Pastor Rich
Senior Pastor
December 2013

It's hard to believe but our Bethlehem outreach is just around the corner. Here's how you can make a difference this year.

We begin with prayer. It's not too late to begin praying for those visitors who will be coming who don't know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior. Bethlehem presents the real meaning of Christmas. God came down into this world as a baby who would grow up to the Savior of the world. God came into our world on a rescue mission and everyone needs to know it!

Pray that people would come who need to know Jesus. Pray that they hear and experience the message of the Christmas story. Pray that their hearts be open to receive this message into their minds and hearts.

Also pray that those from other churches who come every year to be blessed by our production would bring their own friends, neighbors and relatives to experience the Christmas story. May many churches leverage this event to expand their own outreach endeavors in their part of God's great Kingdom.

As we pray so may we serve. How will you join with the rest of the family at SCFBC to make this year's outreach the best ever? Will you be a towns person? Man a marketplace booth? Join the company of Roman guards? How about helping with parking? Handing out hot chocolate? Distributing the costumes? Serving in the first aid station? Serving as a youth slave or entourage dancer?

This year we are also enhancing our Host ministry. We need friendly, outgoing individuals to warmly greet our guests and start conversations with them that might lead to a spiritual dialogue. Also we need those behind the scenes who will pray for Bethlehem's outreach effectiveness while the shows are being presented each night.

It's not too late for you to make a difference. Ask God where He wants you to serve and jump in!