Christmas offering goal is $175,000,000. Our local goal as a church is $14,000. A record-breaking $154 million was collected for the 2013 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, thanks to the generous giving of Southern Baptists to international missions. Thus far for 2014 we have received for a church total of $11,434.00. This Sunday, January 25, will be the last opportunity to give an offering.
Lottie Moon Christmas Offering
The following members (in italics) were presented and approved this past Sunday evening during the Quarterly Business Meeting to serve on the following committee’s.
- The Personnel Committee: Misti Palmer (´15), Jean Reeder (´15), Joey Smothers (´15), Steve Harris (´16), Steve Rudd, Chairman (´16), Tammy Benton (´17), Cheryl Glaze (´17), and Rick Watson (´17).
- The Stewardship Committee: Len Bell, Chairman (´15), Richard Jones (´15), Saundra Russell (´15), Jeff Sims (´16), Betty McWhorter (´16), Luther Laney (´17), Charles Morrison (´17), and Felix Phillips (´17).
- The Weekday Education Committee: JoAnn Linkous (´15), Ginger Sims (´15), Bruyne Rollins, Chairman (´16), David Hewitt (´17), and Tabitha Smothers (´17).
Sunday School Surveys
This Sunday, January 25, is the last day to return your Sunday School surveys. This survey is for everyone whether you regularly attend Sunday School or not; your opinion is important and will be used to determine what steps should be taken to make any improvements needed to Sunday School in the future. Please return them in the designated boxes near the Information Table.
2014 Contribution Statements
The 2014 contribution statements will be available for you to pick up this Sunday morning, January 25, outside the Library.
The church will be offering a marriage retreat beginning Friday evening at 6:00 p.m., February 20, concluding Saturday, February 21, at noon. This will be a great time to get away, enjoy the scenery and your spouse. The Retreat will be at Guntersville State Lodge and the cost will be $140.00 per couple. Please sign-up at the Information Table or see Bridgette Guest, Minister of Children, for more details.
New Sunday School Class
Brandon Moore, student minister, has begun a new Sunday School class called Journey. This class is for adults that are around mid 20’s to early 30’s, either single or married and need a place to connect and really dig in the Word. At this stage in life there are many new journeys that we begin and the purpose of this class is to help each other navigate these journeys through encouragement, fellowship, and Bible study. If you are interested in joining this class or have any questions feel free to ask Brandon (Bubba).
New Bible Study
It’s not too late to join our new Bible study entitled, “Growing in the Fruit of the Spirit” by First Place 4 Health each Wednesday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. You can purchase the study guide at firstplace4health.com, amazon.com, and the Gospel Lighthouse. Jean Reeder will be the facilitator and if you have any questions, please contact her at (256)353-6714. You may also sign up at the Information Table.
The Adult Praise Band is looking for an acoustic guitar player or perhaps a bass player. Please see Greg for more information.
Senior Adult Game Night
There will be a Game Night for the Senior Adults Friday, January 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the Activity Room. All Senior Adults are invited. Please bring finger foods. If you are interested, please sign-up at the Information Table.
Tastin’ Bee Cookbooks
If anyone that was not able to attend the Tastin’ Bee would like to purchase a cookbook for $5 see Tammy Benton.
Promiseland Preschool 2015-2016 Registration
On Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. in the Fieldhouse, we are learning how to, not just read the Bible, but study it for ourselves. Join us as we study the book of Joshua We usually have food, so please let Melissa Moore know if you plan on attending.
D-NOW Mission Project
We need your help to collect the items listed below to meet our goal of 25 compassion kits. Please bring all donations to the church by January 30. Here are the items we need:
Man Kit: White Sleeveless t-shirt, socks, disposable razor, toothbrush/paste, bar of soap.
Woman Kit: Pair of slippers or sandals, scrunchy, toothpaste/brush, bar of soap, q-tips.
DNOW is January 30 – February 1. The Kickoff rally will be January 28 at 6:30 p.m. at Decatur Baptist. The cost is $50 and this covers the cost of food and Bible study materials for the weekend. Students need to sign-up at soon as possible. Any adults wanting to help be a host home, driver, or small group leader please let Brandon know as soon as possible.
Save the Date
We will be having the AWANA Grand Prix on March 15 at 5:45 p.m. Each child currently in AWANA that wishes to race must make a car (old ones will not be allowed for kids). The cost of the kit will be $5.00 and can be purchased during AWANA. We will have workdays, in the Activity Room, where gentlemen will volunteer there time on Sunday afternoons to work on cars beginning February 8 – March 1. Please see the sign up sheet on the Information Table to sign up for your child’s assigned workday. We will also have an open class that will allow adults to race their treasured cars as well!
AWANA resumes this Wednesday night, January 14 at 5:45 p.m.
3’s, 4’s, and 5’s (not in kindergarten) will meet this Sunday evening in the Jungle Room at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Evening for Children
Children (kindergarten – 4th grade) will meet this Sunday evening in the Theatre at 6:00 p.m.
Sunday Evening for 5th & 6th Grade
The 5th & 6th grade will meet this Sunday evening in the Alley at 6:00 p.m.