DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS Sunday, November 3. Turn your clocks back (1) hour on Saturday night.
During the month of November, we are collecting monies for The Connie Maxwell Children’s Home. Our Goal for this wonderful ministry is $3000.
November 3: HOMECOMING with Rev. Dale Welch as Guest Speaker. Dinner following morning worship.
Sunday School: 10am; Morning Worship: 11am/Dinner
No PM Service on Homecoming Sunday
November 9, 12noon, Sensational Singles will be traveling to The Mayflower in Darlington. Hope to see you there.
Deacons Meeting: Monday, November 11, @ 7 pm. Hope to see all you deacons at the meeting.
Women’s Missionary Circles:
November 7: Grace Wells
November 14: 3:30 Carmen White; 7:30 Lucy Smith
November 21: 7pm Georgia Flowers.
If you would like to become a member of any of these circles, please attend the meeting and I am sure that you will be warmly welcomed.
Each Wednesday night from September until the end of November and January until the end of May we have supper in the Durant building. The cost is $3. per person except on the covered dish nights. After the supper the Pastor leads us in a Bible study for the Adults.
COOKS for NOVEMBER are:
Nov 6: Rufus Cribb Class
Nov. 13: Covered Dish
Nov. 20: Thanksgiving Feast for CIAS ONLY
Nov. 27: No Service
ALTAR FLOWERS for NOVEMBER:
10: Honey McLaughlin
17: Volunteer or church
THE TRUTH PROJECT, A NEW BIBLE STUDY is now in progress on Sunday Nights @ 6pm. This study is based on the Focus on the family Series and will be very informative. Come to be blessed and amazed by the video series that we will participate in. We hope to see you at the study. Here are some of the Topics that we will be discussing.
3: HOMECOMING SUNDAY, NO PM SERVICE
10: Science: What Is True?
17: History: Whose Story?
24:Sociology: The Divine Imprint
Children In Action Ministry: Each Wednesday night after supper the children have their special time to learn about missions and mission projects. After supper they proceed to the children’s department and are taught by well qualified and loving individual adults. The CIA’s are a vital part of the church here and are growing by leaps and bounds. We are so blessed to have faithful and sacrificial individuals that will give of their time to teach and train these children.
Youth Group: At the same time from 6:30 until 7:30 the Youth proceed to the youth department and are taught each Wednesday night and on Sunday night they also have a special time from 6 until 7pm. We welcome you to attend and see God at work.
OPERATION SHOE BOX MINISTRY THROUGH SAMARITAN’S PURSE
This ministry continues throughout the year as members gather items
for the shoeboxes. Generally starting in October, we have several nights of packing the shoe boxes to be delivered to the distribution center and then on to Charlotte, NC. We pray over each of them that they get to the right children in the special places they go. God has blessed this ministry in many ways. Glory to our God.
Our team will travel to Charlotte, NC on Monday, November 25 to help pack shoeboxes for shipping out around the world. Let Stevette Young know if you are interested.
ITEMS NEEDED for SHOEBOX MINISTRY:
November: Ziploc bags- sandwich & quart size.
December: Coloring book, crayons, stuffed animals
Here area a few of our members working around the shoe box tables.
FROM PASTOR BILL:
Can you believe that the month of October is almost over? Soon people will get excited about the Christmas season. Do you remember the time when Christmas cards, toys, and jolly items for Christmas were not on the shelves until after Thanksgiving? I remember those years and times. We were taught to be thankful before we raced into the stores to see the newest toy that was on the market. Something has truly happened and things are not like they should be. Just saying!
On November 3 we will be having our homecoming. I do hope that we can be thankful to God for those who are so special to us. Let us reacquaint ourselves with those who have made a difference in the life of the church here. As we share handshakes, and as we embrace each other, let all of us be thankful first to God for all He has done and is doing for us. Then we can be thankful for those who we sit down together with and eat our wonderful meal.
Thanksgiving is a time to truly be thankful for God’s blessings upon our lives and land. Thankfulness begins within the recesses of our heart and soul as we express them to God and to others. In Ephesians 5:20 we have these words, ” Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;” For some this is a difficult thing to do. Notice that the scripture says we are to give thanks always. No matter what happens we are to give thanks to God in the good, bad, happy and sad. When have you truly thanked God for all He is doing in your life?
In 1 Thessalonians 5:18 these words ring loud and clear to us as Christians, or they should. They are, “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” It is our duty to give thanks to our Heavenly Father for all he does within us. Are we as thankful as we should be today?
In Psalm 116: 17 we are told to do this, “I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.” This is nothing more than a special time where we give God the true praise that He deserves in our lives. When we do that, things will look a great deal better in life.
We also must remember that Christ has given us the victory through our salvation. In 1 Corinthians 15:57, “But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” We have this victory in all things only through Jesus Christ. The reason we do have victory is because He died for us and empowers us each day to follow Him.
And finally in 2 Corinthians 9:15 we have these words to be thankful for, “Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.” His unspeakable gift is that of salvation. God’s pure grace is sweet and lasting. This is something that you nor I could never do for ourselves, but Jesus gave his life so that we could live forever. Now that is shouting time for us Christians. Do I hear a witness brothers and sisters?
I do hope and pray that each of you will have a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration and can truly count the many blessings from God one by one. See the great things He has done and praise our Heavenly Father for all he has provided.
I believe it will surprise you and me as how God has brought us through another year of pain, joys, heartache and victories. What a wonderful Savior we have who has made a way for us to live with Him forever. Let us all count our blessings!
Happy Thanksgiving and may God richly bless each and every one of you.
Prayers and Blessings,