Swift Current Community Baptist Church
We will be celebrating 25 years of Remembering, Rejoicing, and Renewing on Thanksgiving weekend (October 11 & 12). Plan to join us!
Banquet tickets for October 11 are available now, and must be purchased by September 28. Price is $15. Following the banquet, there will be a "walk down memory lane" program. Sunday morning, Mark D. (the new Heartland Area Minister) will be our guest speaker.
Contact the church office for times and locations of our various care groups. There are groups happening Tuesday evening, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Wednesday evening, and Thursday evening.
Don't miss out on the benefits of being in a small group!
We are looking for volunteers to make and serve a noon lunch for the Marriage Preparation Alpha Course participants on Saturday, December 13 (three couples, so far). If you can help, please contact the church office.
We need a billet for Mark D. (Heartland Area Minister) for Saturday night, October 11. He is graciously coming to join us for our 25th anniversary. If you can provide accommodation for him, please let us know as soon as possible.
The Cypress Health Region is looking for Meals on Wheels volunteers. Please contact Volunteer Services at the Health Region.
Bringing People Into The Caring Community Of Christ
September 17, 2014 - "W" Edition
Visiting folks in the hospital can lead to some interesting conversations. Today, for instance, visiting Geran and his mom, we ended up discussing whether or not W can be a vowel.. So, apparently, "cow" is an example of the W potentially being a vowel. Bona fide cases are harder to come by...unless you live in Wales where the Welsh language is a crazy hybrid of English and comes up with words like "cwm" (pronounced coom: a steep-walled semicircular basin in a mountain, sometimes containing a lake) and town names like "Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch" (click here to hear it pronounced). Needless to say, it was an engrossing conversation about something not dear and not near to our hearts.
Humans like rules. We like things black and white so that when we break them, we know, for sure, we're guilty. Some Christians think that God ordains multiple rules and must be followed to the T or else find themselves no longer a Christian. This, however, isn't what the Bible teaches. There is really only one thing you can do that will result in you not being forgiven (past, present, and future) by God...and that one thing is....wait for it....to not ask God for forgiveness in the first place. The Holy Spirit is active in all of us, convicting us of the fact that we are sinners. To ignore that prompting....and thereby to not request forgiveness....is the one thing God can't forgive. And that, ladies and gentlemen, is the one and only rule that you MUST not break. It's unforgivable to not seek forgiveness from God.
There. Now, there are other rules that we should follow, for sure....like "love God and love others" and "love each other" that Christ gave to us. But, even breaking these simple rules is covered by God's forgiveness for us. Tack on all the other things that you can think of when you hear the word "sin" and, note, they are all covered by God's forgiveness too.
Now, that's easy to understand.... wright?