WHAT’S HAPPENING @ SOUTHWEST COTN

“Consequently, faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.”  – Romans 10:17

JOIN US IN WORSHIP THIS WEEK!

Sunday Bible Classes for All Ages – 9:30 a.m.

Morning Worship/Children’s Church – 10:50 a.m.

Evening Event (most Sunday evenings) – 6:00 p.m.

To get directions to Southwest, choose “About Us” tab, then “Map and Directions.”

 

GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

 

PRAYER changes things.  Who are you praying for?   If you have a prayer need, please complete a prayer card and drop it off in our white “Prayer Requests” box in the sanctuary.  We pray for these requests daily.

Prayer Gathering – most Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Food Pantry:   Our food pantry exists because of the example of Jesus.  It is stocked with food to feed the hungry.  Our primary mission is to the “household of faith”, and open to any who asks.

“You have not because you ask not.” James 4:2   Ask and it shall be given.  The food pantry is open by appointment for emergency needs.

The need to keep our pantry stocked has never been greater due to the recent drastic decrease in monthly benefits that food-stamps-eligible families receive.  Our biggest needs at this time are anything breakfast-related:  juice, cereal, pancake mix and syrup,  but any and all donations are appreciated.  Items that cannot be purchased with food stamps, such as toiletries, personal care items, paper supplies and any non-food items, are also accepted and appreciated.  Place your donations on the specially marked cart in the foyer.

Thank you for continuing to support this ongoing ministry.  “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did it for Me.”  – Matthew 25:40

Copies of our local church directories are available.  They are updated twice a year, in April and October.  To save on paper and ink costs, copies will be printed only upon request.  See the church sound engineer.  (Latest edition is dated April 21st, 2016.)

Nazarene Missions International (NMI):   Our bulletin board in the foyer has tons of information about what’s going on in the mission field.  We have a Mission bookshelf in the back of our sanctuary featuring hardcopy and audio CD format missionary reading books.  Sign-up to read a book, or listen to a CD and find out what God is doing through His missionaries helping to “Make Christlike Disciples in the Nations”.  – Please return books and CD’s as soon as possible (don’t keep more than two weeks) so that they will be available to others in our congregation.  We have a link on the right-hand side of this page for the official NMI website.

World Mission Broadcast – “Beyond Borders and Barriers”:   Those old-time radio receivers had a lot of circuitry, tubes, knobs, dials and controls.  So then, it takes many parts to broadcast a message.  —  Today it costs an average of $4.00 to broadcast one minute of the Gospel somewhere in the world.  How many minutes will you support?   Click the World Mission Broadcast link on the right to make an on-line donation.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

October Campfires – if you are a regular attender of SW COTN, look at your worship folder each week to see whose group’s turn it is to participate.  The S.A.M.S. campfire is scheduled for Saturday, October 15th at 5:00 p.m.

Fall Fun Fest – Monday October 31st from 6 – 8 p.m.

All-church Thanksgiving Dinner following morning worship service, Sunday, November 20th.

Children’s Christmas Musical, Sunday, December 18th during morning worship which starts at 10:50 a.m.

More specific details regarding the EVENTS above may be made as their dates approach.  Events, dates and times are not always “set in stone,” so check back for any updates.  If you are a regular attender of SW COTN you can also check the weekly worship folder for announcements, or call or e-mail.