Updated July 22, 2021
CHURCH WIDE PRAYER MEETING: WEDNESDAYS 6:30 PM IN THE ATRIUM
We will pray together focusing on our vision for this year—growing deeper in our faith, becoming stronger as a church, and going farther out with the gospel. As we sense God leading us to a summer of prayer and fellowship, this prayer gathering will be an opportunity for us to seek the face of the Lord together.
Let's do Lunch with Prime Time. Join us in the atrium on Thursday, August 19, at noon for smoked chicken, BBQ ribs, baked beans, coleslaw, and dessert for $8.00. Call the church office (233-2824) with your reservation by Monday, August 16. Pastor Scott will share with us after our lunch.
Ice Cream Contest
On August 15 at 6:30 PM we’ll have an ice cream contest and church-wide fellowship. If you can make ice cream, please contact Jill Bratcher in the church office. Our quarterly family meeting will immediately follow.
Mark your calendar for our annual men’s conference—August 28.Hershael York (professor at Southern Seminary and a widely known preacher and pastor) will be our keynote speaker. Our theme will be The Man of God, particularly how you can be a man after God’s own heart and disciple other men. You can go to breakout sessions about raising godly boys, having a heart of purity, your role in the church, sexuality and gender in our contemporary culture, plus several more. The cost is only $20, which includes lunch from Chick-Fil-A. Set aside that morning and afternoon to be here! Sign up in the foyer.
Abide Women’s Retreat
September 24-25 at God’s Mountain in Rushville, MO
Abide Women’s Ministry is excited to invite you to our retreat this fall! All women and girls 7th grade and up are welcome to attend. Your $50 registration fee and form are due September 19. See Jenn Gilbert or Jess Fjellman at the table in the foyer to register or for more information.
PHOENIX MISSION TRIP
We would love to have you spend a few days in Phoenix with our partner, Valley Life Church, helping make disciples and plant churches. The dates of the trip are October 21 – 25. You may sign-up at the information counter in the foyer or contact Jill Bratcher at 816-233-2824. For more information you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. It will be approximately $750 plus meals, however please don’t let the cost be a deterrent. Scholarships are available upon request. Deadline to sign up is September 1.
SIDE BY SIDE
Side by side is a group of single ladies who meet on the first Wednesday morning of each month to mutually support and encourage one another through community, prayer, and the study of God’s Word. The group will meet at 9:30 am on August 4 in the Atrium. Contact Vikki Crouch, 279-1112, or the church office for further information.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY
The Tuesday Night Women’s Bible Study will be starting a new study of the book of Ephesians using the Precept Upon Precept workbook, “Ephesians—The Church: Rooted in Love, Walking in Power.” We meet from 6:30 to 8:30 Tuesday evenings. This 11-session study will begin August 31. Books will cost approximately $24. The deadline to order a book for the study is Sunday, August 15th. To sign up for the study or for more information, please contact Beth Arnold at 816.294.3006, 2abidenHim@gmail.com, or through Facebook Messenger.