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Announcements 2.18.17

February 18, 2017



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

Ladies Night Out – Misty Collins and Tammy Payne are hosting a Ladies Night Out for the women of OOTBWC. Friday, February 24th at 7pm at OOTBWC. Bring a healthy dessert.

St Patty’s Day 5K – Come and join us on March 18th for a fun morning full of activities! The 5K race will begin at 9AM. Go to this link to register online:  or you can print off the form here: race-registration-form and mail it to OOTBWC, P O Box 1762, Hillsville, VA 24343 along with your $20.00 registration fee.


Sisters In Service Retreat is a contemporary retreat for women and is a program of the Holston Conference of the UMW. The retreat is March 11th and 12th in Sevierville, TN. Check out this link for more information: . Print off the registration form here: sisters-in-service

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.

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 Wed nights, contact Brenda Harmon at Visit the Recovery Ministry website at


Recovery Inside – We are being welcomed inside the New Rivery Valley Regional Jail in Dublin, VA to work with inmates in Addiction Recovery to help them prepare to get a new start when they are released. We are growing and as this ministry grows our financial needs will grow. You can support this ministry through your tax deductible gifts either by check to OOTBWC and mailed to PO Box 1762 Hillsville Va 24343, or you can give online through eGive at

Grief Support Group – we have a grief support group that meets on Wed evenings at 8pm following the Recovery Worship Service. Contact Amanda Terry for more information.

Homework Hour for any School Age Kids and Youth – Wednesdays at 5:30pm– We are offering a program to help our students get their homework done on Wednesday nights. The Homework Hour will start at 5:30pm and end at 6:30pm. If you have any questions, contact Lauren Roper.

Table Grace Food Pantry &  Clothing Closet – The food pantry shelves are up and ready to receive your donations of canned good and non perishable groceries. You can bring them in and place them in the lobby on the left in front of the Crib Nursery.


If you have donations of clean, gently used clothes for the Clothing Closet, contact Brenda Harmon and arrange it with her on when to bring the clothes and where to put them. If you would like to be a part of the team for the Food Pantry or Clothing Closet or serve in this ministry, please email Brenda Harmon. If you would like to make a monetary donation to help get these ministries started, write a check to Out of the Box UMC and put Food Pantry or Clothing Closet on the memo line and place it in the offering.

Youth – meet on Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm for Bible Study at  OOTBWC. This group is for Middle School through High School age. Contact Kristina Banks at if you have any questions.

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


Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats – Are you or someone you know struggling with pain, shame and grief after an abortion?  Rachel’s Vineyard Retreats is offering a weekend retreat for post-abortive men and women in the Roanoke/Blacksburg area March 31 – April 2.  This is a Bible based, grace filled, nonjudgmental weekend where you can safely process feelings of guilt, shame, pain and grief in a safe and confidential setting surrounded by others who understand.  For more information or to register, contact or call 1-877-HOPE-4-ME.  All correspondence is totally confidential. Come and let the healing begin.


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!


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.

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 Worship Center, contact Cathy Sizemore at

Email announcements to Cathy Sizemore at

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