a monthly publication from Jersey Baptist Church
September 07 - Labor Day
Church Offices Closed
September 13 - Mission
Night & Family Ice cream
September 19 - Day of
fasting and prayer
EVANGELIST RICK GAGE (GO TELL MINISTRIES) IS COMING TO JERSEY
September 20 - 23 The
When: September 20 – 23
September 23 - See You At Time: Sunday morning in the Worship and Activities Center 9:45 and 11:00AM
The Pole Sunday through Wednesday nights at 7:00PM
September 26 - Women’s
Ministry Kick Off Event Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to coaching and ministry. Just as a coach is always
bring your LOST friends, relatives, associates striving to get the most out of his players by
September 27 - New and neighbors to this special time of constantly challenging and motivating them, in
ENCOUNTERING GOD. Tickets available for the ministry you’re always wanting God’s best in
Tailgate Party at 6:00 PM, Monday, September peoples’ lives and doing everything you can to
For more details, visit us online 21 (Cost $3.00). Buy them for your pre-Christian inspire them to be great for God.
at jerseychurch.org friends. His campaigns often attract well-know
under resources/calendar. Meet rick: Once a promising college football individuals. College football coaches Bobby
coach, Rick Gage walked away from coaching Bowden and Mark Richt, and Hall of Famer and
football and surrendered his life to full-time former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka have
evangelistic ministry. He endorsed his ministry.
has always had a passion In addition to Rick, his close friend and
for small communities evangelist, Rick Stanley, will be speaking Monday
MonthLy manna which makes him a night at 7:00PM. Rick is the step-brother of Elvis
perfect fit for Pataskala Presley. They both will be conducting assemblies
and the surrounding in local high schools and middle schools on
I am the vine; you are the communities. Since Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
branches. If a man remains in Gage founded GO TELL You can find more about Rick Gage and Rick
Me and I in him, he will bear Crusades in 1989, he Stanley on their websites:
much fruit; apart from Me you has visited more than
can do nothing. 500 small-town venues Rick Gage
– John 15:5 (NIV) nationally, helping about 250,000 people rickstanleyministries.com
reconnect with Christianity.
Rick says there are a lot of similarities between More on The Event 2009 on page 2 >>
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as we approach the event 2009 the most important thing we can do is pray.
little prayer...little power
much prayer...much power
Our prayer ministry team has put together a 21-day Prayer Guide to aid you in this process. The Prayer Guide will be
distributed one week at a time as an insert in the Listening Guide, or you can obtain the entire Prayer Guide at the InfoPoint in
the main lobby or on our website.
Additionally, there are some Special Prayer Meetings that will allow us to come together and pray.
• Prayer Meeting - Sunday, August 30 at 6:00PM (No childcare available)
• Prayer & Fasting - Saturday, September 19
o Stop in the Chapel anytime between 9:00AM and 3PM and join others in a season of prayer
o Fasting - either all day, or skip a meal and focus all your energies on prayer.
We are also encouraging everyone to join in on a simple plan to reach out to those who need Jesus. Each One Reach One
is ministry designed to have everyone pray for, invite, and bring at least one unbeliever to The Event 2009
- September 20-23. Do you have a friend, neighbor, or relative who does not know Jesus Christ and the peace He gives?
• Make a list of five people who you would like to see come into a personal relationship with Christ.
• Then make a commitment to pray daily for these people. If you would like others to pray e-mail your prayer
requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Finally, invite them to come with you to The Event 2009.
Let’s commit together to be a people of mUCH praYer!
the event 2009 - all the details
on Sunday morning, September 20 be a drawing for two tickets to an OSU Football game - you must
There will be two all-church services at 9:45 and 11:00am in register at the Event, be 18 years or older, and must be present
the Worship and Activities Center (WAC). to win.
All worshipers form each venue (Emerge, Gospel Celebration,
Live and Synaxis), will gather together for worship. on tuesday night, September 22
There will be one service at 7:00 PM in the WAC.
At 8:30AM Bible Fellowship will continue as normal.
on Wednesday night, September 23
on Sunday night, September 20 Ground Zero on Steroids: The Jersey Students (Grades 7-12)
There will be one service at 7:00PM in the WAC. madness starts at 4:30PM.
on monday night, September 21 Be Early! First 100 Students will receive $5 Starbucks Cards
There will be a Tailgate Party and a Service featuring Rick Stanley 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament with Championship prize of
(Elvis Presley’s step-brother) across from the church at Emswiler’s Cavs tickets
Pavillion. The Tailgate Party will begin at 6:00PM. The tickets will Wii Tournament - Big cash prizes to the winners
be $3 each and will go on sale in Bible Fellowship Classes on Free Chipotle for all students at 6:30
September 6 and in the Main Lobby on September 13. Register at the door for Ipod Touch Drawings
This is a great opportunity to invite your unsaved Friend, Family Concert and Speaker at 7:00PM for all ages
and Neighbors. The service will begin at 7:00PM and will also
3-on-3 Basketball Tourney Championship Game at 8:30PM
be held at Emswiler’s Pavillion. At the end of the service there will
JerSeY StUdentS: See YoU at tHe pole - SEPTEMBER 23
With the gospel being proclaimed all week at Jersey and at Ground Zero that night the harvest will be ripe and the need for the power
of prayer will not be greater. So, start thinking now how you will invite the lost. And how you will help lead prayer at your school that
morning at your flag pole. For See You at the Pole details go to www.syatp.com.
your reference guide for Jersey life
The café makes your hectic life just a
little easier on Wednesday nights by
providing a “Meal Deal”. A full meal,
SYMPATHY including dessert and drink, for $4.25
• To Scott Burdette on the loss of his mother, Joan Burdette and on the loss of his sister, Belinda each Wednesday beginning at 6:00PM.
Carol Aliff. When it’s gone, it’s gone –
• To Joe and Millie Anderson on the loss of their grandson, Wesley Anderson.
so plan to come early or purchase your
• To David Kirsch on the loss of his father, Keith Kirsch.
• To Emily Williams on the loss of her grandfather. tickets in advance at the café!
• To Matsue Toney on the loss of her sister in Japan. The cafe is in need of help for the
• To Jenny Haller on the loss of her father, James Hardin. 11:00AM service. Contact Kim at
• To Maria Flynn on the loss of her mother.
email@example.com for more
• To Gene and Janice Smith on the birth of their grandson, Jackson Ayer Fulkerson-Smith.
• To Keith and Beth Pryor on the birth of their son, Caleb Pryor.
• To Dirk and Sue Miller on the birth of their daughter, Kadyn Amber Miller.
chicken and broccoli divan, whole-grain
roll, salad, buttermilk chocolate cake
The church has a New Member Class which is 11 weeks long and is required for church membership.
It will be offered approximately eight times per year. The final class session will be for those desiring roasted pork loin, mashed potatoes,
church membership. The senior pastor will conduct this class to discuss expectations of members, peas, peanutbutter sheet cake
share Jersey values/purposes, and cast vision. September 16
The next class begins on Sunday evening, September 27 at 6:00PM or you may choose to attend chicken teriyaki w/ fruit salsa, baked
classes that begin on Sunday morning October 11 - either 9:45 or 11:00AM. Please call Nancy in the potato w/ toppings, yellow beans in
church office or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to pre-register. butter, brownie
the EVENT 2009 café open, but no
JUlY baptiSmS September 30
Jennifer Blake, Olivia Bridgman, Mary Digruttolo, Laura Goetz, Nancy Knight, Steve Knight, Tabitha stuffed chicken breast w/ gravy wild
McKittrick, Tricia Nagy, Tarik Willis rice, blend corn, peachy/apricot
Jersey monthly Giving Weekly Budget Needed – $63,462 faLL HoUrS
• SUndaYS 8:00AM – 12:00PM
(Closed Sunday evenings.)
$53,553 • WedneSdaYS 6:00PM – 8:30PM
August 2 $55,580
August 9 $57,901
July 26 1,850
August 16 $50,897 august 2 1,764
august 9 1,728
August 23 $59,785
august 16 1,746
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 august 23 1,867
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KiCK off event:
everY Women needS HeelinG
Join us on Saturday, September 26 to find out
what’s happening in Women’s Ministry. Beginning
at 9:00 - 11:00AM
we will have a time of
praise and worship
along with an overview
of upcoming classes,
workshops, and events.
will be provided. RSVP by September 20, by sending
an email to email@example.com or call Alvina at
mom to mom miniStrieS
Moms will find help in parenting skills, hope in God
who gave them their children, and encouragement sunday, septeMber 6
from one mom to another. 9:00AM Tuesday’s Pastor John will be speaking direct from the Sea of Galilee. The Sea of Galilee
beginning September 29th for 12 weeks. is rich in memories of the three years of Jesus’ ministry around its shores.
Pastor John will be completing his series “U CAN CHANGE” with the message
Women’S diSCipleSHip oppUrtUnitieS “Just Ask” using Jesus’ words from the Sermon on the Mount in
When Godly People Do Ungodly Things: Arming Matthew 7:7-11.
Yourself in the Age of Seduction by Beth Moore
September 29, Tuesday from 9:00 - 11:00AM, or sunday, septeMber 13
6:30 - 8:00PM in the Adult Building. Pastor John will be back at Jersey and will be sharing insights gleaned while
Return to the Garden: Embracing God’s Design for
Sexuality. Join Julie Duncan in this study on Tuesday
9:00 - 11:00AM, on September 29 in the Adult
Building. Pre-register as class size is limited.
Isaiah Precept Study There are three parts to the
study held on Wednesday nights from 6:30 - 8:30PM:
Part 1~ 9/30 – 11/18; Part 2~ 1/13 – 2/24; Part 3~ do you want to experience authentic christian community
3/10 – 5/5. Because of the depth of study required
this will be a closed study after September 30, so by living out the gospel in our surrounding communities?
make sure you register. are you serving on sunday mornings and can’t attend bible fellowship?
Childcare is provided for Tuesday morning studies do you want to study the bible in your home and invite your neighbors?
only, if you have pre-registered.
With our busy lifestyles and demands on our lives, wouldn’t it be wonderful
if people had a chance to be engaged in a life changing Bible study and
primetimers building Christian community with fellow believers? Wouldn’t it be wonderful
if you could reach your neighbors, friends, or work associates for Christ? In
Senior Adult Ministries many cases they will not come to church but they may connect with Christ
through a casual Bible study in your home. As we introduce another Bible
teaching venue at JBC, Small Groups and Bible Fellowship will provide the
tuesday eVening bibLe study opportunities to accomplish these goals.
Tuesdays 7:00PM at the home of Jane Crabtree. This month, we will be expanding these groups. If you are interested and
For directions or more information, contact Alvina praying about leading a Small Group, please contact P.K. at
Long at the church 740.927.1859 X202. 740.927.1859 x104 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
– P.K. Spratt, Minister of Education
MonthLy bibLe study
Thursday, September 10, we will continue the
study of Dr. Jeremiah’s book “What In The
World Is Going On“ - chapter 9 ”Arming For
Armageddon”. Following the study will be a
covered dish luncheon at noon. Bring your
favorite dish and join the study and fellowship in
room 5018/19 in the adult wing.
To learn more about the Jersey PrimeTimers
contact Alvina Long at the church
“This is how God showed His love among us: He sent His one and only Son into the world that we might live through Him.”
- 1 John 4:9 (NIV)
bibLe feLLoWship proMotion sunday
On Sunday, September 6, 2009 all children in Preschool, Children, and Youth Bible fellowship classes will be moving up to the next
age/grade class. All parents should check the Children’s Lobby, Adult Lobby, Info Desk, or their child’s current Bible Fellowship class
to find out what class your child has been promoted to. If you have any questions, please contact Julie Buxton for Preschool and
Children, or Sheri Wade for Youth at 740.927.1859.
SiGn-UpS in CHildren’S lobbY!
• Awana Clubs will begin on September 2 for children age 3
(by September 1) - 6th grade.
• Bible Drills will begin on September 27 for 4th - 6th graders.
Family Fall Festival is back!
Mark your calendars today! This year the event will be held on October 31 at Foundation Park in Pataskala. Come out
and enjoy this family fun event. There will be many games and activities to participate in. There will be LOTS of CANDY!
Watch for more details coming soon!
in 5 & divorce Hurts
Mu tH 11:
Co sic e W 00a DivorceCare and DivorceCare 4 Kids
nte Sty aC m
9:4 tH 0am
in 5 & Mu e C in Please call Nancy Morbitzer to pre-register. There
em tHe 11:00 Tra sic Ha is a $10.00 charge for DivorceCare however
dit Sty pe
er am ionale l: DivorceCare for Kids is completely free of charge.
Ge l If you are interested in serving in the DC4K ministry
Mu bU please let Nancy or Vicki Monley know this as well.
Mo sic S ild We are always looking for adults 18 years or older
de tyl in
n R e: G who have a heart for these hurting children.
k 9 You are welcome to begin attending the
Mu :45a DivorceCare group on any week. Each session is
Se sic S m in “self-contained” and you can continue through the
• 9 ptem tyle: tH next 13 -week cycle to view any of the topics you
• 9 /6 ber Sou e C have not seen. Join us on Wednesday evenings
• 9 /13 Ken Spe ther Ha from 7:00 - 8:30 PM in the Adult Education
/27 Sid Sp cia n p
M e B an l M Gos el Building. For further information contact Nancy in
as y S gle usic pel the church office.
lord’S SUpper in s M ide :
SYnaxiS September 13.
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How I can GroUnd Zero September -
Jonathan Edwards was preaching by the age of
19 and was instrumental in the gospel spreading
across America over two centuries ago. His words
are timeless and you are the ones who can create
the same kind of Great Awakening in Pataskala,
Reynoldsburg, Johnstown, New Albany, Pickerington,
etc. Come hear us speak the Ancient Truth’s of
believe God made me to Him to be used for righteous Scripture by way of Jonathan Edwards which have
love me and to live for His purposes.” Romans 6:13 been tweaked to fuel your passion for the gospel and
purposes. the idea of Revive being real for you and your peers.
expreSS my desire for Jesus
“Everything got started in God to be the Lord (leader) of my
and finds its purpose in Him.” life.
“You will be saved, it you
“Long before God laid down honestly say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’
earth’s foundations, He had us and if you believe with all your
in mind, and settled on us as heart that God raised Him from
the focus of His love.” death.” Romans 10:9
“It makes no difference who
you are or where you’re from
admit I’ve lived for myself, – if you want God and are
then accept God’s free ready to do as He says, the
forgiveness which was paid for door is open.” Acts 10:35
by Jesus. 789 Study 101112 Study
“We’re all like sheep who’ve A simple prayer you can pray:
wandered off and gotten lost. “Dear God, I don’t understand bible felloWSHip
We’ve all done our own thing, it all yet, but I believe you
gone our own way. But God kicks off With a bang on septeMber 6.
love me and made me for
has piled all our sins, everything your purposes. I’m sorry that In the Game Room 789 will be diving into the
we’ve done wrong, on Him I’ve lived for myself instead Community study using the Book of Acts as its
(Jesus).” Isaiah 53:6 of for You, and I ask for your backbone, Community covers many moments in
“Jesus personally carried the forgiveness. Thank you for the life of the New Testament Church, its miraculous
load of our sins in His own sending Jesus to pay for my inception at Pentecost, and its spread throughout the
body when He died on the sins. I want Jesus to be the world. Not only will you learn the history of the New
cross so we can be finished Lord of my life. Please help me Testament church, you will also learn their roles as
with sin and live a good life to learn to love You and trust members of the modern day Church.
from now on.” I Peter 2:24 You and live for Your purposes. In the Barn 101112 will be exploring a whole new
Amen.” study called Reverb. Reverb focuses on the mission
“Saving is all God’s idea, and
all His work. All we do is trust of God in the world. This study will show you God’s
Him enough to let Him do it. It’s overarching plan as well as His individual plan for each
If this is the first time you
God’s gift from start to finish!” person to impact the world around him. It’s made up
prayed for Christ to come
Ephesians 2:8 of 8 six-week courses designed to keep your students
into your life….and mean it,
engaged with the truth of God’s Word.
according to the Bible -
YOU ARE SAVED! We Bible Fellowship small groups are interactive,
SWitCH to living for God’s would love to hear of your challenging, and bonding with other believers.
purposes in my life. decision. Please call one of our
“Give yourselves to God…and pastors…..we want to rejoice
surrender your whole being to with you! diSCipleSHip 2009
Discipleship begins September 27. Details will be
revealed by email, Facebook, Bible Fellowship
announcements, and Ground Zero announcements.
tell US YoUr StorY
We want to hear how Jesus has changed your life. Email your story to
For more information about
LifeChange visit jerseychurch.org.
Just a short little bit about the Soup Kitchen at the
My name is Marlene and I work at the soup kitchen
along with two great gentlemen, Clark Bryant and
I work in the Soup Kitchen almost every day and I go
Jersey discipleship Classes in a little earlier than everyone else. I start by doing the
laundry, washing dishes, making coffee, cleaning tables,
and then start to set up for the volunteers that will be
helping that day.
CroWn bibliCal finanCial StUdY Once we open doors, everything gets very busy, very
Crown is a 10 week in-depth study of what scripture teaches about money quickly! We are constantly wiping down the tables as
and possessions. Life Group members have confirmed that marriages people leave, so there is always room for someone
are being strengthened and individuals are finding their way out of debt. new to eat. We also answer the phone, sign people up
They are also becoming consistent savers, generous givers, and prudent for the food pantry, and give out eye vouchers for the
consumers. Most importantly, people are entering into a closer relationship eye clinic if needed. All of this is going on while lunch is
with Jesus Christ as they learn to apply His Word to their lives. Groups being served!
meet for 2 hours every week. Orientation is Sunday, September 13 at I can’t imagine what we would do if we didn’t have
6:00PM and classes begin September 27 at 5:15PM. You may attend the churches and volunteers to help us… and the folks at
Orientation in Room 4118 of the main level adult classrooms to learn more Jersey help us out a lot - they are great!
about Crown, without being committed to take the course.
Jersey always cleans up SO WELL, it makes my job
SUrrenderinG tHe SeCret easier. They also have so much care and love for all of
the people that come in to the Soup Kitchen… it means
Forty-three percent of women have had an abortion in their past. You are a lot to me, to the people coming in to eat, and to God.
not alone! They are your mothers, your sisters, your friends! There is hope,
there is healing, there is freedom. Surrendering the Secret will guide you on I have been volunteering at Stowe for over 20 years and
the path to the abundant life for which Jesus gave His life. Come share your see every day that God is great! I see this in the faces of
heart in a safe, confidential environment, and experience all that God has in all of the people that come to help, just like the people
store for you! You will never be the same! Contact Natalie Gillespie at at Jersey!
614.397.8155 for information regarding this 8-week class which begins Thank you,
September 28. Inquiries are confidential. Marlene
preparinG for marriaGe
mission night at Jersey baptist Church
Before you walk down the aisle, do you know where you’re going?
Today, more than ever, it is vital that you prepare for the important, Everyone is welcome to Mission Night at JBC. It will
lifelong task of building a Christian marriage. This study includes six fun, be held Sunday night, September 13. The Homeland
romantic sessions and five special projects that will prepare you as a couple team, the World Changers team, the Cambodia
for a loving, lasting marriage firmly established in Jesus Christ. team will all be speaking and sharing pictures of their
Pre-registration is required as class size is limited. If you are considering adventures in various parts of the world. We will also be
marriage at Jersey Baptist Church, this class is required as part of our hearing from the Rhymer family. They have been serving
marriage counseling. Cost of book is $10.00. in Southeast Asia. They are living in the JBC guest
Enrolling now for classes that begin on Sunday September 27. house until January. Also, our friend Bonita W, who also
serves in Southeast Asia will be sharing with us. Please
Leaders: Carl & Donna Sauder
join us to hear what God is doing at home and around
Please note: This class is limited to 4 couples. Priority registration is given the world. Following the speaking, there will be an ice
to those being married by one of our pastors. To pre-register email Nancy, cream social for the whole family. So bring the kids.
the andy’s have moved to their new home in
Chile. Here is their address
YoUnG adUltS 18-29 EC and Connie Andy
Get Connected Casilla 225
We offer classes at 9:45 and 11:00AM on Sundays and 6:30PM on
Wednesdays. They would love to have mail!
Check the InfoBoard for a menu of classes and locations or contact Alvina
740.927.1859 x202 or email@example.com.
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