Saturday, September 30, 2017

Ladies Fellowship

Our ladies met this week for a time of fellowship and devotion. It is always a blessed time filled with lots of smiles, laughter and encouragement!  Next meeting will be October 24 where Secret Sisters will be revealed.  All ladies are welcome to join our fellowships!

Walk 4 Life 2017

Team Antioch showed up in full force for the Walk 4 Life.  Families, friends and those willing to serve came together with our community to support LIFE!  Around 30(ish) church friends and family came for the walk.  Thank you, for sharing your love and support for our Pregnancy Care Center!

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

See You At the Pole

For over 25 years, See You at the Pole has been about one simple act—prayer. SYATP is still about students uniting themselves in prayer before God interceding for their generation. SEE YOU AT THE POLE day is on Wednesday, September 27, at 7:00 a.m. local time. All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.

How You Can Pray

Pray for:
  • your school’s event starting now, right up to the day of See You at the Pole™.
  • the students who are leading and planning your See You at the Pole™ at your school.
  • the Christians at your school to show up ready to pray on See You at the Pole™ day.
  • the non-Christian students on your campus who will see or hear about SYATP.
  • Christian students on your campus to make the most of this unique opportunity to explain what happened on the morning of See You at the Pole™ and to be a witness for Christ.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Family Ministries Meal

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

Fried Chicken
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

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

Monday, September 25, 2017

Ladies Fellowship

This Tuesday night (Sept 26) will be our ladies fellowship.  All ladies are welcome to join for a time of fellowship, food and encouragement.  We will be meeting at the home of Tammy W. at 5:30 PM.  Please bring a salad, finger food or dessert to share.

For those wishing to carpool, we will meet at the church and be ready to leave at 5:10 PM.  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Christians, Please Stop Doing This!

For those who have walked with the Lord faithfully, some of these things may slip in with good intentions.  Here is a list of things it may be better for us to avoid.  Maybe lay aside our own good intentions to allow God to flow and reign in all things. 

1. Telling people “I’ll pray for you” without actually praying for them.

 There probably isn't anybody who hasn’t done this at one time or another. And while most of us don’t actually mean to forget, it may be best that we just set aside time on the spot to pray for people.  We need to make sure we are fulfilling our duties as Christians and actually follow through with them. One prayer could be the tipping point to someone coming to know the love of God. Don’t miss the opportunity to speak life into someone because you don’t think you have time.

2. Attending Church on Sunday, but ignoring God’s voice the rest of the week. 

Ouch! This one stings a little. Many of us get in the habit of making God just another addition to our weekly check-list, but the reality is that our entire lives should revolve around him. God deserves #1 priority in each of our lives, and to treat him any differently would go against the foundations of the Christian faith. Evaluate the way you are spending your time, money and energy. If you want to see a change in your life then you need to begin giving God the place of honor he deserves. 

3. Praying for God’s provision when we have yet to use what he has already provided.

Prayer was given to us as an open line of communication between us and God, but the harsh reality is that way too many of try to use it like a drive-thru at a fast-food restaurant. We don’t get to pick and choose the way God provides, but we do get the opportunity to trust His plan and have faith in His promises. 

4. Trying to be so relevant that we actually hurt the message of Jesus. 

There is nothing wrong with trying to be relevant, but we need to understand that there is a BOLD line between being trendy, and then completely disfiguring the message of Jesus. We can’t expect to bring any change to the world when we don’t look any different from it. 

5. Telling people that “God will never give you anything you can’t handle.” 

Why should we stop saying this? Because doing this we've twisted 1 Corinthians 10:13, as this verse is pointing toward temptation, and even then it states God will be there if things get too tough. The reality is that God just might give us things we can’t handle so that we will gaze toward Him for the extra help.  Realize that not everything is going to go the way you plan, think or hope. Sometimes stuff is going to hit the fan, and in order for you to get through it, you are going to NEED to rely on God’s comfort, peace and understanding. We weren’t meant to do life alone.  

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Family Ministries This Week

The menu for this week's Family Ministries Meal will be lasagna, salad, rolls and dessert.  Meal begins at 5:30 PM, ministries for the family begin at 6:30 PM.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Homegoing and Services for Norine B.

Please be in prayer for the family of Norine B, who passed away this weekend.  Norine was a faithful member of Antioch with a passion for babies and children.  She diligently kept the nursery ministry going for many years.  We will miss Norine and will keep her family in our prayers.

There will be services held on Thursday at Antioch with a viewing at 10:00 AM and the funeral at 11:00 AM. Following the funeral lunch will be served for the family. All church friends and family are encouraged to bring food to share for the lunch.  This is a ministry Antioch is known for that brings much comfort to the family. 

Living Proof - Rescheduled

Due to the effects of Hurricane Irma, the Beth Moore Simulcast is being rescheduled for this Saturday - September 23. Tickets are still available!

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Family Ministries Meal

What a wonderful turnout we had last week for Family Ministries Meal!  Over 50 people came and enjoyed a delicious meal of fried fish.  

The menu this week will be Spaghetti, Green Beans, Salad, Garlic Bread and Dessert beginning at 5:30 PM.  There will be classes for children and youth and business meeting for the adults beginning at 6:30 PM.  Be encouraged to bring the family and grow together in the Lord. 

Monday, September 11, 2017

Our Deepest Sympathy

Our deepest sympathy is extended to Beulah S. in the passing of her sister Elizabeth. This family has showed a beautiful example of care, love and sacrifice for family through several years of illness. We pray for comfort and peace for them in the days to come.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Let's Get Walking

Last year's Walk 4 Life...Champion Team Antioch!
Can we count on you this year?

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We need your support to keep our trophy!  Remember, you can walk, sponsor someone to walk or donate to support LIFE!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Walk 4 Life

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The annual Walk 4 Life will be September 30.  Last year, Antioch won the trophy for most support given in our community.  

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We are gearing up in September for the walk.  Will you join Team Antioch?  If you are a walker, please plan to join the walk as we join with churches and business in our community to publicly show our support for life and for our local Pregnancy Care Center.

If you don't walk, you have the opportunity to sponsor a walker or make a donation.  You are also welcome to join the festivities and enjoy a morning full of entertainment, fun activities, lunch and fellowship. Hope you will plan to attend on September 30.  

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Family Ministries this Wednesday

We are excited to resume our Family Ministries this Wednesday.  A meal will be served at 5:30 PM. The menu for this week is Fried Fish, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and Dessert.  Meal is provided for a suggested donation of $5.00 for adults and $3.00 for children. 

Following the meal, ministries for the family begin at 6:30 PM.  There will be children's classes, youth class, Ladies Bible Study and prayer meeting for adults.  

Summer is winding down, fall is coming, let's plan to grow together as a family in God's Word and commit to being faithful to Family Ministries. Nothing can compare to the benefits that godly instruction and discipline bring in our families and church. 

Monday, September 4, 2017

Ladies Bible Study Begins Wednesday

Our fall ladies Bible Study begins Wednesday!  The study is "Becoming a Woman of Influence" by Carol Kent.

If you have your book, be encouraged to begin reading Chapter 1.  Here is a little quote about what the study is about:

"What would happen if you decided to influence live on purpose?  Not because we have to but because we want to. Not because it is our Christian obligation, but because it brings great meaning and joy to our lives. Not because of duty, but because of love. Let's be like Jesus. Let's be women of conviction and passion. Let's intentionally influence other women because it is a high calling and a part of our pre-designed purpose."

Are you ready?  Study will begin Wednesday at 6:30 PM and we will be meeting in the sanctuary.  Hope to see you then!

Choosing Faith in the Midst of Suffering

Sunday's sermon was on Choosing Faith in the midst of suffering.  There was a powerful breakdown of three things Choosing Faith won't do and three things it will do.

Choosing Faith Will NOT:

Choosing faith in the midst of suffering will not eliminate the pain.

Choosing faith in the midst of suffering will not stop the questions.

Choosing faith in the midst of suffering will not create a "logical" reason for your suffering.

Choosing Faith WILL

Choosing faith in the midst of suffering WILL remind you that God is in control.

Choosing faith in the midst of suffering will be a rare gift to God.

Choosing faith in the midst of suffering will bring you closer to God.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Maquire State Offering

Florida Baptists look to the month of September as a time of awareness, reflection and prayer for the great opportunities God has presented them in the state.  

 The 2017 State Mission Offering will be totally dedicated to funding new initiatives in South Florida through a partnership between the Florida Baptist Convention and North American Mission Board. This re-launched partnership calls for a greater Kingdom vision with more engagement, more commitment and more involvement to reach three South Florida counties—Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach—where more than one-third of the state’s population resides.

Why a state mission offering? Because 75 percent of Florida’s 20 million population—15 million—do not have a saving relationship with Jesus Christ. With more than a third of the population in Florida, 95 percent of South Florida’s population is unchurched.

 State Goal: $830,000

100 percent of the State Mission Offering will be earmarked for church planting, church revitalization and church restarting in South Florida.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Titus 2 Day Trip

Our ladies recently took a day trip to eat at Roy's in Steinhatchee.  It was a day full of visiting, sharing stories, encouragement and lots of laughs. Everyone had a great time and another trip is in the making!

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