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Announcements 2.19.15

February 19, 2015



Join us this Sunday morning for worship at  10am|11:15am.

Main Street – Hillsville.

Pastor Ronnie will be speaking on “Hell” this Sunday continuing the series, “So Your Dead, Now What?”

Send your questions on Death, Heaven & Hell to Pastor Ronnie at

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 on Wednesday evenings beginning at 6pm with a free meal, worship at 7pm and small groups at 8:15pm. Children’s Ministry is also available. Contact Pastor Ronnie at

If you would like to donate food items or volunteer to help with the Recovery Meal on 2/25 contact Brenda Harmon at Thank you for giving and serving!

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 – This is the last week to sign up for the E-Women Conference in Roanoke Oct 2nd & 3rd 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.

Sisters in Service Contemporary Retreat for Women – March 14th & 15th in Sevierville, TN sponsored by the Holston Conference.  This Retreat is for women of any age, but the worship style is contemporary with an inspirational speaker who addresses the demands women face in their lives today.  It also includes some free time for shopping in Pigeon Forge.  There is more information at the Information Desk in the Lobby. Early registration is March 1st. Information and Registration Form.

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 ages 13-18 that are interested in going on a Youth Mission trip to St. Simons Island in GA July 6-10 need to attend the meeting held after church at 1pm Feb 22. The first deposit of $50 will be due March 11th. We can only take 10 youth on the mission trip, so, be sure to attend the meeting if you are interested in going. Donations towards our Mission Trip would be greatly appreciated. Mark your check, Youth Mission Trip. Contact Tammy Payne 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.

 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. March 27th – 29th the Men will be going to the Outlaw Trails of West Virginia. We will have groups leaving Friday morning and Friday afternoon. If you have an ATV and love to play in the mud this is the trip for you. There will be some traveling with us who will have Side by Sides for those who would like to go but don’t have access to an ATV, you can still get in on the fun. If you like to tent camp, pull a camper, or stay in a bunkhouse. Cost and more details coming soon.

Send announcements to Cathy Sizemore at

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