REGULAR EVENTS & MEETINGS
We have many events that meet regularly.
They offer opportunities for growth, fellowship, and service.
Below, The top three listed events are
After these three, the events are listed in alphabetical order.
SUNDAY BIBLE CLASS Updated 11-21-2012
for KINDERGARTEN -- ADULT AGES!
If you have any questions about any class lesson material,
please contact our church office at (507) 931-5924
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
SUNDAY FELLOWSHIP TIME
At 10:00am each Sunday, a snack of rolls, muffins, etc., is served with beverages. It is a half hour to visit between our 9:00am Sunday Bible Classes and our 10:30am Sunday Worship Service.
We have an ongoing need for volunteers to bring and serve the treats for this. If you are interested in helping with this, contact Sandy Krenik.
SUNDAY WORSHIP SERVICE & JUNIOR CHURCH
ALL SUNDAYS unless otherwise posted on our calendar.
Each Sunday we have a service that we call our “Worship Service.” This starts at 10:30am. This for all ages of people to join as one group to honor God and Jesus.
A typical Sunday worship service would include these elements: announcements, congregational singing, choir singing, a prayer time, the LORD’s Supper (also called “communion”), an opportunity to give offerings (typically money contributions), and a spoken message (also referred to as a “sermon”).
The worship service is held in our sanctuary, unless other wise noted on our calendar .
A staffed nursery is available during our 10:30am Worship Service for pre-school age children who are not in kindergarten yet.
JUNIOR CHURCH for Ages K - 4th Grade is held each Sunday. The children begin by joining with their parent for the first part of the Worship Service. Then they are dismissed from the Worship Service just prior to the Sermon.
ANNUAL MEETING Updated 10-26-2010
Our congregation’s annual meeting is held each January with its specific date being decided by the Church Board. This meeting is best described as our annual business meeting. In it, we conduct the election of our Elders, Deacons, Church Trustees, and the Church Treasurer. We review the annual reports that have been gathered from various aspects of our congregation’s functions and this becomes what we call our “Annual Report.” We also have a time bring up new business at this meeting. Everyone from the congregation is welcome to be at this meeting. Voting members of our congregation are allowed to vote on the prepared ballot during the appointed time during the meeting.
BIBLE STUDIES (during the week) Updated 09-26-2009
Enrich your knowledge of the Bible and enjoy the fellowship of learning with others at a Bible Study during the week. The time and format for Bible studies during the week vary, so watch our weekly bulletins or check our calendar for specific details and locations, or as noted in our monthly newsletter .
BOARD MEETING Updated 10-26-2010
A “Board Meeting” is held once a month, on the second Tuesday of the month, at 7:30pm. On occasion, special Board Meetings are called.
Board members are men elected at our annual meeting as an “Elder,” or a “Deacon,” or a “Trustee.”
The word “Deacon” simply means “servant” or “minister.” The Bible tells us about that role in I Timothy 3:8-13. We ask that a Deacon, in his own life, works toward the character qualifications listed in that scripture text.
We ask that a Deacon of our congregation commit himself to fulfilling, or working to fulfill, the following responsibilities and functions:
1. Committed to PERSONAL SPIRITUAL GROWTH. (Daily prayer life and Bible study.He is committed to meeting when the church meets, etc.) 1 Timothy 3:9
2. Willing to EXAMPLE A SPIRIT OF SERVANTHOOD. Deacon means “ servant” or “minister.” Matthew 20:25
3. Willing to CONSISTENTLY ATTEND MONTHLY BOARD MEETINGS.
4. Willing to SERVE THE LORD’S SUPPER on a rotation basis.
5. Willing to SERVE, when asked, ON COMMITTEES APPOINTED BY THE BOARD.
6. Willing to SERVE THE CHURCH by a) helping to meet the physical and spiritual need of individuals, and b) helping to take care of the church property.
Board meetings are open meetings. Any one is welcome to sit in on any meeting. Only Board Members, however, may make, amend, second, and/or vote on motions made during the meetings.
BUILDING FUND OFFERING Updated 09-15-2007
A separate offering is taken (in addition to our regular weekly offering) on the second Sunday of each month at the conclusion of our Worship Service. This is a scheduled time to give money to help pay off our church building mortgage. Money for the building fund can be given any time, however. Simply designate your contribution “Building Fund” and it will be used for that purpose.
CHOIR PRACTICE Updated 10-06-2008
Our choir sings seasonally and for special church events. Practices will be announced in our weekly bulletin or check our calendar. If you like to sing or make a joyful noise, please join the choir. There are no auditions, just come and sing!
DEACON Updated 10-26-2010
See "BOARD MEETING"
DORCAS FELLOWSHIP Updated 10-18-2008
Dorcas Fellowship is open for all women. It meets monthly, typically on the second Tuesday of the month, in the afternoon. The Dorcas Fellowship offers a time to get together to visit but also it is a time to minister. The main focus of their ministry is praying for needs they are aware of and sending cards of encouragement.
The origin of the word “Dorcas” is taken from a woman in the Bible named Dorcas (from the translation of the name Tabitha). In Acts 9, it tells us that Dorcas was always doing good and helping the poor.
ELDERS MEETING Updated 03-19-2008
An “ELDERS MEETING” is held once a month. On occasion, special Elders Meetings are called when needed.
Elders are men elected at our annual meeting to serve our congregation in the capacity of spiritual leadership. They are the highest authority group in our congregation; coming under the headship of Jesus Christ.
The Greek word for “Elder” simply means “old man.” The Bible tells us about the role of an Elder in I Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. We ask that an Elder, in his own life, works toward the character qualifications listed in those scripture texts.
We ask that an Elder of our congregation commit himself to fulfilling, or working to fulfill, the following responsibilities and functions:
1. Willing to SHEPHERD. (Willing to know and care for individuals on a one-to-one basis. Also, he desires to help meet their needs when he is aware of them.) Acts 20:28
2. Committed to PERSONAL SPIRITUAL GROWTH. (Daily prayer life and is into God’s Word, the Bible. He is committed to meeting when the church meets, etc.) 1 Peter 5
3. Is ABLE TO TEACH AND ABLE TO COMMUNICATE BOLDLY THE WORD OF GOD to both Christians and non-Christians. 1 Timothy 3:2 and Titus 1:9
4. Willing to LEAD BY EXAMPLE. 1 Peter 5:3
5. Willing to make periodic VISITS. (Visit and take communion to the sick and shut-ins. Visit church members. Make evangelistic calls.) James 5:14 and Acts 20:17-35
6. Willing to CONSISTENTLY ATTEND MONTHLY ELDER’S MEETINGS AND BOARD MEETINGS.
7. Willing to, but not essential, to prepare and present a COMMUNION MEDITATION OR THOUGHT on a rotation basis.
FELLOWSHIP DINNER Updated 10-24-2006
This is also called a “POTLUCK” (dinner). It is simply a time when everyone is invited to bring in foods of their choice to share with each other and enjoy a meal together. It is a great opportunity to visit and get to know each other, along with tasting GREAT FOOD!
JUNIOR CHURCH Updated 06-05-2011
Junior Church for Ages K - 4th Grade is held each Sunday. Children attend the Worship Service with their parents until they are dismissed from the Worship Service just prior to the Sermon.
LADIES NIGHT OUT Updated 09-14-2010
Once a month, on the third Thursday of each month, ladies of all ages gather in one of the area eating extablishments at 6:00pm for a meal and fellowship. We pick a different restaurant each month to eat at. Our calendar often gives the present month's location. Ladies from outside our congregation join with us in this activity and it's a fun time to visit. Someone else fixing our meal is a real treat. Come and enjoy!!!
MEN'S FELLOWSHIP Updated 11-21-2012
Men of the congregation meet at the church building on the first Saturday each month. Beginning at 7:30am, they share some food, fellowship and encouragement. All men are welcome to attend!
POTLUCK DINNER Updated 10-24-2006
This is also called a “FELLOWSHIP DINNER.” It is simply a time when everyone is invited to bring in foods of their choice to share with each other and enjoy a meal together. It is a great opportunity to visit and get to know each other, along with tasting GREAT FOOD!
PRAYER MEETINGS Updated 06-01-2011
A Prayer Meeting is a gathering for those interested to praise God and bring needs to God in prayer. The time and format for this corporate prayer event changes from time to time, so watch our weekly bulletin or check our calendar for details. ALL are welcome!
YOUTH ACTIVIES Updated 06-01-2011
Check our calendar and weekly bulletins for dates / times for Youth meetings and activies. Youth in 7-12th grades are invited and encouraged to bring friends with them to any and all our Youth Events!