Monthly Capital Campaign – The November capital campaign is for Tent Schools International. Tent Schools International comes alongside Christian leaders in refugee camps and other transitional areas to establish educational opportunities for children fleeing war, persecution and natural disaster. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) supply food, water, and basic shelter, but most children seeking refuge do not have the opportunity to attend school. Temporary learning structures, technology, and resources for teachers are the most efficient, effective ways to bring education to displaced children, equipping them with the skills they need for life outside the camps. You can learn more about this ministry at http://tentschoolsint.org/. Scott Vanderkooy, the president of TSI will be visiting us on November 24th and sharing more about this ministry. The offering will be on Sunday, November 24th.
Elders and Deacons Nominated: At the congregational meeting on December 8th, we will be selecting one new deacon and one new elder to join the council. The men who have accepted their nomination for deacon are Bruce Haringa and Jonathan Osinga. The men who have accepted their nomination for elder are Joseph Osinga and James Tucker. Please be in prayer for this and the upcoming congregational meeting on December 8th.
Wednesday Night Cooking Volunteers Needed – We currently have 12 volunteers for cooking for Wednesday Family Nights for the fall and spring. If you like to join this list of ladies and provide a meal or two for the year, please let Desiree Stoker know as soon as possible.
SCRC Newsletter – If you are not currently part of our newsletter email list but would like to be, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or let Desiree Stoker know and she will add you to our list!
Samaritan’s Purse: Operation Christmas Child – Mark your calendars for this Wednesday, November 20th when we will be having our annual packaging day for “Operation Christmas Child.” This program sends boxes of "goodies" all over the world to children who are in need. We have set a goal to fill 85 shoeboxes with gifts! An email was sent out with more information on what types of gift items they suggest and there are brochures with more information in the foyer as well as a flyer in your bulletin. If you’d like to donate items to the packaging of shoeboxes and will not be here on Wednesday, you may bring them by the church any morning this week.
Children’s Christmas Program Practice – The children of SCRC will begin their Christmas program practice on Sunday, November 24th following the morning service. They will practice every Sunday during regular Sunday school time and also on Wednesday, Dec. 18th at 6 pm. The final dress rehearsal will be Saturday, Dec. 21st at 10 am and the program will be Sunday, Dec. 22nd at 6 pm.
Community Thanksgiving Service – The community is invited to join together in a Thanksgiving worship service hosted by the Stephenville Ministerial Alliance on Sunday, November 24th from 6 to 7 pm at the Cowboy Church and Pastor Ken Mayes from First Baptist Church will be preaching. Worshippers from Grace Fellowship Church, Cornerstone Assembly, and Cross Timbers Church of Christ will lead us in giving praise and thanks.
SCRC Thanksgiving Service – Join us Thursday, November 28th for a special Thanksgiving service starting at 11:00 AM. We will have a special love offering during this service that will benefit the needs of the Pantry and More.
Church Christmas Decorating – The worship committee has invited everyone to join them on Saturday, November 30th at 10 am to decorate the church for the upcoming Christmas season!
Donations Needed for Nursing Home Residents – On December 8th, we will be visiting 3 local nursing homes to Christmas carol and will be passing out gift bags filled with non-slip socks, mini lotion bottles and any other small items you’d like to donate. We will be packaging all donated items into gift bags on December 4th during Wednesday Family Night. If you’d like to donate some items, please bring them that Wednesday or drop them off in the shopping cart in the foyer area.
End of Year Dates – December 8th will be the last day of Sunday School for the year. December 11th will be our last Wednesday Family Night and Ladies Coffee Break will end the year on December 12th with brunch @ the parsonage!
Sunday School – We have Sunday School classes for all ages following morning worship on Sundays!
Sunday Evening Services – Join us every Sunday evening for Sunday evening service at 6:00 PM. Pastor Tarpy is currently doing a study through the Old Testament book of Hosea.
Wednesday Family Night – Every Wednesday is Wednesday Family Night! Join us at 6:00 pm for dinner followed by Bible study classes for all ages!
Ladies Coffee Break - Join us every Thursday from 9:30 am to 11:00 am for ladies coffee break! Babysitting is provided! Bring a friend!