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SUN
Choir Practice 9:00 a.m.
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sunday School
10:00 AM
Classes for all ages. Preschool, children, teens, young adult and mature adults. There are 7 classes to choose from with small-group settings.
Sunday Morning Worship
11:00 AM
Traditional worship experience with dynamic preaching and blended music including Grace Choir and special ensembles
Prayer Group
4:30 PM
A study group on prayer and building confidence to pray in front of others. Also an intimate group that prays for others.
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25

MON
No Name Gang
8:00 AM
Men's fellowship group meet for breakfast at Rusty's Diner (Pineview Drive) and then gather at the church to take on various projects at the church or in the community.
Prayer Shawl Ministry
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Meet in fellowship with one another as you learn to crochet or just work on a prayer shawl to share with someone in emotional or physical need.
Administrative Council Meeting
6:30 PM
Church council meets fourth Monday to discuss and determine the "business side" of the church's operation.
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27

WED
Children and Youth Ministry
6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Come and enjoy a meal before learning how to share God's word with others.
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28

THU
Maids on Mission
12:00 PM
Help the church beautify and clean in order to enjoy a mission of cleanliness.
Bible Study
6:00 PM
Come and join us in learning more about Christ
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01

SUN
Choir Practice 9:00 a.m.
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Sunday School
10:00 AM
Classes for all ages. Preschool, children, teens, young adult and mature adults. There are 7 classes to choose from with small-group settings.
Sunday Morning Worship
11:00 AM
Traditional worship experience with dynamic preaching and blended music including Grace Choir and special ensembles
Prayer Group
4:30 PM
A study group on prayer and building confidence to pray in front of others. Also an intimate group that prays for others.
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It's Your Choice - October 2006

October 2006

It’s Your Choice

On behalf of the Annual Conference I have received many thank you notes from principals across our state.
Let me share with you a letter from Rachel Ray, the principal of Clinton Elementary School in Lancaster, S.C.
“Dear Bishop Taylor, Thank you seems so inadequate for the school kits you donated to our school. The supply kits are absolutely wonderful and so, so needed. We seem to get new students everyday who don’t have any supplies. It is nice to be able to go to our storage room and pull out a kit that has everything in it that a student needs. This is very helpful to all of us. Thank you so much for your generosity and kindness. We appreciate that you chose to help us.”
When I read this letter my heart was warmed by the good we were able to do together.
It also reminded me that ministry is always a choice.
Whenever we become aware of the needs of others we choose to either look away or respond. 
As Joshua said, ”Choose this day who you will serve, as for me and my house we will serve the Lord.”
Choosing to serve is a question that is always before us.
In Natural Church Development we are learning about the eight quality characteristics of healthy churches.
Needs-based Evangelism is the quality characteristic that reminds us that our evangelistic efforts, sharing the Good News, start first with the needs of people.
This act of ministry has affected the whole community.
It communicates with those who serve in our schools that we are partnering with them in the important work of education.
To parents who are struggling to provide for their families, it says we care about your children.
To the church, it strengthens our resolve to make a difference in the world.
As we go forth each day my prayer is that God will open our eyes and hearts to the needs of those we encounter, and  that we will continue to choose to serve the Lord.

Grace and Peace,
Mary Virginia Taylor