The 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
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 collecting items to go into the shoe boxes for 2021. 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.
It is time to begin gathering items for the Operation Christmas Shoeboxes next year. The September items to bring are Toys, harmonicas, kazoos, etc or misc. Place these items in the box in the church foyer. We sent 77 boxes this past year (2020) and the goal for this year(2021) is 90. We will need everyone’s help.
Please pray for God’s presence with each of these boxes and also for the children who will receive them.
***Copeland Baptist Church would like to welcome to our fellowship – Becky Behrend and Brian Hill
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!!!
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.
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 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. 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 are few. I also communicated what Jesus said what would help us with the issue of having so few laborers vs a plentiful harvest. Jesus told His disciples to “PRAY” to 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. Our Outreach Community Block Party on October 16th from 11:00am-2:00pm and on October 31st for our drive-thru Trunk-R-Treat from 4:00pm-6:00pm. 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.
Calling All Harvest Workers—Report for duty.
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