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Announcements 2.6.15

February 6, 2015



Join us this Sunday morning for worship at  10am|11:15am. Main Street – Hillsville.

Pastor Ronnie is starting a new sermon series on DEATH. This week, “So You are Dead, Now What?”

Finance Team Meeting – Monday, 2/8/15 at 6:00pm at OOTBWC

Church Council Meeting– Monday, 2/8/2015 at 6:30pm at OOTBWC

Coffee Mugs – for a donation of $4, you can receive an Out of the Box Coffee Mug. Check by the Information Desk.

Recovery Ministry – Weekly Worship Services Wednesday nights at 7pm. Official Launch Date is February 11th, 2015, with a free meal at 6pm, worship at 7pm and group meetings at 8:15pm. Volunteers are needed to help launch this ministry. Contact Pastor Ronnie at

Sign up to bring groceries for the next meal on 2/11 at

Recovery at Hillsville

Confirmation Camp at Camp Dickenson – March 6th & 7th. If you have any questions about Confirmation or if you would like to attend Confirmation Camp, please contact Pastor Ronnie at There is more information and a sign up sheet at the Information Desk in the Lobby.

Wythe District Annual Lay Servant/Lay Speaker Training Event – March 6th & 7th at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Wytheville, Virginia. The Book of Discipline encourages all church Lay Leaders to become Certified Lay Servants which they may do by attending a Basic Course plus one additional advanced course. This training is not just solely for Lay Speakers (or those who wish to speak from the pulpit).  They will also cover topics such as Leading Worship and the Heritage of the United Methodist Church which would be beneficial to anyone in a leadership position in the church. Registration Form.

This year, they are also offering a Youth Basic Class and encourage all interested District youth to participate in this training. Youth Information and Registration Form.

Extraordinary Women Conference – Women interested in going to the E-Women Conference in Roanoke Oct 2nd & 3rd can sign up now to go at the lowest rate of $55.00 for admission & lunch. There is a sign up sheet on the Information Desk in the Lobby or contact Linda Newman at 276-733-7066 or email Money for tickets & lunch ($55.00) is due by March 1st.  Sign up now if you are interested in going. Linda will be making room reservations soon. Payment for rooms will be made at check-in.

Mission Trip Opportunity – We are putting together an Adult Inner-City Mission Trip to Atlanta GA, May 22nd – 24th to work with the Homeless. We will share the Gospel with them, listen to their stories and share our stories with them. It will be very affordable but space will be limited to the first 20 or so to sign up. I believe God has a fresh vision for this team to discover. If you’re interested in this opportunity contact Pastor Ronnie at  or our Minister to Young Adults, Amanda Terry for more details. All adults are welcome. Cost and details are being worked out as well as dates.

We are planning on handing out Comfort Kits to the homeless and need donations of supplies for these kits. Here is a list of supplies needed.

Food Pantry Drive – OOTBWC will be collecting Food Donations to contribute to the Community Food Pantry at FUMC Hillsville. To participate, bring an item from the list below and place in the marked box in the lobby. Also, cash donations are always appreciated—simply write “Food Pantry” in the memo of your check and place it in the offering. The following is a list of needed items: Oatmeal or cereal, macaroni & cheese, peanut butter, beef stew, canned spaghetti sauce, NO GLASS JARS & pasta, soup, canned green beans, peas or corn, dry rice, pinto beans. Any questions, contact Margaret Martin, or call 276-733-8432.

Change for a Dollar – Give one dollar each Sunday to the “Change for a Dollar Missions Fund”. The funds will be used to help transients, homeless, addicts, anyone who needs a little help. There will be a small envelope in the bulletin packet to use to put your dollar in and place it in the offering.

Youth – meet on Wednesday evenings from 8pm – 9pm for Bible Study at the Youth Center on Main Street. Youth Leaders need to know who is going with them to Winter Jam on Sat Feb 14th and Youth need to turn in a permission slip.  Meet at the church Sat, 2/14 at 9:30am to go to Winter Jam. Contact Tammy Payne at

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

Bible 101 –  A Bible study for the rest of us. The group is not meeting the month of February, but, will resume meeting on Sunday, March 1st at 11:15am upstairs in the Kitchen Area at OOTBWC. Questions? Contact Frances Brown at

Volunteers are needed in all ministry areas at Out of the Box Worship Center. Check the Opportunities to Serve  page on the website.

 Children’s Ministry Life Groups available on Sunday mornings at 10am:

Nursery – Crib Nursery is located in the lobby of the worship center for babies. Nursery is available during both 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

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

Children’s Church/Loft for K – 2nd Grade – meets during the 10am service upstairs over the worship center. Contact Peggy Burcham at or 276-733-6152.

*Children will be signed in and out in their classrooms. Please contact Tristan Davis at

Crafters for Christ – This is a group that meets regularly 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 meeting is Sat 2/21 from 10am – 2pm. This group is putting together “March Forth” boxes for our College Students and Military. There is a tub in the lobby where you can donate items for these gift boxes.

Church League Basketball – There’s still time to sign up to participate in Church League Basketball and be on the team for OOTBWC. There is a sign up sheet on the Information Desk in the Lobby.  Contact Jason Smith if you have any questions at (Ages 15+)

Outings for Men – if you have any ideas or suggestions for outings and fun activities for the men at OOTBWC or if you would like to join in on the fun, contact William Clower at There is a suggestion box on the table in the lobby.

Church Van – if you need to reserve the Church Van, contact Cathy Sizemore at  and she will put it on the Church Calendar.

Facility Use – if you would like to reserve the Youth Center or the Worship Center, contact Cathy Sizemore at

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