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Unity & the Trinity Pledge of Unity: “I believe God desires me to be a unifier. Therefore, I promise to the best of my ability, to be united to God through Jesus Christ and the Spirit. I commit to be united to my brothers and sisters in Christ at Trinity Baptist Church. I promise to speak words of unity and to do my best to be supportive of the people and ministries of the church and to never cause division.”
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e saw the power of unity as we looked at Genesis 11, John 17 and Acts 2. As I read through Romans and Galatians for my quiet times over these last few weeks, I was reminded again of the power of unity as well as the subtlety of division. List to Romans 15:5-6, “May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Christ Jesus, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ” (NIV) How it pleases God when we worship on Sundays, not as individuals, but as a collective group of brothers and sisters, united in Christ. In Galatians, Romans’ sister book, Paul is dealing with two types of division. One is heresy, where some of the Galatians accepted another Gospel. The other came when Paul’s friends James and Barnabas quit sitting with the Gentiles to impress their godly, circumcised, Jewish friends. Paul confronted the issue head on, because at the heart of all disunity is an attack on the Gospel! Jesus came to reconcile us to God and to each other. Anytime we refuse to reconcile relationships we are hurting the message of the Gospel. This damage is even greater if it happens among leaders. We must realize that even the littlest words that divide us are treacherous for the health of the body here at Trinity Baptist Church. We must be united like God who is three people (Father, Son and Spirit) but One Essence. God models for us what it is to be in perfect unity and now we model unity and harmony for the world around us. If you are willing to embrace our pledge, I believe God will not only do awesome things in the life of our church, but He will begin to open your eyes to a new way of peace. It is a blessing to look for the good in others and to speak words of encouragement rather than sow seeds o discord. May God magnify Himself in us as we seek to reflect His character in our community and our world. Eddie Coakley John 3:30
Cuba Mission Rob and Sandy White, Maxi Roberts, Paul Taylor, and Micah Merchant will be traveling as a mission team to Cuba October 20th-28th. Please pray for this team as they prepare and go to serve and give the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Finlay Park Outreach CVM will be spotlighting a specific ministry or missionary, or mission agency every month. This month we want to spotlight Finlay Park Outreach. Scott Shull and Doyle Wingard organize this ministry. Every Wednesday night volunteers meet in the kitchen around 5 pm to start preparing food for homeless men and women in Finlay Park. Around 7pm they leave to join many other churches and individuals in the park for a time of Bible study, prayer, and food distribution for over 100 homeless men and women. This ministry is funded through your designated gifts to CVM, so please remember our motto: PRAY GIVE & GO this month as you consider ways to partner with this ministry. Here are some practical ways to help: Food: We need canned corn and green beans every week. Please donate large cans in the donation bins located throughout the campus. Volunteer: Meet the prep team at 5pm in the kitchen, or join the distribution team at 7pm as they carpool to the park.
J.O.Y. Club Solomon’s Porch - October 20th The Joy Club will meet Wednesday, October 20th at 11:00 AM at Solomon’s Porch. We enjoyed the fellowship with over 100 Christian friends in September. If you are 55 years and above, please come and join us for Christian fellowship and delicious home cooked food. Entertainment will be presented by Mr. Hubert Smoak – soloist from our area. Remember to bring a covered dish to complement our meal.
“Living Real - Go Live” Women’s Conference! The Women’s Ministry of TBC is hosting the “Living Real” magazine team. They will be bringing this new magazine to life. Come hear real women who are living real faith in real lives! Each person in attendance will receive a tote bag and the newest issue of “Living Real”. Friday, October 22: 6:30- 8:30pm (6pm Registration) Solomon’s Porch- Dessert served! Saturday, October 23: 9am-12-pm (8am Registration) Worship Center- Light Breakfast served! Tickets are $20 - available at the Women’s Ministry Table and Narthex on Sundays, as well as in the church office during the week. Tickets will also be sold at the door! All ticket sales are to help with the next publication of “Living Real” magazine. Questions? Contact Kelly Jeffcoat 926-7108 or the church office @ 791.0440
Pastor Ron - Thank You! Thank all of you for my time at TBC. You’ve been so kind. Let me also thank you for your kind reception on August 15th. The gifts, cards, and best of all your presence, made it one of my best days in ministry. Every blessing - Ron Barker
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Stilwell Family Addition We received a call from our adoption agency yesterday that said we had the fastest adoption turnaround time in 15 years. Kim and I started the process in June, and Sara Beth was born September 10. We were able to be in the birthing room when she came into the world and it was truly miraculous. God also blessed us with a wonderful birth mother who is now a great friend. Sara Beth is growing, eating a lot, and almost sleeping through the night. She is AWESOME! Kim and I want to say thank you to ALL who prayed, gave gifts, cards, emails and encouragement. God has blessed us with an amazing body of believers at Trinity. - Jeff and Kim Stilwell
Sympathies Please keep these families in your prayers... The Stork Family – Rick’s father, Richard L. Stork Sr., passed away on September 3, 2010 The McMillan family – Mike’s brother, Kenny McMillan, passed away on September 6, 2010 The family of Lavenia Jackson (TBC Member). Lavenia passed away on September 12, 2010 Alice Sons – Joan Jordan’s grandmother, passed away on September 13, 2010 The Hammond Family – Barbara’s sister, Betty Shull passed away on September 14, 2010 Gene Lee – Beth Lee’s uncle, passed away on September 17, 2010 Don Albee – Mike McMillan’s uncle, passed away on September 18, 2010 Louise Lee – Beth Lee’s mother, passed away on September 22, 2010
• Worship Choir (Adults, college, and high school) Wednesdays, 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm Led by: Melanie Shull (in the Choir Suite) • Higher Praise Youth Choir (grades 7-12) Sundays, from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Led by: Janet Altman (in Solomon’s Porch) • Orchestra (Adults, college, youth grades 7-12) Wednesdays, from 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm Led by: Howard Altman (on the stage in Solomon’s Porch) • “Bells of Praise” Handbell Choir (Adults, youth grades 9-12) Sundays, as scheduled by the director Led by: Linda Goodwin (in Solomon’s Porch) • Children’s Choir/ Creative Arts (grades 1-6) Wednesdays from 6:30 pm– 7:30 pm Led by: Brenda Willis (in the Children’s Wing) • Preschool Choir/ Missions (ages 3, 4, 5- by September 1st) Wednesdays from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm Led by: Jennifer Hutton (on the Preschool Hall) • Media, Audio, Lighting Team (High School – Adults) Led by: Jerry Fralick
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Contributions accurate through 9.26.10 *Debt Retirement offering is amount given since campaign began.
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Finlay Park Outreach • J.O.Y. Club • Cuba Mission Team • Living Real Conference • Let’s Make Some Music