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Sunday mornings @ 10 a.m.
“Passionate and engaging worship,
inspirational and relevant
teaching for the entire family!”
A fantastic program for
children, ages 3 to 11, every
Wednesday evening from
6:45 - 8:15 p.m.
A great Jr. High event for
Grades 5 to 8 that runs
every Friday night from
7:00 to 9:00 p.m. *Tuck
A dynamic Sr. High service &
social for Grades 9 to 12 that
runs every Thursday night
from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.
An Extreme Christmas
By Jeff Wilson (Lead Pastor)
We have all seen Makeover Shows on television.
They take some poor woman, give her an old
pair of glasses, put some frumpy clothes on her,
talk about her difficult life and mess up her hair
a little. Then they transform her by taking away
her old clothes, applying makeup, doing her hair
and giving her $5,000.00 to purchase some new
clothes. Presto! She’s a brand new woman! She
is ready to face the business world, build new
friendships and act like she’s got it all together. If
only life were that easy! Or is it?
I also love watching the television show “Extreme
Makeover Home Addition”. They take a family
that is down and out and lives in a dilapidated
house. This family has no money to do anything
and they are on the brink of not knowing where to
go next. In their desperate situation, the Extreme
Makeover team arrives. The Extreme Makeover
team sees potential in their house and property
and they have the knowhow to make the “dream
house” come to fruition. They also have the
money to pay for everything.
That’s a lot like Christmas. Jesus came to tap
into the potential in you. Christmas is about
the love of God. He loved you so much that He
sent His Son into the world. He didn’t send
Him to condemn you, but to give you hope, life
abundantly, a future, and to bring you back into
relationship with Him through His Son.
Maybe you’re like that family, waiting for that
extreme makeover. You don’t know how you’re
going to take your next step this Christmas, and
you have given up on yourself and your future.
This Christmas God wants you to know that He
has already sent someone into the world that has
provided a future and a hope for you. God sees
the possibilities that you and I can’t see.
Check out this great passage in scripture,
from Jeremiah 18:1-6:
The word which came to Jeremiah from
the Lord, saying: 2 “Arise and go down to
the potter’s house, and there I will cause
you to hear My words.” 3 Then I went down
to the potter’s house, and there he was,
making something at the wheel. 4 And the
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vessel that he made of clay was marred in
the hand of the potter; so he made it again
into another vessel, as
it seemed good to the
potter to make. 5 Then
the word of the
came to me, saying:
“O house of Israel,
can I not do with you
as this potter?” says
the Lord. “Look,
6 as the clay is in the
potter’s hand, so are
My hand, O house of Israel!
Christ is the potter and knows exactly what you
need. He knows everything about you. He can
look at your situation and provide all that is
needed. He is the greatest architect that has ever
This Christmas He wants you to discover the
“plans He has for you.” Where vision seems to be
lost, Jesus steps in and provides new sight. “He
gives sight to the blind”. He wants His word to
come alive and wants you to discover all that He
has made you to be.
Do you know the great plans He has for your
life? God does what you and I can’t do. He brings
freedom to the captive and deliverance to those
caught up in chains. He forgives your sins and
heals all your diseases.
Just as the Extreme Makeover team came in and
paid for whatever needed to be done, so does our
God. Ty Pennington comes in with his builders,
they do a fabulous job and then they tell you the
house is paid in full. Go live your life. “For God
did not send His Son into the world to condemn
the world, but that the world through Him might
be saved.” John 3:17
What a Christmas gift for you! Someone who
sees your potential, possesses the knowhow for
what needs to be done, and has the ability to pay
for all that needs to be accomplished. Thank God
for this indescribable gift!
This high energy children’s Bible Study program
meets downstairs on Wednesday nights from 7:00
– 8:15 p.m. for child-friendly videos, fun songs and
interactive games. For children, ages JK – GR. 4.
The What’s In The Bible program
is designed to guide children
through the Old Testament to
learn about God’s character
and explore His promises.
Bible reading and Scripture
memorizing are encouraged.
Our theme verses are Psalm 119:
To register, call 905.841.8883 or fill
out the ‘Contact Form’ on our website,
‘Momentum’ is a great Jr. High event for Grades 5 to
8 that runs every Friday night from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
*Tuck shop available .
Each week students have a time of
worship, a time to hear from God’s
word, and time to have lots of fun.
Suffice it to say, ‘Momentum’
Friday nights are a must-go-to
Dec. 21 is the Christmas Party.
Bring a $5 gift.
“Your word I have hidden in my
heart, that I might not sin against
You.” “Your word is a lamp to my
feet and a light to my path.”
For more information, please contact
Pastor Andrew Reynard at [email protected]
auroracornerstone.ca, or go to our
website at auroracornerstone.ca/
‘The Stand’ is a dynamic Sr. High event for Grades 9
to 12 that runs every Thursday night from 7:00 to 10:00
p.m. *Tuck shop available.
At 3:00 p.m., students in Grades
9 to 12 have the opportunity to
head to ACC for the ‘Afterschool
Program’. Those who attend may
purchase food items from the
Tuck Shop, take advantage of the
computers that are available
for homework purposes, relax
in comfortable chairs, and enjoy
various games such as ping pong.
Our Sr. High service begins at
7:00 p.m. and runs until 9:15 p.m.
The service includes, but is not
limited to, a time of worship, prayer,
and hearing from God’s Word.
This Sr. High event provides a
great opportunity for students to
grow deeper in their relationship
Magnificent is He
Glory shone upon the earth,
On that blessed day.
Miraculous was the birth
Of Truth, the Life, the Way.
Christ Jesus, the babe’s sweet
A gift from God above.
As Isaiah said, Christ came,
To lavish us in love.
Holy, High Priest, Royal is He.
Christ the King of all.
Came to set the captive free.
Unto us doth call.
Trumpets sound and angels sing.
Magnificent is He !
Lord of Lords and King of Kings.
Our gift eternally.
Words by Jenn Bate, Nov. 2012
Dec. 20 is the Christmas Party
- ‘Potluck Dinner’.
For more information, please
contact Pastor Andrew Reynard
at [email protected]
ca, or go to our website at
A fantastic event geared for Young Adults, ages 18 - 30 +
Every Monday evening, except
for holidays, Young Adults gather
and enjoy the Coffee House/
Lounge experience from 7:00
p.m. until 9:30 p.m. at ACC.
This atmosphere creates a great
environment for engaging
conversation, socialization and
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The Coffee House/Lounge
experience includes but is not
limited to: comedy nights,
worship, Bible studies, artist
showcases, devotionals, prayer,
and inspirational messages based
on God’s Word, the Bible.
For more information, please
contact Pastor Andrew Pearce at
ca, or go to our website at
Actual Expenditure (including capital)
- 2, 604
Prayer and Praise
- Children’s Christmas
- ACC Luncheon
Prayer and Praise
905. 841. 8883
office @au roracon e rs t on e . ca
390 Industrial Parkway, South
Aurora, Ontario, L4G3V7
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Aurora Cornerstone Church
SueAbby R. Mapenzi
Children & Student Ministries
Family Night programming resumes Januar y 16, 2013
‘STAND ON GUARD’ with Bill Prankard: Januar y 25 - 27, 2013
* Please note that all events will take place at Aurora Cor nerstone Church unless otherwise indicated.
* Various Small Groups are offered everyday of the week.
For more infromation, please go to auroracor nerstone.ca/ministries/smallgroups
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