I was asked to speak at the funeral of a man who had helped develop the Boeing 747 aircraft. After the service I spoke with the widow and commented on what a remarkable thing her late husband had done.
“The truth is, he worked on a little switchbox smaller than a loaf of bread,” she said. “That’s all he worked on for fifteen years. But when that 747 lifted off the ground for the first time, it was the happiest day of his life.”
He worked on a tiny switchbox for more than a decade, yet the Boeing 747 couldn’t have lifted off without this man’s contribution. Often we think our seemingly small efforts aren’t very important. But when the great kingdom of God “lifts off,” we’ll be thrilled to find out that our efforts were essential.
M. Craig Barnes,
When I think of all the little pieces it takes to make things work properly here at Spinning Road, I am so grateful for the commitment and faithfulness of our members. Every worship service we have, every endeavor we undertake, every event we sponsor, is dependent on so many different people doing their part. If you ever feel that your role in our church is not important, or not needed, please know that when you are not able to be here, that you are missed and that there is an element of our church life that is incomplete. We could not be nearly as effective in carrying out God's mission for us, unless each person is using their gifts and giving their time as God has lead him or her to do. Each task is just as important as any other task, and your contribution is needed and necessary to be the church that God would have
us to be.
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 am 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.
Mission Focus for July
DAYTON CHRISTIAN CENTER (DXC) is one of 21 neighborhood action centers that are supported by National Ministries American Baptist Churches, USA since 1921. Our mission work started in 1921 by faithful Christians determined to provide essential and supportive services to individuals and families seeking to better their lives.
We have an exceptional year-round child care program in West Dayton and city-wide collaborations with other faith-based agencies enable us to provide high-quality comprehensive programs.
Messy Church News June 2018
There will be no Messy Church on July 10 due to VBS which begins July 15. We will resume in August.
Messy Church is a great opportunity for families to be together in worship without the worry of being too silly or “messy” because, let’s face it, life can be messy!
At Messy Church, we grow in our relationship with God and with one another through crafts, activities, music, celebration time and more. Then, together we enjoy a shared meal. Children and adults of all ages are welcome so invite the grandparents, your neighbors and friends to this new church community. Children under 16 need to be accompanied by an adult.
We ask that you be mindful of our precious little/young ones while entering, moving about, and exiting our parking lot. Sunday and\ Wednesdays in particular bring a lot
of children/youth to our programs. Those groups use our grounds to play games, have lesson times, play basketball, football, etc. We want to make sure that everyone is safe in and around the parking lot.
Thank-you for your help and assistance in making sure all are safe
"GAME ON" V B S
Vacation Bible School is fast approaching, and we would love your help! This year’s VBS dates are July 15 to 20th. Our program runs 6pm-9pm. The theme for this year is Game On.
One week can be life-changing for you and for the kids you will serve! Everyone changes when they learn about Jesus and share his love!
Our VBS program wouldn’t be possible without the gracious help and commitment of our volunteers! Whether you can give a day, or the whole week, we’d love to have you on the team.
If you are willing or able to volunteer, please contact Director, Michelle Prince.
VBS VOLUNTEER MEETING
We are busy gearing up for a fantastic VBS this year, Volunteer meeting will be held Wednesday, July 11 @ 7:30 pm for anyone who wants to help with VBS.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2018
The days are hot, schools out. There can be no doubt that summer’s here, and this one’s going to be a blast! In a few weeks, our entire campus will be transformed into the big stadium for Game On VBS. VBS is always one of the most fun and exciting weeks of the year, you will not want to miss out.
Kids are invited to join God's team to train hard, celebrate salvation, and encourage one another with God's ultimate playbook. Our team is working hard to prepare an incredible week filled with friends, cool crafts, fun games, tasty snacks, awesome music, Bible exploration, science and more! VBS will be for Kids 3 yrs old up to just completed 6th grade! (Kids must turn 3 yrs old by 6-1-18 in order to attend!)
So invite all your friends and help their parents make VBS a part of their summer!!! Join us July 15-20th for a Game On sports themed VBS Adventure from 6-9pm. This event is free and we hope to see you there. Online registration is ready at www.spinningroadbaptist.org.
We will have a reception celebrating Luke Goodman's graduation from college on Saturday, July 7 in the Fellowship Hall from 2-4 p.m. We would love for you to join us. Pastor Scott and Colleen
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!
Our FOOD PANTRY is in need of the following items: Ramen Noodles, Pork-n-Beans, potatoes mixes, flour, sugar, brown sugar, cooking oil, gravy, catchup, mustard, canned fruit, paper towels, laundry soap, cans or pouches, chicken, tuna, salmon, Spam, cereal, spaghetti sauce, toilet paper, paper towels, cake mixes and frosting, and jelly.
Your donations are gratefully appreciated as we attempt to meet the needs of those in our community. Questions contact Barb Chambers @ 238-3949 or June McLean @ 233 – 8555.
Thank you for giving so generously!
Our church bowling league continues on Thursday, at 6:30 p.m. Come out and cheer our bowlers on.
They need the Lay’s Stax chips plastic containers. (It needs to be this particular brand of chips and not Pringles because of the stronger plastic containers.) These can be found at Wal-Mart, Kroger and Target. They will need 80-100 of these containers.
They also need 80 – 100 20 oz. pop bottles. (Water bottles will not work because is not as strong as the pop bottles.) Any questions please see Evelyn Paige or Michelle Prince. Your generosity is appreciated!
The prop team for VBS needs some items:
- Wire hangers,
- Paper towel or wrapping paper tubes (not toilet paper size)
- Sports t-shirts
- Any sports related equipment (especially things you no longer want). (We will try to mark and return anything you need to have returned, but remember, this is a kid’s program, so children may get their hands on some items.)
You can leave donated items on the bench in the coat room. If you need to have them returned, please mark with your name and a post-it that says "Please return" and we will do our best to take special care of that item.
Thank you! Rita Look & Merry Standridge
Please be aware that July 4th is a Wednesday, the church offices are closed and there will be no evening services. We hope you take this time to spend with family and friends.
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. The next one is on July 6 and we will meet @ Olive Garden 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.
WOMEN’S BREAKFAST ~ 2nd Saturday
Join us July 14 @ 9:00 am for breakfast, devotional time and good Christian fellowship with other ladies of the church.
TEAM AND CHURCH COUNCIL MEETINGS
Due to VBS, this month’s Team meetings and Church Council have been moved to Thursday,
July 24, 2018. Team Meetings will start @ 7 pm and the Church Council Meeting @ 8 pm.
Members are asked to attend and everyone else is invited to attend our quarterly business meeting
on Sunday, July 29, following the morning worship