The Witness - First Baptist Church

The Witness
The Monthly Newsletter of
Southern
Baptist
Church
December 2014
Volume 18 Number 12
New Members
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From Pastor Glenn…
It is hard to believe that I am writing an article for December! This year has truly gone by fast!
As I look back I am amazed at all the Lord has accomplished and continue to see Him do. We
have added many new families this year and just a couple of weeks ago I was noticing how
many children were in our service on Sunday morning. God has blessed us with new children
and youth in Sunday School and many new adults in Bible Study. I am thankful for the many
teachers and workers who prepare and minister to our church family. God is using so many to reach and minister
to the body of Christ.
As we enter this Christmas Season we have a great opportunity to share with those we contact the love of Christ
and the true meaning of Christmas. A friendly smile, a warm handshake, or a hug goes a long way to encourage
others. You will meet many at the stores who have that “Ba Humbug” attitude. Make sure you notice those who
may really be hurting during this season and share the Love of Christ with them.
Don’t forget our Christmas Eve service on the 24th at 5:00 pm. Invite your friends and neighbors to join us. Let us
truly celebrate the real reason for the season. God bless you all and Happy Thanksgiving, too!
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Women on Mission
The Women on Mission meet in the Fellowship Hall at 12:00 for a potluck
luncheon. President, Pam Newman opened the meeting at 12:30 with prayer
and read the Watchword from Luke 8:34.
Else Crites presented the program on the necessity of daily faithful prayer.
She reported from an article in the Mission Mosaic magazine and shared her life experiences on faithful prayers.
She used Judges 6 and 12 as part of her program. Gideon could not believe God would use him and wanted God to
give him a sign. Do we look for signs? Else asked for discussion on this subject. She asked for prayers for our
Missionaries and especially for Missionaries in Hawaii.
Our Random Act of Kindness for December will be to take cookies and a note of appreciation to our clinic. We
will also bring bags of fruit for the Awana program. We will continue to help with the youth ministry by providing
meals as needed.
The next meeting will be December 11th at the home of Carol Hanks. A Christmas brunch will be provided at
10:00 am.
Respectively Submitted
Carol Hanks, Secretary
BLANKET DRIVE
Help benefit others with blankets, comforters,
bed spreads, sleeping bags, and quilts...anything
to keep someone warm!! New or gently used.
Clean and folded.
Bring them to the church by December 14th.
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Bible Studies starts at 6:30 pm
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Kings Men: Men’s Ministry
“As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)
The men have begun our study in the book of Proverbs. John Potts is leading this study. Please join us
each Wednesday at 6:30 pm for our look into God's word.
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Bible Study Opportunities
TUESDAY’S
Lead By: Nancy North
Start Date/Time: January 6th at 9:30 am at her home
Study: “Living with Discernment in the End
Times” by Kay Arthur, David Lawson, and Bob Vereen
Lead By: Dave North
Start Date/Time: Current study at 9:30 am at his home
Study: The book of Galatians
WEDNESDAY’S
Lead By: Various Leaders (a Co-Ed study)
Start Date/Time: January 7th at 6:30 pm at church
Study: “Culture Shock” by Chip Ingram
THURSDAY’S
Lead By: Sara Shields
Start Date/Time: December 4th at 6:30 pm at church
Study: “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp
PLEASE CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE TO REGISTER!!
Heart to Heart Women’s Ministry
Merry Christmas from Heart to Heart
Two thousand years ago in Bethlehem, a star shone brightly over a stable, and the world received a very
important gift. That is when Jesus first came to earth to walk among us and save us from our sin. It was,
is, and always will be the greatest gift we will ever receive. And that is what we celebrate every Christmas.
There was incredible joy available to us with the birth of the Christ child. Join us and keep Christ in
Christmas throughout this blessed season.
With the unbelievable gift of a Savior it should be the desire of each of us to get to know Him better; to
walk so close to Him that we are in His shadow. The Heart to Heart Women’s Ministry is supporting three
Bible Studies for women beginning in January. There is one on Tuesday mornings, one on Wednesday evenings,
and one on Thursday evenings. Watch your bulletin for more information as to the time of the study and the
study that is being offered. It is the desire of H2H that each women in this valley, in this community, in
this church be offered an opportunity to grow in their walk with the Lord. You are laying up treasures in your
heart as you know Him to the fullest.
VALI craft day is led by Terry Lee. She is having waaaaay toooo much fun by herself with these folks. Give
her a call and see if you can’t get a piece of the blessings she is enjoying.
Mugs and Muffins has two groups meeting on Thursday mornings. Follow the bulletin so that you will know
what home is hosting the prayer time that week. It is indeed a privilege to go to the foot of the throne and
pray for our country, state, community, church, and each other. Be blessed and pray!
May the joy of this Christmas Season fill your heart with the realization of who
Christ is in your heart!
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Happy
Anniversary to...
12-2
12-5
12-10
12-15
12-18
12-20
12-23
12-26
12-27
12-28
12-29
12-29
12-31
Jim & Pat Bollin
Eston & Susie Harrington
Buff & Mary Honodel
Larry & Freida Perry
Jim & June Kilburn
Mike & Sara Shields
James & Jean Dennis
Mikal & Betty Johansen
Jim & Linda Griffin
Jim & Leslie Parkes
Dean & Liz VanSomeren
Charles & Linda Woodard
Bear & Candace McDaniel
VOLUME 18
NUMBER 12
VALI Services
Held the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each
month at 6:15 pm. We welcome anyone
interested in coming, sharing and singing
with our special friends! Contact Jim &
Leslie Parkes at 479-790-8701.
Happy
Birthday to...
12-1
12-1
12-2
12-4
12-7
12-7
12-8
12-10
12-10
12-10
12-10
12-13
12-13
12-16
12-18
12-18
12-19
12-19
12-22
12-24
12-25
12-27
12-29
12-29
Judy Elkington
Carrie Roth
Joy Lowe
Timothy Deatherage
Casey Nordyke
Corey Nardyke
Debbra Stoering
Eston Harrington
Iris Supan
Emanuel Weathers
Dana Wyrick
Anna Deatherage
Kay Priestly
Larry Secor
Patty Pickerill
Dean VanSomeren
Fran Pepper
Gwen Shock
Maddie Vittitow
Kaylan Stoering
Jesus Christ
Kilyn Roth
Dolores Stoesser
Charles Woodard
FAMILY NIGHT
Wednesday night schedule for men, women,
and youth.
Prayer meeting from 6:00-6:30 pm.
Bible studies from 6:30-8:00 pm.
Youth from 6:30-8:00 pm with dinner.
We are planning the Thanksgiving Dinner
for November 23rd. The Fellowship Hall
will be decorated for autumn. We’ll have
turkey, dressing, green bean casserole,
gravy, and cranberry sauce. We will eat
together right after church. Come join the
festivities. Bring potatoes (to go with the
gravy), vegetables, and desserts. Come give
thanks to God with us.
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YOUTH ACTIVITIES
Please continue to pray for our Youth Committee as
we continue to search for God’s man for our
church. Thank You!
We will be going back to the Salvation Army in
December to serve a meal to the homeless and
distribute toys to the children in Pueblo. (Please
watch for dates in the bulletin).
We will be helping Ruth Mitchell at the Share
Center with Thanksgiving baskets and Christmas
events.
Youth Christmas Party is Wednesday, December
10th at 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall.
Every Day God Encounter
Wednesday’s
Dinner served at
6:30 pm
Bible Study from
7:00 - 8:00 pm
15
9:00A Administrative Mtg.
22
29
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9:30A Sunday School
10:45A Worship
6:00P Children’s Musical
and Jesus Birthday Party
21
9:30A Sunday School
10:45A Worship
5:00P Mission Meeting
6:00P Christmas Fellowship
28
9:30A Sunday School
10:45A Worship
NO Evening Worship
30
23
16
4:00P AWANA - Musical
and Jesus Birthday Party
9
4:00P AWANA - Store
2
4:00P AWANA
1
8
9:30A Fellowship Meeting
6:00P Gwen’s SS Class Party
Tue
Mon
January 1
Church Office Closed
Church Office Closed
Church Office Closed
Church Office Closed
31
NO Wednesday Activities
25
18
9:00A Mugs and Muffins I
9:30A Mugs and Muffins II
6:00P Cleaning of FH
6:30P Ladies Bible Study
11
9:00A Mugs and Muffins I
9:30A Mugs and Muffins II
10:00A WOM at Carol’s
6:00P Cleaning of FH
6:15P VALI Service
6:30P Ladies Bible Study
4
9:00A Mugs and Muffins I
9:30A Mugs and Muffins II
6:00P Cleaning of FH
6:15P Children’s Musical at
VALI
6:30P Ladies Bible Study
Thu
24
5:00P Candlelight Service
17
4:30P Women’s Ministry
Team Meeting
6:00P Prayer Meeting
6:30P Bible Studies
6:30P EDGE Youth Night
10
11:00A VALI Crafts
6:00P Prayer Meeting
6:30P Bible Studies
6:30P Youth Christmas Party
3
12:00P Ministerial Alliance
Meeting
6:00P Prayer Meeting
6:30P Bible Studies
6:30P EDGE Youth Night
Wed
Church Office Closed
26
NO SCHOOL until Jan 5th
19
12
8:00A Men’s Community
Prayer Breakfast
6:00P Fellowship & Game
Night
5
6:00P Monty’s SS Class Party
Fri
27
20
2:00-5:00P Community
Christmas Dinner
13
6:00P Larry’s SS Class Party
6
Sat
Do you have something to add to the calendar? Call the church office at 783-2498.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - DECEMBER ‘14
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9:30A Sunday School
10:45A Worship/
Communion
2:00 & 4:00P Community
Choir Concert
5:00P Deacon Meeting
6:00P Called Business Mtg.
Sun
Offsite
Fellowship Hall
Sanctuary
Classroom
First Baptist Church
410 South 6th, P.O. Box 296
Westcliffe, CO 81252
www.firstbaptistwestcliffe.com
Phone: (719) 783-2498