Dear RiverGrace Family,
It seems Christmas has come upon us in a hurry this year, as RiverGrace has had such a flurry of activity over the past three or four months. However, we will still have our celebrations on this coming Sunday and Monday.
On Sunday we will have our normal service at noon, and the Sunday Connect Groups will meet in the afternoon. P. Irma will be preaching, and Pastor Tommy will be leading the worship songs. We are also going to celebrate December birthdays this week, since our schedule for December 31 is even more full.
On Monday, Christmas Day, at 11:00am, we’ll have our Christmas Party. We’ll start off with an icebreaker game at 11. Then we’ll sing some Christmas songs, followed by a Christmas devotional.
At 12:30 we’ll have our Christmas lunch, and after that we’ll have a variety of games, and a gift exchange. You do not have to participate in the gift exchange, but if you would like to, please bring a gift of no more than $100.
Also there’s a reminder of our RG family retreat on the last day of the year, December 31. One of the things we need to do that day is to have our first RG congregational business meeting. Mostly we need to approve the 2018 budget and plan. This is a requirement of HKEC that you RG members approve the plan and the budget. We’ll try to send them out next week, before the meeting, so you have a chance to look them and know what you are voting for.
According to HKEC regulations, only those who are official members of RiverGrace through baptism or transfer of membership, are allowed to vote, but all of the regular attendees of RiverGrace are welcome to attend the meeting and contribute their ideas.
The congregational meeting should not take long and will be held immediately after the service, before we eat lunch. This is so that if members have to leave after the service, they can still vote on the business items.
Besides the sharing and prayer walk, which we’ll do in the afternoon retreat, at 6:00pm we’ll have a hot pot dinner together, followed by sports games or table games until 11:00pm. Before midnight we’ll gather to sing and pray to bring in the New Year.
Please note that none of the Wednesday Connect Groups will meet on Wednesday the 27th.
Lineup for this coming Sunday, December 24
⁃ 10:00am - Worship team practice - P. Tommy
⁃ 10:45am - Setup
- 11:15 am- Pre-service prayer in room B23
⁃ 12pm - Worship service - P. Cindy
- 3pm - Connect Group meetings
Activities next week…
- Monday December 25 - 11:00 Christmas Party
- Sunday December 31 - P. Cindy ending her series on Ephesians
- December 31, 3:00 - midnight - RG family retreat day.
You are welcome to join us for any and all our activities.