Advent is the season preceding Christmas where Christians take time to prepare for Christmas. Select the button below to go to this year's Advent Devotional. It includes Scripture readings and daily devotions to help you prepare for Christmas and to reinforce the biblical truth we will learn on Sunday mornings.
Christmas 2020 is unlike any other in over 100 years. We are celebrating Jesus' birth in the midst of a pandemic. It's in the midst of troubling times that we need to hear the Good News of Jesus the most. During this advent and Christmas season we will learn from God's Word how we can rediscover Christmas.
Nov 29 - Finding Hope in our Uncertainties
Dec. 6 - Finding Peace in our Struggles
Dec. 13 - Finding Joy in our Discouragements
Dec. 20 - Finding Love in our Differences
Dec. 24 - Christmas Eve Service
Dec. 27 - Finding Christ in the World
Christmas Music Celebration
Sunday, January 10th is a special day when we will celebrate Jesus' birth with music.
10:30 am - Christmas music celebration of musicians and singers telling the Christmas story through Lessons and Carols.
Christmas Eve Service
Join us Thursday, 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 CLC 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! (If you know someone isn't attending church in person because of COVID, please don't put their card in the mailbox.)