)
  (*Hang out with $1 pizza and drinks, 5:30-6:00pm)
• Students - "Not So Silent Night"
  
6:30pm in the High School Worship Room (A200)
  - Hang out happens from 5:30-6:30pm
  - Taco Bell, McDonald's cheeseburgers, candy and drinks served for $1
  - Be sure to wear your tacky Christmas sweater...a prize will be given!
  - Bring your Christmas mug...complimentary hot chocolate will be served!


This Week

JELLO
Thursday, December 9
9:00am  •  Children's Worship Room (D203)

We are excited about JELLO on Thursday.  As a reminder, we only have one class at 9am.  There is no 10:30am class.  We want everyone to wear PJs this week and bring your favorite doll or teddy bear!  They can be Christmas PJs, or regular PJs.  Whatever you like best!

NEXT THURSDAY, December 16 is our Christmas Party at 9am.  Santa will be coming and we are so excited!  We will also have a craft, snacks and fellowship.  If you would like to sign up and bring a snack to share with the group, please click HERE.


Family Christmas Festival
This Saturday, December 11
4:00-6:00pm  •  After the Trussville Christmas Parade

This is a FREE community event with all the sights and sounds of the season, happening 4-6pm, rain or shine! 

There'll be photos with Santa, crafts, Christmas cookies, a special Christmas story time, and even a live camel! We'll also have food trucks from Southland BBQ, Satay 'n Roll, and Hollywood Grill on campus with meals for purchase.  Don't miss this fun holiday treat for your family!

 


This Sunday

 

Sunday, December 12
Worship: 9:15 & 10:45am

This week we continue the Advent season together, focusing on the Hope, Love, Joy and Peace found in Christmas. 

This Sunday our focus is on the Joy Christmas brings to our lives!

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout aloud, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; righteous and having salvation is He, humble and mounted on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” – Zechariah 9:9

The birth of Christ brought with it the most unlikely of gifts: Joy!  An unwavering satisfaction based solely on who God is, the Christchild's arrival would assure all who sought Him a peace that passes understanding, regardless of the circumstances.

This Sunday, December 12th our focus will be on this joy, found only in Christ. Join us at 9:15 or 10:45am as we continue our Advent series together. Joy to the world, the Lord has come!

Can't join us in person? Watch here!


Seasoned Adult Christmas Banquet
This Sunday, December 12 • 12:15 & 4:15pm • Gym

Comedian Tim Lovelace joins us for a fun-filled time of Christmas Celebration with the Seasoned Adult Ministry!

We're sorry, the 12:15pm session is sold out, but plenty of room remains at 4:15pm.  Get your tickets this Sunday at the Event Center, or make your reservations here.


Advent Devotion Booklets
Available this Sunday at the Event Center...or online!

As we walk through the Advent season, you're invited to follow along with daily devotions that point us to the manger in Bethlehem! Written by 25 families from FBCT, these brief devotions are perfect for a daily time together to focus on the reason we do what we do this time of year.

Pick up your family's copy this Sunday, or follow along online right here.


Coming Up


• "Here With Us" - Sunday, December 19  info
• Christmas Candlelight Services - December 19 & 24  info
• PASSION (University & Young Adults) - January 2-3, 2022  info
• DNOW (Students) - January 14-16, 2022  info
• New York City Mission Trip (Students) - March 19-24, 2022  info

See more info on these and other upcoming events (and register) on the new Events section of our website!


Also...

Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Supporting our missionaries around the world

This annual offering, received for international mission efforts, supports close to 4,000 ambassadors for Christ serving around the world. Our FBCT goal this year is $190,000, with every penny going directly to the International Mission Board for support of this vital ministry.

To date $80,574 has been received toward our goal! Please pray about what God would have you give to this offering. You can give online, or at the close of services as you leave the Worship Center.


God Made Me! Who Am I?
A Children's Book Series by Sally Murray

FBCT member Sally Murray has been recognized in the Alabama Baptist for the series of five children's books she has written, and we wanted you to know! 

"God Made Me! Who Am I?" tells the story of some of God's creations in a way your children and grandchildren will appreciate and enjoy! Order one, a few, or the whole set from Amazon right here!

 


200th Anniversary Ornaments
Available this Sunday!

With Christmas approaching, revisit our recent 200th celebration with an ornament for your tree! 200th Anniversary Ornaments ($10) will be available at the Event Center all month. Get yours while supplies last!

 


The December Link Online
See everything coming up in our monthly newsletter!

December is here, and it's already been a busy month at our church! Take a peek at the full schedule of what else is taking place through our monthly newsletter, The Link, available right here!