But neither of these approaches provide a cure to the allergy. The cure for allergies is actually found in exposing yourself to your allergens in small doses. A doctor will prick your forearm in different places with different allergens to see what you will react to. That testing might seem like cruel and unusual punishment. But really, it is a form of reverse engineering. By a gradual exposure in small doses to the things that makes your body react, you can develop an immunity to those things.
This makes me think of fears that we might have. While it may seem to make sense that the best way to overcome our fears is to avoid those things we are afraid of, in reality we overcome by exposing ourselves to those things we fear.
The cure for fear of failure is not success. It is in having
failed and seeing that you have made your way past the failure. The cure for fear of rejection is not acceptance; it is in having been rejected and learning that it is not the end of the world.
The cure for the fear of death is in dying to yourself and learning that life is found through faith in Jesus Christ.
I Peter 1:6-7 says, “In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. These have come so that your faith, of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire, may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”
With love, Pastor Scott
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. For more info, contact Shirley Fall @ 254-2484.
Join us as Women’s breakfast for great food, a devotional time and good Christian fellowship with other women of the church.
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.
(October – June)
The men of the church meet the first Saturday of each month at 8:30 am for a time in God’s word and fellowship with other Christian men of
2nd Tuesday of the month
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
VOLLEYBALL is at 7:00 pm at Stevenson Elementary.
For more info, contact Dave Look @ 429-0719
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.
Calling all crocheters, we are bringing back our beloved crochet group. Katie Snyder is honored to take leadership of the group. Please see Katie for more details
Spotlight on Missions
• February 12 the Sparks clubbers helped to color pages for the visit to the Manor across the street by the Outreach team.
• Feb. 19, We had fun playing glow in the dark games in the Fellowship
hall for Glow night.
• Feb. 28, the Sparks (grades k – 2) came to experience Sparks late Night out party, a night full of age appropriate fellowship, games and activities geared for them to have lots of fun. Thank-you to all Leaders, and Lit’s, that helped to make this event such a
• The AWANA store will open for business March 4 for clubbers to shop till they drop.
• The AWANA Grand Prix will take place on March 18th from 6:05-7:30 PM. If you are able to volunteer on the day of the race to set-up or take-down, please let Michelle or
• Saturday March 21st some of our 6th – 12th grade clubbers will head over to Cedarville University to participate in CedarMania, a full day filled with lessons, music, crazy games, exciting competitions, making new friends, all while challenging their faith, and
• Friday April 3 the TnT clubbers are scheduled to come and hang out at our lock-in from
6 pm –8 am, watch for information in flyers, bulletins, and emails for further details.
As always, the Awana ministry team is thankful for every prayer and supportive word shared, your prayers are so very important and crucial to this ministry! We appreciate having a congregation that values children and youth ministry Thank you!
Cool with Christ,
Don’t forget to spring your clocks forward on Saturday, March 7th
by Don Richardson
Don Richardson proposed that God has placed ways to reach into cultures to make the gospel message relevant to that different people groups. Find out how God opened up the way for a cannibalistic tribe to turn to Jesus.
Nursery Schedule ~ Babies through 2 Years Old
March 1 ~ Nancy Keister & Felicia Chambers
Teen Helper ~ Kelsey Harter
March 8 ~ Mike and Mary Ann Stemley
March 15 ~ Jerry & Marla Richardson
March March 22 ~ Crystal Jackson & Nancy Warwick
Teen Helper ~ Brenda Caggiano
March 29 ~ Felicia Chambers
Scheduled for Wednesday evenings in March
March 4 ~ Wauneita Koogler & Nancy Warwick
March 11 ~ Wauneita Koogler
March 18 ~ Ron Keister & Nancy Warwick
March 25 ~ Tina Swanson
2020 AWANA Grand Prix ~ March 18, 2020
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. We encourage you to please mark your calendars now and plan to attend!
Concrete and Cranes 2020 VBS
CALLING ALL VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS!
In just 5 short months the SRBC 2018 VBS week will be in full swing! Our theme for this year is Concrete and Cranes! it's all about Building on the Love of Jesus!
Our Church will be transformed into a construction site that will help kids build on Jesus’s strong foundation, the week of July 12 – 17, save the date! We again need many faithful volunteers so we can provide another wonderful week for the children expected to attend.
If you served in VBS last year, your position is waiting for you! If you were not able to help last year but would like to this year, we have a place for you. It's never too early to begin praying about how you might get involved this year.
Further details will come in future bulletins, newsletters, and emails, stay tuned. Go Team!
Messy Church ~ March 10, 2020
Messy Church is a different way of being the church
We hope you will join in! All 6th-12th graders are welcome! RSVP by Wednesday, March 11. See Mr Tere or Miss Michelle for serious details.
If God is putting it on your heart to consider serving Him in this way, or in sharing these responsibilities with others, please talk to Pastor Scott, or see one of the members of our Youth Advisory Council, which includes, Kelly Bush, Ron and Nancy Keister, Tere Sharp and Bud Koogler.