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ecember 2023

Nursery Schedule 


Sunday School Service

03 – Lyndsey Reese

10 – Andrea Johnson

17 – Helen Hoogendoorn

24 – Lyndsey Reese

31 – Andrea Johnson


10:45 a.m. Service

03 – Aeriel Porter

10 – Cindy Garrett

17 – Andrea Johnson

24 –  Helen Hoogendoorn

31 – Alisha Jones


Events Of Interest:

  • Monday Morning Men’s Prayer Group At 7am ~ 04, 11 & 18
  • Adult Bible Study At 7pm ~ 06 &13
  • FILLED Youth/FILLED Kidz At 6pm ~ 06 & 13
  • Prayer Night/Bible Study At 6pm ~ 06
  • Candlelight Communion At 6pm ~ 20
  • Special Whoville Christmas Party At 10am Bring “Who” ever you want!                 
  • Sunday School From 9:30am – 10am ~ 24
  • Have A Blessed Christmas! 25
  • The Office Is Closed ~ 25
  • All Mid-Week Services Are Paused Until March

       ~ 27

  • Better Together Movie Night Is Dismissed ~ 31


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The Ava General Baptist Church would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas!

 God Bless You All!





The Night Before Christmas


Twas the night  before Christmas, and all through the world

A message was preached, a challenge was hurled:

Believe on the Son and thou shall be saved!

The road to heaven with His blood was paved.

Out of the darkness of sin and despair

God’s salvation—the fairest of fair—

Was born in a manger; no room in the inn.

God in the flesh, He died for our sin.

The angels sang: the shepherds         rejoiced,

Messiah has come? The message was voiced

By joyous believers both far and near;

Christmas has come! Immanuel is here!


R.B. Thieme, Jr.






The Christmas Story

Luke 2:1-20


In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while[a] Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”15 When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. 20 The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Spinach Dip



1 (16 ounce) container sour cream

1 cup mayonnaise

½ (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained

1 (4 ounce) can water chestnuts, drained and chopped

1 (1.8 ounce) package dry vegetable soup  (Knorr)

1 (1 pound) loaf round sourdough bread


Mix sour cream, mayonnaise, spinach, water chestnuts, and dry soup mix together in a medium bowl. Chill in the refrigerator 6 hours, or overnight. Slice off the top of the sourdough round and pull out the soft interior, leaving a sturdy bread bowl. Fill with spinach mixture. Tear removed bread chunks into pieces for dipping.









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 December Birthdays

Robbie Campbell –      04


Dale Davis –                08


Imogene Ewing –        13


Jase Porter –               13


Jearildene Holman –   16














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