Olive Grove Baptist Church Creedmoor, North Carolina
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Monthly Church Newsletter
OLIVE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH NEWSLETTER
August begins a close to the summer and brings in a new school year. In that transition comes renewed disciplines of getting kids to bed early and getting them up early for school. On comes the discipline of getting the school lunches ready, making sure kids have done their homework, and making sure they get to school on time. Setting daily disciplines is a natural part of raising children and a natural part of developing our own lives. We discipline our bodies in order to get in shape. We discipline ourselves to take daily medication in order to get healthy. Spiritual growth takes discipline as well. We must discipline ourselves to spend time daily in prayer. We must discipline ourselves to grow in our understanding of God's word through daily Bible reading. May I submit to you one of the most neglected disciplines of them all is the lack of discipline over our speech. Scripture proclaims that we are to be disciplined to not allow destructive talk to come from our mouths.
KC-JAM meets every Sunday night during the worship service at 7:00 in the fellowship hall. Jammers are working on new songs that they will sing on Sunday morning, August 31.
OGBC Adult Choir - "Christmas in August”
Psalm 100 says,
“Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth! Serve the Lord with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving, and His courts with praise! Give thanks to Him; bless His name! For the Lord is good; His steadfast love endures forever, and His faithfulness to all generations.”
There is something wonderful about singing praises to the Lord. I believe that when God’s children sing sincere praise to Him, it is like sweet aroma to His nostrils. We are told that the Lord “inhabits the praise of His people”. What a privilege we have to stand before Him each Sunday and Wednesday to sing His praise. My prayer for the music ministry of OGBC is that in ALL of our music, He is glorified. Our mission statement for OGBC is “Exalt, Equip, Evangelize” and the purpose of our music ministry is to do exactly that - Exalt, Equip, Evangelize!
All singers and music lovers are invited to come be a part of the adult choir. Being part of the choir and music ministry is a wonderful way to express gratitude for the Lord’s goodness and a great way to extend praise. On Saturday afternoon, August 16, at 6:00we will be debuting this year’s Christmas musical. Come and see what the Lord has in store for our Christmas celebration this year. This night will be a time of fellowship and worship. Now is a GREAT time to join the adult choir!
The Baptist Men’s ministry will be cutting wood on Saturday morning, August 23rd, at 8 am. There will also be a Regional Baptist Men’s Meeting on August 19th. All those interested in going please sign up on the bulletin board outside of the Pastor’s office.
Women of Worth
The FRBA WMU Leadership conference will be held on August 12th, 2014 at 7:00 PM at Creedmoor First Baptist Church. The conferences will have leader training for all WMU age group leaders. First Baptist of Creedmoor is also collecting items for Faye Cannady's Christmas list (mission project). Please bring any of the following items that are on her list to the conference (pencils, pens, very small toys, balloons, small packages of crayons, toothpaste, toothbrushes. Also, small things for adults-washcloths, soaps, lotions, etc.) Faye planned for 150 last year and ran out, so this year they are planning for 200. Hope to see you at the conference. Please see Cindy Keith if you have any questions.
Women's Missions Extravaganza
April 17-18, 2015
Ardmore Baptist Church
501 Miller Street
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Theme: All for You: Surrender, Sacrifice, Serve
Missions Extravaganza 2015 offers participants the opportunity to engage in hands-on mission projects, attend up to six conferences and celebrate with key note speakers Phyllis Elvington, Edna Ellison and missionary Gordon Fort.
If you are interested in this Missions Extravaganza please see Cindy Keith or a member of the Women of Worth.
Note from Our Youth Leader