Announcements for December 10, 2023

Announcements for December 10, 2023

Weekly Announcements for December 10th, 2023

Please feel free to visit the church calendar for details on upcoming services and events.


Sunday Services and Congregational Midweek for December:

  • 12/10/2023: Christmas Church Service at the building (10AM)
  • 12/17/2023: Congregational Service at the building (10AM)
  • 12/24/2023: Candlelight Evening Church Service at the building (6PM)
  • 12/31/2023: House Church Sunday


    • Tim Kidwell: Please pray for Tim Kidwell and his family as his father, Tim Sr. is currently going through some serious health issues.
    • Timothy Franklin: Timothy Franklin is currently in ICU due to sickle cell crisis complications. Pray that his kidney, heart, and liver functions will get better. And that he can regain consciousness and come off the ventilator. We want to thank those that know for all of the prayers. They are being answered. A meal train has been created to assist the family during this time:

    • Greg Durant: The family is asking for prayer. Greg's father, John Durant transitioned last Saturday, Nov 18th. Below are the details: Harmony Funeral Home: 2200 Clarendon Rd Brooklyn, NY 11226 Sunday, Dec 3, 11:30-2pm, family hour/ funeral. The burial will be on Monday Dec 4. Cards can be sent to Greg and Cynthia Durant at 17401 Langston Dr. Charlotte 28278.


    "Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver. 2 Cor 9:8" Please remember that contribution can be submitted online at: or via mail. Send all mailed contributions to: The Charlotte Church 1800 Camden Road, Suite 107-275 Charlotte, NC 28203. Contact the office if you have any questions (

    • Weekly Budget (2023)....................................................$23,000.00
    • October Weekly Average................................................$16,135.77
    • November Weekly Average............................................$13,167.95
    • December Weekly Average (to date)..............................$7,730.03
    • Missions Contribution Collected for 2023.......................$78,828.08


    • Congratulations: Carlston and Quienna (KiKi) Mills delivered Baby Weston Ellis Mills Sunday Dec 3rd at 9:42AM. He is 6lbs, 14oz and 20 inches long! Mom, Dad and Baby are all doing well. 
    • Welcome Back! We would like to welcome back our sister, Ellen Tucker. Ellen was a cherished member of our sister church in Augusta, Ga for one year and has returned to our family here in Charlotte.
    • We will miss you Sheila Lythcott: This Sunday will be Sheila Lythcott's last service with us. She is moving to California to be with her daughter and her family. We will certainly miss Sheila's friendship, wisdom and spirituality. She has been a light for so many people. We wish her all of God's blessings on this new chapter in life.


    Children's Ministry:

    • Volunteers Needed: Children's Ministry is looking for you to join us as we introduce our children to the wonder, beauty, and majesty of God through the scriptures in a loving and safe environment. Please click the link to sign up to teach for the February-July rotation! 

    Married Ministry:

    • Marriage Retreat: Athens Church of Christ presents our 2024 marriage retreat - “Rooted in Oneness" Embark on a transformative journey inspired by the wisdom of "Learning to Live as One" at our upcoming Marriage Retreat.
      • Date: February 16-18 
      • Time: Check-in starts at 4pm 
      • Venue: The Dillard House 768 Franklin Street Dillard GA, 30537 
      • Cost: $328-398 depending on room selection
      • Cost includes: 2-night stay, Friday night fire pit, band/dance party Saturday night, breakfast on Sunday and 2 Learning to Live as One workbook. 
      • This retreat is more than an event; it's an opportunity to explore and deepen your connection with your spouse. Learn from the wisdom of "Learning to Live as One" and weave the principles of oneness into your marriage. 
      • Register: ⁃ Top right corner dropdown - click on GIVE - Click on GIVE NOW - Takes you to ⁃ Choose your room from the drop-down menu. 
      • Any questions, please contact Tara Buehler (770) 877-0476

     Middle School: 

    • Christmas Potluck/White Elephant Party: The Middle School Ministry will be having a Christmas potluck/White elephant party in the fellowship hall on Dec. 17 from noon to 3:30! Carrie-Lynn will be coordinating this event. All updates will be made through the band app. Please reach out to Byron Smith if you do not have access to this group chat. Byron can be reached by email at


    • Teen Christmas Party: Mark December 10thon your calendars!! That special time of the year, when the experience of a holly, jolly good time is in the air, is upon us. Teen Family, what better way to spend this special time than with special people like you. Join us for food, fun, games, gift exchange and fellowship at the Teen's Christmas Party this Sunday, December 10th, from 12 noon-3pm. Check the teen band app for the signup genius and more details. 

    • Holidays @the Swamp (H@TS): Can you believe it, it's almost time to say farewell to 2023 and welcome 2024. Let's welcome in the new year by strengthening old relationships and building new ones. What better way to do that than at H@TS, December 29, 2023-January 1, 2024. What to expect at H@TS:
      • Fun Events
      • Lots of Hang Time with Friends (new and old)
      • Daily Devotionals
      • Encouraging Atmosphere
      • Fireworks & New Years' Celebration
      • Introducing the first-ever Swamp Film Festival.
      • Show off your short film making talents around the theme "LOVED."
      • Open for all ages.
      • Click here for entry details.


    • HOPE Coat-Hat-Scarfs Drive: Please join us in helping to provide the gift of warmth to some of our neighbors that are in need this winter. We will be collecting the following new and gently used items: Coats, Hats, and Scarves for adults and children. These are the most needed items. The collection will run from December 3rd through December 24th. Please place them in the HOPE bins in the lobby. Thank you once again for being willing to help our neighbors in need.  
    • Holiday Gift Card Program: We will be running our holiday gift card program again this year. If you would like to donate a gift card, which will be given to an individual or family in the church, that is in need, starting November 12, you can stop by the HOPE table in lobby. All cards must be received by December 3rd. The cards can be for places like grocery stores, Wal-Mart, Target, etc. If you have any questions, please stop by the HOPE table after service or contact Hazel Jones or Anne Dames   
    • HOPE Disaster Plan: We want every member to protect yourself and your loved ones, please take a moment to look at this PPT Presentation that has been provided by HOPE world wide's Disaster Team. It's simple and practical. In the event of an emergency, having a plan that you've discussed with the members of your household could make a big difference in reducing unnecessary loss of life. 
    • If you have any questions contact Mike Dames 704-724-2362 or


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    ***Still not sure who to contact, send your questions/inquiries to the Church Office: