Week of November 23, 2020
- Join us for worship this Sunday, November 29th at 10:30 a.m. either in-person or via livestream on Facebook or our church website. This week we begin the season of Advent and prepare our hearts for the coming of Christ!
- If you would like to volunteer to help in Bayshore’s return to in-person worship please contact Tammy Kennedy at firstname.lastname@example.org Areas of service include the Parking Lot Greeting Team, the Tracing/Contact Team, the Safety Team, the Vestibule Greeting Team, the Fellowship Hall Team, and the Setup Team.
- If you would like to purchase and dedicate altar flowers for a Sunday morning worship service, please email Deb Alexander at email@example.com Cost is $60.
- We continue to have a significant giving shortfall towards our 2020 budget. Please remember Bayshore in your end-of-year giving.
- December 1st is “Giving Tuesday”: a day set aside at the beginning of the Christmas season encouraging people to donate to various causes. This year Bayshore is participating and encouraging our Bayshore family, as well as friends of the Bayshore family, to give a financial gift to the church in addition to regular offerings. As we enter into this season of hope, expectant waiting, and preparation, Giving Tuesday is an opportunity for us to give a gift to the church as we begin our Advent journey together. You can given online at https://pushpay.com/pay/bayshorebaptistchurch
- If you use Amazon for your shopping this Christmas season, please add Bayshore Baptist Church as your AmazonSmile charity of choice. Use this link to help raise money for Bayshore: smile.amazon.com/ch/59-0737859
- The church office will be closed Wednesday-Friday for the holiday. We pray you enjoy a safe and wonderful Thanksgiving!
- Shore Kids annual Advent Party will be packaged and delivered to your door! Look for your “Countdown to Christmas” package the week of November 29th.
- Sunday morning classes are available via Zoom for both preschool and elementary children. Contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org for access information.
- The youth continue to connect digitally on Sunday mornings! Contact Nick at email@example.com for access information. (Our online Wednesday Bible study will resume in January.)
- Save the Date: Our youth Christmas party will be on the night of Friday, December 18th at the Bowers’ home! More details coming soon.
- Prepare now to contribute to our Christmas Eve Global Missions Offering. During these times of the coronavirus pandemic, the needs of people served through our CBF field personnel have increased exponentially. Bayshore currently supports 62 field personnel in the US and 17 foreign countries. You can personally impact people who are suffering through this offering. By giving, we ensure that field personnel stay firmly rooted in the places where God has called them.
- “God is faithful; by him you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:9
McCall Racial Justice and Leadership Initiative www.cbf.net/mccall-initiative
The purpose of the Dr. Emmanuel McCall Racial Justice and Leadership Initiative is to create avenues for God’s imperfect church to move toward meaningful unity among racially diverse communities. Systemic racism and bigotry are deeply rooted and on full display in the United States. The recent tragic murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Rayshard Brooks and countless others are reminders that America’s original sin still permeates society in the form of police brutality, mass incarceration and inequitable public education. Certainly, this moment requires more from us as a church and as a nation. CBF is committed to long-term racial justice and repair work. We must be willing to be uncomfortable for the sake of personal growth and for the sake of our Gospel witness. One important aspect of the McCall Initiative is the Emmanuel McCall Racial Equity Fund, which supports CBF’s work to increase diversity and inclusion—efforts being led by CBF Global staff and the Pan African Koinonia— as well as other important work of partners and churches across the Fellowship.
- The Puzzle Exchange returns on Wednesday, December 2nd. Stop by the Fellowship Hall anytime between 1 and 5 PM to pick up a puzzle or two or three. Remember to return the puzzles you’ve already completed so others can enjoy them, too! See you next Wednesday. Be sure to wear a mask and practice social distancing.
- Thank you to: Stephanie Rumbley (our leader extraordinaire), Keith King, Jordan Rivait, Fred Rogers, Tom Allyn, Janet Allyn, Nick Dawson, Alex Gallimore, Abram Gallimore, Angelita Berdiales, Claire Snyder, and Hunter Revord. The Advent/Christmas decorations look beautiful. You have transformed our worship space into a special place during this season.
- All adult Bible studies are on break this week.