EMPHASIS WATCHWORD FOR 2016:
“Then He called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me” (Mark 8:34 NIV).
FOCUS ON WMU HAS THREE OBJECTIVES:
- To present WMU as an organization used to accomplish its part of the church’s work locally and globally.
- To recognize the leaders and members of WMU (which includes all age-level organizations.)
- To express appreciation to the pastor, church staff, and leaders of WMU.
Some people do not believe in setting goals because they never reach them. My answer to that is, “If we shoot at nothing, we will hit it every time.” We come closer to accomplishing something if we have goals.
The great Apostle Paul wrote in Philippians 3:13-14: “…forgetting those things which are believed, and REACHING FORTH with those things which are before, I PRESS TOWARD THE MARK.”
I challenge all of us to set these four goals for the year 2016:
Join us Sunday, December 20 at 5 pm for our Christmas Music Program. Music by the Chancel Choir, Children’s Choir, the Followers, the Brush Arbor Singers, Solos and Duets, and a trio. Be sure to bring your whole family, and your friends and neighbors.
Each year an important part of our giving in the Christmas Season is bringing our gifts for the East Forsyth Toy Store. Please bring new, unwrapped toys ($10-$30) for birth through 8th grade boys and girls. There is a collection box in the library, or you can bring them to the Hanging of the Greens service at 5:00pm on November 29, when we will gather them all together.
In that service we will decorate the sanctuary for the Christmas Season. We will have a time of fellowship and refreshment in The Arbor after the service.
In observance of Veterans’ Day on November 11, we will honor those who have served in our Armed Forces on Sunday, November 15. Our worship will recognize each branch of Service: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard. A special lunch will follow the worship service for all the veterans and their families in The Arbor. Please be sure to pass this invitation to those in your family who are veterans.
Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina brings hope and healing to children and families in crisis. For more than 125 years the non-profit has offered caring homes to countless boys and girls who come from circumstances ranging from family dysfunction to situations of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. During October we will be collecting donations for this worthy project. Thank you for your help.