Women's Ministry Kick-Off Event Sign-ups This week
The Mission needs food donations for Thanksgiving
Christmas Eve Service
Reminders from Sunday's Sermon - "Consider One Another"
IMPORTANT SIGN UPS THIS WEEK:
Women's Ministry Kick-Off Event STOP AT THE MINISTRY CONNECTION ON SUNDAY!
On December 6 at 6pm, we will be having our final Members' Meeting of 2015. There will be a lot covered at this meeting. The FY2016 Budget will be voted on and we will vote on the nominations put forth for Elder (Rick Benefield) and Deacon of Stewardship (Dean Eyres). Any new business to be discussed should be brought to the Elders ahead of time. Documents pertaining to that meeting will be available THIS Sunday, November 22.
WOMEN'S MINISTRY KICK-OFF EVENT The Women's ministry will be having its kick-off on Sunday, January 3 following the morning worship service. Mark your calendars now to come out and learn more about this ministry and how you can be a part of it. The theme for this kick-off will be "Souper Sunday" and it will involve a lunch! Sign up to attend and bring food at the Ministry Connection Tables starting THIS Sunday, November 22 - December 13. Sign up to let us know that you are coming and what you can bring to make our first official women's activity a "SOUPER" time! We will also begin a new Equip class on Sunday, January 3rd as well. Stay tuned for more details! Hope to see you all then! If you have questions please see one of the members of the women's committee or contact Amy Morris.
Youth will be meeting this Sunday, November 22, from 6-8pm at KCA.
WARM MINISTRY We will be hosting WARM (Wrap Arms 'Round Many) this coming week, November 22-29 in a joint effort with LBC. Please be in prayer for all the participants and volunteers of WARM. If you are able and willing to help but didn't sign up, please contact Chris Massetti at firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MISSION THANKSGIVING
The Mission is seeking individuals who would be willing to cook turkeys and bring them to the Mission on Thanksgiving Day, November 26. The Mission will supply the turkeys, they just need people to volunteer to cook them. They are also looking for food donations for the Thanksgiving dinner that can be brought to the Mission on or before November 26. If you can serve the Mission in this way, please call Brenda at 760-902-8648 or email: email@example.com
List of food needed:
3 cases/boxes of Sterno cans
Individual butter patties
Large coffee creamers (Sweet Cream, Original, Hazelnut)
Frozen Green Beans (if able to cook and deliver on Thanksgiving day, that would be helpful)
12 quarts Chicken or Turkey broth for gravy and stuffing
5 lbs sweet onion
5 lbs oranges
5 dozen eggs
Disposable salt & pepper shakers
Any side dish or salad
Any dessert (e.g. Pumpkin pie, Apple Pie, Cake, etc.)
The Elders have nominated Dean Eyres to serve as Deacon of Stewardship. Dean would be replacing Rick Benefield, pending Rick's election to serve as an elder at the December 6 Members' Meeting. Rick was put forward as an Elder Candidate at the September 13 Members' Meeting. To see more information about Rick from our website, click here. Both Rick and Dean will be brought to the congregation for approval on December 6. The congregation, as stated in the by-laws, has 30 days to notify the elders as to why either man would not be qualified to serve in either capacity.
FY2016 BUDGET The 2016 Budget is now available in preparation for the December 6 Members' Meeting. You can pick up a copy at the Ministry Connection on Sunday or by contacting the church office.
Can you draw? The Children's Ministry is looking for someone (or a few people) to help create visual memory aids for our Fighter Verses. If you are creative/artistic and willing to help with this project, please contact Erin Mangan at firstname.lastname@example.org
This will be our last week of our current sermon series entitled "Life Together." This week we will look at "Be Thankful For One Another."
2015 LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING
The Lottie Moon Christmas Offering will kick off with the Week of Prayer for International Missions from November 29 - December 6. The offering will take place throughout the month of December. Our RGBC Giving Goal is $7,500. Start praying & planning now to give so that the International Mission Board can help churches send missionaries to the billions who have yet to hear the Good News!
INTERVARSITY BIBLE STUDY SUPPORT
We are currently supporting InterVarsity ministry at St. Mary's College. RGBC will be providing snacks for an upcoming Bible study on Thursday, December 3 at 8:15pm. We are seeking volunteers to provide snacks for approximately 50 students for InterVarsity. They are requesting a combination of sweet and savory snacks. Suggestions include chicken wings, meatballs, chips & salsa, ice cream sundae makings, Chik-Fil-A platters, etc. You are also encouraged to join their Bible study that night if you are available and to encourage the students. If you are able to help with the snacks and deliver them to the college, please contact Joe Pelletier at 301-373-3869.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Join us Christmas Eve for worship at 6pm at KCA.
In order that we would have sufficient parking for our RGBC guests, we are asking regular attenders that are able and especially those that arrive early for set-up or praise team to park on the KCA Office side parking lot. As a reminder for everyone, the first two rows of the parking lot by the gym is reserved for guests and handicapped parking. We don't want any guests to be turned away for a lack of parking. Thanks for your cooperation!
FALL EQUIP CLASSES
New Fall EQUIP classes have begun! There are three classes offered during the EQUIP time (9-10am):
1. Christians in the Workplace - Led by Aaron Traver & Chris Massetti (KCA Music Room)
2. Discipling (12 weeks) - Led by Trey Mangan & Adam Polk (Youth Hallway)
3. Gospel-Shaped Worship (12 weeks) - Led by Dan Doig (This class is primarily directed toward all participants in the Worship Arts Ministry) (KCA Multi-purpose Room)
The classes will run from September 13 to December 6. You can still sign up online here.
2015-2016 HOME GROUPS
If you have not been a part of a Home Group, you are encouraged to join one! You can sign up for a Home Group online here. There will be seven Home Groups to choose from for the new ministry year. They are:
RGBC PRAYER WARRIOR TEAM
Do you consider yourself a prayer warrior? Do you enjoy praying for others' needs? We will be launching a new team of individuals who will be praying for the needs of our congregation. If you would like to be part of this team and truly commit to pray for the needs that are sent, please contact the Church office. All prayer requests will be emailed to each Prayer Warrior Team Member, so please include the email that you would want those requests sent to. The Prayer Team will each pray individually so there aren't any meetings to attend! Prayerfully consider joining this team to support our congregation through prayer.
Visit our new volunteer page on our website and see how you can get plugged in at RGBC! See a list of volunteer opportunities, position descriptions and fill out the form on the website:http://www.rgbcmd.org/connect/volunteer/
November 22 - "Life Together" Series (Be Thankful For One Another) - 1 Corinthians 1:4-9 - Omar Fernandez November 29 - Advent Series - "Light in the Shadows" - Genesis 3 - Pastor Adam Polk December 6 - Advent Series - "Light in the Shadows" - Genesis 22 - Pastor Adam Polk December 13 - Advent Series - "Light in the Shadows" - Exodus - Pastor Adam Polk
A few reminders from Sunday's Sermon - Consider One Another:
Stir up others to love and good works:
1 Thessalonians 5:14: "And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all."
Each of these have need of "spurring on" due to certain kinds of blindness in their lives: "How People Change" by Tripp/Lane
Blindness of identity - people often do not have a proper gospel perspective on who they are. Thus they 1) underestimate the presence and power of sin and 2) fail to see their identity in Christ.
Blindness to Provision - tells us we have everything we need for life and godliness. Yes we have the Bible with its commands, principles, warnings and promises. But we also have Christ himself!
Blindness to God's Process - while we are positionally righteous we do not become actually righteous. That's a process that includes constant work, growth, and even repentance. This is where we often need the help of others!
None of this can happen if we aren't meeting with each other regularly!!
We need to meet regularly AND engage other believers for their edification!
The verse to be memorized and recited this week:
"Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins, for your name's sake!"
How can we pray for you? Send your requests to email@example.com The prayer team consists of the Elders, Deacons, Church Staff and a small group of individuals that have committed to pray for RGBC needs. You can also submit prayer requests on our website: http://www.rgbcmd.org/prayer-requests/
OUR CHURCH FAMILY
Kaitlin Gough - Extensive testing done this week. Prayers for answers.
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