TODAY! | Wed. Oct. 17 | 1:00-3:00p
Making Living Nativity Ornaments!
Lend a hand making wood slice ornaments to give to our community at the Living Nativity this year. All meetings are at church.
(If you can, bring tooth brush or other stiff brush, scissors, circle and oval cutter, 1” sponge brush)
There will be more opportunities to come and help so be watching for dates and times!
Pastor Todd continues our “Acts of God” series with the story of Joseph in Genesis 41 & 47 and staying faithful to God in times of blessings and prosperity.
THIS SUNDAY: IMMERSION BAPTISM SERVICE
Let’s Celebrate!! | Sunday, October 21 | Following 2nd Service
This is a special time for us as a church family so please join us immediately following the 10:45a service! Please contact Pastor Todd ASAP for info or to sign up.
RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE
Tuesday, October 30 | 1:00-7:00p | Here
Come help those who come into a need for this most basic need for life! For an appointment please call 1-800-RED–CROSS (733-2767) or visitwww.redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: riverfallswi.
9:30-10:30a | Ages 2 y.o. to Adult
Fall Term: Adult Options
October 14-Nov.18: WHY I BELIEVE by Chip Ingram led by Jeff Carow
1st) This is an apologetic series to address your "honest doubts" and most pivotal questions about the claims of the Christian faith. What happens when we die? Can miracles be explained? Is there really a God?
2nd) Answers to questions such as these are as varied as they are confusing, and spring from a plethora of mystical belief systems. But the fact is, we can know the truth. There are solid logical answers to satisfy the heart and the mind of those who are seeking. If you or someone you know has genuine questions about issues at the core of human existence, this DVD series is an excellent resource.
Sept. 16 – Oct. 21 SACRED MARRIAGE by Gary Thomas. Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. This six week session, DVD curriculum will equip you to love God more passionately, reflect the nature of his Son more precisely, and fulfill God’s overarching purpose for your marriage.
Oct. 28- Nov. 18 REFRESHING YOUR MARRIAGE by Jim Burns & Doug Fields. A Healthy Marriage Takes Work! Too many of us get lazy when it comes to working on our marriage. Refreshing Your Marriage offers a tune-up for your relationship. Whether you require a major overhaul, some minor adjustments or just some healthy tune-ups, this group study will provide a powerful starting point. Each video session addresses key issues that form a solid foundation for a healthy marriage. Helpful follow up exercises and questions along the way reinforces each principle and equip you and your spouse with a specific, practical toolset for success.
FOCUS ON LIFE
October Theme: Domestic Violence
Learn about this important area with information, prayer, and tangible steps (right here!) for being Christ’s hands and feet in the world! The Social Concerns Ministry Team provides this monthly reminder for you, your family, and your small group! Check out this summary blog post here to learn more and see this year’s themes. (Subscribe to the blog on the right to get updates in your Inbox.)
FALL SERIES: ACTS OF GOD
We all have experienced suffering, our own or someone near us. Trouble affects all of us. Let’s be prepared to comfort one another. 2 Cor.1: 3-4 says, “Praise be to the God and Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves received from God.” Join us as we wrestle together with the meaning of suffering.
- Adults, join an Acts of God Small Group to explore the same themes from the sermon in your group. Resources and sign-ups will be available at a Small Groups table today.
- High School at Wednesday’s SOLID Youth Group
- Middle School at Sunday School.
- Individuals, watch the movie for FREE at www.actsofgodthemovie.com/freeviewing and utilize the Acts of God Traveler’s Journal as an addition to your devotional time.
- Men’s “IRON” Group: Come support and encourage each other in following Christ with your whole life. Come as you can. Thursdays at 8:15p. Contact Mark Majerus about location (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- College & Young Adults: Join Neil Vance after our 10:45a Sunday Worship Services! Invite your friends!
KICK OFF THIS SUNDAY: OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD BOXES
Prep for Sunday, November 11 and/or Sign Up for Helping
Pick up boxes, packing brochures, and info at the OCC table! Three great ways to support:
- Host a packing party for your family, small group, or your neighborhood!
- A processional offering on Sunday, November 11 for bringing boxes forward.
- Volunteer at the Distribution Center at www.occvolunteersignup.com.
SPEAK TRUTH IN YOUR HEART | BRIGHT LIGHTS CONFERENCE
For gIrls ages 12-22 (mothers are encouraged to attend)
November 9-10 at Faith Community , Hudson . Many girls try to change their wrong actions, but never learn to discern the wrong thinking behind the actions. As girls replace lies with the truth, they will see how God’s Word will transform each area of their lives as the truth sets them free! $15.00 per person. Includes Journal and snacks. Taught by Sarah Mally. More info can be found on the flyer posted on the bulletin board at church. Register online atwww.brightlightsministry.com/register
DON’T FORGET: FALL BACK!
Turn Your Clocks Back One Hour on Saturday, November 3
We don’t want to miss you! Before you go to bed Saturday night, don’t forget to turn your clocks back.