COME HOME FOR CHRISTMAS:
Christmas is an incredible time of year, full of anticipation and celebration. Join your Five Stones family and come home for Christmas to experience all the joys of the season together. Our Christmas Eve services on Tuesday, December 24th, will be at 1pm, 3pm, 5pm, & 7pm, so make sure to mark your calendars. FS Kids will have age-appropriate environments for children birth – 1st grade for each service.
Our Christmas devotional: An Indestructible Joy, by John Piper, will be available this Sunday in the Atrium.
**Mail in your family Christmas cards this season to be used as part of our Christmas theme! Mail to 1117 Cuthbertson Road, Waxhaw, NC 28173.
FIVE STONES PARTNER VOTE:
On December 8th, in the Next Step Room, attending Partners will vote to approve empowering the Elders with decision-making ability to move forward with purchasing (or not) eight acres of adjacent land after a due diligence process has been completed. Informational meetings will be held on December 1st & 4th at 6:30pm in the Auditorium, where the Elders and Finance Team will be available to share details and to answer questions. Please be in prayer and prepared to make an important decision related to the future of the Five Stones Community Campus.
DSS CHRISTMAS PARTY:
Through Mission ONE17, a ministry of Five Stones, we are able to support orphan care within our community. We have collected 160 Christmas Stockings for children in foster care in Union County. They will be distributed on December 7th at the annual DSS Christmas party held on our campus. Make a difference in the lives of children, siblings, caregivers, and parents by serving at this special event by texting “DSSparty” to 208-578-6637 today.
FIVE STONES BLESSING TREE:
Once again, we are partnering with guidance counselors at local elementary schools to provide Christmas gifts for families in need! This Sunday, you can select a slingshot with items from these families’ wish lists, including wants, needs, and clothing items. Please return wrapped gifts with the stone gift tag attached to the gift on December 8th. Keep the slingshot as a reminder to pray for the person whose gift you purchased. Thank you for being generous, thank you for making a difference… thank you for BEing the Church! Want to serve on the Blessing Tree team? Contact Dustin or Heidi Demaio at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us, Sunday, December 15th, from 5-7:30pm for a night in a Winter Wonderland as we celebrate the Christmas season. Gather your friends, dress up, and dance the night away. There will games, dinner, and desserts, as well as some amazing giveaways. The cost is $20 per ticket. If you bring a friend who doesn’t attend Summit, they get in for FREE! Text “SummitChristmas” to 208-578-6637 to purchase a ticket.