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Men's Bible Study Begins January 10
9:00 a.m., Saturdays

Leo Lillard to provide leadership--After a short hiatus, the Men’s Study Group will begin meeting again on Saturday, January 10 at either 8:00 or 9:00 a.m. The class will be exploring the book of Ecclesiastes. This book of wisdom explores the question of “what is the meaning of life?” The men of the church are invited to join for this time of study and fellowship.

The Life You've Always Wanted Study Begins January 11
11:30 a.m. Sundays

You are invited to join us on Sunday mornings at 11:30 in the Parlor as the pastor leads a study of the popular Best Seller, The Life You’ve Always Wanted by John Ortberg. The six week class will begin on January 11 and will include a video talk by the author. The course will explore the question, “What does true spiritual life really look like?” What keeps you from living such a life? What can you do to pursue it? If you are tired of the status quo – if you suspect that there is more to Christianity than what you have experienced, John Ortberg points to a road of transformation and spiritual vigor that anyone can take. It is one that leads to the life you have always wanted. Copies of the text will be available for $14.

"Souper Smart" Night
6:00 p.m. Saturday, January 31

Our brand new “Ministry of Fun” has planned their first event! You are invited to join us of Saturday, January 31 at 6:00 p.m. for “Souper Smart Night.” You are asked to bring a crockpot of your favorite soup to share (there might be competition for the best) and then to match wits with others in games of trivia. It’s more than just food for thought – it’s food for the mind and body!

Bible Study

Classes for all ages are offered. We hope you will want to start the fall off right by deciding to grow in your understanding of scripture. The following is a summary of our offerings.
Adult Opportunities
Matthew Studies—9:00 a.m., Sellers Rm.; Fay Havlick, Teacher; The Stories of Samuel, Saul, and David in 1&2 Samuel, whose main issue undergirds the Gospel of Matthew: “Does God Speak Best through Prophets, Kings, or Otherwise?”
Living Waters9:00 a.m. in Dining Room. Teacher: Steve Bruner; Following the Israelites as they wander in the desert (Exodus), coffee & cookies!
Pastor’s Bible Study—
11:30 a.m., Parlor; Dr. Harry Parker, Teacher; This class will be studying Tim Keller's The Reason for God
Youth Opportunities--September to June
Youth Bible Study (6th-9th Grade)--11:30 a.m., Youth Room (in basement); Join Lauren Visser, Minister of Youth and Young Adults, and discover what it means to be a dedicated follower of God. Classes will be interactive, conversational, and hands-on as students discover how the messages in the Bible relate to their everyday lives. Topics last year included Bible study methods and the gospel of Mark, which was chosen by the students.
Children’s Opportunities--September to June
Children’s Church (4 years old and up)—10:10 a.m., 2nd floor; Teacher: Sharon Mullins
Preschool-2nd Grade: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. in 2nd floor room across from the nursery, Teachers: Neil Lane & Kathy Ogundipe.
3rd- 5th Grades: 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. on 3rd floor; Teacher:s Norma & Amy Gavard. Both classes will use curriculum from Gospel Light and and Christian Book Distributors, and will supplement lessons with activities crafts, videos, and songs. Children will be encouraged to learn memory verses and to master such Bible skills as learning the books of the Bible in order.

Weekly Events


9:00 a.m. Men's Bible Study


9:00 a.m. Matthew Studies Adult Bible Study Class
9:00 a.m. Living Waters Adult Bible Study Class
10:00 a.m. Morning Worship
10:30 a.m. Latvian Baptist Church
11:30 a.m. Bible Study for Youth, & Children
11:30 a.m. The Life You've Always Wanted Study
12:00 noon India Telugu Church


4:00 p.m. Youth Group Hangtime
6:00 p.m. Youth Group Bible Study


7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir


7:00 p.m. Al-Anon

January 2015 Calendar

January 1
Office Closed for New Year's Day
January 6
7:00 p.m. Spiritual Life & Worship Team
7:00 p.m. Growth Committee
7:30 p.m. Education Team
January 11
11:30 a.m. Service Team
January 14
8:00 a.m. Men's Breakfast

January 19
12:00 noon Tower Tidings Deadline
Office Closed for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
January 20
7:00 p.m. Ministry Support Team
January 22
5:45 p.m. Preschool & Kindergarten Board
January 31
"Souper Smart" Night

Last Updated on Friday, 16 January 2015 15:53