A Word from Lynda House:
Thank you all for the great welcome I received last Sunday. I appreciate all the kind and encouraging words that were given.
I hope you all enjoyed the great Bible studies that took place during our Faith and Grace studies this last month. I attended the study entitled “When God Doesn’t Fix It”…and boy there were so many great take aways from this study. While there were so many great nuggets of faith to digest, the one that made the biggest impression with me was this statement: As people of faith, we place our trust not in God’s willingness to change our circumstances, but to simply trust in God himself. That can be a difficult thing to remember; especially when you are going through the thick of something you wish He would not only change but a change in the way you would like it to be. We will continue our studies in the spring so be on the lookout for that information as we start the new year.
Our leadership teams will begin meeting in the next several weeks regarding our 2018 events. I would like to encourage you to email me with any ideas of outreach within our church and our community that is on your heart. I can’t guaranty that we will make all of them happen, but we can certainly discuss and work towards as many as we can.
Lastly, please stop by our ministry table if you are interested in donating to the Henderson family. We as a church have been ministering to this family these last several weeks since hurricane Harvey demolished their house about the same time as this family’s son was seriously injured during a football game. As a church, we have demonstrated God’s love and it has been reported that they are overwhelmed with this outpouring of love. They are not believers, so we are hoping this will make the impact that is needed for them to look to the great provider for their spiritual needs.
A word from Shellynne Wucher:
- “The question isn’t whether our lives will turn out like the glorious plans we’ve made. The question is how we will respond when they don’t.”
- “God’s plan for your life is about the journey, the process, the relationship of faith that is built with every shaky step.”
- “As people of faith, we place our trust not in God’s willingness to change our circumstances. We place our trust in God in Himself.”
- He puts us in the furnace to burn off the greed, the impatience, the unkindness, the anger, the bitterness, the hatred, the lust, and the selfishness. For most of us, that’s a lifetime process. But in the end, the image of Jesus is formed in us.
- When we respond to suffering well, we, in a practical way, demonstrate to the unbelieving world that Christ is more glorious and precious to us than any pain and difficulty we might endure.
- “I no longer believe that trials are a curse. Trials are an opportunity. They are an invitation to do good works to glorify our Father in heaven, to transform our lives from the inside out, and to drive us into the arms and footsteps of Jesus.”
- God’s power is displayed through our broken story. Living out our faith despite our struggles is what shines hopes to others.
A Word from Staci Townes:
Grace is finishing up our study this fall “Proven” by Jennie Allen. Through Jesus’s example in book of John and Jennie’s teaching we are learning about taking risk, being vulnerable, hope, and overcoming fear. The relationships developed through discussion are such blessings and demonstrate growth in Him.
We are planning to have one large “pot luck style”wrap on November 12th at 6:45pm where all the groups will meet up and share how God has moved over the course of the study. Everyone is welcome to come and learn more. Please message me for more information and details.
It is never to late to join us. Please check out this link (http://whoozin.com/DM7-7EW-JWK4) for more information on the study or contact me if you would like to join a group.
Praying for each one of you this week!
Our Grace Fellowships are women coming together in small home groups for the purpose of reaching the lost and encouraging the saved through practical bible study.
A Word from Katie Cox :
We are having a Christmas Craft Fellowship night on Friday, December 8th at 7 pm in the fellowship hall. We will have hot cocoa, desserts, and lots of fun and fellowship. Dana, with Dana K Creative, will be hosting our craft night and walking us through how to make beautiful Christmas signs that will make for a great Christmas gift for a friend or something you will proudly display in your own home (because it will be very hard to part with). The cost is $25 and all supplies will be provided. We will have a sign up online and at the women’s table coming very soon. Be on the lookout on our Facebook page for more details. We will also be displaying some of the beautiful signs at the women’s table in the weeks to come, so stop by to see them and to sign up!
Scripture Writing Plans for November