News -- for the week of January 6 - 12, 2019
I am getting excited about some things we have in store for 2020 that I hope you will participate in this year. First, we have started a Bible Reading plan together as a church. Scripture tells us, “Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on his law he meditates day and night (Psalm 1:1-2 ESV).” Knowing the Bible is a key part of growing in our relationship with the Lord and in building up and encouraging fellow believers in pursuit of God. There is still time to get a Bible reading plan and join with those of us who have already started. Beginning on February 16 on Sunday evenings at 5:00 p.m., I will start teaching a class on how to better study your Bible that I hope you will plan on attending.
The deacons and I are going start a visitation program in the next few months as well. We will be trying to reach out to visitors in our church and others in the community who God leads us to see. If you have a neighbor or friend who is an unbeliever or anyone you think would benefit from a pastoral visit, please let me know. We hope to see the lost in our community come to know Jesus as Savior and Lord. Pray that the Lord blesses us with gospel opportunities.
If you would like to have your child included, please call the office. We will have a meal for the families of these precious children. Please be in prayer for this special day in the life of our church.
As the church is diving head first into the Read The Bible In a Year plan, I wanted to connect the students with that as well. So we are going to start a new series called Dwell this Wednesday night. Throughout this series, we are going to be talking about how important it is to have the word of God dwell in us and how that should impact our lives. We are going to use this series to push the students to begin the reading plan and talk about each week’s reading with them. I am excited to see how God will use this in the lives of our church and our student ministry!
In the next month or so, we are going to start having some students and adults that have gone to Street Reach in the past come into Sunday School classes & speak for 5 or so minutes about why they loving going to Street Reach. Instead of fundraisers every other month, we are going to challenge each Sunday School class to sponsor at least 2 students/adults. The cost for someone to go to Street Reach is $250. Last year we raised enough to pay for every student, but this year I would love to raise enough to pay for every single person, student & adult, to go & serve! Please begin praying about it, & if you can, give generously!
”I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the Lord.” Psalm 122:1
Thank you all for a great day of worship. I especially want to thank the praise band and the choir. Don't forget, rehearsals resume this Wednesday. 5:00 for children's choir and 7:30 for the adult choir. We will begin Easter in the next few weeks. There are a few new musicals available. Easter Sunday is April 12. As I said in last weeks article, now is a great time for you to join the choir. We are starting fresh with new songs (and a few "oldies but goodies)." We'll see you Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Blessings to you all,
GriefShare, a 13 week video based grief support group, will begin its next cycle on January 21 at 6:00. It will meet once a week in the Fellowship Hall.
Please let any leader (Lisa Riels, Stephanie Hollis, Linda Tucker) or Deedee Ellis at the office if you would like to attend. We are also willing to reach out and contact others who may need this service but are not familiar with our church, please pass their information to us.
The workbook is $15.00 with scholarships available upon request.
The sessions are “self-contained” so they do not have to be seen in sequence. Therefore, you are welcome to begin attending our GriefShare group at any point.
Meets Each Wednesday Night!! Supper at 5:30. Pick-up at 7:30
Please contact Kristin to help in any way.
Thanks to the following:
Jan. 8: Sandra Dorman & Vicky Rial
Jan. 15: Sandra Morton, Stacy Harriman
Jan. 22: Brandi Poole, Clay Poole
Jan. 29: Tracy & David Streeter
Calling all Children…..
$25 Deposit due February 2nd
Reserve your spot today!! Click this link for more information
2020 Calendar Prep
Committee Chairs…..Don’t forget to get dates of tentative activities planned by your committee to Bro. Ty.
We are trying to prepare a calendar to have less overlapping of events.
Your Outreach Committee
The Outreach Committee will be feeding the area first responders on Monday, January 20th from 5:30 - 7:00 in the ROC.
Volunteers to help with this event would be very much appreciated so please call Andrew Hartshorn at 870-853-7937. We also need ladies to bake cakes for the desserts, please contact Stacey Harriman at 662-803-2772.
January 19th is the first
2nd Sunday Dinner
at the fairgrounds for 2020.
Menu includes: Cajun Roaster Pork Loin (not hot), Justin Wilson’s Dirty Rice, Country-style Butterpeas, Cheesy Bread, dessert and drink for only a $10 donation. Dine in or Carry out available.
Call Sandra Dorman for more details.
Locking & Lights
Since Pearl is not able to unlock & lock the doors & turn off lights anymore, we need everyone’s help in turning off lights. Every Sunday, there are many classrooms with the lights left on. You can be a big help to those who are locking doors. If you are the last one out of a room, turn the lights off!
To write to Ralph Parker: Ralph Parker
c/o Amanda Stewart
3036 Blossom Trail Lane
Franklin, TN 37064
To write to Dean Nelson: Dean Nelson
674 E. Main St., Apt. 233
Hendersonville, TN 37075
January 12, 2019
Ushers: Todd Callaway, Chair; Larry Dorman, Jackie Lauhon, Brian Rabb, Dane Weindorf, Ben Rabb, Brent Harrod, Kevin Norton, Reid Harrod, Blake Higginbotham
January 12: Brenda & Randi
January 19: Ryan & Donnie Joe
Deacons On Call
Jack Shell 853-6457
Mike Stanley 853-7100
Bryan Hollis 853-7383
December 30, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Sunday School - 142
Budget Offering — $15,732.00
Z U M B A F I T N E S S C L A S S E S
Zumba Strong -- Mondays at 5:30p
Thursdays -- Zumba 5:30pm
Gentle Yoga -- 6:30pm
Each class includes a short devotional and prayer circle.
Everyone is invited at attend. Beginners Welcome. Cost is $3 per class.