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Church News THE JOURNAL, Thursday, January 12, 20 12 - C3 First United Methodist of Perkins It is always helpful to review what you believe and why. That's why last Sunday we at FUMC Perkins began studying the history and beliefs of the United Methodist Church. During the six weeks of the class, we will be looking at John Wesley's life, ministry, and spiritual journey, the history and growth of the United Methodist Church, baptism and Holy Communion, and our major beliefs. The class will meet in the fellowship hall at 9:30 on Sunday mornings and is open to anyone curious about United Methodism. The Neighborhood Ministries Food Bank has hit the ground running as 2012 begins, having its first food bank night on January 3. Through this ministry, we currently assist about 70 families in keeping food on their tables, and we hope to serve even more. If you are finding it difficult in these financially perilous times to keep your food pantry stocked, then let us help you by opening ours in the name of Christ the Provider. Twice a month we provide a huge bag of groceries, frozen meat, fresh or frozen veggies, and all the Panera Bread items you can use - and all free! The next food bank will be on Tuesday January 17 at 6:00. The new year is off to a rolling start. Have you made any resolutions? An excellent resolution would be to become an active part of a church family. Far too often people intend to do this, saying "One of these days I'm going to find a church," or "One of these days I'm going to get back into church." but never follow through on it. Well, every journey begins with one step, and the first step in the journey to finding a church home is to visit churches for worship. And as you decide on which churches to visit, add FUMC Perkins to your list. You will feel com- fortable in our worship and among our people, and will probably even find yourself wanting to take part in one of our ministries. In fact, why not resolve to visit us this Sunday? Worship begins at I0:55. but we encourage visi- tors to join us at 10:30 for our Fellowship Coffee time beforehand. This gives us a chance to meet you and you us, and to feel more at home in your worship experience. Take that first step in your new spiritual journey and join us as we worship Jesus this Sunday. We have no doubt it will make a difference in your life! Eden Chapel United Methodist Church Welcome to Eden Chapel United Methodist Church a very unique experience in worship. We do Sundays a little different at Eden Chapel and we believe you will enjoy it as much as we do. We begin every Sunday morning with a very personal Communion Experience in our Prayer Chapel. Then we prepare for our Sunday Morning Wor- ship which leads us into our Gathering Time: after that we are off to Sunday School to share our lives and experi- ences with each other. We have children, youth, adult and inter-generational groups, so we just know that we have one for you. Our Sundays are as follows: 9:00am Weekly Communion in the Prayer Chapel, 9:30am Worship in the Sanctuary, 10:30am Gathering in the Fellowship Hall, 11: 00am Sunday School and Special Classes. This Sunday is the 3rd Sunday after Epiphany and we will be gathering for the 9:30am for worship in the sanctuary. The scripture comes from the Old Testament Book of Jonah 3: 1-5; 10 with the title of the sermon being "Look for the Sign" Running from God seems to be normal for most of us and when we look back; then we can see the signs that God was with us all along. The old saying is; "if you are always looking in your rearview, you are going to run into something!" Maybe it is time we were a little less "Jonah" and a little more "Jesus" as we look into the future and recognize the God signs like Jesus and quite looking into the past and trying to find the answers like Jonah! Please remember you are always welcome to come and experience a very unique way of learning more about God and church family. Again weekly Communion is at 9am; Worship Service starts at 9:30am; Gathering Time is 10:30am with classes at 11:00am. Eden Chapel United Methodist Church is located at the corner of 92nd Street and S. Fairgrounds Road we are the little church under the big sign. Come see us! Lost Creek United Methodist Church Early in 2012, two new classes will be starting at Lost Creek. Max Rudd, our minister, will be teaching "Intro- duction to Genesis", a study in the same format as the Disciple Bible studies which have been offered several times at Lost Creek. This class will begin on Sunday, January 29 at 5:00. It will meet for 10 weeks. Starting the first week in February, Beth Moore's newest study on the Book of James "Mercy Triumphs" will be offered at 3 different times weekly. Beginning February 1st, on Wednesday nights at 6:00 is a class led by Donna Bridenstine. A second class will begin the next day, February 2, and will meet at 2:00 each Thursday in the home of Kathleen Woods. A third class beginning February 5 will meet on Sunday evenings at 5:00 at the church. Mother/Daughter team Cindy and Sarah Wilkey will lead this session. r'lCall the church office at 377-0927 to sign up for a class if you don't attend Lost Creek regularly. Lost Creek is located halfway between Stillwater and Perkins on 80th street between Hwy. 177 and Western. Worship times are 8:30 and 11:00 each Sunday morning. Check out our website at lostcreekumc.org or "like" us on Facebook to find out about ongoing ministries. We'd loved to have you worship with us! Perkins First Baptist Church Last Sunday, Pastor Marty began a new sermon series called "WIPE OUT." He outlined some necessities that we need in our lives that will help us to avoid "Wiping Out." Or in other word's, getting off track spiritually. Something we are all vulnerable to. The greatest commandment is to love God. To love Him with all of our mind, with all of our heart, and with all of our soul. Our relationship with Him is vital in avoiding Spiritual Wipe out. Each day has it's own bumps in the road that threaten to get us off track. We need that regular, everyday, time with God to stay the course. We need to spend time with Him reading His word and meditating on it. We need to spend time in prayer, communicating with God. Talking to Him and allowing Him to talk to us. We need also, to make time in our week to attend Church. And not only to attend, but to get involved. To get connected. (Isolation can cause a "Wipe Out" really quickly.) Loving God wholeheartedly. Reading His word. Spend- ing time in Prayer. Connecting with the Church on a week by week basis. These are all necessities in our lives to staying on track spiritually. So, lets be prepared. Let's be ready when that bump shows up in the road. Time with God is essential. And time-spells Love. We invite you to join us at First Baptist Church. It's a place where you can get connected and meet other believ- ers that will encourage you in your walk with the Lord. The Lord is working in our midst. Come and be a part of all that He is doing at FBC. We hope to see you there. The Church of Christ in Perkins By Bob Penick Let me admit it. I am a big-time fan of old Andy Griffin programs. They were nearly always wholesome stories that embodied profound lessons about everyday living. In one episode, after taking a job in another town, Andy's former deputy, Barney Fife, returned to Mayberry for a visit. He happened to arrive in town on the same train that a very popular Hollywood star came in on. Barney thought the band and the large enthusiastic crowd were there to welcome him back to town, but when he found out that they were all there to cheer for the celebrity, and no one but Andy had come to meet him, he became very bitter. After many years of studying the Bible and searching my own heart, I have concluded that bitterness may be one of the most devious sins that is allowed to slip unannounced into the hearts of many otherwise faithful Christians. In James 3:14-15. James says that wise knowledgeable men should be meek and humble in using what they know, but if there is bitterness in their hearts, they should face up to it and seek the true wisdom that God only can provide. In Colossians 3:19, Paul tells husbands to love their wives and to harbor no bitterness against them. How many Christian marriages could be saved if one or the other of the partners would face up to their bitterness and let God deal with it? We are told that, sometime back, when a missionary couple returned to their home in New York after working in Africa for many years, they were hopeful that some of their supporters would be at the dock to welcome them home. But. ironically, just as with Barney Fife, they had See CHURCH, page C4 Perkins Spiritual Community Directory sponsored by these fine local businesses Church of 1200Lover's Lane., Perkias o 547-539~ Fdends Chapd Payne i 2 6S' Main. 547,2414 Steve & Kelley Myers See you in church Sunday Open Mon.-Fri. 7:30-5:30 p.m. :?; ...... ...................... ,, ,h ,Ill .......... II I I I' IIIII I I II IIIIII1!~!!/!!! II I II I I IIIII lilll II IIIIIIIII I I .I IIIIIIIIIIIIIII'IIIIIIIIIHIIIII ...........................