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The NEWSLETTER of Grace Point Baptist Church

Our Vision: To be a loving, inclusive church family worshipping God and extending God's light




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  • Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting   
  • Grace Point Upcoming Events   
  • Memory Verse for the Week    
  • Giving Thanks   
  • Deacons   
  • Team Xtreme Outreach   
  • December Birthdays   
  • Child Dedication and Baptism   
  • New Van and New Opportunity to Serve   
  • Weather Cancellation Information   
  • Grace Point Christmas Choir and Band Concert   
  • Farewell to good friends   

    Christmas Events
  • From Pastor Barnes   
  • Snowglobes Christmas Concert Dec. 21   
  • Snow Globes in Concert   
  • The Word Became Flesh   
  • Donate your Christmas!   

    Community Assistance Council
  • CAC Items Needed   

    Hook and Needle Crew
  • Hook and Needle Crew Meeting   

    Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
  • Lottie Moon Christmas Cards   

    Missionary Focus
  • David Cole   
  • Elias Montavlo   
  • The Kleyn Family   
  • The Hildebrand Family   
  • Toya McLean -- Cameroon   
  • Lottie Moon Missionary Offering   
  • The Hinton Family   

    Neighborhood Outreach
  • Donated Goods Needed for our Church Family   
  • Snow Globes Community Outreach Cookies Needed!   
  • FCA Christmas Concert   

    Sunday Service News
  • Statistics    
  • Extended Sessions   
  • Sermon Recordings Available   
  • Sunday Message, Dec 21   
  • Giving Envelopes   

    Thank You
  • Thank You from JoAnn O'Dell   
  • Thank you Grace Point   

    Update Addresses
  • New Addresses and Phone Numbers of Members   

    Warford Elementary School
  • Warford Bible Club   

    Youth
  • Youth Information   
  • Children’s Worship    
  • Open Gym    
  • December Youth News   

  • Lottie Moon Missionary Offering

    Lottie MoonWho is Lottie Moon and why is the special Christmas mission offering named after her?

    In 1873, a call to missions was not extended to women except as missionary wives.  But Lottie felt her calling “as clear as a bell” so this resulted in Lottie being appointed for the Mission field and in July, 1873, she set sail for China.  For 39 years Lottie labored chiefly in Tengehow and P’ingtu.  To say that Lottie Moon achieved a few things during her missionary career would be quite an understatement.  She led in the campaign to end the torturous practice of bound feet and suggested the idea of a furlough for missionaries.  Her influence helped establish Womans’ Missionary Union and inspired other mission pioneers to join her on the field. 

    She suggested that the week before Christmas would be an appropriate time to give to missions since it was a festive season when friends and family exchange gifts in memory of The Gift laid on the altar of the world for the redemption of the human race.  The offering was taken in 1888 to send Lottie help in P’ingtu.  In 1918, Womans’ Missionary Union named the annual Christmas offering for international missions after Lottie Moon who had urged them to begin.  Lottie died aboard ship in the Japanese harbor of Kobe on her way to get medical care on December 14, 1912.

    The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering remains the lifeline for missions overseas.  One-hundred percent of the offering goes to the overseas mission budget.  About 3/4th of the budget helps support missionaries.  This pays for their language study, travel and other items to make their ministries possible.  It also pays for more basic needs:  their salaries, their food, their rent as well as putting their children through school.  It does all these things so the missionaries won’t have to work one or more extra jobs just to survive overseas.  It preserves their calling by allowing them to devote themselves full time to their individual ministries. 

    Today the offering supports the work of more than 5,100 missionaries throughout the world!



    News & Happenings

  • Tuesday Morning Prayer Meeting  (read)
  • Grace Point Upcoming Events  (read)
  • Memory Verse for the Week   (read)
  • Giving Thanks  (read)
  • Deacons  (read)
  • Team Xtreme Outreach  (read)
  • December Birthdays  (read)
  • Child Dedication and Baptism  (read)
  • New Van and New Opportunity to Serve  (read)
  • Weather Cancellation Information  (read)
  • Grace Point Christmas Choir and Band Concert  (read)
  • Farewell to good friends  (read)


    Christmas Events
  • From Pastor Barnes  (read)
  • Snowglobes Christmas Concert Dec. 21  (read)
  • Snow Globes in Concert  (read)
  • The Word Became Flesh  (read)
  • Donate your Christmas!  (read)


    Community Assistance Council
  • CAC Items Needed  (read)


    Hook and Needle Crew
  • Hook and Needle Crew Meeting  (read)


    Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
  • Lottie Moon Christmas Cards  (read)


    Missionary Focus
  • David Cole  (read)
  • Elias Montavlo  (read)
  • The Kleyn Family  (read)
  • The Hildebrand Family  (read)
  • Toya McLean -- Cameroon  (read)
  • Lottie Moon Missionary Offering  (read)
  • The Hinton Family  (read)


    Neighborhood Outreach
  • Donated Goods Needed for our Church Family  (read)
  • Snow Globes Community Outreach Cookies Needed!  (read)
  • FCA Christmas Concert  (read)


    Sunday Service News
  • Statistics   (read)


  • Sunday Service News

  • Statistics   (read)
  • Extended Sessions  (read)
  • Sermon Recordings Available  (read)
  • Sunday Message, Dec 21  (read)
  • Giving Envelopes  (read)

    Thank You

  • Thank You from JoAnn O'Dell  (read)
  • Thank you Grace Point  (read)

    Update Addresses

  • New Addresses and Phone Numbers of Members  (read)

    Warford Elementary School

  • Warford Bible Club  (read)

    Youth

  • Youth Information  (read)
  • Children’s Worship   (read)
  • Open Gym   (read)
  • December Youth News  (read)