December 18, 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
Christmas Gifts for Pastor and Staff – there will be a box and envelopes in the Lobby this Sunday for you to place monetary gifts for the Pastor’s and Worship Leader.
Expansion Fund – there are special envelopes in the Information Baskets for you to use to donate towards getting us in the new worship space. You can also donate through eGive and designate your gift towards the Expansion Fund-Restart16
Finance Team Meeting – Tuesday, 12/29 at 5:30pm
Church Council Meeting – Tuesday, 12/29 at 6:30pm
District Day Apart Training – Sunday, 1/10/16 from 3:00pm – 5:00pm at Dublin UMC. There is a sign up sheet in the lobby at the Information Desk for anyone interested in going. This would be a good time to get your Safe Sanctuary Training done, which is required for everyone at OOTBWC working in Youth Ministry and Children’s Ministry. More info here.
Rez Kids: A Family Worship Event – If you are interested in attending Rez Kids, 1/23/16 & 1/24/16 in Pigeon Forge, please let Pastor Ronnie know ASAP. We will take care of the cost of the tickets, but, you will be responsible for your meals and accommodations. Check out the website here and let us know if you are interested in going. There is a sign up sheet in the Lobby at the Information Desk.
Don’t Come to Church Empty Handed – Here are the people and places we are going to bless right now:
Supplies for CCMS – we are collecting school supplies to be donated to Carroll County Middle School. You can bring supplies to OOTBWC and place them on the table in the Lobby. Suggested items are: glue sticks, notebooks, highlighters, pencils, loose leaf paper, 3 ring binders, Kleenex, and bar soap and snack items. Juice boxes/pouches are needed.
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.
Christian Gomez – Out of the Box Worship Center is sponsoring a child through CompassionInternational. 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.
Random Acts of Kindness – If you are interested in doing Random Acts of Kindness with others from OOTBWC and the community, then contact Jackie Surratt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Outreach and Missions Volunteers Needed – If you are interested in serving to help coordinate outreach and missions activities in our community, please contact Brenda Harmon at email@example.com.
Youth – meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm for Bible Study at the Youth Center on Main Street. This group is for Middle School through High School age. Contact Erika Hill at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. The Youth will have T-Shirts available for a donation of $10.00. The T-Shirts are red and have the OOTB logo on the back. If you are interested, email your shirt size to Kristina Banks at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Here is a link to the Hot Dog Supper for this week. http://www.perfectpotluck.com/meals.php?t=NLPE5840. Brenda is asking for donations of dessert.
If you would like to donate food items or volunteer to help with the Recovery Meal on Wed nights, contact Brenda Harmon at email@example.com.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 276-730-4546.
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. www.egive-usa.com
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@example.com.
Email announcements to Cathy Sizemore at firstname.lastname@example.org.