Friday, July 31, 2009

Got Weekend Plans??

This weekend promises to be full of activites and opportunities at Antioch.
Friday night the softball team will have an end of the season get together. All team members and families are invited to celebrate with a time of food and fellowship Friday night at 6:00 at the church fellowship hall. Remember to wear your shirts and bring a covered food dish!
Saturday morning beginning at 8:00, the youth will host a car wash and bbq lunch at Cheek and Scott. You are invited to stop by and get a clean car and take home a bbq sandwich, chips and dessert. The youth are working to help with the cost of upcoming youth camp.
Sunday after church, the children's mission group will be going to lunch and then for a time of bowling. They should return to the church around 3:30 PM. Please contact Lisa K. if you need further information.

Make church and church ministries a part of your lifestyle!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Youth At Work

Last Sunday was a special day at Antioch. Our mission team returned and ministered in song together:
The rest of the service was filled with testimonies of God's work in West VA. and in the lives of the team.

Following the service, the youth hosted a salad and potato bar. They are seeking to raise funds t attend youth camp in August.

There were many youth there who worked hard:

Many people stayed to support the luncheon.

They helped prepare, serve and also clean up:

We have a great group of teenagers and they appreciate your support!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Brotherhood Report

Last night the Brotherhood (men's ministry) met at Mike M's home for a time of prayer and encouragement. A total of 21 men came out - Praise the Lord!! Joe R. spoke to the men a gave a wonderful testimony of God's faithfulness. The next Brotherhood meeting will be August 25 and more details will be forthcoming.
Please pray for the Brotherhood ministry as our men strive to be godly leaders in our homes, church and community.

Proverbs 27:17 - As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Men's Softball - True Winners

Our men and boys joined the church softball league this spring. The competition was fierce and although statistically our team did not do well - they are true winners. They carried themselves with dignity and integrity through some rough game losses. They kept their heads up and held on to good attitudes. "You learn more about yourself through losses than through wins".
Antiochs's fans cheered and encouraged them through the season and enjoyed the fellowship and sport of men's softball. Our fans are the best!!
Friday night July 31, there will be an end of season get together for the team and their families at the church at 7:00 PM. Please pass the word around to our team. This will be a covered dish meal and a great time of fellowship!

Brotherhood Prayer Meeting

The Brotherhood (Men's Ministry) is moving forward and our church is excited to see this ministry grow. Tuesday night at 7:00 a cottage prayer meeting will be held at Mike M's home for all men. All men are invited and encouraged to come, seek the Lord in prayer and enjoy fellowship and encouragement to be godly leaders of our homes and church.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Mission Team Returns

Our mission team is traveling home today (Friday), please keep them in your prayers for a safe trip!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Children's Missions Activity

The Childrens Missions had an end of the year party planned in May which had been postponed. This has been rescheduled for Sunday August 2. Plans are for the children to go after church to Pizza Hut for lunch then to the bowling alley for a time of fun and games together. Kids will return to the church around 3:30 PM. Please see Lisa K. if you would like more information.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Youth Salad/Potato Bar

This Sunday promises to be a special day in the house of the Lord! The mission team which is scheduled to return Friday night will be sharing about how the Lord ministered and testimonies of things through the week. There will be a special DVD highlighting events through the week. You will be blessed by seeing and hearing the mission team.

Following the service the youth are hosting a salad/potato bar. You are encouraged to stay and enjoy a delicious lunch consisting of a hearty salad and baked potato loaded with your favorite toppings - butter, sour cream, cheese, green onions, bacon and chives. Drink and dessert are also included in the lunch. Donations are being received to assist with the expense of the upcoming youth camp the teens will be attending in August.

Please plan to encourage our mission team with your attendance and support our youth. Thanks for your support!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Special Prayer Requests

There are a couple of prayer needs to share for some in our church family.
Eva H. had surgery today. Your prayers for a good recovery will be appreciated.
One of the families in our church is undergoing some very difficult circumstances. Your prayers for the family, for wisdom and God's grace and strength to be with them and your love and support for them are needed.
Remember our mission trip as they are in the midst of working on various ministry areas - prayer walking, witnessing, VBS etc..
Colossians 3:13 -14 "Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection."

Monday, July 20, 2009

Pray For Mission Team

This week our mission team will begin work in West Virginia. Each team member received a prayer card to share:

Dear Church Family,

This week over 45 people are on a mission trip to West Virginia doing mission work in various areas to help this church and this community. Would you please pray for the team each day that God would grant safety and success on this trip and that in all things, Jesus would be exalted. Please pray for the salvation of many.

Thank you in Jesus' name,

Antioch's Mission Team

Pastor Dave and Caroline

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Prayer For Pastor Day 7

Pray for God's anointing.

  • Strength in leadership.
  • Passion in preaching.
  • Fruit and joy in ministry.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Prayer For Pastor Day 6

Pray for your pastor's purity.

  • Pure motives.
  • Pure thoughts life and faithfulness.
  • Pure commitment to complete integrity.

Friday, July 17, 2009

West Virginia Bound...

With missions on their mind. Our mission team left out early this morning for a week-long mission trip to West Virginia.

Please keep them in your prayers for safe travel today and for a great week as they share help and hope to a local church and community in West Virginia.

Prayer For Pastor Day 5

Pray for our pastor's spiritual growth:

  • A heart for God and the lost.
  • Fresh biblical insights.
  • Personal devotions not related to sermon preparation.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Prayer For Pastor Day 4

Pray for our pastor's health:

  • Protection of body and mind.
  • An extra portion of stamina and strength.
  • Commitment to stress-releasing activity.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Youth Car Wash

The youth will be having a car wash Saturday at 8:00 AM at First Federal (across from the Ford dealership). The youth are working to help with the expenses of youth camp. You are encouraged to drop by and get a great car wash and also help support our youth!

Pastor Prayer Day 3

Pray for your pastor's ministry focus:

  • Clear vision.
  • Commitment to biblical priorities.
  • Remain true to God-given gifts and strengths.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Pastor Prayer Day 2

Pray for wisdom for our pastor:

  • The mind of Christ.
  • Godly decision making.
  • Understanding of biblical truth.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Pastor Prayer Day 1

Pray for our pastor's family:

  • God's peace and protection.
  • A growing, live relationship with family.
  • A commitment to quality and quantity time together.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Week of Prayer For Our Pastor

This week our church will celebrate Bro. Dave's 8th ministry anniversary. We are thankful for his and Caroline's ministry here at Antioch and for their love, service and devotion.
One of the best ways to share our love and support is through prayer. During this week posts will be shared for specific ways to lift our pastor up in prayer. Please visit the blog frequently this week!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

This Week At VBS...

Here are a few pictures of VBS which finishes up tonight (Thursday).

Some puppet friends stopped by the nursery for a visit. "E" loved them!!!
Music class...

Our special visitor - Iggy...

Strolling along the train tracks!

Mission Class...

Bible Class...

Bible Class...

Pre-K class...

Make plans to attend Family Night - Sunday night at 6:00 PM!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Boomerang Express Rolls On

This week our kids are on board the Boomerang Express where they are learning how everything comes back to Jesus. It has been a great week so far, many children are attending and learning. VBS will continue Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6:00 - 9:00 PM. Thank you to all who are involved to help make this week a success.

Sunday night will be Family Night beginning at 6:00. During the evening service, the kids will share what they have learned through the week and parents will be able to tour the classrooms and see the creations the kids have made! Following the service there will be a time of refreshments in the fellowship hall. Church family is asked to provide finger foods to share.

In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. I John 4:9

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Around the Church...

Here are a few happy things to share...around the church...
Lisa and Lowell are expecting a baby BOY! Congratulations to their happy family. Lowell is recovering from a bout of pneumonia, please keep him in your prayers.
Buddy and Liz spent a few days relaxing on a vacation get-a-way! Hope they come back relaxed and refreshed.

Although every birthday is special, last week we had two "special age" birthdays. You know those ages that are milestones in life..Anita B. turned 30! Her husband Scott invited the church to celebrate with them Wednesday night with cake and refreshments. Everyone enjoyed the celebration and wishes Anita a great year!
Matt F. turned 18 last week and entered the world of adults!
Hanna R. will turn 15 this week and will enter the driving world!
The Boomerang Express is pushing full steam ahead this week. If you have not been a part of Vacation Bible School, you are missing a treat. Make plans to come this week. Thank you to all who are helping out and making this year's VBS a success!
Around the church is a way to share with one another happy things going on in the lives of the church family! If you have some news to share, please email Joyce and we will celebrate with you!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy July 4th...

“Fear God and honor the government.”
-1 Peter 2:17 (TLB)
On this Independence Day we should be on our knees thanking God for all He has given us. The United States is a country in which everyone has an equal opportunity. Thank God for a country where there is no caste or class to keep a man from going to the top. If a man has a will to work and study, he can go ahead regardless of his background. In addition, thank God, He has given us freedom of religion. Whatever you may believe, no one can close your church because your religion does not coincide with his. A few people meeting in a small, out-of-the-way shack, worshiping God as they believe in Him, have the same right to religious freedom as the people who worship God in the great cathedrals on the avenues of our greatest cities.
Prayer for the day
Thank You, God, for allowing me to live in the greatest, grandest, and most free land the world has ever known.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Pastor Prayer Day 1

Pray for our pastor's family.

  • For God's peace and protection.
  • A growing relationship with family.
  • A commitment to quality and quantity time together.

Youth Dates

Our youth are planning to attend Youth Camp in August. The cost will be $100 per child and some fund raisers are being planned. Here are a few dates to place on the calendar for the youth:
  • July 12 - deadline for deposit for youth camp
  • July 18 - Car Wash at First Federal 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • July 26 - Potato/Salad Bar after church service
  • July 26 - Money due from scratch-off card fund raiser
  • August 1 - Car Wash/BBQ Dinner at Cheek & Scott 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • August 9 - Deadline for Night of Joy tickets
  • August 10-13 - Youth Camp, St. George Island
  • September 11 - Night of Joy - Orlando
Additional fundraisers and service projects are in the planning stages. Only those who attend and work the fundraisers will receive credit towards their costs. All youth should make every effort to participate in service projects and attend church services at least 2 Sundays a month to maintain eligibility for trips and activities. Please see Danell F. if you need further information.