The Women’s Missionary Union (WMU) was formed in 1888 as an auxiliary of the Southern Baptist Convention for the purpose of religious evangelism. WMU meets once a month from 10:30am-11:30am for meeting/snack in the fellowship hall. See Judy Bunton for more information.
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 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.
***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.
Philippians 1:3-6 – I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
First off, Leesa and I want to thank everyone for their cards, gift cards, an appreciation dinner and the kind words of encouragement during Pastor Appreciation Month. We are so blessed to have such a loving and caring church family. And we are so thankful for your commitment to our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. As we head into a season of thanksgiving let me remind us all that we should always, no matter what the season, give thanks to God for His grace and mercy each day.
Thanksgiving is a season that we recognize in the month of November. And with that being said, on November 12th following our worship service we will be having our annual Church Thanksgiving Dinner. What a great opportunity for our fellowship to love on each other as well as connecting and share our lives with each other.
For you see, in this season of Thanksgiving, we tend to do some reflecting, and revealing gratefulness for all that we have been blessed with. When you look at the word, Thanksgiving, you notice that it is a compound word. Two words that can stand alone make up the one word thanks and the word giving. If you turn the word around, the word would be giving thanks. Again, Thanksgiving is a time of giving thanks. The bible speaks of giving and thanks:
Ephesians 5:20 – giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
Psalm 136:26 – Give thanks to the God of heaven, for his steadfast love endures forever.
Philippians 4:6 – do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Psalm 100:4-5 – Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! For the Lord is good; his steadfast love endures forever, and his faithfulness to all generations.
Without a heart of continual thanksgiving, the Christian walk is joyless and without true reward. Keeping our hearts grateful is a daily battle but a necessary one. Keeping our minds focused on the blessings (no matter how small or insignificant they seem) and remembering that God is the One who blesses, can help us keep our priorities in a more proper balance. Thanksgiving, for the Christian, is a moment by moment event.
Giving Thanks Daily To God,