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Announcements for 4.30.14

April 30, 2014


This Sunday, Pastor Ronnie Collins will continue the F-Bomb Series on Forgiveness. This week he will speak on Forgiving Ourselves. Join us on Sunday mornings for worship at  8:45am|10am|11:15am. Main Street – Hillsville

Hero Day – On May 3, Carroll County will host HERO (Hearts Empowered to Rescue Others) Day, an event designed to celebrate everyday heroes, such as law enforcement officers, firefighters and EMS technicians and volunteers are needed to help run the event. Contact Amanda Bourne at 276-730-3100 if you can volunteer to help. For more information visit


Alex Nsengimana has agreed to come speak at OOTBWC on behalf of Operation Christmas Child on Sunday 6/29.“Nsengimana” means “I pray to God” in Kinyarwanda, and Alex has certainly lived up to the name. In his 25 years, God has guided his steps along a remarkable journey that included miraculous escapes from death during the genocide. It also includes receiving a shoebox gift through Operation Christmas Child—a gift that helped bring him to a strong faith in Jesus and led to the desire to return to Rwanda to plant a church and minister to the people who killed his family. You can learn more about Alex Here.

Alex OCC

In one of his old bedrooms at Gisimba Memorial Center, Alex visits with boys who currently live at the orphanage as they explore the treasures in their shoebox gifts.

Nicaragua Mission Trip – There is a mission trip to Nicaragua planned for this Summer and this group of missionaries needs our love, prayers and financial support. You can give to this Mission Trip by earmarking your check to “Nica Mission Trip”.  There are special envelopes in the lobby on the wall on the left before you get to the Crib Nursery. Contact Laura Edmonds at for more information.

Recovery at Hillsville – This is a new ministry that is in the development process. If you are interested in serving on the Launch Team for this ministry or have any questions, please contact Pastor Ronnie at

Bible 101 – A Bible study for the rest of us. The group is meeting on  Sunday mornings at 10am in the Youth Center on Main St Hillsville.

Prayer Group – Meets each Friday evening at 5:30pm at OOTBWC to pray over the prayer requests that are turned in on Sunday morning and any other prayer needs that the group is aware of.  If you are a Prayer Warrior and would like to get together with others each week and pray, then contact Misty Collins at

Prayer Walk – join Brenda Harmon and others from our church and community as they walk through Hillsville and pray for our church, for our nation, for the lost, and many other prayer concerns. The group will be walking and praying on  May 17th and June 21st from 10am to 11am.

Volunteers are needed in all ministry areas at Out of the Box Worship Center. Check the Opportunities to Serve  page on the website. Right now we especially need volunteers in Children’s Ministry and people to serve one Sunday a month on the Information Desk in the Lobby during the 2nd service and 3rd services.

Women’s Bible Study -Wednesdays at 10:30am at the home of Tammy Payne in Galax. The study will be One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp. Women are invited to come, children are also welcome and bring you own packed lunch to have after the study.

Wonderful Wednesdays at FUMC Hillsville on Fulcher St. The Children’s Music Curriculum is “Radical Retro Ride. Supper is at 5:30 PM. Children’s and youth activities are from 6 to 7 PM.

Wednesday Night Bible Study with Pastor Ronnie – 6:15pm at OOTBWC. Bring your bible and join in the discussion.

Youth: Meet at OOTBYC on Main Street – Center opens at 5:30pm and bible study starts at 6pm. Follow our youth on Twitter @OOTBYouth.

CCMA Food Pantry operates every Monday and Thursday from 10 am until noon and volunteers are needed to take information, serve coffee to FP recipients, help carry boxes, and pray. The Food Pantry is in need of monetary and food donations. If you need more info, please call the FUMC Hillsville Church Office at 728-2434 or contact Pastor Pam Sutherland at

Crafters for Christ – is a group that meets regularly at OOTBWC and makes special gifts, cards and service projects for others. If you like doing crafts, knitting, crocheting or sewing and want to get together with this group, contact Cindy Brown at or Bonny Webb at The next “Crafters” meeting is 5/10 at 10am to Noon at the Youth Center and then on 5/31 from 10am to Noon.

FUMC Hillsville UMM Mission Project – The men at OOTBWC have been invited to join the United Methodist Men at FUMC Hillsville in their mission project to do minor repairs for those who are unable to do them themselves. The men are meeting on the last Saturday of each month at 9am for breakfast and then doing repairs. If you are interested in being part of this group, email Mark Strauss at or Charlie Rand at

Spring Bazaar is being postponed to a later date.

SOHO Missions/Outreach Team Meeting will be held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:15pm at OOTBWC. Next meeting is 5/6. Questions? Contact Brenda Harmon at

Step Out Help Out

Camp Dickenson – is a summer camp for kids and is part of the Holston Conference of UMC. Camp Dickenson is staffed by many OOTBWC young adults, so your kids will see a familiar face during their summer adventures. View more info and register here. If you are a member at OOTBWC, you will receive a $100 discount off of the brochure prices. Camp Dickenson has a Wish List for items they need for the camp. View the list here.

Camp Dickenson also needs your support in sending a Camper to Celebration Camp. This is a special week that is set aside for developmentally disabled persons to attend camp at Camp Dickenson this summer. The cost is $290 per camper. Make checks payable to Camp Dickenson re: Celebration Camp and mail to P O Box 232, Fries, VA 24330. Questions? Call 279-744-7241 or visit the website here.

Relay for Life needs volunteers to help with fund raising for the American Cancer Society. Please contact Cindy Brown at or 276-733-6228  to get involved and be a part of the Relay for Life Team.

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  1. April 30, 2014

    Hey Cathy,

    In your upcoming announcements can you add the following:

    Carroll County HighSchool Baccalaureate Service will be held Sunday, May 18th, 4:00pm @ First United Methodist on Fulcher Street. The speaker will be Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Famer Willie Kitchens. Everyone is welcome to attend.

    Thanks! Pam

    Pam Sutherland Associate Pastor First United Methodist Church 225 Fulcher Street (PO Box 356) Hillsville VA 24343 phone: 276-728-2434 | email:

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