news and events
news and events
Sunday October 15 - Lift Service begins at 9 am
Juice, Coffee, and Doughnuts at 9:45
Adult SS Classes begin at 9:50
Remainder SS Classes begin at 10 am
Traditional Worship Service begins at 10:55
Kingdom Kids begins at 11 am
Youth meet at 6 pm
Monday, October 16 - Tai Chi Class in Friendship Hall at 3:30 pm
Tuesday, October 17 - Bargain Barn opens at 8 am
Clothing Closet opens at 1 pm
Wednesday, October 18 - Young at Hearts meet at 11 am in Fellowship Hall KK/Xtreme classes begin at 5 pm
Jr. High Youth meet at 5:30
Family Night Supper begins at 6:30
(Sloppy Jo, French Fries, Corn, Green Salad, Dessert)
Sr. High Youth meet at 7 pm
Chancel Choir practice begins at 7 pm
Thursday October 19 - Tai Chi Class in Friendship Hall at 3:30 pm
October 17 - Nursing Home visitation at 10:15 am
Retired Teachers meet at 2:30 pm
UMM Fellowship at 6:30 pm
October 18 - Young at Hearts at 11 am
Regular Wed. Night Activities
October 23 - Grief Support Group at 7 pm
October 25 - "SHINE FOR JESUS" FALL FESTIVAL, at BFUMC from 5 - 6:30 pm
Games, Candy, Bouncy House, Jumbo Slide, Obstacle Course, Food
Prizes, and TRUNK OR TREAT! No scary costumes please!
(Adults needed to decorate your trunk for T or T, call church office to
reserve your spot.)
October 29 - SHOEBOX PACKING PARTY in Fellowship Hall, 4:30 - 6:30 pm, soup &
sandwiches to follow. (If you would like to donate the shipping of a shoe
box, it is $9.00. See Mrs. Priscilla Davis.)
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Sunday, November 12
Greetings in Christ,
Okay, so... Our Charge Conference is coming up on Sunday, November 12. All the churches in our district will be meeting together. This will ba a change to our usual routine. Some like it. Some don't. I thiink of it more as a logistics thing - with over 100 congregations on our district, it makes more sense for us to all meet together rather than have the DS travel all over southwest Georgia in a whirlwind of meetings.
Meeting in mass like this does not mean that our charge conference is any less important. In fact, it places the responsibility for our charge conference squarely on our shoulders.
Charge Conference is, of course, the time when our congregation celebrates the past year's ministries. However, and most importantly, Charge Conference is where we look forward to, and arrange ourselves for, the ministry for the coming year. We accept the "charge" to respond to and carry out the hope and demands of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in this place.
In preparation for our Charge Conference there will be a flurry of meetings and paperwork. You may be asked to serve on a committee. Regardless of the role you may play in the life of our congregation - each and every one of us should pray: pray for leaders, resources, the "want to", for the energy, and the grace of God.
So, in the name of Jesus Christ, I "charge" you to pray for our Charge Conference on November 12.
We will accomplish nothing worthwhile without Christ (John 15:5). So pray!
May God be with you,
See you Sunday!