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“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” 2 Cor 3:17

ALL-CHURCH UPDATE  June 29, 2022

Please note: The church will be closed on July 4 in observance of Independence Day.

 

CARE & SHARE PEOPLE OF THE WEEK:

Care & Share: Please pray for the Lois Bates, 6 Leonard St. Apt A, Houlton, ME  04730

Church of the Week: Pastor Rob Smith, Hodgdon United Baptist Church

Care & Share Suggestions: Please call the church office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

PRAYER:

We will continue to model the prayer life that we witnessed from our dear Korean missionaries. Prayer meetings happen during all hours of the day and night at the church. Prayer changes the world so if you would like to join in and need more info, please call the church office.

First Things First Prayer Night ~ every Wednesday at 6:30 pm. 

A Prayer Team will be present at the Sunday morning service to minister to you.

 

FELLOWSHIP:

Church Potluck Picnic:  Another summer church picnic is planned for July 24 following the service.   Please bring a side dish or dessert to share.  Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided.  Bring outdoor yard games and chairs, too.  If you would like to help in any way, please call the office.

July 4th Parade:  As the last entry in the parade, we pick up the trash, horse manure, we praise, pray, and bless our way through town in the Name of Jesus.  This began more than 20 years ago when we were being called by the Lord with such emphases as “The Church has left the building!” “Don’t just Go to Church, Be the church!” and “Don’t just watch a parade, BE the Parade!”  Our efforts save the town lots of money and makes it look better sooner than later.  “Whatever we find to do, we do it as unto the Lord.”  Grab a friend, bring gloves, sunscreen and good walking shoes and join the crew at St. Mary’s parking lot between 9:30-10 am, to bring your worship of Jesus to Main Street. – Pastor Randall

 

GIVING:

Thank you for your faithful giving to the Lord!  As you give your tithe (Current Expenses), please note “Missions,” “COAH Fund” (City on a Hill), “Adopt-A-Block” or “Strong Tower Haiti” regarding your extra offering.  If you want to give to the Dream Project next door, note that where it says, “Other.” 

 

THE DREAM PROJECT:

Please continue to pray about pledging to the mission project next door.  Gifts towards the “Growth/ COAH Fund” will only be used for the church building and not towards The Dream Project.  Pledge cards are in the back of the worship center and can be dropped in the offering plate.

 

MISSIONS:

Just 4 Boys Summer Camp:  July 11–29. Volunteers and sponsors are greatly needed to support 24 campers for 3 weeks. This program provides life-changing opportunities for boys every summer. If you would like to volunteer or donate financially, please call the AABA office, 532-2273.

AABA:  The food giveaway is on July 11, 9am.

Midnight Madness: AABA will have a booth set up in downtown Houlton on July 1 serving pulled pork meals from 4 to 9 pm. All proceeds will support the missions of AABA.

 

STRONG TOWER HAITI:

VBS: VBS is right around the corner!  Five from MO, one from Canada, Matt & Sonya Swallow and Kirk Ward from ME travel to Caracol, Haiti, July 15 to co-lead VBS with the Church of the Redeemer’s children ministry team.  600 children in 2 locations will experience the love and truth of Jesus Christ through this team, praise the Lord!  This year’s theme is God Is Everything I Need.  Please keep this mission and its team members in prayer.  Thank you to all who supplied bandanas for this VBS.

Medical Mission: You’re invited to be a part of STH’s Medical Mission, Nov. 4-13.  The team will partner with a local doctor to give care to the children and adults of Caracol.  Both medical and non-medical personnel are needed on this mission.  For more information, contact Lori Gardiner at 694-2837 or Sonya Swallow at 217-8738.  The deadline to sign-up is Sept. 15. Click on the link for the Mission Application, https://strongtowerhaiti.com/missions/.  We’re praying with you!

 

GREATER HOULTON CHRISTIAN ACADEMY:

Position Immediate Opening – Head of School:  The successful candidate will oversee all school admin, as well as promotional, development, financial and recruitment activities.  The candidate shall be a college graduate in education, business or related field; graduate degree in administration is preferred.  Little Eagles is looking for summer support.  GHCA has a fall opening for a High School Spanish Teacher & Physical Education Teacher.  Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 532-0736 for info.

 

2022 Christian Life Conference:

Baptist Park, July 11, 8:30 am-3:30 pm.  The guest speaker is Carroll Conley, Jr.  Registration is $35 per person and includes breakfast & lunch.  Call for more info: 764-1832

 

American Baptist Women of Maine:

Summer conference at the China Lake Camp. Aug 11-13.  $10 registration is due by July 31.  Meals and rooms are available at additional cost.  Presenters will be Dr. Bill & Ann Clemmer, missionaries from the Congo.  There will be entertainment, workshops, Bible studies, singing, fellowship and more. Click here for more info or to register: ABW Maine