Welcome to Walnut Hill November 1 & 2, 2008 We’re glad you’ve come today. It’s our hope, as you worship and listen to the Word of God, that you feel as though you’ve truly encountered the Creator of the universe. Name: _______________________________ Address: _____________________________ Town:________________________________ State: ________________________________ Zip: _________________________________ Phone: _______________________________ E-mail: _______________________________ November 1 & 2, 2008 The following people are publically declaring they are followers of Christ by being baptized in our services this weekend: Art Conrad, 46, Danbury: “The Lord has shown me a way to a better life…He has shown me that I never walk alone.” “I have been wanting to (be baptized) for a while to show people I believe in Christ and want to live a life like Him.” “I know He is always there with me wherever I go.” “I desire to serve Jesus and to deepen by faith and understanding of Christianity. I completely surrender my life to the Lord.” “My hope is to be brave enough to be able to tell people about Jesus who don’t know Him.” “Jesus has made himself real to me through my wife, children, my music and work. The last six months, Jesus and the Holy Spirit have revealed themselves through Men’s Ministry, Men’s Retreat and through playing guitar for the worship teams.” oN baptism Neil Edwards, 13, Woodbury: Ryan Edwards, 10, Woodbury: Lauren Halpin, 39, Danbury: ryou are a Rehoboth Letter ehoboth If contributor (helped pay for Walnut Hill’s building & ministry expansion project), please help us control mailing costs and stop by the Get Connected table today to pick up a letter and giving update statement. oN “refresh” Elijah Hastey, 11, New Milford: Damon Wade, 38, Bethel: This Weekend’s Sermons Saturday 5:00 p.m. & Sunday 8:10, 9:30, 11:10 a.m. Senior Pastor Clive Calver “I Have Loved You.” Scripture: Malachi 1:2-3 Sunday at 6:00 p.m. refresh “I’ve wanted to get baptized for a while…(but) something has always stood as an obstacle. Now we finally are able to hurdle the obstacles. I want to show others what Christ’s love looks like.” Sarah Wade, 32, Bethel: Praises and Prayers Praise God… Our monthly “refresh” gathering takes place tonight (Sunday, November 2) at 6:00 p.m. in the Worship Center. As we announced last week, the primary focus will be to minister to those who are being deeply affected by the current economic crisis. Beginning this month, we’re introducing a special time of teaching that will take place on each “refresh” Sunday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The topics will differ each month, but will mostly relate to how you can get the most out of experiencing “refresh.” This week, the seminar will be on how to minister to those suffering in this economic climate. A time of “pre-refresh prayer” will begin during the seminar, at about 5:00 p.m. Anyone is welcomed to join at any time, in the Guest Room. MIRACLE ON MAIN ST. Prayers… • For the safe return of Clive & Ruth Calver and Bill & Kathie Beattie, following their visit to southern Sudan to encourage Vicki Beattie. • The consistent flow of people – adults and children - surrendering their lives to Jesus, including two women at AM/FM. • For the 65 people from the Sunday at 6:00 p.m. service who committed to step more fully into discipleship. • For the Middle/High School Retreat taking place this weekend. Pray for the leaders and kids as they tackle the theme “Stuck.” • For the 52 kids, and adult leaders, who will now begin preparing for the Walnut Hill Kids Christmas Even production “Miracle on Main Street.” Schedule for the Children’s Christmas Program, Miracle on Main Street: Auditions: Monday, November 3, 6:00 to 7:30 p.m., Children’s Theatre. Rehearsals: Sunday, November 9; Sunday, November 23; and Sunday, December 7, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Music Room; Thursday, December 18, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (if needed), Worship Center; Saturday, December 20, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Worship Center; Dress Rehearsal – Sunday, December 21, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Worship Center. Performances: Wednesday, December 24, Call time is 1:00 p.m., lunch provided. Performances are at 3:00 and 5:00 p.m. (Christmas Eve Services). Songs in our worship services are used by permission of CCLI, License #192663; videos/images are covered by CVLI, License #502219890. Songs, including original songs by artists of Walnut Hill, are not to be used or duplicated without permission. November 1 & 2, 2008 FYI NEW TO WALNUT HILL? If you’re a guest today, we invite you to stop by the Guest Room to meet some of our pastors and directors and pick up a gift. LOCKS CHANGING The locks on all the church’s exterior doors will be replaced with a magnetic swipe device on November 10 and 11. If you currently have an exterior key, Facility Manager Andre Bosshardt will exchange it for the new swipe card. Questions? Call Andre at 796.7373 ext. 143. SAFETY MEASURES Closed circuit television cameras have been installed in the church building and parking lot. The system will be on 24/7. It was installed to keep our congregants, staff, assets and facility secure. STUDENT LEADERSHIP NIGHTS There will be a gathering for high school student leaders on Wednesday, November 5, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Walnut Hill. Worship will be included. RESTORATION PRAYER The next Restoration Prayer Gathering will take place at the church Monday, November 3, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. and will feature inspirational teaching, encouraging testimonies, a time of worship, and a time of personal prayer for healing and restoration. Elder prayer will be available. All are welcome! ADOPTIVE FAMILY PLAY GROUP Would you like to meet other families blessed by adoption? Would you like your children to know other kids who have joined their families through adoption? If so, please join us at the church Saturday, November 15, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for our Adoptive Family Play Group. Bring a friend! If you have questions, please contact Amy Santoro at 744.3765 or email@example.com. KAIROS CHOIR The next opportunity to lift your voices to the Lord with the Kairos Choir is Sunday, November 16. There will be no prior rehearsal that week - just show up at 7:00 a.m. that Sunday in the Worship Center. No experience necessary, and newcomers are always welcome. For further information, contact Steve Sartin at 796.7373 or ssartin@ walnuthillcc.org. RAKE N’ BAKE The 11th Annual Community Volunteer Rake-N-Bake takes place Saturday, November 15, from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Brookfield. For more information and to sign up, visit http://www.hdhm.org. Sign Me Up! Visit the Fellowship Mall & Get Connected table to sign up for: ‘Tis the Season (Holiday Preview Reinvented) Ladies – don’t delay! Pick up your tickets ($10 each) for ‘Tis the Season in the Fellowship Mall or online today. This popular, fun-filled event will help prepare for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. ‘Tis the Season takes place two nights, November 13 and 14, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Prayer Requests November 1 & 2, 2008 We invite you to submit prayer requests. Our staff gathers each Monday to pray. Name: _______________________________ (optional) q Public: Please share with pastors & elders, online and in 24/7 Prayer Room. q Private: For staff and elders only. My prayer request: _____________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ _____________________________________ It’s our great privilege to pray for you! If you have a comment or question for our pastors, we welcome them, but we need for you to give us your name so that we can respond appropriately. Please don’t remain anonymous! If you need prayer, members of our Prayer Team are in the Prayer Room between 9:00 a.m. and noon each Sunday to minister to you. Please put your name on the reverse of this slip, and place it in the offertory plate or in the basket as you exit the Worship Center. Pathways Breakfast Come to the 12th Annual Pathways Danbury Breakfast at the Stony Hill Inn of Bethel, November 8, 2008, from 7:45 to 10:00 a.m. Admission is free. Pathways is a network of Christian mentors who are committed to reaching out and helping atrisk boys in greater Danbury achieve their God-given potential. Register at the Get Connected table. For more information, please contact Bill Beattie at 748.2381 or Clara Perkins at 241.0686. Thanksgiving Celebration Meal This Thanksgiving, Walnut Hill is offering a special Thanksgiving Celebration Meal from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. It’s particularly for those in our community who are in need or who would have no one to celebrate with. Pick up invitations in the Fellowship Mall today so you can give them to others. We also need cooks, musicians, greeters, and people to set up and break down. Why not share the love of Christ this Thanksgiving by volunteering as a family for this event? Sign up at the Get Connected table. How to Get Connected at Walnut Hill: Newcomers Lunch: If you’re new to your faith or new to Walnut Hill, keep these events on your radar. You can sign up for them any week at the Get Connected table: Come explore what Walnut Hill is all about. This lunch is an informal gathering where you can talk with some of the staff, while enjoying lunch on us! It will take place at Walnut Hill this Sunday, November 2, at 1:00 p.m. Childcare provided through age 6. Just show up. Membership Class: If you’re interested in learning how to connect to the life and ministry of Walnut Hill, consider attending our next membership class on Sunday, January 4, 2009, from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Faith Seekers: A six-session Study Group created specifically for those on the front end of their faith journey. Each session is designed to equip Christ-followers for their life-long journey of pursuing Jesus. The next group begins Sunday, January 18, 2009, at 9:30 a.m. Baptism: Want to make a public declaration of your faith through baptism? Sign up at the Get Connected table. A pastor will contact you with details. giviNg at a gLaNce GENERAL FUND Contributions Budget FAITH PROMISE Actual Pledged $ 29,732 $ 40,308 Oct (to date) $ 200,268 $ 242,000 Contributions through Week of 10.19.08 Year to Date $ 814,397 $ 982,000 $ 190,403 $ 171,309 Praying Without Ceasing 24/7 is operating at 88% of capacity Help us pray around the clock! Sign up outside the Prayer Room or call Adam DePasquale, Pastor of Prayer, at 796.7373.
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