Food for thought- from an unknown source:
If you can start the day without caffeine... If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains...If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles...If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it...If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time...If you can take criticism and blame without resentment...If you can resist treating a rich friend better than a poor friend...If you can face the world without lies and deceit...If you can overlook it when those you love take it out on you when, though no fault of yours, something goes wrong...If you can conquer tension without medical help...If you can honestly say that deep in your heart you have no prejudice against creed, color, religion or politics...
Then my friend, you are almost as good as your dog.
While we know, of course, that a dog's intellect and emotion are not impacted by a fallen sinful nature and therefore not comparable to that of mankind, still it's loyalty and devotion make us ever aware of our own self-absorbed and arrogant tendencies. Rather than be more like our dogs,
our goal is to become more like the Man who took on our fallen state and died to take our punishment.
May we allow God's Holy Spirit to so indwell us that our humility raises us to emulate our Savior Jesus Christ, who is truly “man's best friend.”
“He that abideth in Him ought himself also so to walk.” (I John 2:6 KJV)
With love, Pastor Scott
Your giving Matters !
- Please join us for Men’s Breakfast on March 4, 2023 @ 8:30 am.
- Women’s Breakfast will be March 11, 2023 @ 9:00 am.
- March 21, 2023 ~ Team Meetings @ 6pm and Church Council @ 7 pm
This summer’s VBS, Spark Studios is scheduled for
July 16 - 21 from 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us at Spark Studios for six nights of fun – worship, Bible study, crafts, games, music, missions, friends, and more! The best part is that the entire 6 days are designed especially for kids age 3 (prior to June 1, 2023) through those students who will just be completing 6th grade! Kids will learn that they are created in Christ and designed for God’s purpose. Mark your calendars today, and registration will begin June 1, 2023.
Donations for the earthquake can be designated on the website front page at samaritanspurse.org. Gifts toward Ukraine or many other places can be designated on the page marked “GIVE.”
If you wish to donate an Easter flower to be used in decorating the church at Easter time, we will be taking orders from March 19 through April 2 2023. Please fill out the information forms in the back of the sanctuary. The cost is $10 per plant.
The plants will be in the sanctuary for Sunday April 9th and can be taken home after the morning worship service.
In 2023, SRBC is endorsing Scioto Hills Christian Summer Camp for anyone interested in youth summer camp. For years, many SRBC youth have attended and benefitted from this summer program. Scioto Hills is located in picturesque Wheelersburg, Ohio, and carpooling has often been arranged.
Beautiful facilities, excellent programs, activities and outdoor opportunities, great meals, exceptional speakers, and an incredible staff await. What distinguishes this from other camps is an environment where campers can grow relationships and build strong core values. Leaders disciple at all levels, centering on Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit, to create opportunities for spiritual growth to the glory of the Kingdom of God. Scioto Hills offers the potential for a life-changing experience. Find all information at www.SciotoHills.com.
February this year was truly not a typical snowy, wintery, icy month. It is hard to believe there are only a few months left in our AWANA year. The clubbers have been growing in their knowledge of Jesus and his love for them always.
- February 8 Clubbers brought in non-perishable foods to help refill our Church’s food pantry along with wearing their favorite sports gear for our soup ‘er bowl theme night.
- February 8 Sparks & TnT clubbers helped to color pages for the visit to the Manor across the street by SRBC’s Outreach team.
- February 22, we had fun playing glow in the dark games in the Fellowship Hall for Glow night.
- February 24, the Sparks grades K – 2 crashed the Church, ready to have fun. They came to experience their Sparks late Night out party, a night full of age-appropriate devotions, 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 fun!
- Clubbers are purchasing and working hard designing, creating, and getting their Grand Prix cars ready for the upcoming Grand Prix race on Wednesday March 15. The congregation, clubbers families & friends are invited to join us at the race! Come cheer on clubbers as they race their cars and show off what they’ve created for this fun event. If you are able to volunteer on the day of the race to set-up or take-down, please let Michelle or Tere know.
- Our leaders continue to bring joy, enthusiasm, and love to club each week and continue to make Awana a place that kids love.
Cool with Christ,
The Easter Egg Hunt!
We will be hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on April 2, 2023 after the morning service. The hunt is open to PreK ~ 6th Grade. There will be a small lunch after the hunt. Bring your Easter Basket and join in the fun.
The Spinning Road family is cordially invited to attend the wedding of Brad Davis and Becky Mirdamad on Saturday, March 11. The wedding is at 2:30 pm followed by an informal reception in Fellowship Hall.
The Messiah in the Passover presentation is a powerful visual message not only of Israel’s freedom from slavery in Egypt, but of the redemption of the individuals from bondage through sin through the atoning work of Jesus. This program is designed to give participants a deeper understanding both of the Passover and of the Communion table.
Please join us for this presentation on
March 26, 2023 at 10:30 am.
Friday, March 31, 2023, 6 pm – 12 midnight!
Don't miss the chance to stay up late at the Church! This is a great time of fun and fellowship!
All Awana T&T clubbers (grades 3rd-6th) are invited to our Lock-In. Check with your parents, clear your schedules, and gather your gear and come join us for a late-night adventure full of worship, fun, games, food, fellowship, and more. Sign up by Wednesday, March 29th so we know how many to plan for. Permission forms are required, pick them up from Mr. Tere. See ya there!
We are once again able to go to our neighbors and invite them to our spring activities. We are planning a neighborhood canvas, where we will place information about our upcoming plans for Easter and beyond on the doorknobs of houses in our church neighborhood. You do not have to knock on doors, just simply volunteer to take a few blocks and help spread the word about our church. Please plan to take part. The canvas will take place on Saturday, April 1 at 11:00 am. Hope to see you there!
March 11, 2023
Thanks to America for Christ (AFC) Offering contributions, American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) supported communities distressed by the devastation of COVID-19 last year, as the pandemic swept our country and Puerto Rico. We also helped families who lost homes to floods, wildfires, and storms, along with children living on the edge because of poverty, and seminarians preparing to devote their lives to sharing the Good News. These are just a few of the ways we minister to those in need; there are many more.
Please help us continue to bring healing and hope to communities, families, children and Jesus’ disciples in 2023 by supporting this year’s America for
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