Swift Current Community Baptist Church
We are hosting a free movie night, featuring Disney's "The Love Bug" from 1968. This is an opportunity to enjoy our church family ... so young or old, singles, and families are all welcome to attend this FREE, FUN family time on Saturday, March 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Mmmmm. Plan to stay for a Spaghetti Lunch this Sunday after the Morning Service. This is a fundraiser (donation basis) hosted by Vic & Char G., who will be going on a short-term missions trip to Mexico in April to help build a house for an underprivileged family.
Youth ... Meet at the Southside Rink (by St. Joe's) on Tuesday, March 11 at 7:00 p.m. for a Skating Party (or running around the ice on skates)! Snack time at the Haugans' home will follow.
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Ladies, can you join us for lunch on Wednesday, March 12? Bring a bag lunch, and come to the church (Faith & Fellowship Room) at noon. Chonda Pierce, comedian, will join us at 12:15 (via dvd) for a few minutes of her "Girl Talk" comedy routine.
Let Penny know if you plan to come so we know about how many ladies to expect.
If you can help do some baking for The Center, come to our church on Saturday, March 15 at 1:00 for a baking afternoon.
If you can bring ingredients or recipes, please bring them to the church by Thursday, March 13.
For all the baking, we are required to include a label with the list of ingredients.
If you'd prefer to do your baking at home and then bring it to the church, that is fine too. Just remember to bring us a list of the ingredients used.
If you aren't a baker (or don't have time to get something baked), you are welcome to purchase snack-size treats (i.e., pudding, applesauce, etc.) and donate them.
The Community Lenten Services will be held Thursdays from March 6 to April 10 at Christ the Redeemer Church at noon. Lunch is served about 12:30 so you can even make it back to work by 1:00 if you need to!
Pastor Joell will be preaching at the March 13 service.
We must have three billets to each host two Teen Challenge students on Saturday night, April 12. If you can provide beds and breakfast for two students, please contact the church office as soon as possible.
We would love some volunteers to make and serve a noon lunch for a small group (Alpha Marriage Preparation Course) on Tuesday, April 22. If you would be interested in helping with this, please contact the church office.
Can you help with snacks for our Youth Group Tuesday evenings? If you can help bring baking or other snacks on a rotation basis, please contact the church office.
Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ
March 6th, 2014 - "Lent" Edition
Lent is started. The most important date on the Christian calendar is Good Friday/Easter. The preparation for that glorious weekend begins now with the Lenten season. Now, yes, the Bible doesn't prescribe the "Christian calendar" as such. We are not told to set aside one weekend a year to celebrate His death and resurrection. In fact, we are told to remember it every time we get together for a meal. And, of course, the Old Testament is full of special holidays (holy-days) that God asked Israel to set apart and to celebrate on an annual basis. So, with that in mind, it makes perfect sense to highlight the year with special days of remembrance and celebration for what God has done.
Lent, the word, is derived from the German word for spring (lenz) which, at the very least, should give us hope that the snow will some day be gone!
So, Lent began yesterday (Wednesday, March 5th) and will continue until Easter. The focus of this time is preparation for that most holy of all weeks. Some people fast from things, some set aside times for special meals (feast), some take extra time in prayer, others for some soul searching and repentance, and others....all of the above! Regardless of what you decide to do, do take some time to allow yourself to open up your heart for what God has for you this Easter season.
PS. Inter-church Lent services are Thursdays at 12 noon at the Catholic church.