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Grace Newsletter for December 2012

Grace Newsletter for December 2012

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“Is Thanksgiving Over?”As we paused to celebrate a Dayof Thanksgiving, one would as-sume that because of the exampleof our forefathers-and today wehave so much-that we would bean extremely thankful people.But, as we all know, that is notalways the case.It’s a bit sad, that we sometimesdetermine our thanksgiving onthe basis of how much money wehave, is our retirement safe, andthat we have a fancy new car.The truth is that all of thesethings may change at any time.They may drift away—or burnup—or someone may steal them.The only thing we have for sureis our relationship with the Lord,and that, in the end, is the onething for which we should beMost Thankful for. Not just onThanksgiving Day, but each andevery day of the year.Nothing says it like Psalm 100:Shout for joy to the Lord, all theearth,Worship the Lord with gladness;come before Him with joyfulsongs.Know that the Lord is God. It isHe who made us, and we are His;We are His people, the sheep of His pasture.
Pastor’s Corner Pastor’s Corner Pastor’s Corner Pastor’s Corner 
Our Nation, Tammy Baker, JudyBarrow, (Gerald Vicker’s sister)Mr. & Mrs. Delbert Eubanks,Nolan Eubanks, (Bro. Ed’s uncle)Kaye Fraizer, P. J. Fryer (JamesTerry’s brother) Frances Green,Gene Halburton (Bro. Ed’s aunt),L. C. Hatcher, (Bro. Harrell’sfather-in-law) Sis Hobby, JanetJames, R. D. Jones, (BrendaHowell’s father) Alexis and baby,Peggy McLeod, Wayne McLeod,C. D. Mizell, (Jason’s grandfa-ther) Louise Mosley, (Wanda’smother) Mack Shaw, LyndaUbrey, Sandra Ward, FrancesWoodard, unspoken requests, andU. S. Military stateside and abroadespecially Little Joe Hinton andhis family.
Prayer Concerns Prayer Concerns Prayer Concerns Prayer Concerns 
HappyBirthday
Joseph Nelson 1Kayla Blankinchip 20Evan Gartman 21Kadessa Taylor 26
HappyAnniversary
Joseph & MaryNelson 31
Volume 2, Issue 12December 1, 2012
Sunday’s
Worship Service 10:00 am
Wednesday’s
 Family Meal 6:00 pmChildren &Youth Bible Study 6:30 pm
Enter His gates with Thanksgivingand His courts with praise;Give Thanks to Him and praiseHis name.For the Lord is good and His Loveendures forever; His Faithfulnesscontinues through all generations.Let us be thankful for who we are,what we have, and for the OneWho Made it All.Grace from Grace,Bro. Ed
Pastor’s Corner Pastor’s Corner Pastor’s Corner Pastor’s Corner Continued Continued Continued Continued 
You are Invited to: All of Grace’sChristmas Activities &Worship Services
(see calendar of events on the next page)
 
Thursday, December 20
6:00 pm - 8:00 pmChildren’s Skating Partyat Skate Cityin Lucedale. Refreshments will be served!
News From Grace
Wednesday, December 12
6:00 pm Area Youthat Grace
Family MealScheduleWednesdays
Dec. 5 Missy HavardDec. 12 Church-wideDec.19 No Meal Eat atHome before visiting theNursing Home
Children’s Christmas Party
 
Up-Coming Events
 Friday, December 14
 Area Youth will attend “New Song”in Concert at Pascagoula Baptist Church
Wednesday, December 19
5:45 pm Nursing Home Leakesville, MS  Eat before leavinghome,no meal will be provided!
Saturday, December 15 Adult Outing to
Winterfest 2012
Pensacola’s Favorite HolidayCelebration Leave at 1:30 pm Eat Supper Tram Ride for Performance Tour at 6:00 pm
You will need money for your mealonly. Let Kathy know by Sun. Octo-ber 28 if you plan to attend so shecan get tickets.
The Childrenwill meet upstairson
Wednesday, December 12
 for a Pajama Partyand Watch the moviePolar Express!
 Make Plans Now to JoinUs& Invite Your Friends!
(It is Grace’sturn to host theevent somembers of thecongregation please let Mrs. Brenda Howellknow what  finger food items you can bring at (601-770-1491)
Sunday, December 16 
6:00 pmGrace’s Church Family will sharetheir Annual Christmas Mealwith the Habitat for HumanityVolunteers from West Kentucky & Baldwin University. Bring your  favorite potluck dish to share and enjoy the Christian fellowship withone another.
 
News From Grace
 Mission Opportunities
Grace will house & provide an evening meal toWest Kentucky & BaldwinUniversity forGeorge County Habitat for Humanity’sCollegiateChallenge the week o December 15-22 &Sacred HeartUniversity on January 6-12.(See Georgia to helpwith meals& cleaning.)Thank you toeveryone that helped with this great mis- sion project.
Matthew 25:40 And the King will answerthem, "I assure you: Whatever you did forone of the least of these brothers of Mind,you did for Me."George-Greene collected 4,209 shoe boxesthis year! We surpassed our goal of 4,000on Sunday when Bexley Baptist Churchbrought their shoe boxes. The South EastMS Area Team includes 11 counties whichGeorge-Greene is a part of collected30,113 shoe boxes and surpassing theirgoal of 30,000.Below is the numbers for each church/ group this year (no particular order):Wilmer FBC 5Evangel Temple Assembly of God 3Harvest BC 46Gautier BC 40Shady Grove BC 91Johnson Creek BC 10Riverside Full Gospel 134Agricola BC 70Heritage BC 25Deer Park UMC 18Antioch Christian Academy 36Watermark Cong. Methodist 26Ward UPC 13Thompson Hill BC 28Cindy Bradley/Gloria Howard 822Bayou Sara BC SS Class 18Antioch BC Leakesville 125Cedar Grove BC 53East Salem BC 50Faith Presbyterian 30FBC Leakesville 97Midway Miss. BC 33New Hope BC 28Pilgrim Rest BC 22Pine Level BC 21Pleasant Hill BC 29Unity BC 176Barton BC 140Bexley BC 117Covenant BC 212FBC Lucedale 160Lucedale UMC 89George Co. HS 62George Co. Middle
 Missions continued 
Hey Missy & Kids at Grace!How are y'all?! I hope you had a niceThanksgiving. We had a very good timewith three other missionary families in thearea. The power stayed on enoughthrough out the day to get all of our foodcooked and we even found a turkey tocook in town. We are blessed! Speaking of being blessed, we just received. I justwant to say thank you for the money youand the kids at Grace sent. My Mom sentus a big box of good stuff and we reallylook forward to using it all. Crisco for pies, jewelry for Analiese, Pop tarts for Kevinand lots of other goodies. We also got thecrafts and it just so happens that Analiese's favorite thing to do right now iscrafts! That was so sweet and thoughtfulof you all. We will pray that God blessesyou in return for your kindness and gen-erosity. Please tell the kids I wrote andthat I hope and pray they will grow in thetruth and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.There is NO better place to be than in hissafe and loving arms.Love you! Savannah & Family
School 28Grace UMC 28Howell BC 41Midway BC 34Mount Olive BC 20Movella Miss. BC 21Pleasant Hill UMC 60Rocky Creek BC 272Vernal Presbyterian 38Winborn Chapel UMC 4FBC McLain 62New Life BC 504Avera BC 1FBC Sandhill 46Fellowship BC 198THANK YOU, church coordinators, for allyour hard work to get these boxes filled andturned in this week! You are much appreci-ated and grateful for you! May God bless youand look forward to next year.
Donna McLain,
 
Isaiah 40:28-31
Thank you Note from:
 Kevin & Savannah Pestke, Missionariesin Chipata, Southern, Zambia

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