We are so grateful for your prayers and gifts toward the ministry of New Minas Baptist Church. We are committed to Go tell it on the mountain… in the Valley, by the river, in the fields that are more than ready for harvest, in the highways and byways, casting the gospel net, searching the hills, and rejoicing that yet one more has come to Christ! Your special year end Christmas Offering, above your regular giving, will help us reach the $35,000.00 goal to finish the year strong.
We love new Christmas Traditions! This year we launched a brand new children's program on Wednesday nights for grades 3-5 called The Grove. It's been an incredible new group that the children look forward to every week! This month we started a new Grove Christmas Tradition - We filmed a music video to be shown at Christmas in the Orchard.
All that we have comes from God. We have the privilege and task of wisely and joyfully managing his resources. How do we do this? Like this woman’s example, we are to delight in making much of Jesus with all we’ve been given. What we do with money, whether God has entrusted us with a little or a lot, reveals much about where our heart is (Matthew 6:21). It’s not easy.
Through Christ’s resurrection power in us, let’s reckon ourselves dead to our old, self-serving ways, and instead be committed to believe and assume the best in one another. Let’s take care not to fall into Satan’s trap of rash judgements. James tells us that it’s best to be “slow to speak, slow to anger” and “quick to hear” (James 1:19). The more caring insight and empathy we have for one another, the more trust and goodwill we will have in our church family. There’s an ongoing battle for souls, but it’s this kind of love that will result in better resolutions to the difficulties and challenges we face. Best of all, it’s also this kind of love that will bomb blast the Devil right out of here!
As the sign outside our church this week reads: “If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.” This same principle, in Jesus’ name, can be extended to say, “If you see someone without hope, given them yours. If you see someone without grace, give them yours. If you see someone without love, given them yours. If you see someone without strength (ready to collapse), give them yours.”
As you may have already heard, 40 children last Sunday are now connected with loving sponsors. You have truly made a difference in the world - thank you! We are glad to partner with Compassion Canada (International) in this endeavor as a church. They are one of the world’s leading child development organizations. I love how they are a Christ-centered ministry who work closely with over 6,500 local churches in 26 countries to end poverty in the lives of children and their families.
Tomorrow is our first Sunday back to our regular Sunday schedule so I thought I'd write a quick Saturday night post to make all the details clear... Can't wait to see you all tomorrow! Pay attention to the announcements - there are lots of exciting events coming up!
It’s been awhile since I meandered about music. Music is one of God’s great gifts to us. This past week I’ve been enjoying All Sons & Daughters' newest album. They are a Christian worship duo (Leslie Anne Jordan & David Alan Leonard) who perform in an acoustic, folk sound. They are very committed to their church where they lead worship.
A few weeks ago we were blessed to have some family stay with us. My six year old nephew has a very inquisitive mind. His eyes never seemed to stop surveying every centimeter of each room he entered. Like a bee tenaciously seeking pollen, he would open drawers, cupboards, closet doors, opening any container he discovered, insatiably looking to pollinate his curious mind. I found myself repeatedly saying to him, “Please, ask me first, before you go opening and taking things out.”
It's September! We hope you had a fantastic summer and that you're excited for all that God has in store for you this fall. This post has a few details about young adult ministry at New Minas Baptist Church.
If you've drifted from God and from church, the fall after grade 12 is a great time to press restart. If we can help you connect to a Christianity community of young adults here at our church, at your school or if you've moved, in your new area - we want to help!
Each year at Vacation Bible Camp, one of the highlights is the songs we sing! Our 2016 Vacation Bible Camp theme was Camp IWILLIGOWAY and we had a blast singing songs in our large group worship times! In this blog post we have videos & links to where you can watch or purchase the songs we sang!