What Is Our Season of Blessing?"And don't forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God." Hebrews 13:16
November 25 – December 25
God has come – in the flesh! The four weeks of Advent are a time for us to ponder this idea in our hearts and in our minds and to reexamine how we live our lives in light of it.
So how do you prepare for Christmas? First, you must make it a priority! Slow down, read the Word, reflect on your past, present and future – understanding your own life is to be one of God’s gifts to the world. Try to recapture the wonder, expectation, and gratitude about the goodness of God in your life.
We are calling the Advent season at Silver Creek Fellowship a “Season of Blessing”. Being a “blessing” means that instead of looking inwardly towards self and self promotion, you maintain the discipline to look outwardly toward others, enough so that the other people that you are exposed to can feel the love of God through your abilities to make them feel comfortable, joyful, peaceful, and on-the-whole happy. Living to be a blessing is SO MUCH BETTER than living to be blessed!
How Can I Be a Blessing? We have many opportunities for you to be a blessing during this season. We don’t expect you to do all of them but please consider choosing one or two that your family can participate in.
- GIVE financially. We will be taking a special offering during this season that will go towards local and global needs. Local needs will include helping with an electric bill, gas, or food for someone in need. Global might include helping our friends in Cambodia or Kenya. GIVE NOW
- BLESS a friend, neighbor or stranger. Pick up one of our Blessing Boxes in our lobby to wrap up some goodies, or coffee, etc. to bless a neighbor, friend, or coworker. Pay for the person behind you in line at the coffee stand, rake somebody’s leaves. Show somebody that you care, encourage one another, spur one another on! We would love to hear your ideas, see how you have blessed someone or how someone has blessed you! Share your story with us on Instagram by using #scfcares and mentioning @silvercreekfellowship on your post. Or if you’re not an Instagram user but would like us to share your story for you, send your story to Brenda Geiger along with a picture of yourself, your family, etc. We will post it for you!
- Tree of Giving – Starting November 25 we will have a tree with tags; each tag represents a child from the Silverton area and includes gender, age, and size(s) of various clothing items. Please take a tag (or tags), purchase as many of the items listed as you’d like, wrap them, and return them to the church (or to one of the other locations listed on the back of the tag) by December 14.
- Invite someone to our Thrill of Hope program or one of our Christmas Eve Candlelight services.
Social Media Invites
This year we are providing Blessing Boxes for members to share a treat, book, coffee mug, etc. with someone to bless their day. They will be available at the Baked Potato Feast and any left will be in the church office for you to grab. We want to provide a way for you be the “fragrance of Christ” (1 Corinthians 2:14) to those around you and show that #scfcares.