Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Children's Christmas Play Practice and Family Meal

Our children accompanied by adults and teenagers will be presenting a Christmas Program on December 18 in the morning service.  All children are welcome to participate and we will be practicing on Wednesday night at 6:30 PM.  

Be encouraged to come early and enjoy our Family Ministries Meal.  This week's menu will be Grilled Cheese, Vegetable Soup, Salad and Dessert.  Meal begins at 5:30 PM. 

Monday, November 28, 2016

Fall Festival

Here are a few pictures from our fall festival. This year's festival was a huge success, opening up opportunities for families to visit our church and share in a great time.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Thankful Quotes

Just a few reminders of the blessings of gratitude.

"As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them."

"There should be a parallel between our supplications and our thanksgivings. We ought not to leap in prayer, and limp in praise". - Charles Haddon Spurgeon

"The Christian who walks with the Lord and keeps constant communion with Him will see many reason for rejoicing and thanksgiving all day long.". - Warren W. Wiersbe

 "Each day is a gift from God. What you do with it is your gift to Him."

Monday, November 21, 2016

Services This Week

This week we will meet on Tuesday at 6:30 PM for our mid week service. There will be no children or youth classes, but all are encouraged to join in the sanctuary for a time of worship and thanksgiving.  
In the midst of this busy week, may we be encouraged to stop for a moment to reflect on our blessings, and join in God's house to give Him thanks!

Friday, November 18, 2016

Secret Sister Ministry

Ladies, if you are participating in the Secret Sister project, there is now a box in the foyer by the water fountain to give and receive cards and gifts. Be encouraged to connect with your secret sister and wish her a Happy Thanksgiving!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Church Thanksgiving Lunch

This Sunday will be our annual Church Thanksgiving Lunch immediately following the morning service.  This is always a blessed time to enjoy a delicious lunch together and share fellowship and gratitude with the church family.

Ham and Turkey will be provided, church family is asked to bring a complimentary dish or dessert to share.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The Christian Soldiers Creed

From Sunday's sermon...The Christian Soldiers Creed

Acknowledging that a Christian soldier is commissioned to be a militant, a fighter, and aggressive warrior in the attack on the “gates of hell,” I must also accept the fact that as a Christian Soldier, my Commander in Chief expects me to engage the enemy on my knees, with a shout of victory. The battle belongs to the Lord.

Never shall I fail my brothers and sisters! I will always keep myself mentally alert, morally straight, and spiritually strong. I will shoulder more than my share of responsibility  in every battle, whatever that may be.

Gallantly I will show the world that I am a specially selected and well-trained soldier. My Christian demeanor, my readiness for battle and the care of my equipment, the full armor of God, shall be an example for others to follow.

Energetically I will meet Your enemies on my knees, Lord. My assigned post shall be the prayer closet. I shall conquer on that field of battle, for I am continually training and will fight with all my might, remembering, “Greater is He who is in me than He who is in the world.” Surrender if not a Christian word!!

I will never leave a wounded brother or sister to fall into the hands of the enemy, and under no circumstances will I ever embarrass my fellow warriors in Christ or my Commander in Chief.

Readily I will display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Christian objective and complete my mission, even if I am the lone survivor, knowing that my Commander will never leave me nor forsake me.

Untiringly I will defend the cause of my Commander, on my knees, at my post, knowing that the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Family Ministries Meal

The menu for this week's Family Ministries will be:

Grilled Cheese
Cole Slaw

Meal begins at 5:30 PM, ministries for the family begin at 6:30 PM.

Monday, November 14, 2016

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing

Our children along with some adults packed 49 shoeboxes this week for Operation Christmas Child.  Thank you for all the donations given to fill these boxes. Your generosity enabled us to not simply 'pack a shoebox', but to offer 49 children the message of hope this Christmas!


Friday, November 11, 2016

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Family Ministries Meal

This week's menu for Family Ministries Meal is:

Baked Ham
Hash Brown Casserole
Acre Peas

Meal begins at 5:30 PM, Family Ministries begins at 6:30 PM.

This week our children and ladies will meet to pack boxes for Operation Christmas Child. We still need donations for the boxes. We need school supplies, hair items, toys, etc.  Please plan to bring things to share and help us pack some love and send the message of the Gospel around the world.

Monday, November 7, 2016

How to Bring God's Blessing on Our Country?

What are some Biblical principles I can follow that will bring about God’s blessings on our country?


A. Believers are to influence the world around them as salt does food (Matt. 5:13) . “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.”
B. . Believers are to illuminate the path of righteousness just as light does a physical pathway (Matt. 5:14) “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house.16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.”
C. One of the responsibilities Christians have is to fulfill civic responsibilities (like voting) (Matt. 22:21) . 

II. CHRISTIANS ARE TO PRAY FOR THEIR GOVERNMENTAL LEADERS (1 Tim. 2:1-3).”Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior” 

A. Follow God
B. Walk in love
C. Avoid immorality
D. Reject deception
E. Live separated lives
F. Expose the works of darkness

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Diaper Drive

Antioch will be helping the Florida Baptist Convention in their Diaper Drive to benefit the Florida Baptist Children's Homes.  

We will be collecting all size diapers through Sunday.  There is a box in the sanctuary, please pick up a box or two of diapers to help us meet the goal of giving 1,000 diapers. These are due Sunday, November 13.  

Friday, November 4, 2016

Ladies Mission Project

Our ladies and children will meet Wednesday night at 6:30 PM to pack shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.  Boxes are provided and families are encouraged to us this as a project to do together.  Church wide, we have been asking for donations and still are accepting items such as toothbrush/toothpaste, school supplies, small toys etc. We will fill the boxes Wednesday with these donations.

Please be encouraged to support this ministry that carries a box of love and shares the greatest Gift to children across the world. 

Believer or Christian?

What is the difference in a 'believer' and a Christian?

 Here are 10 differences:

1. A believer believes in Jesus. A Christian follow his commands.

2. A believer goes to church on holidays. A Christian knows that a church community is the paradigm for their faith.

3. A believer reads their Bible when things get tough. A Christian reads their Bible regularly.

4. A believer prays when things get tough. A Christian gives thanks no matter the circumstance.

5. A believer twists the Bible to fit his or her lifestyle. A Christian works to make his or her lifestyle resemble the teachings of the Bible.

6. A believer will sacrifice when it’s convenient. A Christian will sacrifice no matter the potential outcome.

7. A believer tithes when there is no risk. A Christian will tithe no matter the risk.

8. A believer conforms under the pressure of culture. A Christian holds fast against temptation.

9. A believer will share their faith when it’s comfortable. A Christian will share his or her faith regardless of the scenario.

10. A believer knows about Jesus. A Christian knows Jesus as his or her Lord and Savior.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

Baby Shower

Our ladies recently held a baby shower to help provide needed items for our local Pregnancy Care Center.  They enjoyed a wonderful time of fellowship and ministry together.  Thank you, ladies for all of your support.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Family Ministries Meal

The menu for this week's Family Ministries Meal is:

Beef Stew and Rice
English Peas

Meal begins at 5:30 PM, ministries for the family begin at 6:30 PM.