Olive Grove Baptist Church Creedmoor, North Carolina
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Monthly Church Newsletter

OLIVE GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH NEWSLETTER
www.olivegrovebaptist.org
March 2015
 
Pastor’s Comments

March ushers in one of my favorite times of the year, and that is March madness - a time of the year where basketball fans from all over the world become mad for college basketball. It begins with fans packing stadiums to watch their favorite team compete for their opportunity to become National Champion. It is amazing to see how we will do whatever it takes to hear and see a team play.

The believers and crowds in Mark 8 had that same madness and excitement; but it wasn't over a basketball, it was over Jesus. Jesus had entered into Capernaum, Peter's home, when scripture says that "And many were gathered together, so that there was no more room, not even at the door. And he was preaching the word to them," Mark 2:2. They packed the place to hear and see Jesus. This was an opportunity to hear the words of Christ, and they were not going to let the crowds, their schedules, nor their comforts from keeping them from hearing the words of Christ! This month, we have a great opportunity for you to hear and see Jesus move in your life, and that is through our Revival March 22-26. I assure you that Jesus will speak that week through our guest Pastor Lee Pigg, and you will see Jesus move in the hearts and lives of people in the "Night of Worship"! So, make a commitment to make Revival a part of your March Madness that you will do whatever it takes to hear and see Jesus move in and through Revival in you!

Another moving thing about the passage is the story that continues through the passage of four young men who had a paralytic friend that they brought to Jesus by lowering him through the roof to where Jesus was speaking. These men did whatever it took to get their hurting friend to Christ. This year we are opening the opportunity of having two services on Easter, April 5th, so that as a church we are willing do whatever it takes to reach more people, who are hurting, for Christ. Can I challenge you to do whatever it takes to get your hurting friends to Christ? We have an unbelievable Revival planned. We will have an 8:30 and 11:00 Easter service. Invite them to be a part of these events! Bring them with you! Do whatever it takes to get them to Jesus!

 

Doing Whatever It Takes,

Pastor Jonathan
 
Adult Choir News

OGBC Music Ministry is preparing for our Night of Worship on Thursday night, March 26th.  We are praying that the Lord will use this final night of our revival through the songs that are sung and the testimonies that are shared.  Make plans to be part of this week of Revival.  

 
KCJAM (Kid’s Choir)

KCJAM travels to "Henotes Island" each week to prepare for our spring musical We Are United.  Mark your calendars now for Sunday night, June 14th and travel with us to "Henotes Island" as we see five competitors compete for the grand prize as they strive to "survive" on this "deserted" island.  Through the competition, they realize that they can't survive on their own, but that as a team working together as ONE body, they can achieve so much more.  

KCJAM practices every Sunday afternoon, at 6:00 in the fellowship hall.  We welcome ages 4-8th grade to come and join us.  

 
2nd Annual Ladies’ Night Out - "Press On"

Our Second Annual Ladies Night Out will be Friday night, March 20th from 6:30-9:00.  Mrs. Macon Newby will be our key-note speaker that night.  This night will be filled with fun, fellowship, and spiritual refreshment.  If you have not purchased your ticket, please do so by March 8th.  Tickets are $10.  See one of the Women of Worth if you are interested in purchasing a ticket.  

 
Women of Worth Update

The Women will be providing the mission fundraiser meal on March 4th at 6 p.m. and will be serving homemade soups, cheese toast, dessert and tea.

 

The Women of Worth will be sponsoring a wedding shower for Benji Hutson and Lauren Newlands on March 29th from 2 - 4 pm in the fellowship all.  Please join us as we shower this couple with our love and support.  The couple is registered and Belk and Target.

 
Youth Happenings

March is a busy and exciting time for our church. I pray that you and your family will be involved in the many events that we have going on in March. Our students and children depend on your commitment for their own. Show them by your faithfulness that Christ is the Lord over your life.


March Youth events:
Wednesday Mission Meal- Wednesday 18th
Revival-March 22nd-26th
Mission project- March 28th (more details to come)

To the Praise of His Glory,
Benji Hutson