This WEEK Sun. Oct. 15 noon Children's Program Practice Wed. Oct. 18 6:30pm Adult Bible Study
Coming Up Sun. Oct. 22 12:00pm Fall Family Fellowship Wed. Oct. 25 6:30pm Adult Bible Study Sun. Oct. 29 Noon Quarterly Business Meeting (Brief)
Hurrican Relief Donations We are continuing to gather financial donations to help those who have bee affected by Hurricans Harvey, Irma, & Maria. We will use the funds to support the relief efforts through an organization such as Samaritan's Purse, with whom we have partnered many times in the past. Samaritan's Purse is responding to the urgent needs of those whose lives have been devastated by these recent hurricans. For more information specific to this ministry, please visit the following website: https://www.samaritanspurse.org/disaster/hurricane-relief-2017.
Fall Family Fellowship On Sunday, October 22, immediately following church, we are planning to have a church family get together! Weather permitting, we will use the front lawn as we did for the church picnic; if not possible, we will move out event downstairs. More details to follow, but PLEASE mark your calendars and plan to attend! We had such a wonderful time together at this summer's picnic and look forward to another lovely afternoon.
Children's Christmas Program All families/children interested in participating in this year's Christmas Program during the church service on Dec. 10th should inform Shelley Albertson by Oct. 8. There will be no speaking parts given out after Oct. 15. Practices will take place after church every Sunday EXCEPT for Oct. 22 & Nov. 26, with dress rehearsal on Sat., Dec. 9. Lunch will be provided.
Operation Christmas Child MBC Collection Sundays will be Nov. 5 & 12. Please begin praying for the children who will receive shoeboxes! More information regarding shoebox packing and collection coming soon!
Men's Breakfasts & Work Days We have a Men's Prayer Breakfast at Graystone Restaurant (in Richland, at the top of Eisenhower) at 8:30am on the first Saturday of each month. Afterwards, when the weather is good, anyone who is interested and available is invited to come down to the church at 9:45am for a few hours to join in taking care of small jobs around the building and grounds.
Sunday School We'd like to invite you to join us Sunday mornings for Sunday School at 9:45am! Adults meet in the Mary Martha room, while children meet downstairs.
Daily Bread Devotionals June/July booklets are now available in the front entryway. A donation of $1 is suggested and can be placed in the box next to the devotional booklets. Sermon Recordings Now available online!!! The Memorial Baptist Church website now has recent sermons available, which you can listen to on your computer, tablet, or moble phone! Sermons are available at http://www.mbcjohnstown.com/sermons
Update from the Pulpit Committee We are pleased to announce that Pastor Carl Irwin has officially agreed to serve as our Interim Pastor while we continue in the search process for a permanent pastor. Additionally, Glenda Irwin, Pastor Irwin's wife, has become a valuable asset to the music ministry here at MBC, and her accompaniment and special piano pieces have been such a blessing. We are so thankful for their service and willingness to minister with us during this time of transition! If you would like to speak to Pastor Irwin, know of someone in need of visitation or prayer, or are aware of an emergency or hospitalization, please contact Pastor Irwin via call or text on his cell phone.
Ladies Bible Study There was a new Ladies Bible Study on the book of Colossians at Panera Bread. Please contact Karen D if you are interested in attending so that she may prepare the materials. Thank you!
Wednesday Evening Bible Study Bible Study is being held at MBC, every Wed. evening at 6:30pm. Please plan to attend and bring your friends!
Gathering Room If anyone would like to volunteer to donate baked goods/snacks for the Gathering Room, the help would be greatly appreciated. Please see Jackie A. to sign up.