Put on Your Calendar

Opportunities for Service, Fellowship, and Learning this week: 
Tuesday – Ladies’ and  Men’s  Bible studies at 9:00 a.m.
Wednesday  6:30 p.m. Word of Life Gophers and Olympians , No tutoring ministry today
Saturday –  Word of Life conference in Lansing.  Contact Sue Nolan at email hidden; JavaScript is required to register!
Word of Life News If anyone would like to bring a snack for Olympians on a Wednesday night, there is a sign-up sheet on the welcome table. 
Food Goods Needed!  Tuna, salmon, sugar (brown, white confectionary), peanut butter, pepper, spices (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, etc.), cake mixes (different flavors), canned fruit for pies, boxed “Helpers”, ketchup, mustard, corn, pork and beans, juices: grape, apple orange, applesauce.  Thank you, everyone for your participation! 
Saturday January 24 is the Word of Life Checkpoint conference in Lansing.  Contact Sue Nolan at email hidden; JavaScript is required to register!
The new year brings opportunities for ministry in the county jail.  Have you ever given serious consideration to ministry in this area?  We would like to have a small team of people from our church that goes into the jail (about 4, 5 times a year on Sunday afternoons) to lead singing, provide special music, give testimony, and bring a Bible message.  Please see Pastor Dan if you are concerned for this ministry and for the men and women who often are “forgotten” in our communities.  Pray for our Chaplain Bill Medendorp who serves there each week.
Thursday March 12 Life Matters (formerly Baptists For Life) banquet at Meijer Gardens.
Joyce Foote’s address:  c/o Rosalie Foote, 11518 Miller Dr. Galesburg, MI  49053
Matthew Goodrow – Missionary Intern serving in Koeris Germany.  To donate, go to missions.wol.org/missionary/mjgoodrow.Gear fund: www.gofundme.com/mjgoodrow.  Facebook: facebook.com/project.deutschland.

Ladies – Mark your calenders!  Our annual Ladies Retreat at Gull Lake Ministries is Sept. 10, 11, 12, 2015.  The cost is $147.00  Our speaker  is Terri Jenkins with Continental Baptist Missions.

Persecuted Church: More than 100,000 Christians and 1 million others displaced from their homes in Iraq by jihadists of the Islamic State now face a brutal winter, according to International  Christian Concern.  Many were driven out of their homes with nothing but “the shirts on their backs.”  John Pontifex of Aid to the Church in Need says that “There is an absolutely overwhelming need…people cannot be expected to survive in tents.”  Pray for provision and shelter for those Iraqis in need this winter.  Pray also that the Lord will move in Iraq, and that Muslim extremists will stop harming the children of God and become children of God.

“Thank you, church family, for your thoughts, prayers, and cards at the time of my mother’s passing.”  –  Sally Nink

Teen Snack Schedule –

Jan.  25    Moore, Bender

Feb.  1     Cravens,  Zantjer

Feb.  8     Cornish, Matteson