Lawn and Landscaping Ministry: Volunteers Needed
Our church grounds are an important testimony to our congregation, and send a visible message to our community. Most importantly, the lawns and beds are all maintained by church volunteers.
If you are willing to help with some of the lawn cutting and landscaping needs, then this may be your connection to church ministries. Teens (16 and up) can also help but must have adult supervision.
Mowers and most tools are provided. All that’s needed is your commitment of a few hours each month. Contact Steve & Cathy Wells via email or 874-6370. Also sign-up sheets will be in the foyers.
Come join us for our Easter weekend celebration. We will meet on Friday, April 3, at 6:30 p.m. for a special Good Friday service. On Saturday, April 4, at 9 a.m. our Children’s Ministry will host an Easter egg hunt for children pre-school age through grade 5. Then, on Sunday, April 5, at 10 a.m. we will celebrate our risen Savior during our Worship service. We hope to see you there.
Our next collection for items to pack in care boxes for our deployed military family and friends is Wednesday, March 11, with the boxes being packed and mailed the next day. These boxes should arrive to the recipients by Easter. So this would be the shipment to include some nice Easter greetings by way of cards and/or Easter cookies or Debbie cakes. Please submit the name and mailing address of your loved one to Shirley Flanagan or put that information in the big military collection box in the Fellowship Hall along with any small items you would like to donate. On Wednesday, March 11, this box will be moved into the Multi-Purpose Room for easier drop-off all day.
SAVE THE DATE: APRIL 11 – FAITH: REAL OR AWOL?
Our annual luncheon to honor our military spouses will be on Saturday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. This is always a wonderful time of fellowship, fun, and celebration of spring; and who’s not ready for that? Our devotional thoughts will be on faith: is ours real or AWOL (absent without leave)? Sign-up sheets will be in the church foyers by mid-March. Child-care will be provided.
Wednesday Night Activities
Our children’s Wednesday night activities will resume January 7. Come join the fun each week from 6:30-7:30 p.m. This session:
Nursery (Care for infants and toddlers)
Mustard Seeds/Sing ‘N Learn (Preschool age) Bible lessons, games, songs
W.O.W. Club (Grades K-5) The Agape League preparations
Easter Party Donations
The Children’s Ministry will be sponsoring a community Easter egg hunt on the morning of Saturday, April 4. If you would like to help make this outreach a success, please place your donation of individually wrapped candy, plastic eggs and/or Easter grass in the donation box outside Kimberly Millner’s office. We plan to “hide” and give-away 2000 Easter eggs!
Tuesday Bible Studies
Women’s Ministry Bible Study | Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.
A new study will start on March 17. We will be studying Twelve Extraordinary Women by John MacArthur. The subtitle says it all: How God shaped women of the Bible and what He wants to do with you. You will be challenged and motivated by this poignant and personal look into the lives of some of the Bible’s most faithful women. Their struggles and temptations are the same trials faced by all believers in all ages. And the God to whom they were so committed is the same God who continues to mold and use ordinary people today. Our facilitator will be Shirley Flanagan during this study. If you haven’t been to the Tuesday morning class and signed up already, there is a signup sheet in the Atrium. There’s no need to pay for your book until you attend. The cost is $9. However, purchasing the book is not absolutely necessary as the lessons will be presented with handouts.
A new study will begin on Tuesday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the Multi-purpose Room. We will be studying, Mission Pieces, by Jennifer Rothschild. Have you ever asked these questions? Does God care? Is He fair? Is He even there? Although you may think you know all the right answers, sometimes they don’t always feel right. God’s ways don’t always make sense, but He is trustworthy. If you go through this study, you will become closer to Him and find ways to trust Him more than your feelings. God will reveal Himself and fill in your missing pieces. Please sign up in the Atrium. More information on the cost of the book is available at the Women’s Ministry Table.
Women’s Night Out
Join us on Saturday, March 21 at 6:15pm at Joe & Mimma’s on Route 17. We will have dinner and spend time with one another. This is a great opportunity to get to know other women in a casual and relaxed atmosphere. Please sign-up at the Women’s Ministry table.
Hunt Club Retreat: Return to the Mountains
Date(s): 27 – 29 Mar. (Fri – Sun)
Location: Star City Hunt Club (located approximately 40 SW of Staunton, Va)
Motivation: Bible study, small group activities, fishing, shooting, orienteering, and more
Cost: $40 per man (cabin), $20 per man (camping) $10 per high-school aged young man accompanied by an adult sponsor (includes lodging, 2 breakfasts and a dinner). Cash or Check given to Garrett Fisher (Checks made out to “Bob Reviea”). Payment confirms your reservation: limited to 35 men in the cabin. Get your gear ready! Order your Tannerite.
Sign up roster is located in the Atrium – first come, first served. Due to space limitations in the lodge, we will cut off at 35. Camping down by the river is available. Directions and a suggested load list will be posted soon on the Men’s Ministry’s web page.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast and Bible Study
Dates: every Tuesday morning
Time: 0600hrs – 0700hrs
Location: SBC/MPR (room located next to the kitchen)
Motivation: powerful time of study and small group discussion, fellowship, and a great breakfast
Current Study: Encounters with Jesus
Contact Tim Marshall with questions – No need to sign up – just show up!
Combat 4 Christ: scenario TBD
Date: 18 April 2015 (Sat)
Location: The Swamp (Gloucester Recreation Park)
Motivation: a day of sharing the Gospel/fellowship in an adventure environment, paintball battles, hamburgers/hotdogs, fun, and laughs.
Sign up roster in the Atrium – invite your friends, open to ALL 10 yrs old and older.
Award Night: Wednesday, March 4
Thank you for your support all season! Please join us for a free hot dog dinner and exciting program on Wednesday, March 4. This special night will include entertainment, 8th grade recognitions, door prizes and awards. Dinner begins at 5:00 p.m. in the Family Life Center. The program will begin at 6:15 p.m. in the Worship Center.
Week of Prayer for North American Missions / Annie Armstrong Easter Offering
It’s that time of year – Week of Prayer for North American Missions and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering: March 1-8; For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. (Romans 1:16). Theme is SEND North America.
Goal – last year it was $2,500.00 and you provided $2,800.00… can we surpass that this year?
March Mission Action (Church-wide)
Go a day without shoes as you consider the health issues that result from not having footwear. Collecting new athletic/tennis shoes of all sizes for Standing Rock Camp (summer) in Grundy, VA. Boys and girls going to camp in the summer need shoes. Collection site is WMU corner in the Donut Room. Contact Quinelle or June for information.
Meet at Gladys Barto’s house March 12 at 11:30. Bring bag lunch; drink and dessert furnished by host.
Our spring work day will be on Saturday, March 21 from 8 a.m. to noon. The majority of tasks will be lawn maintenance. Come out and help us make the grounds look great for Easter.
This Spring we will have a photographer in to take family photos for our 2015 pictorial directory. The photographer is scheduled to be here April 24, 25, 26 and 28. More information and how to register for an appointment will be available soon.