Wednesday, June 30, 2010

July 4th Cook-Out

There will be a July 4th celebration Sunday at the church from 5:00-7:00 PM.  There will be games - volleyball, sack races etc. along with hamburgers and hot dogs from the grill and a time to pre-register for Vacation Bible School.  What a great opportunity to relax and enjoy some great fellowship with the church family.

Please make plans to attend and bring a covered food dish complimentary to hamburgers and hot dogs, or a dessert. 

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Church Softball Is In Full Swing….

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Brotherhood Meeting Tonight...

Men and boys are invited to the Brotherhood meeting tonight at 7:00 at the home of Kevin and Tammy C.  A cook out is planned with ribs, chicken and sausage from the grill along with the fixings and dessert.  Along with the great food there will be some great fellowship and an encouraging devotion for the men as they strive to be the men God called them to be. So, men, come on out!

*If you are planning to attend the viewing tonight, please feel free to come afterwards. 

Monday, June 28, 2010


The arrangements have been set for the sister of Kathy F.  The viewing will be tomorrow (Tuesday) at Daniels from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.  The funeral will be Wednesday at 10:00 AM at Pine Grove Methodist Church.  There will be a lunch for the family following the service. 

The church family is always so gracious in ministering with the food needs.  The family does not have a need for food at the home, but you are welcome to bring a food dish to the kitchen at Pine Grove Wednesday morning for the family lunch.  Your love, support and prayers are appreciated.

Prayer Request

Many of you have been praying and keeping up with the condition of Kathy F.'s sister for many months.  It is with sorrow that we share that she passed away early this morning.  We will update with the arrangements when they are made, but you are encouraged to keep Kathy and the family in your thoughts and prayers.

Upcoming This Week

There is a full week of activities this week for Antioch's church family!  Softball games this week will be tonight (Monday) at 7:00 PM and Thursday at 8:15 PM.  Brotherhood will meet Tuesday night at 7:00 PM at the home of Kevin and Tammy C. and will enjoy a cook out complete with ribs, grilled chicken, sausage and the fixings!  All men and boys are invited.  Don't forget mid week service on Wednesday at 7:00 PM and the July 4th Cook-out and VBS pre-registration on Sunday from 5:00-7:00 PM.  Lets' stay connected and enjoy the summer activities!

Monday:  Softball 7:00 PM
Tuesday:  Brotherhood Cook-Out 7:00 PM
Wednesday:  Mid Week Service 7:00 PM
Thursday:  Softball 8:15 PM
Sunday:  July 4 Cook-Out - 5:00 PM

Then VBS will start Monday - July 5! 

Friday, June 25, 2010

Funny For the Day

"Therefore, whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
And who ever welcomes a little child like this in my name welcomes me. “


Johnny's Mother looked out the window and noticed him "playing church" with their cat.

He had the cat sitting quietly and he was preaching to it. She smiled and went about her work. A while later she heard loud meowing and hissing and ran back To the open window to see Johnny baptizing the cat in a tub of water.

She called out, "Johnny, stop that! The cat is afraid of water!"

Johnny looked up at her and said, "He should have thought about that before he joined my church."


Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fun At Camp

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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Morning at Camp Sonrise

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Father’s Day Breakfast

Sunday morning, a breakfast was held to celebrate Father’s Day and honor our men.  A delicious breakfast was served and everyone enjoyed some great fellowship and a great devotion on the power of a father.  Thank you ladies for a wonderful breakfast!

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Monday, June 21, 2010

The Campers Have Arrived

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This Week...

There are three softball games this week!  The team will play Monday night at 9:00 PM, Tuesday night at 8:15 PM and Friday night at 7:45 PM.  Last week was a great week of ball as we won both games.  This week we face some tough opponenets and our team is a bit short of players.  Your encouragement is needed to keep our team going strong! 

Please also remember that this week is Camp Sonrise, where we have several of our children and adults enjoying a week of summer camp.  Please pray that through the fun and fellowship, God's Spirit will speak to the hearts and lives of each child. 

Remember, let's look to the needs of one another and encourage one another daily!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

For the Dads...

Bible Quotes for Fathers about Raising Children

In honor of the fact that Father’s Day is fast approaching, here are sixteen principals about being a Dad that we should remember from scripture:

All good parenting begins with a fear of the Lord.

In the fear of the LORD one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge. [Proverbs 14:26 ESV]

Fathers set the tone for their household. Make sure your God is at the center of your family.

And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the LORD, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” [Joshua 24:15 ESV]

The chief job of a father is to teach his kids biblical wisdom at all times.

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. [Deuteronomy 6:6-9 ESV]

Always remember that children are a blessing from God.

Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate. [Psalms 127:3-5 ESV]

Find your parenting strength in God.

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” [Joshua 1:9 ESV]

Teach your children to lead their live based on a biblical worldview.

Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. [Proverbs 22:6 ESV]

The way you lead your life can be a blessing to your kids. Lead a godly life.

The righteous who walks in his integrity– blessed are his children after him! [Proverbs 20:7 ESV]

A good father disciplines his son out of love and with love.

My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the LORD reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights. [Proverbs 3:11-12 ESV]

Do not provoke your children.

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. [Ephesians 6:4 ESV]

Parenting is a temporary stewardship. Marriage is forever. The best thing you can do for your kids is to be a good husband.
Therefore a man shall leave his father and his mother and hold fast to his wife, and they shall become one flesh. [Genesis 2:24 ESV]

God cares about the relationship between fathers and their kids.
And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.” [Malachi 4:6 ESV]

For more of this article see:  Bible Verses For Father's Day

Friday, June 18, 2010

Youth Service

Last Sunday evening, our youth group did the ministering the entire service.  They rose to the challenge of leading in prayer, praise and preaching.  They shared a powerful skit about the power of sin and the freedom that only Christ can bring and was a great reminder to us how to be sensitive to the needs of those around us.

Some youth led in the singing and a few gave a word of encouragement from the Bible.  We are proud of our youth and the way the Lord is working in their lives.  We are looking for great things to come from them!

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