Reminders from Sunday's Sermon - "Pray For One Another"
IMPORTANT SIGN UPS THIS WEEK:
WARM volunteer sign ups, RGBC Apparel Sales, Operation Christmas Child Sign-ups STOP AT THE MINISTRY CONNECTION ON SUNDAY!
MIDDLE SCHOOL LOCK-IN
The Middle School Lock-In will be held tonight! Contact Scott Stringer with any questions. Here are a few details:
The Middle School Fall Lock-in will be held at King’s Christian Academy in Callaway this Friday from 7pm - 8am. Students should arrive between 7 and 7:15pm. Check-in will be inside the school’s main entrance behind the flagpole.
A pizza dinner will be served on Friday night at 7:30.
What to bring: A bible; A sleeping bag and pillow (if you plan to sleep), A favorite snack to share. $20 cash or check (made out to your home church) if you haven’t already paid.
During the late/early hours (depending on your perspective), from about 1am to 7, students will have the choice to sleep (girls in the library, guys in the music room), watch movies in the multi-purpose room, or hang out in the gym.
A light continental style breakfast will be served on Saturday morning while we have a devotional wrap up.
Pick-up is at 8am from the multi-purpose room entrance (next to the gym).
MID-ATLANTIC MEN'S CONFERENCE Men's Conference at McLean Bible church at McLean, Virginia TOMORROW, November 7th from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM. Price would be about $53 per person, including lunch. If you are still interested in attending, you can visit the website at: http://www.wacmm.org
MEMBERS' MEETING/FELLOWSHIP LUNCH
There will be a special called Members' Meeting on Sunday, November 8 following the worship service to vote on an Associate Pastor search committee. The committee would consist of: Dave Morris - Lay Elder (Chair of Committee), Teri Spinnenweber, Christine Trent, Ken Mansfield, Joe Pelletier & David Wortman. There will be a fellowship lunch as well. Bring your favorite soup, chili or side! If you are bringing something in a CrockPot, please bring an extension cord as we will need them. To help us plan and see what people will be bringing, please sign up on our Volunteerspot.com page: http://vols.pt/M2v2c3 if you plan to attend and bring food!
RGBC APPAREL SALES
We will be offering polos, long sleeve t's, hoodies and baseball jerseys. A few of the items will feature children's and youth sizes. This Sunday, November 8, will be the last Sunday for sales. A table and samples will be available on Sunday near the Ministry Connection table. This is your opportunity to purchase items to wear to show our RGBC spirit as well as share with others where you worship! These items are worn for many of our ministry outreach opportunities so feel free to order a shirt for our next outreach! Any questions please contact Amy Morris 301-481-8410.
Youth will NOT be meeting this Sunday.
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. Both Rick and Dean will 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 ONLINE! The 2016 Budget is now online in preparation for the December 6 Members' Meeting. You can find it here. Printed copies will also be available at the Ministry Connection on Sunday.
FIRST IMPRESSIONS/GREETER MEETING/TRAINING
There will be a meeting/training for anyone already involved in or would like to be involved in the greeter ministry. The meeting will be after the worship service at 12:30pm at KCA. Please bring a lunch! This is a great way to serve RGBC!
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
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
We will be supporting Operation Christmas Child again this year! There will be a display in the Multi-Purpose Room every Sunday until November 15 with information, boxes and examples of what to pack into a box. There are many ways to support Operation Christmas Child:
There will also be a sign-up to receive quarterly newsletters about how to support OCC through the year. If you have any questions, please direct them to Rochelle Duplessis: firstname.lastname@example.org
WARM MINISTRY We will be hosting WARM (Wrap Arms 'Round Many) this year November 22-29 in a joint effort with LBC. There are many slots to fill for volunteering during our WARM week. If you are interested and would like sign up to volunteer during our week, see the display on Sunday in the Multi-purpose room. If you have any questions related to WARM, please contact Chris Massetti at email@example.com
We have begun a new sermon series entitled "Life Together." This series will be exploring the "One Another" passages of Scripture. This week we will look at "Forgive One Another."
11/8 - Forgive One Another - Col. 3:13
11/15 - Spur One Another On - Heb. 10:24-25
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!
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
Home Groups have begun! 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 8 - "Life Together" Series (Forgive One Another) - Col. 3:13 - Pastor Adam Polk November 15 - "Life Together" Series (Spur One Another On) - Hebrews 10:24-25 - Pastor Adam Polk November 22 - "Thanksgiving" - Omar Fernandez November 29 - Advent Series - "Light in the Shadows" - Pastor Adam Polk
A few reminders from Sunday's Sermon - Pray For One Another:
How we can pray for one another:
Consistency: (1) Keep a list, (2) Consistent prayer time, (3) Use spare time for constant prayer
Scripture can fuel our prayer: Examples: Fighter Verse (Praise), Psalm 23 (Protection, Guidance) Model Prayers (Matthew 6, Luke 11, John 17), Scripture Memory.
Pray with intentionality (Phil 1:9-11 - "And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that come through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God.")
The benefits of praying for one another:
It Reinforces the Gospel
It Builds Unity (Hearts knit together, with the same purpose, founded in the Gospel)
It Declares our Trust in God
How can you have a more deeply abiding concern for the spiritual health of your brothers and sisters in Christ throughout the week?
It takes Time. Investment. Trust. Gospel. Build honest relationships
Home Groups / Men’s and Women’s Meetings /January Equip Classes
If you are struggling with Sin, Seek accountability, DAILY if necessary.
Start meeting with a Christian Friend, and commit to pray for one another
If someone seeks you out, be faithful, don’t drop the ball.
Consistency in prayer -> Set aside time.
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