Inspiring Each Other to Glorify Christ by Growing, Connecting & Reaching
The Church is God's spiritual family. It is made up of all those who have chosen to place their trust and faith in Jesus and who are His followers (disciples). The Church is not a building or one particular group of believers. To belong to the Church, is to belong to Jesus. The Bible uses the analogy that Jesus is the Head of the Church, which is His body. God's will is for the Church to gather regularly to worship its Head, Jesus, to use its various gifts and abilities to serve its Head, to love and encourage those who are in the body, and to work diligently to maintain the unity of the body. It is expected that every member of the church will assemble for worship on each Lord's day and participate in the sharing of the Lord's supper, which is a central part of the worship service. The whole church family invests in the spiritual growth of each other, especially our children and teens. Therefore we believe the assembly of the saints should take precedence over all other activities so that all will be edified and our youth will grow in admonition of the Lord. Church should be a hospital for the hurting. A place to turn to - seeking guidance and peace from sin and sorrow - not a place to be condemned. Church is where we should all turn for reconciliation. As the members of His Church love one another and maintain unity of purpose and relationship, the world around us will recognize that we belong to Jesus. The Church or body is to seek to do the will of God, which also includes loving and saving the world through Jesus Christ. The church is guided by the Word of God.
Matthew 16:15-18; John 17:20-23; John 13:34-35; Acts 2:42-47; Acts 20:7; 1 Corinthians 12:12-27; Ephesians 1:22-23; Ephesians 2:19-22; 1 Peter 2:4-10
Thanks to all of you for the calls, cards, food and prayers. Thank you, Mike Barlar
The Grief Share support ministry will meet this Sunday, June 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in room 231.Grief Share is a support group for those struggling with the loss of a loved one. If you are interested or have questions, please visit Griefshare.com or contact Dale Bryson or Larry Swaim.
Greeting Card Making Class
If you love making your own greeting cards, the next class will be held on Thursday, June 21st at 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Please bring $10 for your supplies.
Women at His Well
Women at His Well will meet on Monday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m. Starr Carter and Pam Jordan will host the event at Pam’s house located at 110 Spring Circle in Smyrna. The theme is “Grill Out & Ice Cream.” Grilled meat and ice cream will be provided. Please sign-up at the welcome center to bring side dishes.
Independence Day Celebration!
Bobby and Felicia Haynes are always so gracious to open up their barn for our Independence Day celebration each year. This year’s celebration will be held on FRIDAY NIGHT, June 29th at 6:30 p.m. at 791 Baker Road, Smyrna. Meat will be provided. A sign-up sheet will be available this Sunday to sign up to bring sides, desserts and drinks. Also, don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs for the awesome fireworks show! Also, don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs for the awesome fireworks show!
Cancer Support Meeting
The next cancer support meeting will be held on Monday, July 9th at 6:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Joan Gleim will be the guest speaker, and she will be speaking on the topic of “Mindfulness.
VBS needs YOU!!
VBS is fast approaching—July 15-18. We are still in need of a few people to be in charge of decorating a room and sharing with the children one of the planned stories for VBS under the theme “Le’go and Let God.” Please let Kris Waldron or any of the Children’s Committee know if you would like to serve. Information was sent out recently in an email and is also on the Children’s Ministry Facebook page. You may register a child for VBS and order shirts at www.smyrnavbs.org. The deadline to order VBS shirts is June 14th. A sign-up sheet is at the welcome center.
Sports Com Pool
June 21st @ 10a
VBS Le-go® AND LET GOD
VBS – July 15th—18th 6:30p—8:30p
Church Camp 2018
Date: July 1st – 6th Cost: $230
$50 deposit, pre-registration, or scholarship forms due by: April 29th scholarship forms due by: April 29th Final balance and registration due: June 4th
All forms are now available in the main lobby on the table by the elevator.
Splash Pad Night
Friday, July 27th @ 6:15p—8:15p $2 per child, We will have the Smyrna Splash Pad all to ourselves for this private event! Light snacks and drinks will be provided.
Sunday, July 29th
(at the end of morning service)
Breakfast with Santa