Thursday, 05 May 2011 09:05
The Children's Ministry Team is featuring the 3rd grade teachers for Sunday School Class of the Month! Phyllis Witter, Tam Recard & Amy Harshman have teamed up to teach this studious group of children! Altogether, they have almost 60 years of experience teaching Sunday School!!! We appreciate your continued support of the children of Five Forks Church!
Tam Recard is married to Pastor Jim - they have three daughters: Alyssa, Caitlin, and Alison Hess (who is married to Kyle), and three grandchildren. Tam has attended FFC and helped with Sunday School for 14 years, 11 of those years have been with the 3rd grade. She also helps with AWANA, VBS, the Harvest Parties, and corrects Children's Bible Study Lessons. Tam would like to share that "the best things about being involved in childrens ministries are seeing children accept Jesus as their savior, watching them grow spiritually and getting to know the younger people of our church."
Amy Harshman has been married to Jake for 17 years and they have two daughters: Sadie (13 yrs.) & Emma (9 yrs.). Amy has attended FFC for 8 years and has taught 3rd grade SS for 5 years. Amy helps with VBS and she & Jake are one of the Deacon Couples.
Phyllis has been married to Marlin for 40 years and they have two children (who are both in Christian Ministry): Wendell (works at Messiah College) is married to Teri and they have 4 children - Jeremiah (9 yrs.), Hannah (7 yrs.), Joel (5 yrs.) and Rebecca (3 yrs.) - you may have met them since they attend FFC with their grandparents when they babysit. Phyllis has taught Sunday School for more than 40 years and has attended FFC for 9 years and has taught 3rd grade for 8 years. She is also part of the Women's Prayer Group that meets on Thursday mornings at 6:30 am. Phyllis would like to share that she "loves the Lord and she loves loves children. It is one of my greatest joys to introduce a child to Jesus."
Wednesday, 29 February 2012 09:53
By Pastor Ray
"Is it worth my time to read: Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy, in my Bible?"
I often hear people say, "I want to read through my bible but I get stuck on those books near the beginning about all those strange laws." Starting tonight and through the Month of March, we will look at some of those laws to try and understand what they tell us about God and what is important to Him.
If we are able to get a better idea of what is important to God, it will help us to know how to live in a way that pleases Him. We will approach our study from the assumption that although the Laws for Ancient Israel were not given for us to follow, they do reveal volumes about the God we want to love and serve, because He is the same God.
Join us for an hour of conversation in the bible, each Wednesday Evening starting tonight at 7:00 PM
Tuesday, 12 April 2011 08:44
Here is the report for the month of March:
Conversions – 8 (Year to Date = 27)
The Church Board set a goal of 100 conversions in 2011, that is, we’re asking Jesus to use the men and women of FFC to lead 100 individuals to Him this year.
We are aware of 8 conversions during the month of March. These came through the AWANA Program (1)…the Archery Dinner (5) and our Revival and Renewal Services (2).
Keep on looking for opportunities to lead someone to Jesus. Remember, it takes an average of 30 encounters with genuine Believers before someone will make a decision to follow Jesus. Let’s do our part by walking with Jesus and be one of those 30 for every unbeliever we encounter.
Our average Sunday morning attendance for the month of March was 938. February’s average was 921 so we were 17 ahead of last month’s figure. Last March our average was 896, so we picked up 42 over March of last year.
Our goal for the year is to average 890 and we ended March with an average attendance (for the year) of 932, so we are 42 ahead of our goal.
Here is a weekly breakdown:
March 6: 972 (Last year = 991)
March 13: 910 (793)
March 20: 952 (852)
March 27: 919 (949)
Our Spending Plan goal for 2011 is $1,005,004, which breaks down to $19,327 per week. At the end of March we were $3.294 ahead of our Spending Plan goal. Here’s the breakdown:
March 6th: $16,561 (-$3,356)
March 13th: $22,354 (-$329)
March 20th: $23,500 (+$3,844)
March 27th: $18,777 (+$3, 294)
Summary: March was a good month in many ways. A number of conversions, increasing attendance, strong giving. Thank you Jesus!
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