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Announcements 6.26.14

June 26, 2014

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Alex Nsengimana is speaking this Sunday! Join us  for worship at  8:45am|10am|11:15am. Main Street – Hillsville

“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 laura.h.edmonds@gmail.com for more information.

NICA Fundraiser 2014

 

Also, we are collecting supplies for our Nicaragua mission trip in July. The items will be used in the 600 child school we are working in and we’ll take donations for the next 5 weeks up until July 27. You can bring these items to OOTBWC and there will be a designated place in the Lobby. Here is a list of the supplies we need to take with us.

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 ronnie24317@yahoo.com.

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 misty24317@yahoo.com.

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. Watch this page for future Prayer Walk dates.

Terrific Tuesdays at FUMC Hillsville on Fulcher St will begin Tuesday, 7/1 at 5:30pm with supper.  Buses will run. Please call the church office at 276-728-2434 to arrange for pick up.

Back to School Bazzar – July 12th from 1 – 4 pm at OOTBWC. Donations of school supplies, hygiene items, kids shoes and clothing is needed. Bring in your donations to OOTBWC and leave them in the lobby.

List of items needed here.

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.

Children’s Ministry Life Groups available on Sunday mornings:

  • Nursery – Crib Nursery is located in the lobby of the worship center for babies. Nursery is available during all morning worship services for parent use.
  • Toddler Nursery – “Peeps” is located upstairs and is for toddlers up to Kindergarten. Toddler Nursery is available at 10am & 11am.
  • 3rd – 5th Grade – “Seeds of Faith” – led by Brenda Harmon & Misty Collins. This group meets in the kitchen area upstairs at Out Of The Box Worship Center at 10am. Contact:  Brenda Harmon brendag274@gmail.com.
  • Children’s Church/Loft for K – 2nd Grade – meets during the 10am service and 11am service upstairs over the worship center. Contact Peggy Burcham at     peggy.burcham@dss.virginia.gov or 276-733-6152.

*Children will be signed in and out in their classrooms. Volunteers are needed in all areas of the Children’s Ministry. Please contact Tristan Davis at tskark@embarqmail.com.

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

Youth: are taking a break for the summer, but, watch the announcements for some fun activities planned before school starts back this fall!

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. Suggested items are peanut butter, soup, spaghetti sauce, evaporated milk, ravioli and treat.  If you need more info, please call the FUMC Hillsville Church Office at 728-2434 or contact Pastor Pam Sutherland at pamsuth57@gmail.com.

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 browniebitesofwoodlawn@gmail.com or Bonny Webb at bdwebb@ccpsd.k12.va.us.  The next meeting is planned for 7/7 from 10am until ? at the home of Bonny Webb.  Please bring scissors and any card crafting paper, designs you may have.

SOHO Missions/Outreach Team Meeting will be held the first Tuesday of each month at 6:15pm at OOTBWC. Next meeting is 8/5. Questions? Contact Brenda Harmon at brendag274@gmail.com.

Step Out Help Out

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

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