God is just and carries out justice. We learned in last Sunday’s sermon that one of the major themes in the Book of Amos is that God sees and cares about injustice. He cares enough to warn of pending judgment for oppressors and offers bright hope to those being oppressed. Into a world rife with darkness and injustice, Jesus Christ was born. He came to call people out of darkness and into the light of truth. Furthermore, Christians are called to bring this light to those around us who are living in darkness. There is a very practical way to do this below. What a comfort it is to know that even in our dark days, Jesus shines brighter and gives a more sure hope to those weary sufferers who come to him.

Missions Moment:
Syrian Refugee Ministry

In our last Missions Moment, we highlighted the Syrian Refugee Ministry led by the Otrembas. The Otrembas are Acts 29 church planters in Poland. Damaris is a fourth generation Syrian Christian who has facilitated refugee ministries from her home-base in Poland while also assisting the efforts of her cousin, who remains in Lebanon serving in refugee camps. Damaris’ cousin, her cousin’s wife, and the rest of the Otremba family host English-training workshops for refugees and use the Bible as their reading material. They evangelize very boldly, with many refugees hearing the gospel for the first time. They play a part in planting secret house churches among refugee converts and training pastors in sound teaching. They also work to meet the material needs of new believers who are often ostracized and in great danger because of their conversion.

Refugee Christmas Offering

Kid's Corner

For the entire month of December, we will be taking up an offering that will go to helping refugees in Syria, one of the most difficult and impoverished places for Christians to flourish. In response to the Lord’s generosity towards us, we want to be generous to others. So please consider giving towards Refugee Christmas this month. You can give at the Sunday morning worship gathering via a designated giving envelope or online by clicking on the button below.

Compassion Fund Offering TOTAL

KCC plans its annual budget based on 51 weeks. In the past we have devoted all offering given on the Sunday after Thanksgiving to our Compassion Fund. This fund is managed by a team of deacons in our church and available to people within the church and the community for help in financial distress. This year’s offering totaled $8,221.83! Thank you all for continuing the benevolence ministry of KCC.

Women’s Christmas Exchange
December 12th

Kid's Corner
Ladies, invite your friends and bring your teenage daughters to a Favorite Things Christmas Party on December 12th from 1:30-3:30pm at the Commons. Instead of ornaments, buy and wrap your favorite thing under $5 for a fun unwrapping game. And, if you’re feeling festive, bring a snack or treat to share. All questions can be sent to Chelsea Andres.

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 counselor is 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.

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.

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
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