Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Hi Good News family!
Here’s the latest Chapel news…
> LEAD PASTOR SEARCH DECISION! Praise God! The LPSC met last night, and after prayer and discussion of everyone’s thoughts, they quickly reached a unified decision — a decision that aligned exactly with the consensus input from the 196 Evaluation Forms submitted last Sunday for the three final candidates! After considering 48 applications, rounds of video interviews, reference checks, background checks, the three on-site visits here, and much discussion, the SC agreed to offer the position to the top candidate – they are waiting for his reply before announcing the result.
Please continue to pray as decisions and plans are being made. The terms of the offer — salary, benefits, etc. — have been passed on to the candidate, as well as a suggested starting date, again awaiting his reply before announcing the result.
A huge Thank You to all who participated in the sermon Evaluations, to the Search Committee team who participated in many hours of meetings plus considerable outside responsibilities, and to all who have been faithfully praying during this many-months-long process.
The next meeting of the LPSC is this Sunday, Oct 6, at 6:30 pm to review the candidate’s response and plan the onboarding and transition. All are invited to the meetings of the LPSC.
> DON’T MISS MS+HS YOUTH GROUP TONIGHT AT 6:30! Great night with new friends, bible study, games, snacks! All good! Don’t miss it!
> FIRST THURSDAY PRAYER AT 7PM TOMORROW NIGHT Please come and pray for our church in this time of transition, for our families, communities and nation, our Global Reach partners…
> WE’RE TALKING ABOUT DOCTRINES, CREEDS, COUNCILS & DENOMINATIONS IN THE LT1 CLASS AT 8:30AM THIS SUNDAY What’s with all the denominations? How are Baptists different from Church of the Nazerene? Where did Pentecostols come from? When did the Church end the arguments about the Trinity? When and where did Purgatory enter the picture? There will be a helpful handout. All welcome, even if you haven’t been to a LT1 class yet.
> GOT HURTS, HABITS, OR HANGUPS THAT MESS WITH YOUR LIFE? Check out Celebrate Recovery for women and men on Monday night’s at 6:30 in the Lower Chapel.
> HEY GUYS! MEN’S BREAKFAST, SATURDAY OCT 12, 7:3-9:30am We’ll have a good breakfast buffet, then launch our new monthly men’s study – second Saturday of every month. Plan now to come and bring a friend.
> WOMEN’S NIGHT THURSDAY, OCT 17 at 6:30PM The Christian improv team, Winging It, will be with us for a fun night together! Don’t miss this chance to invite a friend and make some new friends!
> FOR MEN ONLY – DON’T MISS MAN CAMP NOV 8-10 @ BEREA Great speakers, worship led by Spirit-led men of God, a choice of workshops and intensives, challenging morning devos, an opportunity to get to know other guys — plus man-size buffets at every meal, paintball, flag-football, and bocce tournaments, archery tag, kayaking and fishing, two rock walls plus the high-ropes/tall-pole course, hiking, riflery (use theirs, or bring your own), hatchet throwing and archery, or a good nap — and plenty of time to get alone with God. Berea is a place God uses to push men to a higher level of friendship, and a closer spiritual walk. Register online here.
“Red Sea Rule #2 – Be more concerned for God’s glory than for your relief.”
– Robert J. Morgan, The Red Sea Rules
Pharaoh will say of the children of Israel, “They are bewildered by the land; the wilderness has closed them in.” Then I will harden Pharaoh’s heart, so that he will pursue them; and I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over his army, that the Egyptians may know that I am the Lord.” – Exodus 14:3-4
> MARKED MEN FOR CHRIST P1 WEEKEND NOV 15-17 This is a challenging, life-changing weekend in the woods at Grotonwood Camp for guys to bring their wounds to Jesus for victory and healing. See Geddy Kohler for more info. Register online.
> ATTENTION ALL LIFE GROUP LEADERS Did your Life Group relaunch for the Fall? Got new attendees or a new study? Please update your LG data with a quick email to Dave Stebbings — firstname.lastname@example.org — include the host name, the day of the week your group meets, what time, what you’re studying, and a list of those in your group.
> SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL FOR TEEN GIRLS, MOMS & MENTORS NOV 23 A one-day conference in Hudson, Massachusetts for teen girls and their moms or mentors. This is the perfect experience to equip girls with TRUTH. It’s time to throw away false definitions from culture, trends, and other people’s opinions and redefine our hearts with Truth straight from God’s Word! Speakers include Bethany Needham and Erica Renaud. Register online at berea.org
> UPCOMING WOMEN’S MINISTRY EVENTS
- Thursday, Oct 17 @ 6:30 pm – Improve night at GNBC with “Winging It”
- Thursday, Nov 14 @ 6:30 pm – “Share for Shannon” with Brian Heil at GNBC
- Thursday, Dec 12 @ 6:30 pm – Cookie Swap. Baskets for City Supper & Craft
> MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
- Oct 3 – 7 pm First Thursday Prayer
- Oct 6 – 6:30 pm Lead Pastor Search Committee meeeting
- Oct 12 – 7:30 am Men’s breakfast
- Oct 17 – 6:30 pm Women’s Improve Night with “Winging It”
- Nov 8-10 – Man Camp #2 @ Berea (this is the weekend GNBC guys are going)
- Nov 14 – 6:30 pm Women’s Night: “Share for Shannon”
- Nov 15-17 Marked Men For Christ P1 weekend at Grotonwood, MA
- Nov 23 – 8:30 am-5:30 pm “Simply Beautiful” conference for moms and daughters
> MISSED A SUNDAY? You can always get the Sunday sermon here — listen online or download the MP3 — plus get a PDF of the sermon notes, plus a PDF of the weekly Program with announcements, prayer page, gospel page, Global Reach Partners update, and the current Life-Group list, etc. All available, each week, right here.
1 CORINTHIANS 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Only by grace,
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