David Slagel writes: My twenty-one-month-old, who had just learned to say, “Daddy,” had been struggling with asthma and an ear infection for two weeks. He coughed and sneezed continually, and his nose ran like a faucet. Each night when I came home, he ran to meet me at the door, smiling, coughing, nose running, yelling, “Daddy! Daddy!”
I was not repulsed by his runny nose or close-range sneezes in the least (he “slimed” every shirt I own!). I love him deeply and enjoy his love for me.
It does remind me, though, that when I am sick with sin, God loves me deeply and desires that I run to him as a son, crying, “Abba, Father.”
How wonderful it is to know that no matter what we may have done, no matter how much we have messed up our lives, no matter how many times we have fallen, that our heavenly Father waits with open arms to have us run to him and receive His loving care and forgiveness. As repulsive as our spiritual sickness must be to Him, in contrast to His holiness and perfection, He does not reject or repel us. Rather, He longs to have fellowship with us and to impart to us that purity and holiness which He makes available to us when we come to Him in sincerity and humility.
Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.... Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will lift you up.” (James 4:8-10)
With love, Pastor Scott
VOLLEYBALL is at 7:00 pm at Stevenson Elementary.
For more info, contact Dave Look @ 429-0719.
Y. A. M. 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 olds 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.
DISCOVERY COMMUNITY GROUP
This 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 meeting twice a month on the second and fourth Thursday at 7 pm, at the home of Simon and Nancy Warwick.
S.A.S. (SENIORS AT SERVICE) ~
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
November 1 @ Frisch’s on N Fairfield. For more info, contact Shirley Fall @ 254-2484.
WOMEN’S BREAKFAST 2nd Saturday Join us as Women’s breakfast for great food,
a devotional time and good Christian fellowship with other women 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
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.
MESSY CHURCH 2nd Tuesday
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. Finally, everyone sits down to share and enjoy a meal. It’s all free and there is something for everyone. For questions, call the church office at (937) 252-5311 or email us at email@example.com.
Holiday Food Baskets
As the holidays approach we are in need of many things for our holiday baskets. We provide Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to many on our community. We appreciate all that you can help provide for this ministry.
These are items we are currently in need of: ketchup, strawberry jelly, rice, tuna helper, frosting, cake mix, mac & cheese, syrup, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, applesauce, creamed corn, mashed potatoes, canned meats, mixed vegetables, crackers, “Spaghettios”, ravioli, flour sugar, brown sugar, dressing, piecrusts, pumpkin pie filling and sweet peas.
As always, thank you for your generosity
Lottie Moon By Janet and Geoff Benge
In a twist that only God could orchestrate, a spirited young girl who grew up to become a very well educated woman in the American South would ultimately find her calling as a missionary to China. As Lottie watched her fellow missionaries fall to disease, exhaustion, mental breakdowns, and death, she became just as dedicated to educating Christians about the often-preventable tragedies of missionary life as she was to educating Chinese people about the Christian life.
Awana is for children age 2 – 12th grade. We meet Wednesday nights from 6:05 – 7:30 PM.
Wow, November already, what happened to October, it seems to have almost flown by. Our clubs
are off to a roaring start, new friends, old friends and having fun learning more about Jesus our savior.
We love our Puggles, they’re learning that Jesus loves them! A big THANK YOU to Miss Mallorie,
Miss Kelly and Miss Rethola our new Leader in training. Thank you for your dedication and Love
for the Puggles.
October began with 6 of our leadership team refilling their tanks at the Awana Ministry conference in Kettering followed on the 12th by 18 TnT clubbers and 6 adult leaders who attended Junior Jam, an annual event held at Cedarville University for kid’s grades 3 – 6. We had fun and were amazed by speaker Matt Adams, a professional illusionist who challenged us to focus on Jesus and not be persuaded by our friends and others.
On the 16th, we had a fire drill and practiced exiting the building quickly, quietly and safely, before returning to resume club. Rock on we did it in record time!
On the 23rd clubbers and leaders arrived eager to sport the self-generated hairstyles in support of our theme “crazy hair night”, having fun while Bible learning complete with prizes and yes, some interesting hair.
November will focus on giving, as clubbers fill shoeboxes for Operation Christmas child, and bring non-perishable foods to help re-stock our food pantry for the holidays.
There will be NO club Wednesday November 27 for all to give thanks with their families. Club will resume December 4, where the 1st store will also open for clubbers to shop for the treasures the store shelves hold!
Thank you to ALL volunteer listeners who are helping clubbers learn and hide Gods word in their hearts!
We ask that you continue to partner with us by praying for everyone involved in club each week, and for future clubbers that will visit our club. Thank-you for your continued support in this ministry!
Because Kids matter to God!
Cool with Christ
EYE ON MISSIONS
At Dayton Christian School,we boldly proclaim a Christian worldview in all that we do. We seek to prepare our students for life by providing strong, Christ-centered, Biblically-based academics, a full spectum of athletics, excellent fine arts, and a multitude of service opportunities. Along the way, our students are impacted daily by our “living curriculum” – our faculty and staff living out their own walk of faith before them. As a result, our students learn to seek God’s truth for their own lives. A DCS graduate is prepared for college or the career world and ready to impact their world in a God-honoring way.
SRBC's annual Children's Christmas Program is quickly approaching, and is scheduled for Sunday, December 8, at 7 pm! Please mark your calendars and join us!
All children ages 3 thru 6th grade at SRBC are invited to be a part of the 2019 Christmas Program! We’re practicing each Sunday during the Children’s Church portion of the morning service. It is very important that your child be at as many practices as possible. It’s not too late to become a part of this program which will be performed Sunday Evening, December 8 at 7 pm, with refreshments to follow.
For questions please contact Marita Rogers or Tere Sharp.
Our annual Harvest Dinner will be on Sunday, November 18, starting at 6:00 pm. Please bring your favorite Thanksgiving style dishes to share with your church family. Turkey and beverages will be provided. This will be a special time of devotions and sharing as a part of our Harvest Dinner.
2019 WOMEN’S RETREAT
Friday 6pm-9:30pm & Saturday 8am-5pm
Bergamo Retreat Center, 4400 Shakertown Rd., Dayton Ohio 45430
Grab a flyer at the Connection Center in the foyer. Sign up to reserve your spot at the retreat on the clipboard at the onnection Center You may contact Colleen Goodman or Mary Ann Stemley for more information. * You can come and go from home or stay overnight
Dayton Area Baptist Association Annual Fall Gathering
On Sunday evening, 5:00 PM, November 3, 2019, the Dayton Area Baptist Association (DABA) will have its Annual Fall Gathering at New Season Ministry, 5711 Shull Road, Huber Heights, OH (Phone: 937-236-5710). We will have dinner a 5:00 PM and an inspirational service at 6:00 PM. We should be finished by about 7:00 PM, and if you can’t make the whole event, make what you can. Our speaker will be Rev. Pamela Wantz of Linden Avenue Baptist Church.
The dinner will be potluck, with various churches providing the different courses. This year, Spinning Road will provide the rolls, so please contact Dave Look or Penny Taylor if you are willing to contribute. Finally, please sign up on the sheet in the foyer so we can get an idea of how many will be attending.
We will once again be having a dinner to honor our veterans. November 3, after the morning service, all veterans AND active duty military and their families, are invited to stay for an appreciation dinner.
November 12, 2019, 5:30-7 pm!
A relaxed and informal church with a warm welcome for the whole family and friends with a mix of crafts, songs, games, food and plenty of opportunity to have and make a mess! It’s all free and there’s something for everyone – why not come along and join us! *Note: If you are under 16, you will need to bring an adult with you.
Our Messy Church meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month from 5:30 – 7 pm and is open to all ages and stages.
For questions call the church office at (937) 252-5311,
or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.