Past Events

Open Road Kid's Church

November 28, 2021 • 10:00am |Mini-Chopper Room

Mini-Choppers (K - 5th):

The Bible is an incredible book to read, talk about, and explore over and over again! This series, The Bible, is all about the big story of the whole Bible and what it means for us as followers of Jesus. It includes study tips for kids, how to pick a great Bible, and what to do when the Bible seems confusing, hard, or leaves you with more questions than answers.

Click here for documents:  Konnect Card

Tiny Tykes (pre-K): 

A Voice In The Night - Samuel is Called by GOD

Start your day by praying to God, and talk and listen to Him ALL DAY LONG! Even if you go really far away or visit other places, He’s always listening. This message about Samuel will teach kids that God is always ready to talk with us. 

When you trust and follow Jesus, God’s your friend. He wants to talk with you. Tell God what you’re doing, what you need, or how you feel. He’s listening!

I can talk with God ... about anything and everything!

Click here for documents:  Adventure Book, Parent Conversation Card

The Characters of Christmas

November 28, 2021 • 10:00am |Open Road Fellowship Church

This series, The Characters of Christmas, will look at different characters in the Christmas story to see how the birth of Jesus was good news of great joy for all of them, whether an elderly couple like Zechariah and Elizabeth, a poor young couple like Joseph and Mary, the marginalized shepherds, or even cosmic beings (angels). 
 

The birth of Jesus is good news for the elderly Zechariah and Elizabeth, who have spent their lives bearing disgrace. They were righteous and blameless in their walk with God. However, there is one thing that sets them apart in a negative way: Elizabeth is childless. This is a painful situation for both of them, and one that society would not receive generously. Both of them were well aware of how society viewed them for not having a child; the associated pain this brought them within (as would-be parents) and without (in the judgment from their neighbors) must have been nearly unbearable. 

These are individuals who have given their entire lives to God. They have served him faithfully, yet the desire of their hearts has not come to pass. The birth of Jesus shows us that no matter what stage of life you’re in, it is still good news for you. This was good news for Zechariah and Elizabeth. They were finally going to have a child! And the reason they were going to have this child was so that a prophet would prepare people to meet the Lord. In the act of giving them a child, God demonstrates his intention to give grace. Elizabeth’s shame is removed, replaced with a demonstration of God’s favor. Her disgrace among the people is replaced with a son who preaches a message of repentance.

Pizzapalooza

November 24, 2021 • 6:00pm |Hangar 316
We are about to have an amazing time! Pizzapalooza is an evening of fun, fellowship, and food! Open Road is building a pizza oven and our students will be the ones to break it in! There will be competition, prizes, games, and all sorts of fun for your teenager! If you need your teenager out of you hair while you prep for Thanksgiving or if you just don't want to feed them, because let's be honest, they are the reason your grocery bill is so high, then bring them to Hangar 316 at 6 pm on the 24th! They aren't going to want to miss out on this awesome evening!

The Greatest Month of Generosity Ever

November 21, 2021 • 10:00am |Open Road Fellowship Church

Are you a generous person? What qualifies someone as a generous person? Is it a billionaire philanthropist who gives millions to charity? Or someone contributing time to working at a soup kitchen? Do generous people look at the world differently? This four-week series examines the biblical understanding of generosity. By looking at the character of God, the good Samaritan, the widow’s offering, and Paul’s encouragement to give generously, we will see that God wants us to be generous in all areas of our life.
 

From Paul’s teaching to the church in Corinth, we see that believers are called to be generous in their giving of money to those in need and generous in supporting what God is doing in the world. A person should decide what they will give, having faith that God will take care of their financial needs.

Thanksgiving Boxes

November 21, 2021 • 10:00am |Worship Center

Close your eyes just a second (well, wait until I give you what to visualize). Ok, in just a moment, I want you to close your eyes and imagine it's Thanksgiving, and you have nothing on the table. Ok, close your eyes now and imagine.

How did you feel about that? I bet it made you feel sad, scared, unsure, maybe even worthless. Believe it or not, but there are many people in our local area of Haughton, Bossier City, Minden, Doyline, and Shreveport that will not have anything on their table this Thanksgiving. 

That's where you come in. I am asking the members and regular attenders of Open Road Fellowship Church to bring with them to church a list (click here) of food items on November 21, 2021. Bring your food in a plastic or paper sack, and deliver it to the designated area in the foyer. 

During the services, Open Road Kids will decorate the boxes with colorful messages of hope and love. After the services, those wanting to deliver a box to a family will grab a box and an address to head out. Super simple, and it is a true blessing.

If you are a regular attender of Open Road Fellowship, sign up here to bring a box, deliver a box, or if you or someone you know needs a box. If you do not attend Open Road Fellowship, but you've come across this site and need a box, click here to fill out the form. We're not sure if we'll be able to get to you, but we will try our best.

Remember, you may be at that empty table one day. I hope that somebody would have thought of you enough to bring a box in the name of Jesus.

Link to list of food items: Thanksgiving Box List

Link to bring and/or deliver a box:  Thanksgiving Box

Link if need a box:  Thanksgiving Box request

Open Road Kid's Church

November 21, 2021 • 10:00am |Mini-Chopper Room

Mini-Choppers (K - 5th):

Project: Thanksgiving boxes

Kids will have the opportunity to decorate the Thanksgiving boxes the church is giving out to families in need today. They will have the opportunity to "Impact the World."

Tiny Tykes (pre-K): 

A Voice In The Night - Samuel is Called by GOD

Start your day by praying to God, and talk and listen to Him ALL DAY LONG! Even if you go really far away or visit other places, He’s always listening. This message about Samuel will teach kids that God is always ready to talk with us. 

God shows us His love by listening when we pray, no matter what time it is.

I can talk with God ... all the time!

Click here for documents:  Adventure Book, Parent Conversation Card

Open Road Students

November 18, 2021 • 6:00pm |Worship Center

Being a good friend is easy! As long as you make time to hang out, remember their birthday, and answer their texts, you’re eligible for the Great Friend Award . . . right? Friendship might feel easy when life is easy, but it gets more complicated when your friends are hurting or struggling. What should you do? What should you say? What should you not say? When our friends need help, there are no easy answers, but in this 4-week serieson Friendship, With You, we’ll follow the lead of a few people who’ve been there. Through the stories of Job, Ruth, Naomi, Elijah, Eli and Hannah, we’ll see how God invites us to “be with” people when they’re grieving, lonely, in need, or feeling hopeless, and how God is already with them.

If I told you there are people in the world who are "in need," what do you think I mean? Which needs do you think I'm talking about? Whether you're thinking about people in other parts of the world or people close to home, the truth is there are people everywhere who need greater access to essential things like clean water, shelter, food, or education. This was also true in Jesus' time. Back then, some people believed God wanted certain people to suffer. They thought maybe those people deserved it. But when Jesus showed up, He showed us a different way. He cared deeply about people. He sought out people who had needs, and helped meet those needs, but He also spent time with them. Jesus saw people's humanity first — not just their needs. And He calls us to do the same. Because whether it's someone across the ocean or across the street, we're called to be with people when they're in need.

Join us Thursday nights 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!!

The Greatest Month of Generosity Ever

November 14, 2021 • 10:00am |Open Road Fellowship Church

Are you a generous person? What qualifies someone as a generous person? Is it a billionaire philanthropist who gives millions to charity? Or someone contributing time to working at a soup kitchen? Do generous people look at the world differently? This four-week series examines the biblical understanding of generosity. By looking at the character of God, the good Samaritan, the widow’s offering, and Paul’s encouragement to give generously, we will see that God wants us to be generous in all areas of our life.
 

The widow put the least in the offering, but Jesus demonstrates through her that generosity is not just for those who are wealthy or have it all together.

Open Road Kid's Church

November 14, 2021 • 10:00am |Mini-Chopper Room

Mini-Choppers (K - 5th):

The Bible is an incredible book to read, talk about, and explore over and over again! This series, The Bible, is all about the big story of the whole Bible and what it means for us as followers of Jesus. It includes study tips for kids, how to pick a great Bible, and what to do when the Bible seems confusing, hard, or leaves you with more questions than answers.

Click here for documents:  Konnect Card

Tiny Tykes (pre-K): 

A Voice In The Night - Samuel is Called by GOD

Start your day by praying to God, and talk and listen to Him ALL DAY LONG! Even if you go really far away or visit other places, He’s always listening. This message about Samuel will teach kids that God is always ready to talk with us. 

God loves you so much! He’s always with you everywhere you go. God’s always listening.

I can talk with God ... everywhere I go!

Click here for documents:  Adventure Book, Parent Conversation Card

Open Road Students

November 11, 2021 • 6:00pm |Worship Center

Being a good friend is easy! As long as you make time to hang out, remember their birthday, and answer their texts, you’re eligible for the Great Friend Award . . . right? Friendship might feel easy when life is easy, but it gets more complicated when your friends are hurting or struggling. What should you do? What should you say? What should you not say? When our friends need help, there are no easy answers, but in this 4-week serieson Friendship, With You, we’ll follow the lead of a few people who’ve been there. Through the stories of Job, Ruth, Naomi, Elijah, Eli and Hannah, we’ll see how God invites us to “be with” people when they’re grieving, lonely, in need, or feeling hopeless, and how God is already with them.

It's kind of nice to be alone sometimes, you know? You can get some peace and quiet, go at your own pace, hear yourself think, and not have to worry about anyone else. Sometimes, being alone is refreshing! But being alone isn't the same as feeling alone. It's ironic how, even though we're more connected than ever through our devices, many of us are still feeling lonelier than ever. In the Bible, there's a book about two women named Ruth and Naomi who knew some things about loneliness. When Naomi lost her entire family, Ruth courageously chose to be with her during the loneliest time of her life. And through Ruth's relationship with Naomi, God did some pretty amazing things. So the next time you meet a "Naomi" (someone who is feeling alone, left out, or excluded), be a "Ruth." Because if we want someone to know God is with them, we can start by being with people when they're lonely.

Join us Thursday nights 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!!

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