This past year, you and I have spent a lot of time waiting and hoping. You have waited in lines at grocery stores and you have waited for lifted restrictions. You are waiting for a vaccine, or perhaps change in relationship status or financial standing. Maybe you are waiting for a diagnosis. We have been waiting in the dark for most of the year.
The Sunday, we are beginning our Christmas series, “Light in the Darkness.” In this series, we are going to find hope and relief from the darkness as we see that Jesus is the Light of the World! This weekend, Pastor Forrest Bivens is going to start our series and bring us the very first promise of the Savior. This is a message you’ll want to make time to hear, either live in worship or in the archives or podcast later this week.
This is going to be great series to invite your family and friends to join with you as well!
I look forward to worshiping with you this weekend at the Ministry Center or online Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am.
Sharing Christ’s victory,
CURRENT SERIES – LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS
ICYMI – Last weekend, Pastor Bob Johannes wrapped up the United series with a message about our true enemy. We are to work together to find our common spiritual enemy with spiritual weapons. Click here to read or watch this message. You can also watch Pastor Bill’s Thanksgiving Eve message here.
Coming Up This Weekend – This weekend, Pastor Frosty Bivens kicks off the new series Light in the Darkness with a message about how much we need the light of Christ in our lives. Join us on Sunday at 9:00 or 10:30am. You can join in for these services in person or online.
Jingle Jam! – Jingle Jam is happening TONIGHT at 6:30pm. This online family party is a great opportunity for Victory to share Jesus in the community. You can click here to learn more and join the party.
Christmas for the Community – At Christmas, we have an opportunity to give to others as God gave to us. This year, Victory is offering two different ways for you to support our community. We’re collecting toys for the Friends of Jesus Toy Drive, and we’re also collecting canned goods for MobilizeMKE’s 12 Days of Christmas initiative. You can drop off wrapped toys, as well as pick up and return food drive boxes through December 13. Learn more about both of these options by clicking here.
LINKED Matching Gift Opportunity – LINKED is our campaign to link with Christ, our community, and one another. This campaign goes through next year. To encourage new or increased giving for this campaign, an anonymous donor has offered to match new pledges and gifts during the month of December up to $12,500. You can get involved in LINKED and learn more by clicking here.
Christmas at Victory – There is light in the darkness. That light is Jesus. Join us for Christmas at Victory as we celebrate the light of Christ in our lives and our world. This worship experience will be available in-person and online on Christmas Eve at 1:00, 2:30, and 4:00pm. Seating reservations available next week!
This Week’s Bible Reading – This week in the Biblical Storyline Plan, we read Acts 9-26. Supporting video for this week included Overview: Acts (Part 2). Learn more about this reading plan and get involved at votl.life/bible.