COVID-19 has affected all of our lives in very significant ways. The routines of life that we have depended upon have all been altered in one way or another because of this pandemic. Going to church, going to school, going to the store, going to visit someone, going anywhere at all, has taken on a new dimension and has caused us to grieve the loss of normalcy.
There have been a number of people in our church
who have suffered the loss of loved ones in recent months.
For some, it was COVID-19 that took a loved one far too soon. For others, the deaths may have been more expected due to aging and illness. Still, for others, the losses have been tragic and sudden. For all of them, the losses that have been experienced by those left behind have been magnified by this pandemic in that we can't even grieve the same way we have been accustomed to.
As we assess all of the things we have lost, I encourage you to focus on what we have through our faith in Jesus Christ. Paul said, “I consider everything a loss compared to the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord.”
We have been doing our best to regain some of those things we have lost in the context of our church life. In addition to returning to in-person worship, we have made it possible for anyone who would like to join us live on-line for both Sunday morning and Wednesday evening. You will see in this newsletter that in October, we will be resuming Sunday School, Children's Church and AWANA. Even though all those things will look a lot different because of COVID, we rejoice that we can return a little back toward normalcy.
Despite all that has been lost, I pray that we all can have a renewed understanding of what we have already gained through our salvation in Christ, and that even when we are able to totally resume all of our church activities, that our focus will be on that relationship to Jesus, rather than the activities themselves. I pray that we will have learned that even if we were to lose everything else, that the value of knowing Jesus is sufficient and that the things we are able to enjoy and do together are blessings from His hand that enable us to have a deeper appreciation of our abundant and eternal life found through faith in Christ.
Ladies of Spinning Road Baptist Church,
Friends and bridesmaids of Abbie Goodman are putting on a bridal shower for her on Saturday, November 14. They are inviting the ladies from our church to attend the shower. They were wondering for planning purposes about how many ladies from the church would like to attend.
Due to COVID restrictions, they were not sure who would feel it would be appropriate and safe to attend, since it will be indoors. COVID distancing and precautions would be enforced. hey asked if we could get an approximate count as soon as possible so that they can finish their planning and preparations. Please do not feel any obligation to attend. We totally understand any reluctance. But if you think you would like to attend the bridal shower for Abbie on November 14 from 12:00-2:00 pm at the Bravo Restaurant, please let Colleen Goodman know by October 8. You can call at her at (937) 510-1711 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are sorry for the short notice concerning your reply. Invitations/reminders will be sent out officially in October.
Beginning October 4th, 2020, from
9:50 – 10: 20 am, classes will meet in the following rooms.
NOTE TIME CHANGE
Masks and social distancing will be required. Rooms will be sanitized
following each use.
PURSUERS’ CLASS: A note for Dave Look
After years of taking deep dives into books such as Revelation, Romans, and Acts, the Pursuers S.S. class will take a different approach, at least for now. We will use “Our Daily Bread” as a guidebook and discuss certain excerpts that seem to be especially relevant for our class. Please pick up a copy in the foyer and read it each day, as many of us are already doing. If a particular day’s reading has a special meaning for you, we can discuss it. Each week I will also pick out a few readings and together we can see what God has in mind for each of us. Every reading begins with appropriate scripture for its subject matter and we will discuss how that scripture also applies to our own lives. Please join us downstairs in the Fellowship Hall.
SEEKERS CLASS: Ed Prince will discuss with the class the next study. They will continue to meet in the Seekers classroom.
YOUNG ADULT CLASS: Crystal Jackson will be contacting class members as to meeting time and will meet in the Prayer Room.
7TH THROUGH 12TH GRADE: A note from Nancy Warwick. Join us in exploring the upside-down kingdom, which Matthew describes. How does it apply today? We just started the book of Matthew and are in chapter 3. We will continue to meet in the YAM room.
K – 6TH GRADE: Ellen Reichard, joined by Tere Sharp, (via phone) will continue the study of Exodus in the room across for the Nursery.
The Nursery will not be open for babies – 2 years during COVID-19 pandemic. Contact Felicia at (937)272-4254 if you have any questions.
Are you missing a coat, a pair of shoes, one shoe, an earring, a ring, your glasses, your purse,
All of these things, and many more are in our Lost and Found above the coat rack by the church offices. There is quite a collection of things in the tubs.
It just might be yours!
If these things are not claimed by October 11, 2020 they will be thrown away.
So, hurry and check it out!
Due to Covid-19 there will be no Women’s retreat or Ladies monthly breakfast.
For questions, needs, or prayer requests please feel free to contact Mary Ann Stemley at
937-554-8573 or email@example.com
Children’s Church will resume on October 11.
All Covid-19 protocols will be in place.
We would love to have our children back
with us in church!
Our preschool is in need of substitutes. If you know
of anyone available who has a high school diploma, willing to get fingerprints and background checks,
please contact Carol Boersma at 937-256-7304.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PLAY 2020
Due to the Pandemic, we are placing the Children’s Christmas Program on hold, as our restrictions just don’t allow us to start rehearsals at this time.
Due to the pandemic we are starting club a bit later than usual. Wednesday, October 7,
at 6:05 pm will be our fall kick-off date for the 2020-2021 club year. Clubs will be offered
in person, Virtual (at home) and Hybrid (A mix of both).
Things will look remotely different to begin the year, on the other hand God has been so gracious and we've been able to plan and get club organized for the start of a new club year that shares the gospel, includes safety standards while maintaining lots of FUN!!!
Online registration for clubbers and leaders/volunteers is open at www.spinningroadbaptist.org.
Please join us in prayer for all involved with this upcoming club year. Thank you for
your continued support in this ministry! Help us teach, reach, and lead them because
kids matter to God.
Cool with Christ
October is the month we collect our
World Missions Offering.
Your contributions to this offering go to support our special interest Missionaries, such as Jeni Pedzinski, as well as supporting the American Baptist
International Ministries, also known as the American Baptist Foreign Mission Society, works cross-culturally to invite people to become disciples of Jesus Christ and to proclaim, through both word and deed, God’s reign of justice, peace and abundant life for all creation.
Focused Impact Areas
INVITING PEOPLE TO BE DISCIPLES OF JESUS CHRIST
PROCLAIMING GOD’S REIGN OF JUSTICE, PEACE AND ABUNDANT LIFE
EQUIPPING THE BODY OF CHRIST TO ENGAGE IN GOD’S MISSION
We will strive to be productive for God’s Kingdom by:
Freely worshipping Him in Spirit and truth.
Reaching out to meet the specific needs of others.
Unifying the Body of Christ in love and friendship
Inviting our neighborhood to share our Christian experience.
Teaching believers to grow and serve.
” We pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please Him in every way; bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.” Colossians 1:10
538 SPINNING ROAD
Phone: (937) 252-5311
E -Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WRITE TO OUR MISSIONARIES
Bev Dawson John Look Dayton Christian Center
6415 Fellowship Cr 2402 Porter Avenue 1352 W. Riverview Ave.
Apt H Anoka, MN 55303 Dayton, Ohio 45407
Waxhaw, NC 28173