The Gospel Harbinger
Fall is officially here, which means we are entering an extremely busy time of year. The next few months seem like they operate at warp speed. We are about thirty days from Halloween, which means the Christmas decorations and ads are already hitting the stores. Thanksgiving will be squeezed in there as well. In addition to the family, school, and shopping activities, the church has some major activities coming up as well. Here is a partial list to give you a heads-up to some of them.
Before I get into that, I owe you an apology. I wrote last month I would put the answer to a question at the end of the article. Well, by the time I got to the end of the article, I forgot that I asked the question and forgot to include the answer. So I will do it now before I forget. The question was, “What is the difference between inlaws and outlaws?” The answer is, “Outlaws are wanted.”
New Sermon Series. Beginning October 3 we will be preaching a series of sermons from Nehemiah. The overall series theme is “Nehemiah – a study in Leadership.” It could also be called “Building for God.” We often limit leadership in the church to the preacher, elders, and deacons. But Nehemiah was none of these, yet he was an effective leader for God. What can we learn from Nehemiah about leading for God, whether we have the title of preacher, elder, or deacon, or none of them? Read chapter one of Nehemiah this week and be ready to learn.
Family Day at the Park. October 24 will be our picnic at Bailey Park. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. If you want more than that, you may want to bring a side dish (or hope someone else brings an extra-large side dish that you can share). If the weather is bad, we can always move the picnic to the basement of the church. Otherwise, we want to enjoy a day at Bailey Park. Bring your discs and try out the disc golf course (if you haven’t already), or watch the kids play on the playground, or simply sit and relax.
Caffeine, Calories, and Conversation. Last year we voted to move the congregational meeting from the second Sunday of December to the second Sunday of November. We also decided to move the meeting to Sunday evening. Thus, our annual congregational meeting will be at 6:00 on November 14. We will vote on elders and deacons, present the budget for the new year, and talk about some plans for 2022 and even beyond. You will also have an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the church.
Build Day. Our church is partnering with the Camp Point Lions Club and the Camp Point Business Association to host a Build Day for Sleep in Heavenly Peace. This is an organization that builds beds and gives them to families where children are currently sleeping on the floor. It is a nationwide organization with a local chapter in Liberty. The date is November 13 at Bailey Park. Build Day is an opportunity for families and individuals to work together building these beds. Sleep in Heavenly Peace provides the wood and tools and anything else needed to build the beds. We provide the labor. More details will follow, but I wanted you to have the date and activity to put on your calendar.
Thanks for reading,
Sunday, October 10th at 8:00 a.m.
Sunday, October 10th after Morning Worship Service
CFCAC Volunteer Day
Thursday, October 21st from Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Family Day At The Park
Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. If you want more than that, you may want to bring a side dish (or hope someone else brings an extra-large side dish that you can share). If the weather is bad, we can always move the picnic to the basement of the church. Otherwise, we want to enjoy a day at Bailey Park. Bring your discs and try out the disc golf course (if you haven’t already), or watch the kids play on the playground, or simply sit and relax.
Worship Planning Meeting
Sunday, October 31st at 6:00 pm