Church Announcements – December 9

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Happy Holidays from the Women of Excellence!  Please help us bless the youth in our community this Christmas by donating new toys, coats, hats, and gloves.  A box will be located in the foyer of the church each Sunday and in the hallway by the church office during the week.  POC:  Sis. Loretta Whitehurst.


Attention:  All Simon Temple members and friends, we provide bags of food at no cost to those who would like to receive one.  You are welcome to stop by and pick up a bag from Kingdom Plaza immediately following the 8:30 and 11:00 worship services.  Also, we are in need of assistance from persons who are available to help with making up the bags of food for distribution before the 8:30 and 11:00 services.  Please see POC:  Sis. Angela Murry of the Hospitality Ministry, if you want to serve in this capacity.


Dec 10 & 17—New Members Classes will be held in the New Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm.  Part 2 – December 10th and Part 3 – December 17th.  Please visit: to sign up.


Dec 11—Baptism for youth and adults will be held in the New Fellowship Hall at 6:00 pm.  If you desire to be baptized, sign up at or in the church office.  Baptism candidates should bring towels, a change of clothes and report to the Old Fellowship NLT than 5:30 pm.  Please ensure you have completed the baptismal form in the church office. You do not have to be a member of Simon Temple to be baptized.


Dec 11—The Simon Temple Cancer Support Group meeting will be held in the classroom in the New Sanctuary at 6:30 pm.  POC:  Bro. Darryl Patrick


Dec 11—The Book Club will meet in Conference Room A at 6:30 pm. The book of discussion: “The Gifts and Ministries of the Holy Spirit” by Lester Sumrall.


Dec 11—Men’s Empowerment will be held in Kingdom Plaza at 6:30 pm. Come and receive powerful insight from the book, “Six Battles Every Man Must Win” by Bill Perkins. All men are encouraged to attend this awesome fellowship!


Dec 12—Children’s choir practice will be Dec. 12th, and 19th at 6:00 pm and will sing at the 11:00 service on 4thSunday, December 23rd.  POC: Sis. Angela Riddick


Dec 12—The final Children’s Christmas Program rehearsal will be in the Old Fellowship Hall at 7:00 pm.


Dec 15—There will be a Greeters Ministry meeting held in the New Fellowship Hall at 10:00 am.  All Greeters and anyone interested in joining this ministry are asked to attend. POC: Sis. Ann Alston:  (910) 689-8389


Dec 16—The Children’s Christmas Program will be held in the New Fellowship Hall at 3:00 pm.  The Christmas Party will begin immediately after program.


Dec 18—The Organization meeting for Simon Temple will be held on Tuesday, December 18th in the New Fellowship Hall at 6:30 pm.


Dec 22—Simon Temple will conduct its annual Christmas Outreach Ministry in the lot next to Colvin Funeral Home at 2010 Murchison Road from 10am-2pm.  This event will include preaching, feeding, clothing, random acts of kindness, a visit to a nursing home, and drive thru prayer. We need your help and giving!


Dec 22—The Young Adult Christmas Social for person ages 21-45 will be held in the New Fellowship Hall at 7:00 pm.  Food, gospel jazz and fun.  Admission: $5.00


Dec 25 & 26—The Simon Temple Church Office will be closed Wednesday through Friday in observance of the Christmas holiday.  For emergencies concerning critical incidents, hospitalizations, or death notifications, call (910) 391-2998.


Dec 27—Our community needs prayer!  Calling all with a heart to serve. James 5:16 states, “…the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much.”  God requires His children to avail themselves to those in need.  If you can offer up a small portion of your day, please come out to assist us with the Prayer Drive-Thru in the church parking lot during the hours of 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.


Jan 11—The Women of Excellence will be having a Women’s Ministry Vision Night on January 11th at 6:30pm. Please sign up for this event online via the ‘Registration tab’ at: