Welcome to our Weekly Newsletter!
In this newsletter you will find an outline for our upcoming sermon, sermon follow up questions, news, and more! Is there something that you'd like to share in an upcoming newsletter? Contact Sandi at 308-832-1574 or firstname.lastname@example.org with requests.
Title: Looking to the Unseen (part 2)
Passage: Luke 6: 20-26
3. THEY HAVE A SOBER, NOT A SURFACE JOY. 21b, 25b
4.THEY VALUE THEIR KING'S APPROVAL OVER THAT OF OTHERS.
1. What surprises did you glean from this sermon?
2. What did you discover about Jesus Christ?
3. What did you discover about yourself and/or others?
4. What changes or actions of application do you need to carry out?
5. What from this sermon can you share with someone this week?
If you are not currently a member of a group and would like help finding one, please contact the office or a Bible Fellowship leader listed below:
Leader: Tim Birnie Study: Sermon Review
Day/Time: Sundays, 11am Place: MEFC East Room 12
Leader: Rod Shepherd Study: Heaven by Randy Alcorn
Day/Time: Sundays, 11am Place: MEFC Library
Leader: Steve Shearer Study: Sermon Review
Day/Time: Sundays, 11am Place: Sanctuary
Leader: Scott Pinkham Study: Sermon Review
Day/Time: Sundays, 11am Place: MEFC East Room 10
Leader: Mark Lundeen Study: Sermon Review
Day/Time: Sundays, 11am Place: MEFC East Room 11
Leader: Pastor Tom Study: Gentle and Lowly
Day/Time: Sundays, 6:30pm Place: 441 W. Lexington, Minden
Please pray for Pastor Tom’s October 9-20th Zambia mission trip. If you would like to give toward it, please go to our MEFC web site Giving page, enter the amount, then under the amount choose in the pop-up menu “Pastor Tom’s Zambia Trip.” You also can drop a check in the offering box or in the office and designate it for Pastor Tom’s trip. Thank you in advance to all who will pray and all who will give.
Do you have 2 hours once or twice a month on Friday mornings to volunteer with MOPS Kids? We have been blessed with several new children joining our group so are a bit short-handed on childcare helpers. We could REALLY use your help! Please prayerfully consider helping with this great need to bless young moms and young children. Child safety class and background check are required. Please contact Karen Barnes if you are interested in helping--308-830-0012.
Let's have fun together this Sunday, September 11th, from 11am-4pm, MEFC will be hosting a community wide Family Fun Day! This FREE event will include a hot dog & hamburger lunch, bounce houses, cotton candy, ice cream, tables highlighting our various children's ministries, and so much more!
It has been requested that the congregation park in the grass area on the west side of the parking lot on the day of this event.
Please prayerfully consider making a special offering to help cover costs for the Family Fun Day Event!
Volunteer opportunities are still needing filled.
Back to School Items Needed
Operation Christmas Child is collecting "Summer Clearance items" during the month of September. Check out the Summer Clearance items when you are at the store and pickup some items for a shoebox. Some items could include, flip-flops, shoes, shirts, shorts. A summer toy?
The purpose of Operation Christmas Child is to reach boys and girls throughout the world for Jesus.
Each shoebox is a Gospel Opportunity bringing the Hope of the Gospel to children, families and communities.
A box will be located in the Fellowship Room along with more info about OCC.
If you have questions or would like more information about how you can be involved, please contact Katie Bergen at 308.529.2419.
AWANA calendar dates: September 7, 14, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14, 21, 2022. January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 15, 22, March 1, 15, 22, 29, April 5, 12, 2023. End of Year Program April 19, 2023.
Children’s Church will begin September 11!
Are you interested in baptism or baby dedication? Please contact the office for more information!
Daily Prayer Guide
We are called to pray for each other daily, and MEFC provides opportunities to help you keep yourself organized and accountable! Pick up a physical Daily Prayer Guide from the pamphlet display in the foyer. Praying for one another is a priceless gift!
Please remember to check the lost and found area, on the shelves above the coat racks, for items that you may have left behind.
There are several Bibles, a travel mug, children's books, t-shirt, and a wrestling hoodie so please check to see if one of these items is yours. Thank you.
Cookies & Coffee Servers
We are in need of cookie bakers (or purchasers) and coffee servers! If you are interested in serving in this way, please sign up at the link below:
Thank you for your willingness to serve MEFC in this way!
Church Directory App
- Join us during our weekly prayer time at the church, Sundays at 5pm.
- Send us your prayer requests via email to email@example.com or call them in at 308-832-1574.
- Post prayer requests on the MEFC Faithlife group page!
- Use our Daily Prayer Guide, found in the foyer pamphlet display, to pray for our faith family!
Building Use Reminder
Please remember to check in with the office when planning for groups to meet in the church building so we can put you on the calendar. We have had several instances recently where more than one group planned to use the same room. We want to accommodate everyone as best we may, but planning ahead is key!
Minden Little Free Pantry
The Minden Little Free Pantry is located on the east side of the old IGA parking lot on N. Nebraska Avenue. Nonperishable food items, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and pet food are available to those in need 24 hours a day. If you have a need, please stop by and help yourself. Likewise, if you are able to help keep the pantry stocked by donating items, please also do so!
We thank you for your faithful support of the ministry of the Minden Evangelical Free Church. We offer the following additional methods of giving:
- Give online via our website at Mindenefree.com. You can access the direct link to the Giving function HERE.
- You can utilize our new Text to Give function! Simply text the word "Give" plus your chosen amount ("Give 10" or "Give 100", for example) to 531-300-2255. You will receive a text with step by step instructions to set up your first gift, and all subsequent text to give tithes will automatically be given to our general fund.
- You may mail physical tithes to the church at the following address:
Minden E-Free Church
1310 W. 1st Street
Minden, NE 68959
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 308-832-1574.