ROOTZ @ Lynn Garden Baptist

December 2021

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"Let your roots grow down into Him, and let your lives be built on Him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness."


Colossians 2:7

A Note from Andy

Hey Guys -


Can you believe it's December???


I went through a time in my life when I hated holidays - all of them. Growing up, I loved everything about them and all of our family's traditions. But as time went on, family members passed, and traditions changed, I found myself in a place where I didn't want to celebrate anymore.


And then Luke came along....


There is no compare to seeing his pure joy on Christmas morning waking up and seeing what Santa Claus has delivered. But way more than that, the greatest joy is seeing Luke joyfully share JESUS with everyone he meets.


This Christmas, don't let yourself get caught up in what you need to buy, where you need to go, what you need to do. We celebrate the birth of JESUS CHRIST at Christmastime...the Light of the World, our Savior and Lord!


If you need a reminder of this, remember these two words: Be Linus.


In the middle of all the ruckus of the Christmas play, only Linus could answer Charlie Brown's question: "Does anyone know what Christmas is all about?"


"And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.

And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.

And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,

Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men."


Luke 2:8-14


That's what Christmas is all about, Charlie Brown.



Be Linus.


Carry a blue blanket if necessary.



Much love to you guys and to your families as we celebrate JESUS this Christmas and head into 2022!



Andy W.

November 28, 2021

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Current Meeting Plan

Sunday Mornings

  • 9:45 - Sunday School on 3rd Floor
  • 11:00 - Morning Worship

Wednesday Evenings

      • 5:30 - J.A.M.


      Sunday Evenings

      • 5:30 - ROOTZ

      Upcoming Events in December

      Sunday, November 28
      • Sunday School - 9:45
      • Morning Worship - 11:00
      • ROOTZ - 5:30
      • SHOP FOR ANGEL TREE GIFTS!


        Wednesday, December 1st
        • J.A.M. - 5:30
        • RECORD ADVENT DEVOTIONS!


        Sunday, December 5th
        • Sunday School - 9:45
        • Morning Worship - 11:00
        • ROOTZ - 5:30


        Wednesday, December 8th

        • J.A.M. - 5:30


        Sunday, December 12th
        • Sunday School - 9:45
        • Morning Worship - 11:00
        • ROOTZ - 5:30
        • WILL MEET EARLIER TO GO OUT AND INVITE PEOPLE TO CHRISTMAS PROGRAM!


        Wednesday, December 15

        • J.A.M. - 5:30
        • CHRISTMAS DINNER AND CELEBRATION


        Sunday, December 19th
        • Sunday School - 9:45
        • Morning Worship - 11:00
        • "Christmas in The Garden" - 6:00



        Wednesday, December 22

        • J.A.M. - 5:30
        • PIZZA AND CHRISTMAS MOVIE


        Saturday, December 25th


        • Christmas Candlelight Service - 8:00


        Sunday, December 26th

        • Sunday School - 9:45
        • Morning Worship - 11:00
        • ROOTZ - 5:30


        Wednesday, December 29th

        • J.A.M. - 5:30


        Thursday, December 30th - Friday, December 31st

        • Lock-In (TENTATIVE - More details to come!)

        Winter Conference & Retreat

        NEW CONFERENCE THIS YEAR!


        We will be attending Strength to Stand at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge on January 15th through January 17th! Mark your calendars now!


        CHECK OUT THE CONFERENCE DETAILS BY CLICKING HERE!

        M-FUGE 2022

        Mark your calendars NOW!


        M-FUGE @ Ridgecrest

        June 18th - June 22nd, 2022

        2021 Goals for ROOTZ

        2022 GOALS COMING IN JANUARY'S NEWSLETTER! WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED A LOT THIS YEAR WITH MORE TIME COME NEXT YEAR, LORD WILLING!


        Here are a few goals for ROOTZ in 2021! Have an idea? Let Andy know!



        • ROOTZ Youth Worship on Sunday Nights (STAY TUNED - THIS IS GOING TO BE EXCITING!)
        • "BRANCHEZ" College Ministry
        • Continue "The Thread" Bible Study in Sunday School
        • Finish Furnishings in "High School" Room
        • Finish Furnishings in J.A.M. Room
        • Finish Furnishings in "Game Room"
        • Begin Upgrading "Middle School Room"
        • Replace Tables in J.A.M. Room with Kitchen Tables
        • Re-Name Upstairs Rooms

        Wait...WHAT? ANDY HAS A YOUTUBE CHANNEL?

        Check out Andy's YouTube Channel and SUBSCRIBE!


        "lynngardenstudentminister"

        Keep In Touch!

        Be sure that you are on our ROOTZ Facebook page. Updates, devotions, videos and video links, etc. are all posted and updated daily. Shout out to Catherine Gilbert for taking care of our ROOTZ Instagram page! Also be sure that you are on our ROOTZ Remind to receive text messages! Contact Andy if you need to be added!