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'Tis the Season

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These are exciting days in the life of Shandon!  We are seeing God’s hand at work at every turn with decisions for Christ, baptisms and some of our brightest and best being sent on mission!  Don’t miss a thing in these coming days!

As the holidays rapidly approach, there will be many more opportunities to engage in the mission of the church as we seek to care for those in need and reach those far from God.  Some of these events will be service-oriented and others will provide excellent opportunities to invite your colleagues, neighbors, family, and friends.  Please make space in your calendars for the following:

Thanksgiving

As a church that wants to impact our city, we will deliver Thanksgiving meals to less fortunate families in our community instead of hosting a Tuesday night Thanksgiving meal. If you or your Sunday School class wants to help deliver meals after church on Sunday, November 19, please email .

Christmas

December is going to be full of opportunity as we celebrate with the Singing Christmas Tree!  The dates this year are Dec 8-10, and tickets will be available beginning in November.  Invite your lost friends to experience the Gospel through the Singing Christmas Tree.  We expect crowds upward of 12,000 people so get your tickets as soon as they are available!

On the afternoon of Sunday, December 17, we will have our first “Christmas Memorial Service” for those   who have lost loved ones this year. We will spend time in remembrance and worship in what can sometimes be a difficult season for those who are walking the journey of grief.

Christmas Eve lands on Sunday this year which provides new opportunity!  We will adjust our Sunday schedule to accommodate 3 Christmas Eve services this year!  Identical services will be held at 10:00 am, 3:00 and 5:00 pm.  There will be no Sunday School that day, but there will be Kid’s Ministry for babies through age four.  What an opportunity to reach our neighbors and family with the Christmas message!  We expect this day to be even better attended than Easter, so make your plans to be part! 

New Year’s Eve

Since New Year’s Eve also lands on a Sunday, we will have one service that Sunday as well at 10:00.  Like the previous week, there will be no Sunday School but there will be Kid’s Ministry for babies through age four.

What an opportunity given to Shandon Baptist Church as we impact Columbia for Christ!  I can’t wait!

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Love Houston

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It was only a few years ago that torrential rains flooded our streets in Columbia.  We can tell names of friends, family, and neighbors who lost homes and faced true danger.  We lived the #scflood, and we realize how much more devastating and widespread the floods in South Texas have been.  Over the weekend, Hurricane Harvey smothered South Texas.  It has been so bad that the National Weather Service tweeted, “This event is unprecedented & all impacts are unknown & beyond anything  experienced.”   

Because of the grace God has given to us, Shandon Baptist Church will respond to this need in the love of God, just like we did here in Columbia a few years ago.  There are 3 ways you can show the love of God with us:

  1. Pray.  Psalm 46 reminds us to “Be still and know that I am God.”  Please pray for God to make his strength and love known in South Texas in the aftermath of this storm.  Pray for those who are displaced, lost, and hurt.  Pray for His church, our brothers and sisters in Christ, to be witnesses of His grace.  Pray for a stronger Houston, stronger because of the loving arms of God.  Pray every day, and ask God how He would use you.
  2. Give.  Our church set up a “Disaster Relief” fund during our own flood.  If you give to this fund, we will forward 100% of your donation Samaritan’s Purse and Send Relief, the disaster relief arm of the North American Mission Board.  You can give here  and choose the “Disaster Relief” option.  You can also give by check or cash this Sunday by writing “Disaster Relief” on your offering envelope.  
  3. Go.  We are gathering names and contact information of those who want to go help.  Although we do not have dates and costs currently set, we are building an army of men and women who will be the hands and feet of Jesus in this time of need.  We know how to do mudouts.  We know how to dry photos.  We know how to bring light to darkness.  You can show interest in upcoming trips to South Texas by filling out the form below. 

Please consider how God is calling you to respond.  Pray Shandon will be faithful in the way we respond.  We love South Texas, and we want to show it by praying, giving, and going.

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