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Ministry Updates: December 2014

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Join us in December as Pastor Wes Feltner talks about the good news of the Gospel for those whose lives are not so peaceful and mild.  We will explore the Christmas story the way it actually was...”A Not So Silent Night.”  Missed a Sunday?  No problem, you can catch all past messages online.    > Weekend Messages

All-Church Prayer Meeting:  Sunday, December 21, 5:30 p.m., Prayer Room
Berean’s elders, ministry leaders, and staff will lead a time of worship and prayer.  Prayer meetings are on the third Sunday of each month.

What's NEXT?
NEXT is our exciting new initiative to update and transform 40% of our facility.  Learn more about partnering and giving to the new Kid’s Wing, Café, and Connection areas by visiting the display in the Commons and our website.  Give today at www.bereanbaptist.com/give.

Children

Holiday Programming
Please take note of our Children’s weekend programming during the holiday season.  December 27 & 28: Nursery (infant-age 2) only.  January 4: Nursery (infant-age 2) and Preschool (age 3-kinder) only.

Adults

Wednesday Night Prayer:  Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m., Prayer Room
Those with a heart for prayer are invited to come pray in fellowship on Wednesdays. 

Do you need care?
Whatever you are going through, whatever is going on in your life, we are here for you. Whether struggling with the loss of a loved one, illness, job loss, marriage issues or other stressful situations, we have groups, one-on-one caregivers and resources to help.  For more information, contact Kari Peterson or visit the Berean Care page.

Women

Women’s Night Out:  Sunday, December 7, 6-8 p.m.
Take a break from the holiday rush and join other women for a night out as we talk, laugh, and meet friends new and old.  This month we will be making beautiful scarfs from t-shirts.  So, bring in an old t-shirt from home, and learn how to re-purpose it into a new scarf!  Cost is $5.  Register today or contact Mendie Skarp.   > Women's Night Out Registration 

Men

IronWorks Men Pray:  Fridays, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Room 114
IronWorks Men Pray is every Friday morning.  Don’t stop coming!  We have 40 days that will take us through the holidays.  40 days to dive into Word and prayer.  It’s not a class.  It’s not a clique. It’s basic and open to you.  These 40 days will deepen your New Year’s resolution!   > ironworksmen.com

Outreach

Operation: Giving
There is still time to take part in Berean’s Christmas outreach efforts through the Giving Tree.  Pick up an ornament tag by the Outreach Corner today.  Gifts are due December 7 (no late gifts).

Giving Tree Wrapping Party   Sunday, December 7, 3-5 p.m.
This year Berean’s Giving Tree gifts will support local families through 360 Communities’ Armful of Love program.  Come join the fun of  wrapping the gifts from Berean.  Wrapping paper and tape donations are needed and welcome.  Contact Vanessa Edwards.

Rwanda Missions Trip Info Meeting   Sunday, December 14, 11:15 a.m.,Room 218
Will you take a step in faith to serve the people of Rwanda this coming May?  Come to an informational meeting to find out more about this opportunity.  Open to families with older children and adults of all ages.  Questions?  Contact Elaine Tymchak.

FMSC Planning Team Meeting   Tuesday, December 9, 7 p.m., Berean Library
Berean is part of the upcoming Feed My Starving Children 2015 Southmetro Mobilepack.  We need volunteers to work ahead of time to coordinate our Berean volunteers, as well as be a part of set-up and more!  Join the team by coming to our first meeting.

Worship

Deck the Halls:  December 1-4
Help Berean get decked out for Christmas.  Day and evening shifts are available.  For more information or to sign up to volunteer, please contact Kay Larson.

Christmas Choir Concerts:    
Tuesday, December 9, 8 p.m.,Mall of America
Saturday, December 13, Noon,Southdale Center
Sunday, December 14, 4 p.m., Berean Worship Center
This year the Berean Choir will present their Christmas program three times.  Join us at the malls and help us invite people from the community to our home concert.  Stick around afterward to grab a bite to eat with the choir!   

 Christmas Eve Services:  Wednesday, December 24 at 2 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., and 5 p.m.
Join us for one of our four identical services featuring an gtinspiring story and message with music by the band, choir, and strings.

Berean Education Center (BEC)

Christmas Performance:  Thursday, December 18, 5 p.m., Room 201
You are welcome to attend a short but sweet event by our All Day Program.  Please also note that pre-registration for the 2015-16 school year begins in January for Berean families and current BEC students.

Month at a glance

December 2014