The Pulse – 12/1/2017

The Pulse – 12/1/2017

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Hello Effort family! We are hosting our third annual Blue Christmas service this weekend. This gathering is designed to honestly embrace the idea that for many people the Christmas season is hard. Perhaps this is a time when the grief of a lost loved one feels overpowering. Maybe this season is marked by struggle with family, stress at work, or the loss of a dream. Blue Christmas is designed to remind you that you are not alone, your pain is not forgotten and there is hope. The scripture tells us, “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” Come join us Sunday evening at 5PM in the Sanctuary as we seek the hope found in Christ.

Grace & Peace,

EPIC trip to Bethlehem Walk:

Sunday we will meet at 3pm and head to Salem Baptist Church in Goochland for the Bethlehem walk. This is a free event, however if you would like to make a donation you can do so at the fellowship tent.

Bethlehem Walk is the interactive outdoor drama where guests experience first century Bethlehem. As you enter the city, allow the sights, sounds and smells to carry you to a period of time that changed the world. Journey through the heart of the city to the marketplace that is bustling with activity from over a dozen authentic shops; enjoy samples from the baker’s shop, see the blacksmith at work making crucifixion nails, marvel at the potter’s crafts and listen for the rumor of a king’s birth from excited townspeople.

Upward Basketball

There is still a need for coaching volunteers for Upward Basketball. Please email ( if you can help!

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