Our Backpack Ministry now has its own Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/578080829026205/
Saturday, March 12, our pastor and four women from Bradley and Mt. Hope churches attended a presentation by Stephen Ministries at the First Presbyterian Church in Charleston. We agreed that we were greatly blessed by the introductory training and greatly fed by First Presbyterian Church of Charleston. Stephen Ministries trains church members in relating to and providing support for people who have suffered a loss or tragedy, such as bereavement, divorce, depression, loneliness, suicide and financial distress. The program involves ministering to one person on a weekly basis with love and commitment. Currently several churches in Charleston provide this ministry to people in the Charleston community.
We are now serving 11 children at Mt. Hope Elementary School, and we expect that number to grow. We need donations of peanut butter and other healthy snacks. Your prayers and donations of help are always welcome. Call Suzette or Sandy or leave a message below if you have questions or would like to have items picked up. Click here to read more about our Backpack Ministry.
Last Sunday, we added three new members, Josh Stone and Tim and Melissa Engle. Suzette Wingrove also reaffirmed her baptismal covenant. Our church is truly blessed!
Moody Bible Institute’s Music Department will be visiting and praising the Lord in song on March 15, 2016, at 7 PM. For more information, call First Baptist Church at 304-253-4252. A freewill offering will be taken during the performance.
Sandy and Suzette attended the Evangelism Conference at the Christian Resource Center last Friday evening and Saturday morning. Twelve participants from four churches gathered to learn how to tell others about Christ. The CRC provides many ongoing programs in Raleigh and Fayette County including Bible Study, Pastors’ Breakfast, a Speakers Bureau and divorce recovery groups. Next month a group from Bradley Presbyterian will attend a program by Stephen Ministries on Saturday, March 12. Stephen Ministries trains Christians to provide spiritual support to people who are grieving because of a loss in their lives. Registration and travel will by provided by our church.
The Backpack Ministry is a new outreach program at Bradley Presbyterian Church. We are providing weekend food to Mt. Hope Elementary School children who on their own on weekends. Currently (Feb 3, 2016) we are serving 11 children and we expect that number to grow, because of the large number of workers who are losing their jobs in this area. We welcome volunteers to help us or you may wish to donate small packaged food items that don’t require refrigeration. Call Sandy or Suzette or leave a message below.
Love anyway. It seems impossible in the moment, but it’s the call of every Christian in every situation. In the end, only love will abide (1 Corinthians 13:13). And without love, our lives will be meaningless and unfruitful (1 Corinthians 13:1–3). Love covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8). Therefore, the wisest and safest way forward is always love. Love as if your life depends on it. To love someone is to seek his best. I can love someone without even liking him. I can find someone frustrating, but still genuinely and truly want what is best for him. Love does not mean avoiding tough conversations or life-on-life […]