FAMILY CHURCH HAPPENINGS, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016

UPCOMING EVENTS

OCTOBER 2016
Thursday, October 27 - Saturday, October 29 - The Ark Encounter at Lexington, Kentucky
Sunday, October 30 – Baby Shower Luncheon for the Simmons Family

NOVEMBER 2016
Friday, November 4 - Ladies Fall Party! - Food, Fun, and Painting (optional, $25) 
Friday, November 11 - Saturday, November 12 - CHOSEN Youth Lock-In!
Sunday, November 20 - Thanksgiving Service!
Tuesday, November 22 - Thanksgiving Gathering

DECEMBER 2016
Saturday, December 17 - Dress Rehearsal for Christmas Service
Sunday, December 18 - Christmas Celebration Service!
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Service @ 5PM


GPS ARK ENCOUNTER TRIP

Our GPS group will be making a journey to Kentucky to experience the Ark Encounter! For details, or to receive information on future GPS outings, please see Diana Dunlap.


BABY SHOWER LUNCHEON

A new baby is coming in November!!!...if not sooner. :) We can't wait to meet baby girl Simmons and would love for you to join us for a baby shower luncheon on Sunday, October 30th after service. Men and children are welcome for this family affair! Please RSVP by Friday, October 28th. Calissa is registered at Target.


WHEN GOD’S PEOPLE PRAY – GROUP STUDY

Did you miss the first session of When God's People Pray last night? Catch up here! Check your inbox for notes and daily work that you can complete on your own. So thankful that God is our help and hope! You can also view the video portions from the link provided. We hope this blesses you and emboldens you to call out to God. Blessings!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j6uM-8qM3A


LADIES FALL PAINT PARTY

Ladies! Join us for a Ladies Fall Paint Party on Friday, November 4th at 6:30 p.m. for a ton of fun! The Travelling Pallet will be with us and she's going to help us paint a masterpiece! We're bringing back the soups, salads, and desserts, so sign up at the Welcome Center to bring one of your favorites! the cost to paint is $25 and it includes all supplies. Please RSVP if you would like to paint! (We have to give her the final count three days prior to the event.)


OCTOBER FOOD DRIVE

Caring and Sharing is a local food pantry that helps to feed families in several different counties! They are experiencing really low supplies right now...that's where we come in! Join us in gathering non-perishable foods (canned goods, pancake mixes, syrups, canned meats, etc.) and drop them off in the entry at Family Church! If you prefer to make a cash donation, that is great too! We will shop for you! Thank you for giving and for helping to feed the hungry in our community.


HAVE YOU DECIDED?

Making the decision to turn from the world and follow Jesus is the single most important decision you will ever make! It literally changes your eternity! Acts 2:38 says this: 

Acts 2:38-39The Message (MSG)
38-39 Peter said, “Change your life. Turn to God and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, so your sins are forgiven. Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is targeted to you and your children, but also to all who are far away—whomever, in fact, our Master God invites.”

When we make the decision to follow Jesus, we die to our old life and let God raise us up into a NEW life with Him! He promises to fill us with His Spirit (Acts 2) and we are empowered to do the things that He desires as we grow in relationship with Him! Let today be the day that you decide to take the plunge to wear His name through water baptism! It doesn’t get any more exciting than this!!


SHOPPING AT THE STOREHOUSE!

Need a Bible, devotional, or an inspiring coffee mug? Stop by The Storehouse! Need a water bottle?  You can stay hydrated and share your church with others! These bottles are dishwasher safe (top rack) and only $5. Get yours while supplies last!


GIVING

Missing a service?  You can still be faithful in giving!

Here's how you can help! If you’re not going to be at service, check out options 2 and 3 for giving! Invest in the amazing ministries happening weekly at Family Church!  There is no better investment that you can make than helping people find God and grow closer to Him!  Missed service?  Giving is easier than ever. 

3 EASY WAYS TO GIVE!
1  Give at offering time with an envelope!
2  Give recurring donations, online at www.familychurch.net, or through your bank account!
3  Mail your offering to 1586 Duello Road, Lake Saint Louis, Misssouri, 63367.

However you choose to give, you are supporting the work of God in our community! Your giving furthers the good news of hope in Jesus!  As we sow, we will grow!


FOCUSED PRAYER

God, the Creator of the universe is concerned with every detail of our lives.  We pray each Friday evening at 7PM for these needs and others. Would you join us at home as well? Thank you for joining with us to pray for these needs! 

·        Pray that people will recognize their need for salvation, repent, be baptized, and receive God’s Spirit.

·        Healing for Rose, David, Becky, Janeesa, Tommy, and our friend and fellow church planter – Todd Gaddy

·        Salvation for friends and loved ones and friends we have not yet met in our community!

·        Pray for Missionaries and Church Planters: The Gaddy, Shalm, Reed & Burton families


PRAISE REPORT!

Nearly 31 women completed the Armor of God Bible study! To God be the glory!