Season of Blessing

11/27/16 – 12/25/16

“And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need.  These are the sacrifices that please God.” Hebrews 13:16

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?  The answer is to GIVE!

  1. 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, or gas, or food for someone in need.  Global might include helping our friends in Cambodia Kenya.
  2. GIVE the message of LOVE, HOPE, PEACE, or JOY to a friend, neighbor or stranger.  Bless someone with some Christmas cookies, 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!  Use a Blessing Box to wrap up some goodies, or coffee, etc. to bless a neighbor, friend, or coworker.  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!

Events During our Season of Blessing

Daily Advent Devotionals on Facebook and Instagram.
Baked Potato Feast Kick Off – 11/29/15.  6:00 pm
Christmas at Silver Creek Christmas Program – 12/16/15 – 6:30 pm
Christmas Eve Service – 12/24/15 – 9:00 pm