October Mission Offering Update: World Mission Offering

Our October Mission is the World Mission Offering. This year’s theme is “Celebrating New Life in Christ – On Earth as in Heaven (Matthew 6:10)”.

This offering goes to support the work of the American Baptist Board of International Ministries as well as our special focus missionaries, Dan and Sarah Chetti, serving in Lebanon and Dan and Sharon Buttry, serving as Global Peace Specialists. This year there is a special emphasis on ministry in Cuba.

We have received $445 toward goal of $850.

October Mission Offering Update: World Mission Offering

Our October Mission is the World Mission Offering. This year’s theme is “Celebrating New Life in Christ – On Earth as in Heaven (Matthew 6:10)”.

This offering goes to support the work of the American Baptist Board of International Ministries as well as our special focus missionaries, Dan and Sarah Chetti, serving in Lebanon and Dan and Sharon Buttry, serving as Global Peace Specialists. This year there is a special emphasis on ministry in Cuba.

We have received $155 toward goal of $850.

October Mission Offering Update: World Mission Offering

Our October Mission is the World Mission Offering. This year’s theme is “Celebrating New Life in Christ – On Earth as in Heaven (Matthew 6:10)”.

This offering goes to support the work of the American Baptist Board of International Ministries as well as our special focus missionaries, Dan and Sarah Chetti, serving in Lebanon and Dan and Sharon Buttry, serving as Global Peace Specialists. This year there is a special emphasis on ministry in Cuba.

We have received $100 toward goal of $850.

Mixon Muses: World Mission Month

This is a season of change – some large, some smaller. This is the season in which we move from summer to autumn. It’s harvest season in agricultural settings. Along our tree lined streets, the urban forest turns various shades of red and yellow and orange in spite of (maybe in defiance of) the California myth of balmy climate and eternal sunshine. The trees still understand their fundamental make-up. The change is inevitable and necessary for their survival.

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October to November

jack-o-lanternsFall is in the air as we make the transition from October to November. Not only are the leaves turning color (yes, even in sunny California) but it actually RAINED last night. This week we hold our annual pumpkin carving potluck. I hope you all will come out and enjoy the fun. It is always a delightful occasion.

We did very well in our giving to the World Mission Offering this month. Let’s do as well for EHP in November. Not only will we collect funds, we will also be looking for turkeys, hams, etc., canned goods and whatever you might be willing to share with neighbors in need in the holiday season. Encourage your family, friends, colleagues and neighbors to participate in this special offering. We are happy to serve as a collection point and conduit for their generosity as well s yours.

Sunday will involve Worship for the Whole Family with Communion. Gregory will be preaching, using the beautiful text from the book of Ruth. What is it that inspires such loyalty, that creates all sorts of families of choice, that brings us alongside one another but the binding cords of love. The gospel text covers the Great Commandment(s) – to love – love God with our whole being and love our neighbors as ourselves. Surely it is love that binds Ruth to Naomi and leads them on in the unfolding adventure of life. What can we learn from such a love story?

In Adult Spiritual Formation, we will continue to consider “Saving Jesus Redux – Part 1: Jesus through the Ages.” Not surprisingly, the rich discussion from last Sunday did not allow for finishing the first session of the series. But that’s alright, we’re in no great rush to ge through this rich material. We’ll pick up where you left off.

See you Friday night for pumpkin carving. Don’t forget to FALL BACK Saturday night so you can arrive by 10:00 AM (Pacific Standard Time) ready to worship, learn and share. Bring someone with you.

October Mission Offering Update: World Mission Offering

World Mission OfferingSTRETCH FORWARD!

October’s Special Mission Offering is the World Mission Offering.

American Baptist International Ministries (IM), is supported solely through the generosity of churches and individuals. The primary fundraising vehicle is the annual World Mission Offering. This year’s World Mission Offering focuses on schools in Hungary, which were previously managed by the Communist government, but are now run by Hungarian churches. Your support enables IM to offer support to partner organizations like Hungarian Baptist Aid, which now manages 49 schools in Hungary. In addition to regular curriculum, these schools provide English classes and after-school Bible classes.

In addition to our contribution to the World Mission Offering general fund, one-third of our October offering goes each to: Dan and Sarah Chetti who serve at the Baptist Theological Seminary and the Center for Ministry for Migrant Domestic Workers in Beirut, Lebanon and Dan Buttry, Global Consultant for Peace and Justice.

To date we have received $1008 toward our goal of $850.

 

October Mission Offering Update: World Mission Offering (10/21/15)

World Mission OfferingSTRETCH FORWARD!

October’s Special Mission Offering is the World Mission Offering.

American Baptist International Ministries (IM), is supported solely through the generosity of churches and individuals. The primary fundraising vehicle is the annual World Mission Offering. This year’s World Mission Offering focuses on schools in Hungary, which were previously managed by the Communist government, but are now run by Hungarian churches. Your support enables IM to offer support to partner organizations like Hungarian Baptist Aid, which now manages 49 schools in Hungary. In addition to regular curriculum, these schools provide English classes and after-school Bible classes.

In addition to our contribution to the World Mission Offering general fund, one-third of our October offering goes each to: Dan and Sarah Chetti who serve at the Baptist Theological Seminary and the Center for Ministry for Migrant Domestic Workers in Beirut, Lebanon and Dan Buttry, Global Consultant for Peace and Justice.

To date we have received $778 toward our goal of $850.