News and Announcements
There will be a training time for all AWANA volunteers Sunday, November 16th in the chapel. The training will be from 3:00pm to 4:30pm.
You can nominate someone to be a deacon or elder by filling out a nomination form located at the welcome center or the church office. Forms must be returned in a sealed envelop to the church office by Monday, December 1st. All nominations are to be held in strict confidence. (Please DO NOT tell your nominee that you are nominating him. Those who submit nominations will not be updated of the status of their nomination during the process.)
Our Thanksgiving Banquet will be Sunday, November 23rd at 6:00pm. The church will provide turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy, hot rolls and drinks. Harvard families are asked to bring side dishes, salads and desserts according to the first letter of your last name: A-M—dessert and side dish, N-Z—salad and side dish.
This dinner is an opportunity for us to reach out into our community and connect with others. Invitations have already been mailed to our benevolence families. If you would like to invite someone to the dinner, invites are available at the welcome center.
Starting in November, Pastor Chad will be leading a weekly book study for middle school and high school students. The study will take place on Monday mornings at 7am here in the cafe. The study will be on "Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die" by John Piper. The cost of the book is $10 (available in our bookstore). Students can sign up by texting Chad Mann at 479-549-5994. Note: Any middle school students that attend will have transportation provided to school from book study each week.
We have tons of resources in our bookstore for parents of children, preteen, and teenagers. There are various family worship devotional books specifically for children. Please take some time and stop by the bookstore located in the cafe after the service today. You may make a purchase in the Cafe or at the Welcome Desk.
We will be serving alongside our missionary partners to reach the Israeli-Arab Muslim people group. The tentative dates for next year’s trip are June 19-27. If you have any interest in joining this team, please mark your calendars and begin saving for the trip. The costs will be in the range of $2200-2800, depending on airfare. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Samuel.
Pastor Tad will begin a new men’s book study Oct. 16 at 6:30am in the café. We will be reading a book titled, What’s Best Next: How the gospel transforms the way you get things done. This should be a very practical and helpful book. Books will be available next week, October 5, in the café for $15. Read the intro and chapter 1 for discussion on the 16th.
The College and Career Class meets at 9:15am each Sunday in Room 12. Our topic this semester is "What is Your Filter? Christian Worldview and Apologetics." Coffee and breakfast snacks are provided each week.
The dates for the Philly Mission Trip will be over the Spring Break week in 2015. We will be taking a group to minister and serve alongside of Ridgeline Community Church on March 20-28. There will be an interest meeting for the trip on Sunday, December 14th at 2:30pm in the chapel. If you have any questions or would like more information on how you can serve on this trip, please contact Pastor Chad.
We meet each Tuesday evening at 8pm at the JBU Walker Student Center to discuss God's Word and pray together. This semester we will be studying Romans 1-7.