SMALL GROUP SUNDAY
THIS Sunday, August 30, during the EQUIP hour (9-10am) the new EQUIP studies and home groups will be introduced in the Multi-purpose room. Teachers & leaders will be introducing the studies & Home groups. This will be a time to sign up for these small group opportunities. Refreshments will also be provided!
SUMMER STUDIES August 30 - NO EQUIPS - Small Group Sunday (Find out about new EQUIPS and Home Groups!) September 6 - NO EQUIP Studies/NO Child/Youth Bible Fellowships September 13 - New Fall EQUIP Studies begin!
JR. CHURCH SIGN-IN CHANGES
Please note the new check-in procedures for Jr. Church:
Jr. Church participants (PreK-K) will be dismissed from the worship service at the beginning of the offertory.
Every child must be escorted by a parent. Please leave and reenter the worship service at the back of the sanctuary so there will be as little disruption as possible.
A Jr. Church volunteer will meet you with a clipboard just outside the double doors in the MPR.
Each parent will indicate those allowed to pick up their child from Jr. Church by checking all the appropriate boxes on the sign-in sheet.
Jr. Church volunteers will escort the children to their classroom while parents return to the worship service.
Following the worship service, any individual indicated on the sign-in sheet can check the child out of Jr. Church by signing in the appropriate space on the sign-in sheet.
RGBC YOUTH August 30 - Regular Youth at KCA @ 6-8pm (last night of summer meetings) September 6 - No Youth due to Labor Day Weekend September 13 - Fall Youth Kickoff at KCA @ 6-8pm
THAILAND MISSION TEAM
On Wednesday, September 2, the Thailand will depart. Prayer guides will be available at the Ministry Connection this Sunday to help you in praying for the team and the people of Thailand during the trip. Please note that the time difference is +11 hours.
Thailand Team: Kyle Roberson, Pastor Adam Polk, Beverley Schwartzenburg, Bethany Schaeffer, Lisa Callicott & Ken Mansfield
The Elders of Redeeming Grace Baptist Church nominate the following individuals to serve as deacons for the 2015-16 ministry year:
RGBC CHURCH VOLLEYBALL
It's that time of year for Church Volleyball! If you are interested in playing volleyball for RGBC, please sign up on Sunday at the Ministry Connection. Sign-ups will continue through Sunday, September 6. Anyone in 6th grade or older may sign up. Games will be on Monday or Tuesday evening beginning mid-September and run through the first part of April. When signing up, please indicate your volleyball skill level as: beginner, intermediate or advanced. For more information please contact Josh Newberry at email@example.com or call or text with questions to 301-904-7789
STATE MISSIONS OFFERING FOR THE MID-ATLANTIC BAPTIST NETWORK/BCMD
During the month of September we will be participating in the missions offering for the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network. September 6-13 will also be a week of prayer for Mid-Atlantic Missions. If you have offering envelopes, there is a specific envelope for September 6 to be used for this offering. There will also be envelopes available at the Ministry Connection. Our RGBC Goal is $1000. There is also a sheet provided by the MABN with specific prayer requests for the week of prayer. This is also available at the Ministry Connection. Visithttp://www.gofwdmidatlantic.comfor more information!
FALL HOME GROUPS
Fall Home Groups will begin the week of Labor Day! (September 8) If you have not been a part of a Home Group, you are encouraged to join one this Fall! You can learn more about each group during the EQUIP hour on August 30. You can sign up for a Home Group online here or at the Ministry Connection for the next 3 Sundays. There will be seven Home Groups to choose from for the Fall. They are:
NEW SERMON SERIES
Beginning on Sunday, September 13, we will begin a new sermon series entitled "Life Together." This series will be exploring the "One Another" passages of Scripture.
FALL EQUIP CLASSES TO BEGIN
On Sunday, September 13, new Fall EQUIP classes will begin. There will be two classes offered during the EQUIP time (9-10am):
1. Christians in the Workplace (6 weeks) / Money (6 weeks) - Led by Aaron Traver & Chris Massetti
2. Discipling (12 weeks) - Led by Trey Mangan & Adam Polk
3. Gospel-Shaped Worship (12 weeks) - Led by Dan Doig (This class is primarily directed toward all participants in the Worship Arts Ministry)
The classes will run from September 13 to December 6. You can sign up online here or at the Ministry Connection on Sunday.
NEW RGBC OFFICE
We have moved our offices to another part of the Chesapeake Charter School building. Our address will still be: 20945 Great Mills Rd. Suite 101, Lexington Park, MD 20653.
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/
Our next RGBC Members' Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 20 @ 6:30pm at KCA. Documents for that meeting will be available on Sunday, September 6 at the Ministry Connection and on our website.
PBA LAUNCH NIGHT
The 2015 PBA Launch Night Leadership and Training Conferences will be held on Monday, September 21 at Hughesville Baptist Church. Reservations are required. You can register at http://www.potomacbaptist.net or by calling the PBA Office at 301-274-5116 no later than September 15. The evening will include: Dinner at 5:30pm (No charge); Worship at 6:30pm; Breakout Sessions at 7pm.
ST. MARY'S COUNTY FAIR OUTREACH
RGBC will be serving at the Fair again this year. Mark your calendars for: Thursday, September 24 and Saturday, September 26. More information and sign-ups will be available soon.
FALL MOLDOVA MISSION TRIP
From October 23 through November 1 there will be a mission trip to Moldova led by Pastor Allen Acker from LBC. They are seeking men and women to join them to work at an English For a New Life camp and a medical clinic during the schools' fall break. If you are interested, you can apply online at: http://www.lbcmd.org or contact Pastor Acker for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 30 - Matthew Series - 28:16-20 (Part 3) - Pastor Adam Polk September 6 - Preacher - Steven Mason September 13 - "Life Together" Series - Scott Stringer September 20 - "Life Together" Series - Pastor Adam Polk
5 Great Reasons to memorize Scripture from Don Whitney's Book: "Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life"
1. Memorization Supplies Spiritual Power “When Scripture is stored in your mind, it is available for the Holy Spirit to bring to your attention when you need it most.” 2. Memorization Strengthens Your Faith. “Memorization strengthens your faith because it repeatedly reinforces the truth, often just when you need to hear it again.” 3. Memorization Prepares Us for Witnessing and Counseling. “Recently, while I was talking to a man about Jesus, he said something that brought to mind a verse I had memorized. I quoted that verse, and it was the turning point in a conversation that resulted in him professing faith in Christ. I often experience something similar in counseling conversations. But until the verses are hidden in the heart, they aren’t available to use with the mouth.” 4. Memorization Provides a Means of God’s Guidance. “Just as the Holy Spirit retrieves scriptural truth from our memory banks for use in counseling others, so also will He bring it to our minds in providing timely guidance for ourselves.” 5. Memorization Stimulates Meditation. “One of the most amazing benefits of memorizing Scripture is that it provides fuel for meditation. When you have memorized a verse of Scripture, you can meditate on it anywhere at any time during the day or night.”
The verse to be memorized for this week:
"Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to answer each person."
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.
Thailand Team departing Sept. 2 - Pastor Adam Polk, Ken Mansfield, Kyle Roberson, Bethany Schaeffer, Lisa Callicott, Beverley Schwartzenburg & Holly Brennan (Prayer guides will be available at the Ministry Connection to guide prayer for the team)
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