This Week at Community Church
Tuesday 7am Men’s Prayer Breakfast (Hilltop Rest.)
9:15am Ladies’ Bible Study (FLC)
6:30pm PASTOR SEARCH MTG.(@ Carla Beaver’s)
6:30pm Pickle Ball (FLC)
Thursday 7:30pm Pastor Search Mtg. (FLC)
Sunday 10am Worship
11:15am Beverages & Care Groups
**CONTINUING THIS SUNDAY**
COMMUNITY CHURCH PLAYERS
During the Worship Service we are hearing from people who met Jesus on His way to the cross. They are giving us “eyewitness” testimonies about Jesus’ ministry to them. They are:
March 31 – Thomas – TOM BOGLE
April 7 – Two Centurions – RAY BRUBAKER & MARK KOVACH
April 14 – PALM SUNDAY – Girl in Courtyard Confronting Peter – KIM KOVACH
April 21 – EASTER – Cleopas, after the Resurrection – Luke 24 – JIM WHINNA
MESSIANIC PASSOVER BANQUET
Seder Presented by Hope of Israel Monroe
Friday, April 19, Community Church FLC
For more info: shalommonroe.com
SAVE THE DATE, LADIES
WIC Ladies Spring Event -- Helms Cabin, Wadesboro
Sat. April 27, 9:00a - 3:30p Crafts, Coffee, Cooking
Sign Ups are in the lobby!
SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDIES
Tuesday Morning Ladies Study . . .meets at 9:15 in the Family Life Center. Contact person: Karen Whinna. New study: “The Magnificent Obsession”, by Anne Graham Lotz. See Carolyn Dowless for a book: $8.00. This week ladies are invited to stay after the study to enjoy lunch (bring your own, plus beverage) and games.
Wingate Small Group. . .meets 1st & 3rd Sunday afternoons at 5:30 in the home of John and Judy Graham of Wingate. Should you like to join us in our current study of Ephesians, please let John and Judy know (704-324-4011).
More About New Care Groups. . .Starting with the new Care Groups on April 7th, there will be “Care Group Transfer Request” form located at the reception desk in the church lobby. The Elders of Community Church believe that Care Groups are a wonderful tool to help people connect to the church and build relationships necessary for the furthering of God’s Kingdom. Sometimes, however, people do not fit in a certain group. For this reason the Transfer Request was devised to help you change Care Groups. There are three restrictions to requesting a change which are listed on the form. The most important of these restrictions is attending the Care Group at least four times before requesting a change. Completed forms should be placed in the “Church Office” distribution box in the church basement or received in (or mailed to) the church office.
Berea Study Group Plans:
They will be looking at the Book of Isaiah. Here are some additional topics of study they will do: The Branch of Jesse; A Prophecy Against Babylon; The Lord’s Devastation of the Earth; and Songs of Praise to the Lord. If you are interested please contact Ted Matteson by email (email@example.com), or telephone (321.917.0665); or in person.
MARCH BIBLE VERSES
Lamentations 3:31, 32
31 For the Lord will not cast off for ever:
32 But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY THIS WEEK TO THE FOLLOWING:
No birthdays this week
FROM YOUR ELDERS:
The Elders seek your prayerful consideration in the tithes and gifts you give to the Lord’s local church at Community Church Monroe. The church will again be approaching a “significant” event in its history this summer or late fall when, by God’s grace, we would have a new pastor transitioning to Community. To prepare for the new pastor’s arrival, your Elders will develop a Letter of Call. In this document, a mini contract, includes the pay and compensation to the pastor. According to our District Superintendent, the average compensation to Evangelical Free Church pastors in North Carolina is $65,000 a year. We have already reported to you that the Elders must again wrestle with the church budget early this summer. Basically, in order for this church to secure the service of a new full-time pastor our tithes and gifts must support his pay and compensation and basic operations of our facilities. For some in this church giving may be out of their abundance. For some, giving may be sacrificial. For all of us (members and attenders) our giving must be based on “trust.” There is a promise to this type of trust… “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38 (NKJV). Blessings.
FROM YOUR MISSIONS BOARD:
Do you like people? Do you have a desire of being part of a body spreading God’s Word to the lost world? Well, there is an empty chair in your Missions Board just for you. The Missions Board meets once a month to pray for our church supported missionaries’ needs and to conduct Board business such as planning for Missions Emphasis Weekends. We would be honored to have you serve with us. If you would like to have more information, please contact one of the Missions Board members (Ted Matteson, Ray Brubaker, Deb Brown, Mark Kovach, or Gerald Beaver). Blessings.
FROM YOUR PASTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE:
We continue to meet twice a week. To date, the Committee has completed first round interviews of 4 men. Each of these interviews while similar were very unique by the revelation of the Holy Spirit. We are getting to know each Candidate’s heart. Pray each Committee members’ heart to be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit as we see the right pastor among these men. Your Committee will again meet Tuesday to interview the last of the “top five” candidates. We will also look at resumes received recently. Pray that calendars will permit all needing to be presentlymeeting are clear; pray for individual preparation; and pray for God to again show us the Candidate #5’s heart.