February 21, 2010 A publication of Single Adult Ministries -
Derek Rowden, Minister to Single Adults
817-284-9206 - www.nrhbc.org - North Richland Hills Baptist Church, 6955 Blvd 26, NRH, Tx. 76180
Big Picture If you were to watch a 5-minute scene from the middle of a movie that you had never seen before, you probably would not understand what was going on. And why should you, right? It’s almost absurd to expect that you could grasp the fullness of the scene. But many people are frustrated when they are unable to understand certain challenges in the middle of their lives. Consider Joseph in the OT. His brothers wanted to kill him, but they decided to sell him to some traveling merchants. His new master falsely accused him and then had him thrown in jail. But the story takes a turn when we see Joseph rise to power in such a way that he helps countless people have food to eat during a long, difficult famine. When Joseph saw his brothers coming for food too, his statement to them was this, “Now do not be grieved or angry with yourselves, because you sold me here, for God sent me before you to preserve life” (Genesis 45:5).
Without a big-picture view of life, Joseph would have been perpetually frustrated. But his mature perspective resulted in purpose and passion for God. How do you picture the challenges in your life? Blessings,
Save the Date Single Adult Retreat April 30-May 1, 2010 - $95.00 Chris Coppernoll will be speaking. Sign up in your SMBS Class!
NRHBC will be hosting four Financial Peace University "refresher" courses on the third Sunday night of February, March, April and May at no cost. Childcare will be provided. If you have taken FPU and need encouragement to continue your quest for financial peace, these classes are for you. The course tonight, Sunday, February 21 is at 5:00 p.m. in Room 140. Ted and Sheree Ulmer will be our facilitators.
Sat, Feb 27 Angel Food Distribution Angel Food
9:00-10:00 a.m. in the west parking lot. Those helping to distribute arrive at 7:30 a.m.
Sat, Mar 20
Fri, Mar 5 and
Sat, Mar 6 Men’s Conference $45 tickets on sale in the Ministry Gallery for the Men's Conference with Patrick Morley. Friday, 6-10 p.m. Saturday, 8:30 a.m. until 12 Noon
Brahma’s Hockey Game At the NYTEX Sports Centre, 8851 Ice House Dr. NRH 76180. Game starts at 7:05 p.m. Tickets are $14.
Texas Brahmas play the Bossier-Shreveport Mudbugs. Pick up a registration form at the Info Depot. Make checks payable to Texas Brahmas. Get your money to Sherri Smith.
Sun, Mar 7 SAM Monthly Luncheon Noon in Fellowship Hall.
Assistant Teacher Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m. See Derek for more details.
Everyone needs to bring a dish to share. If you don’t cook … stop by the store & pick up something. A-G….Salad or Veggie and Clean the kitchen and serving tables. H-M…Dessert and Clean the FH (tables, floors). N-Z….Main Dish and Set up Kitchen.
CrossRoads Sunday Lunch Feb 21 - Red Robin Feb 28 - Mexican Inn
Sun, Mar 7 Deadline to register for Friday night Childcare $2 per child or $5 family maximum. Register in the Ministry Gallery.
Fri, Mar 12 Friday Night Childcare 6:30-9:30 p.m. if you registered by March 7.
Sun, Mar 14 Daylight Savings Time Begins Spring Forward One Hour!
Sun, Mar 14 6:00 p.m. In the Worship Center
The Single Adult Fund for Emergencies Purpose. The purpose of The SAFE is to temporarily assist single adults who are experiencing financial crisis. This fund is not intended to provide long-term financial assistance. Having such a policy will allow us to assist many others as the needs arise. Prerequisite. You are eligible if you a) are a member of an NRHBC Single Adult Ministry Bible study class, b) have attended that class at least 50% of the time for the last 6 months, and c) have a critical expense as determined by the Benevolence Committee. Parameters. Because The SAFE is designed to be a temporary help, a limitation of how many times a person can be assisted from the fund in a 12 month period (not calendar year) has been set at 3. Also, a $500 limit per request has been set. Process. You can pursue help by contacting the Single Adult office (817.284.9206) which will confirm your attendance eligibility and then contact the committee. You will then be contacted to discuss your need. Keep in mind that paperwork must be processed and so assistance may take a few days to occur.
Service Opportunities Eggstravaganza - Sat, Apr 3, 2-4 pm on the NRHBC South Lawn. Help us with the Egg Scramble. Kid Power Camp June 7-11 - VBS hits the road in 2010 with 8 off-campus locations. Early Bird Meeting is TODAY from 4-5 p.m. in the Kid Zone. Find out what Kids Power Camp is about and sign up your SMBS to experience a mission trip right here in NRH. At least one person from each adult SMBS should be present at this meeting.
GPS Update The LifeCrossing class has been gaining momentum which is becoming evident in a number of ways. One recent illustration of this growth is the gifts they have worked hard to make and then give away. Several of the class members produced some hand-made blankets/quilts/lapwarmers in an effort to bless others. A few of these were given out as prizes at the nursing home Valentines party. What a great idea! Thank you LifeCrossing for demonstrating that …
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“When all else fails – God is still with you. When you lack courage, wisdom, strength, or insights – God will prevail. When you’ve given up on your efforts and feel you are falling short – God hears your desperate prayers. And when you are weak – God is at his very best.” – The Unexpected Adventure, p.130. Mark Mittelberg (MA, Trinity Evangelical Theological School) is author of Choosing Your Faith…In a World of Spiritual Options and Building a Contagious Church.
Classes Offered on Sunday Classes offered Sunday mornings at 9:15 a.m.: CrossLink, Stamps/Knight, 20-somethings meeting in Room 110 CrossRoads, Carolyn Ayres & Randy Jones, Room 210
Classes offered Sunday mornings at 10:45 a.m.: CrossCurrent, Derek Rowden, Room 205 CrossFire, Barry & Theresa Thombs, Room 201 Encouragers 50+, Johnie & Betty Crumpler, Room 210 LifeCrossing, Ben & Martha White, Room 202 CrossBridge, Cindy Funderburk & Susan Georges, Room 204 Divorce Care, Susan Hester & Allen Juvrud, Room 144 Divorce Care for Kids, Ken & Marietta Long, Room 260 CMB
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