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December 3rd, 2023
Series: Advent: The Season of Generosity
Title: A Gift of Hope
Scripture: Isaiah 9:2-7 
Words to Consider: 
We can stop pleading with God to show us the future, and start living and obeying like we are confident that He holds the future. – Kevin DeYoung 
For those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, much in our fleeting lives is not passing but lasting, not dying but coming to life, not temporary but eternal. Amid the fragility of our lives, we have wonderful reason to hope. – Henri Nouwen 
A prison cell, in which one waits, hopes… and is completely dependent on the fact that the door of freedom has to be opened from the outside, is not a bad picture of Advent. – Dietrich Bonhoeffer 
God gives God. That is the gift God always ultimately gives. Because nothing is greater and we have no greater need, God gives God. God gives God, and we only need to slow long enough to unwrap the greatest Gift with our time: time in His Word, time in His presence, time at His feet. – Ann Voskamp 
Advent is patience. It’s how God has made us a people of promise, in a world of impatience. – Stanley Hauerwas
End of the Year Offering 
Our end of the year offering will be taken in both services on December 17. Ninety percent of the offering will go toward paying off our building and ten percent will go to Compass Community Counseling. Please be praying with us that the Lord would provide abundantly for both goals! 
Season of Generosity  
Our Season of Generosity continues! Be sure to visit the table in the lobby on Sunday morning to see ways you can be involved in sharing the love of Christ during this Advent season! 
Women’s Book Club 
The next gathering of the Trailhead Women’s Book Club will be on Tuesday, December 12th, at 7:30 pm at the church to discuss Seleika Jaouad’s Between Two Kingdoms. Regardless of whether you finish the book and have deep thoughts or just read a synopsis online and want to have some adult interaction, join us! There’ll be cookies — perhaps Christmas-themed, perhaps not.  Either way, RSVP or send questions to Emily Morrison at
Interactive Movie Matinee 
Please join us, and invite your friends and neighbors, for an interactive viewing of the movie Elf on Sunday, December 10 at 3 pm at Trailhead. We will provide popcorn and bottled water, and have fun activities during the movie! 
Christmas Eve at Trailhead 
We will have two different services on Sunday, December 24. Our morning worship service will be at 10 am that day, with Trailhead Kids available. At 5 pm, we will have our Christmas Eve service. The Christmas Eve service will be 30-45 minutes long and designed for all ages to participate together! 
Men’s Breakfast 
Men – our next men’s breakfast is coming up on December 9th from 7am – 8:30am. If you can bring a breakfast item to share, that would be great! Please register here so we know how much food/coffee we’ll need. See you there! 
Trailhead Students Weekly Meetings 
Trailhead Students meets Wednesday nights in the old post office space across from Trailhead (201 Hillsboro) from 7:00-8:30 pm. All students in grades 6-12 are invited to come grow in grace in community together! 
If you would like to be added to the Trailhead Students Parents email list, or if you have any questions about Trailhead Students, you can contact Ben and Anna at
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