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Sharing the Love of Jesus Christ with the Moab Community

Sunday Morning Service: Children's

· 10:00 a.m. Worship Service (Nursery Provided)
· 11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time
· 11:15 a.m. Connection Classes

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Dwight and Susie Johnston will be selling popcorn and various nuts at the Farmers Market on Friday nights 4 to 7 p.m. (Swanny Park) Proceeds will go towards the Guatemala Missions trip next year! Let’s show them our support!

Early Prayer is better!

Men's Prayer Meeting Wednesday mornings 6:00 a.m. @ Moab Grill. All men are invited for this time of fellowship & prayer.

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The 2017 Church Directory is available for you to pick up either at the church office or in the back of the Sanctuary. The 2016 Annual Report is also available. It’s always amazing to read all that has happened in the past year at our church.

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October, is Pastor Appreciation Month, reminding church members to thank their hardworking ministry leaders. But the people in the pews, though they may lack official church tiles– also play important roles in doing God’s work.
In User Friendly Churches, (Regal Books), researcher George Barna, compares the behavior of people in growing vs. stagnant or declining churches. Members of growing churches actively participate in the church’s ministry. “They did not divorce their faith from their lifestyle: their faith was their lifestyle,” “They took seriously the classical Reformation doctrine of the priesthood of all believers.” By contrast, laypeople in stagnant churches tend to observe rather than participate. “They perceived their role as being in the audience ,” Barna notes, “Nodding approvingly in efforts to demonstrate religious behavior as the clergy went through their paces.” Appreciate your pastor,
and also those doing God’s work... but then follow their example by living out your beliefs!

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The Church Cabin is buttoned up and ready to brave another winter. Thanks to everyone who participated this year!

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14For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. (Romans 8:14)
Something I read in a devotional this morning keeps coming to my mind so maybe I should share it. Someone once asked mother Theresa this question. “How did God call you to serve the poor?” She replied by saying, “I was not called to serve the poor, rather I was called to serve Jesus and He led me here.”
We continue to struggle in our church to find people who are willing to serve in various capacities. We are all busy and we may wonder if we have time to serve or even skills to serve. I’m wondering if we have our approach wrong. We look for people to fill positions or teach classes when what we should be doing is getting people so committed to Jesus that He leads them to the places he wants them to serve in the church. They might not end up in the traditional spots but they will be in productive places.
Mother Theresa probably wouldn’t have chosen to spend her life with the desperately poor and sick had she had a choice. But her choice was to follow Jesus and He knew where He wanted her to serve. I believe as your pastor that I am content with that arrangement for us in this church. The only issue is are we following Jesus in a way that He can direct us? If we are not in that position there may be a real issue in how the church or the community and world are served through our ministries. How we move into service of the Lord is not as important as that we do move. We might go kicking and screaming into something for whatever reason but by going we make a significant contribution that will make the biggest difference.
October is the time of the year that the nominating committee has in the past attempted to fill positions for the church. They have been a very discouraged group the last few years and with good reason. So let me challenge each of you that think of The Community Church as your church. How about praying and seeking God about what you might bring to the table of service this year? God will lead you. As the opening Scripture reminds each of us, “those who are led by the Spirit are the Children of God.”
-PK

 

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Everyone Can Serve

Look for opportunities to serve; don't wait to be asked!  Remember, you can serve without being a part of an "official" ministry. We all can:

  • Extend the word of welcome, whether or not we are official greeters
  • Be listening caring friends, whether or not we are offical lay counselors
  • Be ready to give reason for the hope that is in us, whether or not we are on the evengelism team
  • Be enthusiastic participants and ready to give a hand, whether or not we are on the planning or cleanup committees.

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Bible Camp

Our Grand Mesa Church Camps are right around the corner. Here are the dates for the three camps we will be sending kids to in Colorado.

High School Camp: “The Alpine Zone”
June 18-24 (Entering grades 9-12)
Middle School Camp: “The Ascent”
June 24-29 (Entering grades 6-8)
Elementary Camp: “The Trailhead”
June 29-July 2 (Entering grades 3-5)

There are full scholarships available for any of these camps. Just contact our church office. Camp Registrations are on the Bulletin Board in the foyer of our Fellowship Hall. You need to have your family Dr. sign your 2017 Camper Health Form. The State of Colorado is very strict on their Camp Health Forms. Must have Immunization Forms filled out as well before you will be able to go to camp.

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CONNECT WITH CONNECTIONSCome and meet people

Many of us who love the church, have found that one of the most powerful life changing aspects of the church is being in a group of people that help and encourage us along the way. In fact most churches that are experiencing real growth have discovered that groups are really the way to help people with their spiritual journey and ministry. To this end the Vision Team has been wrestling with the best way to launch some long-term groups that are shaped and centered in encouraging each participant and educating them con-cerning the themes and message of the Bible. So we are going to begin these kinds of groups in what we have formally called for a number of years discipleship classes. We would like to recognize the function of the groups by calling them Connections. The emphasis being that of connecting with others and establishing the kind of contact that issues in accountability and its resultant fruit i.e. peace, joy, love. We expect some evolution in how these groups operate. What we do have is a beginning date: Sunday September 21st. More information will be coming up. (Watch weekly bulletins) This is going to be a significant opportunity for you and yours. It will include all ages. There will be new groups forming for those who consider themselves young adults that will be meeting at different times and perhaps in different loca-tions. If you feel disconnected this may be your time to find that connection in your church.

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