IMPORTANT SIGN UPS THIS WEEK:
Women's Ministry Kick-Off Event, New Winter EQUIP Classes STOP AT THE MINISTRY CONNECTION ON SUNDAY!
We will be celebrating the Lord's Supper this Sunday. Spend time preparing your hearts and minds to partake in this act of worship.
2015 LOTTIE MOON CHRISTMAS OFFERING
The offering will take place throughout the month of December. Our RGBC Giving Goal is $7,500. Our current total is: $820. 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! Also, please pick up a prayer calendar for 2016 at the Ministry Connection Table and commit to pray for the lost peoples.
2016 OFFERING ENVELOPES
Please pick up your envelopes at the Ministry Connection. If you don't see your name (1 per family) please sign up on the list provided and take a box.
Youth will NOT be meeting this Sunday, December 6.
THIS Sunday, 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). To see more information about Rick from our website, click here. Any new business to be discussed should be brought to the Elders ahead of time. Documents pertaining to that meeting are available at the Ministry Connection on Sunday including the FY2016 Budget.
NEW WINTER EQUIP CLASSES
Beginning January 3, there will be three new EQUIP classes offered during the EQUIP time (9-10am) on Sundays. Sign ups will be available at the Ministry Connection on Sunday or you can sign up online: http://www.rgbcmd.org/connect/equip-seminars/
Classes will be:
Baptist Essentials (6 weeks) led by Pastor Adam Polk & Meeting With God (6 weeks) led by Bob Davies
The Gospels led by Trey Mangan & John Keeler
Women's Discipleship led by Christine Trent
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 until Sunday, 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! 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.
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 email@example.com
The sermon series during this Advent season is entitled "Light in the Shadows." It will explore passages of Scripture that foreshadow the birth of Christ. This week's title is "The Promised Substitute" from Genesis 22.
CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE
Join us Christmas Eve for worship at 6pm at KCA.
NEW YEAR'S EVE CELEBRATION
Join us on December 31 at KCA beginning at 7pm for food, fellowship & fun! We will end the evening with a Communion service at 12am. There will be sign ups available soon to attend and bring food! Stay tuned for details!
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/
December 6 - Advent Series - Light in the Shadows - "The Promised Substitute" - Genesis 22 - Pastor Adam Polk - Communion December 13 - Advent Series - Light in the Shadows - "The Promised Mediator" - Exodus - Pastor Adam Polk December 20 - Advent Series - Light in the Shadows - "The Promised King" - 2 Samuel 7 - Pastor Adam Polk December 24 - Advent Series - Light in the Shadows - Christmas Eve - Pastor Adam Polk
How can we pray for you? Send your requests to firstname.lastname@example.org 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
Anita Draper - hospitalized this past week and recovering from pneumonia
Audrey Davies - caring for sick family member in NJ named Doris
The Gibbs family - Clickhere to visit their Facebook page for more info.
Joe & Nicky Pelletier - Continuing forward with adoption. A birth Mom has initially chosen them to adopt her child. Please pray for the health of the Mom and Baby, for a safe and healthy delivery. For the birth Mom's salvation and for God's providence throughout all of this, for the financial needs, that God will provide what is necessary. Above all that God's will be done and His name be magnified!
Pray for our upcoming Members' Meeting
Pray for unity and harmony in our RGBC membership. "I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me." - John 17:20-21
Pray for any guests at RGBC & that we can extend the love of Christ to them.
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