September 16, 2018

GOOD NEWS CLUB - Good News Club began at Prairie Lake Elementary last Wednesday, September 12th. The first day of club we had 59 students participate, and one who put his faith in Christ. Please pray with us for the GNC team, and especially for these students!

DISTRICT CONFERENCE - Some of our staff will attend District Conference this week – Monday through Wednesday. There may be times during the week when the office won’t be open normal hours. You might want to call before stopping by. And, be sure to be praying for the conference as we elect a new District Superintendent.

RED PRAYER GATHERING - Please join us as we gather again to pray for our RED students and student leaders on Sunday, September 23rd, at 4 pm. We will meet at Pastor Dan and Val’s home, 1737 Sparkling Water Circle, Ocoee. All parents of students, and everyone else who is concerned for the health and growth of our students, is encouraged to attend. If you want, bring a snack to share.

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 this month: Sep 23 – Jer 9:23-24; II Cor 4:6; Eph 1:17-19, Sep 30 – Ps 33:6-9; Ps 135:5-6; Heb 1:3

LEXI’S LEAVING SOON - If you were unable to attend 2nd Wednesday this past week, you missed excellent information about Lexi McNair’s international ministry opportunity in Germany – not to mention some great bratwurst and chocolate! Be sure to take some time to say goodbye to Lexi before she departs for Germany the first weekend in October, and keep her on your prayer list!

NEW SMALL GROUP OPPORTUNITY - FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY – This study of Biblical financial principles, taught by Dave Ramsey, and facilitated by Jereme and Stacey Burke, will be offered to everyone on Wednesday evenings at 6:30 pm, beginning September 19th. It is a nine session course. The group will meet every Wednesday evening through November 14th. If you would like to get a better grip on your own financial situation, and you want to have a better understanding of God’s perspective of stewardship, this group will be just the ticket. Make this a priority, and block off the time on your calendar. Contact the Burkes or the office to sign up.

5TH SUNDAY CHOIR - Choir will lead us in worship again on September 30th. Whether you have been in the choir in the past or not, you are welcome. See Jaime Largaespada for details & practice music.

FINANCES 9/13/18 – YTD DATA

OPERATING BUDGET $ 230,066

OPERATING INCOME $ 184,093

OPERATING INCOME OVER/UNDER BUDGET - $45,973

MISSIONS GIVING $ 10,228

BENEVOLENT GIVING $ 2,165