5 Things to Know About This Weekend

By December 18, 2014 Thoughts No Comments

“Fear not!  I bring you GOOD NEWS, that will cause GREAT JOY for ALL PEOPLE. A Savior has been born in the city of David!”

So far this Christmas season at Elevate Church has been unbelievable! Not only have we seen record attendance, but we’ve already seen 80 people in the last 2 weeks place their hope for salvation in Jesus Christ!  Don’t ever take what is happening at Elevate for granted. What’s happening is nothing short of a miraculous move of God, because it’s nothing that we could ever do.  Only God’s Spirit can draw hearts toward Him.  (John 16:8)  So let’s be praying that the work that God has begun — would be finished in Christ. (Philippians 1:6)

Now, here are 5 things you need to know about this coming weekend at Elevate…

1. We are anticipating our largest attendance ever.  Therefore we are urging all of you to COME EARLY and SQUEEZE TO THE MIDDLE.

2. Please don’t save seats. We understand if you are keeping a single seat open for a spouse or friend that you’ve invited — but nobody likes “that guy” that tries to save 57 seats for 12 friends. We have four Christmas services to choose from and we recommend that if you have a large group that would like to all sit together, your best bet is to arrive early at one of the services.

3. Don’t just invite – BRING! Research shows that people who wouldn’t normally walk into a church, will come to a Christmas service if they are invited. We’re asking you to take that a step further and physically bring them. I promise that it won’t be awkward, they’ll have a great time, and they will hear the Gospel.

4. I sat in on our creative team rehearsal last night and they are absolutely killing it! Dave Perkins and all the team have put in some incredible hours to make this the best Christmas experience ever! (OK maybe not as awesome as the real birthday of Jesus, complete with an angel choir and a star…but definitely a close second.)

5.  If you haven’t yet, check out gemcitychristmas.com for all the details.

See you this weekend!

Pastor Colby

About Colby Atkins

Colby Atkins is the Lead Pastor of Elevate Church. He and his wife, Kristen, live in Erie with their three sons, Wade, Jake and Parker.