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Announcements 10.21.16

October 21, 2016

cathysizemore

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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

River Baptism – we are having a River Baptism this Sunday immediately following the 2nd service. We will post directions to the Baptism site very soon. Make plans to join us and if you want to be baptized this Sunday, contact Pastor Ronnie or Pastor David.

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes – It’s time for you to take home a shoe box and fill it with toys, school supplies, personal hygiene items, along with $7.00 and then return it to OOTBWC on Sunday, 11/13. The amazing journey of a Shoe box gift begins with you!!! Be sure to take one, or two, or three home with you and begin filling them. Most importantly, pray for the child that will be receiving your shoe box. For more information, check the following link: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/operation-christmas-child/pack-a-shoe-box/

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Restart16 – Expansion Fund – there are special envelopes at a display in the Lobby and in the Information Baskets for you to use to donate towards getting us in the new worship space.

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 ronnie24317@yahoo.com. If you would like to donate food items or volunteer to help with the Recovery Meal on Wed nights, contact Brenda Harmon at brendag274@gmail.com. Visit the Recovery Ministry website at recoveryathillsville.com.

Recovery at Hillsville

Community Thanksgiving Meal – Wed, 11/23 beginning at 5:30pm. Servers are needed from 2pm – 7pm to help set up, cook, serve and clean up. The community is invited to come and fellowship with us, and bring a covered dish. There is a sign up sheet at the Information Desk in the lobby or you can email Brenda Harmon at brendag274@gmail.com.

FPU Class Starting Soon! – We will be offering a Financial Peace University Class very soon. There is a sign up sheet in the lobby at the information desk for anyone who is interested. Watch the announcements for the details.

Grief Support Group and Class Starting Soon – We are offering a Grief Small Group and Class starting soon. Watch the announcements for dates/times and other details.

Food Pantry and Clothing Closet Ministries – Brenda Harmon is coordinating efforts to convert one of the apartments in the 522 N Main Street Building into a Food Pantry and Clothing Closet for our community. Helpers are needed at this time to move carpet that has been taken up to the back of the church to be picked up by the town. If you would like to help, please meet at the church this Saturday, 10/22 at 9am until 2pm. If you would like to be a part of the committee for the Food Pantry or Clothing Closet or serve in this ministry, please email Brenda Harmon at brendag274@gmail.com. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help get this ministry started, write a check to Out of the Box UMC and put Food Pantry on the memo line and place it in the offering.

Community Christmas Bazaar – Dec 3rd. Donations of new or gently used household items, toys, clothing, Christmas decorations, wrapping paper are needed and being accepted at this time. Also, if you can serve at this event, a sign up sheet is located at the Information Desk in the lobby. We are also looking for someone to coordinate this event. Please email Brenda Harmon at  brendag274@gmail.com.

Youth – meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm for Bible Study at  OOTBWC. This group is for Middle School through High School age. Any youth interested in going to Resurrection need to pay their $30 deposit ASAP and also contact Kristina Banks at kristinabanks5@gmail.com.

Halloween Party – The youth are having a Halloween Party on Wed, 10/26 from 7pm-9pm at OOTBWC. Youth in grades 6th – 12th are invited to come, wear a costume and bring a friend! The youth need donations of candy, goodies and drinks for their party, contact Kristina Banks at kristinabanks5@gmail.com for more info.

Kids Church Promo

Children’s Ministry Life Groups available on Sunday mornings during both services at 10am and 11:15am

  • 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 both services.
  • Children’s Church/Loft for K – 5th Grade – meets during both services upstairs over the worship center.

*Children will be signed in and out in their classrooms.

Evan Nester is looking for people called to serve in Children’s Ministry, there is a sign up sheet in the lobby at the Information Desk, if you are interested. Also, please contact Evan Nester at ecnester@liberty.edu.

Safe Halloween – The church will be open this year for Hillsville’s Safe Halloween and we will be serving drinks and giving out candy. Donations of candy are needed for this event. You can bring in bags of individually wrapped candy to church.

Christian Gomez – Out of the Box Worship Center is 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 Desk 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!

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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.

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.

People are needed to Serve 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 clsconsulting@comcast.net.

Email announcements to Cathy Sizemore at  clsconsulting@comcast.net.

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