The Facilities and Grounds team

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Posted on : 21-12-2017 | By : wmb | In : Uncategorized

The Facilities and Grounds team will be continuing work on the functionality, safety, and security of our nursery and preschool areas. There is a lot of excitement about, what has already been done in these areas and the plans for the near future, so come be a part.

The excitement for our very first Children’s Church Worship Service on Sunday December 3rd is also building. We will be preparing an inviting environment in part of the Fellowship Hall for our children to have a creative time of praise, worship, and learning about God’s word. I don’t know what all my lovely wife has in mind yet, but I know we will be doing our part to help make it a great success.

If you would like to help with any of our ongoing projects, please give me (Darren) a call at 713-417-0365. If I don’t answer, please leave me a message or send me a text 😉

Opportunity to Serve… CHRISTMAS DINNER IN WALLER COUNTY

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Posted on : 21-12-2017 | By : wmb | In : Uncategorized

Opportunity to Serve… CHRISTMAS DINNER IN WALLER COUNTY This year we have an opportunity to be involved a joint effort between the Churches in Waller County and the Sheriff’s office to provide Christmas dinner (on Christmas day) for those in the county who may otherwise do without. The organizers are asking churches to sign up volunteers to help pack and/or deliver the Christmas dinners on Christmas Day. If you would like to help pack dinners, please sign up in our foyer. Expect to arrive at the Waller County Fairgrounds at 9:00 AM Christmas morning. Those helpers will be expected to finish between noon and 3:00 PM. If you would like to volunteer to drive to deliver meals, please arrive at the Waller County Fairgrounds by 11:00 AM. All meals are expected to be delivered by 3 PM on Christmas Day. By giving a little time from our Christmas celebration, and showing Christian love we can make this Christmas brighter for many who may need just that. Pray about your involvement. See April or Maudell with any questions you have.

Thank You – OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD

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Posted on : 21-12-2017 | By : wmb | In : Uncategorized

THANK YOU to everyone who helped bring “Good News and Great Joy” to children around the world through OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD. Many boys and girls will experience God’s love through the 47 shoeboxes collected this year. It was so amazing to see all of church members together collecting items and helping to pack boxes! Thank you for all your donations! Pray for the children who will be receiving these boxes and that we can continue to spread Gods love around the world!
Thanks- Sharnel

Missions Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions

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Posted on : 21-12-2017 | By : wmb | In : Uncategorized

In Southern Baptist life December is the month when we focus on International missions. Through prayer and the annual Lottie Moon Christmas offering Southern Baptists worldwide provide encouragement and support for the 3596 missionaries serving around the world, some in very remote and dangerous areas. These men and women, and in many cases their families, live among those they serve and witness and minister to. THE GOSPEL IS THE GOAL!

The International Mission Board has a single goal: take the gospel of Jesus Christ to the lost people of the world. There are over 2.8 billion people who have never heard the hope of the gospel. IMB missionaries, men and women called by God to the mission field, live in global cities (London, Mexico City) and hard-to-access places (Nepal, North Africa, Middle East) around the world. In Jesus name their presence, love, and message are making a difference in many lives. Praise God! Our prayers and financial support help them to spread the gospel, teach new believers, train pastors and teachers, and plant new churches. Please be generous in your offering and sacrificial in your prayers for them and those they serve.
The designated week of prayer is December 3-10. We will be receiving the LMCO all during the month of December.

Hark the Harold performed by the AD Players

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Posted on : 09-11-2017 | By : wmb | In : Uncategorized

6pm Dec 3rd at The Fellowship

Hark the Harold
Written by Melanie Hampton

Harold is not the brightest angel in the heavenly host, and his enthusiastic shenanigans are really trying the patience of his new partner, Gabriel. As the two carry Godʼs message to Joseph and Mary, will the angels realize His plans for redemption? Find out in this heavenly production full of laughter and Christmas joy.

Friends of the Children’s Ministry

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Posted on : 03-11-2017 | By : wmb | In : Uncategorized

What: Meeting of Friends of the Children’s Ministry
When: 11:15 am – 12:15 pm, Saturday, December 2, 2017
Where: Nursey/Preschool Area
Focus: Nursery/Preschool
Guest speaker: Dana Kawata

Anyone interested please join us.

Topics that may be discussed include:

• What do parents want to see when they enter the Nursey doors
• How might we make check-in and check-out more safe and efficient
• What are some safety and health issues that would be important to consider
• What short term physical changes might be made to improve efficiency, health and safety
• What long term changes might we plan for future growth
• How might we better schedule our people resources

Essentials Discipleship Groups

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Posted on : 03-11-2017 | By : wmb | In : Uncategorized

Essentials Discipleship Groups – small groups focusing on discipleship. The tool we use is Discipleship Essentials by Greg Ogden a resource Pastor John discovered and approved. Jesus’s command in Matthew 28:19 is “make disciples”. The format is small group setting of 3 to 4 journeying together through 25 sessions of discovery in typically an every-other-week format. Greg Ogden gives an overview in this video clip: Greg Ogden on Essentials Groups . If you have interest or want to know more, contact Wendell or Cynthia

Martin Luther On Trial

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Posted on : 03-11-2017 | By : wmb | In : Uncategorized

We were a group of 19, including 5 students, that attended this fantastic performance by the Fellowship for Performing arts. It was especially meaningful to see this live on-stage performance just 3 days before the 500th anniversary of the Reformation which is October 31st. In 1517, a young Augustinian monk nailed 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenburg Germany. This act launched the Protestant Reformation, or Revolt, depending on your point of view. Luther’s influence was great and far reaching. On page 151 in our hymnals is the hymn “A Mighty Fortress
Is Our God”. Both lyrics and melody were penned by Martin Luther between 1527 and 1529.

The play takes place in The Afterlife at a Crossroads between Heaven and Hell. Lucifer is the prosecutor and Katie Von Bora, Martin Luther’s wife, is the defense attorney with Saint Peter as the Judge. The accusation Lucifer brings is that Martin Luther, as a result of his 95 Theses, splintered the Christian Church and in so doing committed the “unforgiveable sin” and should rightly be consigned to Hell. A parade of witness for the prosecution included Hitler, Sigmund Freud and for the defense Martin Luther King Jr. and Pope Francis.

During the trial there were historical flashbacks to key moments in Luther’s life.

From Lucifer’s side of the stage smoke bellowed from Hell. The lighting, sound, staging and costuming were excellent! Having seen all Fellowship for Performing Arts productions to date this was the best yet!

Stay tuned! C.S. Lewis: The Most Reluctant Convert will be coming to Houston in 2018, probably around March.

A GREAT BIG THANKS …

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Posted on : 03-11-2017 | By : wmb | In : Uncategorized

Thanks to Ms. Shar-nel and Ms. Brandi and Ms. Jocelyn for sharing their time and talents to teach Super Second Saturday and Sunday School. We are so grateful to have ladies who will lend a helping hand. Thank you all for helping share God’s love with our kids.

Praise & Answered Prayers!

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Posted on : 03-11-2017 | By : wmb | In : Uncategorized

Marla asked for prayer for the nursery. From those prayers:

 We are excited and blessed to have had Dana Kawata, Preschool Minister at Crossroads Baptist church (Crossroads Baptist Staff), do an “outside eyes” walk through of our nursery/preschool area. She also stayed several hours to help rearrange, sort and organize this area.

 Brandi Massey has volunteered to be the pre- school Sunday School teacher and Marla will be the Nursery Sunday School teacher.