BIBLE DAY CAMP REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Bible Day Camp will be June 5-9, and registration is open. Under the Big Top is our theme this year and children will learn that God is our mighty ring master. Join us as we learn how He uses a fish boy, strong man, lion tamer, wee man, and a death-defying Savior to reveal how great a God He is! Open to children ages 5 (before Oct. 1, 2023) through grade 6 during the 2022-23 school year. You can register online or pick up a paper copy at the church.
CAMP ROCKs REGISTRATION
Camp ROCKs is set for July 2-8 at Camp Lebanon for children who have finished grade 1 up to grade 5. Campers will enjoy a week of fun and fellowship and lessons that lead them to find the greatest treasure. Registration is now open through CCB. Cost per camper through May 31 is $195. Register June 1-19 for $205.
GIRLS RETREAT APRIL 21-23 – REGISTER NOW!
The theme for this year’s girls’ retreat is The Wanderer. Psalms 119:176 is the scripture focus for the weekend. Where: Fort Hill Christian Youth Camp. When: Begins Friday, April 21 with registration from 5 to 7 p.m. Cost: $60 per student with T-shirt included. Register now!
HOME BUILDERS EVENT RESCHEDULING
The Home Builders event, Singo at RJ Cinema, has been canceled for April 22. It will be rescheduled at a later date.
On Sunday, May 21, we will honor our seniors graduating from high school. Our celebration will take place during Sunday morning service. We need all families that have a senior student, and would like for them to be honored, to confirm their participation. Please RSVP to Christian Thompson by Sunday April 16 at email@example.com.
SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY THIS WEEK
Sunday Evening Bible Study returns this week after the Easter break. Everyone is welcome to attend this weekly study at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.
GOD LOVES A CHEERFUL GIVER
Your financial gifts help the church continue our work here and around the world. You can give by placing cash or check in the contribution box, mailing your check to the church, or giving online through CCB.
MID-WESTERN CARING HEARTS 5K IS MAY 13
Run to raise money for Mid-Western Children’s Home! The Caring Hearts 5K Run/Walk is Saturday, May 13. Registration opens at 8 a.m. with the race beginning at 9. Visit the Mid-Western website for more details and cost.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class begins at 9 a.m. – The Great Adventure: Studies in Deuteronomy
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – Lessons from the Mission Field
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APRIL PRAYER FOCUS
Rejoice and thank God for the hope He has given us. Through Jesus’s resurrection, we have been given an inheritance that will not fade! Thank you, God for your great mercy! 1 Peter 1:3-5.
- Tom Hagen’s surgery to remove his lower leg went well. He is recovering at Bethesda North hospital and should began rehab in the next few days.
- Bob Ayscue, longtime friend of Monty Gillespie, Jim Farley, and Keith Baker, passed away unexpectedly last week.
- David Emmons, a coworker of Sean Summers, was recently diagnosed with liver cancer and possibly lung cancer.
- Juanita Moore’s aunt, Dorothy Lilly, passed away. Please pray for the family.
- The Hicks family – wife is undergoing chemo and husband was paralyzed in a fall from a tree last year. He is fighting an infection that doctors cannot diagnose.
- Jim Farley’s mother-in-law fell this week and is having trouble walking now.
- The Cohen family, Mark and Karen Mason’s daughter Becca, suffered a house fire on Sunday that destroyed two rooms of their home. They have insurance and can rebuild, but it is a very stressful time for them.
PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS: Jessica Gillespie due May 23; Chelsea Whitaker, due July 5; Danielle Halcomb, due Sept. 1; and Paige Daughety, due Sept. 14.
Mid-Western Caring Hearts 5K Run/Walk – Saturday, May 13, 8 a.m. @Mid-Western campus
- Bible Day Camp – June 5-9, register through CCB or paper copy. No cost, runs 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. each day.
- Camp ROCKs – July 2-8, register through CCB. Cost per camper through May 31, $195. Register June 1-19, $205.
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
- The Wanderer Girls’ Retreat – April 21-23
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES – BEGIN AT 9 A.M.
The Great Adventure: Studies in Deuteronomy – Joe Pauley,Auditorium
How do we navigate the challenging and thrilling adventure that is life between here and heaven? Moses’s final speeches to the Israelites before they were to enter and take possession of the Promised Land provide some important safeguards for the faithfulness needed to follow our Lord. This series of lessons from Deuteronomy focuses on six of these safeguards.
Christian Counter-Culture: The Sermon on the Mount – Wes Aubrey & Others, Fellowship Hall
In an increasingly non-Christian culture, our actions and perspectives must be increasingly counter-cultural. In the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord repeatedly stresses the command to “not be like them” (Matt 6:8a), that is, the culture around us. In this Sermon on the Mount anchored study, we will collectively meditate on small sections of Matthew 5-7 each week and discuss the implications of applying these teachings to our lives. This class will be heavily participative and discussion oriented.
College and Young Adults Class – 1 Thessalonians, Mike Gulley’s Office
Do you ever feel as though your Christian faith has grown stale, that you are withering on the vine when you would rather be flourishing in His service? Impressed by the faithfulness of the Thessalonians in the face of persecution, Paul wrote to encourage the Christians in that community with the goal that they would continue to grow in godliness. With that in mind, Paul taught the people that any spiritual growth would ultimately be motivated by their hope in the ultimate return of Jesus Christ.
OT2: When’s Jesus Coming? Christian Thompson – Youth House
This study is for our middle school students (grades 6-8) and continues our study from last quarter where we saw Jesus through the Pentateuch. This quarter, we will be looking for Jesus through the prophets, as we see the same God weave this incredible, cohesive story that leads to the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. More details here.
Gods at War: The Battle for Your Heart, Barry Boverie/Frank Overcast – Youth House
Teens in grades 9-12 will learn that there are false gods at war within each of us, and they battle for the place of glory and control in our lives. What keeps us from truly following Jesus Christ is that our hearts are pursuing something or someone else like money or popularity. Learn more about how these false gods are trying to win your heart.
Children’s Classes – Lower-level classrooms, 4-K in the loft
This week our kids through grade 5 will review John 3:1-21, with the lesson titled Jesus Told Nicodemus About Eternal Life.
WEDNESDAY EVENING – 7 P.M.
Adults –Hidden Treasures in Our Songs, Mike Gulley– Fellowship Hall, 6 p.m.
Let Mike know your top five hymns or songs to enhance his Wednesday evening lessons and worship services. You can complete a top five form at tomorrow’s service or email Mike at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth – Sermon on the Mount: Living the High Life
Meet in the Youth House. Hangout time at 6 p.m. and class at 7 p.m.
Children – Meet in the fellowship hall with parents. Dismissed to class after announcements. Kids age 2-K are in the loft. Kids in grades 1-5, meet downstairs, classroom #7.
Nursery – The nursery is now staffed on Wednesday evenings for children under 2. Meet in the fellowship hall with parents. Dismissed to nursery after announcements.