THIS WEEK AT A GLANCE // SEPTEMBER 24-30, 2017

 

SUNDAY, September 24

9:30 a.m.

Are our marriages simply intended to provide happiness, companionship and help us raise children or is there something more? Join the Forum Marriage Class as we explore "You and Me Forever - Marriage in Light of Eternity" by Francis and Lisa Chan. This study will focus on the true purpose of our marriages in light of both God and eternity. We invite you to join us in room 201. Email Jonathan and Andrea Seppo at seppofamily@gmail.com for more information. 

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. Childcare 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.

5 p.m.

Middle School Open Gym

 

MONDAY, September 25

6:30 p.m.

Forum Mission Team will meet in Room 200. Members will be reporting on missionary activities supported by Forum. Our guest speaker for the evening will be Berry Stoll with City of Refuge who will speak on the Burmese refugees here in Columbia.

 

TUESDAY, September 26

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 meet weekly with two separate offerings running the same content: Tuesday nights 8-9:30 p.m. or Thursday mornings 6-7:30 a.m. at the church. For more information contact Mike Howell(mph634@gmail.com) or Jody Riley (jody@forumchristian.org)

 

WEDNESDAY, September 27

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.

This fall on Wednesday evening a 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.

6:30 p.m.

The fall session of Equipped will meet 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”. Because of the commitment, members can only join during the month of Sept. 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.

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, September 28

6 a.m.

Men's Gathering will meet weekly with two separate offerings running the same content: Tuesday nights 8-9:30 p.m. or Thursday mornings 6-7:30 a.m. at the church. For more information contact Mike Howell (mph634@gmail.com) or Jody Riley (jody@forumchristian.org).

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, September 29

6:30 p.m.

Married and engaged couples please join us for teaching activities and giveaways at the Deeply Rooted Marriage Conference. The radio host, author of “Unoffendable”, loves toast, Brant Hansen will be the speaker. It will be a weekend of encouragement, laughter, and connecting for you and your spouse. Registration is now $65. Go to myforum.me to register and to find more information go to the Forum Marriage Matters Facebook page.

 

SATURDAY, September 30

9 a.m.

Deeply Rooted Marriage Conference to continue.

If you would like a copy of last week’s sermon, a DVD or CD is available upon request. Contact the church office 573.443.3900.


LOOKING FORWARD 

New class on the OT Sacrificial System. Leviticus, not a page turner for most Christians, but it will become one as you read of Jesus fulfilling these Old Testament sacrifices, and you will also hear his call to fulfill some of them as well. The fire on the altar starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, 

Oct. 1 in Room 203.

The Gathering for all Middle School and High School students will be at 5 p.m. Oct. 1. We will meet in the Lobby to worship God and learn more of His goodness as one student ministry body.

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 6:30 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 Oct. 2.

Ladies Drop-In will be at 7 p.m. in the lobby on Thursday, Oct. 5. Come and go as you like and enjoy great conversation with new and old friends. This is a relaxing time to enjoy some coffee and get to know other women. For questions, contact pam.guiling@gmail.com

MOM’s group is an opportunity for fellowship and growth set in a relaxed environment that meets at 9 a.m. 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. The next meeting will be Oct. 4.

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. The next meeting will be Oct. 5.

Middle School Parent Night at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 8 to discuss students and social media.

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 will be Oct. 9.

Women Fall Retreat: “Taste and See” Oct. 27-29 Tan-Tar-a Resort. Join us, along with our speaker, Kim Myers, for a weekend of stories, laughter, worship, prayer, good food, and some well deserved rest. $150 per person includes hotel room and three meals. Registration can be made at the Starting Point, or myforum.me. Deadline is October 8.

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

Adoption Information Meeting - Learn about the various types of adoption and how Lutheran Family and Children’s Services of Missouri can help grown your family through international, domestic, independent, and embryo. This meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 28. at 307 Locust Street, Columbia, MO 65201. Beverages and desserts will be provided. Please RSVP by Monday, Sept. 25 at 573.815.9955 or michelet@LFCS.org.

Personal Encounter Retreat offered at West Central Christian Service Camp.  Through self-guided devotions, activities, and the wonder of nature, you’ll have 3 full days to focus on Jesus and what He means to you.  This weekend retreat is open to all adult believers and takes place Thursday night, October 5, through Sunday afternoon, October 8.  The cost is only $75.00 per person and includes all meals, lodging, and resources.  Space is limited, so reserve your spot by contacting Tom Worstell (816-765-6134 or tworstell@southviewcc.org) by October 2!

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!