Christmas at the Bruce, Choirs Unite for Community Event

Something special is happening in Hopkinsville this weekend. Three Worship Pastors, in particular, are saying you don’t want to miss this one.

This Sunday, December 11 at 5 pm, worshippers from numerous churches around Christian county will come together to present a special community-wide Christmas Night of Worship. The event will take place at the Bruce Convention Center. Though the service will begin at 6 pm, free cookies and hot cocoa will be enjoyed at 5 pm. All are invited to attend. Admission is free.

Pastor Tom Drake, of Living Hope Baptist Church, has been a key player in preparation for the event. Drake claims this will be the perfect event for families to celebrate the season.

“It is definitely going to be a family event,” says Drake. “It will be a family night set to music to sing about the birth of our Savior. We invite the community to come together and celebrate Christ’s birth through music.”

Another key organizer for this event is Worship Pastor Kaleb Bales, of Edgewood Baptist Church. Bales says he is thrilled to take part in this event.

“I am excited to see the fellowship between the churches, as we worship the Lord together in unity. That is the purpose of the event: to worship Jesus, and to enjoy the unity the Lord has given us as brothers and sisters in Christ.”

Bales went on to share with Hillcrest staff that he is most excited about the cookies and cocoa fellowship that will take place at 5 pm at the Bruce, and hopes that all participants will get there early to enjoy the tasty treats.

“The real treat will be the fellowship time at 5 pm! The cookies and cocoa are just an added bonus!” shares Pastor JT, of Hillcrest Baptist Church. “I love how we are able to come together and enjoy each other—not worried about to which congregational fellowship we belong; instead, just coming together as family. After all, that is what we are as faith-siblings. I think Jesus is going to be so honored by this! I can’t wait!” White says.

Though the three pastors have worked as a triad to lead the group, members from several Christian County Baptist churches across Hopkinsville have been working for months to present these stellar harmonies of praise for the Lord.

“Each song will be for the Lord and His adoration” White says. “The community will be so blessed to listen in on each tune! Maybe the community will even jump in and sing along on a couple of the songs.”

The address of the Bruce Convention Center is 303 Conference Center Drive, Hopkinsville, KY 42240.


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Morris Gears Up for Auction, Bid for a Cause

Earlier this morning, Beth Morris and her granddaughter, Boston, began working to prepare items for the Lottie Moon Christmas Auction. The fundraising event, facilitated by Hillcrest, takes place on Sunday, December 4. The meal portion of the event will begin at 5 pm, and the auction itself will begin at 6 pm. The auction will take place in Hillcrest’s church fellowship hall.
 
Morris, the coordinator for this event, says the International Mission Board (IMB) is Hillcrest’s way of sending missionaries all around the world to share the good news of Jesus. Morris says Boston helped her grandmother all morning with baking for a cause, and they had a blast! Some items the two made up together were: pumpkin bread, gingersnap cookies, chocolate covered peanuts, meringue pies, no-bake cookies, banana bread and more.
 
Morris also thought it could be a really great idea to make hand-crafted items like Christmas decorations to auction off at Sunday’s event. 
 
“The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering” Morris says, “is one way that we financially support those missionaries sent out by the IMB. We encourage you to consider making handmade craft items, homemade jarred food items, baked goods, and more. These items will be auctioned off to the crowd at 6 pm. With that being said, this fundraiser can be a lot of fun, so be sure to stick around for the auction portion of the fundraiser, after you enjoy the meal at 5 pm.”
 
You may bring donated items early and leave at the Connect Desk in the Hillcrest lobby, the church office, or you may simply bring the items with you when you arrive at the event on December 4. 
 
The meal provided this year will be taco soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
 
We invite you to join in on the fun as we come together to raise money for our foreign missionaries! I hope to see you there.
 
 

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Lottie Moon Christmas Auction | Sunday, December 4

As Southern Baptists, the International Mission Board (IMB) is our way of sending missionaries all around the world to share the gospel with people who have never heard of or have never received Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering is one way that we financially support those missionaries sent out by the IMB.
 
Our church will be facilitating a fundraising event called the Lottie Moon Christmas Auction on Sunday, December 4. The meal will begin at 5 pm and the auction itself will begin at 6 pm. The auction will take place in our church fellowship hall. 
 
We encourage you to consider making handmade craft items, homemade jarred food items, baked goods, and more. These items will be “auctioned off” to the crowd at 6 pm. With that being said, this fundraiser can be a lot of fun, so be sure to stick around for the auction portion of the fundraiser, after you enjoy the meal at 5 pm.
 
You may bring donated items early and leave at the Connect Desk in our lobby, or you may simply bring the items with you when you arrive at the event on December 4. 
 
The meal provided this year will be taco soup and grilled cheese sandwiches.
 
We invite you to join in on the fun as we come together to raise money for our foreign missionaries! I hope to see you there.
 
 

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