THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE // OCTOBER 22-29, 2017

 

SUNDAY, October 22

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, October 23

6:30 p.m.

Forum Missions Team will have a meeting in Room 200. Please meet with us to hear about the missions supported by Forum.

 

TUESDAY, October 24

6 p.m.

The women’s study of Jesus’ life up close and personal will meet in Room 202. The title of the study is “In the Dust of the Rabbi by Ray Vander 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.

7 p.m. 

Men’s basketball in the gym.

8 p.m.

Men's Gathering will have their last evening session at the church. For more information contact Mike Howell (mph634@gmail.com) or Jody Riley (jody@forumchristian.org)

 

WEDNESDAY, October 25

9 a.m.

“Forgotten God” by Francis Chan will meet 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, we invite you to join the Mom’s Prayer Group that will spend time in focused prayer together in Room 203 every 2nd and 4th Wednesday.

 

6:30 p.m. 

Forum is hosting a family event to support a Christian mission in Haiti called Clowns Changing Haiti. Come join us for a fun night of entertainment by Wawa Jud the clown.  Learn more about the ministry and meet the founders, Bob Gardner and Amy Brinkman. A love offering will be taken. 

Women’s study “All Things New" by Kelly Minter meets in Room 202. Cost is $25. Register at myforum.me or email Jody Riley at jody@forumchristian.org 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 next study will begin Nov. 1 with “The Greatest Gift” by Ann Voskamp.

Equipped will meet in Room 203.  Registration is now closed for this study. Be on the look out for the next class of Equipped to begin.

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 will begin in the Gym. Please note you will need to enter through the Lobby. We will play games, worship, and hear a message. Hope to see you there!

 

THURSDAY, October 26

6 a.m.

Men's Gathering will meet for the last time at the church. For more information contact Mike Howell (mph634@gmail.com) or Jody Riley (jody@forumchristian.org).

6:30 p.m.

Scripture Sisters will meet in the Lobby for a time of reading and prayer.

7 p.m.

Single Purpose is an ongoing single women’s group for all ages offering community and study. Our current study is “Uninvited” by Lisa Terkeurst. Contact Angie for more details at angelenesdd@yahoo.com.

Co-ed Volleyball in the gym.

 

FRIDAY, October 27

5:30 p.m.

Middle School Corn Maze and bonfire meet here at the church. Cost $10 and we will return at 11 p.m.

Women Fall Retreat: “Taste and See” will meet at Tan-Tar-a Resort with speaker, Kim Myers, for a weekend of stories, laughter, worship, prayer, good food, and some well deserved rest.

 

SATURDAY, October 28

Women's Fall Retreat will continue through Sunday.


LOOKING FORWARD 

MOM’s group is an opportunity for fellowship and growth set in a relaxed environment that meets in Room 203 every 1st and 3rd Wednesday. 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. The next meeting is Nov. 1.

Life Group for Seniors will 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. The next meeting is Nov. 2.

Forum’s Annual Missions Auction at 6 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3 in the Lobby. Come for a chili or soup dinner and a silent and live auction. Cost is $5 per person or $15 per family of 3 or more. Childcare is provided following the meal. If you would like to make a monetary donation, donate an item or service to be bid on, or create a homemade baked good for the silent auction please contact Noelle Wicks at 573.474.8876 or nlwicks@gmail.com. 

Elder/Deacon Affirmation will be Sunday, Nov 5. The men who have been recommended by the elders for service in 2018 are: Elders: Jim Abernathy, Carl Holem, Daren Grayson; Deacons: Jason Gibson, Mike Russum, Freddy Spencer, Tyler Wicks, Wes Williams, Joe Armistead, Derek Kent, Tim Klimek, Paul McGowan, Grover Ream, Lucas Redburn, Hank Vandeventer, Sean Zullo.

Elders that will continue to serve in 2018 are: David Buster, Charles Shoaf, Tim Myers, Ted Fletcher.

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 at 6:15 p.m. the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month in Room 200. For more information contact Angelique Hunter at angelique@photobyangel.com. The next meeting is Nov. 6.

Baby Dedication will be on Sunday, Nov. 12. Baby dedication is a time to publicly present your child before the Lord and the congregation and commit as parents to being the spiritual leader of your family. If you have had a new addition to your family within the past year and would like to participate in a group baby dedication, please contact Jessie Spellman, jessie@forumchristian.org, for more details.

Holy Ghost Stories meet every 2nd Monday of the month at 7 p.m. 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 will be Nov. 13.

If you have questions about what we believe, teach, want to get involved, or just want to meet some of our ministers, plan on attending our next "Connect" event at 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 14. We will cater the meal and have babysitting for those that bring their children. Sign-up at the Starting Point or contact Jody Riley at jody@forumchristian.org for more information.

The 2017 International Conference on Missions (ICOM) is November 16-18 in Peoria, Illinois. This conference exists to Encourage, Equip and Enlist workers for the harvest. This is a great opportunity to see God at work globally and you can meet many of the missionaries Forum supports. Forum is providing transportation for those desiring to attend. Registration can be done online at theicom.org. For further information contact Max at max@forumchristian.org or 573-823-5292.

Forum Marriage Mentoring promotes God-honoring marriages by encouraging a loving and respectful husband/wife relationship. A trained mentor couple will offer you hope and practical support for growing closer to God and to one another. With God’s help, you and your spouse can build a Christ-centered marriage and a strong family. 

To join this mentoring community check the box on the Get Connected form and place in the offering plate or go to myforum.me.

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

“Great Grand-parenting” Central Christian College of the Bible presents Christian Seniors Day. In the past, we have enjoyed hosting “Saints in Action” on our campus. Timber Lake Christian Church is hosting this event on Thursday, Nov. 2.  Register online at cccb.edu/events or call 660.372.2512.

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 and 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

Our International Ministry at CCH has a 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!