Yahtzee, Bang, Ticket to Ride, anyone? If you’re in 7th or 8th grade, please join us from 7:00-9:30 pm on Friday, October 13 at the Smiths’ house. Bring your favorite ice cream topping for a build-your-own-sundae bar starting promptly at 7:00 pm. Questions? Contact Blake or Mary Johnson for more information.
The theme of our retreat, December 1-2 at Mt. Shepherd Retreat Center, Asheboro, will be "From Generation to Generation." We will be highlighting three generations in our church (older, mid-life and younger). Time will be spent focusing on each of those age groups; highlighting discipleship which includes a transferring of knowledge and experience from one believer to another.
The cost of the retreat is $50.00 which covers accommodations and 4 meals (dinner Friday and Saturday, deluxe breakfast Saturday, and lunch Saturday).
All High School Youth Group participants and parents are invited to the McLeod's home on October 15 at 5:30 PM for a cookout.
Here's what you need to bring:
- Bring a side dish, drink, or dessert to share
- We’ll have live music (bring instruments if you like)
- Would you want to do a skit contest?
- Bring a game
What if when Jesus told us that we "should love our neighbor as ourselves," he meant that we should love our actual neighbors? At SGC, we want to do just that; love our neighbors in practical, prayerful, and tangible ways. For many of us, that means that we have to transition from viewing our neighbors as strangers to viewing them as acquaintances, then to developing a relationship with them. But how do you do that if you've had the same neighbors for years but don't even know their names? Or only know their names? Or what if you're new to a neighborhood?
This year, in an effort to encourage us in reaching our lost neighbors, the E-Team is going to be sponsoring 5 classes spread throughout the year to share practical ways that we can grow in our love for, and engagement with, our neighbors. We'll have ideas for overcoming the "fences" in our neighborhood relationships. The class is open to anyone who would like to attend. The next meeting will be December 3, from 1:00-2:00 PM.
What to expect:
- We will discuss how we can take the Great Commission seriously.
- We'll spend some time in prayer
- We'll discuss practical yet simple ways to engage our neighbors.
- December 3
- January 14
- March 4
- May 6
The meetings will be an hour long leaving enough time for you to grab lunch after church and join us in the multipurpose room. We'd love to see you there. For more information, contact Blake Johnson.
Are you unable to purchase supplies for a shoe box?
Do you still want to be involved?
The Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Sponsorship Program provides a unique opportunity for you to sponsor a completed shoe box. The "SSP" team has assembled wonderful items for mostly boys and some girls ages 10-14. This is the age group that receives the least amount of boxes.
You can customize your box by adding a photograph and personal letter along with the ability to track it.
For $25 you are able to sponsor a complete shoe box! This price includes the $9 shipping fee.
The Old Testament Bible Overview will be taught by Phil Sasser on Thursday evenings from 7:15-8:30 PM in the SGC auditorium. The class is designed to give an appreciation for and a basic understanding of the major figures, places, events, and themes of the Old Testament and show its relationship to the New Testament.
The next class is October 12 and will run concurrently with the fall Rangers & Keepers schedule.
Please contact the office if you wish to participate.
|History Books 1||Josh., Judges, 1 & 2 Sam., 1 Kings, 1 Chron.|
|History Books 2||2 Kings, 2 Chron., Ezra, Neh., Ruth, Esther|
|Wisdom Books||Job, Psalms, Eccl., Song of Solomon|
|Major Prophets||Isaiah, Jer., Lam., Ezek., Daniel|
|Jan 11||Minor Prophets||Hosea to Malachi|
You are able to directly help our brothers and sisters in the Sovereign Grace church in Houston who are experiencing the devastation of Hurricane Harvey by making a donation through Sovereign Grace Churches.
There are two ways you can donate:
- Pledge Online
- Send a Check:
- Sovereign Grace Churches
10509 Timberwood Circle
Louisville, KY 40223
- Please include “Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund” in the memo line of your check
- Sovereign Grace Churches
The money given to this fund will be used to help meet the needs of members of Sovereign Grace churches in southeast Texas, and the needs of other churches and people living in the areas affected by Harvey. These funds will be administered by our South-Central Region of churches. If you have any questions on this fund please contact Tommy Hill, the director of finance.
Registration for the 2017-2018 Keepers and Royal Rangers year is going on now. The programs are open to children in 1st - 8th grade (minimum age 6) and usually meet on the second/fourth Thursdays of each month from 7:00-8:30 PM. Our first meeting is Thursday, September 14.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Travis Sasser (Rangers) or Elizabeth Ehresman (Keepers).
An orientation meeting is planned for Keepers Teachers, Assistants, and Parents (and any participants who wish to come), on Sunday, September 24 in the multipurpose room. Bring your lunch! (The meeting will start as soon as the room is empty, hopefully by 12:15 PM.)
The apostle Paul tells the Corinthians, “Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong” (1 Cor. 16:13) This is no small task. God calls men to lead in their families and to lead in the church. He also calls us to be godly and to work to build His kingdom. We are to say with Paul, “To live is Christ and to die is gain” (Philippians 1:21)
We cannot do this alone. We need the grace of God. We need the Holy Spirit. And we need…each other.
We hope to build a community where men are strengthened in their faith and encouraged in their callings as men. This year we have scheduled evening meetings, Saturday morning meetings with breakfast, and a late fall retreat where we can grow in our friendships with one another and in our pursuit of God.
|Saturday, October 14||Morning Teaching & Breakfast|
|December 1-2||Retreat at Mt. Shepherd Retreat Center, Asheboro, NC|
|Wednesday, January 31||Evening Teaching|
|Saturday, March 17||Morning Teaching & Breakfast|
|Wednesday, May 30||Evening Teaching|
Good intentions are not enough; it is possible to hurt poor people in the very process of trying to help them. Learn how you can walk with people who are poor in ways that lead to lasting change.
Based on the book When Helping Hurts, the goal of this study is to equip us with a ministry framework that restores the poor to fulfilling their God-given callings and potential. Rather than simply defining poverty as a lack of material things, we'll address the roots of the issue and see how God's reconciling work moves us toward helping the poor without hurting them.
- Sunday Mornings at 8:30-9:30 AM
- 8 - week course, beginning October 8 (no class November 26)
- SGC Multipurpose Room
- Required Book - When Helping Hurts: The Small Group Experience, Steven Corbett & Brian Fikkert
- Each participant will need their own copy of the book for the first class on October 8
- Purchase When Helping Hurts, The Small Group Experience
- Recommended Reading: When Helping Hurts: How to Alleviate Poverty without Hurting the Poor....and Yourself, Steven Corbett & Brian Fikkert
|Oct 8||Reconsidering the Meaning of Poverty||Unit 1|
|Seeing God at Work, Part 1||Unit 2|
|Oct 22||Seeing God at Work, Part 2||Unit 2|
|Oct 29||Understanding Why Good Intentions Are Not Enough||Unit 3|
|Nov 5||Joining God's Work, Part 1||Unit 4|
|Nov 12||Joining God's Work, Part 2||Unit 4|
The Keepers Girls Club needs several leadership positions filled for the upcoming year. These roles must be filled before we can open up registration for these clubs. If you cannot serve the whole year, we can split the role in half but no less (September-January and February-May).
- Assistant Leader for the 6th-8th grade club
If you are interested in serving or if you have additional questions, please contact Elizabeth Ehresman.
We're excited to have new 25th Anniversary T-shirts for our members. We've ordered 300 and want you to have the opportunity to purchase them.
Next fall our women's groups will look at a series of Old and New Testament passages to help us see God more clearly and understand His Word and work in our lives more fully. We will use the book Transformed: Life-taker to Life-giver (Karen Hodge and Susan Hunt, 2016, Christian Focus Publications) to help guide us through our study of these Bible passages.
The goal of these groups is to have Bible-centered discussions and fellowship to inspire growth in the Lord and friendships in the church. We’re working to make these discussions and studies as accessible and user-friendly as possible.
Every Friday afternoon from 3:00-5:00 PM there will be people in the multipurpose room praying.
You may come and go anytime during those hours. The first hour is more structured - praying for our world, our nation, our community, our church, our families and ourselves. We will try and primarily use scripture as we intercede in these areas. The second hour is more spontaneous.
If you would like to be included on the prayer list, please email Dorsey Jones and she will share the document that we are using for prayer requests and send brief instructions on its use.
Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you Friday.
(Please note: if the office is closed due to weather or observed holidays, the prayer meeting is canceled. Please check the church calendar.)
What a blessing to work with one another! We give thanks for all you do, but we do have important positions that need filling. Would you please consider volunteering in any of the following?
- 4-5K class - helper for 1st Sundays
- 4-5K class - teacher for 3rd Sundays
- 4-5K class - helper for 4th Sundays
- Grade 4 - helper for 4th Sundays
Please contact Donna Walton for more information.