Calendar

Invite a friend for our College & Post Grad adult Bible Class this Wednesday Night November 17th at 7pm on “Putting on the Full Armor of God - Putting on the Breastplate of Righteousness” by Mark at the UCCC Family Life Center Gym (4626 NW 8th Ave)!   We will also have sports in the gym afterwards.  Happy birthday to Kay Mushatt this week!

This Thursday November 18th at 6:30-9pm come to the church for a great time of fellowship & fun - and bring potluck item for our Thanksgiving dinner together and a special surprise - before everyone leaves for Thanksgiving break next week!  Sign up this Wednesday night!

This Sunday November 21st we have our English Partners Sunday morning class at 9am (helping our foreign student learn English one on one with reading guides and also the Bible), and we have our college & post grad combined Bible class at 9:30am on “Culture Shock - a Christian’s Response to Culture Today” by Marshall Jaroch in room #104.   Our worship this Sunday at University City Church of Christ is at 10:30-11:30am with Mark Jamieson sharing the message.  

Have a blessed day & love you all lots as family in Christ,

Donny

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Mark Your Calendars for some of the upcoming events this fall. Nov. 18th Friendsgiving 6:30-9pm; Dec. 9th GFC SemiFormal Christmas Party, 7-10pm; Dec. 12th Christmas Parade for Foster Children In our Community, 12-1pm (Buy a gift for a foster child in need); Jan. 14-17 “Family Vacation” Southeast U.S. Retreat in Missouri $100 a person

What is Truth? Please email Darren (thecoffield@gmail.com) what your definition of truth is for the class he is doing on Dec. 1st on “Armor of God - the Belt of Truth.”  

Inspiration Thought “This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin, so that we could be made right with God through Christ.” - 2 Corinthians 5:17-21 NLT

In my women’s study we’ve been going through 1+2 Corinthians and this really struck me this week.  Knowing that God made me a new person and blessed me through Christ, I now have a “task” to go and reconcile others to Christ! When I think of receiving a task, I see this as an honor, because when you’re assigned a task at a job or in a project, it’s because normally you can do it and the other parts are counting on you to complete it, so in all, God trusts me to go and reconcile peoples live back to Him. What a blessing!! And how should we do this? With pleading??? That sounds a bit “much” at first, but humbling myself down to the lowest and reminding someone over and over how important and purposeful God sees them is exactly how I’d love to bring others to Christ! 

So I pray this week we see our opportunities for others, step in as ambassadors, uphold our task assigned by God, and plead for others souls on their behalf, through boldness, prayer, forgiveness, humility, and love!  So thankful for God and His never ending love!

Nov. 18th Friendsgiving Come to the church for a great time of fellowship & fun - and bring potluck item for Thanksgiving dinner together - from 7-9pm before everyone leaves for Thanksgiving the next week! Final sign up this Wednesday Night!

Dec. 9 Christmas SemiFormal Save the date for the annual Christmas Semi-Formal on Thursday, December 9th from 7-10pm at the church. There will be no cost but please bring a $10 wrapped gift for a fun gift exchange, and enjoy amazing food, fellowship, Christmas Karaoke, Christmas cards and more! Sign up this Wednesday!

Dec. 12 Christmas for the Community We will be hosting a "Christmas parade” giving out gifts after church outside the Family Life Center from 12-1pm - please sign up for a $20 gift for a foster child in need anytime in November!  And join us as we make Christmas Merry & Bright with God’s love to kids in need in our community!  You can sign up this Wednesday night!

January 14-17 Family Vacation Southeast US Missouri Retreat Save the date from all day Friday morning - Monday night for catching our 54 passenger touring bus to the greatest retreat ever involving over a 1,000 college students from all over the Southeast U.S. with amazing speakers, breakout classes, small groups, group games, fun, fellowship & snow resort!  Only $100 total ($50 due by Wednesday Dec. 1st and the other $50 due in January)!  You can sign up this Wednesday night!