The “Great Cookie Exchange” Dec. 8

What would Christmas be without cookies? Lots of cookies! Saturday, December 8, 10:00 am, we invite you to bring your favorite cookie dough (with recipe). We’ll bake all the cookies together in our commercial oven, then trade and share. This is a community activity so invite all the cookie bakers you know!

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Announcements for Week of Nov. 11

ReLaunch 3D Continues Sunday Nights at 6:00

Join us Sunday evening at 6:00 to discuss the public relaunch of our church’s ministry in our community. Another exciting outreach opportunity is coming: Hometown Christmas (Nov. 24). We’ll meet in the fellowship hall for discussion and refreshments.

Women’s Bible Study Continues Thursday

Come this Thursday at 7:00 for Mercy Truimphs, Beth Moore Bible study on the Book of James. Interested but haven’t come before? Drop in any week for the video segment. Each stands alone from previous discussions and homework. See Sarah Fletcher for more information.

Christmas Food Drive Begins

The Johnston City Ministerial Alliance will begin registration November 26 for Christmas food boxes. Our church will provide the following items: instant potatoes, gravy mix, cake mixes, frosting, Jello, stuffing mix, canned corn, and canned green beans. Put donated items in the box in the foyer beginning next Sunday.

Community Thanksgiving Service Nov. 18

The Ministerial Alliance will hold its annual Thanksgiving Community Service next Sunday (Nov. 18), 6:00 pm at Washington Avenue Baptist Church, 9th and Washington. Father Brian Barker will speak. A pie fellowship will be held after service

Church Calendar/Directory Updates

It’s that time again! We will publish a new church directory soon. Please use forms available in the foyer to update or add contact info.

Christmas Activity Schedule

See the back page for the dates of currently scheduled Christmas activities. Check back often as some events have not yet been announced. You can also find an up-to-date church calendar on our website: www.jcity.church

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Announcements for Week of Oct. 28

Free Movie Premiere:
An Extraordinary Journey

Sunday, Nov. 4, 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall

Billy Graham: An Extraordinary Journey will go on sale to the public November 6—but you can watch a special showing of this brand new film right here at our church next Sunday evening. This powerful program invites viewers to discover the remarkable ways God used Billy Graham to reach millions of people with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We encourage you to invite people who are far from God to join you for this special movie presentation next Sunday night at 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall. We pray An Extraordinary Journey will inspire you to reach our community with the Good News of Jesus Christ.

“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” —Romans 1:16, ESV

Thanks for the Treats

Thank you for bringing treats for the “Trail of Treats.” You can drop these off in the office where the copier is. We need helpers tomorrow night at 7:00 to prepare materials we will give to parents of trick or treaters. We will hand out this material and candy at our booth downtown on Broadway this Wednesday night, 5:00-8:00 pm. We need volunteers to help set up the booth, meet parents and children, and help us tear down and pack up. If you would like to volunteer, please see Marta Phillips. By the way, REACH will not meet at church this Wednesday night.

Women’s Bible Study Continues Thursday

Come this Thursday at 7:00 to participate in Mercy Truimphs by Beth Moore on the Book of James. Women are welcome to come watch the video portion of the Bible study in any session. No preparation or book is necessary. Please see Sarah Fletcher for details.

Help Us Stock the Kitchen

In order to cut the cost for our REACH meal ministry, we’re seeking donations of food and kitchen items. We’ll feature a few items each week in the bulletin. This week, we’re asking for hamburger meat, and foam plates. See the complete list of needed items on the bulletin board.

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Announcements for Week of Oct. 14

Women’s/Men’s Ministries Meet Tonight

Our Women’s/Men’s Fellowship supper and ministry meetings will be held tonight at 6:00 pm in the fellowship hall. The theme of the meal is fall flavors.

Women’s Bible Study Continues Thursday

Come this Thursday at 7:00 to participate in Mercy Truimphs by Beth Moore on the Book of James. Please see Sarah Fletcher after service if you need a Bible study guide or more information.

Help Needed for the Trail of Treats

The city will sponsor a “Trail of Treats,” Wednesday, October 31, 5:00-8:00 pm. Our church plans to set up a booth on Broadway downtown to give children treats, other freebies, and ministry info. We need both volunteers and candy. Please bring your treats to the church by Sunday, October 28. If you would like to volunteer, please see Marta Phillips.

Quarterly Meeting, October 27, Pittsburg

Representatives from many Free Will Baptist Churches in our area will gather at the Pittsburg Church for the South Central District Quarterly Meeting, October 27, 9:00 am. Phillip Kennedy, the new pastor at Benton First Free Will Baptist Church, will speak during the worship service. Everyone is welcome to attend (you do not have to be a delegate). The host church will serve brunch during the midmorning break.

Help Us Stock the Kitchen

In order to cut the cost for our REACH meal ministry, we’re seeking donations of food and kitchen items. We’ll feature a few items each week in the bulletin. This week, we’re asking for tater tots, corn dogs, and Dawn dishwashing liquid. See the complete list of needed items on the bulletin board.

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