Online Newsletter

Posted: July 8, 2020

Deacon Election

The deacon election will be coming up soon.  Any men who do not wish to be on the ballot are asked to call the church office by August 3 and have  name taken off the list.

Sunday School Live Stream

Carl Hobbs, the teacher for Christians Under Construction, is teaching live on Facebook each Sunday at 10:00 AM. Everyone is

welcome to join.

 

To Join: Search for Carl Hobbs on Facebook. You will then see a link to join on his page.

 

Call Jonathan if you have any issues.

Giving as of July 8, 2020

 

Budget for 2020 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $326,787.00

Tithes Needed to Date . . . . . . . . . .  $157,109.25

Received to Date . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$137,053.87

Needed for weekly budget . . . . . . . . . $6,284.37

Tithes Received this week . . . . . . . . . .$6,119.14

 

 

 

Giving

Worship Schedule Updates

We are currently meeting each Sunday Morning

for worship at 11:00 AM.

Below is a link to a letter our pastor sent out a few weeks back with more details.

 

Click Here

From Our Family And Music Minister

Unless you have been living under a rock for the last three months, you have heard about COVID 19.  No matter what your belief is about the severity of the problem, your life has been affected.  As the virus spread throughout the country, people went into overdrive.  People were stocking up on hand sanitizer, food, cleaners, and yes, even toilet paper.  Our government leaders were making plans to isolate the virus; schools were shut down, businesses were closed, people’s safety from the virus trumped anything else.

 

Unfortunately, even though a majority of the American public would have you believe it, COVID 19 is not the greatest pandemic we are facing.  As we have seen in the last month, ultimately, sin is running rampant in our country.  Sin has reared it’s evil head as racism, hate, political gain, violence, and many other forms.  As hard as we try to blame this on past mistakes made in history, other people, or other organizations, it is merely the result of sin in the heart of the American public.

As Christians, we are faced with the overwhelming feeling that there is not much we can do; however, instead of just throwing our hands up, we should make every effort to restore our nation to a Christian nation.  But where do we start?

 

I believe in fixing this nation - we must first start at home.  Look at the sin in your life.  In what ways are you not living up to standards God has for you?  When you identify those sins, in what ways are you trying to fix them?  If we are completely honest with ourselves, we can find many idols that have taken the place of God in our lives.

 

I believe another essential step to fixing this nation is to teach and share with others.  Parents need to be teaching about the saving grace of Christ to their children daily.  Parents need to model for their children the importance of God in their daily life and to show them it’s more than just a Sunday activity.

 

Not only do we need to be a witness by sharing, but we need to witness through our actions.  Of course, this includes the way we treat people and things that come out of our mouths.  Nevertheless, we should also witness through the organizations we support, the stores we shop in, and the material we post on social media.  Many times, we justify our actions because our culture accepts it as being moral.  We have to stop trying to make the Bible fit our worldly beliefs and shape our beliefs to fit the Bible.  When you have to search for a loophole in scripture to justify your actions, then it’s probably not profitable for you to do.

 

I know I have not mentioned it yet, but most importantly, we must pray for our nation, pray for our leaders, and pray for our friends.  We must continually be filled with the Spirit through Bible study so that we do not conform to the world.

 

I realize as some of you read this, you may be thinking this is all nice, and you agree wholeheartedly.  But can we really make much of difference?  I believe that yes, we can.  If we put as much effort into putting Christ back into our nation as we have to fight this pandemic, we can make a difference.  Think of all the things you have drastically changed in your life for a few weeks to flatten the curve and lower the number of COVID 19 deaths.  Are you willing to make those same drastic changes to keep a nation from dying an eternal death?