Child Dedications and Believer Baptisms on November 6
Sunday, November 6 will be a great day of celebration and worship as we will be conducting both child (infant) dedications and believer baptisms during our service that day. We are inviting families and individuals who are interested in participating in either or both of these two sacred events to do so. This ritual is open to families of both infants and young children.
Dedication Rituals are available to all parents who would like to express their commitment to Christian Parenthood and have not yet presented their children for dedication to do so. This is especially appropriate and encouraged for parents of recently born infants. It is now the practice of our church to offer services of dedication at least twice each year when these rituals will be performed. By doing so we can make this event even more meaningful and significant for all participating families.
The Sacrament of Believer Baptism is an important and essential part of every Christians confession of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. While we believe it is through repentance and faith in Jesus Christ that one is born again through forgiveness of sins and adoption in to the family of God, baptism is the formal manner in which Christians testify publicly to their faith in obedience to the example and commandment of Jesus. We encourage every Christian who has not yet testified to his or her faith through baptism to participate in this service.
Pastor Rogers will plan to meet with every family and individual who would like to be a part of this service beforehand to inform and instruct concerning the deeper significance and meaning of both dedication and baptism. Because of this, we ask that all interested persons contact Pastor Rogers by calling the church office 765-354-2327 or by E-Mailing email@example.com.
Restore the Joy
Ladies, mark your Calendar! Our live simulcast of the Come to the Fire Women's Holiness Conference will be Friday, November 11th. We'll kick off the evening with a delicious meal and join together in the small sanctuary for this service with special speaker, Rondy Smith. Many of our ladies have attended this spirit-filled event in the past and know it promises to be a wonderful time of spiritual renewal, encouragement, and challenge. Please note that the full conference schedule begins on Thursday evening and ends with the closing service on Saturday morning. If anyone is interested in seeing any of the other 4 services that will take place during this conference, please talk to Pastor Sherry.
Election Day is just 30 days away. We are challenging our people to pray for this election every day for the next 30 days. We encourage you to pray as the Spirit leads you to pray, but also suggest these four specific prayers:
1) for wisdom in knowing how to vote;
2) for Godly leaders to rise up;
3) for our nation to repent and turn to God;
4) for a worldwide, Spirit-led revival.
For more information on how to pray for elections, see the enclosed insert.
We've Got a Class for You
There are currently a number of different adult discipleship opportunities available for anyone interested. On Wednesday evenings, Pam Poor leads a ladies' study called, "Teach Us to Want" and Wendell Ferguson leads a men’s study called, "The Resolution." On Sunday mornings you can
get in on one of our Sunday school classes led by Karen Michael, Matt Wolfe, Bruce Seward, Pastor Dave, Pastor Dillan or Pastor Phil. On Sunday evenings there is a discipleship group led by Wendell Ferguson. On Tuesday mornings there is a men's discipleship group led by several different men, and on Wednesday mornings Pastor Sherry leads a ladies discipleship group. Everyone is encouraged to get 'plugged in' with learning more about God's Word.
Movie Night-November 6
Bring your whole family to see the movie, "God's Not Dead 2" on Sunday evening, November 6. You'll be inspired by the story of a middle school teacher who is willing not only to take her stand in the classroom but also in the courtroom. The moving begins at 7pm and popcorn will also be served.
Our Mother's of Pre-Schools (MOPS) group are meeting the 1st and 3rd Wednesday's of each month in the fireplace room. We will share a meal with moms and kids from 6-6:30pm and then nursery care is provided for infants through pre-school and school aged kids can attend kids church programs while moms enjoy a little time connecting with other moms from 6:30-8:00pm. If you'd like to sign up early so you can receive your welcome kit including workbook/devotionals for the beginning of the school year or have questions contact Terri Gift, Corinne Havenstrite, Jennifer Michael or Sara Filler. If you feel led to help this group with meals, nursery care or to be a mentor mom please contact one of us.
Trunk or Treat
Still Need Candy!!!! Needing cash for candy, Cheryl and Jill will be purchasing the rest of the candy for trunks soon! We are also in need of: 2 cases of Pepsi, 2 cases of Sprite, 3 cases of Diet Pepsi, Baked Goods and Trunks. Please see Cheryl or Jill. This will be the last Sunday to sign up for all things needed. Thank you for all your support
Crisis Care Kits
Victims of natural disasters will often be in need of basic items such as soap and toothpaste. Crisis Care Kits are designed to meet those needs. Through a cooperative effort of Nazarene Compassionate Ministries and Nazarene Missions International, CCK's have been delivered to
thousands of people around the world in their time of great need. If you would like to help with this valuable ministry, stop by the table in the foyer to pick up a zipper bag and also a list of items needed for each CCK.
"Operation Christmas Child"
"Operation Christmas Child" (a project of Samaritan's Purse) is delivering shoeboxes to children around the world. This is a great opportunity to share the gospel! Judy Furnish is sponsoring this project along with Jennifer Munden and has the list of materials needed to fill your shoebox. Any shoe box will work and you may decorate it for Christmas (must be able to take lid off). You may drop off your filled shoebox in the church office or at the table on the foyer. LAST DAY FOR SHOWBOXES TO BE DROPPED OFF AT CHURCH is Sunday, November 20. (As stated in the list of materials, please include $7 donation per box to cover delivery to your child.)
We believe in "Praying First" and we believe God loves to hear the prayers of His people!!