Thankfulness: Part 3

Sunday :: Worship / Fellowship

Sunday, November 17th

When you see God at work and respond to what he is doing with thankfulness instead of resistance, you will grow as a disciple of Jesus. William Law in the early 1700’s wrote, “Would you know who is the greatest saint in the world? It is not he who prays most or fasts most; it is not he who gives most alms or is most eminent for temperance, chastity, or justice; but it is he who is always thankful to God…” Join us for a short series on Thankfulness.

Key Verse

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Growthday :: Events

Youth Group

Wednesdays, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm :: Sanctuary and basement :: Middle and high school ages :: Snack with ministry to follow

We are also stocking up on a few more food items. If you would like to contribute, here’s our list: onions, ziti pasta, kidney beans, black beans, northern beans, diced tomatoes, and tomato sauce. If possible, larger sized cans are appreciated.

Kids’ Group

Wednesdays, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm :: Fellowship Hall and basement :: 1st through 5th grade

Everyday :: Serve & Witness

Operation Christmas Child

OCC is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary! Bernadette has once again set up the OCC table in the foyer, has the supplies you need, and can answer any questions you may have. There is a $9 suggested donation per box to help get your gift to a waiting child. Visit where you can pay for shipping, print labels, track your shoebox(es), find out how and what to pack, build a shoebox online, and even learn more about how you can serve with OCC all year-round. National Collection Week is November 18 through 25.

Cow Country Stampede

Invite a friend and bring the whole family to MOM’s 7th annual Four Mile Run/Walk on Saturday, November 30, starting at 10:00 am. The registration fee is $25/person, and registration and parking will be at Bill’s Place, Hwy. 191, Melville. You can pre-register at by November 20 to receive a t-shirt on race day. There will also be a free kids obstacle course at 11:30 am. Can’t make the race? Sign up online as a “virtual runner” and cheer on the mission from home! 100% of the proceeds go toward supporting MOM programs.

Food Bank Needs

Canned sweet potatoes or yams, evaporated milk, olives, jellied cranberry sauce, pickles (place in the basket in the foyer).

Reading Plans & Devotions

You can download the “YouVersion” app or grab a copy in the lobby. Join us as we read through the Bible in a year.

“Our Daily Bread” devotional is also available in the lobby, by email or you can download the app at