Swift Current Community Baptist Church
Mark your calendar! Come to our Christmas Party at the church on Friday, December 13 at 7:00 p.m. Bring a gift for a "white elephant gift exchange" and a snack to share.
Please join us for our program, "Good News, Great Joy!", celebrating Christ's birth on Sunday, December 15 at 10:45 a.m. There will be a variety of performances by the children and youth.
We are having a turkey dinner immediately following the program, and would love to have you stay for the meal and fellowship as well. If your last name begins with A to J, please bring a dessert. If it begins with K to Z, please bring a salad.
Join us for "Christmas In The Country" this Sunday at 7:00 p.m. Special guests will be Tanice and Tyler Byers.
Potluck snacks will follow the program.
Help us give at least one family a CHAGAS FREE CHRISTMAS!
Raising $385 will provide the renovations for making one house in Bolivia chagas free. Raising $25 will provide the medical treatment required for one person affected by chagas.
We will have a gift box out to collect cash donations on Sunday, December 15. Please help with this worthwhile project if you can.
Chagas is a silent killer among the poor in Bolivia, transmitted by the vinchuca insect which thrives in adobe walls and thatched roofs, common materials used in Bolivian homes. The parasite enters the victim's bloodstream and can live undetected for decades while quietly destroying his/her internal organs - especially the heart. The good news is that chagas can be treated, but the bad news is that the cost of medical care once infected, or the supplies for the necessary construction supplies to make the changes needed to prevent infestation, are far beyond the means of the people most affected.
Pastor Joell's Care Groups will be sharing a Potluck Lunch on Wednesday, December 18 at noon. The morning group will meet at 10:30 instead of 9:30, and the afternoon group will meet right after the lunch. The afternoon group will do the set up for the lunch, and the morning group will do the clean up.
Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ
December 11th, 2013 - "Dinner" Edition
Today I want to talk about a very sensitive issue. Clearly, I do not shy away from controversial issues of the day...and today is no exception. Today we tackle dinner.
In Saskatchewan, dinner refers to the meal around the noon hour. I think this definition prevails on most of the prairies as well, However, on the West Coast, dinner is the meal in the evening. So, often confusion abounds when one person uses the prairie definition and invites someone over for a lunch meal only to have him/her show up at 6pm.
Dinner, as defined in the dictionary, is the "chief meal of the day". For farmers, that meal is often at noon (especially after church on Sunday). But, for other people (office workers, fishermen, factory employees), that meal is probably when you get home in the evening. Also, different countries have their dinner at different times...even perhaps starting as late as 8pm.
So, many people try to avoid the confusion by going with "lunch" for the noonday meal and "supper" for the evening meal...which seems to make sense, except that for many people "lunch" is an afternoon snack and "supper" is a late evening snack. So that doesn't help.
And then there is breakfast, which should be a no brainer...except if you are a shift worker and sleep until 3pm every day. Then your breakfast is in the afternoon....or if you are in the Caribbean, then breakfast is always at noon.
So I propose a solution. We simply call every "meal" by its timeslot. So, pick a time and add the word "meal" to it. Morning meal. Noon meal. Evening meal.
There, that wasn't so hard.
Hey, let's do meal sometime.