Marshall Shelley shares this story in Leadership magazine:
Early in our marriage, I gave my wife a terrific anniversary gift. At least I thought it was a great gift. Susan, after all, is a farmer’s daughter and keeps close watch on the weather.
I envisioned her delight and nostalgia while tracking our backyard precipitation on her new rain gauge.
Susan was not impressed. “A rain gauge for our anniversary?” she asked incredulously. The gauge is now a family joke, a classic example of a gift enjoyed by the giver but not the receiver.
One word I hear a lot these days is authentic, as in “We seek authentic worship.” Usually this means we’re trying to create an experience that helps worshipers feel something. There’s nothing wrong with that, but if our focus is only on our experience, we may be giving God a rain gauge.
A real gift, real worship, means knowing what’s important to the Receiver.
May we keep this in mind whenever we gather for worship. It is tempting in our desire to stay contemporary to get caught up in what our worship experience does for us, rather than what we bring to God. The music, the videos, the various forms of participation that we enjoy, are all just ways to enhance the opportunity to bring our true selves to God. May we come to Him, as a song we sing says, “longing just to bring something that's of worth that will bless Your heart.”
Don't bring God a rain gauge! Bring Him what He wants, your repentance, your devotion, your sacrifice, your sincere praise.
With love, Pastor Scott
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meetings are at 5:30 pm Mondays. More info, contact Gertrude Prince @ 878-0398.
VOLLEYBALL is at 6:30 pm at the church. 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 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 to delve into God’s Word and enjoy fellowship with other Christian women. (Sept – May)
P. I. P. (POWER IN PRAYER) service is held every Sunday evening at 6:00 p.m. in the prayer room at the front of the sanctuary. This is an intimate time of sharing needs and praying for them.
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.
GOSPEL MISSION ~ 1ST FRIDAY
Volunteers go to Gospel Mission to help. More info, contact Rita Look @ 429-0719.
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 June 1 we will meet @ Longhorn in Beavercreek. For more info, contact Shirley Fall @ 254-2484
Scrapbookers meet the second Friday of each month at 7pm for a time of scrapbooking and fellowship.
Messy Church ~ 2nd Tuesday
Messy Church is a way of being church for individuals of all ages that involve fun, food and play.
This is Church, but not like you’ve ever known before. We meet from 5:30 – 7 pm. *Children under the
age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
TEAM AND CHURCH COUNCIL MEETINGS
June 19, 2018 Team Meetings will start @ 7 pm and the Church Council Meeting @ 8 pm.
MEN’S BREAKFAST ~ 1st Saturday (October – June)
The men of the church meet the first Saturday of each month for time in God’s word and fellowship with other Christian men of the church.
WOMEN’S BREAKFAST ~ 2nd Saturday (October-June)
Join us June 9 @ 9:00 am for breakfast, devotional time and good Christian fellowship with other ladies
of the church.
One Great Hour of Sharing is a Christian effort to empower, provide water, supply food., and give relief from disasters. We currently have water projects in over 20 countries and we are feeding the hungry all over the world. Our disaster relief is not just immediate response but long term commitment. We are inspiring and helping men and women to provide for their families. Please join us in supporting this effort by prayer or by a financial contribution.
Graduate Sunday will be on June 3. We will be recognizing our graduates from Spinning Road, which are Beatrice Marks from high school and Lauran Bush and Luke Goodman from college.
Messy Church News June 2018
Once a month on a Tuesday from 5:30pm to 7pm, SRBC hosts Messy Church – 1 1/2 hours of fun, games, food and crafts. It's a great time for all the family and friends.
Our next Messy Church will be held Tuesday, June 12. Come and join us and get Messy!
Messy Church is about having time together to have fun, explore faith, worship God and have a meal. Messy Church aims to involve everyone, and values everyone and invites us to come together, make things together, eat together and celebrate God together. It is called Messy Church because you may get Messy!
If you haven’t yet tried Messy Church, you are welcome to join us anytime. You can be involved as much or as little as you like! We welcome visitors as well as members, so give us a try. Hope to see you at our next Messy Church.
Children under 16 are welcome to come along with their parents or guardians; all children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
VACATION BIBLE 2018 "GAME ON"
Hey, everyone! Summer will be here sooner than you think, and with it comes VBS. Save the date! Our exciting 2018 VBS, Game On will be July
15 - 20. Each night from 6pm - 9pm kids will enjoy a time of worship, Bible study, crafts, games, music, snacks and more!
Kids ages 3 through 6 grade are invited to attend. Age groups are based on the grade level last completed in May 2018. Children must be 3 years old by June 1, 2018 in order to register.
Be sure to tell your friends so they can join us, too. We're gonna have lots of FUN!
Volunteers needed in many areas of VBS! Come help make a difference in a child's life!
Registration will open June 1, 2018 at www.spinningroadbaptist.org.
Our church bowling continues on Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. Come and cheer our bowlers on.
After a wonderful 2017-18 club year, AWANA is on break for the summer. We will kick off the 2018-19 club year on Wednesday, September 5th, so stay tuned for more details on registration
THE ATHEIST DELUSION
Atheism may seem intellectual, but it's the epitome of foolishness. It's a worldview that has snuffed out its God-given light. Yet, increasingly, you may encounter atheists in your workplace, your neighborhood, or even your home.
This exciting and illuminating course will help you to reach them. Let us give you the knowledge you need to take the light of the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ to those who love darkness and sit in the shadow of death. We will be finishing this series on June 3
CKK AND WEDNESDAY YOUTH PROGRAMS 2017
Wednesdays are exploding with mid-week children's and Youth programs offering fun lessons, games, activities, dinner for $2 and more.
CKK – Pre-K 6th Grade
Youth Group – 7th – 12 Grades
These programs are in place of Awana during the summer months. Come out and be a part!
SOUL REVOLUTION (SRV)
Meets Sunday evenings @ 6:30 p.m. For youth grades 7-12. For questions see one of the Youth Leadership Team Members, Ken & Jessica Clark.
NURSERY ~ BABIES THROUGH 2 YEARS
Scheduled for Sunday mornings in June
June 3 ~ Nancy Keister & Melissa Marks
Teen Helper ~ Kelsey Harter
June 10 ~ Mike & Mary Ann Stemley
Teen Helper ~ Kyndall Singleton
June 17 ~ Jerry & Marla Richardson
Teen Helper ~ Kayla Clark
June 24 ~ Crystal Jackson & Nancy Warwick
Teen Helper ~
Schedule for Sunday evenings in June
June 3 ~ 6:00 pm ~ 6:45 pm ~ Mary Ann Stemley
6:45 pm ~ 8:00 pm ~ Dave & Rita Look
June 10 ~ 6:00 pm ~ 6:45 ~ Mary Ann Stemley
6:45 pm ~ 8:00 ~ Nancy Keister & Debbie Snider
June 17 ~ 6:00 pm ~ 6:45 pm ~ No Evening Activities
6:45 pm ~ 8:00 pm ~ No Evening Activities
June 24 ~ 6:00 pm ~ 6:45 pm ~ Mary Ann Stemley
6:45 pm ~ 8:00 pm ~ Felicia Chambers
Scheduled for Wednesday evenings in June
June 6 ~ Wauneita Koogler & Nancy Warwick
June 13 ~ Wauneita Koogler
June 20 ~ Ron Keister & Nancy Warwick
June 27 ~ Richard & Tina Swanson
PRESCHOOL K-2ND GRADE
1st Sunday ~ Ellie Schroder 1st Sunday ~ Stay in Church
2nd Sunday ~ Mallorie Rutherford 2nd Sunday ~ Michelle Prince
3rd Sunday ~ Ellie Schroder 3rd Sunday ~ Ellen Reichard
4th Sunday~ Mallorie Rutherford 4th Sunday ~ Colleen Goodman