When driving around town, I will often notice a variety of bumper stickers, mud flaps, rear window signs and especially license plate frames displaying to all who see the pride the owner of the car takes in his origin. A home-state sports team or an identifying symbol of a geographical location will identify the driver as someone who comes from a particular place. “Roll Tide!” or “Texas Longhorns” or “The Big Apple” will stand out as intended to identify the home place of the car's inhabitants.
Yet, inside that license plate frame sits a rectangular piece of metal that says, “Ohio, the Birthplace of Aviation.” Clearly, the car's owner had moved to Ohio and was required as a resident to have an Ohio license plate, but he had not yet identified with his new home and had no intentions of changing his loyalties.
As Christians, we have become “citizens of heaven.” However, we often go through a slow transition of loyalties to our new home. The kingdom of this world does not easily leave our hearts. Oh, that we would be willing to leave the things of this world behind for the greater substance of spiritual life with our Savior. May we overcome our divided loyalties and fully identify with the kingdom of God.
With love, Pastor Scott
NURSERY ~ BABIES THROUGH 2 YEARS
Scheduled for Sunday mornings in February
Colleen Goodman & Penny Taylor
Teen Helper ~ Kelsey Harter
Bud & Wauneita Koogler
Teen Helper ~ Chrystal Jackson
Daniel & Cassie Lambert
Teen Helper ~ Kayla Clark
Greg & Kelly Bush
Teen Helper ~ Kyndall Singleton
Schedule for Sunday evenings in February
6:00 pm ~ 6:45 pm ~ Mary Ann Stemley
6:45 pm ~ 8:00 pm ~ David & Rita Look
6:00 pm ~ 6:45 ~ Mary Ann Stemley
6:45 pm ~ 8:00 ~ Nancy Keister & Debbie Snider
6:00 pm ~ 6:45 pm ~ Mary Ann Stemley
6:45 pm ~ 8:00 pm ~ Colleen Goodman
6:00 pm ~ 6:45 pm ~ Mary Ann Stemley
6:45 pm ~ 8:00 pm ~ Felicia Chambers
Scheduled for Wednesday evenings in February
February 7 ~ Wauneita Koogler
February 14 ~ Wauneita Koogler
February 21 ~ Ron Keister
February 28 ~ Richard & Tina Swanson
Once again, the youth group is sponsoring an All-Church “Movie Night.” On Sunday evening, February 18, everyone is invited for a fun night of popcorn and other refreshments, fellowship and a Christian movie. Stay tuned for the name of the movie and the specific time. Donations will be accepted
as a fundraiser for the youth group. Come on out for a fun
AWANA GRAND PRIX 2018 IS COMING!
The Awana Grand Prix is coming
Wednesday March 24 at 6 pm. We are selling grand prix car kits on Wednesday nights at Awana. The cost is $5 per kit, 5 Different Models are available: Nascar, Indy, block, stock, & truck. Kits MUST be purchased through the Club and are available Wednesday nights during Club. They cannot be purchased through outside vendors. Once you purchase your car, you will need to pick a number to go on it. Numbers are on a first come first serve basis.
It's never too soon to purchase your Grand Prix car and get started on designing, cutting, sanding, and painting it. Get started early so you won’t have to rush.
Join us for this annual event where AWANA clubbers race their pinewood derby style cars. Not just for kids, adult AWANA leaders & parents can also build a car and race in a special open class!
For questions see Co-Commanders Michelle and/or Tere.
Hope4Riverside, a community Christian outreach, will be having a city-wide worship service on Sunday evening, February 25. We will meet at Stebbins High School at 6:00 p.m. for an evening of being together with Christians from other local churches to worship, pray and hear God's Word together.
Please plan to attend!
Our Awana club had a very busy & exciting 2017 ministering to many new clubbers & families. We arrived back to club January 3 with the weather outside being quite frightful, but their hearts and work ethics warm and delightful. After 2 weeks off from club, spending time with family, friends, and new toys etc. clubbers were excited and ready to get back to the business at hand, of learning and reciting Bible verses, completing sections, and learning through deeper discussions during lesson time all while trying to stay warm and not falling on the ice outside.
January 17, 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 4 & over 70 laySPOTLIGHT ON MISSIONSers of clothing and accessories.
While our Cubbies arrived excited and dressed in their favorite colors, fulfilling their theme night favorite colors night.
Friday February 23rd 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 21; car kits are on sale for clubbers & parents to purchase for $5 per kit. See Ms. Michelle for details.
Saturday March 24th, 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 2018, 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, Co-Commander
SPOTLIGHT ON MISSIONS
This month, we will again be reaching out to our neighbors across the street at Mad River Manor. We will be preparing valentines and taking them over to residents and spend time visiting with them. Stay tuned for details about the specific day and time.
Our missionary of the month is Jeni Pedzinski, American Baptist missionary in Thailand.
Here is a recent letter from Jeni:
Dear SRBC Family,
I just wanted to thank you so much for the Christmas card. It actually arrived in plenty Of time for Christmas.
Christmas is my favorite time of the year. My family always begins Christmas morning by reading the story in Luke 3 in the old KJV. I’ll definitely do that here too, and remember and celebrate.
Things at New Life Center are very good. We recently baptized 15 girls, and were also able to arrange for one of our residents to see her parents after years of being separated after she was
trafficked by her brother in to a factory. There is a lot to celebrate!
Happy New Year, Jeni Pedzinski
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 cool winter games, FRIDAY FEBRUARY 23, 2018 FROM 6 – 10 PM. Follow bulletins, flyers & club newsletter for details and/or see Miss Michelle or Mr. Tere.
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Meetings are at 5:30 pm Mondays. More info, contact Gertrude Prince @ 878-0398.
VOLLEYBALL is at 7:00 pm at Stevenson Elementary. For More info, contact Dave Look @ 429-0719.
Y. A. M. (YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY) 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.
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.
We gave out 24 Christmas baskets this year and now we need to restock the food pantry. There are still some specific items that we need. They are as follows: Pork n Beans, canned meat, fruit, spaghetti, sugar, flour, catchup, jelly, toilet paper, paper towels, Kleenex, Ramen Noodles, Spaghetti Os, and tomato soup. If you Have any questions, contact Barb Chambers @ 238-3949 or June McLean @ 233 – 8555.
Thank you for giving so generously to this ministry!