Published: May 11, 2015 
FoodPantry1The Food Pantry Ministry is an ongoing project. You may bring any boxes or canned food items as well as toilet paper, laundry soap, etc. Put your items in the box in the foyer. Financial donations for the food pantry are also welcomed. Everything is appreciated.  REMEMBER: If anyone in the church has a need, contact the Church office @ 279-9216 or Leesa Kerns (816) 273-7346
Published: April 1, 2015 
Many thanks to the members of Copeland Baptist Church for bringing items this past year for the Operation Christmas Child shoe-boxes. WMU will be operation_christmas_childcollecting items to go into the shoe boxes for 2022.  The drop off box is located inside the front entry way. 
Each month, throughout the year, will have specific item that will be needed to fill each shoe box at the end of the year.  And this list will be displayed above the drop off box, as to make everyone aware of what can be given to Operation CHRISTmas Child.   
October is OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD shoebox time.  Begin now finding items to put in one or two boxes for children who wouldn’t have Christmas any other way. Pick up a box (or two) from the church foyer to fill and bring back to the church by early November.  Our goal this year is to have a total of 100 boxes to send to the kids.  You WILL want to be a part of this special ministry effort.
Please pray for God’s presence with each of these boxes and also for the children who will receive them.

Published: April 1, 2015 

Welcome To Our Fellowship

***Copeland Baptist Church would like to welcome to our fellowship – Tiffany Limle and Greg Dietz   
NEW MEMBERS: Welcome to the Copeland Baptist Church family! We are truly excited that you have made the commitment to follow Jesus Christ with us as we walk the faith journey together. As your pastor, I would like to extend a personal invitation to attend Sunday School @ 9:30-10:30 am.   This is a two-fold blessing in that this will help you grow closer to Christ as well as share your life with us.   Hope to see you there!
GOD is GOOD!!! 
Pastor James


 Hebrews 10:25 And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near.



Published: April 1, 2015 
Matthew 9:37-38 – Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.
Well another summer has come and has gone and now we enter into another season called “FALL”. With that comes change in the weather and beautiful fall color in reference to the leaves on the trees. Believe it or not, change is good even though a lot of us are not in favor of it.
When I became the pastor at Copeland Baptist Church, one of the first things that I communicated to the church was the need to be “On Mission” for God and that starts in the very neighborhood we are located in.  I used Matthew 9:37-38 to illustrate the fact that indeed the harvest is plentiful but the workers were few.  But I also communicated what Jesus said would help us with the issue of having so few laborers vs a plentiful harvest.  Jesus told his disciples to “PRAYto the Lord of the harvest for workers. 
But, you say, there are so many people. The harvest is so vast. The needs are so overwhelming. What can I do?
First, be prepared Church, be “prayed up” and ready to go out into the harvest field and sow God’s love in such a practical way that we make a difference; one soul at a time. 
And then, let us not forget that we have a great opportunity to reach our community in the month of October.  On October 31st will be our annual Trunk-R-Treat from 4pm to 6pm. We will be going back to our original way of doing Trunk-R-Treat, having the church decorate the trunks of their vehicles and the community will walk around and receive some gospel literature along with candy. There will be other activities as well.  This will give the church a better time for fellowship and building a relationship with the community.
And while the world may and will celebrate this day as a day of darkness, we choose to shine the light of Jesus on our community.  Let us reach the harvest field for Christ. 
Calling All Harvest workers – Report for duty,
Pastor James




















Published: April 1, 2015 


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