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Pastor’s Update

So many things to celebrate!

Bay Area Family,

This Sunday, Exodus 32:1-9 as we continue our series in Exodus, “Out of Bondage and Into Promise.” Personally, this section of scripture is impactful as I evaluate my own life in light of a golden calf. Sound strange? I can’t wait to explain Sunday morning as we gather and worship.

A couple of things to Celebrate:

Women’s Event – What a great evening together for the women of our community. Thanks to all who courageously shared their own stories that others might know the love of Christ. Way to go!

Baptism – We are celebrating baptism this Sunday! Lives transformed!!! Eternities restored!!!!

Deacon Ordination – Wednesday, October 16 at 6:30, we will celebrate the ordination of new deacons for our church. Join us in the worship center to learn what a deacon is and how they function in the body of Christ. Meet our newest deacons and join us in ordaining them for a ministry of service. A reception in the commons will follow immediately after the ordination.

Have a great end to your week. You are loved.
Pastor Brian

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Week of 10/13/19

Midweek Fall 2019: Wednesday, 6:30-8:00pm. Register for Midweek on our website at bayarea.church/midweek. No Midweek activities October 16.

Deacon Ordination: Wednesday, October 16, at 6:30pm in the Worship Center. No Midweek.

First Monday Prayer Meeting: November 4, at Noon, in the Equip Conference Room, on the second floor of the Preschool Building.

Men’s Breakfast: Saturday, November 16, 8:00am in the Student Center Cafe. Guest Speaker: Kjell Lindgren. The men’s breakfast is a great place for you to meet new people, connect with old friends, be encouraged, and enjoy some good food. Tickets $8. Register at www.bayarea.church/events

Mighty Oaks Outpost Group Weekly Meeting: Mondays from 6:30-8:00pm in the Equip Room.

New City Catechism: We’re posting one question and answer, with commentary by one of our pastors or leaders, each week for 2019. Our hope is that you will take the time each week to memorize these questions and answers in an effort to strengthen your biblical knowledge and to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). To follow along with us visit www.bayarea.church/qna.

Israel Experience 2020: Registration is available for the May 30-June 10, 2020 Israel Experience. In 2006 Brian experienced the land of Israel and studied the biblical text in context for the very first time. It opened his eyes and changed him forever. He knew then he had to lead others to experience Israel with the Bible as their guide. Since then, he has led hundreds to walk the ancient paths of the Scripture and to discover the root of their faith in Christ. It is the experience of a lifetime and worth the investment. Please consider this amazing discipleship adventure. You can register at https://legacymilestones.com/event/2020-israel-study-tour/.

ServeLink: The TOP FOUR ways we’re asking you to serve on Sunday mornings: Kids, Students, Connections, and Tech Arts. To find out more about how you can serve in one of these areas you can go to www.bayarea.church/go, or download the Bay Area Church app and click serve.

MISSIONS

BLESSING THE BAY AREA  2019: For the first time, the event will be on a SATURDAY rather than a Sunday. The event date is Saturday, November 9. We believe this will allow for greater participation and not impose restrictions on the time frame needed to complete a project. Each LifeGroup has identified their project and are making preparations.  If you are not a member of a LifeGroup, you will have the opportunity to join with one in order to participate in this important service to the 4B Area. For additional info contact Kristy Mapp at kristy.mapp@bayarea.church.

BEAUMONT  DISASTER  RELIEF: Please consider a financial gift to aid in the disaster response to the recent flooding in the Beaumont area. During the month of October, we are asking folks to give to the needs of our neighbors to the east above your regular giving. So many people came to our help in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, now it is our turn to respond to their need. You can give online at: www.bayarea.church/give and choose the option for “Disaster Relief.”

First Saturday Serve: In cooperation with the 4B Disaster Response Network, the next First Saturday Serve is coming up on November 2. Consider joining other area churches as we assist families still dealing with the destruction of Hurricane Harvey over 19 months ago. For more info and to register to volunteer, go to:  www.4bresponse.org.

SENIOR ADULTS

Senior Connection: Thursday, October 17, at 10:30am, in the Student Center Café. Potluck luncheon for our Senior Adults who are 55 years and older. Senior Connection meets every first and third Thursday of the month for devotionals, fellowship, and activities.

STUDENTS

Student Midweek: Wednesday, 6:30-8:00pm in the Student Center.

Registration for Fall Serve Weekend is now open! This year for FSW we will be heading down to Galveston to work with Galveston Urban Ministries on November 22-23. The cost is $50 per student and more information and the registration link can be found at www.bayarea.church/events.

KIDMIN

Milestone 1: Family Dedication: We will celebrate Milestone 1: Family Dedication on Sunday, November 17, during both services. In order to participate, one or both parents must attend our MS1 Seminar on Sunday, October 20, at 11:00am (or have attended a previous seminar). Registration is open now at www.bayarea.church/events

KidMin Sunday Staff:  The KidMin staff is asking for your help!  We are praying for committed leaders to complete our team, helping us move forward as we invest in Kids and partner with Parents. We will support you by providing training and weekly resourcing so you may prepare your heart to serve and connect with kids. Would you reach out to us and help us in this important ministry? Here are some available opportunities where you may share your gifts: Please consider this your invitation to serve in KidMin. Email: cherie.niscavits@bayarea.church.

9:30am
Younger & Older Toddlers
2 Yr B
4 Yr B
Kinder B
Desk Attendants
Champion’s Club – Assistant & Teacher (Serving Kids needing one-on-one support)

11:00am
Younger & Older Toddlers
2 Yr A
1st Grade A&B
2nd Grade B
5th Grade Boys
6th Grade Boys
Desk Attendants
Champion’s Club – Buddies

WORSHIP

Worship Platform Interest Meeting: If you would like to lead from the platform as a Vocalist or Musician please join us for our Worship Platform Interest Meeting, today in the Green Room after the 2nd service. We hold these twice a year, so if you are interested please be sure to come. If you have any questions, please contact the Worship Office at worship@bayarea.church.

For more information: Visit us at www.bayarea.church/worshipministry or like us on Facebook – Bay Area Worship Ministry.

DEACONS

Deacons of the Week for October 13–19. Please call the deacon of the week if you have a ministry need. This week please contact Don Hamilton at 281-486-1895, Tim Hinson at 281-639-4410, Chris Hutchinson at 606-922-1989, Wayne Jermstad at 281-316-1709, or Keith Kennedy at 281-534-3484.