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					T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                                           Sep 16, 2 0 0 9

 A Toolbox for Parents                                                              Manchester Church of Christ
                                                                                            66 Mammoth Rd.
                                                                                         Manchester, NH 03109
                                             Charlie Jackson again, and this
                                             time he will be presenting a    
                                             seminar entitled A Toolbox for       
                                             Parenting. You are encouraged to
                                             come and bring friends.                  Elder’s Link: September
                                                                                         Lee Davis – 547-8876
                                            Charlie has all the
                                    professional credentials you’d    

        Parenting is never an easy want in some giving important               Larry Glass – 887-1741
                                    advice on parenting (MMFT,      
endeavor. Children usually come
                                    LPC), he has a clinical practice in
out of the womb screaming. And                                            If you have any concerns that the
                                    Arkansas, and he’s funny,            elders should be aware of, or need
just about the time that you get
used to and get a “handle” on the practical, and engaging. You’re           to speak to with them, please
                                    going to want to be here and           contact Lee or Larry this month.
phase they’re in, they change.
                                    invite friends.
Each child is different — even
when coming from the same gene                                                 Our Worship Services
                                            There will be two sessions.
pool. What worked with your                                                    Sunday AM: 8:30 & 11:00
                                    One, at 9AM, is primarily for the
oldest probably won’t work with                                                    Bible Class: 10:00
                                    church; and the second at 2PM
the second or third (or more?)                                                     Sunday PM: 6:00
                                    will be primarily for community
                                    folks. Notice I said “primarily”                 Small Groups:
                                    because there is no “hard and         West Side Small Group: 6:15PM at
         So how does a parent do it
                                    fast” rule about it. We’re                         Doug Paul’s
right? Each child is a “custom
                                    advertising this especially to the   Merrimack Small Group: 6:00PM at
job” all its own. But are there any
                                    foster parent community for                     Stuart Peacock’s
principles or foundational rules
                                    2PM, but if it works out better for Nashua Small Group: 6:00PM at Paul
that can make the job a little
easier or help us to be successful. you or your spouse to come to the
                                    2PM session, that’s fine. Charlie’s   Wednesday PM Devotional/Bible
The short answer is yes. On
                                    also offering a special session for               Classes: 7:00
October 17 and 18 (Saturday and
                                    parents of children with special    News Items? Please submit before
Sunday) the church will host
                                    problems or issues.                 11AM each Tuesday.

          This weekend Linda and I will be visiting                    greater Manchester area. So, find a small group near
our grandson in the Dallas area. In my place in the                    you; find out when and where they’ll meet this
pulpit Paul Mosier will bring the message from                         Sunday; and make plans to join them for study,
God’s word. Paul always brings thoughtful lessons,                     devotion, and fellowship.
you’ll be glad you came — and you could bring a
friend, too.                                                                     Next Sunday — the fourth Sunday of the
                                                                       month — is the elders’ pulpit, and Larry Glass is
         This Sunday evening — the third Sunday                        scheduled to be our speaker. I’ll be in Searcy AR for
of the month — we will not have a meeting at the                       Harding’s Lectures; the university has asked me to
church building, Instead, we encourage everyone to                     make a presentation on domestic mission work in the
attend one of our small groups that meet in the                        northeast.

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                                                          “So then you are no longer strangers and

Our Family
                                                          aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the
                                                          saints, and are of God’s household,”
                                                          Ephesians 2:19, NAS95.

Coming up in September...           Gospel meeting The Kittery              Target, and BabiesRUs. Details
                                       church of Christ will be             to follow. Contact Margery,
Remember This coming Sunday is         hosting Russ McConnell for a         Terri or Susie with any
   the third Sunday of the month       two day gospel meeting on            questions.
   so there will be no evening         September 27-28th. See the
   services at the building. Please    flyer on the bulletin board in   Attention men The service
   consider joining one of the         the foyer for more                   schedule for the next quarter is
   small groups listed on the          information.                         available on the bulletin board
   front of the bulletin.                                                   in the back of the auditorium.
                                    Give Away Day Mark your
Wednesday night suppers have           calendars for October 3rd and    Northern New England Lectures
   begun again. Make sure to sign      collect good, usable items from      The 14th annual lectureship
   up on the list on the bulletin      your home to share with the          entitled “The Holy Spirit and
   board in the back of the            Manchester community. The            the Providence of God” will
   auditorium if you plan to           sign up sheet is posted for help     take place in Tilton, NH on
   attend.                             that will be needed before and       October 9-11. Further
                                       on Give Away Day. Please sign        information can be found at
Special contribution The building                                           lakesregionchurchofchrist. org.
                                       up for as many assignments as
   fund collection that was
   missed due to the                   you can. The tractor trailer is
                                       available to place your items in
   Congregational Retreat will be
   this Sunday, September 20 .  th     every Saturday morning from       Wednesday Night Menu
   Thank you as always for your
   generous support of this work. This and that...
                                                                                    pork roast
What else?                                   Food pantry weekly item:                                  potatoes
Angels are rejoicing! Casey                     granola bars                                          vegetables
   Peacock put his Lord on in                Ladies Mark your calendars for a
   baptism while at the teen                    baby shower brunch for                                  dessert
   retreat this past weekend. Be                Wendy and baby boy Plybon
   sure to congratulate and                     on Saturday, Oct. 17th. They
   encourage our new brother.                   are registered at JCPenny,
   Welcome to the family Casey!

                                     Worship Leaders                                                 Prayer Concerns
Sunday, Sept 20, 8:30AM                     Scripture ..................... Paul M.         Health: Doreen Lee, Pat Arel, Bill
Songs .........................Doug P.      Lord’s Supper ..............Rick G.             Waisnor, Deniza Chase’s niece, Marge
Closing Prayer ...........Karl D.           Coordinator ................ Pete S.            Simon, Penny Ranger, Manley Jones,
Scripture ....................Mike M.                                                       Michael Anderson's brother
Lord’s Supper ............ Stuart P.        Sunday, Sept 20, 6:00PM                         Leadership: Ministers, Elders,
Coordinator ...............Stuart P.        Songs............................Third Sunday   Deacons
                                                                                            Evangelism: Bible studies in
Sunday, Sept 20, 11:00AM                    Wednesday, Sept 23, 7:00PM
                                                                                            progress, our website, MNFM, food
Songs ........................Gerry M.      Songs..........................Mark C.
                                                                                            pantry, Give Away Day
Closing Prayer ...........Rich T.
                                                                                            Return to the Lord: Brethren who
                                                                                            have forsaken the assembly

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T HE MA N C HESTER C H URC H OF C HRIST, MA N C HESTER, N H                          Sep 16, 2 0 0 9

                  I DO N'T HAVE TO!!
        Have you ever            such an answer conveys. What               life, health, families,
considered how these words       it is actually saying in most              freedom, food, clothing,
sound when applied to            cases is, “I don't WANT to!” I             or any other blessings
spiritual opportunity? They      could do these things, if I                to mankind!”
reveal an attitude foreign to    wanted to, but I had rather            •   “I don't have to...!”
Christ and the religion which    not! I had rather do the things
bears His name. They portray     that please me!                            Can you envision God,
a religion based more on duty                                        our Heavenly Father, taking
fulfilled than opportunity                It is true one cannot      such an attitude? If He had,
enjoyed.                           find specific commands            we would be without the
                                   enjoining the Christian to do     blessings we enjoy here and
        Sometimes we hear it       the exact things mentioned        the promise of Life hereafter!
said:                              above. The reason is that the     What if? But He didn't! Why?
                                   Lord teaches in generalities      Because He loves us so!
    •   “I don't have to be a      and principles more than in       Enough said!
        teacher!”                  specifics. He doesn't say
    •   “I don't have to join a    exactly how we are to do many
        visitation team!”          things, only that we are to do                  Larry Fluitt
    •   “I don't have to visit the them! We select the method
        rest homes!”               that best gets the job done!
    •   “I don't have to attend
        anytime except Sunday             What is God had the
        morning!”                  attitude some Christians have
    •   “I don't have to come to in such matters? What is God
        Bible class!”              had said in the long ago:
    •   “I don't have to give
        much of my money!”             •  “I don't have to give my
    •   “I don't have to....!”            Son to die on the
        Well-- I don't have to,        •  “I don't have to save
do I? Perhaps not. God is the             sinners from eternal
judge. But have you thought               death!”
how such a spirit sounds when          •  “I don't have to forgive
put into words? Is such a                 anyone's sins!”
spirit the outpouring of a             •  “I don't have to
grateful Christian? Is this the           establish My church!”
thanks God gets for His                •  “I don't have to hear
bountiful goodness toward His             the prayers of
children? Is it?                          struggling humanity!”
                                       •  “I don't have to take
        The thing that really             anyone to Heaven!”
concerns me is the message             •  “I don't have to give

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                                       Our Congregational Calendar
     Sunday          Monday            Tuesday       Wednesday             Thursday           Friday            Saturday
13              14                15               16              17                   18                 19
                                                   Bible class 7pm
                                                                           GB Ladies         GB Ladies          GB Ladies
                                                   Happy Birthday:          Retreat           Retreat            Retreat
                                                     Eric Dugre
                                                    Manley Jones

20              21                22               23                 24                25                 26
                                                   Bible class 7pm
                Happy Birthday:                                       GB Men's retreat GB Men's retreat GB Men's retreat
                 Gary Chase Jr.                    Happy Birthday:
                                                   Caileigh Chaffin       Happy                            Happy Birthday:
                                                                       Anniversary:                         Selena Ortega
                                                                        Mike & Jen

                     Te e n N e w s                                                yo u n g Ad u l t s

                                                 Our Statistics
              Sunday Morning Worship (combined)                                   145
               Contribution                                                   $3,519.75

T he Ma n c h es te r c h u r c h o f C h r is t
66 M a m m o t h R d.
M a n c h e s t e r , N H 03109

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