The Skinny: December 15, 2019

Headlines & Sunday Announcements

Sunday, December 22, 2019 ~ 8:30am-9:30am

During this season of expectation, we have an opportunity to bring our longings and requests before God and each other. Join us for one or more Sunday mornings in the upstairs meeting room during Advent as we gather to pray and experience our God who is closer than we think.


Sunday, December 22, 2019 ~ 8:30am-9:30am

This event is for families at Warehouse including youth. It is a pancake breakfast before church at 8:30 where we are encouraging any and all to come in their PJs. We will be collecting change (hence the pennies) donations to help support HOPE for KIDS in Zimbabwe. We will have a goal of collecting 30 dollars in change which provides an elementary child 1 year of school!

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 ~ 3:30pm-5:30pm

Join us on Christmas Eve for an evening of music, art, reflection, and community as we remember and celebrate the birth of Jesus. Our evening starts at 3:30pm in the coffee room and gallery with a social hour filled with treats and Christmas music. Check-in will open at 4pm for infants through 4-year-olds who will have their own care and program. The main service starts at 4:30pm in the arena, and elementary kids are invited to join their parents.  Come with the whole family and bring some friends to celebrate the season together! 

Sunday, December 22, 2019 – Friday, January 3, 2020 ~ Various Times

Let us know if you and your family are willing to help prepare Warehouse for Christmas Eve or help restore the building to normal after the holiday. We have various spots open from adding chairs and staging to the Arena, setting out cookies for our community on Christmas Eve or taking down decorations after Christmas. Many hands make light work. Let us know if you can serve on one of the available dates.

The Gallery at Warehouse 242 presents “Haiti- Beyond The Ruins” Paintings by artist Bryn Gillette. Featuring paintings as door-size portals that are declarations of hope, inner groanings for justice made visible, and a plea for God’s Spirit to renew Haiti’s destiny.

Sunday, January 19, 2020 – Sunday February 23, 2020 ~ 8:30am-9:30am

For many of us, we can celebrate our love for Jesus but we do not have regular, healthy, honest patterns of true discipleship.  Dallas Willard, in his book The Divine Conspiracy: Rediscovering our Hidden Life in God, aptly writes, “We fail to be disciples only because we do not decide to be. We do not intend to be disciples. It is the power of the decision and the intention over our life that is missing. 

For six weeks we will engage this brilliant book which skillfully weaves together biblical teaching, popular culture, science, scholarship, and spiritual practice, revealing what it means to “apprentice” ourselves to Jesus. Using Jesus’s Sermon of the Mount as his foundation, Willard masterfully explores life-changing ways to experience and be guided by God on a daily basis, resulting in a more authentic and dynamic faith.

Saturday, January 18, 2020 – Monday January 20, 2020

SnowFest 2020 is a weekend of adventure, friendship, worship and ridiculous new-year frivolity is open to all middle school and high school students, as well as friends! We’ll be staying at a spacious lodge in Banner Elk, arriving in time for lunch on Jan 18th and departing after breakfast on the 20th. Skiiiiiiiing/tubing is self pay at Sugar Mountain on Saturday and Sunday, and if teens would rather stay warm at the lodge we’ll have tons of games, movies, crafts and indoor/outdoor activities to keep them busy. We’ll conclude the evenings with worship and s’mores. Registration will be $135 per person. Scholarships are also available, and you can save $10 with early-bird pricing if you register by midnight on December 19th.

January 2020

Do you like to get your hands dirty? Do you love our home at 2307 Wilkinson Blvd? Our new building & grounds team will be available to tackle various odd jobs around our building and grounds (simple repairs, grounds maintenance, minor painting, etc.) outside of our annual Building Beautiful Days. If you are interested in helping to keep our building hospitable, comfortable and safe for our visitors, members and children, please contact Bob Gluck.

Stuff You Should Know


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