Wednesdays Bible Study / Genesis / 7:30 PM
Genesis. This word means origin. We will undertake the study of this marvelous book in the Old Testament. How did it all begin? Who wrote this masterful account of our creation, our fall, and our future? Why are we still accepting this as the counsel of God? Does science make this book obsolete and unbelievable?
Make sure you make plans to join us for our study in the book of Genesis over the next few months. Your questions and insights will make this a study emphasis to remember. This would be a great time to invite friends and neighbors to join with us in fellowship in the word.
Fridays Morning Bible Study / Epistle of James / 10 AM
Friday bible study will reconvene. Our study subject for the summer will be the Epistle of James. This is a pot-luck lunch with fellowship and discussion time. Our study begins at 10 AM and usually lasts until the noon hour. All are welcome. Nursery is not currently available but is the need arises it will be taken in consideration. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 240-682-1795
Seminar / The Attributes of God / July 10th / 9 am – 2pm
Omnificent, Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Immutable, Holy, Love, Truth, Eternal; these are just a few of the attributes of God. Some of the attributes are communicable to man, others belong to god alone. We are only able to know God because of his graciousness in revealing himself to his creation. Our hope and promise: Jeremiah 29:12-13 “Then you will call upon me and come to pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all you heart.” There is no greater joy or privilege in life than the pursuit of knowledge of God. This seminar is free and open to all. We begin at 9AM and end at 2PM. Lunch will be provided. This is a designed for discussion and questions. Mark your calendar and make plans to join in our journey of faith plumbing the depths of the attributes of God.
Book Club Meeting / Jul 11, Aug 8, Sept 12 / 5 PM
We are now reading “Chronicles of Narnia” series. (7 books in all) Several of these books have been made into motion pictures and are a great treasure for our children. The author, C.S. Lewis, was a brilliant apologist for Christianity. We will be sharing the insight Lewis gives on life, love, and the Christian values that are intertwined in the adventures that unfold in these timeless stories. This is an easy read for our summertime lifestyle and a great introduction the vivid imagination of Lewis.
Church Fellowship Luncheons / July 18 & August 15 / immediately after service
This is an opportunity to invite family, friends, and neighbors to join with us in food, fun, and community bonding to enjoy the blessings and love that we have received from God the father, the salvation of the Son, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit. The luncheon will be catered and we ask our church family to bring desserts and salads to round out the food for the day. Being prayerful and diligent to perform our duty, to demonstrate the love of Christ and the grace that has marked our daily lives. God is good. We rejoice in the fellowship we have in the love so generously bestowed on all who believe. Let us worship in the bond of fellowship.
Church Membership & Baptism / Aug 1 / during Sunday service
The foundational principles of biblical discipleship and Christian maturity are clearly outlined for the believer. We must be willing to be unequivocally and unambiguously committed to our witness of Jesus Christ; his death, resurrection, and lordship over our lives. Identification with the church and its communion, following his example in baptism are key to our testimony to the world. If you have not taken these steps to declare your faith in Christ you should prayerfully and obediently do so. Contact the church office or Pastor Mark to participate in this confession of fellowship and faith.
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