For Your Information Week of 02-16-2020

  1. BAPTIST WOMEN:  Baptist Women are collecting new, twin sheet sets for Shelter of Hope through February 16th.  We will have a collection basket and will pray over our donations.                                                                                                                                         
  2. WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is Meatball Subs, Salad and Dessert.                                        
  3.  VBS MEETING:  There will be a VBS meeting immediately following the worship service today.  We will be discussing proposed changes to the way we do VBS and have an open discussion and then a vote.  Please plan to attend the meeting and hear some exciting ideas!
  4. STAFF MEETING:  There will be a staff meeting on February 23rd immediately following the worship service.
  5. DEACONS MEETING:  There will be a Deacons meeting on February 23rd at 6 p.m.
  6. ASH WEDNESDAY:  There will be a brief but meaningful Ash Wednesday Service on February 26th at 6 p.m. for everyone in the church.
  7. SAVE THE DATE:  MGBC will be hosting a Life Line Screening event on Monday, March 2nd in the FLB.  Please take a pink flyer which outlines the screenings offered.
  8. THANK YOU:  Thank you for all your prayers, love and support during my illness.  God bless this church and all of you.  Thank you again so much!  Wanda
  9. NOTE:  I will truly be celebrating our first anniversary tomorrow morning giving thanks to God for each and every one of you.  I am both proud and grateful to be pastor of MGBC!

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For Your Information Week of 02-09-2020

  • CHURCH DIRECTORIES:  Our new church directory has arrived!  They are located on the shelf in the Education Building.  Please stop by and pick yours up.  Please note only 1 per family to make sure that everyone gets a copy.
  • BAPTIST WOMEN:  Baptist Women are collecting new, twin sheet sets for Shelter of Hope through February 16th.  We will begin receiving the donations at the Parade of Tables on February 8th.  We will have a collection basket and will pray over our donations.                                                                                                                                         
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is to be determined.                                            
  • VBS MEETING:  There will be a VBS meeting immediately following the worship service on 2-16.  We will be discussing proposed changes to the way we do VBS and have an open discussion and then a vote.  Please plan to attend the meeting and hear some exciting ideas!

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For Your Information Week of 02-02-2020

  • REMEMBER:   Our time together will start at 10:25 a.m. in order to give us the opportunity to hear about the missions and ministries that are active and the events that are being planned at MGBC.  Our hope is that by 10:30 a.m. we will be prepared for the purpose for which we have gathered; and that is of course to worship God.
  • CHURCH DIRECTORIES:  Our new church directory has arrived!  They are located on the shelf in the Education Building.  Please stop by and pick yours up.  Please note only 1 per family to make sure that everyone gets a copy.
  • BAPTIST WOMEN:  Baptist Women are collecting new, twin sheet sets for Shelter of Hope through February 16th.  We will begin receiving the donations at the Parade of Tables on February 8th.  We will have a collection basket and will pray over our donations.
  • WOMEN’S CONFERENCE:  Please remember the Women’s Winter Conference with Betsy Bolick is on February 8th.  It begins at 10:00 a.m. with Parade of Tables and lunch will be provided.
  • YOUTH LOCK-IN:  The youth will have a lock-in on Friday, February 7th.  They will meet at Akito at 6:30 and be at the church around 7 p.m.                                                                                                                                         
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is to be determined.                                            
  • MGBC KIDS IN ACTION:  Kids in Action have a warm & Fuzzy Tree located in the hallway behind the sanctuary.  They are collecting hats, gloves, scarves and coats for area school children.  These items can be gently used or new.  You may hang your donations on the tree or place items in the collection box next to the tree or the box in the education building.  We are collecting through today.  Items will be delivered the following week.  Any questions, please see Judy Hilton.
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  • VBS MEETING:  There will be a VBS meeting immediately following the worship service on 2-16.  We will be discussing proposed changes to the way we do VBS and have an open discussion and then a vote.  Meg will make a brief announcement regarding the meeting on 2-9.  Please plan to attend the meeting and hear some exciting ideas!

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For Your Information Week of 1/26/2020

  • REMEMBER:   Our time together will start at 10:25 a.m. in order to give us the opportunity to hear about the missions and ministries that are active and the events that are being planned at MGBC.  Our hope is that by 10:30 a.m. we will be prepared for the purpose for which we have gathered; and that is of course to worship God.                                                                                                                                          
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is Barbeque Chicken, Macaroni & Cheese, Cole Slaw, Roll & Dessert.                                            
  • CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS AND ENVELOPES:   Contribution statements and offering envelopes are located on the shelf across from the office.
  • MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY:  Madison Mace, daughter of Jim & Leslie Clay, will be going to Honduras on a medical mission trip from Feb.8th until Feb. 15th.  She and other students in the Allied Health program at CVCC will be providing both medical and dental services to residents of Tela, Honduras.  As a church, we have the opportunity to support Madison by contributing financially to the expenses of this trip which costs $1800 per person.  Please prayerfully consider making a donation to help cover the cost of Madison’s trip.  A love offering will be taken up today for Madison.  
  •  STAFF MEETING:  There will be a staff meeting today immediately following the worship service.
  • DEACONS MEETING:  There will be a deacons meeting this evening at 6 p.m.
  • CEMETERY COMMITTEE:  We will have a discussion led by our cemetery committee followed by a brief business meeting in which we will vote on a change in church policy with respect to the usage and cost of our cemetery.  This meeting will be held Wednesday, January 29th at 6:00 p.m.  Your participation and insights are needed and appreciated.
  • MGBC KIDS IN ACTION:  Kids in Action have a warm & Fuzzy Tree located in the hallway behind the sanctuary.  They are collecting hats, gloves, scarves and coats for area school children.  These items can be gently used or new.  You may hang your donations on the tree or place items in the collection box next to the tree or the box in the education building.  We are collecting through Sunday, February 2nd Items will be delivered the following week.  Any questions, please see Judy Hilton

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For Your Information Week of 1/19/2020

  • REMEMBER:   Our time together will start at 10:25 a.m. in order to give us the opportunity to hear about the missions and ministries that are active and the events that are being planned at MGBC.  Our hope is that by 10:30 a.m. we will be prepared for the purpose for which we have gathered; and that is of course to worship God.                                                                                                                                          
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is Chicken & Dumplings, Green Beans, Cole Slaw, Roll and Dessert.                                             
  • CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS AND ENVELOPES:   Contribution statements and offering envelopes are located on the shelf across from the office.
  • MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY:  Madison Mace, daughter of Jim & Leslie Clay, will be going to Honduras on a medical mission trip from Feb.8th until Feb. 15th.  She and other students in the Allied Health program at CVCC will be providing both medical and dental services to residents of Tela, Honduras.  As a church, we have the opportunity to support Madison by contributing financially to the expenses of this trip which costs $1800 per person.  Please prayerfully consider making a donation to help cover the cost of Madison’s trip.  A love offering will be taken up today.  You can put your donation in a special offering envelope marked for Helping Hands for Honduras.  Madison will talk briefly about her trip during our Focus on Missions service this morning.
  •  YOUTH CONFERENCE:  Our youth will be attending Crossroads Winter Conference in Gatlinburg TN on January 17th – January 20th.  Please be in prayer for all those who will be attending this conference.
  •  STAFF MEETING:  There will be a staff meeting on January 26th immediately following the worship service.
  • DEACONS MEETING:  There will be a deacons meeting on January 26th at 6 p.m.
  • CEMETERY COMMITTEE:  We will have a discussion led by our cemetery committee followed by a brief business meeting in which we will vote on a change in church policy with respect to the usage and cost of our cemetery.  This meeting will be held Wednesday, January 29th at 6:00 p.m.  Your participation and insights are needed and appreciated.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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For Your Information 01-12-20

  • REMEMBER:   Our time together will start at 10:25 a.m. in order to give us the opportunity to hear about the missions and ministries that are active and the events that are being planned at MGBC.  Our hope is that by 10:30 a.m. we will be prepared for the purpose for which we have gathered; and that is of course to worship God.                                                                                                                                          
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is ????????                                                
  • CONTRIBUTION STATEMENTS:   Contribution statements are ready for you to pick up.    They are located on the table across from the men’s Sunday School classroom in the sanctuary.
  • MISSIONS OPPORTUNITY:  Madison Mace, daughter of Jim & Leslie Clay, will be going to Honduras on a medical mission trip from Feb.8th until Feb. 15th.  She and other students in the Allied Health program at CVCC will be providing both medical and dental services to residents of Tela, Honduras.  This is an area that has limited access to electricity, running water and healthcare services.  As a church, we have the opportunity to support Madison by contributing financially to the expenses of this trip which costs $1800 per person.  Please prayerfully consider making a donation to help cover the cost of Madison’s trip.  A love offering will be taken up on Jan. 19th.  If you prefer, you can put your donation in a special offering envelope marked for Helping Hands for Honduras.  Madison will talk briefly about her trip during our Focus on Missions service on Jan. 19th.
  •  YOUTH CONFERENCE:  Our youth will be attending Crossroads Winter Conference in Gatlinburg TN on January 17th – January 20th.  Please be in prayer for all those who will be attending this conference.
  • THANK YOU:  Thank you all for the wonderful meal and good wishes you honored us with upon the occasion of my retirement.  Everything was very appreciated.  Thank you again!  With love, Ruth

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For Your Information Week of 01-05-20

  • A BENEVOLENCE OFFERING will be received at the exits today for those in need in our community.  Please help if you can.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
  • REMEMBER:   Our time together will start at 10:25 a.m. in order to give us the opportunity to hear about the missions and ministries that are active and the events that are being planned at MGBC.  Our hope is that by 10:30 a.m. we will be prepared for the purpose for which we have gathered; and that is of course to worship God.
  • WELCOME:  We welcome Amber Keys as our new pianist/organist and look forward to her worship leadership.
  • WELCOME:    We also welcome Ryan Tobias as he begins tomorrow as our new Minister of Youth.  You will have the opportunity to meet Ryan briefly at supper Wednesday night.                                                                                                                                          
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Our Family Supper will begin at 5:15.   The menu this week is Lasagna, Salad, Garlic Bread and Dessert.                                                
  • CHURCH ENVELOPES:   Please remember to pick up your 2020 contribution envelopes.  They are located on the table across from the men’s Sunday School classroom in the sanctuary.
  •  YOUTH CONFERENCE:  Our youth will be attending Crossroads Winter Conference in Gatlinburg TN on January 17th – January 20th.  Please be in prayer for all those who will be attending this conference.
  • THANK YOU:  Barry and Amber would like to thank you for all the expressions of love and kindness during the previous year and especially during the Advent season.  We love you all.

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For Your Information Week of 12-22-19

  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:   There will be no Wednesday night activities this week.  MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
  • MISSION OPPORTUNITY:  During December, we have the opportunity to support missionaries through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering which supports Southern Baptist Missionaries serving on the International Field.  For those who prefer to support the mission work of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, you can donate to the Offering for Global Missions.  Special envelopes are available for both offerings. 
  • MISSIONARY PRAYERS:  Please pray for Karen Morrow, CBF missionary who works with refugees in Fort Worth, TX, and for Mark Bennett, SBC missionary who works with homeless men on the streets of Tokyo.                                              
  • CHURCH ENVELOPES:   The 2020 church envelopes are ready for pickup.  They will be located on the table across from the men’s Sunday School classroom in the sanctuary.
  • POINSETTIAS:  Please remember to take your poinsettias home with you today!
  • SAVE THE DATE:  Everyone is invited to attend a luncheon on December 29th after the worship service to honor Ruth Kiser for her years of service to Mountain Grove Baptist Church.
  • THANK YOU:  Christmas is a time for sharing of our time, gifts, and love and so many of you have done just that this December.  Thank You to all of our Mountain Grove Church Family who celebrated with us these past few weeks.  Many of you stepped out of your comfort zone, so to speak, with readings of scripture.  And many more worked tirelessly behind the scenes to make services special and meaningful.  And all of us worshipped our newborn Savior and King through scripture, music and message.  Merry Christmas everyone and may God bless each of you with a truly special Christmas season and wonderful new year in 2020!  In His service, Debbie Rhodarmer.

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For You Information Week of 12-15-19

  • MEAL:  Please join us in the Family Life Building for a meal following the Children’s Cantata this morning!                                                                                                                                           
  • WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:   Join us for all of our Wednesday activities.  Please join us for supper at 5:15 p.m.  The menu for this week is to be determined.  All adults are asked to bring their bibles.  We will be discussing fasting.
  • MISSION OPPORTUNITY:  During December, we have the opportunity to support missionaries through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering which supports Southern Baptist Missionaries serving on the International Field.  For those who prefer to support the mission work of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, you can donate to the Offering for Global Missions.  Special envelopes are available for both offerings. 
  •  MISSIONARY PRAYERS:  Please pray for Hun Sol, SBC missionary in Tokyo, and for the children living in Togo House which is operated by CBF.                                               
  • YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY:  The youth will be having their Christmas Party tonight at 6 p.m.
  • CHURCH ENVELOPES: 
  •  The 2020 church envelopes are ready for pickup.  They will be located on the table across from the men’s Sunday School classroom in the sanctuary

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For Your Information Week of 12-09-19

REMEMBER: Our time together will start at 10:25 a.m. in order to give us the opportunity to hear about the missions and ministries that are active and the events that are being planned at MGBC. Our hope is that by 10:30 a.m. we will be prepared for the purpose for which we have gathered; and that is of course to worship God.                                                                                                                                      

WEDNESDAY EVENING PROGRAMS:  Join us for all of our Wednesday activities. Please join us for supper at 5:15 p.m. The menu for this week is to be determined. All adults are asked to bring their bibles. We will be discussing fasting.

MISSION OPPORTUNITY: During December, we have the opportunity to support missionaries through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering which supports Southern Baptist Missionaries serving on the International Field. For those who prefer to support the mission work of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, you can donate to the Offering for Global Missions. Special envelopes are available for both offerings.

MISSIONARY PRAYERS: Please pray for Lynn & Michael Hutchinson, CBF missionaries in Togo and for David & Ann Boyter, SBC missionaries serving in Mexico.                                              

CHILDREN’S CANTATA: Our children will be presenting their Cantata on Sunday, December 15th followed by a meal in the Family Life Building.

YOUTH CHRISTMAS PARTY: The youth will be having their Christmas Party on December 15th at 6 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ADULT CANTATA: We will be having our Adult Cantata on Sunday, December 8th. Please plan to be here for this special Sunday!

 

MISSION OPPORTUNITY: During November, our church will collect an offering for Baptist Children’s Homes. BCH operates 9 facilities for intellectually or developmentally disabled adults who need care and supervision. BCH also runs Good Shepherd Ministries in Guatemala to provide a home for orphans. Please pray for the residents and staff of these facilities.

 

MISSION OPPORTUNITY: Reminder that Christmas gifts for Foster children are to be brought to the church on December 1st. Staff from Department of Social Services will come on Thursday, December 5th to pick them up. Please see Linda Robinette if you have any questions.


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