Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Sunday Morning Fellowship

This Sunday morning, we will try something a little different.  At 9:15 AM, there will be a fellowship time, over coffee and breakfast food, in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome to come and enjoy this special time together....before Sunday School!

5th Sunday Night Sing, Peanuts and Ice Cream!

This Sunday night at 6:00 PM will be a 5th Sunday Night Sing and Testimony Time.  Be encouraged to share a talent, a testimony or a Scripture God has placed on your heart which will bless others.

Following the sing will be our annual boiled peanuts and homemade ice cream fellowship.  If you have an ice cream churn, please consider making some homemade ice cream to share!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Here are a few prayer requests and updates from around the church family.

  • Flowie R. is in the hospital with a possible intestinal infection
  • Ryan W. is home from the hospital, still seeking a diagnosis to see what is causing his health issues
  • Janet W's mom - she is also home from the hospital, many decisions must be made regarding her health.  Please pray for wisdom and peace
  • Jeanelle C. had cataract surgery, but is recovering well.
  • Mission team will leave Friday for a week of mission ministry in Kentucky

Your thoughts, prayers and support are a blessing to the church family.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

VBS–It’s A Great Week!

VBS is in full swing!  Here are some scenes from our week. 

Remember Family Night is Friday beginning at 6:30 PM with a light meal – program will follow.  Please plan to bring a finger food or dessert to share.



Brotherhood - Men's Meeting

On Tuesday July 17, the Suwannee Baptist Association Brotherhood will hold it's meeting at Antioch.  A meal will be served at 6:30 PM followed by a program featuring Dr. Jim Gurth from Florida Men of Integrity. 

A little bit about FMI:

Florida Men of Integrity (FMI) is a volunteer network of men throughout Florida whose purpose is to provide support and encouragement to pastors, men’s ministry leaders, and denominational leaders in their ministry to and through men in their local churches.

The Vision of FMI is to see an effective disciple-making ministry to men in every willing church in Florida.

The Mission of FMI is to encourage and support pastors, men’s ministry leaders, denominational leaders in equipping men to become godly husbands, fathers, and men of integrity in their homes, workplace, churches, and community by providing training, information and resources.

The Task of FMI is to provide effective training, ministry, information, and appropriate resources to the local churches of Florida.

All men are welcome and encouraged to come enjoy this event.

Jesus Said...I AM...

Seven "I AM" statements from the book of John

{Some Jesus statements to tuck into the heart and start believing~

"I AM the Bread of Life." Jesus, I will trust You to meet every hunger pang and satisfy every craving of my heart. I will turn to You and I will not be in want.

"I AM the Light of the World." Jesus, I trust You to illuminate the darkness and I choose to walk by faith, not by sight. I need not rely on my own understanding.

"I AM the Door." Jesus, I trust You to be my security, my safety, and to provide my "good pasture." I will not seek my own grazing grounds but will trust You to lead me beside still waters.

"I AM the Good Shepherd." Jesus, I need not be my own guide or shepherd. Rather, I will listen to and follow Your voice.

"I AM the Resurrection and Life." Jesus, I trust You to raise the dead, smelly places within me to new life. I will not rely upon my own self-righteousness or good deeds.

"I AM the Way, Truth, and Life." Jesus, I trust You to be the Way when there is none, to speak Truth in a world of noise and turmoil, and to be my very Life.

"I AM the Vine." Jesus, I trust You to nourish my soul, to provide the succor and sustainence necessary to produce fruit.

{References: John 6:35, 8:12, 10:9, 10:11. 11:25-26, 14:6, 15:5}

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Prayer Requests For This Week

Please keep these in your thoughts and prayers this week:

Ryan W. - still in the hospital undergoing tests, please pray for a diagnosis and treatment options
Janet W.'s mother - in the hospital diagnosed with liver cancer, treatment being evaluated
VBS is this week!  Please pray for the teachers, workers and the children for God to reach and touch lives.
SBA Mission Trip is coming up later this month.
Our community as many are still affected be the recent flood
Kathy B's brother has been diagnosed with cancer.  Kathy also has a niece who is in a crisis situation and needs prayer.

Thank you for praying and caring for one another.

Friday, July 6, 2012

Sad News

We've learned that Mr. Ken L., who attends Antioch was found dead in his home this week.  No other information is available right now.

Service times will be - Visitation Tuesday July 10 at Daniels 9:30 AM - 10:45 AM.  Graveside service will be held at the city cemetery at 11:00 AM.

Please keep the family in prayer and be mindful of this opportunity to share God's love and grace as a church family.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

VBS Coming Up

Beginning Monday - Vacation Bible School will be going on at ABC!  From 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM.
In this day and age, it’s vital that we teach our children that the Bible is more than just a dusty book of stories. We need to show them God’s Word connects to every area of our lives and is as relevant today as it was thousands of years ago, so they will know its amazing message of salvation is true!

With IncrediWorld Amazement Park, children will learn about our amazing Creator God and His incredible world! They'll discover that God's fingerprint can be seen throughout His creation as they explore the amazingly designed features in the animal kingdom. And they'll uncover His plan of salvation that unfolded in Genesis and continued with Jesus's death and Resurrection.
Please plan to bring the children and some guests for VBS!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Prayer Needs & Update

Your continued prayers are requested for Ryan W. and his family.  Ryan remains in the hospital awaiting test results. He is having some liver issues and is waiting a diagnosis and treatment.  Please pray for healing and wisdom for the doctors.

Ryan's grandmother (Janet's mom) has been diagnosed with liver cancer.  They will be contacting Hospice for her care as there is nothing the doctors can do.  Please keep this family in your prayers during this difficult time.

Liz H.' father had surgery this week and is at home recovering.  Continued prayers are requested for him.