Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Think Fall!

On a day when the temperature is suppose to approach 110; I can’t believe I am saying this. My summer is over! What a busy couple of months but it is now time for our Fall schedule to begin. This Sunday evening from 4-7 we are having Sunday School training. This is for all teachers, leaders and attendees. We will be introducing our fall attendance campaign called Power Up. Sunday School is a powerful outreach tool if it is used correctly. We are starting five new classes on Round Up Sunday, August 19. With the implementation of Power Up, our new bus ministry and these new classes we expect that this growth will see us averaging 50 more in Sunday School by Christmas. I am excited to see how God uses this step of faith. I believe that we will see new believers in Christ as we reach out to our community and draw them to our small groups. If you are not attending one of our classes, there is not a better time to start.

Not only will you see a difference in our Sunday School classes but our worship services for the eight weeks of Power Up will center around this theme. We will be honoring a different group in our church every week. We will honor preschool, children, youth, men, women, and senior adults on various weeks. I will be preaching a new series centered around the promotion as well. The temperature outside may not show it. Fall is so close; do not miss what is happening at Eastern Heights! See you Sunday.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Hebrews 10:32-39

It's Time to Serve the Lord!

What a blessing it is to serve the Lord! I want to thank the many of you who serve the Lord through Eastern Heights Baptist Church. If not for your faithful service we would not be able to participate in the many activities and ministries we use to engage Bartlesville and beyond with the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have seen tremendous blessing over the last several months because of your faithfulness. We have seen many come to know the Lord. We have seen many surrender their life to Christian service. Our Sunday School and worship service has seen great growth. Our youth and children’s ministries have multiplied. None of these great things could have happened without your faithfulness. Thank you.

With the new school year quickly approaching, many of our ministries are gearing up for another great year. In just a few short weeks we start a new Sunday School year. Our Wednesday night activities of AWANA and TUPOS will get back to full swing. In order for us to be primed for the growth in store for us we need everyone to get involved. We need you to volunteer to help in these many ministries. We will have opportunities for you to volunteer for these ministries over the next few weeks. You can fill out the section in the bulletin or call the church office and let us know your willingness to serve the Lord. As we all step out in faithful service, God is going to do great things through Eastern Heights Baptist Church.

Psalm 100:2, “Serve the Lord with gladness!”

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