Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Christmas Eve at Whipplecreek Church @ 5:00pm

The final message in our Advent Conspiracy Series
A Conspiracy of Receiving Love

[Worship Fully]
A Special Christmas Eve Service
It starts with Jesus. It ends with Jesus. This is the holistic approach God had in mind for Christmas. It’s a season where we are called to put down our burdens and lift up a song to our God. It’s a season where love wins, peace reigns, and a King is celebrated with each breath. It’s the party of the year. Entering the story of advent means entering this season with an overwhelming passion to worship Jesus to the fullest. We will have creative message, children’s choir, candles, & yes we’ll have Christmas carols!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Sunday, December 20th at Whipple Creek Church

The Third Week of the Advent Conspiracy is all about:
A Conspiracy of Knowing Love
Special Guest: John Sowers (The Mentoring Project)

[Know Completely]
Knowledge is power. God knows us perfectly. God knows what somebody has been angry about all week. God knows all those little digs in conversation that sound a little funny but we really meant seriously. God knows about the commitments we made, that we left undone and that left somebody in a lurch. God knows about people who drink too much, and kid themselves into saying they don’t.  God knows all about our masks and our disguises. God knows us perfectly. God knows us completely.

Join us as we get to hear from Dr. John Sowers, of The Mentoring Project, and how his unique story of "knowing love" connects in with The Conspiracy of Knowing Love, the Story of Christmas. You'll also have the opportunity to show love by way of the "The Mentoring Project Christmas Campaign" to help mentor the fatherless.

The Mentoring Project Introduction from The Mentoring Project on Vimeo.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sunday, December 13th at Whipple Creek Church

The Advent Conspiracy Continues with:
A Conspiracy of Living Love
Special Guest: Dan Merchant (Lord Save Us From Your Followers)

[Love All]
When Jesus loved, He loved in ways never imagined. Though rich, he became poor to love the poor, the forgotten, the overlooked and the sick. He played to the margins. By spending less at Christmas we have the opportunity to join Him in giving resources to those who need help the most. When Advent Conspiracy first began, four churches challenged this simple concept to their congregations. The result raised more than a half million dollars to aid those in need. One less gift. One unbelievable present in the name of Christ. 

Dan, through his book and movie, Lord Save Us From Your Followers, and his lifestyle, embodies what it means to Love All. He is a genuine guy who desires to show Jesus love by how he lives his life and treats others. I can't wait for you to meet this new friend. In the meantime, you can check out his website by clicking HERE. Join us this Sunday at 10:30 am.

Here is the trailer for the movie, in case you haven't seen it yet!

or Check out this one

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Sunday, December 6th at Whipple Creek Church

A Conspiracy of Giving Love
Special Guest: Greg Russinger (Founder of Just4One.org)
[Give More]
God’s gift to us was a relationship built on love. So it’s no wonder why we’re drawn to the idea that Christmas should be a time to love our friends and family in the most memorable ways possible. Time is the real gift Christmas offers us, and no matter how hard we look, it can’t be found at the mall. Time to make a gift that turns into the next family heirloom. Time to write mom a letter. Time to take the kids sledding. Time to bake really good cookies and sing really bad Christmas carols. Time to make love visible through relational giving. Sounds a lot better than getting a sweater two sizes too big, right?

Check out Greg's organization here: JustOne

During the month of December, we are collecting quarters for the Laundry Love Project.

What is a Laundry Love Project?
Laundry Love Projects (LLPs) are regular opportunities to help people who are struggling financially by assisting them with doing their laundry. Relationships are built, and LLPs become small communities of common concern in which participants often find that they receive assistance and benefit with other areas of their lives.

Check out their video & then join us this Sunday at 10:30 a.m.