Sunday :: Worship / Fellowship
Sunday, November 18th
Our current sermon series is called Distractions. Life is full of Distractions that can throw us off course. This has always been the case, but Distractions seem to be growing both in number and in their power to steal our focus and throw us off track. This is certainly true when it comes to following God in the everydayness of life. Focus takes time, attention, discipline, and perseverance. God’s Word can help us understand what kinds of Distractions steal our attention. God’s Word also helps us shift our attention back to the things that matter most.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.
Growthday :: Events
Wednesday Night Ministry
There is NO Youth or Kids’ Group this week, November 21. Happy Thanksgiving and see you on November 28!
Sip & Paint, Christmas Art Walk
On December 23 and 24, our church will host a Christmas Art Walk. You will get to walk through a collection of paintings that portray the amazing story of Christmas. Anyone, of any age can also submit their own painting that answers the question: “What is Christmas to you?”
On December 9, along with a potluck and kids’ movie, we will host a Sip & Paint event after church for anyone wanting to take part in our Christmas Art Walk. All painting supplies will be provided.
We hope that these unique events will help remind us that Christmas is all about Jesus Christ and the gift He is to a lost and broken world.
Everyday :: Serve & Witness
Operation Christmas Child
You still have time! Collection Week ends here the 19th at 9:30 am. But don’t forget, you can also go to the website and ‘Build A Box’ right online! It’s a great, time-saving tool when you can’t get to the store yourself. For more information, go to www.samaritanspurse.org and click on Operation Christmas Child. If you do still build your own, you can also pay for your $9 shipping, print off labels, and receive a ‘Follow Your Box’ tracking label to find out where your box is delivered!
Cow Country Stampede
4 mile run/walk begins at 10:00 am on Friday, November 24 :: Kids’ Obstacle Race beginning at 11:30 am :: Register by November 16 to reserve your t-shirt at MontanaOnAMission.org :: Registration and parking at Bill’s Place, Hwy 191 North, Melville :: 100% of proceeds directly support MOM programs :: Can’t make it but still want to support the cause? Register as a “virtual runner” and cheer on the mission from home!
Holiday Parade and Caroling
Friday, November 30 at 6:00 pm :: We are looking for cocoa servers, float participants, and Christmas carolers. Interested in helping with the float or cocoa? Sign up in the lobby. Interested in caroling? Call Debby Arlian at 932-4207.
Food Bank Needs
Suggestions: ramen noodles, saltine crackers, canned pumpkin, cranberry sauce (place in black tub in the foyer)