January News & Announcements

Upcoming Events
Financial Peace University
FPU is a course on personal financial management by Dave Ramsey. Using Biblical principles and offering practical guidance, learn to get debt free and plan for the future. For more information see: http://www.daveramsey.com/fpu/
It will run January 5th- March 2nd, Thursdays, 6:30 pm. (about $93). Ron Barnes facilitating, contact him for more information.  If you have already taken the course, you are allowed to retake it again for free!

January 1st: Happy New Year. No Christian Education. Worship at 11 am.

January 8th: Christian Education, 9:45 am, Worship, 11 am. Scripture: Hebrews 2:5-18;  Celebrating the Lord’s Supper.
Annual Congregational Meeting & Lunch, following worship Everyone is invited  to join us for lunch and hear about the life of the church and plans for ministry in the coming year. To help out with lunch see the sign up sheet in the foyer.

January 14th, Saturday, 10 am-11:30 am in the Fellowship Hall: Forum on Human Sexuality, with particular questions around same-sex marriage.. The state has legalized it, the Reformed Church in America is in the process of changing our Order to deal with it, it’s all over the media- and there are questions. What does Scripture say about our sexuality? What has the church taught and believed about being made in God’s image? Why are many changing their minds now about marriage and sex? Is love is love, really love?

January 15th: No Christian Education. Worship 11 am. Scripture: Galatians 3:23-29, One in Christ

Regular & Ongoing
Bible Study Thursday: 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Marian Lynes’ house

Operation Christmas Child: Check the map in the fellowship hall to see where our 2016 shoeboxes are headed!  Pray for the children in those countries who will receive our gifts and for those who will conduct the distributions. Please save your Christmas cards with religious pictures or natural scenes for our 2017 packing party.  A basket will be placed in the foyer where you may leave your cards.  Thank you!

Church Membership: Local church membership is a reflection of the spiritual reality of belonging in Christ through baptism.  Sharing life with other Christians is an indispensable feature of being a Christian. If you are not a member of MRC we invite you to consider it.  In membership the congregation commits to you and your well-being, as well as you doing the same for us. Contact Pastor Jeff if you are interested in knowing more or learning what it would require to become a member.

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