Week of 10.19.2014
"...put away the foreign gods that are among you, and incline your heart to the Lord, the God of Israel. And the people said to Joshua, 'The Lord our God we will serve, and his voice we will obey.'" (Joshua 24:23-24) This is part of the counsel of God given through Joshua to the Israelites before each tribe took its promised possession. Sadly, the generations that followed would forget God's instruction and Joshua's counsel and it would bring God's discipline on them; But as long as they understood that they were servants and served God alone, they lived in the favor and blessing of their heavenly father.
CHURCH FAMILY NEWS
CHURCH FAMILY NEWS
Fall Family Day | Sunday, October 26 from 2:30-5:30 PM at Landmark Park. Activities include: Hayride, Trunk-or-treat, inflatables and special activities for Senior Adults. Donations of candy can be dropped off at the Welcome Center or Church Office. Bring a lawn chair and enjoy church fellowship, corn dogs, roasted corn, boiled peanuts. There will be a Volunteer Orientation Meeting on Wednesday, October 22 at 5:30 PM in room C-101. Help is still needed in food services, set-up, parking, inflatables, hayride attendant, and clean-up.
Trunk or Treat Vehicles Still Needed | We would like to have a total of 40 vehicles and we still need 20 to meet that goal. All SS departments are asked to decorate and man their trunks from 4:30-5:30PM. Set-up needs to be done by 2:00 PM. Contest winners will receive a trophy and free donuts for their class to be delivered as a grand prize. Pick a theme and contact the Children's Ministry Office with your ideas.
2nd to None Day in Bible Study | Sunday, November 2 is "For All the World Sunday" and our Fall High-Attendance Day in Sunday Bible Study. We want every class to work to get everyone here for Bible Study on this big day at Ridgecrest.
Sunday Bible Study Leader Huddle Today (10/19) at 5:00 PM | Adult Meeting in Fellowship Hall. Youth Meeting in E-200 Commons. Children Meeting in Kids Church Room, Preschool will not meet. We will discuss For All the World emphasis in November.
Thank You | On behalf of the Children of the Alabama Children's Homes & Family Ministries, I want to express our sincere thanks for your generous gift of Taco Salad items, Barbecue meat and buns, chips and Apple Bars for the Children. Your Givers heart will allow needs to be met as we continue to protect, nurture and restore children and families through Christ-centered services. -Kim McGainey, Director
Do You Need Help? | Are you a widow or disabled person in need of help with tasks such as yard work, electrical, or minor home repairs? If so, and you would like assistance from some of our men at Ridgecrest, please contact one of the following - Spud Thomas at 673-3870, Johnny Oppert at 794-6839, Dennis Peavey at 333-0104.
516 NATION STUDENT MINISTRY
Sundaes on Sunday | What's the best way to end a Sunday evening? It's with an ice cream sundae of course! All 8th graders are invited over to Bro. Lloyd's house (103 Lakeside Drive) TONIGHT from 7:15 -8:45 PM for a fun time of hanging out and eating ice cream. Bring your sweet tooth!
Field of Faith, One day, One message, One Stand | This Wednesday, October 22 at 6:30 PM at Northcutt field. Guest speaker will be Bill Searcey, along with testimonies from student-athletes from area schools. There will be no Elevate or Gravity and the gym will be closed. If you need transportation, the bus will be leaving from RBC at 6:00 PM and returning at 8:00 PM.
High School Winter Retreat and Ski Trip | December. 28 through 31st. If you sign up before October 12, you will receive a $20 discount on cost of the trip. This year's conference will be at Pigeon Forge and of course don't forget skiing at Winterplace ski resort in West Virginia. Cost varies according to ski option chosen. Hurry and sign up as space is limited.
Christmas Tree Fundraiser | It's not too early to get your Christmas tree ordered for the holidays while helping out a youth. Hand selected Fraser Fir trees are from Cashiers, North Carolina and you are assured field freshness upon delivery. Deadline for tree ordering is November 19 with tree delivery date of December 1. Your purchase will directly help the youth you purchase from. Profits earned can be carried over to help with next year expenses for summer camps, retreat, DNow and etc. See a youth for ordering or contact the Youth Ministry department.
Night of Praise at the National Peanut Festival | Wednesday, November 5. There will not be an Elevate or Gravity services this night instead come out and enjoy the message by Brent Crowe and of course the atmosphere of the peanut festival. - Anyone who brings at least 3 cans of food or 1 jar of Peanut Butter will receive a coupon for discounted gate admission and ride arm band. Coupon is good Wednesday night only.
TRUTH SEEKERS MINISTRY
Thanks to our RA's | The RA's collected over 2100 pounds of food. Thanks for all who donated! Also, on November 2nd, RA's will start two new mission projects: Lottie Moon and Operation Christmas Child. RA boys will be coming to your SS Department and distributing Lottie Moon Banks. Shoeboxes will be available at the Mission Hall table. Please fill the boxes and bring back by
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RECREATION FITNESS MINISTRY
Basketball Signups | Children and Youth signups are now being held for the city wide church league. The leagues are broken down as follows: Ages 5-6 (Co-ed), Girls (Ages 7-8), Boys (Ages 7-8), Girls (Ages 9-10), Boys (Ages 9-10), Girls (Ages 11-12), Boys (Ages 11-12), Girls (Ages 13-15), Boys (Ages 13-15), Girls (Ages 16-18), Boys (Ages 16-18). Deadline for Registration is October 29th. The cost is $35 per player which includes your t-shirt. Signup and pay in the RFC. Payment must be made when you signup.
Men's Church League Basketball | Signups are now being held for the Men's Church League. The two divisions are (Ages 19-29) and (30 and Up). Deadline for Registration is October 29th. The cost is $40 which includes your t-shirt. Signup and pay in the RFC. Payment must be made when you signup.