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Announcements 9.25.15

September 25, 2015



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

Wednesday Night Recovery Ministry

6pm – free meal| 7pm Worship| 8:15pm Small Groups

 Main Street – Hillsville

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Don’t Come to Church Empty Handed – Here are the people and places we are going to bless, bring in your items and place them in the designated tubs in the lobby:

Supplies for CCMS – we are collecting school supplies to be donated to Carroll County Middle School. Suggested items are: gluesticks, notebooks, highlighters, pencils, loose leaf paper, 3 ring binders, Kleenex, and bar soap and snack items.

Snack Items for Teachers – we would also like to bless the teachers and ask you to bring in non-perishable food items for snacks.

Books – bring in used paperback books for the Prison. The inmates read mostly romance novels because that is what is typically donated. Bring in other meaningful books and we will deliver them to the Prison.

Food – bring in non-perishable food. We have people that sometimes have an immediate need for some food and we need to have some on hand to meet those needs.

Meet Christian – Out of the Box Worship Center will be sponsoring a child through Compassion International. It takes $38.00 a month to provide needs such as food, medical care, schooling, and most importantly providing God’s Word! A box is located at the Information Deak in the lobby with a picture of our child! We can write and send letters to him! We welcome you to drop loose change, a dollar, or whatever amount you would like to to help us meet our monthly goal of $38.00. If you have any questions please see Leigh Anne Smith or Ronnie G Collins. We are excited to add yet another outreach ministry and help those in need and provide God’s word in Guatemala!Christian

Young Adults River Revival & Camp Out at Camp Dickenson – 9/25 – 9/26 for ages 18-35. Bring your tent, sleeping bag, and outdoor gear for a night of devotions, smores, jammin’, games, and camping by the New River! Friday night dinner and Saturday breakfast will be provided, cost is by donation. If you have any questions contact Amanda Terry at

Random Acts of Kindness – this group is planning a Laundry Mat outreach on Saturday, 9/26 at 9am at Westview Apartments in Hillsville. If you are interested in doing Random Acts of Kindness with others from OOTBWC and the community, then contact Jackie Surratt at

Extraordinary Women Conference – Ladies going to E-Women October 2nd and 3rd and riding van will meet at 12:00 pm Friday in parking lot behind old court house and across from Dutch Oven. If you are riding van, please let Linda Newman know so no one will be left, and she can get a count. You can message her on Facebook or call her at 276-733-7066. A reminder to bring your admission ticket and lunch ticket for Saturday. Friday evening we will have a group dinner at a local restaurant before the conference after checking into our rooms at Days Inn.

Financial Peace University is coming to Out of the Box starting Wed, October 14th at 8pm. If you are interested in taking the class, there is a sign up sheet in the Lobby or contact Pastor Ronnie.

Financial Peace

Finance Team Meeting – Thursday, 10/15 at 5:30pm

Church Council – Thursday, 10/15 at 6:30pm

Charge Conference – Tuesday, 10/20 at 6:30pm

Men’s 4 Wheeling Weekend in Wild Wonderful West Va. November 6th-8th. If you would like to go, please contact Ronnie at and let him know ASAP so we can book enough sleeping spaces. You can pull a camper, rent a bunkhouse, or rent a camper onsite. If you would like to go but don’t currently have an ATV there are people going who have side by sides and extra seating. Those spaces are limited so it’s first come first served.

Men’s Outings –  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 or call 276-730-4546.

Youth – meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:30pm for Bible Study at the Youth Center on Main Street. This group is for Middle School through High School age. Contact Erika Hill at if you have any questions. Youth grade 6th through 12th, who are planning on attending Resurrection 2016, in Pigeon Forge Jan 22nd-24th, need to turn in a  $30 deposit to a Youth Leader to cover their ticket by Sunday, October 4th.  Also, contact one of the youth leaders if you are interested in going to Resurrection.

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

Here is a link to the meal for Wednesday 9/30/15:

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

Recovery at Hillsville

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.

Food 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.

eGive – Secure Online giving is now available for you to use to give your tithe and offerings to Out of the Box UMC. Go to the eGive website and register for an account to begin giving online.

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

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

Email announcements to Cathy Sizemore at

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