Please join with us as we go before the throne of God seeking His direction and provision for our ministry in the community, and interceding for one another. We will meet in the sanctuary on Sunday, July 28th, from 5:00-6:00 p.m.
No doubt we all know someone who needs encouragement right now. It seems that there are many among our families, church family, and friends who are going through difficult trials. In the Scriptures we are instructed to “bear one another’s burdens and so fulfill the law of Christ” (Galatians 6:2). We are instructed to “encourage one another”. Let’s take the time this month to pray and consider how we may come alongside someone who is hurting. There are many ways to encourage: a visit, a phone call, praying together, sharing a book or a Scripture, offering practical help, baking something, cooking a meal, listening, bringing flowers. “It is more blessed to give, than to receive.” (Acts 20:35).
Then Jesus told them a parable to show them that they should always pray and never give up. Luke 18:1
Looking Ahead to Operation Christmas Child
In November, our church will once again be a relay center for the annual collection of gifts for children around the world. This will involve staffing the church with volunteers during certain hours the week before Thanksgiving (Monday – Monday). We will receive shoeboxes from people in the area, and pack them into larger boxes which will be picked up and transported to Northampton. This is a wonderful opportunity to play a larger role in an effective ministry, and to increase our exposure in the larger community. Interested in volunteering and/or finding out more? Speak to Charleen (499-3040).
Men’s Prayer Fellowship
Men of all ages are invited to be a part of the Men’s Prayer Fellowship which meets monthly year-round. The next gathering will be Saturday, July 20th, from 7:00-8:30 a.m., at the church. Join us for a study of Psalm 51, prayer and fellowship. Refreshments will be served.
Benefit Concert: Sight for South Sudan
The public is invited to a concert featuring Tony Deblois, a musical genius who happens to be blind and autistic. A free will offering will be taken at the concert to benefit “Sight for South Sudan,” a project of Nehemiah Medical Missions. The concert will be on Saturday, August 3rd at 4:30 p.m., at Grace Church Congregational. Mark your calendars, plan to attend, and invite a friend. For more information please call 413-441-9076.