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Sunday Bulletin – December 23

PDF: Bulletin December 22, 2019

Special December Series: What’s In the Box?
Today’s Message:
 “Do You Understand?”
Scripture: Matthew 13:51-53

WELCOME to Cleburne Bible Church. If you haven’t made a decision to trust Christ as your personal Savior, our hope and prayer for you is that you will make that decision. “And this is the testimony, that God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son. He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.” (1 John 5:11-12)

LIVE STREAMING – Live Streaming is available for both worship hours!  Click HERE.

OFFERING BOXES – are located at the front and side entrances to the building and just inside each door to the worship center. Online giving is also available, as is text giving.  For the phone number and/or directions, please click HERE, or you may pick up directions at the Kiosk.

BAPTISM – Will take place again Sunday, January 12. If you desire baptism at that time, please call the church office to schedule an appointment with one of the pastors.

THE HUB – Student Ministries

THE HUB HOLIDAY UPDATE – We will NOT be meeting for any youth programming on the following dates:
Sunday, December 22;
Wednesday, December 25;
Sunday, December 29; or
Wednesday, January 1.


ATTENTION PARENTS! Please set a reminder for yourselves that on Sunday, December 29, there will be Family Worship during both service hours. Children aged PreK – 5th grade will attend worship with their parents/guardians. There will be Children’s Ministry for infants – age 3 only. ALSO, PLEASE NOTE that there will be NO Children’s Ministry provided for the Christmas Eve services.

CBC KIDZ – We continue to look for leaders to strengthen our Children’s Ministry and provide more than one available leader per age group. Come join the team!


CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP & COMMUNION – Tuesday, December 24, 2019 at 4:00 and 6:00 PM.  PLEASE NOTE that there will be NO Children’s Ministry provided for the Christmas Eve services.

HOLIDAY HOURS – There are NO regularly scheduled events at CBC this week.
Please Note: The office will close at NOON on Tuesday, December 24, and will remain closed until 9:00 AM on Thursday, December 26.

END-OF-YEAR GIVING – We will accept end-of-year giving through Tuesday, December 31, 2019. That includes Online Giving, which will need to be completed by 11:59 PM on December 31, 2019. Mailed checks must have a Post Office Cancellation date of no later than 12/31/19. This is NOT a 12/31/19 Postage Meter date; it must be cancelled by the Post Office. All other donations — cash or checks — must be IN the office no later than 4:00 PM on Tuesday, 12/31/19.

What’s Happening at CBC

PATHWAY TO MEMBERSHIP – The CBC Discovery class is a series of sessions that usually begin on the first Sunday of each month. Due to the holidays, the next series will begin on January 12. Sign up at the kiosk in the Community Area to let us know you want to participate in the next series. Discovery is led by Kevin Bentley and Larry Neutzler.

OPEN GROUP – Watch for news regarding the next season of Open Group beginning in the New Year!

LADIES BIBLE STUDIES – Look for sign-ups NEXT Sunday for the Winter/Spring Ladies Bible Studies beginning after the New Year with the first one beginning on Wednesday, January 8, then Thursday, January 16 and Thursday, January 23.

Thank you….

A VERY BIG THANK YOU, Cleburne Bible Church family, for being SO GENEROUS AND LOVING this year with your time, money and gifts given at our God’s Thanksgiving, Operation Christmas Child, and Angel Tree gifts to the children of Johnson County, including Prison Fellowship Ministries and East Cleburne Community Center as well as some local children.  Many lives have been touched by your mercy, love and generosity to the glory of Jesus Christ.  God bless you as you continue to worship Him this Christmas and into the New Year.

Thank you Freddia Gray and CBC Missions Team for hosting a shower here for Travis & Charissa who are in North Africa!  And thank you to all who prayed for their baby to turn from breach, and who gave to them so generously, including one unsigned card.  Your gifts are helping them at a time that their support has dropped due to the flooding in the Beaumont area where Travis is from, and they are very grateful.  You’ll be hearing from them personally, but we, as “Boss” & “Chula,” are very touched by your outpouring of love for our grandbaby and his parents.
Dean & Wendy

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