Advent is the season preceding Christmas where Christians take time to prepare for Christmas. Read one or both of these advent guides to help you focus on Jesus and His birth from December 1st - 25th.
Daily Scripture Readings - LINK
Daily Devotions from the faculty at Dallas Theological Seminary - LINK
There are many words associated with Christmas. From the categories of foods, to decorations, to the Christmas story. In December we will look at these six words.
Dec. 1 - Problem of Christmas - Isaiah 7:1-26
Dec. 8 - Promise of Christmas - Isaiah 9:1-7
Dec. 15 - Preparation of Christmas - Luke 3:1-20
Dec. 22 - Patience of Christmas - 2 Peter 3:1-18
Dec. 24 - Present of Christmas - Luke 2:8-20
Dec. 29 - Premature End of Christmas - Colossians 3:12-17
Christmas Music Celebration
Sunday, December 15th is a special day when we will celebrate Jesus' birth with fellowship and music.
9:15 am - Breakfast in the CLC
10:30 am - Cantata, The Glory of Christmas sung by the Choir
Christmas Eve Service
Join us Tuesday, December 24th at 6:00 pm for music, a Christmas devotion and a special candle lighting as we celebrate the birth of our King!
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
Southern Baptists each Christmas collect a special offering for supporting International missions. Olive Branch is collecting this offering for the entire month of December. Our church goal is $2,500. To give online to this offering click here, and choose "Lottie Moon" in the fund box when you give. For more information about the offering, Lottie Moon, or the International Mission Board click here.
Gideons Donations for Bibles
This Christmas you can give a monetary donation to the Gideons which will be used to purchase Bibles to be distributed around the world. Click here to give online. To learn more about the Gideons click here.
Christmas Card Exchange
Save the stamps this year when you send your Christmas cards. There is a mailbox with alphabetized mail slots in the Welcome Center at OBBC for you to use to exchange Christmas cards with your OBBC friends. You may place cards in the appropriate mail slot according to the last name. Don't forget to check the box for any cards that may be addressed to you.