Dear Church Family;
The Bible tells us that God does not change, but people and cultures do. Fortunately God’s truth works in every culture in every season of life. Thus we can experience God’s truth in numerous different ways. We are going to try one of these new ways with adding a second service to our Sunday mornings. This second service is only going to be 30 minutes long in an effort to meet some special needs and reach people that may not usually attend a full worship service. The service will contain one worship song, brief announcements, 20 minute sermon and an opportunity for prayer. Anyone is welcome to come. You are not sinning if you come to this shortened service J. In many ways it will work well for busy families, Sunday school workers, and those who have a hard time sitting still and focusing for extended lengths of time. Pray for us as we attempt this new venture. We have brochures available at the church for those who are interested in reading more about it and/or inviting someone who may be interested. As our culture changes I think it is wise for us as a church to continue to try to bring God’s eternal truth in a way that people will be able to best receive.
Updating the Church Directory—We will be putting out an updated directory by the end of January. Please make your corrections on the current directory on the clipboard at church or fill out a new entry form if you want your information in the new directory.
Care Ministry Needs – If you know someone or ARE someone who is having surgery, is ill, grieving, shut-in, gave birth, or needs encouragement, please contact Jeri and David Alsup, so the church can come alongside and help. OR if you want to help those in need, please Call/text them at 541-913-9436 or email at email@example.com. You can also fill out the Visitor/Prayer Needs/Care Needs Info. slip and place it in the envelope on the bulletin board or give to Jeri and David.
Sunday School Teachers – We really need two more teachers for our children’s church, ages 1st – 5th grade. Please talk with Chris Gledhill if you are willing and able to serve.
Nursery Helper Needed – We need another adult helper. Please let Junie know if you want to help.
Ongoing Events and Meeting-Together Opportunities
Kick-Off Sunday, January 7th – Express Service, 9:15-9:45am What it looks like: Start with 1 worship song, announcements/offering, Pastor Paul’s teaching of the Word, End in prayer and opportunity for ministry. Fellowship with others with coffee/tea and goodies before the next service begins at 10:00am.
Men’s Breakfast—every Saturday, 7:30-9:00 am, at the church. Men eat, talk, and pray for each other. Good time of accountability and fellowship.
Monthly Ladies Gathering— The first Saturday of each month we will meet from 10am-12noon in the church house to encourage each other, pray, and share some good food. We will meet in January 6th at the church house.
Wednesday Night Prayer Groups 7:00-8:00pm – Each week there will be a different emphasis on prayer.
- 1st Wednesday nights – Pray for our Marriages and Children
- 2nd Wednesday Nights – Intercession Prayer Time
- 3rd Wednesday Nights – Prayer Study
- 4th Wednesday Nights – Worship and Prayer
AWANA Cubbies, Sparks and T & T clubs – Thursdays, 6:30pm-8:00pm. $35.00 per kid. A fun Bible Club for kids ages 4 years old through 5th grade. Memorize Scripture, play big games, sing fun songs, earn badges and prizes, wear uniforms, and have fun with friends! Sign up at church right now!!!!!
THURSDAY night Youth groups – 6:30-8pm at the church house. 6th grade – High School With Pastor Paul and Junie!
Family Book Club – Meets two Fridays each month, at the church house, 6:00-8:00pm, scheduled to accommodate life. It is a potluck dinner. We are reading through the book The Case for Christ. The whole family is encouraged to attend. Call Julie Coffman for more information (541-520-7170).
Last Sunday Potluck – January 28 —Last Sunday of every month bring food & share in fellowship.
Bottle Drop Fundraiser – we will be passing out bags for anyone and everyone to fill with returnable bottles and cans. DO NOT SEPARATE. WE WILL TAKE ALL OREGON REDEEMABLE BOTTLES, CANS, GLASS, ALL SIZES. No crushed cans. We will turn them in and receive the deposits. Simple.
Eugene Mission Collections – Please check the barrel at church for what items we are collecting for the mission. January items: Socks for men, women and children, coffee, and canned vegetables
January and February Events
31 Days of Prayer and Fasting – Jan. 1 – 31 – In the January newsletter there is a letter that explains the prayer groups, prayer focuses, and fasting instructions. This is a time when we gather as a church and focus on drawing near to God in prayer as we begin a new year. Please don’t miss the opportunity to join with others as we go deeper in our faith.
Youth Group Winter Retreat – February 3rd – 4th, McKenzie Mountain River Resort, $50.00 due Sunday, January 21st. Bring snow clothes, sleds, Bible, and snacks to share.
Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner – Saturday, Feb. 10th. Come join us for our annual valentine’s dinner at the church. Come with your significant other or by yourself. All are welcome. We will have a three course meal, for a very affordable rate ($10 per person). If you would like to help set up, decorate, or cook contact Paul 541-554-7021.
Hydaburg, Alaska Mission Trip – approx. dates July 23 – August 2, 2018
We will be serving the community of the Haida Indians in their village on the Prince of Wales Island, by helping to build their long house and ministering alongside the Foursquare missionaries. $950 (includes airfare, food, transportation, and lodging. Fishing license, travel insurance, and spending money is extra.) $100.00 due with application February 11.
Summer Camps Dates: Planning Ahead
Kid’s Camp, Kid’s going into 3rd grade-6th grade fall 2018, July 9-12, @$200.00
MS/HS Camp, youth going into 7th grade – 12th grade fall 2018, July 16-20, @$265.00
~ More To Come ~