March 29, 2019
Join us this Sunday morning for worship at 9am & 10:30am
Wednesday Night Recovery Ministry
6:00 pm – Free Meal| 6:30 pm Worship| Small Groups following Worship
516 N Main Street – Hillsville
The 3rd annual Men’s Retreat is a great opportunity to learn and fellowship while nurturing your personal faith journey. This event is made available through the leadership of Rev. Lee Thomas of Atkin’s Memorial-Fries Station UMCs. This year, we will focus on Jeremiah 1:1-10 “Hearing Gods’ call.” Inspirational messages in plenary sessions will be led by Rev. Jim Goddard and breakout sessions will be led by David Payne. Music will be led by Tim Stoots (lead singer of the contemporary gospel group Conspiracy of Grace) and friends from Rural Retreat. Lay persons attending the event will receive a certificate of attendance and clergy attending will receive .7 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) through the Conference. Friday dinner through Saturday dinner is provided. Registration fee is $25.
Finance Team Meeting, Monday 4/15 at 6pm
Church Council, Monday 4/15 at 7pm
District Discipleship Training
Sunday, 4/27 at St Paul UMC in Wytheville, VA. This is discipleship training for Laity. Pastor Ronnie would like to take a group from OOTBWC. See Pastor Ronnie or Pastor David if you are interested in going.
Active Life Groups you can join now:
- Sunday Morning Bible Study 10:30am – led by Vickie & Tom Pluer. This group is meeting in the lobby on Sunday during the 2nd Service at Out of the Box Worship Center
- Sunday Afternoons 6pm – at OOTBWC – led by Kevin Harrod at Out of the Box Worship Center
- Tuesdays at 6:00pm – Jimmy and Jackie Surratt’s House – 1208 Maple Drive, Hillsville
- Tuesdays at 6:30pm – Cathy and Freddy Combs House -1434 Sandy Ridge Road – Cana
- Wednesdays at 6:00pm – Meal, Worship and Recovery Group led by Kevin Harrod at Out of the Box Worship Center
- Thursdays at 6pm– David & Tammy Payne’s House – 100 Messers St – Galax
A New Activity Group has started and will be meeting again on Saturday, 4/6 from 2pm to 6pm. They are planning fun activities to do in the area. If you are interested in joining or have any questions, see Joe Mina, Tonya Fox and Lisa Choate . This group will meet about once a month.
These are small groups of people who meet in homes or at the church and are growing together by studying the Word and supporting each other. We have someone wanting to host a group
but looking for a leader/facilitator and people who are interested in attending. Please contact Frances Brown if you are interested. firstname.lastname@example.org
Don’t Just Come to Church, Come to Life. Join a Life Group!
Men’s 4 Wheeling Trip to WVA
May 3-5th, campsites, bunkhouse spots are still available but filling fast. Message if you plan to go.
Out of the Box, Savannah, Mt Vale UMC and friends are welcome.
Jubilation is May 6th – 8th in Pigeon Forge – Jubilation is a retreat for adults (50+), older adult leaders, and clergy. Led by Bishop Kenneth L. Carder who will be sharing ways to understand persons with dementia and to care for those persons and their families as a congregation. Plus Brad Hyde aka Forest Gump from Powell UMC Knoxville; Jimbo Whaley and The Greenbrier Band; and a variety of workshops. We have a group forming from OOTBWC, Mt Vale and Savannah that is going. If you want to join in, please see Pastor Ronnie or Pastor David.
Change the World Weekend – May 18th – 19th – The purpose of this event is to change the world around us through serving God by serving our communities. There are 16 congregations, including OOTBWC that are uniting in this event by committing to serve the communities around their respective congregations. On this weekend, we will be doing service projects in our community. Be sure to check the announcements for more information on this weekend event.
Relay for Life – There is a team in memory of Judy Lineback participating in the relay this year led by Kelli Adams. A donation jar is located in the lobby at the Information Desk if you would like to donate to this team. If you would like to join the team, or if you have any questions, contact Kelli at 276-733-8122. The Relay for Life is June 21st at 6pm at CCHS.
Recovery Ministry – Wednesdays at Out of the Box Worship Center
6:00pm Light Meal – in the lobby area, outside, etc.
6:30pm Children’s Ministry, Worship and Recovery Message
Life Groups following Worship
If you would like to donate food items or volunteer to help with the Recovery Meal on Wed nights, contact Margaret Martin at email@example.com
Youth – meet on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm for Worship and Bible Study at OOTBWC. This group is for Middle School through High School age. Contact Ben Shaw if you have any questions. The youth are planning a mission trip in July to Plymouth, NC to do housing construction and monetary donations are needed to cover the cost of the trip. You can give through Tithe.ly and select “Youth” under “Give to”, or you can write “Youth-Mission Trip” on the memo line of your check and place it in the offering.
Youth Concert – Saturday, 4/27 at 6:30pm at OOTBWC to raise money for their July Mission Trip. Cost is $3 and includes refreshments. Doors open at 6pm.
Children’s Ministry Life Groups available on Sunday mornings during the 2nd service.
- 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
- Children’s Church/Loft for K – 5th Grade – meets during both services upstairs over the worship center
VBS – Vacation Bible School will be Saturday, June 22nd and Sunday, June 23rd at OOTBWC. Watch the announcements for more information!
Table Grace Food Pantry– The Food Pantry will be on an “as needed” basis. Please let one of the Pastors or Kevin Harrod at 276-266-0264 know if someone is in need. The Food Pantry is in need of groceries and monetary donations.
Tithe.ly – Online giving is simple and easy with Tithe.ly.
His Hands & Feet is a Senior Ministry in nursing homes. Please prayerfully consider volunteering for this important senior ministry. One visit monthly is all that is required. Contact Margaret Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 276-733-8432.
Christian Gomez – Out of the Box Worship Center is sponsoring a child, Christian Gomez, 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. Here is a current picture of Christian.
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@example.com.
Email announcements to Cathy Sizemore at firstname.lastname@example.org.