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Blackshear Place Baptist Church

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December Events

Holiday Schedule

This is your guide to BPBC services and special activities to help you plan for the holiday season. Contact the church office at 770-534-7058 if you have any questions.

November 30

Normal Morning, No Evening Activities

December 7

Normal morning services in main Worship Center; No Venue worship; Regular evening schedule.

December 10

Regular Wednesday programming

December 13

Christmas presentation (6:00 pm Saturday)

December 14

Normal morning services in main Worship Center; No Venue worship; Christmas presentation at 6:00 pm

December 17

Regular Wednesday programming

December 21

Normal morning services in main Worship Center; No Venue worship; No evening services

December 24-26

Church offices closed for Christmas

December 24

Christmas Eve services at 1:00 and 3:00 pm

December 28

Morning services at 9:30 am and 11:00 am; no Bible Fellowship; no Venue service; no evening service

December 31-January 2

Church offices closed for New Year’s

December 31

No Wednesday activities

January 4

Normal morning services;
no evening service

January 7

Wednesday activites resume

January 11

Normal morning services; no evening service

One Year Devotional Books

Featuring Devotions by Pastor Jeff

Great Christmas Gift Ideas!
Two daily devotionals feature devotions by Pastor Jeff. He will be signing books in the main lobby after each service on Sundays.

God is Faithful: Daily devotional book /// This leather-bound devotional book makes an attractive Christ-centered Christmas gift that can be enjoyed all year. The book is not available in stores, but can be purchased in the main lobby. Pick up a copy for yourself and a loved one today.

New this year! Bedtime Devotions with Jesus: Children’s devotional book /// This hardcover devotional book is sweetly illustrated and full of prayers and scriptures for little boys and girls.

Cost:
$15 Adult Devotional
$10 Kids Devotional

Christmas Eve Family Worship Services

December 24, 1:00 & 3:00 pm

Join us for this memorable time of worship with family and friends on Christmas Eve. Anyone wishing to participate in our Christmas Eve baptism services with Pastor Jeff needs to sign up by contacting the church office at 770.534.7058, or stop by the Welcome Desk on Sunday morning.

*Gluten-free communion wafers will be available at the Welcome Desk.

Wednesdays at Blackshear Place

Beginning January 7 at 6:30 pm

Blackshear Place offers activities for every age and stage of life on Wednesdays. Our classes and life groups are a great way for adults to connect through activities. We also have many opportunities for you to serve and grow in your faith.

Kidz Praise

Your children are invited to join us from 5:30 – 6:20 pm (before AWANA) in the Kidz Theater for a great time of music, praise, drama, and activities.

AWANA

This high-energy, scripture-rich ministry offers children from preschool through fifth grade an opportunity to learn God’s Word in an interactive environment.

Middle School Worship BUILDING D BASEMENT

This exciting service includes music, a message, and a time for students to break into small groups where they and their leaders talk about how to apply God’s word to their lives.

High School Worship THE VENUE

After powerful music and a relevant message, students meet in small groups with leaders for encouragement and accountability.

Worship Choir and Orchestra

If you want to make a joyful noise, join the choir for rehearsal in the Worship Center. If you play an instrument, then come be a part of our orchestra for rehearsal in the Choir Room.

Intercede ROOM B106 /// Led by Dave Channell

This group is designed to help you grow in your prayer life.

Outreach FH BIBLE FELLOWSHIP OFFICE

Bible Fellowship members meet to contact prospects for their classes.

iBelieve ROOM B102 /// Led by Wade Ash

This is an opportunity for new believers to better understand the basics of their new faith. Join this group to walk through what Blackshear Place believes as a church and learn more about how to grow in your faith.

Hispanic Ministry ROOM B112/114 AND B115

Our Spanish-speaking congregation meets for prayer and outreach.

Adult Bible Studies

Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing /// GUEST RECEPTION ROOM

Led by Brian Johnson
In this topical study we will learn from the Bible how to spot false teachers, how to protect ourselves, and how to counter the deceptions of false doctrine.

The Book of Romans /// ANNEX 102 ///

Hosted by Grady Sutton
This is an in-depth study through the book of Romans taught by Dr. Paige Patterson.

Living Beyond Yourself /// FELLOWSHIP HALL 104/106

Hosted by Linda Touchton and Lisa Fraser
This is an in-depth women’s Bible study of the fruit of the Holy Spirit. This is a 12-week study that requires a book purchase of $20.
*Begins Feb. 4

Experiencing God Bible Study /// ANNEX 101

Hosted by Jack & Marianne Allred
This study will show you how to know God intimately while encouraging you to step out in faith and join Him in His work.

God’s Plan for the Ages Part 1 /// ANNEX 103

Led by Sam Parsons
This class is a general overview of the Old Testament.
*Begins Feb. 4

Life Groups

Beginning January 7 at 6:30 pm

Blackshear Place wants to provide an opportunity for busy moms and dads to connect with friends and neighbors through Life Groups. While your children and teens are enjoying great God-centered programming, you can develop a new skill, share your life experiences, or serve people in the community. And, best of all, it’s free for your whole family. Check out our Life Groups list to find an activity or group that interests you.

Answers in Genesis /// ANNEX 106

Hosted by Duane Lyon
Using resources from Answers in Genesis, this group will study God’s word to find answers to life’s questions.

Backpack Love /// MEET AT THE WELCOME DESK

Hosted by Mike Mihalick
Blackshear Place partners with local schools to provide food for hungry children whose only meals are those they get at school. This group prepares backpacks full of donated food to deliver to these children.

Women at the Well /// ROOM B104

Hosted by Debi Carter and Jennifer Cobbs
This is a group for women who enjoy time together, encourage and mentor one another, and study God’s Word. This semester the study topic is “Biblically Correct – Engaging the Culture with Truth” by Donna Gaines.

Running /// ROOM B101

Hosted by LeeAnn Pittman & Julie Pritchard
Runners of all skill levels are welcome to join this group to go on runs.

Reimagine Work /// B209/211

This group will focus on how to take our faith with us to work by removing the gap between our Sundays at church and our Mondays at work. This study requires a book purchase of $20.

Keeping the Boom in Baby Boomers /// ROOM B103

Hosted by Kevin Tharpe
This group will feature experts in the fields of healthcare, law, and finance to help Baby Boomers with the issues that are relevant to them, such as such as long-term financial planning for themselves and the legal and financial challenges involved with caring for aging parents as well as children and grandchildren.

Photography /// ANNEX ROOM 105

Hosted by Brian Hursey
Photographers of all skill levels are welcome to come and learn more about taking great photos.

Sewing Basics

Two groups are available:
Sewing Basics: Hosted by Margaret Peace /// ROOM B215
Intermediate-Advanced Sewing: Hosted by Ruby Wiley ROOM B204/206

Women of Hope /// ROOM B105

Hosted by Sara Hall & Joanna Griffin
This is a group of women who are focused on growing in God’s word as they live, learn, and grow through the journey of being a widow. The group will be studying the book “Jonah, Navigating a Life Interrupted” by Priscilla Shirer.

Gluten-Free Living /// FELLOWSHIP HALL 105/107

Hosted by Danielle Lynn
Do you know someone who has to eat gluten-free? Has a doctor told you it might be something you need to try? Learn what it takes to start with natural health tips, tricks, and recipes. Take back your health, learn more about this new fad, and learn how you can minister to others.

Outdoorsman’s Pursuit /// FELLOWSHIP HALL 108/110

Hosted by Matt McElveen
This is a group for men who enjoy outdoor activities, such as golf, fishing, hunting, and shooting. This group seeks to learn more about our common interests and about the Creator of the great outdoors.

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