Super Bowl Sunday is just around the corner. Did your favorite team make it in this year? I've always wondered how that would feel!
If you've watched football for long, you have noticed that the players have continually gotten bigger, heavier and stronger. This is true of every position, but especially offensive lineman. Today, the average lineman is 6 feet, 5 inches and weighs 312 pounds. In the 1970's, the average height and weight was 6 foot 3 inches, and 255 pounds.
As the defensive players have gotten bigger and faster, the offensive lineman have had to make adjustments in order to do their job of keeping their opponents from getting to the running backs and quarterback. You would think that their success would be connected to their huge physique.
But surprisingly, the key to their success is not necessarily their size or strength, but rather how low they can get to execute a block and how quickly they can discern the tactic of their opponent. Their size certainly helps, but is not as crucial as you might think.
Similarly, our success as Christians is not found in our strengths and abilities, but rather on how low and humble we can get as we learn to depend on God's strength and how quickly we can discern the tactics of our enemy. God does give us strengths and abilities and we can be thankful for them, but it is our trust in His strength that truly makes us effective for His kingdom.
Humble yourself before the Lord, and in due time, He will lift you up. (James 4:10)
With love, Pastor Scott
VOLLEYBALL is at 7:00 pm at Stevenson School. For More info, contact Dave Look @ 429-0719.
Y. A. M. (YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY) Meets 6-8 p.m. in the SRBC Sunday School Wing. This is for young adults after High School Graduation through 30 + years old. More info contact Jim Look @ 256-6456 or Mary Ann Stemley @ 253-3375
AWANA meets every Wednesday evening at 6:05 pm. We have activities for 3 year old's through
High School, September through May. Come and join in the fun.
WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY meets in the Seekers class room every Tuesday Morning at 9:30 am to delve into God’s Word and enjoy fellowship with other Christian women.
(Sept – May)
S. R. V. (SOUL REVOLUTION) is for 7th grade through
High School. They meet every Sunday evening at 6:30 pm in the youth room downstairs across
from the kitchen.
S.A.S. (SENIORS AT SERVICE) ~ 1st Friday
Meet at 12:30 p.m. the first Friday of the month. The senior members of the church and friends meet
at different restaurants for a dine-out. The next one is on February2. We will meet @ McAlister’s
in Beavercreek. For more info, contact Shirley Fall @ 254-2484.
WOMEN’S BREAKFAST 2nd Saturday Join us as we resume Women’s breakfast after the first of the year for great food, a devotional time and good Christian fellowship with other ladies of the church.
TEAM AND CHURCH COUNCIL MEETINGS
Team meetings and Church Council meetings are held the third Tuesday of the month. Team Meetings
will start @ 7 pm and the Church Council Meeting @ 8 pm.
MESSY CHURCH ~ 2nd Tuesday
Join us Tuesday, January 8, at 5:30 pm for Messy Church – a relaxed and informal church!
Messy Church is all about welcoming people of all ages to come and have fun together. No one is too young or too old to join in. Expect a chance to be creative, exploring the theme of the day. Then what could be better than to celebrate together! Finally, everyone sits down to share and enjoy a meal. It’s all free and there is something for everyone. Why not come and join us?
*Note: If you are under 16, you will need to bring an adult
with you. For questions, call the church office at (937) 252-5311 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
MEN’S BREAKFAST ~ 1st Saturday
(October – June)
The men of the church meet the first Saturday of each month for a time in God’s word and fellowship with other Christian men of the church.
Our Awana club had a very busy & exciting 2018 ministering to many new clubbers & families. We arrived back to club January 2 after 2 weeks off from club spending time with family, friends, and new toys etc. Our entire club were shocked and saddened to learn of the loss of one of our Cubbies Leaders Miss Debbie Snider during the break, she will be forever loved and greatly missed.
Clubbers got back to the business at hand, of learning and reciting Bible verses, completing sections, and playing games.
January 16, Clubbers arrived dressed and ready for layer night our January theme. And had an Awesome time! Layer night meant that they dressed in as many layers of clothes and accessories as they could either find, and/or walk/waddle in with on. They were as funny as they could be sporting between 3 & over 105 layers of clothing and accessories.
While our Puggles & Cubbies arrived excitedly introducing their small stuffies to their Awana leaders and friends, for their theme night Noah’s ark night.
Friday February 22nd the Sparks club (Grades k – 2) is scheduled to have their late night out party, future club newsletters bulletins, and flyers will bring more information about this fun & exciting event.
The annual Grand Prix race is rolling in Wednesday, March 20. Car kits are on sale for clubbers & parents to purchase for $5 per kit, See Michelle for details.
Saturday March 23rd, 6th – 12th grade clubbers are invited to attend CedarMania a full day experience held over at Cedarville University. Keep checking newsletters, weekly Bulletins, flyers, and the church web site calendar, for upcoming activities and events.
As we continue in 2019, teaching and reaching young lives from our church & community, with the gospel of Christ and training them to serve him, we ask that you keep ALL clubbers, parents, leaders, listeners, Lit’s, Co-Commanders in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to help advance the spiritual lives of our future generations.
Cool with Christ, Tere Sharp
AWANA GRAND PRIX 2019!
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Rev up your engines and get ready for the AWANA GRAND PRIX! Join us as we race wooden derby cars and matchbox cars and compete on an AWANA Grand Prix race track. Race kits can be purchased for $5 at the Wednesday night AWANA registration table. Clubbers and adults are invited to enter a car into this exciting race!
Prizes will be awarded to racers in two categories: speed and design.
More information coming soon, but we encourage you to please mark your calendars now!
AWANA SPARK’S LATE NIGHT OUT PARTY
Attention Parents and Kids (grades k – 2), we’re planning a late night out party just for you, so start getting ready! We are preparing for a night out full of fun, food, excitement, adventure, and many fun games, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22, 2019 from 6 – 10 PM. Follow bulletins, flyers & Club Newsletters for details and/or see Miss Michelle or Mr. Tere.
Valentines Day at Mad River Manor
We will be taking candy to residents of Mad River Manor as an outreach of love and care for them on Valentine’s Day. If you would like to contribute candy for this purpose, please put it into the container in the foyer sometime in the next few weeks.
YOUTH GROUP MOVIE NIGHT FUNDRAISER
February 24, 2019, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The SRV Youth Group is raising funds for their upcoming Summer Event and are hosting a “Family Fun Movie Night!” Donations are welcomed with additional snack items available (pop, popcorn, candy & more) for purchase during the showing of the featured film. Please plan to join us for a great movie for
a great cause!
Tuesday Women's Bible Study
In this series, “A Life God Rewards”, by Bruce Wilkinson, you are going to discover that Jesus revealed a direct link between what you do today and what you will experience after you die. Astoundingly, the majority of spiritual seekers around the world – including millions who follow Jesus – seem to have missed what He said. What you’ll discover will unlock the power and potential in your life, starting now. And you’ll begin to live with the unshakable certainty that what you do today matters forever!!
We hope to start February 5th.
New Small Group Bible Study
The Discovery Community Group is for adults of all ages. Whether you have known Jesus for many years, or only a few months this could be a group for you.
We will be studying the Bible together starting in Genesis going through to Jesus in the Gospels. We will be meeting twice a month on the second and fourth Thursday at 7pm, starting on February 28 at the home of Simon and Nancy Warwick.
We will be using questions to discover as a group what the Bible is saying to us.
We will be asking each other what we are going to do to obey the passage we have studied over the next two weeks and what changes we need to make based on what we have learned from the Bible. We will also be praying that God will show each of us someone we can share the passage with
before the next meeting.
"Does it really matter what I say?" Your greatest weapon—for good or evil—is in your mouth.
Watch Your Mouth, will be our next Sunday night video series. It is based on bestselling author Dr. Tony Evans book by the same name. This compelling resource will help you learn to tame your tongue. With real-life stories and life-changing insights shared through engaging teaching, you'll learn what the Bible teaches about talking and: Discover the power of the spoken word to bolster your faith when you're doubting. Discern what should or shouldn't be said so that you honor God with your speech. Develop the ability to praise God and voice wisdom even in tough circumstances.
Get inspired by Tony's teaching on the tongue and model with your mouth the character of God. Don't let your words bring cursing or destruction to yourself and those you love. Instead, let your words minister to and speak life into the world around you. Join us tonight at 7:00.
MESSY CHURCH FEBRUARY 2019
How time flies! Another month has come and gone. We’re looking forward to our next edition of
Messy Church Tuesday, 12th February, starting at 5:30pm. Free fun for everyone. Come along
and play, create, imagine, learn about the Bible, and enjoy a meal together.
Many hands-on activities to enjoy. Lots of games, lots of laughter and lots of mess. it’s for all ages and is fun, profound and enriching. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. You are most welcome to come along, See you soon