Volume 1, Issue 11 November 2007
Living a Significant Life By Pastor DeWayne
The scripture says, “We loved Once you’ve discovered God religious – the hunger is
CONNECTION you so much that we were has a plan and purpose for there. It’s wired into our be-
TIME delighted to share with you your life; once you know that ing.
not only the gospel of God God loves you and wants a
SUNDAY - 11 AM but our lives as well, because relationship with you, then So, what now?
you had become so dear to God wants you to turn right To make your life count, in-
us.” around and begin telling other vest your time and money
(1 Thessalonians 2:8 NIV) people about the Good News into helping others get into
*HOPE Kids from God. heaven. It’s an
(K-5th grades) Did you know that God wants investment that will last for
to use you to make a differ- You and I are the ones as- eternity. There is simply
*Lil’ Builders Nursery ence in His world? It’s true! signed to pass on this Good nothing more
(Birth through PreK) He wants to work through News to others. Somebody significant you can do with
you. What matters is not the told you; now you’re sup- your life. Nothing else you do
duration of your life, but the posed to tell others. in life will ever equal helping
donation of it. It doesn’t mat- others in their search for
ter how long you live, but how On the outside, people may God’s kingdom.
you live. say, “I’m not interested in
Jesus. I’m not into God.” But The fact is, you can’t take it
The question that most peo- inside there’s a hole in their with you, but you can send it
ple ask once they become a hearts – this is a universal on ahead. Can you imagine
follower of Christ is: “What’s hunger. I can honestly say getting to heaven and some-
the most important priority for every person I’ve met has one says to you, “Welcome!
me?” The answer is simple: this universal hunger for God. I’m here because of you.”
to love God with all of your They may not even know it What if hundreds say that to
Inside this issue: you? Or thousands? Jesus
heart, soul, and mind, and to yet, but it is there. It’s true all
love your neighbor as your- around the world, and it does- taught that we should store
self. The short of that is to n’t matter what a person’s up our
Living a Significant 1 tell other people about Jesus! background is – whether or treasures in heaven. Our
Life not he or she was brought up treasures are those brothers
Ten Command- 2
ments of a
Are you a new believer or newcomer?
Join us for DISCOVERY CLASS 101 on
Sunday, Nov. 18th, 12:30 - 4 p.m.
Announcements 3 (Pizza lunch is provided and childcare is
available upon request.) Find out who we
Special Guest 4 are, what we
believe, and where we are going.
Be ready to get your questions answered!
Ten Commandments of a Friendly Church
1. Speak to people, 5. Be cordial. Speak 9. Watch for ways to
even if you don’t and act as if every- serve others. What
know their names. thing you do is a we do for others
There is nothing as genuine pleasure. counts most in life.
cheerful as a friendly Try to look happy,
December 2 greeting. and you’ll be happy. 10. Add to all of these a
Guest Speaker: good sense of humor,
Willie McLaurin 2. Smile at people. It 6. Be genuinely a generous dose of
takes 72 muscles to interested in people. patience, and a flash
Leadership Team frown and only 14 to If you try, you can like of humility.
Meeting at 2 p.m. smile. Your smile is everybody. Don’t
one of your finest limit yourself to a few
Church Christmas assets, so use it friends when there
Dinner at 6 p.m. regularly. are so many likable Are you
people all around. doing all
December 22 3. Call people by name. you can
Staff & Leadership The sweetest music 7. Be generous with to make
Team Christmas to any person’s ear is praise and sparing Bridges
Gathering at Pastor’s the sound of his or with criticism. of Hope
Home at 6 p.m.
her own name. a
December 23 8. Be considerate of the friendly,
Special Christmas 4. Be friendly and feelings of others. loving, accepting, and
Service (Candlelight helpful. If you want a welcoming church? If not,
and communion) friend, be one. what not start today.
As a new church plant,
the needs are some-
times great. Many
people have asked that
we begin displaying a
list of our needs as a
new church for them
to begin praying over. If you feel God leading you to
help meet a particular need, please call the office at
931-815-8870 or email email@example.com. FEATURED SPEAKER:
Dr. Tom Eliff
• Van Repairs (Estimated at $800)
Senior Vice-President of Spiritual Nurture
• 15 Round “Lite” Tables (Estimated at $1500) and Growth,
• 4 (10’ Silk Trees) (Estimated at $500) International Mission Board
• CD/DVD Burner Tower x7 (Estimated at $1000)
• 2 Rear Bench Seats for 1995 Ford Econoline Speakers:
Clubwagon Van (Estimated at $400) John Franklin - “Why Revival Tarries?”
• Carpet for classroom and hallway ($175) Claude King - “3:16 The Church Experience”
Lonnie Riley - “Waiting in Prayer Acting in Prayer”
• Materials to finish out classroom walls, ceiling,
Don Pierson - “Getting on Praying Ground”
and lights ($1000) Steve Pearson - “Prayer Driven”
• Land Payoff for new building site ($63,000)
Cost Per Person (2 per room) is $40 plus meals. Cost includes
Thanks in advance for your prayers and support! conference fee and lodging on Friday night. Sign up at Welcome Center
or online. Registration Deadline: December 16th.
Volume 1, Issue 11 Page 3
Hey Kids! Make Some Room For A Little Zoom-A-Zoom Zoom!
Fun, is on! It’s time for you to through with them during the
Flashbulbs get awed by God! week to help reinforce what
and Photo- For K - 5th graders on they have learned in Hope
zoids! The Sundays at 11 a.m. in Hope Kids. Each week, you are
biggest photo Kids! asked to sign the completed
contest of the Map Book for them to return
year is here Don’t miss the excitement, for a prize out of the Bridges
and Johnny needs your fun, and the chance to earn of Hope Chest.]
help to find the coolest lots of points for your team,
thing on earth to capture. while earning lots of cool
Grab your cameras, tele- prizes for your attendance
scopes, and magnifying and completed Map Books.
glasses as we zoom into
the awesome wonder that [PARENTS: Your child will
is the one and only God! be bringing home a Map Book
Calling all kids, the contest that you will need to work
We are the hats
“Church of the Week” for and shirts at
Sunday, November 11th
after church at Ryan’s. the Welcome
Schedule for Join us and let’s eat together!
(Birth to PreK)
Nov. 4 - Carol Grove &
Schedule for (Nov. 20)
Nov. 11 - “Servants Needed” November Clayton Myers
Nov. 18 - Jennifer Cook &
Nov. 25 - “Servants Needed”
November 4 – Wade & Carol Grove
November 11 – Ron & Jennifer Lindsey
November 18 – Joann Turner
General Fund: August November 25 – David & Cathy Clayton
Beginning Balance: $2,095.39
Ending Balance: $1,236.41 Thank you to all who are willing to serve
the Lord in this way at Bridges of Hope.
Receipts: $5,718.90 It takes all of us doing our part! David Clayton
Disbursements: $6,577.88 Brittany Hall
"Building Bridges of Hope"
PO Box 552
McMinnville, TN 37111
220 Snow Hollow Lane
McMinnville, TN 37110
We are building Do you attend
bridges with people for
Sunday worship but
the purpose of : still feel December
disconnected? Wish 2nd
1. Connecting them you had some real
with a community
friends to hang out
2. Leading them to
with? Then you 11 a.m.
faith in Christ, and need to join a Life
3. Equipping them to Group!
become fully A guest you
devoted followers Visit the Welcome
of Christ. Center for Willie don’t want