Pastor’s Pen – May 23, 2015

We closed out the winter season with 25 couples attending our annual marriage enrichment fellowship where I taught on “Finishing The Marriage Marathon.”  We rented the historic building where we first started holding church services about 24 years ago.  We watched videos, ate well, played games, sang, and enjoyed some sweet fellowship together.

We were blessed with a very busy beginning to spring.  In March, 7 of our men attended a men’s retreat with about 300 other men sponsored by Bible Baptist Church in St. Thomas.  In April, we celebrated Resurrection Sunday with a great crowd and salvation decisions.  The following Sunday I baptized 10: 4 teens and 6 adults.

This month, we had 35 out for our first work night of the year to do some much needed spring cleaning around the property.  We have concluded a winter season of weekly soul winning at two local malls and now, with the warmer weather, have started our weekly neighbourhood soul winning.  On Tuesdays, we average about 8 to 10 doing door-knocking with another 4-6 going out on visitation calls.  Others are given calls to make at days convenient for them.

This weekend, 15 of our ladies attended a retreat at FaithWay Baptist Church.

We seemed to have a slower winter with visitors, but the Lord has blessed and just the last few months, He has added 4 new singles and 7 new families.  We have rejoiced with such sweet people!

Evangelist Max Alderman will be holding Revival Services with us starting on Sunday, May 31st at 10am, 11am, and 6pm; on Monday, at 7pm, and concluding on Tuesday, at 7pm.  We invite other Christians to join us on Monday and Tuesday.  There will be a supervised nursery at every service.

As we move into summer, we are preparing to move into the 3 story building adjacent to us.  This education building will be used for Christian school classrooms, a church bookstore, ministry classrooms, offices, and a chapel.

Our regular services are as follows: Sunday school – 10am; Morning service – 11am; Evening service – 6pm;  Mid-week Bible study and prayer meeting on Wednesday at 7pm.

We surely experience ups and downs, good months and bad ones. Praise the Lord, He never changes!!

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