Monthly Capital Campaign – The October capital campaign is for Tent Schools International. “TSI” comes alongside Christian leaders in refugee camps and other transitional areas to establish educational opportunities for children fleeing war, persecution, and natural disasters. 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. This year has been especially challenging to deliver education to refugee children because of the pandemic. Their programs have been retooled to provide remote learning when schools are shut down, and they are providing food relief to students' families to help them get through the pandemic. In the year ahead, the need will continue to be great for basic school services and meals for children and families. You can learn more about this ministry at http://tentschoolsint.org/. The offering for TSI will be on October 22nd.
Elder/Deacon Nominations – It is time to nominate potential elders and deacons for the coming year. Please submit your nominations by October 8th to any council member or you can email email@example.com.
Choices Clinic Annual Fundraising Banquet – We have sponsored a table at the annual Choices Clinic Banquet which will be held on Tuesday, October 10th at 6:00 pm at Cowboy Church of Erath County. The guest speaker will be best-selling author, Christy Wright. There are 6 remaining spots available at the SCRC table, so please let Desiree Stoker know if you’d like to reserve your spot. Dinner is included.
Fall Education Classes – We’d love you to join us every week for any of our education classes for ages Pre-K3 to Adult. Wednesday Family Night starts with dinner at 6:00 p.m. and Bible study classes begin at 6:30 p.m. Pastor Greg is leading the adult class and will begin a new study this week. Ladies Coffee Break meets every Thursday at 9:30 am and they are currently studying a Life Guide study on the New Testament books of I Peter, II Peter, and Jude by Carolyn Nystrom. Sunday School meets after Sunday morning service, and we have classes from Pre-K to High School.
SERVE 2024 Mission Trip Meeting – There will be a meeting on October 11th at 5:30pm for parents and students that want to go to a mission site for SERVE 2024. They will be voting on the top 3 spots.
Classis Rocky Mountain Meeting – Classis Rocky Mountain will be held on Friday & Saturday, October 13-14, in Houston, Texas. Pastor Greg and Elder Bert Velsen will be the delegates representing Stephenville CRC.
SERVE Food Committee – For SERVE Stephenville, we will be needing extra hands to help collect, cook, and serve food for the students. If you would be interested in helping with the food committee, there will be a meeting at church on October 16th at 7pm. You can contact the food committee leader, Jessica Doyle if you have any questions.
Every month we take a second offering on the 4th Sunday of the month to benefit a local or international ministry.
Listed below are our 2023 monthly capital campaigns. Click on each ministry's name to be taken to their website to learn more about them.
January - Choices Clinic & Life Resource Center
February - Luke's Society
May - Classis Rocky Mountain Church Plants in Spring, Texas (Mission of Faith & Casa de Oracion)
June - Rehoboth Christian School
July - Mission India
August - Backpack Buddies of Erath County
October - Tent Schools International
November - Crossroads Prison Ministries
December - World Renew