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Announcements

SABBATH SCHOOL

Mankind: God’s Handiwork

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WORSHIP HOUR Praise and Worship…………………………………..“Yes to Life” Hymn of Praise………..No.213………..Lift Up the Trumpet Intercessory Prayer………………………………Teresa Ferreira Praying for Birthdays and Anniversaries/Nominating Committee

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Introduction of the Speaker…………………Faith Maphosa

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Dr Solomon Maphosa Song of Commitment……No.216……We Have This Hope

Please send all the bulletin related information to: bekorben@gmail.com

The Nominating Committee first meeting will take place on Monday, October 29, at 7 pm. The Committee consists of following individuals: 1. Aroldo Anniehs 2. Ernest Eccles 3. Mayfair Appiagyei 4. Jack Polihronov 5. Dennis Plyley 6. Lucy Simoes 7. Rixon Gultom 8. Lo Richards – alternative 9. Juliana Tambariki – alternative 10. Stepan Golovenko - alternative Members of the Committee not able to attend are to ask alternates to take their place. All members are invite to speak to the primary 7 members regarding your interests in ministry for the upcoming year.

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November 3-10 Week of Prayer. All are invited to meet together at our church 7 pm.

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Next School of Evangelism class will take place at our church on November 4. Class time will begin at 10:00 am and will continue to 4:30. Lunch break from 12:00 to 1:00 pm. Classes will be taught by pastor Jivan Moon on Principles of Hermeneutics.

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We have rented The Boys and Girls Club for Sunday, November 11th from 5-7:30 pm. Swimming p4ool is available from 5 to 6 pm. Please plan to join us for swimming, volleyball, floor hockey etc. $5 per person, $20 per family (maximum 6 people). Have some fun and exercise at the same time!

Pathfinders Club meeting is tomorrow, October 21 at 10 am. The club will be working on Nature Spiritual Discovery in Groups and introduced to Drilling. Club enrollment is open to all kids ages 10-16, and we have, for the first time all 6 classes for different age groups.

Later Events

“Watch this Emperor” Benediction...............................................Clara Baptiste Sunset this Sabbath 6:34 pm Next week 6:23 pm

5:30 PM: ADRA benefit concert is hosted at the Glen Cairn School (53 Frontenac Road, London, Ontario). The concert will begin with Dimitar Kolev. After dinner singer, recording artist, ADRA ambassador, Naomi Striemer will share about ADRA Africa and do a live concert. Tickets are $20 for adults. Children under 12 are $5. All the proceeds will go to ADRA Sahel project. Tickets could be purchased through Community Service department. Contact Teresa Ferreira. Collection will also be taken at the concert after presenting Sahel Crisis video.

Tomorrow

Offering Appeal…………Church Budget……….Don Topper Children Story…………………………………………………Puppets

Special Music……………………………………………“Yes to Life”

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TONIGHT! All are invited! Sahel Crisis fundraiser. Sub-Saharan Africa ADRA project benefit 

The Church at Study 9:30 a.m. to 10:40 a.m. Superintendent: Alex Golovenko Musician: Cliff Munro

Special Music……………………………………………“Yes to Life” Scripture Reading……...John 14:1-3…….Moses Onyango

Mark your calendars for October 27th for the second annual Hayseed Dinner and games fundraiser for our ACES church school. Don Topper, Jennifer Reid and George Perez will be selling advance tickets for the lasagna dinner for $5 each and games to follow. We had a great time at this event last year, please plan to attend for a wonderful evening of food and fellowship with our students and all the London church family. At Glen Cairn Elementary School, 53 Frontenac Rd, London.

Today

Psalm 100:3

Next Week Praying for Pastoral family Missing Members Pathfinders

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We started Dr. Neil Nedley's “Depression the Way Out” seminar with 15 people. Seminars are taking place in the evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. It is not too late yet to join in  Following are dates & topics: October 23 - Stress Without Distress October 30 - Living Above Loss November 6 - How to Improve Brian Function November 20 – Graduation Next Sabbath we invite you to a Sabbath School Rally on the topic “What Salvation means” The program will begin at 9:30 am and the program will continue until 12:30 pm. There will be no preaching session. Ample opportunity would be given to all ages to participate and share in the Sabbath Bible Study experience.


Notifications

Holistic Small Group and the Adventist Heritage

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ CONGRATULATIONS ON COMMITTED GIVING $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

Financial Report – September highlights Yearly Budget...........................$ 45,500 Expected to date .....................$ 34,125 Budget collected .......................$ 34,760 Giving into the Conference Treasury.....$127,433 Ontario Advance contributions...........$ 2,047 Church Building Investment Fund.........$ 242 Sabbath School Mission..................$ 2,929 Other Conference projects...............$ 2,448 Tithe...................................$119,767 Thank you for your commitment and generous contributions. A special need is to fundraise for continuing renovation of our facility.

10. Church Board recommends (few select items ):

 work-bee is urgently needed to clean fellowship hall, hallways, and classrooms, date TBA;  old hymnals to be replaced gradually. First purchase of 20 authorized. Church members are encouraged to take home old hymnals for a donation  next Baptismal Service is set for October 27  Year-end Business meeting will be held on November 24 at 7 pm. Leadership will report on financial situation, renovation projects, Goals for 2013, deal with membership matters.

11. October: Pastor Appreciation Month.

Please take the time to show appreciation, affirm your pastor and his family and keep them in prayer.

12. Inviting ALL to our mid-week church service on

Wednesday night at 7 pm. It is time for extra prayer, deeper Bible study, and testimonies.

13. Thank you!

Prince and Mavis Owusu would like to thank their church family for the shower held last Sunday for baby Emmanuella. All the gifts received will be put to very good use.

HAPPY BIRTHDAYS Oct 21 Aloma Martin Oct 24 Ernie Eccles Oct 27 Jana Topper Oct 28 Etta Eccles

Oct 31 Rebecca Nurse Nov 2 Justin Dowdell Nov 3 Sandra Dicker Nov 4 Phillip Ferreira

I am writing this on Thursday morning, sitting among some 70 pastors and leaders of the Ontario Conference at the Toronto West church reflecting on issues impeding growth of our church. 11,837 church members from 427 churches were polled with surveys and questions from 2007 to 2012. The two weakest factors in general for most of Adventist churches in North America are loving relationships (fear of judgmentalism  when everyone tries to be perfect, trust others with our real issues), and lack of community in Small Groups. In our church we had addressed the need for Small Groups, understanding that lack of relationships hinders formation of such community groups. During our “brainstorming” sessions among local leaders in London a question that was frequently raised and not fully answered was: “Define the Small Group!?” As I look at responses of people from different backgrounds on the NCD survey, I think of this “checklist” definition: Holistic Small Group (or a House Church) is a group which:  Helps me with the challenges of my life  Spends lots of time on things that are urgent and relevant to me  Helps me to grow spiritually, and connects me with Christ more  Is safe to talk about personal problems  Has an environment of trust, where we trust each other  Integrates newcomers quickly, and is welcoming  Will pray with me when I need it  Makes me feel at home  Has caring leaders well trained to serve  Actively seeks to multiply and grow other groups If you belong to a group, did you check all the above? It is our goal to have all groups become such beacons of hope! If you are not in a group, and may be considering hosting one, offering your home for such a weekly group, please let our leaders team know. There are sign-up sheets if you would like to open your doors. Hosting a small group just may turn out to be your special blessing. You may know someone who’s got leadership giftedness – team up and form a group. The best approach for groups is by geographic proximity, making it close and convenient to meet, without time loss to travel. You may be the very person that God is looking for to lead a small group. You don't have to preach, you don't have to be an expert in bible history, we are looking for individuals who can connect with people, are compassionate, respectful and can direct an evening of casual conversation, focused discussion and meaningful group prayer. If you are even remotely interested, speak with our elders and myself to explore this opportunity, you may be pleasantly surprised at what God can do with your willing heart. Our movement grew from revivalist small groups, it grew through small groups in multiple locations, and today such experience is much needed to help believers grow in Christ As we address these will our church become more or less Adventist? I believe that in Small Groups we will become more fit for our mission and our Adventist heritage will be enhanced.

your servant, pastor Alex Golovenko


October 20th bulletin 2012  

church update

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