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JA NUA RY 2020

Registration begins January 25th! SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23

CHURCH-WIDE MISSION PROJECT

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MO NTHLY NEWSLE T TE R


A NOTE FROM PASTOR MATTHEW

Dr. Matthew Mitchell Senior Minister

Happy New Year to all of my Church of the Servant Family! As we begin 2020, I want to share my excitement with you as COS kicks off the new year. Many new and exciting ministry opportunities are planned for 2020! In this newsletter you will discover page after page of carefully planned opportunities. I know I have already used the word opportunities twice in the first two sentences, but I hope you will see all that is happening as an opportunity to grow with God and with others. For me, there is nothing worse than being made busy or something taking up my valuable time. As your pastor and friend, I want to encourage you to take bold new steps in 2020 and try something new. Join a group, find a class, serve within the church, and begin to serve outside the wall of COS in a new way. I truly believe God is providing many ways for each of us to connect to Him and to one another, and NOT SIMPLY BE BUSY. All we have to do is begin to follow Him where he calls us. In the first quarter I want to highlight some amazing opportunities: •

The FIERCE Women’s Seminar with Jennifer Cowart on Friday, January 31 - Saturday, February 1.

PARENTING Seminar with Kara Powell on Wednesday, February 22.

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Ash Wednesday on February 26 – 4 Services: (7:00 a.m and 12 Noon in Chapel of the Cross, 7:00 p.m. in the Centrum and in the Celebration Center).

A new Bible study for Men and Dads taught by ME on Thursday nights beginning Thursday, February 27 at 8:30 p.m. More details coming soon!

Annual Rise Against Hunger Meal-Packing Event on Sunday, February 23: Church-wide mission project where we package 151,00 meals!

Servant Women and the Word Bible study meets every Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. in Community Hall.

Buck and a Bible (Men’s Bible study) meets every Tuesday at 6:30 a.m. in Community Hall.

Plus, so much more! All you have to do is turn the pages of this newsletter. I hope you will find new opportunities to connect and grow with God in 2020! Serving Christ Together,


FIERCE Women’s Seminar with Jennifer Cowart Friday, January 31 - Saturday, February 1 Ladies, save the date and plan to join other women from near and far on Friday evening, January 31 and Saturday morning, February 1 for a special impact event that is being planned just for you! Rev. Jennifer Cowart will be at Church of the Servant for FIERCE – a special women’s event where the word fierce is looked at as something Biblical and not just trendy. Today the word fierce is trendy. It is used to describe women who are extreme athletes, high-level executives, or supermodels. Women at the top of their game. But what about the rest of us? Can we be fierce? Absolutely! In fact, women like us have been changing the world for thousands of years—many who received little fanfare yet lived fiercely anyway. At this weekend seminar, we will look at lesser-known female characters in the Bible and the ways they changed the world by living into God’s calling. Amazing things happen when we live into God’s calling and become the fierce women that God intended! • Friday, January 31 (Doors open at 6:00 p.m.) • Saturday, February 1 (Doors open at 8:00 a.m.) • Tickets are $20.00 each and includes both days.

If you would like to purchase tickets or you need to make a childcare reservation, go to ServantOKC.org/FIERCE. Childcare is available for ages 10 & Under by reservation. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER:

Jennifer Cowart is the executive pastor at Harvest Church, a United Methodist congregation in Warner Robins, Georgia, that she and her husband, Jim, began in 2001. Today, Harvest serves about 2,500 people in seven worship services weekly. With degrees in Christian education, counseling, and business, she oversees a wide variety of ministries and enjoys doing life and ministry with others. As a gifted Bible teacher and speaker, Jen brings biblical truth to life through humor, authenticity, and everyday application. She is the author of the Bible study Messy People: Life Lessons from Imperfect Biblical Heroes. In addition, she and her husband, Jim, have co-written several small group studies including Hand Me Downs and Living the Five. They are the proud parents of two children. ServantOKC.org

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Lunar New Year Party (February 2, 2-4 pm)

Immerse yourself in the festive of the Lunar New Year celebration and discover the significance of the Asian’s 4500 year-old tradition. Learn the greeting of blessings in Mandarin and taste authentic delicacies. This community celebration is open to the public.

Charis Academy (February 9 - April 12, 2-4 pm)

Theme: Joyful Heart! Charis Academy provides Asian cultural learning and talent enrichment for 5-15 years old for all ethnicities. Students will discover Mandarin characters in connection to biblical stories, learn to sing, converse and write in Mandarin, and choose fun classes such as ukulele, worship dance, arts and crafts, and praise band. Register online www.CharisAlive.org/charis-academy or call (405)7FunFun.

Youth 4 Asia Mission Tour to Singapore & Malaysia (May 25-June 12)

Charis mission trip is committed to lead youth in sharing Jesus Christ with the world through worship, seminar, and mission outreach. For more information, check out CharisAlive.org/youth-4-asia or contact Rev. Victoria Lee at CharisAlive5@gmail.com.

WHO IS CHARIS ALIVE? Charis Alive is stationed at Church of the Servant to develop a growing multiethnic community that loves God and others in an authentic way through sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. What makes this ministry unique? Our emphasis is on impacting the community with programs such as bilingual worship, cultural celebrations, life seminar, Mandarin Academy and camp, music and arts, youth counseling, Asia mission trip, and international host-family program. How do I get connected? Check us out at CharisAlive. org or contact us at (405)7 FunFun or CharisAlive5@ gmail.com.

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Parenting Seminar with Kara Powell Wednesday, February 19 / 6:30 - 8:00 pm ARE YOU RAISING KIDS? We are so excited to invite you to a Parenting Seminar with guest speaker Dr. Kara Powell! The seminar will take place on Wednesday, February 19 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m., which is our regular Wednesday night programming time, at Church of the Servant in the Centrum. There is no cost for the event. Childcare is available for birth – 5th grade and programming for 6th – 12th grades. You can register and sign up for childcare at ServantOKC.org/PARENTING.

WHAT IS THE PARENTING SEMINAR ABOUT? Deep down, most parents and grandparents fear that as their kids grow up, their family will grow apart. The good news is that your relationship with your teenager or young adult can get better! By implementing six new research-based and proven strategies, you can actually grow with your young person as you

together navigate the roller coaster of adolescence and young adulthood. In our time together, you’ll learn how to narrow the gap between you and your kid, and seek out not only the best for your child but also become the best version of yourself. In fact, you’ll leave with a handful of proven and practical ideas to take home and try with your teenager or young adult!

WHO IS KARA POWELL?

WHO IS THE SEMINAR FOR?

We know this going to be an incredible resource for all who are raising young people. You will want to pass this information on to other parents and grandparents.

The Growing With Parenting Seminar is for anyone raising or helping raise kids (Parents, Grandparents, etc.). For parents with teenagers and young adults, it will be a great resource for this challenging season of life. For parents with younger kids, it will be a great opportunity to position yourself for later years. Simply put, it is for anyone wanting to learn more about how to successfully raise young people!

Dr. Kara Powell is the Executive Director of the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI) and a faculty member at Fuller Theological Seminary. Named by Christianity Today as one of “50 Women You Should Know,” Kara serves as a Youth and Family Strategist for Orange, and also speaks regularly at parenting and leadership conferences.

TO REGISTER and sign up children for childcare, go to ServantOKC.org/PARENTING.

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Men’s Morning Bible Study

BUCK and a BIBLE Tuesdays, 6:30-7:30 a.m. // Community Hall Led by Dr. Matthew Mitchell, Senior Minister Grab your Bible and $1.00 to cover the cost of a donut or muffin, and join a group of early-rising, God-filled, fun-loving men in a study led by our Senior Minister, Dr. Matthew Mitchell.

Women’s Morning Bible Study

Women in the Word Servant Women in the Word

Tuesdays, 9:30-10:45 a.m. Community Hall Led by Dr. Matthew Mitchell, Senior Minister

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This large-group Bible Study, led by Dr. Matthew Mitchell, is a favorite among many women as it appeals to the beginning follower as well as the seasoned believer. Each session will essentially be an independent study, so even if your schedule will prevent weekly attendance, feel free to attend as often as possible. Join us on Tuesdays at 9:15 for coffee and donuts, and the program begins at 9:30 a.m. in Community Hall. No registration required. Other Women’s Studies resume this week. Information can be found on the church website.


EARTHGLOW GIFT SHOP A GIFT BOUTIQUE THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

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he board members and staff of Earthglow wish to say a huge Thank You to all of you that took the time to do your gift shopping in the boutique during 2019. We had record sales this year – and that means that we will have more funds available to distribute to our partners in mission in OKC. The purpose of Earthglow for more than 40 years has been to provide a beautiful selection of boutique and gift items at reasonable prices and then to return all profits to our community. We would like to make you aware of a couple of items that are available in the shop that are quality products that make a double-barreled impact on our community. They are Red River Roasters Coffee Products and Sweet Spirit BBQ Sauces. Here’s a little information about each of them. Red River Coffee is great coffee with an even greater purpose. There is a fictional story that prints a picture of a river town in crisis. The townspeople had worked tirelessly to recover babies they discovered floating down the river. One day they decided to go up river to learn where the babies were coming from. Red River Roasters have similarly decided to go up river! Obtaining stable employment is a key factor that helps men and women reintegrate back into their community upon release from prison. The purpose of Red River is to create jobs and respond to the unique needs of individuals who have been incarcerated. Earthglow is proud to carry Red River Coffee in both whole beans and ground, regular and decaf.

Sweet Spirit Foods was established in July of 2002 under the vision and leadership of the Christian Life Missionary Baptist Church. Their product line includes mild, medium and hot barbecue sauce, and their primary goal is to be a blessing to others. That’s why volunteers at Christian Life Missionary Baptist Church produce and sell this marvelous barbecue sauce. The profits they earn are helping people. Stop in Earthglow to let that Sweet Spirit catch you. Our Earthglow team has headed to market as this newsletter goes to press to restock the shelves with exciting new spring and summer items that will include great gift items for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and Graduation. Make us your shopping place of choice for each of these occasions.

575 PAIRS OF SOCKS DONATED TO SALVATION ARMY! This Christmas season, we wanted to warm the soles for many of the the homeless with new socks. Our goal was to collect 500 pairs of socks in the first four Sundays of December. That goal was reached and then some. People loaded two of the Christmas Trees designated as “sock” trees with socks each Sunday and throughout the weeks. Once all of the socks were removed from the trees and counted, it added up to 575 pairs of socks. They were all donated to the Salvation Army. Thank you, Church of the Servant, for sharing the warmth to so many people! Also, a special thank you to Angie Johnson, a member of the church, who felt God nudging her with this idea in November. So, she shared it with Scott Smith, the Director of Discipleship and Connections, to see if we could collect socks this Christmas. It was a wonderful idea which ultimately had a warm impact on hundreds of homeless people in Oklahoma City!

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RISE AGAINST HUNGER CHURCH-WIDE MISSION REGISTRATION BEGINS SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

COMMITTED TO ENDING HUNGER! Committed to the mission of ending hunger in our lifetime, Church of the Servant partners each year with an organization called Rise Against Hunger to fill 700 boxes with 151,000 meals and ship them to locations around the world feeding children who otherwise might not get a regular meal. In preparing for the annual Rise Against Hunger Packaging Event on Sunday, February 23, 2020, a special Fish Appeal offering will take place on Sunday, January 19, 2020. Our goal is to raise the $46,810.00 needed to pay for the 151,000 meals that fill the 700 boxes we ship out each year. Consider this: $75.00 will feed 10 children 24 meals. $150.00 will feed 20 children 24 meals. $225.00 will feed 30 children 24 meals. Go to the following link to see one example of what your commitment to end hunger in the world actually does: https://vimeo.com/332501722 Thank you for your continued commitment to our mission of saving lives and ending global hunger! Be sure to invite your family, friends, and co-workers to participate in Rise Against Hunger on Sunday, February 23. Registration opens on Sunday, January 26. For more information, go to www.ServantOKC.org/RAH.

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M&M’s RAISES MONEY FOR RISE AGAINST HUNGER! We all love M&M’s! Let your love for M&M’s help raise money for Rise Against Hunger. Here’s how: As you leave worship this Sunday, a high school student will offer you a container of M&M’s to take home. If you take a container, we ask you to do three things: 1.) Enjoy the M&M’s; 2.) Fill the container up with quarters, dollar bills or a check; 3.) Bring the container filled with money back to church next Sunday. A full container of quarters is $14. Our goal is to raise $7,000 through this M&M fundraiser.


THE EXODUS HOUSE: HELPING PEOPLE RE-ENTER LIFE SUCCESSFULLY! Church of the Servant has partnered with the Exodus House in helping people newly released from prison live with their families while they re-enter life successfully outside prison walls. The Exodus House is a six-month temporary residential project where residents stay for a limited time and are permitted to take all the apartment’s contents when they move. Church of the Servant refurnishes Apartment #5 as old residents move out and new residents move in. Donna Powell, Church of the Servant’s liaison with the Exodus house, and volunteers from the MVC Sunday Morning Class just recently refurnished the apartment preparing for two women who recently received an early prison release. Our last resident, Ben S. graduated in November. Johnny and Donna Powell attended the potluck dinner and ceremony at Wesley UMC. Thank you for your continued support! Exodus House welcomes any donations of items for the apartments.

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WHIZ KIDS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Do you want to be like Barnabas – an encourager, provider and compassionate companion? Try something new for 2020! Whiz Kids is a city-wide faith based tutoring program that caters to at-risk children in the area of literacy. Church of the Servant has partnered with Wesley United Methodist for 9 years providing this service for over 270 children. We meet on Mondays at Wesley UMC from approximately 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. during the school year. The children are provided a hot meal when they arrive, have a Club-time (Jesus) lesson and then one-on-one tutoring from 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. We are looking for a few more volunteers to finish out this school year. We always have children in need of more tutors, but our current, pressing need is for more substitute tutors and Transportation Team volunteers. Substitute tutors would meet from 2:30 - 5:00 p.m. and Transportation Team volunteers from 2:30 - 3:45 p.m. Training and resources are all provided. We would love to start the new year with you as a part of our great Whiz Kids’ family!! Contact either Shirley Rolston at jsrolston@cox.net or 405-850-7675 or Carolyn Hays at chays25@cox.net or 405740-0800.

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BEGINNING YOGA CLASS Be good to yourself; awaken your mind, body and spirit with your Yoga practice. This class will focus on basic Yoga poses including proper body alignment, stretching, breathing and relaxation. When Yoga becomes a routine in your life it can help with blood pressure, mental clarity, flexibility, and reduce stress. These are only a few of the benefits you may experience. This class is for all ages and abilities. 8 week class - $60 or single classes $10 DAY/TIME: Tuesday 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. LOCATION: The Point Student Center Contact Jo Fendrych 405-808-3082 to enroll or if you need more information. Proceeds donated to Church of The Servant and A Place to Grow, Inc. Scholarships available.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP Have you experienced the loss of a loved one? If so, perhaps you would benefit from our Grief Support Group at Church of the Servant. Whether you have recently experienced the death of a loved one, or if you have been on a grief journey for a long time, we hope you’ll consider joining the group. We’ll meet on Thursday evenings (6:30-8:00 p.m.) beginning on February 6 and continuing through May 7. We’ll meet in the Library of our church, which is located in the office area directly behind the big waterfall. Each session includes a video and plenty of time for discussion and sharing. Each participant will receive a complimentary workbook. Registration never closes, so you can join us anytime during the course. To register for the course, please contact Vicki Roberds at vroberds@servantokc. org or 405-728-4738.

KENYA MISSION TEAM FUND-RAISING EVENT! The Kenya Mission Team of 16 people will be leaving for Maua, Kenya July 2 – 17, 2020. Part of the team will be helping at the Maua Methodist Hospital, while the others will be helping in the community. Church of the Servant began its partnership in ministry with the Maua Methodist Hospital in 2012. You can help us raise funds for the mission to Kenya by joining us at Kendra Scott located in Classen Curve at 5810 N Classen Blvd #2, Oklahoma City, OK 73118 on Friday night, January 24 from 5 - 7 pm. 20% of any jewelry purchased that evening will go to help defray the cost of our the mission trip in July. Perhaps you need a Valentine gift or a May graduation present! Share some lovely jewelry with the powerful story of Church of the Servant’s partnership with the Methodist Hospital in Kenya. For more information about the Maua Methodist Hospital and our involvement, go to ServantOKC.org/KENYA.

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LOOK WHAT WE DID! WALK THROUGH BETHLEHEM We had a FANTASTIC time at Walk through Bethlehem on December 13-15! There were over 4,500 people in attendance over the course of three days. This free event included a census at the city gate, camels, a petting zoo, kids using gold coins in the city to buy feed and pay taxes (or go to “jail”), fishing, trying to check in at King David’s Inn (of course, there was no vacancy), making tambourines, and so much more! The bakery served bread as the musicians played beautiful music across the way. The night was concluded with a visit to the manger to hear the story of the birth of Jesus and to sing “Silent Night”. As guests of Bethlehem entered and exited the town, they were greeted with complimentary refreshments. This night was made possible by all of the amazing people who volunteered their time to set up, decorate, work in a booth, clean up, donate money, and so much more! We were blown away by the response and attendance to this incredible event and are already making plans for next year!

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SERVANT 45 On December 4, our fourth and fifthgraders gathered for a special night which included Christmas games, pizza, and a fun time with friends as we wrapped up this semester. Servant 45 will resume on January 8 and we hope you’ll join us! Meeting dates for this semester: January 8, 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12 March 4, 11, 25 April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 May 6, 13


JANUARY HAPPENINGS... BEACH PARTY!

EVERY SUNDAY MORNING IN JANUARY AGES 3 YEARS THROUGH KINDERGARTEN Its’ time for a Beach Party—sand, sun, and a whole lot of fun! Jesus spent a great deal of time on or near the beach. In fact, He performed MANY miracles near the water. So, the beach is the perfect environment for our preschoolers to learn that Jesus can do anything. Our preschoolers learned that God gave us Jesus in December, and now they will learn that because Jesus is God’s Son, He can do anything! With God all things are possible! Throughout their lives, children will encounter things they can’t do. But, in Jesus, they have a friend who can do it all. There is no better friend than Jesus, and He wants to be our friend forever. Our memory verse this month comes from Matthew 19:26 and says, “With God all things are possible.” Who can do everything? Jesus can do everything! We look forward to seeing you on Sunday mornings in January!

THE BIG QUIZ: SHOW WHAT YOU KNOW EVERY SUNDAY MORNING IN JANAURY GRADES 1-5

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This month, we will be learning about the connection between knowledge and God’s character, as shown through God’s big story. Knowledge is learning something new so you can be better at whatever you do. God is the author of knowledge. Everything we know to be true about the world is because of God. Knowing God is the most important person to know. And while we may never know all there is to know about God, God gives us lots of ways we can know Him. We can know Him best through Jesus, who showed us how much God loves us. We can pursue knowing more about God through Jesus, who showed why knowledge is so important. The more we know God, the better we can live His way each day. Our memory verse this month comes from Proverbs 2:6 and says, “The Lord gives wisdom. Knowledge and understanding come from his mouth.” We will discuss how knowing God is the most important thing, and if you want to know God, start with Jesus. Discovering what’s in the Bible can help you make the wise choice. Join us for a new session each Sunday morning this month! ServantOKC.org

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look what we did! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JESUS PARTY Servant Kids celebrated the most important birthday party of the year on Sunday, December 22 – a birthday party celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior – Jesus Christ. We talked about the importance of Christmas and had special birthday treats to celebrate Jesus’ birthday!

THE STAR MOVIE PARTY The Star Party was a huge hit! We had lots of kids watch the movie and eat popcorn while their parents attended the music festival. Each kid took home a goodie bag with a “star” ornament in it to remind them of all the fun they had and the reason why we celebrate Christmas. There was even a visit by real camels, just like the three camels in the movie! Thanks to everyone who came and also to everyone who helped with this event!

STILL TO COME... SAVE THE DATE FOR SOME

FUN EVENTS HAPPENING SOON! KANAKUK KAMPOUT Mark your calendars now for the return of Kanakuk Kampout – August 3-7, 2020. Cost is $275 per kamper. Registration is now open at www.cometokamp.com

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL Save the date for VBS, which is happening June 8-11, 2020!

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WEEKLY DEVOTIONALS FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS On our website, we have a section on the KIDS page (ServantOKC.org/KIDS) with weekly devotionals. These devotionals include activities that go along with the lesson learned on the previous Sunday morning. We would like to encourage you to spend a few minutes each day with your child(ren) reinforcing what they have learned about that week during Total Group and small groups. We also post Bible readings, reflection questions, and more each day on Instagram and/or Facebook. When the church and family work together to reinforce the concepts and lessons, we will have the greatest impact on the lives of our kids!

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t n a v Ser DENTS

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Confirmation 2020 Is Almost Here! SERVANT STUDENTS SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAMMING

is 9:30-10:50 a.m. at The Point Student Center. Middle School has donuts, games, and a relevant message! High School is filled with a light breakfast, games, teaching, and discussions led by caring adult leaders.

On January 26, Confirmation 2020 will kick off! Confirmation is for all eighth-grade students who have never been confirmed. This great experience takes place over the course of ten weeks, and is an opportunity for students to discover what it means to be a follower of Jesus Christ and to explore the uniqueness of the United Methodist Church. And in the end, it is a chance for those students to profess their faith in Christ and confirm the work God has been doing in their life. Confirmation truly is an incredible opportunity that we hope every student will have the chance to experience. If you know an eighth-grade student who has never been confirmed, we hope you will invite them to take part in this amazing experience. Registrations are available at ServantOKC.org/Events. The registrations are due Sunday, January 5. If you have any questions, please contact Jenna Smith, Director of Servant Middle School, at 728-4775 or jsmith@servantokc.org.

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HIGH SCHOOL

SERVANT HIGH SCHOOL SPRING BREAK MISSION: We are heading to Chicago for our Spring Break Mission Trip, March 15 – 20. We are working with Praying Pelican, a nationwide organization, to plan our trip. We will stay in Dolton, IL, a suburb in Chicago. The heart behind Praying Pelican is to provide an incredible experience for groups to serve, but also to help groups serve in their own city. This is an wonderful opportunity for students to grow as a community and their faith as they serve Chicago. The total cost of the trip is $325.

SERVANT HIGH SCHOOL SUNDAY MORNING PROGRAMMING

High School Sunday Morning is for all 9-12 grade students. It starts at 9:30 a.m. in The Point Student Center. Our morning is filled with breakfast, games, teaching, and adult leaders leading discussion.

SERVANT HIGH SCHOOL WEDNESDAY NIGHT PROGRAMMING

Wednesday Night meets from 6:30-8:00 p.m. and includes a time of worship, teaching, and small group. We start in Chapel of the Cross and will dismiss to small groups. Post Small groups begins at 7:30 and is located in The Point Student Center for games and fellowship.

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HIGH SCHOOL O

n Sunday. March 1, Servant High School is once again hosting the All Church Pancake Breakfast, a fundraiser for high school missions, and we are asking for your support! Our pancake breakfast will include a silent basket auction. And in order to make the auction a huge success, we need your help. What we are asking you to do is to help us out by donating a themed basket for us to auction. We have provided some themes to give you a few ideas. All we need for you to do is contact Sang Nguyen or Andi Neaves at 728-4775 to let us know you are going to make a basket. And then bring your basket(s) to The Point Student Center on or before Wednesday, February 26. If you cannot do so, we will be setting up for the auction in Community Hall on Saturday, March 1 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., and you are more than welcome to bring your basket then. Either way, please let us know if you are planning on donating a basket. This will ensure we have plenty of baskets for the auction. If you have a question or need assistance in transporting your items

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to the church, feel free to call Sang or Andi at 728-4775. Also, if you are involved in groups or know of groups that meet on nights or mornings other than Sunday, feel free to pass this along to them as well…we need all the help we can get! If this is something that you don’t think your group would enjoy doing, but you still wish to donate money, then we would be more than happy to make a basket for your group! Give us a call if this is what you would like to do. All proceeds will benefit Servant Student Ministry and High School Spring Break Mission Trip!

THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!

Here are some theme ideas to get you started. Remember, feel free to get creative: Sports, Night on the Town, Auto, Fishing, Bible Study, Children’s Toy, Gardening, Bath and Body, Writing, Scrapbooking, College Teams, Gift Cards!


FINANCIAL PEACE UNIVERSITY STARTS THIS WEEK!

Does the topic of finances ever come up in your home, or is it avoided at all costs? What does the financial future look like for you and your family? Discussing finances, developing budgets, and creating a financial plan for your life can be difficult if you don’t know the steps to take. Every year, Church of the Servant offers a 9-week course called Financial Peace University (FPU) that will teach you the financial steps to take! It teaches God’s ways of handling money. This is a class that millions of people have taken. They have pulled worries off their shoulders and put on confidence. They have rewritten their futures and secured their futures. On average, those families have paid off $5,300 in debt and saved $2,700 in the first 90 days. That is an $8,000 turnaround. Are you ready to carve out nine weeks in your schedule to learn the steps to get where you want to be? You can do it! You just need a plan. Through video teaching, class discussions and interactive small group activities, FPU presents biblical, practical steps to get from where you are to where you’ve dreamed you could be. This plan will show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more! FPU will be held at Church of the Servant from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. beginning Wednesday, January 15 through March 11, 2020. Tom McGee and Peter Weaver will be instructing the 9-week event. It’s not too late! You can start next week! Contact Scott Smith at ssmith@servantokc.org. ServantOKC.org

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