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Weekly Update for Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Unseen Realm study series: Wednesdays, 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

December Choir Rehearsals:
Sunday, Dec. 8 at 4:30 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 11 after church
Sunday, Dec. 15 at 4:30 PM
Wednesday, Dec. 18 after church

There will be a Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 22 at 6:00 PM.

There will be no Wednesday evening Bible Study on December 25 and January 1, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

An Attitude of Gratitude

I don’t remember where I first heard or read that phrase. I suspect it was in a book called Life Is Tremendous! , by Charles “Tremendous” Jones. He talked about seeing something positive in everything, saying something positive about everything, and seeing it big and keeping it simple. He warned against “hardening of the attitudes”. And he admonished us to cultivate an “attitude of gratitude.”

This is Biblical. In Philippians 2:14 the Apostle Paul says, “Do all things without grumbling or disputing.” And in 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 he tells us, “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” I’m not very good at doing these things, but I know the Bible teaches them.

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Weekly Update for Sunday, December 1, 2019

This Sunday after the Morning Worship Service we will have a pitch-in dinner in the Fellowship Hall, followed by our Annual Members Meeting. This will make a full day, so there will be no Sunday Evening Worship Service.

Christian Education Board meeting: Dec. 3, 6:30 PM. This is the last meeting of the year and will be held at the La Fiesta restaurant.

Weekly Update for Sunday, November 24, 2019

There will be no Wednesday evening service this week so that folks may prepare for Thanksgiving Day.

Annual Business meeting: Sunday, Dec. 1, we will have a pitch in dinner after the morning service and the meeting will follow. Salads and desserts would be appreciated.

C.E. board meeting: Dec. 3, 6:30 PM. This is the last meeting of the year and will be held at the La Fiesta restaurant.

Weekly Update for Sunday, November 17, 2019

Finance Committee meeting: this Sunday at 3:45 PM.

Official Board Meeting: this Sunday at 4:30 PM.

“The Unseen Realm” Study Series: Wednesdays at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall. A summary of last week’s session is available on the Welcome Center.

Anyone interested in sharing a Thanksgiving pitch in, please sign up at the Welcome Center. The meal will be at noon on Thanksgiving Day at the Woodall’s home, if no more than 4-6 sign up. If more than that, it will be at the church.

Weekly Update for Sunday, November 10, 2019

Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party: this Sunday at 6:00 PM. See Tammy Hart for more information.

The church office will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 for Veterans Day.

Deacons meeting: Nov. 12, 6:30 PM.

“The Unseen Realm” Study Series: Wednesdays at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall. A summary of last week’s session is available on the Welcome Center.

Official Board Meeting: Nov. 17, 4:30 PM.

Anyone interested in sharing a Thanksgiving pitch in, please sign up at the Welcome Center. The meal will be here at the church at noon on Thanksgiving Day.

Weekly Update for Sunday, November 3, 2019

The churches of the West Central Baptist Association will meet for our Annual Meeting this Sunday at Immanuel Baptist Church in Rockville. The meeting will be from 4:00-7:30 PM, and include a meal and two breakout sessions on Sunday School.

“The Unseen Realm” Study Series: Wednesdays at 6:30 in the Fellowship Hall.

OCC shoebox packing party: Nov. 10, 6:00 PM. See Tammy Hart for more information.

Official Board Meeting: Nov. 17, 4:30 PM.

She Slowly Shook Her Head No

On the Sunday before Labor Day, I asked my wife a question. There was no evening service because of the holiday weekend, so we drove up to Franklin that afternoon to see my wife’s family. We were somewhere on Highway 67 and our conversation had lulled into a companionable silence. And then out of the blue I quietly asked my wife this: “Do you have any sense that God is preparing to move us somewhere else?” I looked over at her, and she was slowly shaking her head “no”. I said, “Neither do I.” She just confirmed what I had been thinking, too.

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