Joel S. Hawthorne, Pastor Message: Unity, an Elusive Goal Scripture: Philippians 2:1-13
Wed Night Bible Study: "Inviting"
Steadily, and persistently, we have focused our attention this year on “inviting” others to events at our church, and on “connecting with them after they come.” Why? Because we are striving to create an outwardly focused environment where invitation and hospitality happen on Sunday and every day of the week.
The next step in the journey begins on Wednesday nights following our Family Night Dinner. The Pastor will be leading a book study of Get Their Name: Grow Your Church by Building New Relationships by Bob Farr. This book offers five steps to help us go public with our faith, from service projects to sharing faith with those who want to know more about Christ and His church. We will learn how to start up a conversation, and follow up on contacts. We’ll gain insights as to what works and what doesn’t.
We may think that just because someone walks through our door, they will come back. Too often, we don’t reach out to help people cross the “faith” line. So come and gain the confidence to share your faith. After all, we know the name of the One who loves us all!
Wednesday Night Dinners!
Time flies! Can you believe it is September already? Hope you had a peaceful and restful summer. The Kitchen Crew is gearing up for the Wednesday Fellowship Dinners that start on September 13. Please sign-up in advance. This month features:
9/13 Pulled Pork, corn, cole slaw, corn chowder
9/20 Phil’s Spaghetti and Meatballs, Italian squash, garlic bread, minestrone soup
9/27 Herb Crusted Chicken, rice medley, broccoli, chicken soup.
As always, Steve’s salad bar, drinks and dessert are included. $8 adults; take-away soup $3/quart.
Help cleaning up after dinner always appreciated; dessert volunteers welcome.
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Men's Ministry, 1st Saturdays
The men of Montgomery Hills Baptist Church meet on the first Saturday of each month at 9:00 a.m. to enjoy fellowship, study and service projects. All men are welcome.
Ladies Retreat: May 4-5, 2018. There are only a few spaces (double occupancy) available, so reserve yours with a $25 deposit.
Stop Hunger Now-Over 15,000 meals packaged!
"Dig In"--Deeper Bible Experiences for Kids
Children in grades K-5 meet during the Sunday worship hour for their own special Bible study and worship time. Led by a team of dedicated children’s leaders, the group will sing, have crafts and drama, see videos, study the Bible and learn why it matters. “Dig In” is a product of Group, Inc., which designs our summer VBS material, so you know it will be unique and exciting!
Children go to the Sanctuary first and then the leaders will take them downstairs for their own experience. We look forward to an exciting Bible study and worship time with the children!
Sunday Morning Bible Study Topics, 9:45 a.m.
Something for Everyone:
Sundays: Babies thru Pre-K: Parents and Babies Youth (grades 6-12): Belonging, Growing & Serving as Christian Youth
Adults: Fidelis Seekers (Book of Ezekiel) Agape (Ephesians) Yaden Andrew (Paul's Jerusalem Collection) Koinonia (Isaiah and Mark) Discipleship (The Bible and Current Events)
Mid-Week Studies: Mon Night Bible Study, Samuel's home, 6:30 PM (Book of Acts) Wed Night Bible Study, 7 PM (Get Their Name: Grow Your Church by Building New Relationships) Fri Morning Bible Study, 10:30 AM at the church (Listening to God)
Dinner and Movie Night - Friday, Oct 6
Join us for a Spaghetti & Meatball dinner at 6 PM, followed by the movie, "The Case for Christ," from 7-9 PM. Call the church office at 301-681-7990 to make a reservation.
Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts
Please lift up in prayer those affected in both Texas and Louisiana by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, huge storms that brought 130 mph winds and an unprecedented amount of torrential rainfall in some areas. The hurricanes resulted in flooding, power outages, downed trees and signs, major property damage, displaced residents, injuries and fatalities. You can provide support and aid in the relief efforts.
One way is to donate generously to “One Great Hour of Sharing” (OGHS). OGHS is administered by the World Relief Committee of the Board of General Ministries of American Baptist Churches USA. The committee facilitates American Baptist emergency relief, disaster rehabilitation, refugee work and development assistance. One hundred percent of donations go to relief efforts; no dollars are retained for administrative costs. Checks should be made payable to MHBC (with "OGHS" on the memo line). You may also donate on-line through Easy Tithe https://easytithe.com/mhbc.
Another way to help is to join the efforts of our own District of Columbia Baptist Convention Emergency Response Team. Those interested in serving as volunteers may register as a feeding team volunteer or as a cleanup volunteer (also known as the mud-out and/or debris removal team through the DCBC website, www.dcbaptist.org. You may also register to volunteer through the Virginia Baptist Disaster Response website, www.bgavdr.org. Please consider your availability.
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