Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Friday, January 25, 2013

10 Rules Kids Won't Learn In School

Ten Rules Kids Won't Learn In School

via The Prairie Rambler, February 1998

  1. Life is not fair. Get used to it. The average teenager uses the phrase "It's not fair" 86 times a day.
  2. The real world won't care as much about your self-esteem as your school does. This may come as a shock.
  3. Sorry, but you won't make $40,000 a year right out of high school. And you won't be a vice president or have a car phone, either. You may even have to wear a uniform that doesn't have a designer label.
  4. If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss.
  5. Flipping burgers is not beneath dignity. Your grandparents had a different word for burger flipping. They called it opportunity.
  6. It's not your parents fault if you mess up. You're responsible! This is the flip side of "It's my life" and "You're not my boss."
  7. Before you were born your parents were not boring. They got that way paying your bills and listening to you.
  8. Life is not divided into semesters. And you don't get summers off. Not even spring break. You are expected to show up every day for eight hours; and you don't get a new life every 10 weeks.
  9. Smoking does not make you look cool. Watch an 11-year-old with a butt in his mouth. That's what you look like to anyone over 20.
  10. Your school may be "outcome-based," but life is not. In some schools, you're given as many as times as you want to get the answer right. Standards are set low enough so everyone can meet them. This, of course, bears not the slightest resemblance to anything in real life—as you will find out.

Good luck! You are going to need it—
and the harder you work, the luckier you will get.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Making An Impact

Four Characteristics Usually Found in Those Who Impact Our Lives

Charles R. Swindoll
Growing Strong in the Seasons of Life
, p. 205

  1. Consistency.
Consistency:  These folk are not restless flashes in the pan—here today, gone tomorrow. Neither are they given to fads and gimmicks. Those who impact lives stay at the task with reliable regularity. They seem unaffected by the fickle winds of change. They're consistent.
 Authenticity.   Probe all you wish, try all you like to find hypocritical flaws, and you search in vain. People who impact others are real to the core; no alloy covered over with a brittle layer of chrome, but solid, genuine stuff right down to the nubbies. They're authentic.
Unselfishness.  Mustn't forget this one! Hands down it's there every time. Those who impact us the most watch out for themselves the least. They notice our needs and reach out to help, honestly concerned about our welfare. Their least-used words are "I," "me," "my," and "mine." They're unselfish.
Tirelessness.  With relentless determination they spend themselves. They refuse to quit. Possessing an enormous amount of enthusiasm for their labor, they press on regardless of the odds…virtually unconcerned with the obstacles. Actually, they are like pioneers – resilient and rugged. They're tireless.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Prayer Needs

Please remember Liz H and family in your prayers.  Liz's father passed away this weekend after suffering from a long illness.  Please pray for comfort and peace for the family.
Some other urgent prayer needs around the church family include
Aubrey H. who is in ICU on a respirator and diagnosed with a blood clot. 
Laura D. who suffered a stroke and is in critical condition
Thank you for the blessing of your love to one another and the power of prayer for God to do what He alone can do.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Young Adult Fellowship

The Young Adult Sunday School class will enjoy a fellowship Friday night at the home of Joey and Tammy W.  Plan to arrive between 6:00 & 6:30 PM. Food plans were discussed in class, but if you have any questions, please contact Tammy W.  Be encouraged to grow together in fellowship during special times like this with the church family!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Valentine Banquet


Save the date!

Friday, February 15 at 6:00 PM will be our Valentine Banquet. This is always a wonderful time as we fellowship together with the church family. Food will be covered dish, so be planning your special Valentine food to bring! Please see Wanda P. if you need any additional information.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday



This Sunday is the “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday” across the nation. It marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the day America began legalizing killing our unborn. Since that day more than 50,000,000 unborn children have been murdered “legally” on American soil.

The “Sanctity of Human Life Sunday” is a day to remember those that have been killed and to resolve ourselves to fight harder in the coming year to see the end of abortion. It’s a day to spend time praying for an end to abortion, praying for the unborn that could possibly be robbed of a chance at life, and praying for lawmakers that have the ability to protect the unborn to take the steps needed so every child is protected.

On this day, we take an offering for our local Pregnancy Care Center to show our support for them as they offer the choice of life for those in crisis pregnancies in our community. 

Please come Sunday with a heart glorifying God for His gift of life and prayers for the sanctify of life to be revealed to all.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Undy Sunday!!

Antioch's Women on Mission have set January 20 (next Sunday) as 'Undy Sunday".  They will be collecting new underwear for the Guardian Ad Litem Program.  This is an item the children they serve always need to have on hand. 
We are looking for donations of boys and girls underwear and socks.
Girls underwear size 2T to 16
Boys underwear size 2T up to 32 waist
T-shirts for boys and girls size small, medium and large are needed. 
Thank you for your support and your donations for 'Undy Sunday'.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Ladies Bible Study

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A new Ladies Bible Study will be starting soon. The title is "I saw the Lord" by Anne Graham Lotz and the study will continue for eight sessions. The participant's guide will be around $10.00. If you are interested, please see Kathy B. we need to have a count of how many to order.

Here is a description of the study

Expecting to See Jesus---the expanded edition of I Saw the Lord---is the result of Anne Graham Lotz's life lived in the hope of Jesus' return. As you journey with her through the pages of the Bible, you'll come to realize why she lives her life expecting to see Jesus at any minute. And, she wants to make sure you and all other Christians are ready for that moment when your faith becomes sight. Anne knows from personal experience that it's in the busyness of our days, as we're drifting in comfortable complacency, that we most need a wake-up call---a jolt that pushes us to seek out a revival of our passion for Jesus that began as a blazing fire but somehow has died down to an ineffective glow. In Expecting to See Jesus, Anne points out the biblical signs she sees in the world all around us and shows how you can experience an authentic, deeper, richer relationship with God in a life-changing, fire-blazing revival.

Friday, January 11, 2013

What's So Special About Sunday?

From the very beginnings of the church, believers have gath­ered together to worship God through singing, studying the Word, and celebrating the Lord’s resurrection. In fact, the day the early church gathered together was called “the first day of the week” or “the Lord’s Day”
On calendars, Sunday is the first day of the week. And for Christians, there are several reasons it is an important day. Here are some good reasons for us  to participate in corporate worship:
  • It provides the only opportunity during the week for the entire flock to hear the heart, mind, and voice of the Senior Shepherd.
  • It’s the only day during the week for God’s flock to join their hearts together in unified worship.
  • It’s the only time during the week that the flock can blend their voices together in praise to God.
  • It’s the only time during the week to join hands in giving sacrificially to the Lord.
  • It’s the only opportunity during the week in which the congregation (both young and old) can have a common shared experience.
  • It’s the only time during the week in which the large body can be in a position to encourage and stimulate one another to love and good deeds in accord with Hebrews 10:24-25:13
We as Christians should be as excited about going to church as David was about his visits to the house of God. Hear how David, a man who had a heart for worship, expressed his yearning for God’s house. This longing ought to be ours as well:
I love the house where you live, O LORD, the place where your glory dwells (Psalm 26:8).
One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple (Psalm 27:4).
God did not intend for church attendance to be merely cultural ritual devoid of meaning and joy. He infused the benefits of community interaction and corporate praise into Christian gatherings when He said “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them” (Matthew 18:20).

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Prayer Request

Many of you may know that Kathy F.'s father passed away Saturday night. He had been experiencing bad health and suffered a recent injury that had him recovering in an assisted living facility.  Although his influence will be missed by his family and friends, we are grateful that he is no longer suffering, but at peace with complete healing.  Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers.
The arrangements have been set and the viewing will be Monday from 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Daniels Funeral Home and the funeral will be Tuesday at 11:00 AM at Pine Grove Methodist Church.  Thank you for sharing God's love with one another during times like this. Your prayers and support are a blessing.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Slow But Steady

After a whirlwind December, activities at Antioch have slowed down.  What a great opportunity to 'get back to the basics' and ponder our motives, intentions and blessings!  What a blessing it is to freely worship the Lord and have the opportunity to be in God's house several times a week.  Here is a quick run down of the weekly services at Antioch:

Sunday -
9:15 AM - Fellowship breakfast
9:45 AM - Sunday School (for all ages)
11:00 AM - Morning Worship
6:00 PM - Adult Bible Study
6:00 AM - Men's Prayer Meeting
9:30 AM - Ladies Prayer Meeting
7:00 PM - Youth Class
7:00 PM - Church Prayer Meeting
Bible Study,prayer and fellowship together as we worship the Lord!  These are available all through the week.  Will you take part and make a habit of being faithful to worship the Lord in His house? 
I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go into the house of the Lord.”
Psalms 122:1

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

Here is the Official Top 10 Simple Spiritual Ways to have an amazing New Year,

Defeat Boredom, Make Friends, Find Love, Trim Down, Shape Up, Discover Your Purpose, Make a Fortune, and Shine Your Light, are...

1. Take action.
2. Show up.
3. Lean into it.
4. Start anywhere.
5. Keep busy.
6. Get out more.
7. Ask for help.
8. Shake more hands.
9. Give more hugs.

10. Don't stop.

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