For the week of November 28, 2021
ANCHORS FOR ADVENT SERIES BEGINS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 28
We’ve done a lot of waiting over the last two years of this global pandemic. Can we be honest? We hate waiting. Waiting in lines. Waiting in traffic. Waiting on a vaccine. Waiting for people to take the vaccine. Waiting on children. Waiting on spouses. Waiting on money to come in. Waiting on God with an endless list of desires.
It’s easy when we’re waiting to feel like we’re drifting in an endless ocean with no shoreline. Then Advent comes. Advent is a season of waiting, hoping, longing and expectation. Advent anchors us in the joyful hope that God is yet at work in our lives and in the world. We have anchors in Advent. Join us starting Sunday, November 28 as we rediscover what we can hold onto as we wait as we anticipate the miracle of Christmas.
Download our GPS (Grow, Pray, Serve) Message Application Guide for Sunday, November 28 HERE or subscribe by texting the word “Insider” to 804.643.4769.
30 DAYS OF GRATITUDE
During the month of November, we're celebrating 30 Days of Gratitude. We’re sharing a topic each day on our social media channels @myspbc and we want to see your 30-second videos showing how YOU are thankful! Join the conversation using the hashtag #30DaysThanks when you post!
THE DOORS OF THE CHURCH ARE OPEN!
We invite you to join us in person, online or by phone for worship each weekend!
To join us in person at our North Campus on Creighton Road, please complete our three-step process: 1) Upload your vaccination card HERE, 2) Register for the Service and 3) Select Your Seat. First, after you upload your vaccination card, you will receive a confirmation email that the card has been received. Second, you will receive an email to register for the service and select your seat. If you upload your card and do not receive the follow-up emails, please email . as soon as possible.
You may also want to review our reopening plan. While these measures represent an abundance of caution, we do not function in a spirit of fear (2 Timothy 1:7). Instead, we are motivated by love and concern for one another and the desire to protect those among us who are most vulnerable. Click here for more info on how to join us live!
To join us online, download our mobile app by texting MYSPBCAPP to 77977 and follow the prompts. You can also join us at myspbc.tv, YouTube or Facebook @myspbc.
To join us by phone, call 855.905.7023 and you can listen to the entire service. To subscribe, please press #1 when prompted and you will receive a call each week when the service goes “Live.” A subscription also includes a call for our Thursday Bible Study: The Bridge.
THE BROKEN TOUR FEATURING JOHN P. KEE
We're excited to offer our first FREE concert to you since the doors of the church reopened. The process for attending this concert is the same as they are for in-person worship on Sundays. The steps are intended to keep our community safe. ALL current safety protocols will apply for this concert including, but not limited to, properly worn masks and 6' social distancing.
Here are the steps:
1. PROVE - Please know that we must have proof of COVID-19 vaccination on file for you before you can attend. Please upload a copy of your vaccination record HERE if you have not already done so.
2. REGISTER - Please complete the registration form HERE to attend the concert. A separate registration form is required for EVERY person over the age of 11 who wants to attend the concert.
3. RESERVE - Once you've registered, you'll receive information on reserving a seat. One person in a family/household may reserve seats for others in that household who will attend so you may sit together.
Learn more about our reopening strategy and safety protocols at myspbc.org/reopening.
Our Holiday Semester for groups begins Sunday, November 28. Become who God created you to be. You can face life with the kind of love and support God had in mind for you. Now is the perfect time to find a Holiday small group you love that fits your schedule and season in life. Small groups are a place to belong and grow. Find a Group you LOVE today by visiting www.myspbc.info/findagroup
ARISE & THRIVE WELLNESS CONFERENCE
Plan to attend our virtual Arise & Thrive Wellness Conference on Sunday, December 5 from 2-5:30 pm. You'll enjoy an afternoon filled with inspiration, information, tools and more toward wellness and self-care. Conference presentations will feature breakout sessions designed for interactive engagement with speakers. Session breakdowns will focus on physical, mental, and spiritual wellness as well as a healthy food demonstration. For more details on topics and presenters visit myspbc.info/Arise
Space is limited so register today HERE.
WE WELCOME OUR NEW MEMBERS
We give praise to God for our 79 new members thus far in 2021! Every new member is required to complete our DNA Class. It’s a one-day, 90-minute introduction to our church family. The next class for ADULTS is Monday, December 13 at 6:30 pm. The next class for KIDS is Sunday, December 19 at 12:30 pm. Click HERE for login details.
THE BRIDGE BIBLE STUDY REUMES THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2
Join us this Fall at The Bridge for our new teaching series on Ephesians: A Crash Course in Christianity. In this series, we will walk through the book of Ephesians. Written by the Apostle Paul as a circular letter for young churches in Asia Minor, Ephesians covers the basics of our faith: God’s plans in Jesus Christ for humanity, the essence of the gospel, relationships inside the church, living for Christ in the world today, spiritual conflict, prayer, and so much more. Join us for a crash course on Thursdays at 11 am and 7 pm at MySPBC.tv, Facebook and YouTube @myspbc. Spread the Word! #Crash2021.
View previous studies in this series on YouTube HERE.
TAKE THE NEXT STEP TOWARD YOUR MISSION TODAY
Don’t know where to start? Let us help you on your journey by taking a 10 min. assessment - learn and understand your gifts for your mission. Develop your gifts through our online boot camp training and celebrate completed missions and find new ones. Lead, connect and serve, to build relationships within your team. This is how we win when you serve. Take the next step toward your mission today! Take your next step HERE.
Apply to receive funds to pay:
• Delinquent rent payments, late fees, and court costs back to April 1, 2020
• Up to three months of payments into the future to maintain housing stability
Virginia is administering relief for renters experiencing a negative financial impact due to the COVID-19 pandemic through the Virginia Rent Relief Program (RRP). You can now apply through Housing Opportunities Made Equal (HOME). Staff will assist in completing the online RRP application and obtaining the needed documentation. Download the flyer by clicking here. Apply online at bit.ly/RRPreferral
WE ARE SAINT PAUL’S EVERYWHERE
Every week, we "QUADRUPLE STREAM” our Worship Celebrations and the Bible Studies on our Mobile App, at MySPBC.tv, Facebook, and YouTube @myspbc. If you have trouble with one stream, just “stream hop” over to another platform. You’re never disconnected! Together, we are communicating the positive power of Jesus Christ to all generations. Spread the word!
REP YOUR LIFE STAGE
Everybody is in a stage of life! We’d like you to use your LIFE STAGE COLOR when you comment and post online. The circles are in your EMOJIS. Here are the colors: Imagination (0-10) - Yellow, SMB (11-19) - Grey, Dreamchasers (20-29) - Orange, Aspire (30-39) - Red, Fusion (40-49) - Blue, Encore (50-59) - Green, Prime Time (60-69) - Gold, and Refiners (70+) – White.