Update Crievewood

CRIEVEWOOD CONCERNS Members in the Hospital: Roger Li le (OP surgery 11/13) ‐ Southern Hills
Released: Nellrena Carr
Homebound of the week: Darlene Armstrong
Anna Carlson
Dot Billington
Esther Duckworth
*For a complete list, please call Connie in the church office.
Nursing Homes & Assisted Living:
BELMONT VILLAGE: Percy Grove, Fran Hu
BETHANY: Darlene Armstrong, Dot Griggs, Marion Medley
ELMCROFT: James Griggs
EMERITUS AT LEGACY CROSSING: Liz Hammack
NHC of COOL SPRINGS: Esther Duckworth
SOMERFIELD: Anna Carlson
Nursing Homes & Assisted Living (F & F of Members):
Life Care Center: Don Swagler (T. Moore’s father) Morning Pointe at Brentwood: Mary Midden Morningside: Be y Jacobs Visible Results
as of November 9, 2014
Sunday School ...................................................................... 248
Worship Attendance .............................................................. 236
............................................(Sanctuary - 210 and East Hall - 26)
Budget Gifts .............................................................. $11,695.60
Budget Requirements Weekly ................................... $20,868.00
Budget Gifts to Date ................................................ $706,704.45
Budget Requirements Year to Date ......................... $956,957.40
Laotian Gifts Sunday ...................................................... $679.00
Laotian Gifts Year to Date ........................................ $23,789.00
Benevolence Offerings are collected the second Sunday of each month.
EXTENDED SESSION
November 16, 2014
ETC Captain-Theresa Moore
Babies-Janie Butler & Joanne Trotter
Toddlers-Marie Adams & Susan Nally
Threes-Kacy Darnell & Doug Nally
Fours-Paula Webb & Servant Needed
B US MI NI S T RY
WORSHIP SCHEDULE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16
8:15 AM PRAYING FOR THE CHURCH - ROOM 128
9:00 AM LIBRARY OPEN UNTIL 10:40AM
9:30 AM SUNDAY SCHOOL (ENG & LAO)
10:45 AM MORNING WORSHIP (ENG & LAO)
12:30 PM EBENEZER KAREN CHURCH - ROOM 132
3:30 PM PERSONNEL COMMITTEE MEETING - ROOM 120
ZOMI BAPTIST WORSHIP - EAST HALL
6:00 PM ROOM IN THE INN - CRC
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 19
9:00 AM SENIORCIZE - CRC GYM
5:00 PM FAMILY FELLOWSHIP MEAL - FELLOWSHIP HALL
5:45 PM LIBRARY OPEN UNTIL 7:30 PM
6:00 PM A MAN AND HIS TRAPS - ROOM 134
PRAYING THROUGH ADVENT- ROOM 136
BEAUTIFUL MESS - ROOM 132
THE GOSPEL PROJECT (GRADES 7-12) - ROOM 311
GA’S (GIRLS GRADES 1-6) - ROOM 200
RA’S (BOYS GRADES 1-6) - ROOM 218
MISSION FRIENDS (PRESCHOOL) - ROOM 109
7:05 PM ADULT CHOIR REHEARSAL - CHOIR ROOM
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Morning: Robert E. Brown,
Stephen & Connie Scheffer
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Chuck Hutsell & Will Sensing
Stephen & Barbara Hoskins
ROOM IN THE INN
November 16, 2014
Hosts: Barry Ingle & Jim McGee
Meal: Adult 3A-A
Breakfast: Charlie Wiles Class
Laundry: Faith Maxwell, Martha Minardi
& Connie Winslett
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Update
www.crievewood.org
November 12, 2014
A WORD FROM DOUG...
How often has something happened in your life that
changed just about everything you did? And what if
that change hadn’t just happened – it was caused by
a conscious decision – to follow God’s will, even if
you know that it will create drastic changes in your
life, in your hopes and in your dreams…
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at Crievewood!
Hanging of the Green Celebra on Well – that happened to us. I know that not all of you
are football fans (though I pray that you will be
enlightened one day) but the Duty family are more
than fans – we live it. Our son, Aron was the
consummate football player. He learned plays faster
than he learned homework. For ten years he played
it, coached it, lived it, learned it, and breathed it. He
had placed his future and stake in life on playing pro
ball.
That may not mean much too you – but try
substituting your dreams and ambition into the same
passion – doing it, living it, sleeping it – even banking
on it. Then amid all that – take a year off. Yep, just
set it all aside – the “dreams,” the opportunities and
the passion. Now – do it because God calls you to
do something else for awhile. My son set aside a
year of playing football because he felt God calling
him to reach children/young youth and teach them
about Jesus.
A similar event happened in Jesus’ ministry on earth.
A young man who had it all: money, wealth, position.
It wasn’t just a dream of his, he was living it out. He
asked Jesus what he needed to do “inherit eternal
life.” And Jesus hit him directly at the heart.
“Jesus said to him, "If you wish to be complete, go
and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and
you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow
Me." Matthew 19:21
No, it wasn’t about the money. It was about what the
young man treasured more than God. It was about
his unwillingness to give up “his” dreams, his life, and
cont. on pg. 2
Join us as we kick‐off the
Christmas Season!
Sunday, November 23
4:00 p.m. Sanctuary
Community
Thanksgiving
Service & Meal
Sunday, November 23
5:30 p.m. Fellowship Hall
Called Business Meeting
Wednesday, November 19
at 5:30 p.m. - Fellowship Hall
For the purpose of hearing a recommendation for
Interim Minister of Music.
Greeters Needed for Special Services in
November & December!
Additional friendly faces are needed to greet guests for
the upcoming Community Thanksgiving Meal and
special Christmas services. If you can help, please
contact Vivian Hardison at [email protected] or
call 377-1233.
cont. from pg. 1
Nashville Baptist Toy Store
December 8-11
Shelby Ave. Baptist Church
his achievements. It was about a willingness to follow
Christ even at the expense of what was held maybe
even dearer than God, or in his case… not.
by Lucy Rudolph
The time is fast approaching for our annual drive to
collect new items to be given away to families at the
NBA Toy Store at Shelby Avenue Baptist Church. We
will be providing new toys, games, books, underwear,
clothes, stocking stuffers and fruit to each child and
family that is qualified to shop at our Toy Store.
As you are out shopping this year, be on the lookout for
these items that are on sale or seem to be a good price.
We will be collecting these items at the Hanging of the
Green and until the actual date of the Toy Store. A bin
will be in the hall by the elevator on the first floor.
Although, we have many volunteers from Crievewood
working the entire set-up and the week it is open, we
need more to help shoppers thru the store. The hours
are from 8:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. If you could only give
a couple of hours on one of these days, it would be
really appreciated.
Gloria Price is the contact person for volunteers and her
number is 615-824-4200 or 615-400-5608 or
[email protected]
WE NEED YOU!!
East Asia Missionary to be at Crievewood
by Nelda Brown
Ben and Shellie serve with the International Mission
Board (IMB) in East Asia. They have been stateside,
living in Judson’s missionary house for 6 months.
Before they return to the field, Shellie will be at
Crievewood on two occasions. Women: Shellie will
share with us in the Craft Room, on Tuesday night,
December 2 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to come
and hear. Parents: On Wednesday night, December
3 at 6:00p.m., Shellie will be sharing with the GAs
and maybe the RAs, also. She will tell how she felt
God calling her to missions while being a part of GAs
in her church. Therefore, she looks for opportunities
to share with GAs.
Shellie is the mother to three elementary age
children. They have been a part of the Classical
Conversations Home School group which meets at
Crievewood on Mondays. We will find her energetic
and excited to tell how the Lord is working in her life
and life of her family as they return to East Asia
January 1, 2015. When our Week of Prayer begins
you will want to pay special attention to Day Seven,
which features Ben and Shellie’s work for the Lord in
East Asia.
The story goes on to say that – “But when the young
man heard this statement, he went away grieved; for
he was one who owned much property.” (verse 22)
All that he held dear – he wasn’t willing to give it up to
do what God was calling him to do. It was hard, it
would impact all that he was doing in his life, all that
he had hung his hat on. And the result, he left miserable.
My son took a year off from all that he had held dear
as a life passion (a favorite saying of ours was –
“Jesus Christ is life, everything else is football.”) It
was a hard choice. He did go back to football, even
college football (a severe concussion {#4} ended
that). But even that sent him to his real passion,
serving the community, helping and protecting others.
What he thought would be a dream life, turned into
his dream – only a greater dream that God planned,
and he is far more satisfied.
The question I want you to think about is the same
question that Jesus asks the young ruler. Will you
leave what you call “valuable,” what you hold dear to
do what God is calling you to do? What is it that you
hear God calling you to do? It could be the difference
between a life of satisfaction – and a life of grief.
We love you –
Doug
Just a Reminder!
WOM Bible Study
Tuesday, November 18
at 9:30 a.m. in Room 136
Wednesday Night Supper
November 26 - No Meal Due to Holiday
Poinsettias Orders due
Monday, November 17th
If you would like to purchase a
poinsettia in memory or in honor of a
loved-one, look for envelopes at the
Welcome Desk or in the vestibule. Please return your
order no later than Monday, November 17. Plants are
$10 each and will be on display in the sanctuary
during the Christmas season. You are welcome to
take your poinsettia following the Christmas Eve
Candlelight Service on December 24.
Pies for the Nashville
Rescue Mission
As Thanksgiving Day approaches
and we are reminded to be
thankful for all our blessings and as we look for others
to bless, please plan to donate pies. Please bring pies
to the Welcome Center by 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday,
November 25. The Mission serves Thanksgiving meals
on Wednesday and Thursday. Lots of people come to
eat so lots of desserts are needed.
Friday, November 14
11:30 a.m.
Fellowship Hall
All women are invited to attend the fellowship and
meeting of the Women on Mission. We begin each
meeting with coffee and fellowship at 9:30 a.m.
At 10:00 a.m., following the fellowship time, we will
be studying about a decision facing every believer “I
Will Serve.” The scripture passage for this study is
found in Joshua 24:1-28.
Come and join in the fellowship and learning together. These passages give us an indication of the
choice we made when we accepted Christ and chose
to follow His leadership. The question is asked, “Will
we serve the Lord?”
Welcome New Member
Akari Simpson - by Baptism
November 19 - Triple S: Salad, Sandwich
& Soup, Dessert
Alternate Meal - Hamburger & Chips
Nov 16: Awi Siam
Nov 17: Lam Dim, Stephen Hoskins, Erin Ringenberg,
Stephen Scheffer, Larry Williams
Nov 18: Shirley Hutsell, Janice Sensing
Nov 19: Isabella Monarez, Ethan Rainwater
Nov 20: Goldie Agee, Tiffany Armstrong
Nov 21: Mark Beischl, Joe Springer, Scottie Whitehurst
Thank You
To Our Church Isabella, Cyndy, Jim and I want to tell you how very much
we appreciate your prayer, cards, calls and visits. Mike
grew up in Crievewood and continued to love and
appreciate his many friends here. Each of you is special
to us and we ask you to continue remembering us in your
prayers.
Isabella and Cyndy Monarez,
Mae Frances and Jim Keeton
Minister / Deacon On-Call
Have information about someone in the hospital or with
another ministry need? Please notify the church office
during the week (832-5968) so we can minister
appropriately. The minister / deacon on call November 15
-16 is Patti Morris (668-4442). Call her with any
emergency within the church family.
Operation Christmas Child
Shoeboxes ready to pick up
by Barbara Hoskins
A small shoebox can have a big
impact. What goes into the box is fun, but what comes
out of it is eternal. You can be a part of changing
children’s lives all over the world in Jesus’ Name
through the power of a simple gift with Operation
Christmas Child. Fill your
shoeboxes with small toys
such as dolls, yo-yos, balls, jump ropes, coloring books
and stickers; candy (except chocolate); hygiene items
such as soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes and wash
clothes; clothing items such as socks and gloves;
school supplies such as pencils, writing pads, markers,
pencil sharpeners and scissors.
You can even build your own shoebox online if you are
short on time. Also, if you have ever wanted to know
the destination of your shoebox, you can donate online
and follow your shoebox.
We only have a few weeks left. Please consider
adding one more box this year and bless a child with
gifts and more importantly, the gospel.
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