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Our church staff is here to help each of us live as a disciple of Jesus Christ who transforms the world. Feel free to contact them.

PHONE 217.793.9760 WWW.SPRINGFIELDFIRST.ORG

PASTORAL STAFF Dr. Roger Grimmett | Lead Pastor Rev. Nicole Cox | Pastor Rev. Justin Snider | Pastor

MINISTRY STAFF Amanda Reed | Interim Director of Children's Ministry Brennan Pappas | Director of Technical Arts Carli Burton | Director of Senior Ministries Chase Carlisle | Director of Worship Arts Elyssa Carlisle | Director of Children's & Youth Choirs Matt Cleveland | Director of StudentLife Paige Cooper | Director of Connections Dr. See Tsai Chan | Associate Director of Music Ministry Sydney Pappas | Associate Director of StudentLife

ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Dara Bose | Accountant Dennie Canny | Facilities Manager Jenny Hutcherson | Financial Administrator Jill Musso | Marketing & Creative Director Lana Salomonson | Executive Director Rachel Dempsey | Print Shop Sharon Sweeney | Executive Assistant Steve Cox | Audio Technology Specialist Zach Pappas | Technical Arts Assistant

One example of this difficulty is in the area of community. Today we are told that community can happen anywhere, like the coffee shop, the corner pub, or the workplace breakroom. Yet we also know that one can take part in such groups for a long time and never feel a deeper connection beyond the most superficial elements of communal life. Most churches, including Springfield First, truly wish to build community. But cultivating forms of community life that go deeper than other shallow forms we find in our culture requires greater levels of commitment and engagement. The vitality of the early Methodist movement was built upon small groups. There was even a period in the history of Springfield First – more than 100 years ago – during which all church members were required to be in a small group (usually called a class meeting). Our former members were held accountable for their growth in faith. Today, while we no longer remove from membership those who do not take part in a smaller group, it seems that those who belong to a small group, even for a season, find deeper levels of community and greater positive growth in faith. Throughout February, our Sunday morning messages will focus on Deep Community in a Shallow World. We will look at the ways Jesus led the first small group – the twelve disciples – into a deep journey of growing, sharing, caring, and serving. Our aim is to invite more people to discover the treasures of community through small groups at Springfield First. So whether you’re a long-time small group participant or someone who has never been a part of one, we hope that our series will be an encouragement to dive deeper into community. And stay tuned, because during March, we hope to offer many opportunities to be a part of a small group during the season of Lent. May God’s grace and peace be with you,

custodial STAFF Renoldo Gayton | Lead Custodian

STAFF emails: First initial and Last name@springfieldfirst.org

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At the beginning of his classic work on spiritual growth, Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster writes, “Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people.” What Foster later describes, and what many of us feel every day, are cultural forces that press upon us that make it difficult to be “deep” people.

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GROUP LIFE LENTEN MESSAGES & SMALL GROUP SERIES In March, we will begin our Lenten message series entitled Known: Discovering the God Who Wants to be Found. During the past several years, many groups at Springfield First – from long-term Sunday school classes to brand new small groups – have taken part in group studies that have followed the Lenten themes of the year. This year we are excited to use the book and DVD study The God We Can Know: Exploring the I AM sayings of Jesus by Rob Fuquay. If you are currently involved in a group, we encourage you to use this resource during the weeks of Lent. If you are not currently involved in a group, we would love for you to join a small group during Lent. Keep on the lookout for ways to sign up for a small group as we get closer to this meaningful season.

MENS MINISTRY BE A GODLY MAN

STUDY BEGINS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7 6:30-7:30pm · ROOM 8 The Men's Ministry will be doing a 4-week video series, Be A Godly Man, that will run from February 7 through February 28. Sign up in the Atrium at Connection Point or contact Kirk Laudeman at kwlaudeman@casscomm.com or Matt Overbey at M_Overbey@hotmail.com.

GRIEF SHARE BEGINS MONDAY, MARCH 11 6:00-8:00pm · ROOM 2 This 12-week seminar is designed to help those who have lost someone significant in their lives. Led by a caring team of experienced volunteers, this group offers helpful information, comforting resources, and supportive times with others who have experienced a loss. Contact: Trish Quintenz at trishquintenz@gmail.com

Have you ever thought of leading a small group? We would love to talk with you! While Springfield First already has many ongoing classes and groups, we seek more group offerings in 2019. Being a great small group leader does not require long hours; it does not require you to be a person who knows all the answers or has extensive Bible knowledge; nor does it even require prior experience. It simply requires a desire to bring together a group of people to grow together in loving God, building community, and unleashing compassion. Lent 2019 gives us a great opportunity to launch new small groups. We would love for you to consider leading one. Those interested can contact Pastor Justin Snider (jsnider@springfieldfirst.org or 793-9760) to begin this journey. 4 Good Tidings /

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EVENTS

PRAYER RETREAT AT THE CHIARA CENTER Sunday, February 10th 1:00-4:00pm This is an opportunity for solitude, to calm your spirit and satisfy your soul. There are no special qualifications or minimum age required, only the desire to have a conversation with God. You may want to walk the beautiful grounds or sit quietly in a peaceful setting. If you’ve been trying to hear from God about a topic in your life, this just might be the opportunity you need. There is no cost; a free will offering will be received. The Chiara Center is located at 4875 LaVerna Road on the northeast side of Springfield. For more information, contact Sharon Sweeney at 793-9760 x102 or ssweeney@springfieldfirst.org.

Men’s Conference Save the Date: Saturday, March 23

“AS IRON SHARPENS IRON, SO ONE MAN SHARPENS ANOTHER.” PROVERBS 27:17 Plan to attend this 1-day national men’s conference on Saturday, March 23, at Springfield First. Various seminars will be offered, designed to encourage men in all areas of their lives. Come and learn to be the man God created you to be! For more information, visit www.ironsharpensiron.net.

BOY SCOUT SUNDAY BRUNCH February 3rd, in Atrium 2/3, 10:00am-12:00pm Tickets are $8.00 per person, $4.00 for kids 8 and under. Brunch includes: breakfast casserole, sausage, pastry, fruit, and drink. All proceeds benefit Springfield First United Methodist Boy Scout Troop 13.


To register online, please visit www.springfieldfirst.org. Midweek Connect is happening now on Wednesday evenings through February 27. Dinner each week is available in the Community Life Center at 5:45-6:30pm for a free will offering. Gather together to make new friendships and enjoy a delicious meal. Following dinner, there are opportunities for all ages at 6:30-8:00pm. If you plan on attending dinner, please RSVP by Mondays at noon! Thank you for helping us prepare in advance.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN Contact: Amanda Reed at areed@springfieldfirst.org During Midweek Connect we have classes for all areas of interest! Children in grades K-6th can participate in S.M.A.S.H., where they will choose from a variety of activities involving science, music, art, and hobbies! Each evening will conclude with a snack and Bible lesson. For our younger ones, we have Bible Buddies. This program was especially designed for your preschoolers. Each week they will have a craft, a Bible lesson, music time, and a snack.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS Contact: Pastor Justin Snider at jsnider@springfieldfirst.org

ALPHA Alpha examines the basics of Christian faith. This winter group will walk through important questions of the faith, including these topics: the Holy Spirit, healing, and the problem of evil. This is a continuation of the Alpha group that met in the fall. Seekers, skeptics, and long-time believers are all welcome. Class Leader: Herb Priester - Room 1 EVERYBODY ALWAYS: BECOMING LOVE IN A WORLD OF SETBACKS AND DIFFICULT PEOPLE In this book and video study, bestselling author Bob Goff shares some of the stories from his life that have helped him understand what it truly means to love everybody the way Jesus loved them — without fear, insecurity, or restriction. This begins by loving people right where you are through serving and helping the neighbors God has placed into your world. It continues by being courageous and following where God leads one step at a time — even if you feel you are flying blind. Above all, it means not just agreeing with Jesus but actually stepping out and doing what Jesus said. Class Leaders: · Brad and Erin Paris will lead a class for all ages (students in 6th grade and older are also welcome). - Atrium 4 · Caitlin Laudeman will lead a separate class for the Young Adult Group (geared toward 20-and 30-somethings). - Atrium 3 6 Good Tidings /

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G6 CLASS Ever wonder what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ? Or maybe you’re curious to find out what the next step is on your faith journey, or to discover what Springfield First is all about. G6 will walk through each of the six characteristics of a deeply devoted disciple of Jesus, all beginning with the letter “G.” Note: G6 is a required course for all who wish to become members of our church. Class leaders: Pastor Roger, Pastor Nicole, Pastor Justin - Room 4 LEADERSHIP: TAKING THE NEXT STEP Today, more than ever, we need leaders to take the next STEP to further the Kingdom of God for the transformation of the world. The focus of this class is to equip leaders with the confidence and compassion to bring others to Christ, support the local church’s many serving opportunities, and disciple with others from different generations. Through the teachings of international and national leadership experts, personal accounts from peers within Springfield First, and sharing of personal experiences by session participants, you will be energized to take the "Next STEP." (Students in high school are also welcome to attend.) Class leaders: Don Kauerauf with others - Room 8 PATHS TO SPIRITUAL GROWTH How do we grow spiritually? This important question determines the quality of our lives of faith. In this class, we will engage with Richard Foster’s classic work on the Christian life, Celebration of Discipline. We will use Foster’s book, a companion video series, and group discussion to celebrate the time-tested practices and spiritual disciplines that have helped Christians grow since the earliest days of the faith. Class Leaders: Pastor Roger, Pastor Nicole, Pastor Justin - Rooms 5/6 REFRESHMENT FOR THE SERVANT SOUL Do you serve the Lord with tiredness? Are you weary in doing good? Do you suffer "ministry burnout"? We will be studying Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership by Ruth Haley Barton in a relaxed atmosphere, seeking the Lord together and his restoration for our dry souls. (The emphasis is on soul, not leadership.) This class will continue beyond eight weeks. Class Leader: Glenna Schroeder-Lein. Contact her for more information at grslein@yahoo.com. - Room 2 SINGLELIFE GROUP The SingleLife Ministry will be studying Discovering God’s Will by Andy Stanley. Each week, we will watch Andy’s video message and follow with group discussion. Discovering God's Will takes you through the important steps of decision making as you begin to discover the vision God has for you. (No book required.) Class Leader: Susan McClintock - Atrium 2 WOMEN’S STUDY The women’s group will use the book The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer. Through this study, we will become equipped to develop a personalized action plan for each of our lives through strategic prayer. Prayer can be hard, but it’s through prayer we draw closer to God, become more in tune with His will for our lives, and prepare for spiritual warfare. We’d love for you to join us as we navigate through this together. Class Leader: Jennifer Davis - Room 7 • To help with dinner set-up or clean-up, contact Sharon Sweeney at ssweeney@springfieldfirst.org or 793-9760 x102.


Join us on Saturday, February 9th, from 11:00am-3:00pm at Washington Street Mission (a local downtown

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shelter) as we work to refresh their facility. We will be painting; bring your paintbrush and rollers if you have them! Sign up online or in the Atrium at Connection Point.

Christmas Eve Special Offering The pastors and the Missions Council would like to say thank you for your generous gifts to our Christmas Eve offering. We received $26,196.17 for Safe Families for Children, a non-profit organization that is making a difference in our community for vulnerable children and youth. We are once again overwhelmed at your generosity!

In January, we held an orientation meeting for those interested in learning more about Safe Families for Children. For those who want to become a host family for children or to support those who are host families, we will have a training session on February 23 from 8:30-11:30am. You can sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/events/361240904670904/ If you have questions, please contact Pastor Nicole!

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MISSIONS & SERVING

Volunteer Opportunity Highlight There are so many wonderful volunteers who make ministry happen at Springfield First, and we are always looking to get more people plugged in. If you are interested in volunteering in any area, contact our Director of Connections, Paige Cooper, at pcooper@springfieldfirst.org or 793-9760 x114. Atrium Coffee Prep · Time: 7:30am start + replenish between services This is perfect for those who like to work behind the scenes. This serving area includes making coffee, ensuring that cups, creamers, lids, and other supplies are restocked and available, and help to maintain a clean space. We have many wonderful volunteers who take a weekend but we would love more! Our specific needs in the Atrium are are: 3rd Weekend; 5th Weekend (happens 4 times a year); and Substitutes, for times when a regular volunteer is out of town, sick, etc. Community Life Center Coffee Prep · Time: 7:30am start + replenish between services The Community Life Center 9:00am Sunday service has three big things – Christ, Community and Coffee. The coffee for this service is delivered weekly from a local business. On Sunday mornings volunteers bgather to make coffee for this service and clean up after the service. If you are interested, we would love to have you try out a week with a current volunteer. The Community Life Center 9:00am Sunday service needs are: 2nd Weekend; 3rd Weekend; and Substitutes, for times when a regular volunteer is out of town, sick, etc.

Mission Trip Opportunities We have several mission trip opportunities coming up! We will have the following trips this year: • Spring trip to East Bay UM Camp • May trip to Detroit • June trip to Haiti • June trip to Henderson If you are interested in any of these trips, please contact Pastor Nicole at ncox@springfieldfirst.org. More information to come!


FAITH IS A LIFELONG JOURNEY!

START HERE!

KIDS MINISTRIES EXPERIENCES DURING ALL WORSHIP SERVICES: SATURDAY | 5:30pm SUNDAY | 9:00am SUNDAY | 10:30am

PARENTS: If you would like more information about Kids Ministries, contact Amanda Reed at 793-9760 x106 or areed@springfieldfirst.org.

KIDS MINISTRIES FUMC TotLife

FUMC KidLife

FUMC TweenLife (4th-5th grade)

KIDS MINISTRIES Birth to 5 Years There is nothing greater than the love that Jesus has for you, and we want our little ones to know just how much Jesus loves them! Each week we will have lessons centered around stories in the Bible that illustrate just how much they are loved. Our memory verse is from Ephesians 3:19, “How wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ.”

Kindergarten-3rd grade

4th-5th grade

We want kids to know that they have an important role in this world: to give, to help, and to serve others. This month we will be talking about Service: lending someone a hand to help someone else. Our memory verse for this month is from Mark 9:35, "Jesus sat down and called for the twelve disciples to come to him. Then He said, 'Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last. They must be the servant of everyone.'"

MIDWEEK CONNECT

See Page 6 for more information about Midweek Connect Kids Ministries.

ADVENTURE BIBLE CAMP · JUNE 24-28, 2019 Adventure Bible Camp (ABC) will be June 24th-28th. Get ready to embark on a fun safari as we spend a week exploring the Bible, praising, worshiping, and learning just how good God is! Because life is wild, but God is good! We will begin preparing for this amazing week Saturday, March 2nd at 9:00am, and will meet every other Saturday through June. If you want to help work on decorations, build sets, donate supplies, or volunteer in any way, please contact Amanda Reed at areed@springfieldfirst.org. 10 G o o d T i d i n g s /

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Be sure and check out our social media platforms for updates on all the great stuff happening at StudentLife! Facebook: StudentLife FUMC | Twitter: Fusion_SM | Instagram: studnt_lfe

For more information about any of the StudentLife events, contact StudentLife Directors: Matt Cleveland at mcleveland@springfieldfirst.org or Sydney Pappas at spappas@springfieldfirst.org.

Confirmation Sunday

What an amazing and powerful day we had last month when we welcomed another Confirmation Class into membership at Springfield First! Congratulations to all of the students who made this commitment to Jesus and to their faith community! We also want to share a special congratulations to Brian Annis, Alec & Larissa Breneman, Dayton Emery, and Zach Hawkinson who were all baptized this month!

FEBRUARY MESSAGE SERIES During this series our goal is to help students better understand who God made when God made

If you would like to take this next step in your faith, and you are an 8th grader or High School student, contact Matt at mcleveland@springfieldfirst.org or Sydney at spappas@springfieldfirst.org!

them! This year our focus will be on the Enneagram, where students will learn more about how they best function, so that the things that make then special can be used for God’s Kingdom! This series will go from February 10th to the 24th. *PLEASE NOTE: No Sunday night FUSION on February 3rd.

WINTER JAM 2019

This year, Winter Jam is coming to Peoria, IL, at the Peoria Civic Center on Thursday, February 7th! Sign-ups are happening NOW! Due to transportation restrictions, we have a limited number of students we can take, so the first 30 to fill out a registration form and have their parents sign it are in! This is a public event, however, so if you don’t make the 30-person cut, you can still join us, but you would need to provide your own independent transportation. To sign up, contact one of the StudentLife Directors, Matt Cleveland at mcleveland@springfieldfirst.org or Sydney Pappas at spappas@springfieldfirst.org!

JANUARY 13, 2019 CONFIRMATION CLASS: Brian Annis, Aurora Barnes, Mia Barnes, Jackson Beachy, Emma Boelman, Alec Breneman, Autumn Butler, Danny Carney, Mikayla Elam, Dayton Emery, Zach Hawkinson, Chase Heyen, Megan Hoppe, Ava Houser, Mackenzie Hubbard, Emma Kern, Grant Kirby, Drew Kirby, Ty Kirby, Matthew Lindberg, Laura Miller, Julia Mitra, Melia Muschinske, Madison Nava, and Parker Nichols

BEACH WEEK 2019: July 6th - July 12th Registration is now OPEN for Beach Week 2019! Registration forms can be found just outside Room 8. Space is limited so be sure to register soon!


SENIOR MINISTRIES

For information regarding Senior Ministries’ events or trips, or if you or a loved one are moving to a care facility, please contact Carli Burton at cburton@springfieldfirst.org or 793-9760 x111.

AROUND THE TABLE ADVENTURE: SENIOR FELLOWSHIP (AGES 55+) Date: Thursday, February 14 | Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm Where: Rooms 5 & 6 | Why: Fellowship, food, fun (numerous card games, and dominoes – you are welcome to bring one of your favorite games.) Host & Hostess: Joanie Curl and Carole Woodward Sweet treats and coffee will be ready when you arrive. Glenda Hooker will make a delicious hot meal which will be served at 11:45am. Suggested donation is $5.00.

SPRINGFIELD FIRST & LIFE LINE SCREENING,

a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, is pleased to offer a preventive health event at Springfield First on Monday, February 11. Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to blocked arteries, which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms, which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat, which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete and are non-invasive. Start registering now online at: www.lifelinescreening.com/communitycircle and receive your “Community Circle” discount and your preferred appointment!

VALENTINES FOR OUR HOMEBOUND On the weekend of February 2 & 3, please take a moment and stop by our table in the Atrium to sign a Valentine card for our members who are homebound. Place them in the container provided. They will then be included in our Valentine packets along with other cards, as well as many goodies that are meant to lighten and brighten the day of those who no longer can come out and worship with us. Contact: Carli Burton, 793-9760 x111 or cburton@springfieldfirst.org. 12 G o o d T i d i n g s /

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WATCH FOR FURTHER DETAILS ON THESE EVENTS COMING UP: Saturday, May 25 – trip to Fox Theater to see Come From Away: On 9/11, the world stopped. On 9/12, their stories moved us all. Broadway’s Come From Away has won Best Musical all across North America! This New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships. Don’t miss this breathtaking new musical. Newsweek cheers, “It takes you to a place you never want to leave!” Cost for luxury coach ride and Broadway show is $110.00. We have tickets for Orchestra Seating, section 5, rows N – S for the 2:00pm matinee. First come, first served. Please sign up in the Atrium or contact Carli. A deposit of $30.00 holds your ticket. Pay in full by May 5. Thursday, July 25 – Barn III Dinner Theatre to see G.I. Jukebox. Dinner begins at 6:00pm. This instant sell-out from 2008 is back by popular demand! G.I. Jukebox is a terrific night out at the Stage Door Canteen. The cast sings some of the best music of the twentieth century in fabulous four-part harmony. The comedy and music flow fast and furious. It's a comic and nostalgic musical retrospective of an America we'll never see again!

Volunteers Needed:

We are in need of volunteers to deliver Valentine remembrances to our homebound. The Valentine Packets will be prepared by our Senior Ministries Council members on Tuesday, February 5. You may pick them up anytime February 6 through February 14. Information needed to make the delivery will be included on the package. We ask that they be delivered any time prior to or on February 14. Please sign up in the Atrium or contact Carli Burton at cburton@springfieldfirst.org or 793-9760 x111.


TEA PARTY · APRIL 13, 2019

SCHEDULE

February – Winter Break No Meetings or luncheons

CURRENT MISSION ACTIVITIES • QUILTING, SEWING, CROCHETING (3rd Thursday of each month, 10:30am) • MIDWEST MISSION DISTRIBUTION CENTER – Collecting new or clean blankets for the great need in Indonesia

February 15-16, 2019 Illinois Great Rivers Conference UMW Spiritual Growth Retreat Chatham United Methodist Church March 1, 2019 Luncheon at noon 150th Anniversary of United Methodist Women “Wooden It be Lovely” by Rev. Margaret Jessup April 13, 2019 Tea Party 2:00 – 3:30pm

• BEERLAHAI ROI – Women & Children’s Mission Needs Size 2 & Size 3 Diapers For further information, contact Crystal Russell at 801-2573. LYDIA AND RACHEL CIRCLES Lydia and Rachel Circles of friends welcome all the women of the church and offer more small group time in which to grow! Lydia and Rachel typically meet in Rooms 5 & 6 on the third Friday of each month at 9:30am. Please note that there will not be a meeting in February. Our official 150-year celebration will occur in March and will be open to all women of the church. MARCH 1 • LUNCHEON: CELEBRATION OF 150 YEARS March 2019 marks the 150th Anniversary of United Methodist Women. Our focus will be women helping women and children. Our speaker will be Margaret Ann Jessup, Minister and Creator of Douglas Avenue Methodist Church’s project, “Wooden it be Lovely.” This program helps women who may be struggling in life and gives them an opportunity to learn new skills. You will want to come and hear more. Join us for this event and luncheon. Suggested donation for lunch is $7.00; first-timers are always our guests. To reserve your spot, contact Crystal Russell at 801-2573. APRIL 13 • TEA PARTY Plans are being made for a Tea Party for women and children on April 13, from 2:00-3:30pm, in the Community Life Center (CLC). Mark your calendar today and get ready for a delightful event!

COME SHARE YOUR GIFTS OF FELLOWSHIP AND SERVICE TO LIFT UP OTHERS IN CHRIST!


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Our time in this world won't last forever, but our influence can. As you plan for the future, prayerfully consider tithing 10% of your estate to the church for which Jesus gave his life.

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Altar Flowers Do you wish to provide altar flowers in honor of or in memory of a loved one? The cost is $35 and you may take the

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bouquet home after the 10:30am service. Contact Marsha Lewis at 341-5805 or mkl56@sbcglobal.net to reserve your special date.


BAPTISMS

Dayton Christopher Emery

Welcome to God's family:

Rebecca Ann Coombes Hawkinson

Bingham Henrichs Hamilton Zachary Lee Hawkinson

Brian Annis

Zerenity Paige Hawkinson

Alec James Breneman

Tinleigh Lynn Lauer

Larissa Grace Breneman

Connor Richard McGraw

Dara Marie Jones Bose

Madison Noel Nava

Joseph Robert Reams Cowan

Matthew Joseph Overbey

Deaths Please hold in prayer the families of: Lloyd Eggers

Glenda Warren

Danny Krell

Delisa White

Cheryl Sugent

FEBRUARY REAL Scriptures Mark

February 1 – Mark 10:1-16

February 10 – Mark 12:18-27

February 20 – Mark 14:43-65

February 2 – Mark 10:17-31

February 11 – Mark 12:28-34

February 21 – Mark 14:66-72

February 3 – Mark 10:32-45

February 12 – Mark 12:35-44

February 22 – Mark 15:1-8

February 4 – Mark 10:46-52

February 13 – Mark 13:1-13

February 23 – Mark 15:9-15

February 5 – Mark 11:1-11

February 14 – Mark 13:14-31

February 24 – Mark 15:16-32

February 6 – Mark 11:12-19

February 15 – Mark 13:32-37

February 25 – Mark 15:33-41

February 7 - Mark 11:20-33

February 16 – Mark 14:1-11

February 26 – Mark 15:42-47

February 8 – Mark 12:1-12

February 17 – Mark 14:12-26

February 27 – Mark 16:1-11

February 9 – Mark 12:13-17

February 18 – Mark 14:27-31

February 28 – Mark 16:12-20

February 19 – Mark 14:32-42


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UPCOMING EVENTS

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Boy Scout Brunch

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Men's Ministry Class Begins (6:30pm)

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TLC Serving (at Washington St. Mission, 11:00am)

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Prayer Retreat (at the Chiara Center, 1:00pm)

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Safe Families for Children Training (8:30am)

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Ash Wednesday Service (6:00pm in the Sanctuary)

Lenten Study begins: The God We Can Know:

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Exploring the I AM sayings of Jesus, by Rob Fuquay

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Grief Share Group begins (6:00pm)

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Iron Sharpens Iron Men's Conference at Springfield First

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