Pastor's Letter, Announcements, and Worship Service Details - December 4, 2022


There are some struggles we have as Christians that we are not that embarrassed to share with others. “Sometimes I am a little proud.” Or, “I spend too much time looking at my phone.” There are other problems we face, however, that we are more ashamed about.

Like, doubt.

Doubt is a secret struggle for many believers, which is sad, because the Bible has so much to say about it.

Given the importance of faith and certainty, it’s vital we think carefully and biblically about the problem of doubt. I hope you will be encouraged as we look at Luke 7:18-23 and think about the way Jesus responds to a believer and his doubts.


Two Special Announcements:

  1. We are working on putting together a membership directory. We would like this directory to include pictures of every member. For the next two Sundays, we are going to take pictures of members outside by the back entrance of the church. If you don’t get your picture taken, there won’t be a picture of you in the directory. Just a blank space. And we don’t want that. The long-term goal is to have a directory that will help us pray for one another and remember each other better.

  2. The Macks will be hosting their annual Christmas Cookie open house from 5 pm to 8pm on December 22nd. It involves a little bit of a happy, friendly family competition, so come and let them know who made the best cookie!


For the younger children this Sunday, you can have them listen for the word: “doubt.” To encourage them, Marda will have some treats afterward.

Truth To Think About

“Doubting does not prove that a man has no faith, but only that his faith is small. And even when our faith is small, the Lord is ready to help us.”

J.C. Ryle


Women’s Christmas Brunch Potluck. December 10th from 9-11:30 a.m. Carol Beakley will be our special guest speaker. Guests are welcome. Please contact Melissa Mackler for more information.

Equipping Hour, Fall Series. Join us next December 11th, 9 a.m. When God saves someone through faith in Jesus Christ, He does a miracle in their lives. Paul's two-word summary of the change that follows is "in Christ" or "in Him." The more you grasp the extent of the miracle of being "in Christ", the more you will enjoy Him! Previous teachings can be found on the church website.

Building Usage. The church that subleases will be switching its building usage from Tuesday to Thursday (as well as continue to use the building on Saturday after 1 p.m.). Our offices will continue to be open on Thursday, but we will not be able to use the church for meetings on Thursday.

Holiday Calendar

  • Christmas Cookie Open House at the Macks on Thursday, December 22nd 5-8 p.m.
  • Our Children’s Ministry will be singing at our annual Christmas Celebration on Friday, December 23rd at 7 p.m.
  • There will be one 10:30 a.m. service on both Christmas Day and New Year Day.

CBC Annual Retreat. Mark your calendars and start saving for our annual CBC Retreat: February 17-20, 2023 at Oak Glen Christian Conference Center.

Bible Reading Project will not meet in December.

Church-Wide Prayer @ 9 AM

What a privilege to pray to our Father with our brother and sisters because of Jesus’ work on the cross! Prayer is God’s chosen means to accomplish His will…and we get to be part of that.

Sunday Morning Worship Service @ 10:30 AM