WE HAVE SEEN A GREAT LIGHT. JESUS CHRIST IS BORN.
CHRISTMAS EVE FELLOWSHIP
CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP IS A BLESSING
THE CHILDREN ENJOYING THEIR HOT CHOCOLATE
THE HOT APPLE CIDER WENT OVER WELL, TOO.
FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOUR HOUSE
(DE NUESTRA CASA A TU CASA)
State Trooper Recalls Christmas Eve
With all the political ranting and attempts at humor we send around electronically, every once in a while there is a special message in and amongst "our stuff". This is one of the best.
“It Doesn’t Have to Be s Silent Night”
Our son Jim and his group “Bro-Ken” may be doing some worship stuff in his local area. Here's a link to one of their songs, "It Doesn't have to be a Silent Night" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmNTS4lApKY
As the year 2013 ends, it finds me and Kathy once more enjoying a quiet time of sitting by the fireplace anticipating the beginning of another year, and with great expectations as to what the Lord will do in this upcoming year. As we give thanks to Him for His many blessings.
Once again, the year has flown by, more fleeting each year. This year found us with the challenge of being called to plant a church ministry in Valley Farms, AZ. In our time of meetings and processing much paperwork, it was now time for the Community Church to take up residency in Valley Farms. We had our relocation Ribbon Cutting on November 19, 2013, thanks to all who came out. We are excited with the attendance, and the anticipation of what the Lord has in store at Valley Farms.
It was in June, that we made a trip back to Up State New York, and New Hampshire to witness the wedding of our grandson Joseph, to his beautiful bride, Morisah. We took some time to visit with our son Jim, his wife Jodie and other family members, including our son Eric, and his children Tori and Christopher, what a joy. Later this year we became involved with helping to get “The Hope Women’s Center” up and running, we continue to support this ministry with our prayers and gifts. In October Todd Ovitt was appointed as Assistant Pastor at Community Christian Church, we are thanking the Lord for His blessings. We are humbled, yet excited, that the Lord would entrust us with this task of pastoring the lone church in Valley Farms, Thank you Jesus.
In November, we made a trip to the Seattle, WA area to assist and support our sons Jim and Eric in some decisions they needed to make. During this visit, the three of us took the time to take Kathy to the top of the “Space Needle” for her birthday (Nov. 6th) lunch. It was a good time all around.
We are now back in Coolidge, getting ready for Christmas and the New Year. Looking forward to what the Lord has for us, what an exciting time to be living, to be able to witness God’s work first hand in the affairs of men and women, here and throughout the world, knowing that His return for His Church could be any moment. Blessed be the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
On our way out to a NCCChurch retreat in Indiana in September, we stopped by Searcy, Arkansas for a visit with sister-in-law Shirley Perry. On our way back home to Arizona, we stopped by Parker, CO for a few days with Ronnie, Jennifer and Kiley. To say the least, we were ecstatic to hear that our grand-daughter Kiley wanted to be baptized, PRAISE THE LORD for His Love. We are now starting to get excited, anticipating our up and coming trip to the Holy Land, planned for the last 2 weeks of January 2014. We have been praying, and looking forward to this trip for the last 5 years, praise the Lord, it is nearly at our door.
In July Pastor Bill was appointed to the city of Coolidge’s “Personnel Advisory Board”, and had the opportunity to preside over some city activities. We have also enjoyed Fred & Debbie’s visits from time to time, out from California, and are now, also, enjoying our “Snow Bird” friends returning to Arizona, WELCOME BACK!
As we approach the end of the year, and move into 2014, we are looking forward to getting to know the Lord in a deeper way, as we continue to “Preach the Word; Love the People.” It has been truly a full year for us as the Lord continues to use us, as we make ourselves fully available to His direction, so that He may use us in whatever way He sees fit. We are His!
In His Service, and for His Glory,
Bill & Kathy Perry http://www.community-christian-church.com E-Mail: Pastorbill@westriv.com
A Reminder!!! Our Church Service starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Prayer Meeting is 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays.
ALL ARE WELCOME!
CH_ _ CH, What’s Missing? U R!!
THE QUESTION AT HAND
“Can you be a follower of Jesus, and NOT follow Jesus? AND, If you’re NOT a follower of Christ, are you a Christian?
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