THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE // AUGUST 20-26, 2017

 

SUNDAY, August 20

1:30 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery is a program designed to help those struggling with hurts, habits, and hang-ups by showing them the loving power of Jesus Christ through a recovery process. Meetings are in Room 202. All are welcome whether you want help or want to give your support. Child care is provided. 

4:30 p.m.

Prayer in Room 203 - It is an open prayer time led by Clarence Mends. Anyone is welcome to come and pray or if you have specific prayer needs, this group will pray for you and over you.

 

MONDAY, August 21

6:15 p.m.

Impact, our singles ministry for all ages designed for males and females who are single, never married, divorced or widowed, is studying, “Philippians: To Live is Christ, to Die is Gain.” We meet the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in Room 200. For more information contact Angelique Hunter at angelique@photobyangel.com.

 

TUESDAY, August 22

7 p.m. 

Men’s basketball in the gym. 

 

WEDNESDAY, August 23

6:00 p.m.

Middle School families and students are invited to the Fall Kick Off Dinner in the church lobby. Child care will be provided and if you have any questions email Blake at blake@forumchristian.org.

6:15 p.m.

Wednesday evening women’s study is “Named by God” by Kasey Van Norman. They will meet from 6:15-8 in Room 202. Their last meeting will be August 23.

6:30 p.m.

The Caring People meet in Room 200. This ministry for single moms focuses on building a closer relationship with Jesus through a weekly life group as well as other social opportunities. “Breaking Free” by Beth Moore will be the study material. Both a meal and child care are provided.

7 p.m.

Wednesday Night Hangout for all High School students. We will play games, worship, and hear a message. Hope to see you there!

 

THURSDAY, August 24

7 p.m.

Single Purpose is a single women's group for all ages that meets off campus. Contact Angie for more details at angelenesdd@yahoo.com. They will be using a Right Now Study this month. 

 

Co-ed Volleyball in the gym.


LOOKING FORWARD 

College and Twenty-Something Luncheon. 12:30-1:30. Sunday, Aug. 27th. If you are a college student, a graduate student or just in your twenties, stay after 3rd service and have lunch with us in the lobby. We want to get to know you and present you with some possible next steps for your faith and connection with us here at Forum. 

Life Group for Seniors meet at 10 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month and invite you to join them in the church lobby. This life group is led by Bill and Nancy Bradshaw and Jack and Mary Ellen Harper. Their next meeting is Sept. 7.

LADIES FALL SOCIAL come and join Eyes Up Women’s Ministry for a night of spiritual refreshment and to hear opportunities for study and fellowship from 6-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27.  No need to bring a thing except an appetite for dessert and a friend! 

The preregistration cost for women’s Bible studies is $20 per semester and includes the book for initial studies.  PLEASE NOTE cost increases to $25 after Wednesday, Aug. 30th. (No registration or fees necessary for The Caring People and Single Purpose)

A new women’s study of Jesus’ life up close and personal will begin 6:30 p.m. Tues. Sept. 5 in Room 202. The title of the study is “In the Dust of the Rabbi” by Ray Vader Laan. This noted teacher and historian will help us weave together the Bible’s fascinating historical, cultural, religious, and geographical contexts, and unique insights into the Scriptures’ significance for modern believers. Child care is only available upon request, so please be sure to email Julie at julie@forumchristian.org if child care is needed.

Our Wednesday morning women’s study groups will begin the semester with our Community Week on Sept. 6 at 9! Come to register for studies, worship, listen to an inspiring word, and have time to get to know others better!

Forgotten God” by Francis Chan will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6 in Room 200. This women’s study offers a compelling invitation to understand, embrace, and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction in our lives. Ministers Bradley Williams and Scott Sutherland will be leading this study.

Knowing the importance and power of prayer in our lives and the world around us, please come and join for the Mom’s Prayer Group that will spend time in focused prayer together from 9-11 a.m. starting Sept. 13 in Room 203 every 2nd and 4th week.

Holy Ghost Stories meet at 7 p.m. every 2nd Monday of the month in the Lobby. Ladies gather together to share how the Spirit is moving in their lives, in the lives of our congregation and the community, and pray for them as well. The next meeting is Sept.11.

MOM’s group is an opportunity for fellowship and growth set in a relaxed environment that meets from 9-11 a.m. starting Sept. 20 in Room 203 every 1st and 3rd week. Join us for discussion, study, and various activities with other moms of all ages looking to put God first in parenting and in every aspect of their lives. Child care is provided.

This fall on Wednesday evening a women’s study “All Things New" by Kelly Minter meets from 6:15-8 p.m. beginning Sept. 6 in Room 202. Cost is $20. Babysitting is not offered for this class. Register at www.myforum.me and email Jody Riley at jody@forumchristian.org by Aug. 31 to order a book. Child care is only available upon request, so please be sure to email Julie at julie@forumchristian.org if child care is needed.

The fall session of Equipped will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wed., Sept. 6. in Room 203. “Bible Survey” by David Platt will be followed by “Women of the Word” by Jen Wilken. The year long course series is designed to equip women to walk confidently in their faith. Join us this fall as we study an overview of the Old and New Testament followed by strategies for studying the Bible. Next semester we will study “Defending Your Faith” and “Walking Confidently in Faith Conversations”. After Sept. this group will be closed until next year so we hope you can study along side us. Child care is only available upon request so please be sure to email Julie at julie@forumchristian.org if child care is needed.

Single Purpose is an ongoing single women’s group for all ages offering community and study. We will have a fellowship night on Thursday, Sept. 7 and start our next study “Uninvited” by Lisa Terkeurst on Thursday, Sept. 14. Contact Angie for more details at angelenesdd@yahoo.com.

SAVE THE DATE!  October 27-29“Taste and See” will be our women’s fall retreat at the Lake of the Ozarks where we will spend the weekend studying what scripture says about the Holy Spirit and how we can better hear His voice and enable His work in our lives. 

2nd Annual Designer Purse Bingo 2017 for The Caring People. This evening of Purses, Chocolate and Inspiration will be from 7-9:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at Stoney Creek Inn. Tickets are $40, to sponsor a table and bring your friends, contact Karen Stone at karen@thecaringpeople.org or Amy Brinkman at amylrbb@yahoo.com.

Forum provides and serves a meal for Loaves and Fishes Soup Kitchen, at Church on Wilkes Boulevard, 702 Wilkes Blvd on the third Thursday of each month. Assistance in this ministry may be by baking cookies or brownies, preparing the meal, or helping serve at the Soup Kitchen. For additional information, provide your email and check the box on your bulletin “connect card” or contact Marlowe Schlegel, marlowe@forumchristian.org or 573.489.0105.


COMMUNITY EVENTS

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of children? Are you being called to be a family to the fatherless? Coyote Hill Christian Children's Home is seeking Christian married couples to serve as a family for children according to James 1:27. Together you & your family can make a difference in the life of a child. Living on-site, you are immersed in the lives of children who need a safe place to heal and be a child. Visit coyotehill.org

“The Christian Campus House International Ministry is preparing for another year of meeting students and helping them with their English and, in the process, sharing the Gospel with them. We need volunteers! We match guys with guys, girls with girls, and all ages can help out. You don’t need to know another language nor do you need specialized training in English teaching. You just need to be willing to love people from other countries and talk with them. We provide curriculum and training for this. On Thursday, Aug. 31st, we will have a meal followed by an orientation and training at the Christian Campus House. It will begin at 6 and go until 8:30 p.m. Please let David Sowers know if you’d like to volunteer (david@mizzoucch.org). If you can’t make the special meeting, it’s ok. David will meet with you at another time. Thanks in advance for your help!”

Central Christian College of the Bible is celebrating 60 years of developing leaders for the church. Central Days Anniversary will begin Aug. 31 at 6 p.m. with a Birthday Party followed by a Community Bible Seminar at 7 p.m. More activities on Sept. 1 & 2. For more information, go to cccb.edu/events or call 660.372.2512.

Sept. 10 from 1-4 pm. "You’re invited to Coyote Hill Christian Children’s Home Open House!” Join us for FREE BBQ lunch, games for kids, horseback rides, tours of all four of our homes, an update on the building progress of the newest home and a special recognition of our legacy donors. Kona Ice will stop by with snow-cones too! This is a celebration of all Coyote Hill has accomplished because of our community. Come celebrate the Safe Place to Be a Child YOU have helped us create.

High Hill Christian Camp presents the 15th Annual Golf Scramble. Join us on Sept. 23 for fun and fellowship at the Warrenton Golf Course. For more information about times, prizes contact John at 636.585.2262.

Our International Ministry at CCH has need for the following items: (1) Smaller desks and chairs; (2) Small shelves; (3) Dressers; (4) Kitchen tables and chairs (5) Couches, love seat size, no hide-a-beds.  We can come and pick up the items if we can come during the day. If you have items you want to donate, please contact David at david@mizzoucch.org or call or text at 573.999.6448. Thanks in advance for your help!