NOVEMBER 2018 NOISY OFFERING: The November Noisy Offering will be going to the Salvation Army. The Salvation Army was started in 1865 by William Booth in London, England and its ministry spread throughout the world. Salvation
Army’s message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love
of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet
human needs in His name without discrimination.
General ministries that they offer are: emergency preparedness and
provide help to disaster survivors; overcome poverty; cure hunger; provide
shelter; fight human trafficking; stop domestic violence; equip families; teach
kids; assist with unemployment; and combat addiction.
What most of us know about the Salvation Army’s ministry is the bell
ringing and collecting money to assist at the Christmas season. Their
ministry goes far beyond that. To name a few specific local ministries: they
serve a daily meal; they have a food pantry; and in December, they visit and
give gifts to people in the local nursing homes. The offering for Salvation
Army will be collected on Sunday, November 25. Prayerfully consider this
World Mission Offering
Just a review! Our WMO helps International Ministries (IM) recruit, train, and send new global workers. There are more than 100 new global workers who are in vocational training getting ready to go into the mission field. Our WMO helps vital ministries already established to continue. Our WMO helps IM facilitate long-term partnering networks between churches in the US, IM global workers, and overseas ministries. Our WMO gives IM the capacity to maintain over 240 global Christian partnerships worldwide which are actively sharing God’s message of hope, love, and healing to the lost and hurting world. IM is involved in more than 70 countries around the globe. The WMO allows IM area directors to provide pastoral, prayer and planning support as requested to our international Christian partners. Some of the missionaries who we have heard about are: Dan and Sarah Chetti in Lebanon; Ann and Bill Clemmer in South Sudan; Tim and Patti Long in Mexico; Matt and Lori Mann in Laos; and Katherine and Wayne Niles in the Congo. We will be collecting this offering in November. Give generously to the World Mission Offering this year! Go to: www.worldmissionoffering.org for more information.
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American Baptist Women
There are several opportunities for ladies to come together and fun, laughter and fellowship. Each month, the Ladies Circle meets for a time of devotion while developing deeper relationships. There are many other opportunities with our mission work, and Broome-Tioga American Baptist Association events for ladies.
Traci's Hope is a not-for-profit fund to help men and women who are going through breast cancer. The organization will help pay for many different services that insurance companies don't pay for. Sometimes it is gas cards, or day care. Sometimes it is house cleaning, or mortgage payments. While fighting this disease, the needs could be endless, and nobody should have to do it alone. Traci's Hope is here to make sure everyone gets support.