Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Fives

1. Preaching Series - This week we are wrapping up our preaching series entitled, John Wesley's Simple Rules for Money. Did you know that Jesus talked about money and possessions more than any other subject with the one exception being the Kingdom of God? We are bombarded from so many angles about money; how to earn it, how to save it, how to invest, and especially how to spend it. Come and join us this week as we look to the last of Wesley's Simple Rules for Money to see how we might be freed to experience the the joy of this life and live faithfully when faced with the pressure of money. This week we will focus on the third rule, Give All You Can. We will also have a time of dedication at the end of the service for you to bring forward your pledge card and pray over it and leave it on the rail. Invite a friend and I hope to see you all there!

2. Bible Study - What is Heaven really like? Is our main duty as Christians simply to help non-Christians get there? What hope does the gospel hold for this present life? In what ways does God intend for us to experience that hope? Get the answers to these questions and many more as we explore the full of scope of what God's Word has to say on these issues through the inspirational teachings of premier biblical scholar N. T. Wright.

We will continue next week as we turn to Session 05, The Hope of Salvation. It is never to late to join and all are invited and encouraged to attend. So grab a friend and I hope to see you all there!

3. Pumpkin Patch Volunteers - The Patch is in full steam and doing well. We are still in need of volunteers to come out and staff the Patch. Most of what you would do is price the pumpkins people bring up to you and collect the money. It is not difficult at all and is a great amount of fun. If you have a few hours to spare we could always use you. So please consider coming on out and spending some time in the patch. For more information, please call the church office at 629-5688.

4. Church Wide Thanksgiving Dinner - We are going to try something new this year at our Thanksgiving Dinner and I need everyone's help. I would like to create a slide show to play on the projector, that is full of pictures from the lives of each you, showing something you are thankful for from this past year. It can be a picture of the new addition to the family, a picture from an incredible trip, a wonderful milestone or party you had, or any other reminder of how you have experienced the feelings of thanksgiving this year. If you would email those to me, or lend it to me to scan, along with a brief caption about the picture, I can put those together to share with everyone in attendance. If you have any questions please call the office at 629-5688 or email me by clicking here.

5. Upcoming Dates - There are several events coming up that I wanted to share with you.
  • Thanksgiving Dinner - On Friday, November 16th at 6pm, we will host our Annual Thanksgiving Dinner. Sign-up sheets will be the Connection Station beginning October 21. Menu sign up sheets will be available on October 28th.
  • Charge Conference - Monday, November 5th, 6:30pm, at First UMC, Ocala.

Have a great weekend and I will see you Sunday!

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