The New Testament often speaks of the Church as a body that is made up of many members. This Fall, our Sunday mornings will be spent studying the book of Philippians. As we look at Paul’s letter to a church that he dearly loved, we will see how an individual practically lives out their life inside of a healthy church. Join us at 10am each week for worship, learning from God’s Word how to properly serve the Lord in the local church with your time, talent and treasure.
Most of us can give a description of each of the terms, but how do they all fit together? How does the current Church Age relate to these now and for the future? In the Book of Revelation, Jesus Christ, through the Apostle John, reveals or gives us a view into these events. He unveils the unseen spiritual warfare in which the Church is engaged. By revealing the spiritual realities lying behind the church’s trials and temptations, the visions granted to John both warn and fortify the Church to endure suffering and not be distracted by the defiling enticements of the current world order.
Beginning Sunday evening, September 7th, David Phillips will lead a study through the book of Revelation, discussing prominent approaches on interpreting and different views to understanding the book of Revelation. The class will meet in Sunday School Room 14/15, from 6:00 – 7:00pm. Bring your Bible ( David will be using the ESV), an open mind and a friend! Please sign-up on one of the sheets in the Worship Center atrium or Family Life Center foyer for class planning. Have questions or want to let David know you will be attending – email him.
Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study
Come and join us on Tuesday mornings. We meet from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. in the Multi-purpose Room. This is an hour of worship, fellowship, songs and good food. We will be studying the books of Timothy and Titus.
Camp Piankatank Men’s Ministry Retreat (SBC’s Warrior Weekend)
Mark your calendar. Our annual retreat is October 24-26 at Camp Piankatank. The cost is $77 per person with $40 due by September 7 and final payment due no later than October 5. Please sign-up on the roster in the Atrium or in the Family Life Center Foyer.
Friday: Golf at Piankatank River Golf Course. (If you aren’t a golfer, the weekend will kick off over dinner at 5:30 p.m.)
Saturday: Group discussions, study time, fellowship, fishing, bonfires and “Ranger Ops”. Our guest speaker will be LTC Robert Glazener who is a chaplain at TRADOC and former “Nightstaker” with the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regisment.
Sunday: Breakfast and devotions river side.
There are a few scholarships available, please contact Garrett Fisher for more information.
Basic Musicianship 101
It’s back! This class had a very successful start last year. Many people learned how music works. We’re doing it again this year, Thursday nights in August at 6:30 p.m. Multi-purpose room. This is a four week course that introduces the basics of music. You will learn things like the musical alphabet, rhythm, time signatures, key signatures, musical road map signs, scales, intervals, dynamics and more.
Increase Discipleship Class on Worship
Look for a new class about worship this fall at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. We will dive deeper into the true nature and definition of worship and seek to dispel misconceptions about worship. This class will present worship as a lifestyle rather than a Sunday morning experience.
Christmas is Coming
This year’s musical is going to be great! Now is a perfect time to get on board and sing in the Christmas Musical with us. Also, if you play an instrument and would like to play with us for the Christmas musical, please see Scott Beasley or Pastor Eric. For choir and band members, there will be a Christmas musical reveal and read through on Sunday, August 24 at 11:30 a.m. (following the morning worship service).
Cookbook Kickoff / Game Night
We are sponsoring a Seaford Baptist Cookbook. To kick things off, we will be having a tasting party on Saturday, August 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Bring your favorite recipe and a sample for the pot luck. To round out the evening, we will also play Bunco. We will explain all you will need to know about the cookbook and how to submit your recipes that evening. There is no cost for the evening of food and fun, but a $20 (or more) donation towards Lottie Moon Missions would be very appreciated. Please sign up at the Women’s Ministry table in the Atrium.
Moving from Broken to Beautiful Conference
On Saturday, September 27 we are having a mini Women’s Conference, with our own Yvonne Ortega as the speaker. Her topic for the morning is: Moving from Broken to Beautiful. The conference starts with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and goes until noon. We will be collecting a love offering for admission, with a part of the proceeds going to Menchville House. See you there!
Jesus has called each believer to take up their cross and follow Him. If we were to define discipleship, it would be just that—following after Jesus. Believers in Christ should desire to increase in their faith, maturity, and closeness with Jesus.
Starting in September, Seaford Baptist Church will offer Increase Classes on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm, which will seek to facilitate such growth. There will be three courses offered over the period of September-November which will cover the subjects of leadership, worship and church health. You can sign up for these classes in the Atrium, Family Life Center lobby or you can call the church office.
Combat Trauma Healing Workshop
The reality of war is that everyone gets wounded. Some wounds heal rapidly, but some last for a lifetime. Some are visible; some invisible. The reality is that the wounds of heart, soul and spirit have a spiritual component that is not being adequately addressed. Despite the valiant efforts of many organizations and the commitment of billions of dollars to address these issues, there remains a serious gap – the faith gap. Our military chaplains cannot meet all these spiritual needs. The Church must step forward and help our warriors heal from these types of wounds.
We are planning a workshop that combines the latest insights of the medical and counseling communities with the timeless principles of God’s Word. Although we don’t have a definite beginning time, this workshop will begin in September and will probably be on Sunday evenings. It will be facilitated by LTC Chris Konicki, USA Retired. The workshop will last 10-12 weeks, or longer if need be. The first meeting will be very important as Chris gives the ground rules and overview of the workshop. There is no commitment until the second meeting. Once started, we hope you will make that personal commitment to be at every meeting, at least until the workbook is finished.
There will be a signup sheet in the Atrium during August for those warriors, present or past, who are interested in this workshop. There will be a small fee for the workbooks. No childcare will be provided. Watch the bulletins and the monitors for more information to follow.
If you have any questions, please see Chris Konicki or Clint and Shirley Flanagan.
Wednesday Night Volleyball: On Wednesday night from 8 p.m.–12 a.m., we play volleyball in the Family Life Center. Come and enjoy a devotional and exercise.
Thursday Night Bible Study: Join us on Thursday Nights as we begin our new study on the book “Gods At War” by Kyle Idleman. We meet every Thursday at 7 p.m. This month we are meeting at Pastor Jordan and Katie’s home.
August Mission Action (Church-wide)
Bland Ministry Center: We will be collecting UPC codes now instead of labels. They’ve made it easier to “Clip and Save” and we can still use Campbell’s labels and the “Box Tops” from items such as cereal boxes.
The Joy Circle will meet at Djuna Wilhelm’s home on Thursday, August 21 at 11:30 a.m. Please bring a lunch. Drinks and dessert will be provided.
There is also a WMU Leadership Meeting at First Baptist Church, Hampton on August 23, 2014. Coffee will be served at 9 a.m. with meeting to begin at 9:30 a.m.
Teaching God’s Word in fun, interactive ways each Wednesday night from 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Mustard Seeds – Toddlers/2s and Sing ‘N Learn – Preschoolers ages 3-5 are combined this month, meeting in Room P4. Children will be taught lessons from Noah’s Park Children’s Church by David C. Cook.
W.O.W. Club – School age children Grades K-5 will meet to sign-in in the Fellowship Hall (Donut Room) and will study Fast Track: Genesis to Revelation by Chad Hovind in Room 14/15. Fast Track: Genesis to Revelation is a study of major people and events in the Bible. During each session children will hear the Bible stories, watch as icons related to the stories are drawn and observe leaders/participate as volunteers act out the events.
Nursery is available for infants during the Worship service.