Pastor’s Notes – Bulletin for December 13

December 13, 2015


The wise men …fell down, and worshipped Him;

and when they had opened their treasures,

they presented unto Him gifts … (Matt 2:11)

Like the wise men of Scripture, we all have an “equal opportunity”

to present unto HIM our gifts.

Your gift today is one scriptural approach

to the true meaning of CHRISTMAS!

For more than 56 years, one of the ways the Church family has worshipped our dear Lord has been to give a special Christmas offering in an amount beyond our weekly tithe and faith-promise. We’ve been so graciously blessed, that every member of our Church family ought to be part of this year’s Christmas giving. The Christmas offering this year is needed to repair and recoat the 8,160 square feet of roof on the main auditorium.

Each member of our Church family can in this manner worship Him with a Christmas gift as did the wise men who worshipped him … opened their treasures … presented unto Him gifts: gold, frankincense and myrrh” (Matt 2:11).  Please use the special offering envelope you should have received by mail, or designate “Christmas” on a regular offering envelope.

God so loved the world, that HE GAVE His only begotten SON,

that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,

but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

Tonight at Six   

“Man … The Mystery of the Ages” What is man? (Heb. 2:6)

We have been viewing an Institute of Christian Research DVD series on the complexities of the human body.

Tonight’s episode: Uniquely Human Hands. Human hands and muscles display purposeful intelligent design, granting us unique abilities controlled by a sophisticated nervous system.


Adult Christmas Banquet

Thursday, Dec. 17, 6:00 PM

Evangelist Kent York will be speaking.

Tickets ($10) are on sale today at the back table.

    Menu: Tri-Tip Beef or Turkey, Oven-roasted Potatoes, Salad, Vegetable, assorted Desserts


Send a “Christmas” text invitation to all with whom you communicate!

The spiritually moving “CHRISTMAS CANTATA” Sunday, December 20 at 10:30 AM, is a timely opportunity for you to invite family, friends, neighbors and business associates as your guests!


  • 17 (Thursday-6 pm) Adult Christmas Banquet
  • 20(Sunday-10:30 am) Christmas Cantata
  • 23 (Wednesday-7 pm) Mid-Week Special Christmas Service
    • (No Thursday Christmas Eve service)
  • 26(Saturday-7 am) Men’s Prayer Breakfast
  • 30 (Wednesday-7 pm) Mid-Week Special New Years’ Service
    • (No Thursday New Years’ Eve service


  • 12 (Tuesday-11:30 am) Harvesters Potluck Luncheon
  • 27-31 Missions Conference

A Challenge to Read through the Bible in 2016

The testimony of the sixth President of the United States

“So great is my veneration for the Bible that the earlier my children begin to read it the more confident will be my hope that they will prove useful citizens of their country and respectable members of society. I have for many years made it a practice to read through the Bible once every year.” (John Quincy Adams) Bible reading schedules are available at the back table.

Relaxed Visitation Schedule

Due to the flurry of seasonal activities of Christmas and New Year’s, we always forgo the organized Church visitation time on Saturday mornings. Therefore, there will be no regular visitation on December 19th, 26th and January 2nd.  In years past, even if we find them at home, we’ve discovered that people are very much pre-occupied with year-end festivities. However, that should not prohibit each of us individually from making personal calls, texting and personal visits to witness for Christ and to invite the unsaved and unchurched to attend our services during this special time of the year.





OUR MISSION –  RU is a biblically based, Christ-centered recovery program designed to rescue, recover, and restore those in addictive behaviors with the power of the victorious hidden life found only in Jesus Christ.  Gal. 2:20; 6:1; 2 Tim. 2:24-26; 1 Cor. 15:57



2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ  85712

Church Office Phone: 327-5938

Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor

Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor

Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator

Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries

Ron Cox, Reformers Unanimous (Ph. 248-5216)



Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM

Wednesday Services at 7 PM

(AWANA & Youth Ministries at 6:30 PM)

Reformer Unanimous: Fridays at 7 PM

After each service, audio is available

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