Saturday, February 27, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Children’s Ministry Day

Our Children In Action (CIA) spent Saturday cleaning the yard of a church member.  This day is designed to allow the kids to have a hands on project to help others.  Thanks to the kids for a great job and also to the adults who came and gave their support!  Great job everyone!

Monday, February 22, 2010

Special Prayer Request and Reminder

There is a special prayer need to share - Janet W.'s mother is in the hospital with a bowel obstruction.  She has been suffering with health issues for a while now and your prayers for her strength and healing are appreciated.

Also, men, remember Tuesday night at 7:00 PM is the monthly Brotherhood meeting at the home of Scott and Anita B.  All men are invited and encouraged to come.  The church van will leave the church at 6:30 PM for any who would like to ride.

Youth On A Mission

The Azalea City Bike Ride will travel through our area on March 6.  Our church will be a stopping point for the cyclists to rest and have a light refreshment. This is an open opportunity for our youth to minister.  Here are the details:

Here is your mission, if you choose to accept it…

Special Ops #1 – Read the letter below.
Special Ops #2 – Make plans to attend.
Special Ops #3 – Bring a homemade goodie!
Special Ops #4 – Share your love for Jesus!

This is a great chance for our young people to minister to others by providing a smiling face, helpful hands, a loving heart and a Christian environment for these riders to rest and refresh themselves before they finish their journey!

If you can bring some homemade cookies, brownies and even make a cake (sweet talk your Mom!), we will wrap them individually and tape some scripture from the Bible to give the riders a little inspiration and encouragement to finish their ride. Remember… we may be the only “Jesus” that they see! You CAN make a difference in someone’s life!


*Please drop your treats off Saturday March 6th between 8:30am-9:30am or make arrangements for pick up service. See or talk to

Liz H. 

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Youth Events

Date: Friday, March 5, 2010 
Leon County Civic Center   TALLAHASSEE, FL

TIME: 7:00PM COST: $10 @ Door - No Advance Ticket

LINE UP: Third Day, Newsboys, NewSong, Tenth Avenue North, Fireflight, Sidewalk Prophets, Robert Pierre, Revive & Guest Speaker Tony Nolan

Doors open at 6:00PM / Pre-Show approx. 6:20PM
Lights Down approx. 6:55PM / Show Ends approx. 10:20PM

*We will leave the church grounds at promptly 4:30pm!
(Bring your ticket money and money for food/drinks)

This is for youth grades 6 and up, and there is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board.

We should be back at the church by 12:30ish!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Prayer Updates This Week

There were several prayer requests mentioned last night in evening service.  Please be aware of those in our church family that have needs and keep them close in your thoughts and prayers. A phone call, card or kind act of service speaks volumes of love and care.

Several in our church are suffeirng from illness - flu and sinus etc.  
Teresa C.
Latain S.
Mark S.

Margaret T.'s brother is very low in health
Tammy W.'s mother is dealing with a wound that won't heal
Lori - Felton and Mary Lou's daughter will be undergoing radiation treatments soon
Beulah S. is recovering from hand surgery
Kathy F's sister is in ICU awaiting a liver transplant.  She will undergo a tracheotomy today (Monday)

Upcoming this week are
Children In Action
Mission Friends
Youth Bible Study
Business Meeting

Saturday is Children Ministry Day:
children will meet at church at 1:15 to go do a mission/outreach project for a local church member. They may be picked up at 3:30 PM at the church.  Parents are welcome to join!

Children's Ministry Day

Boys and girls of Antioch will discover that they can encourage local residents and help build the kingdom of God when they participate in Children’s Ministry Day 2010 on Saturday, February 20.
Children’s Ministry Day 2010 will give kids an opportunity to minister to people with housing-related needs through a variety of hands-on service projects. On this day, boys and girls from thousands of churches across North America will collectively minister and witness in their communities as they positively impact the lives of others.
Kids of Antioch are planning to meet at the church at 1:15 PM and go to a local church member's home to do some yard work and clean up.  Adults are welcome to come and encourage the kids as they embrace an opportunity to help others. They will be back at the church and ready to be picked up at 3:30 PM.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Friday, February 12, 2010

Buckets Of Hope

Changing a life in Haiti is possible for every Florida Baptist by filling a “Bucket of Hope” for a Haitian family still suffering from the devastating effects of the Jan. 12 earthquake. 

“These ‘Buckets of Hope’ are just one way Florida Baptists can fulfill the mandate of Jesus Christ to feed the hungry in the name of Jesus,” said John Sullivan, executive director-treasurer of the Florida Baptist Convention. “As we are reminded in Matthew 25:45, Jesus tells us, “Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it to one of the least of these, yet did it to me.” (KJV)

For as little as $30, Florida Baptists can purchase a solid color plastic five-gallon bucket from their local Walmart or on the internet and pack it with rice, cooking oil, black beans, flour, sugar, spaghetti noodles and peanut butter. Once the food supplies are used, Haitian families will find multiple everyday uses for the bucket.

In addition Baptists are requested to include a $10 cash contribution, placed in an envelope and attached to the lid of the bucket, to offset the cost of transporting the relief buckets to Haiti.
Before it is shipped to Haiti, each bucket will be labeled with a gospel message in French Creole.

INSTRUCTIONS (Click here for PDF of instructions)

The Bucket:
Purchase a plain 5-gallon solid color plastic bucket—new and unused—and tight-fitting lid from Walmart (UPC #09826250640) or Ace Hardware (Ace #17714) or at this website (The bucket is model #3826 and the lid is model #2287. The price of the bucket is $3.80 a bucket, lids $1.36, plus shipping. Churches may get a discount if purchasing in quantity.)

The Food Items:
Purchase these commercially pre-packaged food items (may be generic or store brand items) Please do not substitute any item listed and do not add anything additional inside the bucket.

2 – 5-pound bags long grain enriched rice
1 – 48-ounce plastic bottle cooking oil
2 – 2-pound bags dry black beans (can substitute with red beans)
1 – 5-pound bag of all-purpose flour (not self-rising)
1 – 20-ounce cylinder container of granulated white sugar (coffee service size)
2 – 1-pound boxes spaghetti noodles
1 – 2-pound 8-ounce (40 oz) plastic jar smooth peanut butter
1 – white kitchen trash-can size plastic bag
      (wrap bottle of cooking oil)

Packing Instructions:
(CLICK HERE to watch video demonstrating packing of Bucket of Hope)

1. As you pack the bucket, pray for the Haitian family that will receive the food.
2. Lay bucket on its side.
3. Place rice packages in bucket. Lay bags side-by-side and flat running in the direction of top to bottom of bucket. Gently compress the bags (without breaking them) as flat as possible to create room for other items.
4. Place bottle of oil inside a clean, unused trash bag and wrap the excess portion of the bag tightly around the bottle. (This is a precaution to protect the foodstuffs should there be leakage or a break in the bottle during transport.)
5. Lay the bottle of oil on top of the rice bags.  ay the wrapped oil container so that the bottom of the bottle is at the bottom of the bucket and is approximately in the center of the bucket.
6. Place the peanut butter jar on one side of the oil.
7. Place the cylinder of sugar on top of the wrapped oil bottle.
8. Place boxes of spaghetti noodles on the other side of the oil bottle.
9. While holding the sugar and peanut butter containers in place, stand bucket upright .
10. Place one bag of black beans down along the inside of the bucket next to the peanut butter.
11. Place bag of flour on its side on top of the peanut butter, gently packing down the flour bag to clear the rim of the bucket.
12. Place second bag of black beans next to the flour on top of the peanut butter.
13. Close lid on the bucket and make sure it is securely closed.
14. Place $10 cash (bills only) into a business size (#10) or smaller envelope. Seal the envelope.  Securely tape the envelope to the lid of the bucket.
15. Take the filled “Bucket of Hope” to your area collection center before March 15, 2010.

This is a great mission opportunity for families, groups or Sunday School Classes.  

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Boys Scout Recognition Day

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Boy Scouts of America, Antioch celebrated Scout Recogntion Sunday.  Our local troop was present and a part of our worship service.  It was a special day for them and for us as they were honored.

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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Youth Christmas Party

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During the Christmas season, Buddy and Liz H. bravely invited the youth group to their home for food and fellowship around the campfire.  Our youth and adults enjoyed a great evening!  Thanks Mr. Buddy and Mrs. Liz ~ you guys are great!!

Monday, February 8, 2010


Received from a recent email - interesting!

If the devil were to write his own beatitudes, they would possibly go something like this:

·       Blessed are those Christians who are TOO TIRED, TOO BUSY, TOO DISTRACTED to spend time with their fellow Christians in church - they are my best candidates to backslide.
Blessed are those Christians who WAIT TO BE ASKED and EXPECT TO BE THANKED - I can use them to slow things down.
  Blessed are those Christians who are TOUCHY, with a bit of luck they may STOP GOING TO CHURCH and get others to quit - they are my missionaries.
Blessed are those Christians who are VERY RELIGIOUS but GET ON EVERYONE'S NERVES - they are my most effective stumbling blocks.
Blessed are those Christians who are TROUBLEMAKERS - they are my best wrecking crew.
Blessed are those Christians who have NO TIME TO PRAY - they are easy prey for me.
Blessed are those Christians who dwell on the negative and KEEP SPREADING TALES OF GOSSIP to others - they will spread dissension among the people which pleases me. Blessed are the GOSSIPERS - for they are my secret agents.
Blessed are those Christians who are COMPLAINERS - they are my best discouragers.
  Blessed are YOU when you read or hear this and THINK IT IS ABOUT OTHER people and not yourself - I've got you!

 Come back tomorrow for a fresh review of the Beatitudes!  God's Way.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

40,000 pounds of rice become 'Bags of Hope' for Haiti

Many in our church gave a donation to provide rice for the victims in Haiti. Here is an update from the Florida Baptist Convention on how this is being used. 

Standing before 40,000 pounds of rice destined for Haiti, a team of Florida Baptists prayed for those who would receive it, asking God’s blessing on their lives that they will come to know Jesus Christ as their redeemer.  

“This is more than rice; it's hope,” said Craig Culbreth, director of the Partnership Missions Department of the Florida Baptist Convention.

“This isn’t just food for a day, but will give the Haitians substance and energy to go forward. Many of them have lost their will.” 

Each of the 100-pound bags was donated by a $20 gift from individual Florida Baptists as they seek to help victims in quake-ravaged Haiti. For $20, Florida Baptists can purchase a 100-pound bag of rice to feed a Haitian family of four for a month.  

Since the earthquake first hit, Florida Baptists have distribute rice three times to nearly 15 Haiti communities from centralized locations. CMBH pastors arrive at the locations to gather rice for their own communities. The Florida Baptist team is in position for another four distribution efforts.

Thank you for your generous donations and continued prayers for Haiti.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Prayer Requests

Here are a few prayer requests to share for this week:

Elizabeth O's brother in law has a blood infection.  Please keep him and his family in prayer as they are preparing to move when he recovers

Beulah S. had surgery today on her hand and is at home recovering.

Ida D's son will have a heart catherization tomorrow (Tuesday).  Please pray that it goes well.

Kathy F.'s sister who recently had bypass surgery is experiencing some complications.  She has developed an infection and is back in ICU.  Please keep her lifted up in prayer.

Remember the Wednesday night Family Meal and Prayer this week!

Bring enough food for your family and a little extra to share and let's enjoy a great time of fellowship together followed by ministries for the entire family.  The meal begins at 6:00 PM.