Our Christmas program is scheduled Sunday morning, December 17 at 10:30. Our adult choir will present a program of music entitled, O Come, Let Us Adore Him, in which our children will also participate. Afterward, we will enjoy a holiday luncheon consisting of soup and sandwiches. This will be a great time to invite your family and friends to join us in worship and fellowship.
The Johnston City Ministerial Alliance will host the annual Thanksgiving Community Service, Sunday, November 19, 6:00 pm at the Washington Avenue Baptist Church. Pastor Keith Fletcher will be the speaker that evening. We will enjoy a pie fellowship after the service. Please pray for this service and if you’d like to volunteer to bake a pie, please see the pastor.
The New Life Drama Company will perform in two services at a special family weekend at J.City Church: Saturday night at 6:00 pm and Sunday morning at 10:30 am. The whole family will enjoy these presentations. Refreshments will be served Saturday evening after the service.
JC FWB will participate in National Back to Church Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.
Back to Church Sunday is the largest annual community-based church outreach effort in the nation. The campaign empowers churches and church members with the tools they need to welcome their neighbors, friends and loved ones back to church, while providing an easy way for everyone in the community to find a welcoming church.
Back to Church Sunday began in 2009 in response to survey research that indicated 82% of people said they would attend church if someone they knew invited them, but only 2% of church members were inviting people to come with them to their church.
This powerful movement has now seen over 31,000 churches participate by inspiring and empowering church members to invite people to a special Sunday service designed just for welcoming those who may not regularly attend or who have never attended church.
This year’s theme, A Place to Belong, encourages people to seek out their local church as a place for fellowship, community, sanctuary, and respite. It also encourages churches to re-envision themselves as beacons of light in the community, and a place where friends and neighbors come together in times of joy, challenge, and struggle—a place for everyone to belong.