CHILI COOKOFF IS THIS SUNDAY EVENING
Join in on the fellowship, food, and fun at the chili cookoff this Sunday, Feb. 5. We will begin in the auditorium at 5:30 p.m. with a devotional from our youth. Families with last names A – J bring desserts. If your last name is K – S, bring sandwiches. Last names T – Z bring chips or other snack items.
CHURCH DIRECTORY ALMOST READY
You should have received an email on Thursday with a semi-final version of the directory. Please review your information to be sure your phone and email are correct. If you see changes that need made, Cindy will be in the lobby Sunday morning to add your updates. You can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOLLOW THE BOA VISTA MISSION TEAM ON INSTAGRAM
Stay connected to what’s happening with our Boa Vista mission team by following them on Instagram – @igrejadecristoboavista.
LOVE ROCKs SPECIAL CLASS AND SERVICE PROJECT THIS WEDNESDAY
Instead of our normal Wednesday evening class, children fifth grade and younger will have a special class devoted to learning about love! We will learn how God loves us and share love through a service project for the Child Focus organization. All kids should go directly to the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. We kindly ask that parents stay with children under age 2.
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.
PRIME TIMERS MEETING THURSDAY, FEB. 9
Prime Timers meet the second Thursday of each month for fellowship, friendship and activity planning. Meetings begin in the fellowship hall at 10:30 with many members heading to lunch together (self-pay) afterward. While Prime Timers are generally 60 plus, everyone is invited to attend.
LIFE MINISTRY INITIAL PLANNING ON FEB. 12
We are excited to launch a new outreach and service ministry honoring the sanctity of life called Life Ministry. This is in the initial planning stages, and we are looking for those interested to join us for a brief meeting on February 12 in the blue room following services. Please see Chelsea Peters or Barry Boverie for more information.
BOOK CLUB MEETS TUESDAY, FEB. 14
This month’s book is The Lady’s Mine by Francine Rivers. Meeting will be Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Bob Evans in Eastgate. March’s selection will be The Book of Lost Names by Kristin Harmel.
DON’T REMEMBER YOUR CCB LOGIN DETAILS?
If you can’t remember your Church Community Builder (CCB) login information, or maybe you haven’t gotten yours yet, please email the office at email@example.com to receive a reset link.
SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
The Sunday Evening Bible Study is taking a break during the cold weather and will resume on Sunday, March 5.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class begins at 9 a.m. – Why We Trust the Old Testament, Part 2
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – Church Vital Signs: Godly Leadership
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FEBRUARY PRAYER FOCUS
“May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us – yes, establish the work of our hands.” – Psalms 90:17 NIV. Remember in our daily prayers to seek God’s favor and blessing of our work to establish it for His glory.
- Tom Hagan was taken to the hospital for testing on Wednesday.
- Chelsea Peters requests prayers for Liz and Billy Hicks. Liz was diagnosed last week with early-stage uterine cancer. Billy is still in the hospital from an accident months ago where he fell from a tree and is dealing with paralysis.
- Marcy Wesley fell and broke her shoulder down to her elbow.
- Mary and Wayne Sullivan are struggling with health issues and Kevin Sullivan is having issues with his heart.
PRAY FOR OUR EXPECTING MOTHERS: Jessica Gillespie, due May 23, and Chelsea Whitaker, due in early July.
Submit prayer requests online through CCB, which also go directly to all of the elders, or email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Chili Cookoff – Sunday, Feb. 5, 5:30 p.m.
- Prime Timers Meeting – Thursday, Feb. 9, 10:30 a.m.
- Mid-Western Gala – Friday, Feb. 10, 5:30 p.m.
- Ladies Book Club – Tuesday, Feb. 14, 6 p.m. @ Bob Evans, Eastgate
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
- Love ROCKs Valentine Party & Class – Wednesday, Feb. 8, 7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
- Sports N’ Stuff – Saturday, Feb. 11, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
- Winterfest: High School Student Retreat in Gatlinburg, TN – Friday, Feb. 18 – Sunday Feb. 20
Adults – WhyWe Trust the Old Testament (Part 2),Kevin Stewart, auditorium.
This second class in the series will explore some of the many archaeological and historical evidences that prove the veracity of the Old Testament. The presentation will include many interesting pictures of archaeological artifacts that confirm the writings in the Bible. These sessions will focus particularly on Joseph and Moses in Egypt and the conquest of the Promised Land.
College and Young Adults Class –Colossians, Mike Gulley’s Office
For Paul, the nature of Jesus as Creator and Redeemer was nonnegotiable. He focuses on Christ as being sovereign and over all things. As such, Jesus is also Head over the church. He has reconciled all things to Himself through His death on the cross, making believers alive to God and setting them on the path to right living.
OT1: Where’s Jesus? Joe Pauley/Ben Painter – Youth House
For kids in grades 6-8. Sometimes is difficult for us to see and understand that the God of the Old Testament and the God of the New Testament is the same. The truth is, not only is He the same God but scripture as a whole is telling the same cohesive story. In this study, we will be looking at part one of our journey of seeing Jesus throughout the Old Testament.
Deal or No Deal, Mike Gulley/Dan Moore – Youth House
For teens in grades 9 and 10, Deal or No Deal is a study of the various covenants in scripture and the God who made them. Throughout this study, we strive to establish the importance of covenants in our lives today as well as understand God’s role and usage of covenants throughout scripture.
Bible v. World, Don Moore – Youth House
For teens in grades 11 and 12, the purpose of Bible V. World is to provide a strong, biblical foundation on some of life’s more difficult topics or struggles. The aim is to help strengthen/prepare the students before the next step of the journey in life.
Children’s Classes – Lower-level classrooms, 4-K in the loft
This week’s lesson for our children through grade 5 comes from Nehemiah 1-7, Nehemiah Rebuilt the Walls.
Adults –YourSpiritual Battle: We Are At WAR, Monty Gillespie, teacher.
There is a WAR raging around us. In fact, we are caught up in the battle unaware…. it is a war of ideas. You and your church are under attack. We will explore the enemy’s weapons and discuss our action plans. Class will be held in the auditorium through the end of February.
Youth – Sermon on the Mount: Living the High Life
Meet in the Youth House this week for Hangout Time at 6 p.m. and class at 7 p.m.
Children – Instead of our normal Wednesday evening class, children fifth grade and younger will have a special class devoted to learning about love! All kids should go directly to the Fellowship Hall at 7 p.m. We kindly ask that parents stay with children under age 2.
Nursery – The nursery is now staffed on Wednesday evenings for children under 2. Meet in the auditorium with parents. Dismissed to nursery after announcements