Monday, November 17, 2014

Church Wide Thanksgiving Lunch

On November 23, immediately following the morning service will be our annual church wide Thanksgiving lunch.  All church family and friends are welcome and encouraged to stay and enjoy a special time of fellowship, food and a time to celebrate God's blessings on Antioch.  

The meat (ham and turkey) will be provided, church family is asked to bring a complimentary covered dish to share.  Hope you'll make plans to be there and share in our gratitude!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Christmas Parade

Our community will hold a Christmas parade on Saturday, December 6. The theme will be "A Down Home Christmas".  Antioch will again be participating with a float in the pararde.
We will needs lots of inspiration, creative ideas and lots of work!!  There will be a meeting next Sunday (November 23) immediately following the Thanksgiving lunch to make plans for the float.  If you are interested in helping, please plan to attend the meeting.

Sermon Notes - Overcoming Fear

Some powerful reminders from our sermon today!

Jesus expects steadfast faithfulness from His followers.  Fear causes us to fail to be and do all we can to be and do what God has planned for us.
How to overcome fear:

1.  Remain faithful by reassuring one another that we are God's children.
2. Remembering what Jesus has done in our live and reflecting on His faithfulness will inspire us to remain faithful.
3.  Rekindling the gifts God has given us.
4.  Relying on God's strength and remembering we are not along.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Baby Shower this Saturday!!

This Saturday (November 15) at 3:00 PM in the church fellowship hall, we will be celebrating the upcoming birth of the baby boy expected by Clay and Tiffany D.  

Church family and friends are encouraged to come and show your love and blessings as we rejoice in this special time in their lives.  

Tiffany is registered at Baby's R Us.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Belonging to a Great Church

A recent article shared some signs of belonging to a great church.

"No church is perfect, but there are some biblical blueprints that dictate whether or not a church is fulfilling its God-given mission as the bride of Christ. The reason a church cannot be perfect is because we as humans are flawed. Inevitably, the second any one of us step inside a church building, we in fact have contaminated the idea of perfection. Regardless of the human imperfections, here are 10 signs you belong to a great church."

1. Sound doctrine.
“For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions.” 2 Timothy 4:3

2. A striving for relevance.
“To those outside the law I became as one outside the law (not being outside the law of God but under the law of Christ) that I might win those outside the law. To the weak I became weak, that I might win the weak. I have become all things to all people, that by all means I might save some. I do it all for the sake of the gospel, that I may share with them in its blessings.” 2 Corinthians 9:21-23

3. Puts Jesus before religion.
“For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Luke 19:10

4. Christ-centered worship.
“For we are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.” Philippians 3:3

5. Passionate about discipleship.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19

6. A heart for the nations.
“And the gospel must first be proclaimed to all nations.” Mark 13:10

7. Pours into the next-generation.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

8. Offers small-groups/life-groups.
“Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another.” Proverbs 27:17

9. Thriving community.
“And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” Acts 2:42

10. Transparency (nobody is perfect).
“The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.” Proverbs 11:3

Monday, November 3, 2014

Operation Christmas Child

It's that time of year again..where we are blessed with the opportunity to share Good News across the world!  It all begins with a shoebox!

Operation Christmas Child is a ministry Antioch has been involved in for years.  A small shoebox can have a big impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes out of it is eternal. Be a part of changing children's lives all over the world in Jesus' Name through the power of a simple gift with Operation Christmas Child.

How to Pack a Shoebox

Use an empty cardboard or plastic shoebox (average size). You can wrap the box, lid separately, but wrapping is not required.

Decide whether your gift will be for a boy or a girl, and the age category: 2-4, 5-9, or 10-14. Download and print the appropriate boy/girl label. Mark the correct age category and tape the label to the top of your box.

Fill the box with a variety of gifts that will bring delight to a child (see Gift Suggestions below).

Help cover shipping and other costs related to delivering your shoeboxes to children overseas by donating $7 for each gift you prepare. You can give online to discover the destination of your box. Or, you can write a check to Samaritan’s Purse (note “OCC” on the memo line) and place it in an envelope on top of the items inside your shoebox. If you are preparing multiple gifts, please make one combined donation. Note: Follow Your Box is only available through online giving.

Ask God to use your gifts to show His love to the child who will receive your shoebox.

On November 23, bring your shoebox to church and there will be a time of prayer for the children receiving them.  They will be delivered to our local drop off point on Monday, November 24.  

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Fall Back TONIGHT!!

Remember to set your clocks BACK one hour tonight!!