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Christmas Eve

Sunday, December 24 at 10:00 a.m. join us for a special Christmas Eve service.

Poinsettias

Poinsettias are here! Please stop by the office to pick up your order. If you plan to take one to a shut-in, please sign your name on the list provided.

RISE Student Ministry

JAM: 1st and 3rd Sundays, 6:00–8:00 p.m. in the FLC

Tyler Rock Gym: Come climb the walls with us at the brand new Tyler Rock Climbing Gym Saturday, December 16, 1:00–4:00 p.m. Cost is $15.50 for students ($18.50 for adults 17 and older), including unlimited climbing and all needed gear. Meet us there and stay as long as you like (4580 Old Troup Hwy). Be sure to sign the release form online before attending.

Six Flags Holiday in the Park: Join us Wednesday, December 27 at Six Flags Holiday in the Park. We have partnered with Shiloh Road and Easter Hills to get a group rate. Cost is only $38. We will leave at 11:30 a.m. and will not be back until 11:15 p.m. Please eat lunch before you come, and bring money to eat dinner inside the park. Deadline to sign up is Sunday, December 17. Sign up today!

For more details on upcoming events, visit risestudentministry.com.

An Evening of Remembrance

Join us Wednesday, December 20, 6:30 p.m. in the Gathering Place as we remember those among our family who have died this year. During the service we will read those names aloud. If a member of your family died in 2017 and you would like their name to be included in that reading, please contact the church office.

In addition, we invite everyone to add an ornament to the Tree of Remembrance in the Gathering Place in memory of a loved one who has died. The tree will be on display during the service of remembrance. Plan to join us as we remember those who have gone before us and celebrate our upcoming reunion with them during the second advent of Jesus.

Family Ski Trip

We are making plans for our Family Ski Trip, March 10–14. We have a great trip planned for the whole family regardless of ability. Nonskiers pay $232, which includes lodging and meals. Children 14 and under pay $385, including lodging, lift tickets, rental, and meals. First time skiers age 14 and under pay $427, including lessons, lodging, lift tickets, rental, and meals. Adult skiers 15 and over pay $437, including lodging, lift tickets, rental, and meals. First time skiers age 15 and over pay $452, including lessons, lodging, lift tickets, rental, and meals. A $100 deposit per person is due January 7; full amount due February 18. Click here to sign up.

Karing Kitchen

Our next opportunity to serve will be January 1. We need help with setting up tables beginning at 4:30 p.m. and serving/cleaning beginning at 5:45 p.m. We welcome all who would like to reach out to the Tyler community in such a needed ministry to join us. For details, contact Pat Gerth at (903) 312-8441.

Family Resources

Stop by the STAND@Home Center to check out a great selection of resources packed with fun, family-friendly holiday ideas.

Dwelling in the Word

Connection Groups are encouraged to dwell in and discuss these passages in December:

  • December 3: Mark 13:24–37
  • December 10: Mark 1:1–8
  • December 17: John 1:6–8, 19–28
  • December 24: Luke 1:26–38

Centering Prayer Group

A Centering Prayer group meets every Wednesday at 5:15 p.m. in Adult 5. If you are interested in deepening your prayer life with God, come join us. For more information, contact Linda Vass at (903) 952-0068.

Connection Groups

Connection Groups are small groups that usually meet in homes around Tyler. Their purpose is simply to nurture relationships in the body of Christ. Groups accomplish this by eating meals together, praying together, serving in the community, Bible study, and/or playing at the park. Get connected today!