Olive Grove Baptist Church Creedmoor, North Carolina
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Monthly Church Newsletter




July 2014





Have you ever been forgetful? Maybe you have forgotten where you put your keys. Maybe you forgot someone’s name. Maybe you forgot someone’s birthday or worse your anniversary.  Forgetfulness can cause many problems in our life such as wasted time in searching for missing keys, awkward conversations, or tense -filled discussions with your spouse trying to explain your lapse of memory.  May I submit to you that forgetfulness is just as destructive in your relationship with the Lord…There is a lurking desire in us to forget what Christ has done for us. Ezekiel, the passionate prophet, proclaimed to the people of Jerusalem “Because you have not remembered the days of your youth, but have enraged me with all these things.” As a youth, Jerusalem was described as an unclean, abhorred, naked, and unwanted orphan that God rescued/redeemed. God loved, cleaned, and clothed her. Yet she, Jerusalem, through time forgot God’s redeeming love and trusted in her vain beauty.


Through Ezekiel, the Lord proclaims that though she, Jerusalem, has forgotten He will remember His covenant so that she will remember their forgetful ways and be ashamed. He proclaims that He will atone her and she will be confounded by His everlasting love! Can I urge you to not forget how Christ sought you when you were broken, unclean, and orphaned? How He cleansed you and clothed you with His righteousness. May I assure you in the times that you have forgotten, He remembers His love and covenant with you. May you once again be astounded by His everlasting love for you!


Ezekiel 16:1-63


Learning to Lean,

Pastor Jonathan


Vacation Bible School Is Coming!


Do you have your launch gear ready? We would love for you to join us for a weekend of fun as we “Launch Kids on a Mission of God’s Love” on July 11th – 13th here at Olive Grove Baptist Church. Our weekend will be filled with Music & More, Have-a-Blast Games, Out-of-This-World Bible Adventures, Projects with a Purpose, and Mission Sendoffs! We still have room left for volunteers to sign up and get in on the fun! Anyone interested in helping please start praying now to see where God wants to use YOU! Why wait? Start rounding up your space crews today as we prepare for our Blast Off!


Schedule for the weekend:


Friday July 11th

Registration & Hot Dog Supper: 5pm – 6 pm

Blast Off VBS: 6 pm – 8pm


Saturday July 12th

Blast Off VBS: 10 am – 1 pm


Sunday July 13th

Celebration: 5:30 pm – 8 pm


We look forward to having each one of you join us for a weekend of Blasting Off for Jesus! God loves us, so love each other!!


“Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.” 1 John 4:7


If you have any questions please contact Rhonda Hunt or Brittany Cogdell!




Women of Worth


The Women of Worth will be hosting a wedding shower for Ryan (son of Leslie Keith) and Kelsey Barrentine on August 17 from 2-4pm in the fellowship hall. Please come out and support this wonderful couple as they prepare for their lives together!


The Women will be hosting a Bake Sale Auction after church on September 7 immediately after church. The money raised will go towards the mission trip to Africa.  More details will be coming soon! 


Janie Latta


Gaither Homecoming Tour 2014

Greensboro, NC 

Saturday, September 20, 2014


If anyone is interested in going to the Gaither Homecoming Tour on Saturday night, September 20, please sign-up in the foyer of the church or on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board or respond to (bbarbee78@gmail.com).  The Tour includes the Gaither Vocal Band, The Isaacs, The Nelons, Buddy Greene, Gene McDonald, Charlotte Ritchie, and Kevin Williams.  


Prices vary according the size of the group (15 or more $22 each).  Tickets go on sale June 30, so we need to know by June 30 if you are interested to determine how many tickets we will need to purchase.  


This would be a great time of fellowship with each other, as well as a night full of wonderful Gospel music.  *A reminder to parents who may be planning to take young children - these concerts usually run late and with travel time, it could be a late night for these little ones.


Youth News from Benji

First, I would like to thank everyone for their support of the youth in the past few weeks regarding our trip to Myrtle Beach for camp. It was truly a success and we could not have done it without the loving support of our great church family. Thank you!

Ephesians 5:1-2 says: 1 therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children.
2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

I pray that our children will be imitators of God. I pray that we can set the example of living in such a way that exalts Christ in every aspect of our lives. During camp, we learned about who Christ is, and we learned how we are then to respond in regards to that knowledge. We are to respond in humble service to our Creator. We are the created and he is the Creator. We must submit to His authority in our lives. I pray that parents are living in such a way that their children see them as someone who is humbly submitted to God. Likewise, I pray that our students are living in such a way that the people around them see them humbly submitted to Christ.

Events for July:
July 2nd- We will meet after Wednesday Night Meal to go out in the Community and pass out flyers for Vacation Bible School.
July 9th: We will go out again to pass out flyers in another part of the community.
*I hope each student will come and be a part of this as we try to minister to people in our community.*
July 11-13th- Vacation Bible School. Each student is asked to come and participate by helping during this time of ministry to our children.
July 23rd: We will meet at 12pm to go to Defy Gravity. We will eat Lunch, and then we will go to Defy Gravity. We will be back in time for Wednesday Mission Meal and church. If you are interested in going on this event, Defy Gravity does require a waiver and release form to be filled out before participation is allowed, so if your student would like to go, I need you to fill out a release form for them. I will have these at the church if you are interested. Also, there will be a sign up sheet on the bulletin board outside the Pastor's office for those who plan to attend.

To the Praise of His Glory,


Hello Olive Grove!


We hope you are all enjoying your summer so far! The weather has been perfect here, 70’s sometimes 80’s! This past month we found a place to rent in Dartmouth, and will be moving July 1st. We are very excited to be able to live among the people God has called us to minister to. Please continue to pray for us and the relationships we have established here. Also please pray for all the outreach events that will be going on with MeetingHouse Church this summer. We are doing 3 free movie Saturdays, an outdoor concert and will be passing out free hotdogs at a local park weekly. Pray that we will have God centered conversations and reflect Him to those we come in contact with. We love you all!


Chad, Jodi and Brayden