Ren News:

Christ the Shepherd What do you want to be when you grow up? I’m guessing you never answered that question with, “I want to be a shepherd when I grow up!” But that’s exactly what God calls us to do. We have a great example to follow in Christ-the great shepherd. Come this Sunday as we hear from David Henderson from University City Fellowship share with us about Christ the shepherd and discuss how we can shepherd those around us.

Don’t be such a baby! Fill a baby bottle…with change (or cash) for the Crisis Pregnancy Center. You can pick up your baby bottle on Sunday if you haven’t already and we’ll collect them Dec 5, 12, and 19th. Drop them off at the coffee table. Don’t be afraid to fill more than one!

Advent Devotions-
-we will continue our Advent devotions next week as we reflect on Christ the Shepherd. We trust God will use them to direct our thoughts and guide our hearts this Christmas season.

The Renaissance Christmas party is scheduled for December 11 at 6pm @ Joe Gibbs Racing. We are planning on eating some great food together, singing a few Christmas classics, and enjoying the company of our friends. Please leave the kids at home. Let us know if you need help finding a sitter. You can register here: Ren Christmas Party Because the dinner order will be finalized tonight today (Wed) is the final day to register. Please do so by 6pm or we will not be able to provide you with food from 131 Main.

Women of Renaissance. Do you have a Christmas dessert (cookie or otherwise) that reminds you of home-or just plain rocks? Come share it with us at the Women of Ren Christmas dessert. We are looking for five women to prepare homemade treats and share them. We’ll provide beverages, a beautifully decorated home, a brief message on the Christmas story, and a way to connect with old and new friends alike. When is all this fun going to happen? Tuesday, December 14th, 7pm at the home of Sally Meredith (15816 Knox Hill Rd. Huntersville, 28078). Also, if you are interested in carpooling from/near Highland Creek or the Concord/Kannapolis area, please email brianandecho@hotmail.com

All hands on deck! Jesus served us so we can serve others. If you’re at Renaissance we need your help. There are spots on the set up team (we need you!), Village team (kids need you!), and the Impact team (guests need you!). If you’re not serving on a team contact Dustin or James.  dustin@renbible.org or james@renbible.org

Ren Men: Plan on lending a helping hand at the Y next Saturday, December 18th, at 5pm. We’ll plan on breaking the record for set up and then hang out at the Y for a dunk contest, high dive competition, and try the first ever Ren Men yoga class. (That’s not completely true…we will not have a high dive competition) Register here: Ren Men

Discover Ren: What better way to start off the new year than Discovering Renaissance! Please email Dustin at dustin@renbible.org if you’d like to attend. This is a great way to learn more about Renaissance and hear what we’re all about. We will meet for about 30 minutes following the service on January 2nd.