ACTIVITIES by wuyunqing


									               September 28, 2008, Volume 10, Issue 38

        Date: 10/12/08 Time: 4-6 p.m.

        CTIVI TIES
      Adult Costume Contest               EVERYONE IS INVITED TO
                                            WEAR THEIR BEST
     Pumpkin Carving Contest:
Carve your pumpkin at home and bring it   NON-SCARY COSTUMES!
         to the festival where
   everyone will vote on the winners!
         Hayride Inflatables
         Free Food     Games
                                              Hot Air Balloon Ride
                    PASTOR NOTES
                      Last week I had one of
                    those mornings that only par-
                    ents with little ones under-
                    stand. Solomon decided that     The “POWER of A Simple Gift.” It’s time for
                    early that morning he wanted    Operation Christmas Child! It’s a Simple gift
to play, specifically with Daddy. So we wrestled    that has a (powerful, lifesaving) Message. A simple
                                                    gift with the Gospel Message-given to needy
and played and wrestled and played until ulti-
                                                    children world wide. Our goal is one box per
mately he fell back asleep. By this point I was     family. The name tag table has rubber bands,
fully awake with no chance of going back to         prayer cards, and pamphlets with the donation
sleep so I got my stuff ready kissed Christy        envelope (which goes inside the box, on top of
goodbye and headed out. It was in this              everything) and “GIRL/BOY” label that needs to
                                                    be taped/glued on top of the filled box (lid wrapped
“normality” that God decided to show off. I
                                                    separately). In order to help those of us pinching
walked out the door and was met by that fresh       pennies, this might help “stretch” our money and
cool reminder that fall is almost here in the       get a few more boxes: Each month each Sunday
morning. As I began to drive out of my drive-       School Class can collect items (or money to buy
way and make my way down the road, my mind          them) and fill their own boxes; September-
                                                    educational supplies: calculator(for older children),
was full of the things that had to be done on
                                                    pencil case, glue stick, crayons, markers, paints,
this day, important things, high priority things,   coloring book, pens, erasers, pencils and
but God decided to remind me of what’s most         sharpeners, small spiral notebooks, paper (items
important. As I sped down the road, the sun         must be able to fit in a shoebox). October-
slowly peaked its head above the horizon, spar-     personal care items: bar of soap (wrapped in foil),
                                                    wash cloths, small towels, toothbrushes/paste,
kling shades of color that humans can’t recre-
                                                    sunglasses, clothes (t-shirt, cap, gloves/mittens,
ate. The sky radiated the glory of God. When        underwear, shoes, socks), earrings, necklaces,
was the last time you slowed down and allowed       rings, hair accessories, comb, hairbrush, chapstick,
God to simply show off? Sometimes the great-        (no liquids, no medicine, please). November-fun
est reminders that we are not alone come in the     items/toys: cars, dolls, stuffed animals, checkers,
                                                    puppets, yo-yo, slinky, small musical instruments,
most mundane areas of our life. In the midst of     puzzles, books, noise makers, balls, blocks, stick-
a stressful morning God displayed his glory for     ers, gum, hard candy (no taffy, tootsie rolls, food
me to see. I am glad he did.                        items; no knives/war related items, no used/
                                                    breakable items, no liquids, please). The finished
                                                    boxes need to have some of each of these
                 Pastor Wade                        items. You can still bring your own filled
                                                    box. Extra “collection” boxes for individual items
                                                    (no liquids please) will be located in the Children’s
    RA Memory Verse — 1 John 4:19                   wing (foyer by the table), preschool wing
                                                    (hallway under the tree), and near the sanctuary
                                                    (hallway by the name tag table). Filled shoe boxes
                                                    (plastic or decorated cardboard) can be stacked by
                                                    the name tag table or in the Children’s wing.
                                                    Volunteers will help buy items and fill boxes if a
                                                    class wants to donate money instead of filling
                                                    boxes. Anyone who would like to help buy/fill/wrap
                                                    some boxes in October/November, contact Donna
                                                    Werking. Sunday, November 16, 2008 will be
October 5 @ 3:00 pm Deacons Meeting                 the last collection day for our church.

                                                    PERSONNEL COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION
October 19 @ 4:00 pm Budget & Finance
                                                        On Sunday October 4, 2008 the Personnel
                                                        Committee will present a recommendation
October 22 @ 6:15 pm Quarterly Business                  to the church to hire Emily Ballard as the
                               Meeting                         Part-Time Children’s Director.
                                                                    Sunday, September 28, 2008
                                                                    9:30 a.m. Sunday School
                                                                    10:30 a.m. Worship Service
                                                                               Message by Pastor Wade Rials

Touching lives through meaningful worship                           Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Reaching people with the Gospel                                     6:15 p.m. Prayer Time and Nehemiah
Building a strong faith by personal discipleship                              Bible Study led by Pastor Rials
Caring for the needs of people                                                Student Ministry, R.A.’s, G.A.’s,
                                                                              Mission Friends
              Shepherds Staff                                                 Praise Team and Instrumentalist
            September 28 – October 4                                          Practice
         Grady & Pat Alford, Jan Aldridge,                          7:15 p.m. Choir Practice
      Wayne & Martha Hubbard, Rachel Wallace
     Shepherd’s Staff is made up of volunteers who wish to
  contact visitors, absentees, shut ins, etc. for one week out of
    several on a rotating basis. If you are interested in this           Greeters, September 28, 2008
            ministry, please contact the church office.
                                                                                Charlie Bass, Larry Pearson,
                                                                                  Don Clark, Gary Parker,
       Hospital Visitation for Deacons
                                                                              Jim Overall, Franklin McKenzie
          Week of September 29
        Wayne Hubbard, Doug Kenerly                                            Lock Up for September
                                                                              Steve Bullard, Rich Lawler,
                                                                              Eddie Newton, Ron Tanner

                 October 16
                 Cookout at
        Wayne & Martha Hubbard’s
             Country Cottage                                                            Budget
                                                                    Budget   Weekly Needs               $11,533.80
              in Union Springs                                      Budget   Given                       $8,972.45
         Call the Church Office by                                  Budget   Needs to Date             $438,284.40
                                                                    Budget   Given to Date             $383,604.07
        October 12th to make your                                   Budget   Monthly Needs              $49,979.78
                 reservation!                                       Budget   Received this Month        $38,845.61
       Vans leave TRBC @ 10:30 a.m.
                                                                    G.I.F.T.S.   Given                     $760.00
                                                                    G.I.F.T.S.   Goal for September      $6,570.47
                                                                    G.I.F.T.S.   Received this month     $3,258.00
                                                                    G.I.F.T.S    Received last month     $8,159.33

   Ladies Monday Night Bible Study 6:00 p.m.                         Sunday School                             253
    Thursday Morning Bible Study 10:00 a.m.                          10:30 Worship Service                     289
Judy Wilbanks— Outreach Director
It was so great to be a part of the baptism service on Sunday. Let us continue to
pray for Kelly as she grows in her walk with Jesus. Baptism is such a beautiful tes-
timony of a believer’s personal relationship with Jesus Christ and what He has done
in their life. I am thankful for all our teachers that work with our children here at
TRBC. They have an awesome job of teaching and sharing God’s Word with each of
them. Thank you for your faithfulness. If you would like to be a part of teaching
and sharing God’s word with the children at TRBC, why not try volunteering for Chil-
dren’s Church one Sunday, it will be a blessing to you.

Brad Holmes—Associate Pastor of Praise & Worship
Once upon a time, God was missing for six days. Eventually, Michael the Archangel found him, resting on the sev-
enth day. He inquired of God. "Where have you been?" God sighed a deep sigh of satisfaction, and proudly pointed
downwards through the clouds, " Look, Michael. Look what I've made."Archangel Michael looked puzzled, and said,
"What is it?" "It's a planet," replied God, "and I've put Life on it. I'm going to call it Earth and it's going to be a
great place of balance." "Balance?" Inquired Michael, still confused. God explained, pointing to different parts of
earth . . . "For example, over there will be a place of great opportunity and wealth, while over there people are go-
ing to be poor. This continent will be extremely hot, while this one will be very cold and covered in ice." One place
will be barren desert. Another will be lush rain forest. Another country will be mountainous and yet another will be
flat. The Archangel, impressed by God's work, then pointed to a land mass and said, "What's that one?" "Ah," said
God.. "That's New Mexico the most glorious place on earth. There are beautiful streams, hills, and forests ... The
people from New Mexico are going to be handsome, modest, intelligent and humorous, and they are going to be
found traveling the world. They will be extremely sociable, hardworking, and high-achieving, and they will be
known throughout the world - as diplomats, and carriers of peace ...." Michael gasped in wonder and admiration,
but then proclaimed, "What about balance, God? You said there would be balance!" God smiled, "Wait until you see
the idiots I put in Santa Fe." Well, that's funny to me because I've actually been to Santa Fe. It's a place like no
other. I've also noticed that geographically Alabama is an extreme contrast to where I came from in New Mexico. I
came from a place where if you see a tree, somebody planted it, to a place where if you see a bare spot, somebody
cut down a tree. All of it is beautiful to me and is a testimony to God's creativity and natural order and balance. All
that was to say that I've observed "balance" to be such an important thing in life, and it's a challenge to achieve a
good balance from all the things that tug on us in our lives. I believe one of the keys to achieving a good balance is
deciding what is most important. Jesus' words are absolute truth and He said, "But seek first His kingdom and His
righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matt. 6:33) I pray God helps us achieve a proper
balance in our lives.

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