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“Look! He comes with the clouds of heaven. And everyone will see Him, even those who pierced Him. And all the nations of the world will mourn for Him. Yes! Amen! Rev 1:7

ALL-CHURCH UPDATE  for April 17, 2024

 

CARE & SHARE PEOPLE OF THE WEEK:

Care & Share:  Pray for Louise Grant, 10 Lee Ct. Apt#2, Houlton, ME  04730

Church of the Week:  Pastor Victor Han, United Methodist 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:

First Things First Prayer Night is every Wednesday at 6:45pm

Pray for the Dream Team to discern God’s direction for developing the property for ministry.

Need a pastoral visit while you’re in the hospital?  Please let the office know.

Prayer Team:  If you are interested in becoming a part of a team that prays with others during Sunday morning worship or if you have questions, please contact Melanie or Tammy.

 

WORSHIP NIGHT FUNDRAISER:

On April 19, 7pm, at MSBC, Haven Rhoda is representing World Hope International and she will be running a marathon in Sierra Leone, Africa, to raise funds for backpacks, uniforms, tuition and more for children. Donations will be accepted at the door so please come out for a night of worship and prayer to help support this worthy cause.

 

ISRAEL TOUR:

May 1-12, 2024, hosted by Pastor Burns and Melanie.  It’s not too late to join this life-changing trip to the Holy Land.  PRAY for the peace of Jerusalem!

 

GIVING/THE DREAM PROJECT:

Thank you for your faithful giving!  As you give your tithe (Current Expenses), please note “Missions,” “COAH Fund” (City on a Hill), “Adopt-A-Block” or “Strong Tower Haiti” regarding extra offering.  Please continue to pray about pledging to the mission project next door.  If you give to the “Growth/ COAH Fund,” those gifts are used for the church building and not towards The Dream Project.

 

BAPTISM:

Baptism Sunday is May 12 during the worship service.  If you or someone you know would like to be baptized, please contact Robert Nuccio by Tues, May 7.

 

PARENTAL/CHILD DEDICATION:

There will be a child/parent dedication on May 19.  If you are interested in committing yourselves and your child to God, please see Becky Nadeau or call the church office by May 14.

 

BAPTIST PARK:

Fulfilling the Vision Banquet and Corporation Meeting, April 26, 6pm at the Southern Aroostook Agricultural Museum in Littleton.  Cost is $20 and tickets can be purchased here at http://baptistpark.net/spring-banquet/

 

PREGNANCY CARE CENTER:

Walk4Life, Thursday, May 30.  Rain date: June 6.  Registration is at 6pm at the P.C.C. in Houlton. The Walk starts at 6:30.  Proceeds will benefit the P.C.C. of Aroostook.  Pick up a pledge form at the Welcome Center.

 

CARE TEAM:

This ministry is looking for caring volunteers to really bolster the team.  Some of the duties of the Care Team involve greeting people, collecting the offering, helping at the Welcome Center and handing out bulletins.  If you would like to sign up or get more details, please call the office.

 

CAMERA TEAM FOR LIVESTREAMING: 

We would love to add a couple more members to this rotating team.  Training available.  See Melanie for info.

 

BIBLICAL FINANCE CLASS:

Are you interested in managing your money from a biblical standpoint?  Want practical budgeting advice?  A biblical finance class is coming soon.  Please let Robert know if you are interested.

 

THE ART OF MARRIAGE WEEKEND:

April 26, 5:30pm & April 27, 9am.  We all crave "the good stuff" in our marriages:  resiliency, forgiveness, selflessness, and all the rest.  But how do we practice perfect love in our imperfect marriages?   Essential aspects of God's love are illuminated in the Art of Marriage, bringing God's example into practical application. Whether newly married, blended families, seasoned, or empty nesters, couples in every circumstance will feel understood and equipped by the biblical wisdom and authentic stories from wise marriage mentors.  The cost is $60 per couple, including dinner on April 26 and his & her workbooks.  Contact Robert or the church office to get registered by April 19.

 

DISCIPLSHIP for MEN:

Tuesday, April 23, 6pm.  “Men Navigating Everything,” by Brett Ullman.  Please bring a friend and a dish to share.  See Robert for more info.

 

STRONG TOWER HAITI:

 

VBS 2024 – The theme this year is “Hope Lives” and it will be a wonderful week of working alongside our Haitian partners in ministering to 500 of Caracol's children through games, Bible stories and crafts.  If you are sensing the Lord leading you to VBS, please go to www.strongtowerhaiti.com and fill out an application today.  A decision will be made by June 1 whether or not the team is safely able to travel in July.  See Lori Gardiner for more info.

Got Returnable Bottles?  Turn them in at Graham Redemption Center on North Street and support STH.  Drop off your bottles and tell them the proceeds are to be donated to STH.  Unable to get out to the Redemption Center?  Let Lori Gardiner know and she'll pick your bottles up from you.

 

GHCA:

Public Open House & Art Show, 5:30pm-7pm, April 23.  Student art will be displayed throughout the building and prospective families are encouraged to drop by for a tour of the facility and meet the staff!

GHCA Spring Concert at MSBC, 6:30pm, April 29.

Please call 532-0736 for more info.