The W.M.U. ladies are promoting the collection of cans to be cashed in and the money used for missions. Please save Best Choice labels to be turned in to Joyce Hurt, to go for missions. Another project is knitted hats to be used in the shoeboxes, etc. Please bring any yarn you may have, to be used for these hats. Bethine Goolsby will knit the hats.
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 2020. 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 _______ items to bring are _______________ or misc. Place these items in the box in the church foyer. We sent 61 boxes this past year and the goal for next year is 75. We will need everyone’s help.
UPDATE: We have met our goal of 75 boxes, actually we packed 77 boxes for the 2020 Operation Christmas Child. GOOD JOB COPELAND BAPTIST CHURCH!
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 –
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.
From my family to yours “HAPPY NEW YEAR!”
Now that we have embarked on a brand New Year, how do you plan on spending more time with God? It’s all about “PRAYER” and from the Bible; we understand how to spend quiet time with God. Jesus gave us examples in the Gospels where He stepped away from the limelight, retreating to a quiet place to commune with His Father. These quiet times spent with God had some very important elements in common.
Jesus understood the importance of truly knowing the Father. The elements of how to spend quiet time with God are threefold: The place is free of distractions, use of prayer and thanksgiving, and use of God’s Word.
An Area Free of Distraction – Each time Jesus wanted to spend time with His Father, He always retreated to a secluded area free from distractions. He could talk with God, and listen to Him as well. The same is true of us. Our quiet times with God should be in a place where we are alone with no TV or phone — only God and us.
Prayer and Thanksgiving – Jesus’ prayers were not always for Himself, but for others. In our quiet time spent with God, we use Jesus’ example by offering prayers for others and thanksgiving to God for what He has done for us. These prayers should also include a time of reflection on how God has seen us through the good and bad times.
God’s Word – Just as our bodies need food to keep it going, we need to spend quality time with God to feed our souls. Jesus often quoted from God’s Word in His quiet times. Quiet time with God is also a time to read God’s Word. If we don’t understand a certain passage of Scripture, we can ask God to help us understand it. It is through daily prayer and reading God’s Word that we will grow in our walk with God.
These are elements of spending quiet time alone with God. The importance is setting time aside each day to talk with God, because this is the best way to draw close to Him.
Spending Time With God,
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