When you walk into a public school classroom, what do you see? Posters on the walls, baskets of scissors and glue sticks and pencils, dry erase markers, decorations commemorating the seasons, definitely some kind of big run for the younger grades. There are boxes of tissues and Clorox wipes and hand santizers. Schools don't typically supply this stuff. Teachers do. A hugh majority of teachters spend their own money on school supplies.
This is were we step in. We have adopted the entire Kindergarten Department at Plantation Park Elementary School. We have made it our mission to let these kids know that they are loved and someone cares for them. One way we do this is by helping the teachers supply their rooms... removing the burden and worry of making sure they have the materials they need. This allows them to focus and love on these kids.
We have 3 ways this year you can use to participate in this endeavor:
Join us in making this year a great year for our kids!
Have you ever wished you had a little bit more power — or influence — or control? Whether you dream about ruling the world or just wish you could get a little respect once in a while, the desire to be in charge is something we’ve all experienced. But in this 4-week series, Royals, we’ll hear about a few kings from the Bible whose stories show us power isn’t always easy to yield. Through their failures and successes, we’ll discover that when you make mistakes, God can help make things right; when you think you know best, be humble instead; when you’re not sure who to listen to, ask God for guidance; and when obedience is difficult, stay close to Jesus.
Everyone makes mistakes! There's not a day that goes by when we don't mess up somehow. Sometimes our mistakes are just accidents we quickly forget about, but other times our mistakes are choices we wish, more than anything, we could take back. They're the kind of choices that come with big consequences for ourselves and for others. There's this guy David in the Bible who can relate. God chose him to be king of an entire nation because of his good heart, but all that power went to David's head. He used his position to do horrible things, and those choices had devastating consequences. You may not be a king, and you may not have messed up as much as David did, but you probably know what it's like to feel guilty and ashamed of things you've done. But there's good news: just like David eventually discovered, when you make mistakes, God can help make things right.
Join us as we study from the Word of God to grow as the "sons and daughters of God." We also will take time out for some fun and games, relaxing and connecting with each other. See ya' there!!
Convictions: What We Believe
Do Christians have nonnegotiable beliefs, and if so, what are they? Join us in this eight-week series as we look at eight key topics in evangelical theology that all Christians agree about. Our faith will be challenged as we ask ourselves, “When it comes to my beliefs, what is important and why?
The Holy Spirit comes to live within us when we trust in Jesus as our Savior. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right, and spiritual gifts to build up the church and spread the gospel. God has sent you a Helper who can guide and lead you.
Service time is at 10:00am... we will be live-streaming the service online at Open Road Fellowship.
Mini-Choppers (K - 5th):
Compared to Bible heroes and superheroes, it may seem like a regular kid might not have courage. But in the following weeks as we proceed through our lesson, Courage, we'll learn what courage really is and how God can empower all of us when we trust in Him.
Courage is bravery in the face of fear, doing what’s right even when no one else is, never giving up on the directions God has given us, praying to see God’s promises come true, and giving up everything in our lives as a sacrifice to Him.
Courage Does What's Right - Courage does what’s right, even when other people don’t agree or are too afraid to. Trust God’s strength, and He’ll give you the courage to do what you need to do!
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Tiny Tykes (pre-K):
Everybody’s Welcome: Peter’s vision and Cornelius
God’s Church isn’t just a building where we learn about God. God’s Church is God’s family! Everybody is welcome in God’s family when they trust and follow Jesus. This lesson about Peter and the centurion Cornelius teaches your little ones that God has a special place for them in His Church! We all fit in God’s family.
God doesn’t leave anybody out. God sent Jesus for everybody! Everybody who trusts and
follows Jesus is a part of God’s family, the Church.
God welcomes everybody ... because of Jesus!
B7... I26... N35... G58... O75... BINGO!!!
Yep, it's that time again... time to sit back and try to keep up with Bill as he calls out all those numbers! Plan on coming out Friday night for our annual Back to School Bingo Bash. We will have some great food, some fun fellowship, and of course, some great prizes.
Most importantly, we will have some prayer! We will take time out during the evening to pray for our teachers, our schools, our administrators, and of course, our students.
Come out and play... and be prepared for some fun!