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Announcements 10.6.17

October 6, 2017



Join us this Sunday morning for worship at  9am & 10:30am 

Wednesday Night Recovery Ministry

6:15 pm – free meal| 6:30 pm Worship| 7:30 pm Small Groups

 Main Street – Hillsville


Family Camp Weekend – Oct 13th – 15th at Camp Dickenson. We will camp Friday and Saturday nights. We will have pot luck dinner on Saturday evening and a potluck picnic on Sunday at 1mp with baptism following.  Everyone needs to bring food to share, some desserts and drinks.  We have 10 RV Sites reserved. Let us know if you want an RV Site asap. There are unlimited tent sites. This weekend is open to Out of the Box UMC, Mt. Vale UMC, and Savannah UMC. It will be a great weekend of building friendships and just great fun.  See Pastor Ronnie to reserve your camp spot and also if you want to be baptized on this day.

Halloween Candy is needed for the Hillsville Safe Halloween Event on October 31st. Please bring in individually wrapped bags of candy for us to hand out.

Evangelism/Outreach Team – Brenda Harmon is building teams for outreaches to serve our community. The Outreach Team will meet on October 23rd at 6pm at OOTBWC. Everyone is invited to attend and get involved.

1: To meet at designated times together for fellowship and study, growing together in God’s Word.
2: To put feet to our prayers and God’s Word into action in our community, by developing relationships, discovering needs, and then getting creative with God to meet those needs.
●School Ministries-Students and Teachers
●Food Pantry
●Clothing Closet
●Wrapped In Love Coat Drive
●Community Thanksgiving Meal
●Christmas Bazaar

If you are interested, please send an email to Brenda Harmon at

Finance Team Meeting – Monday 10/30/17 at 6pm

Church Council Meeting – Monday 10/30/17 at 7pm – Online giving is simple and easy with our new provider, Check out this link.

His Hands & Feet is a Senior Ministry in nursing homes. Please prayerfully consider volunteering for this important senior ministry.  There is a need for three or four people to take four residents of Galax Nursing & Rehab.  Two residents are in one room so one person could take both of them.  One visit monthly is all that is required. Contact Margaret Martin at or 276-733-8432.

Secret Sisters Reveal Party – Sunday, October 8th at Noon at OOTBWC. If you have any questions, contact Cindy Brown at

Recovery Ministry

6:15pm Snack Meal – Pizza in the lobby area, outside, etc.
6:30pm Children’s Ministry, Worship and Recovery Message
7:30-8:15pm Groups

Recovery Meal Donations needed:

Our Recovery Meal Ministry GREATLY need donations of the following which will really help with the cost each week.
● Canned Drinks/Bottled Water
● Cookies
● Sealable sandwich bags
● Chips (Boxes of individual bags)
● Individual Fruit Cups
● Dill Pickle Spears
These are items that we will consistently be using in Recovery most weeks.

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 

Table Grace Food Pantry &  Clothing Closet – The Food Pantry and Clothing Closet will be open 3rd Sat. of every month 10am – 2pm and also weekly on Wednesday evenings from 4pm to 6pm prior to our Recovery Ministry.  The Food Pantry shelves are bare and food donations are greatly needed. You can also give towards the Food Pantry through eGive and those funds will be used to purchase food. Four volunteers are needed to help on Saturday 10/21 to serve one hour each. Please see Brenda Harmon if you can serve.

Clothing Closet:
Thanks to everyone who has donated clothing to our clothing closet. We are currently at capacity and for the next couple of months will not be able to accept clothing until we clear out some space. Please take this opportunity to be a blessing other ministries in our area.

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.

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 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.

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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