Church notices 12-18-2015

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Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
After welcoming in the New Year, Our Redeemer Lutheran Church invites you to come and enjoy a pancakes, eggs and sausage breakfast on Saturday, Jan. 2, from 8 to 11 a.m. This is a great way to meet community members and get to know Our Redeemer. A $5 donation will be appreciated.
On Jan. 17, put on your comfy sneakers and walk with us to celebrate Life Sunday. Our Redeemer is hosting the Walk for Life beginning at 2 p.m. Get some pledges and walk with us from Our Redeemer to McDonald’s on SW College Road (SR 200) near the I-75 interchange. Businesses along the route are encouraged to participate. T-shirts, water and snacks will be provided. Come out and get some exercise while supporting Redeeming Life Maternity Home for single expectant women.
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church is at 5200 SW College Road in Ocala. For more information, call (352) 237-2233 or email churchoffice@ourredeemerocala.org. Sharing God’s love, by knowing, loving and serving Jesus.

Southwest Christian Church
We will be having a Christmas Presentation on Dec. 19 and Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. each evening featuring drama and music, and anyone is invited. Please bring your family, friends, and neighbors, for this beautiful, profound, and heartfelt story of Christ’s birth. Please come and join us!!
We will be having a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. with beautiful music, and a profound message. Please join us.
Southwest Christian Church exists to equip Christians with a mind that knows the word of God, a heart that seeks the character of God, hands that do the work of God, and feet that share the grace of God.
Southwest Christian Church, 9045 60th Ave. (south off SR 200). Phone 352-861-9080.

Crossroads Church
Sunday: Morning Services 9 and 11 a.m.; Kids Church 9 and 11a.m.; Servicio en Español 1 p.m.
Bible Alive Bible Study 6 p.m.
Monday: Bible Study 6 p.m.
Tuesday: Intercessory Prayer 9 a.m. Heart Menders Ministry 7 p.m.
Wednesday: Family Training Hour 7 p.m. Crossroads Student Ministries 7 p.m. Boys and Girls Clubs 7 p.m.
Thursday: Estudio Biblico en Español 7 p.m.
Crossroads Church is at 8070 SW 60th Ave., Ocala, Phone 352-291-2080. www.crossroadscog.net

Joy Lutheran Church
The Advent season will culminate on Christmas Eve Thursday, Dec. 24, when Joy Lutheran Church will celebrate with two candlelight services, 7 and 10 p.m. Pastor Edward Holloway, Jr.’s message will be “Gift of Love” at the 7 p.m. service. His message at the 10 p.m. service will be “Gift of the Message.”
The Joy vocal and bell choirs will provide music at the 7 p.m. service and the bell choir along with special music is scheduled for the 10 p.m. service. Communion will be served at both services. The tree will be trimmed, the wreaths hung and the poinsettias will adorn the altar. All are invited to come and worship and enjoy the presence and presents of the Lord.
Joy Lutheran Church is on SW State Road 200 at 83rd Place, Ocala. For further information contact 352-854-4509 ext. 221.

Christ’s Church of Marion County
Thursday, Dec. 17: Praise and Prayer Group, 9 a.m.
Friday, Dec. 18: Soup Kitchen, 11:30 a.m.
Saturday, Dec. 19: Sharing Hope Christmas Luncheon, 1 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 20: Sunday School, 9:30 a.m., Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.
Monday, Dec. 21: Small Group (West Building), 10 a.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 22: Women’s Crafts and Fellowship, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 23: Small Groups.
Thursday, Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion Service, 7 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 25: Merry Christmas!
Christ’s Church Of Marion County, 6768 SW 80th St. (off SR 200), Ocala, 352-861-6182 or http://www.ccomc.org/

First Congregational Church
A Christmas Eve candlelight service at First Congregational Church will begin at 6 p.m.
This very special service includes a variety of Christmas music sung by the choir and the congregation. The church is at 7171 SW State Road 200, 352-237-3035.
Maranatha Baptist Church
Everyone at Maranatha Baptist Church wishes all of you a Happy and Healthy New Year.
We all make New Year resolutions.
Maybe one of yours is that you are going to start going to church. If that is the case, come to Maranatha Baptist where you will feel welcome, loved and like you belong to a family?
Come and experience those feelings at Maranatha Baptist Church.
 All ages are welcome, and our services are all Bible based. On Sunday morning from 9:30 to 10:30, Sunday School classes are held for all ages, nursery through senior adults; morning worship follows at 10:45, and children’s church is held at the same time. Sunday evening service is at 6.
Junior Church
Maranatha Baptist Church has its own Junior Church Sunday mornings from 10:45 a.m. – noon. This is a service dedicated to teaching the children of our community about God and The Bible, while making it fun and entertaining!
This includes singing fun songs praising the Lord and games to help illustrate the message of our Lord and Savior.
Every Wednesday evening from 6:45 to 8 there is a prayer meeting and Bible study for adults.
There is a nursery provided for all services.
Maranatha Baptist Church is at 525 Marion Oaks Trail.
Please call 352-347-5683 for further information or directions to the church. See our ad in this publication for regular worship times.

Countryside Presbyterian
Countryside Presbyterian Church, 7768 SW Hwy 200, Ocala will celebrate Christmas Eve on Thursday, Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. with the traditional service of nine lessons and carols.
This was first performed in 1918 at Kings College, Cambridge, England and is now performed in churches all around the world.
The Rev. Gary Marshall will officiate and the congregation will join in with the Chancel Choir for traditional carol singing.
The public is invited to join us for this beautiful Christmas candlelight service.
For further information, please call the church office at (352)237-4633.