Swift Current Community Baptist Church
Our Fall Supper is THIS SATURDAY (October 25). Tickets are available from the church office or Jake G. - or a limited number at the door. Prices are $12 (adults and teens) and $6 (children 6 to 12). Preschoolers may come for free.
Congratulations to Neil B. & Angelique H. on the birth of a baby boy on October 17. Hudson was born at 9 pounds, 5 ounces - a little brother for Zayden. Congratulations also to grandparents, Kirk & Kathy S.
Join us for about one hour! Meet at the church on Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. We will be writing cards of encouragement to the prisoners on the current "Voice of the Martyrs" list - and praying for each of them.
If you cannot attend but would like to help with this worthwhile cause, consider making a donation towards the postage. Each card costs $2.50 to mail. Mark your donation "missions postage".
The shoebox supplies have arrived! Bring your filled shoeboxes to the church by Sunday, November 16 OR to Swift Current Mall November 17 to 22.
Extra shoeboxes are needed this year for the Ukraine. (In addition to school supplies, hygeiene items, toys, etc., include cold weather clothing items.)
Did you know you can pack a shoebox online? Cost is $37, which includes $7 shipping. If you want help, Penny would be happy to give you a hand.
Sherri A. will be launching a "Discover" Care Group Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m., starting November 6.
"THE CHURCH EXISTS BY MISSION AS A FIRE EXISTS BY BURNING." (Emil Brunner)
You may feel a sense of DISCOMFORT as you read these words. The statement emphasizes the importance of mission in the life of a congregation.
However, in reality, there is little space for "mission" in the average week of work, family obligations, meetings, and events that compete for the time, attention, and hearts of most church members.
We are looking for a group of 8 to 10 individuals to take the "Discover" journey with us. This process will help our church establish its mission purpose, define values,, evaluate options, and set the agenda for the church's mission engagement in a broken and wounded world. This group would ideally include representatives from a variety of ages and ethnic backgrounds - people wanting to better understand and help us as a church obey the Great Commission.
If you are interested in participating, or would like more information, please contact Sherri A. or Penny G.
We are hoping to order sanctuary chairs by the end of the year. If you would be interested in making a special offering to purchase a chair or two, the cost per chair is approximately $50. Please designate "CHAIRS" on your envelope.
Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ
October 23, 2014 - "Partial Eclipse" Edition
It's getting so dark. It's 4 in the afternoon. Surely December hasn't arrived already? Oh, wait, it's a partial eclipse of the sun as I type this! Unfortunately, Swift Current today is overcast, which is kind of ironic since we are one of the sunniest cities in all of Canada...but not today!
Interestingly, when the moon passes directly in front of the sun in a full eclipse, the moon appears to be exactly the same size as the sun for those of us watching on earth. Like, exactly the same. I suppose there can be a bit of variation from sea level to the top of Mt Everest, but, nevertheless, it floats by the sun and blocks it out completely. Now scientists have often marvelled at this little quirk of our solar system. They are also very grateful because that allows for some really important studies of what the surface of the sun is doing. Since the moon travels exactly in front of the mass of the sun, the outer activity of the sun becomes clear and has helped us understand just how the sun works.
If the moon were any bigger or smaller, this kind of discovery would have been impossible without a vastly greater amount of effort and technology.
I wonder why it's like that (wink, wink, nudge, nudge).
PS. Read Romans 1:20.
20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.