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ADULT BIBLE CLASSES FOR THE WINTER QUARTER
New adult Bible classes for the winter quarter will begin on Wednesday, December 3 and Sunday, December 7.
Worship Service Times
Sunday: Bible Study 9:30 am, Worship 10:25 am and 5:00 pm
Wednesday: Worship 7:00 pm
|Fighting for the Minds of Our Children|
By Phillip Johnson
In Paul`s second letter to Timothy, he encourages Timothy to continue on in the things he had been taught as a child. “You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.”
Timothy`s mind was won for Christ at a young age. Timothy`s mother and grandmother diligently taught Timothy the word of God. The scene painted by Paul in these verses is missing in too many homes today. God`s Word is powerful. It is God-breathed. It is profitable to our lives. It trains. It corrects. It makes us adequate in the eyes of God. It equips us for every good work. God`s Word works today…if we use it!
“He alone, who owns the youth, gains the future.” These words put into action by the wrong people are terrifying. These words put into action by godly people provide hope. God is our refuge. God is our strength. The moral and spiritual crisis facing our country can only be overcome by turning our hearts and our minds back to God. A battle is being fought for our minds and the minds of our children. It`s time for us to fight for the minds of our children. It`s time to fill our hearts and our minds with the word of God.
Prayer List as of 11/26/2014
Abby Albrecht, Myrtle Bowers. Louise Jones suffered a broken arm last week.
We extend sympathy to Harold & Lu Couch on the passing of a family member last week. Services were held in Paducah, Kentucky.
Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Class
The Tuesday morning ladies Bible class will resume this Tuesday at 10:00 in the multipurpose room.
First Friday for Women
First Friday is December 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room. The activity that evening is “Get Ready for Christmas!!!” All women are invited to bring an activity (gifts to wrap as well as wrapping paper, cards to address, etc.), and any food or drink you want, and to use this time of fellowship to get ready for the holidays. Please enter through the north middle doors that evening. Contact Melissa Wilson for additional information.
Lost and Found
If you are missing any items such as jewelry, Bibles, children`s books, or clothing, please check the lost and found baskets located in the overflow area and in the church office. Many items have been turned in and are accumulating in the baskets. Unclaimed items will be donated.
Gifts for Children In Foster Care
If you are interested in helping to provide Christmas gifts for children in foster care, please see Vonne Giltner for more information and for names.
Adult Class Fellowship Groups
The adult class fellowship groups will meet on Sunday, December 7, following evening services. Fellowship groups are assigned through the Sunday morning Bible classes. If you are not in a group and would like to be, please contact Tony Graham (60-Plus class), Jeff L`Hommedieu (40s/50s class), John Crocker (30s class), or Stuart England (20s class).
Pictures for the picture board for new members and for those members needing to update their pictures will be taken immediately following morning services next week. The photography room is located in the north hall, off of the foyer.
New Wednesday Night Bible Classes
The Wednesday night adult Bible classes for the winter quarter will begin on December 3.
University Classroom —Philippians, taught by Drew Scott
Overflow Area —How to Study the Bible, taught by Tony Graham
Large Auditorium— Bible Characters, taught by Jerry Beebe
Small Kitchen — Muscle And A Shovel, taught by Phillip Johnson
Winter Quarter Bible Classes
The Winter Quarter Bible classes will begin next Sunday morning, December 7.
November 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $23,075.94
November 9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $16,637.95
November 16 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,330.83
November 23 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $13,446.92
Weekly Budget for 2014 . . . . . $17,677.00
We will be hanging out on December 7 after evening worship. We hope that you will make an effort to come. This will be our last night together for this semester.
There will not be a student luncheon today.
Don`t forget to bring canned food items for our food drive in the University Room. For more info or questions see Kes St. Clair.
SKI TRIP – We will be leaving from the building at 3 a.m. on JANUARY 5. DO NOT BE LATE. If you need a place to crash until we leave, let me know. The dates are January 5-9.
Our Sooner Servants Christmas Party has been scheduled for Friday, December 5 at the home of Curtis and Karen Mullins. Wear the ugliest Christmas sweater that you can find and you will win a prize. Also, bring a $10 gift for our games. It is going to be a blast.
We hope you had a great Thanksgiving and we are glad you are back safely. Good luck on your upcoming finals! We are so proud of all of you!
The semester is getting close to the end. We have had a great one so far so let`s finish it strong! We are so thankful for all of you and the great examples that you are setting on the campus of OU and here at Westside.
Boo and Amanda Scott
Grace and Peace….. Boo
WESTSIDE ACTIVE YOUTH
We enjoyed a super good HOOPLA Banquet last Sunday. Thanks so much to Tammy Jensen for coordinating the food and to Amanda Moore for coordinating our decorations. Another “big thanks” to our teens for their service to our Senior Christians for this event. You did great work and we appreciate your efforts! Yet another thank you to the Lane family for being tremendous hosts for our youth devotional last Sunday. We had a great time!
Tonight is the second of our three Westside Teen Lectures. Thorin Turner and Riley McKnight will speak this evening. Gage Johnson and Trevor Talley will speak December 14.
Tomorrow is Norman Lunch. We will meet at Qdoba. Let me know if you need a ride and we will do our best to arrange one for you!
Time is running out to register for the Winter Quest Retreat at Pettijohn Springs. The retreat is scheduled for January 16-18. The deadline to register is December 21. Be sure to see me for a registration form.
Be sure to sign up for tickets to the OU vs. WVU women`s basketball game on January 4. The deadline to sign up is December 17. Tickets are $3 each.
December calendars are now available. They are located in the youth room and in the holder by the youth board.
Lord Take Control . . . . . Brett
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