Samuel Andres - December 4, 2022

Generous Hearts

Matthew 6:19–21 | I. Generosity is trusting Jesus’ financial advice. Matthew 6:19 | II. Generosity is investment in an eternal future. Matthew 6:20 | III. Generosity forms our hearts for heaven. Matthew 6:21 | “Jesus declares that our heart always follows our treasure, whether down to earth or up to heaven.” - John Stott

 

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KCC Church Family Updates and Events

Kid's Corner

DECEMBER GENEROSITY DRIVE
Africa Church Planting Initiative (ACPI)

For many years now, we have encouraged generosity by emphasizing our people to give to KCC ministry partners. This year, we are encouraging generous giving to the Africa Church Planting Initiative (ACPI) in Malawi, Africa.

The mission of ACPI is to resource and capacitate African leaders to establish reproducing churches in rural areas of Africa. Our strategy is carried out through training African leaders, planting churches, and resourcing communities with practical economic development education and funding. Their desire is for ACPI to be led by Africans in partnership with western Christians who have a heart to see the gospel advance on the continent of Africa.

You can give at our Sunday morning worship gathering by check or cash using giving envelopes at the giving table and placing in the giving box. Be sure to note on the check or envelope that it’s for the ACPI generosity drive. Or you can give online by clicking on the button below and following the instructions.

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KCC LADIES COZY CHRISTMAS PARTY
December 11th @ 2nd St. Building | 7:00PM – 9PM

For ladies 13 years and up! Bring a snack to share, a wrapped pair of cozy socks for the gift exchange and wear cozy clothes (pajamas welcomed!). Questions? See Beth (419-572-1270) or Eron (419-579-7014).

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CHRISTMAS EVE CANDLELIGHT SERVICE
December 24th @ 2nd St. Building | 4PM

CHRISTMAS MORNING WORSHIP
December 25th @ 2nd St. Building | 10AM

On Christmas Eve, we’re gathering together at 4pm for a candlelight service. We’ll sing, hear the Word preached, and take up an offering for the CPC: Women’s Health Resource. Then, the next morning we will gather at our normal time for more celebration!

KCC CARD MINISTRY
Do You Enjoy Writing Cards of Encouragement?

If so, we’d love to have you join our Card Care Team. This team is designed to send notes of encouragement to those who are hurting/grieving/recovering/or just need a cheerful word. Please talk to Eron (419-579-7014) if interested. 
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KCC CHURCH CENTER APP
Download for Free in Your Phone’s App Store

KCC is growing. To help keep as many people informed as possible while keeping communication simple, we are making the switch to Church Center for most church-wide announcements and group chats. If you’re a KCC Covenant Members, you are automatically added in Church Center to receive KCC updates. Just download the app and sign in with your phone or email. KCC visitors and regular attenders need to manually join the “General Announcements” group to receive updates. Download the app by clicking on the graphic above or button below.

KCC BUILDING PROJECT

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BUILDING RENOVATION WORK DAY
December 10th & 17th @ Florence Ave. | 9:00AM – Noon

We’re hosting work days to assist with the ongoing renovation projects at the Florence Ave. building. If you are able and willing to help, please let us know or just show up.

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KCC BUILDING RENOVATION UPDATES
2nd St. and Florence Ave. Locations

As we continue to work on the building renovations, we’ll try to keep you updated through the LOOP. We try to post pictures or other updates as needed so that we can all see the progress as well as the work that still needs to be completed.

Our latest improvement has been getting the foundation of the education wing dug out and re-tiled and sealed to prevent any water or precipitation from getting through the cement walls downstairs.

Community Events and needs

RAVENS CARE AUCTION
December 10th, 1PM @ Northtown Mall – Center Court

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LIFEWISE ACADEMY
Bus Drivers Needed

Lifewise Academies are in need of trained bus drivers to assist with the transportation of students to and from participating schools and local Lifewise class locations. If you or someone you know would are interested in serving in this capacity, please contact the Lifewise Program Director for Defiance City.

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NEW CITY CATECHISM: Question 49

QUESTION: Where is Christ now?

ANSWER*: Christ rose bodily from the grave on the third day after his death and is seated at the right hand of the Father, ruling his kingdom and interceding for us, until he returns to judge and renew the whole world.

*Children’s answer is the bold text

OLD STORY NEW FAMILY DEVOTIONAL: 72

WEEKLY FIGHTER VERSE: John 3:36

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

NEXT SUNDAY’S SERMON TEXT: Matthew 6:19-24

WE WOULD LOVE TO PRAY FOR YOU

We would love to pray for you! Some people think that only major crises of life are worth praying for, but the truth is that everyone needs prayer for something. James 4:2 says that we do not have because we do not ask, and when we do we often have false or impure motives. So the first step is to ask. So please come and let us pray for you in person at our Sunday worship gathering. Or, if you would like prayer now, just click the button below and fill out the form and we will pray for you.

BIBLICAL COUNSELING at KCC

Life is full of things to be discouraged about, and it can be overwhelming. We believe that Jesus offers real help, hope, and healing in the difficulties of life. We believe that the power of God’s Word and Spirit offers hope of life change from the inside out. So we offer biblical counseling to those needing the comfort and wisdom of Scripture. While we believe God can work through various methods of counseling, our lead counselors are certified through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC). We also have pastors and other counselors who have received training from Faith Biblical Counseling, and are able and willing to counsel according to the Scriptures.

If you would like to explore meeting with one of our counselors, please fill out the contact form by clicking on the button below and we will try to match you with someone.

GIVING

We understand skepticism about online giving, which is why we have an Online Giving Frequently Asked Questions page on our website that explains how it works. Here are a few ways to give :
  1. Give online by clicking on the “GIVE ONLINE” button which takes you to our secure transaction site.
  2. Text (888) 554-8664 to receive a link for you to give.
  3. Send your check or money order by mail, made out to King’s Cross Church, to the King’s Cross Church, 521 W. 2nd St., Defiance, OH 43512.
  4. Drop in giving box on Sundays at the YMCA.

COMPASSION FUND

We know that with many businesses and services being shut down, people are losing jobs and struggling to pay their bills. If you are in need of help, we would like to know. We have a Compassion Fund for this reason. Fill out the film below as best you can and we will follow up with you.

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STAY CONNECTED

You can stay connected with all that is going on in the life of King’s Cross by signing up to receive KCC text alerts or the KCC LOOP email:

  1. KCC Info – Text “@kccin” to the number 81010 to receive KCC text alerts and updates
  2. KCC LOOP – Click HERE to sign up for our weekly email