Culture. Wealth. Human Life. Sexuality. Race. Faith. These are hot button issues in the media every day, but what does God’s Word say about these issues for God’s people? Starting in July, our church will be taking a look at what the Bible has to say to the Church about a compassionate and courageous response to some of the hardest topics in the marketplace. The moral landscape of society if quickly shifting, but how can the Church continue to preach the Gospel for the glory of God in such times? Join us each Wednesday night at 5:30pm for dinner and 6:30pm for a study on the most controversial issues in our culture.
The annual “Hail and Farewell” Potluck Dinner will be Saturday, July 25, at 5 p.m. in the Family Life Center. This is something we started last year to say “good-bye” to our military families leaving us in a few months or retiring and “hello” to those who have joined us in the past year.
Saturday, August 8, is Navy Night at the Norfolk Tides! The game starts at 7:05 p.m. Navy active duty and retired (dependents included) can purchase box tickets for $8.50 or reserved for $7.50. For those of us who aren’t Navy, let me know if you’re interested. There are a couple of ways we can get discounts as a group, though they may not be that deep. Fireworks are scheduled after the game.
Weekend to Remember Marriage Getaway will be at Colonial Williamsburg Lodge on November 20-22. Scholarships for conference fees are available for active duty, National Guard and Reserve military personnel and their spouses. Call 1-800-358-6329 or visit www.FamilyLife.com/Military for details. Hotel room rates at the Lodge are $145 a night. Brochures will be in the foyers in a few weeks. If you have questions please see Shirley Flanagan.
Music Theory 2
For the past few years we have offered Basic Musicianship 101 in August. Now we are going to take a deeper look at how music works with Music Theory 2. We will dive into some practical application of musical knowledge. Here’s some of the topics we will cover:
- Interval training
- A deeper look at reading notes
- The Solfege system of sight reading
- Key signatures
- How to read a lead sheet
- Review of the musical roadmap
- More training in rhythm
There will be four classes on Thursday nights (August 6, 13, 20, 27) at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose room. If you plan to attend, please register by July 19. Registration sheets are available in the Atrium and Family Life Center Foyer.
July Mission Action (Church-wide)
We will be collecting the following items: paper towels, post-it-notes, dryer sheets, stamps, white pillow cases, light bulbs (energy efficient), bleach (gallon size), batteries.
The Joy Circle will meet at Eastover Retreat Center on Thursday, July 9 at 11:30 a.m. Please bring a bagged lunch.
A few facts about our children’s ministry and volunteers.
- Sunday morning requires 45-50 volunteer leaders to staff all
areas of ministry.
- Mid-week activities requires 6-9 adult volunteers.
What this says is that there is definitely a place for you to serve in children’s ministry.
90 minutes a month in Children’s Ministry equals one service time at Seaford Baptist and can make all the difference by….
- Allowing parents to worship, renew & draw closer to Christ
- Providing a safe environment away from parents
- Bringing blessings to your own life
- Showing God’s love to a child
Can you afford 90 minutes a month to make a difference? Contact Kimberly Millner by email or at 757-898-5384.
July 27-31 we will present Everest: Conquering Challenges with God’s Mighty Power! Registration forms are available online, in the Atrium and in the Family Life Center Foyer. VBS t-shirts are $6 for participants and $7 for volunteers.
VBS Mission Collections
Monday-Friday: Money for Camp Open Arms
Tuesday: Baby toys for Care Net Pregnancy Center
Wednesday: Men’s T-shirts, underwear, socks, flip-flops, and/or travel size deodorants for Peninsula Rescue
Thursday: Grades K-5 school supplies for local schools
Friday: Non-perishable food supplies for SBC Food Pantry
Volunteer sign-up sheets are in the hallway across from the Multi-purpose Room. If you are a VBS volunteer
who needs infant child care, please make sure to sign up for that in advance. The VBS volunteer meeting will
be Sunday, July 12, at 11:30 a.m. in the Red Room.
New volunteers will need to complete and submit a volunteer application, which includes a background
check. Returning volunteers needing to renew their background checks (renewal is required every 3 years),
will need to complete and submit the Request for Background Check and Authorization sheet only.
Becoming a member of a church is an important part of the Christian life. So many have a distaste for organized religion, while others might have a fear of commitment and yet being a member of the body of Christ is one of the most rewarding joys that a Christian can experience. On Sunday mornings this summer, we will talk about church membership in a straightforward manner and see why it is important to commit to the local body of Christ. Join us each week at 10am to learn about the Embassy Life that the Church provides for Christ’s ambassadors.
We meet at Yorktown Beach picnic area at 6:30 p.m. for baptism. At 5:30 p.m., you may bring your own dinner and spend time with others in our church family. We will eat and fellowship together and then celebrate as new believers are baptized. Please note, there will be no children’s ministries or child care on this date.
Please join us July 27-31, 6:30-9:00 p.m. for Vacation Bible School. At EVEREST VBS, kids will embark on the coolest adventure this summer! Everest VBS is filled with fun crafts, cool Bible songs, team-building games, tasty treats and incredible Bible-learning experiences that help faith flow into real life. Registration is now open (click here for the VBS page with the registration link) for preschoolers (age 3 by Labor Day) and elementary school children (completed Kindergarten-grade 5).
Cloverton and David Glenn will be on concert on Sunday, June 28 at 7 p.m. in the Worship Center. This concert is the kick off for the Imitate camp. General admission tickets are $10 and are available at eventbrite.com (search for Cloverton) or in the church office. Doors open at 6 p.m.