Newsletter Week of January 1st

Newsletter Week of January 1st

Ways to Get Connected

Hope House Volunteer Days

The next Hope House Volunteer Days are January 24th (Wed.), 26th (Fri.), 27th (Sat.) and 31st (Wed.) from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

IGNITE YOUTH

Mark Your Calendars

Today, Tuesday (1-4PM) – Cabin Fever Hang Out 

Gaga Ball, games, snacks, and more!!!  I’m sure everyone might like to get out of the house and burn off some energy so we will be having a hang out time to ring in the New Year.

Sunday, January 7th: Sunday School Resumes

Wednesday, January 10th: Youth Gathering Resumes [5:30-7:30]

Thursday, January 11th: High School Bible Study Resumes

January 20-21st: WOW Retreat Springfield, MO

2017 Year-End Statements

Giving statements will be available for pick up in the church lobby on Sunday mornings once they have been completed, no later than January 21st . Any statement not picked up by the 30th will be mailed. Any gifts given to the church during the last week of December were applied as a 2017 deduction.

Pastor’s Piece

Happy New Year to you and your family!

This week we’ll be digging back into the gospel of Luke.  We’re in the 3rd chapter this week, which means Jesus is all grown up and he gets baptized in this chapter as well.  We’ll talk about the ministry of John the Baptist and his significance in Jesus’ life.  We’ll also take a look at what baptism is and why it matters in our spiritual lives.  For those of you who have never been baptized this will be a great introduction.  If you have been baptized, I hope this message builds you up and gives you renewed confidence to serve God in the world.  Don’t forget- your homework is to read the 3rd chapter of Luke this week!

Blessed to bless,

Pastor Andy