Announcements, Sept. 23, 2016
“Imperfect as it is, it is the dearest place on earth to us.” This is how Charles Spurgeon described the church in a sermon preached in 1861. Our text this week, 1 Timothy 3:14–16, gives us a glimpse of why the church should be so dear to Christians. Paul describes it as the household of God, where the living God dwells, upon which the truth of the gospel rests. My hope as we work through this text is that we will fall more in love with this dearest place on earth called the church.
See you Sunday!
Connect ‘16 (Sept. 23, 5:45–10 p.m.; Sept. 24, 9 a.m.–12:45 p.m.) || Our annual women’s retreat begins Friday night with Cry Out, a nationwide prayer event for women. There will be break-out sessions on Saturday morning. Both sessions include a meal, and childcare will be provided for those who need it. Sign up online today if you haven’t yet.
Sunday Morning Classes (Sundays, 9 a.m.) || Classes will last 8–10 weeks starting Sept. 18, and childcare will be available. E-mail Molly Copley to sign up! Our Fall classes are:
- “Foundations of the Faith” (taught by Reuben Moyana)
- “Pursuing Joy” (a study of Lloyd-Jones’ Spiritual Depression, taught by Robert Ward and Joseph Davis)
Starting Pointe (Oct. 1–2) || Membership in the local church is where Gospel, Community, and Mission intersect. Whether you’re interested in joining or just want to know more about CrossPointe, please join us for this two-session class (Sat., 9 a.m.–noon; Sun., 5–7:30 p.m.). We’ll provide childcare as well as food at both sessions. Contact Robert Ward to sign up!
MWF: “Hard Sayings of the Bible” (Wed., 5:45–7:30 p.m., Oct. 5–Nov. 9) || Join us for six weeks of tough, even (seemingly) contradictory truths found in Scripture. Dinner ($5/person) starts at 5:45 p.m., followed by teaching at 6:30. There will be childcare as well.
Dr. Crawford Loritts Preaching (Oct. 16) || Mark your calendar for our guest preacher on Sunday, Oct. 16. Dr. Loritts is the senior pastor of Fellowship Bible Church in Roswell, Ga., and a council-member of the Gospel Coalition.
Child Dedication (Oct. 30; class, Oct. 23) || If you would like to dedicate to the Lord your newborn or newly adopted child during the worship service on Oct. 30, please contact Robert Ward. There is a prerequisite class the Sunday before (Oct. 23 at 9 a.m.) in Classroom A.
KidKeepers Needed || KidKeepers are paid volunteers who care for the church’s children during various events. If you’d like to serve contact Molly Copley. Volunteers must complete Children’s Ministry training before serving.