Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Ways to Influence Your Children

When it comes to shaping the entire future of a child’s life and influencing his or her eternal destiny, I hope you feel the gravity of your obligation to God… and to your children. Here are some steps for getting started. They’re simple, and they will require a lot from you, but the rewards are well worth it!

Start by loving your spouse—God designed parents to be partners, and a key essential to caring for your children is showing a godly love for your spouse.

Start by taking your family to church—The simple act of getting your family to church is a giant step toward boosting the spiritual growth of your family.

Start by growing spiritually—A parent after God’s own heart constantly desires to grow spiritually, always striving to be where he or she needs to be.

Start by spending more time with your children—This one’s obvious. A closer relationship with your children comes only with time.

Start by making a commitment—Commit yourself afresh to make every sacrifice necessary to point your children toward God. Do all you can. Don’t procrastinate! Do your part and point them toward God.

From Jim and Elizabeth George

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hee Haw Dinner Theatre

Our youth hosted a Tribute to Hee Haw Dinner Theater last week.  WOW!!  It was awesome!

The event began with a delicious meal followed by a presentation of Hee Haw just like you remembered!  Our youth sang, played instruments, told jokes and kept up lively banter that thoroughly entertained us! Thank you, youth and helpers for a fabulous evening!!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Operation Christmas Child

Although it is still months away, Operation Christmas Child is a fun ministry that impacts children around the world. By simply packing a shoe box filled with children's items, and joined with many others doing the same thing, thousands of children are learning about God's love and salvation.

Here is a fantastic article from someone who is there to see the children receive the shoe boxes.  There are some powerful suggestions to make this ministry most effective.  See article HERE.

Let's purpose to seek out the best gifts to pack this year and get an early start on items to bless!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Youth Dinner Theater

Our youth will be hosting a Dinner Theater production of Hee Haw on Saturday night at 6:30 PM. A delicious meal will be provided along with entertainment provided by our youth group.  You won't want to miss this!!

Please plan to come out and support our youth and enjoy a night of food, fellowship and entertainment.

Donations will go to assist with the cost of the summer youth camp trip.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Family Ministries Menu

Remember, Family Ministries is Wednesday night beginning at 5:30 PM with a meal provided!

Menu for this week is...baked ham, macaroni and cheese, green beans, potato salad, rolls and dessert.

This week is business meeting for adults with classes for children and youth beginning at 6:30 PM.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Putting God F.I.R.S.T.

The sermon last week was based on Exodus 20:3, a familiar verse that lays the foundation for our lives...

Other gods can be anything that dominates or controls our lives.  Good things may become 'gods' if we put them before the true God.  

How do we put God first in our lives?  Here are 5 areas the when we put Him first in, will lay the foundation that is firm and will stand.

F.  Finances.  Put God first in the finances - give Him the first fruits of our income, time, talents.  When we give God the first fruits, he will bless the remainder.  Money is the #1 test of priorities, where and what we spend our resources, speaks powerfully of what it a priority in our life.

I.  Interests -Put God first in our interests.  He is the creator of all good things. Remembering and being thankful as we partake in our interests, puts Him first.

R. - Relationships.  It is imperative to choose our friends carefully.  We become like the people we spend our time with.  May we choose wisely!

S. - Schedule - May we grasp firmly what we know is God's will and do it.  Prayer, Bible reading, daily time with God, puts Him first in our schedule.

T - Troubles - Where do we turn first when troubles come?  Putting God first will bring us through - better and stronger.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Mother's Day Breakfast

This Sunday is Mother's Day!  Our men have graciously offered to cook and serve our moms breakfast.  Moms and children are encouraged to come a little early Sunday morning at 8:45, and enjoy a meal prepared just for them! 
Sunday School will be at 9:45 AM followed by morning worship at 11:00 AM.  Be encouraged to spend this special day worshipping as a family and thanking God for His great gifts to us!

Saturday, May 2, 2015

Love In the Name of Christ Mother's Day Cake Auction

Our local Love In the Name of Christ is hosting an online Mother's Day cake auction. The auction runs from April 30-May 7.  

Be encouraged to get Mom a delicious cake while supporting our local Love INC!  

Click on the link to LOVE INC Web store. You will need to then create a login and password.  They will not ask you for any personal or financial information.