January 7, 2018

PRAYING IN 2018 - Remember, the most important thing we can do for ourselves, our families, our local church, our community, our country and our world is to pray.  Pray every day!  And keep in mind these  opportunities to join together in prayer:
–    Today is the 24/7 Prayer Initiative.  If you are signed up to pray for an hour today, you should have received this month’s Prayer Points by email on Friday.  If not, you are invited to spend any hour today praying for our city.
–    Second Wednesday is January 10th.
–    RED Prayer Initiative – praying once a month specifically for our students and Student Ministry leaders.  First gathering will be Sunday, January 28th.  Specific time and place will be announced soon. 

SOAPING WEEKLY - In order to prepare your spirit for the message each week, S.O.A.P. through a passage (read the Scripture, make your Observation, find a specific Application, and write a Prayer) in advance of Sunday service.  Suggested SOAPing Scripture passages for January are: January 14 – Galatians 1:10-24, January 21 – Galatians 2:1-10, anuary 28 – Galatians 2:11-21.

RED EVENT - There will be an Ice Skating at RDV Sports on Friday, January 12, 7-9:30 for all RED students.  We will meet at Westwood at 7pm, ride together to RDV, and be back at Westwood by 9:30.  Cost is $15/person.  Contact Tyson to sign up.

RED MINISTRY OPPORTUNITY - We are looking for those who have a passion for our young people, and who would be interested in being volunteer sponsors for RED Student Ministry.  If you think this might be how you are designed and gifted, please contact Tyson Simon for more information.

FORGIVEN AND FREE - Choices Women’s Clinic will be offering a 9-week class, Forgiven and Free Abortion Recovery, beginning on January 11th, 10 am – 12 noon.  Research shows that abortion can have long and potentially devastating effects on women and their relationships, sometimes manifesting many years after the fact.  If you, or someone you know, could benefit from the healing and freedom offered post-abortion (no matter how long ago), contact Sandy at Choices (407.277.5527 ext 3070) to register for this class.

FINANCES 01/04/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET  $ 338,160

OPERATING INCOME  $ 336,421

OPERATING EXPENSES  $ 335,263

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET  - $1,739

YTD MISSIONS GIVING  $ 20,859

YTD BENEVOLENT GIVING  $ 3,652