MARCH MISSIONS SPOTLIGHT – ‘GOD’S PLAN’
Jason Moore and Mission Clinics International star in the documentary “God’s Plan” about the successful completion of the project in Panama. Watch the full documentary on YouTube.
Spring officially begins on March 20, which means it’s time to plan your garden. Stop by the table in the lobby to talk with Glenda Neff about reserving your plot in the church community garden.
HELP RESTOCK THE PANTRY AT IPM
We are collecting food for the Inter Parish Ministries (IPM) food pantry through March 26. The pantry would like our church to focus on bringing canned fruit, peanut butter, granola bars, single-serve mac and cheese, and single-serve ravioli. Our goal is to fill 30 boxes with pantry supplies!
There will be no church team volleyball on March 17 St. Patrick’s Day. They will play again on March 24, with the last game night being March 31.
CLEANING FOR MEMBERS WHO CAN’T
Several women from our Ladies Bible Study have helped clean houses for church members while they have been sick or incapacitated. There is a sign-up sheet in the lobby if you would be willing to help when these situations arise. You can also complete this form to put your name on the list. Questions? Email email@example.com or talk to Judy Johnson.
NO FOOLIN’ ROCKs EGG HUNT IS APRIL 1
Kids in grades 5 and under are invited to hunt eggs at the church on Saturday, April 1 at 10 a.m. The ROCKs crew needs candy donations to fill the eggs. Please leave donations of individually wrapped candy in the bin beside the office door by March 26.
SUNDAY EVENING BIBLE STUDY
Sunday Evening Bible Study is held each week in the auditorium at 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.
IT’S TEA TIME, LADIES!
All ladies are invited to the Ladies Luncheon Tea on Saturday, March 25 at 10 a.m. Spring attire, hats, gloves, pearls are suggested, but not required, as we fellowship and reflect on how the Lord can “Fill my cup” (Psalm 23:5-6). RSVP online or stop by the table in the lobby. This is your last opportunity to sign up before the event.
JESSICA GILLESPIE BABY SHOWER APRIL 2
Baby Gillespie is due to arrive May 23, and the shower for Jessica will be Sunday, April 2 at noon in the fellowship hall. Everyone is invited! It would be a great blessing to the couple to gift them the stroller/car seat combo, which is a larger, more expensive purchase. Please let Shara Aubrey know if you would like to participate in the group gift. If you already have your own gift or want to go on your own, that is fine as well. Any money collected beyond the cost of the stroller would be used for a gift card to purchase other baby essentials.
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.
If you cannot join us in person this Sunday, please join through our YouTube livestream.
- Bible class begins at 9 a.m. – The Teaching of 2 Peter
- Worship service starts at 10 a.m. – Missions: Knowing the Why
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MARCH PRAYER FOCUS
Missions – pray that God will open doors for us to proclaim clearly the mystery of Christ. “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. And pray for us, too, that God may open a door for our message, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ, for which I am in chains. Pray that I may proclaim it clearly, as I should.” – Colossians 4:2-4 NIV.
- Erma Williams’s mother, Jenny Woodruff, passed away Tuesday, March 15. Services will be held March 18 in Danville, WV. For complete details, please see her online obituary.
- Odell Hoskins, former member and brother of Arlie, has moved to hospice care for his final days. Please keep Arlie, Wanda, and the entire Hoskins family in your prayers.
- Fran Johnson’s knee replacement surgery was successful, and she is recovering at home.
- Wayne Johnson’s mother is recovering from surgery for her broken hip.
- Pam Wanninger’s procedure for pain has so far not helped.
- Chelsea Peters requests prayers for her friend Liz Hicks who has begun chemotherapy
- Continue to keep the Tucker and Tegge families in your prayers as they try to cope after the passing of Laura.
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.
Submit prayer requests online through CCB, which also go directly to all of the elders, or email the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Piecemakers – Saturday, March 18, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (lunch included)
- Ladies Luncheon Tea – Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.
- Jessica Gillespie Baby Shower – Sunday, April 2, noon
ROCKs events are for children ages 1 through grade 5. Children are encouraged to bring friends to all ROCKs fun activities!
- ROCKs Egg Hunt – Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m.
Youth Group is for young people in grades 6 through 12. Youth are encouraged to invite friends to participate in studies and activities.
SUNDAY MORNING CLASSES – BEGIN AT 9 A.M.
The Teaching of Second Peter – Jim Davis,auditorium
God spoke to us through Peter’s life, his eyewitness testimony to Jesus, and two edifying letters that are full of both warning and hope, instruction and promise. This class will focus on the teaching of Peter’s second letter with the aim that we would “grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” (2 Pet 3:18).
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.
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
Jesus Was Baptized is the title for our lesson this week for kids through grade 5. The children will study scripture from Matthew 3:1-17 and Mark 1:1-11.
Adults –Amos and Micah, Tom Painter and Ben Painter – Fellowship Hall
Although Amos and Micah don’t get a lot of attention in Bible studies, these classes will show how relevant the prophets’ messages are to our society. Tom and Ben will also provide the historic and geographic context to help make sense of these two Old Testament books.
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.