Friday, October 7, 2011

Friday Fives

1. Preaching Series – This week we will continue our preaching series focusing on stewardship. As believers we understand God as the giver of every good and perfect gift. We consistently call on God to help provide for us in our day to day lives. And God answers. Last week we looked at stewardship from the perspective that we are managers of what we have, rather than owners.  This week we will look to the whys and hows of giving as a method for reaping God's blessings and sharing those blessings with others.  Bring a friend and I hope to see you there!

2. Upcoming Bible Study - Last Thursday we began a new Bible study entitled, “Yes Lord I Have Sinned But I Have Several Excellent Excuses” by the Rev. James Moore. Sin is something that affects all of us and this study will help us learn how to take ownership of our sin, be more readily able to recognize temptations in our lives that will lead to sin, as well as help us understand the hope and grace that is ours through Jesus Christ. The class will run through November 10th and will be offered at two different times: 10:00am and 7:00pm each Thursday. The cost is free. If you would like the book, which is not required, it is $12. To register for this class, you can register on the website by clicking here - Bible Study Registration, fill out the insert in this week's bulletin, or contact the church office.  It is never too late to join and we would love to see you there!

3. Craft Show – Tomorrow is our community wide Craft Show and we have a good variety of vendors that are participating.  The Fellowship Hall will be full of shoppers (we hope) and this can be a great way to introduce folks to our church. All proceeds will go toward new floor covering in Fellowship Hall.  Bring a friend and we would love to see you there.

4. Pumpkin Patch – Our first shipment of pumpkins arrive October 12th and then our pumpkin patch will be in full swing. If you would like to help there are many ways; unloading pumpkins, reading stories to the children's groups; working a shift selling the pumpkins; and several other ways. We need everyone's help to make this a wonderful experience for all. Please see Roy Baugher or call the church office to sign up to help.

5. World Vision Experience - From now through October 14th, Trinity UMC in Gainesville is hosting the World Vision Experience.  This is a museum quality exhibit that transports you to an African Village to personally experience the lives of children affected by poverty and AIDS.  This exhibit will challenge you and offer inspiring opportunities to make a difference.  The exhibit is free and offers walk-in childcare.  If you would like more information you can visit them on the web by clicking here or if you would like free tickets we have them available in the office.  I encourage you all to prayerfully consider attending this experience.

Have a great weekend and I will see you Sunday!

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