October — 2017
by Dr. David E. Gonnella
September was a good month for our church. As this is being written our Revival Meeting has had a good start and we expect that when the meeting is over we will be spiritually revived and refreshed. Photography was completed for our new church directory, attendance held up well in spite of sickness and we could see real spiritual advancement in some of our members.
MMBA. What’s that? It’s the Magnolia Missionary Baptist Association, our local association of 7 ABA churches. We will hold our Quarterly Fellowship on Saturday, October 7th, at 10:00 a.m. at the Victory Baptist Church in Foley. Let’s go and encourage them with our presence!!
INFORMATION! There are a number of ways to keep informed at our church. We have this memo, the church bulletin board, the Sunday morning bulletin, the screen, pulpit announcements, our committee meetings, computer calling system, church website, church Facebook, and the Missions bulletin board. However, non of these work unless you access them. I am a big believer in keeping people informed. Help me to help you to stay informed.
SPECIAL GROUPS: Senior Saints – Tuesday, October 10th at the Senior Center on Hillcrest Road at noon. Ladies Fellowship – Thursday, October 19th at 6:30 p.m. and Men’s Fellowship – Saturday, October 21st at 8:00 a.m., in the fellowship hall.
CALLING ALL LADIES AND A FEW GOOD MEN! Our Annual Ladies’ Luncheon will be held on Saturday, November 4th, at 11:00 a.m. This is one of the big events of the year so we hope all our ladies will attend and bring their lady relatives and friends with them. We will also need some of our men to volunteer as waiters. I am already signed up — will you join me?
We have had a good start to our Fall Quarter, and now it is time to build on that foundation. We will be transitioning into First Contact Visitation on Saturdays in October and will continue Targeted Visitation on Monday nights. Some have already expressed an interest in visiting at other times to fit their schedule, and we encourage this if you cannot come out at our regularly scheduled times. In preparation for this, we will have a Personal Evangelism Training Session on Sunday, October 8th at 6:00 p.m. We’ll have pizza for supper to make it more convenient for you to attend. If you don’t like pizza, tell us what you do like and we’ll try to have it.
If we will all do our part in trying to reach others, we will continue to grow. Canyou come out for visitation? Can you get a partner and visit on your own? Can you pass out tracts? Can you call people on the phone? Can you invite your neighbor over the fence? There are many ways to witness and to invite people to come to our services. Find the one that suits you best and help win the lost and reclain backsliders. Let’s reach people while there is time!