Another Pastoral Epistle 10/31/18

I read that at a pastor’s conference there was a large sign at the front of the auditorium. It hung above the platform for all the pastors in attendance to read each time they entered the room and sat down. In big bold letters it read: “Relax everybody. For once you’re not in charge!” I guess pastors need to be reminded of that. But don’t we all? Isn’t the word to all of us- Relax! we’re not in charge?

In our study through Revelation a major theme that keeps rising to the top is that God is in charge. That’s not to say we don’t have responsibilities to fulfill or that we shouldn’t take charge in roles assigned to us or that we have a Que sera Sera-“whatever will be will be” attitude. But God is in control. The Creator is also the sustainer of all things. Isaiah was stunned at the power of God to create and name and sustain every star in the heavens (Isaiah 40:26).

Even secular scientists conclude that planet earth is “just right” to support life. It has been said this way, “Over the past thirty years or so, scientists have discovered that just about everything about the basic structure of the universe is balanced on a razor’s edge for life to exist.” In other words, there is a recognition by scientists that hundreds of finely-tuned features in the universe are all necessary for the universe to exist and for life to exist in the universe. Naturalists chalk it up to chance. But the most reasonable explanation was that all the just rightfeatures necessary to support life points to an intelligent designer, the Creator God!

The Creator and Sustainer of everything is not irrelevant. So exhale and relax, for the One who calls each star by name and keeps the universe going is the God who holds you. I need that reminder. God calls me to keep in balance living responsibly and trusting in His sovereign control. My confidence is that there are enough mercies to deal with every situation that comes my way. God is in charge of the mercies- they are new every morning. I can trust that tomorrow’s mercy will be sufficient for tomorrow’s troubles or tomorrow’s tasks or tomorrow’s curve balls. Relax! You are not in charge!

One way we express that confidence in God is through prayer. As a church, all we do must be bathed in prayer. Prayer builders is this Sunday from 10:05-10:25. Praise God for the faithful ones who meet each month to pray for EBC and our worship services. Would love to have you join us! With the service time change beginning on 11/11 (9:00 & 10:45), prayer builders will still meet the first Sunday of the month from 10:20-10:40.

Be sure to check out the displays around the worship center this Sunday of the ministries of EBC. This is an opportunity to increase your awareness of what is happening at the church and to see ways you can be involved in our vision for making disciples.

Our God is working in our church. Lives are being impacted through His people and His Word. Our dependence is on Him to grow and sustain us by His powerful hand!

Blessings to you,
Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“Strong Angel, Strange Assignment” Revelation 10

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Daylight Savings Time Change

This Sunday we change the clocks BACK an hour.

Prayer Builders

Prayer Builders will be meeting this Sunday from 10:05-10:25 in the room behind the stage.

Service Time Change

Beginning Sunday, November 11th, we will have new service times.
1st service will begin at 9am and 2nd service will begin at 10:45am.
There will still be a fellowship time in between approx. 10:15-10:45.

New Community Group Starting

In an effort to meet the expanding desire of EBC’s members and regular attenders, we are pleased to announce another Community Group to be hosted in Gilford on Friday evenings at 7:00 PM at the Cobis’. Please contact Tim Whitman at tawhitman@liberty.edu or 540-986-6625 to be connected to this group or any other group!

Operation Christmas Child

You can still pick up your Operation Christmas Child boxes at the Ministry Counter in the back of the Sanctuary this Sunday. Collection times for the packed boxes will be during the week of 11/12-11/18

OWLS

The next OWLS Event will be Packing Operation Christmas Child boxes. Join them November 7, that EBC Fellowship Hall at 1:30pm. Once the packing of boxes is completed they will enjoy fellowship and dessert. Please see Norma, Jay or Bette, with any questions.

Ministry Fair

This Sunday 11/4, and Next Sunday 11/11, we will be having our Ministry Fair. Stop by the Ministry Tables to see what ways you can get involved here at EBC.

Love, Inc. Christmas Blessings Project

The team meeting to go over all the details about this amazing opportunity to help others will be on November 8th at the Lakes Region Vineyard Church from 6:30 to 8:30pm. If you are being called to volunteer in any way, would like to donate, or have any questions about this event please email: info@loveinclr.org or call the Love, INC. office @ 603-366-1525.
Click HERE to see how you can volunteer.

Women’s Community Group

The Wednesday morning Women’s Community Group will not be meeting next week 11/6.

 

Another Pastoral Epistle 10/17/18

“But we were gentle among you, like a mother caring for her little children.” Those words were spoken by the apostle Paul. A man wrote those words? I don’t know about you, but my impression of Paul is that he is a man’s man, a tough-minded guy who wouldn’t hesitate to set you straight if your theology was a bit off. I can imagine if I knew Paul was coming to my house for dinner that I might be a little intimidated. Would my prayer of thanks for the food come up short? Would I be sure to brush up on my knowledge of Scripture before he arrived? Would I concern myself with trying to impress him? And what if he picked up on that?

In that same letter to the Thessalonian church, Paul continued by saying, “We loved you so much that we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well, because you had become so dear to us.” Paul wasn’t afraid to express how he felt about them. There was another side to Paul that could easily be missed. Likely, people were quite comfortable in his presence. He genuinely cared for people and it showed. As the old adage goes, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

At the welcome luncheon (you will hear more on this in next week’s epistle), Pastor Dan “interviewed” me in a speed round fashion to answer his questions with the first thing that came to my mind. Favorite food? Lobster! Favorite Pats player? Brady! Favorite state? Maine! Oops! New Hampshire is a very close second! Favorite thing about EBC? The leadership team I get to serve with and the people of EBC!

It is all about the people! Again, Paul speaks of people as his joy. Church, you are my joy! It is not possible for me to get to know each of you to the same degree. But I love seeing you when we worship each Sunday. I enjoy even the quick greeting or brief check-in that takes place on Sunday morning. When there was a discussion about changing the worship service times which would shorten the time between services, I resisted it a bit because it might mean connecting less with the people on Sunday morning. EBC, you are my joy! I pray for you and want nothing more than to see you grow in Christ and love one another.

Speaking of service time changes, on November 11, we will be switching to a new schedule in order to grow the first service. First service will be at 9:00 and second service will be at 10:45. The hope also is that the shortened time in-between services will result in more people connecting with each other.

Don’t forget about the opportunity to show our neighborhood we care by using our facility to host Trunk or Treat on Wednesday, October 31 from 5:00-8:00. Consider decorating your trunk. We are shooting for 20 cars (we presently have 7). You can also sign up to provide candy or food for that evening. Do pray that we touch this neighborhood with His love as people pass through that night! It is all about people!

With thanks for you,
Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“Global Warning!”
Revelation 8

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Service Time Change

Beginning Sunday, November 11th, we will have new service times.

  • 1st service will begin at 9am
  • 2nd service will begin at 10:45am.

There will still be a fellowship time in between approx. 10:15-10:45.

Operation Christmas Child

Starting this Sunday, you can pick up your Operation Christmas Child boxes at the Ministry Counter in the back of the Sanctuary.

Save the Date

The next Ministry Fair will be held Sunday November 4th. Stay tuned for more details to come.

EBC Kids Date Change

The “EBC Kids Volunteer Training and Brunch” that was schedule for October 20th has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 1st, from 9:30-11:30am. All EBC Kids volunteers, please make this change in your calendar.

Service Time Change

Beginning Sunday, November 11thwe will have new service times.
1stservice will begin at 9am and 2ndservice will begin at 10:45am.
There will still be a fellowship time in between approx. 10:15-10:45.

Trunk or Treat

We will be hosting our 3rd annual Trunk or Treat!

  • October 31st from 5pm-8pm, bring your kids by the gym parking lot for some extra fun!

This is a great way to get to know our church neighbors and them us.
We would like to have our parking lot full of decorated trunks for a safe place for kids to enjoy the evening. If you would like to participate and decorate your car trunk you can sign up this Sunday. There are also other ways you can help make this night special by donating cider, candy, or making a soup or chili for our participating families to have for dinner that night. Other items needed are fire pits, lighting and portable generators.

Sign up this Sunday at the Ministry Counter and see Laura Hollenbeck with any questions.

Love INC

Annual Christmas Wreath Fundraiser November 17th.
Order yours today! Call 366-1525.
NEW December Christmas Blessing Project. Will provide Christmas gifts to 25 children from their 2018 clients. You can help sponsor a local child with any denomination.

Gift cards can be given to Ron Deducca or Norma Phillips.

Clients will contribute $10 per child and receive a $100 gift card to shop for their child.

They will attend a Christmas Gospel program. A trained Love INC volunteer will shop with them for their children’s gifts.

Clothing Donations Needed

Belknap county Dept. of Corrections is asking for clothing donations for both male and female inmates for when they are released from custody as well as for inmates who have job interviews through the Work Release Program.

Donations will be collected now until the end of October.

Please see Lisa Bauman. A box will be located by the coat closet where you can leave your donations each week.

Suggested items are:

  • Coats and jackets
  • winter hats
  • scarves and gloves
  • winter boots
  • blue jeans
  • sneakers and shoes (W sizes 5-10 and M sizes 9-13)
  • socks
  • white polo shirts
  • pants and dress pants
  • button down dress shirts
  • blouses
  • sweaters
  • blazers

Another Pastoral Epistle 10/10/18

Have you noticed that “being busy” is a badge of honor? When asked, “how is it going?” a reply of, “busy” is a satisfying response. I am not against busy. I have often answered in that same way. But the deeper question is, “Am I busy about the right things, the best things?” No doubt Jesus was busy. And no doubt He was called to the best things!

I am reminded of the time when Jesus was visiting Martha in her home. For all of us type A personalities, this scene can bug us a little. We can relate more to Martha than her sister Mary who chose to sit at Jesus’ feet while Martha was running around preparing the meal. Let’s face it, if we had Jesus over dinner we would want to put on the best spread possible. At some point, Mary abandoned helping Martha in the food preparations to sit and listen to Jesus. Jesus says, “Martha, Martha, you are bothered and upset about getting all the food dishes ready, but Mary got the best dish,” (my translation). Martha chose a good thing. Mary chose what was better. Every day we are faced with choosing the good, the better or the best. In our busyness, are we busy about the best things? In all the demands of life, are we choosing time with our Savior?

Busy is on my mind because tis the season, right? School activities are in full swing. There is apple picking, Pumpkinfest, leaf peeping, one last trip to that hot spot before it closes for the winter, chores around the house, and church events to attend. I cannot choose what is best for you for I have a hard time getting it right for myself. But I can assure you of this; as your pastor my heart’s desire is to put before you what I believe is best for EBC. Also, my greatest desire for all of us here is that we choose knowing Christ more deeply as the one thing that is needed over everything else. I hope that the spread of events we provide push you toward becoming a fully committed follower of Christ, who lives out the gospel and shares this gospel!

Let me highlight a couple of those events. If you have started visiting EBC within the last two years or know someone who has that you can invite, there is a Welcome Luncheon this Sunday following the second service. The meal is provided. This is a great opportunity to engage people in the life of the church by connecting with others from EBC.

We are holding our third annual Trunk or Treat on October 31 from 5:00-8:00 in the gym parking lot. This is a great opportunity for our church neighbors to meet EBC familes and share in a fun night that we sponsor. Go online to get some ideas of how to decorate your car and show up that Wednesday night. We need your help for food, candy, and other practical needs to make this a successful night (sign up at ministry counter).

In the busyness of our Sunday mornings, many of you are making a point to make our visitors feel welcomed. There are lots of new faces as our attendance has been averaging 240 since switching to two services. That is up 40 or so people from the months prior to that change. Most of the growth has taken place in the second service. In an attempt to grow the first service, we will be changing the times of the two services. Beginning November 11, our first service will begin at 9:00 and second service will begin at 10:45. There will still be at least a half hour in between for mingling, and hopefully by slightly shortening the time in between, there will be more opportunity to run into those attending the other service.

Serving an awesome Savior,
Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“The Sealed Ones” Revelation 7

Last Sunday’s Sermon

CEF Children’s Workers Conference

Come enjoy workshops on Sharing the Gospel with Young Children, Discipline, Ministering to Special Needs Children and More!
This Saturday October 13th9am-2pm at EBC.
Conference Fee $25 Price includes lunch and all workshop supplies.
For more info go to www.facebook.com/cefnh.org/ or call 603-369-4566

ELMM

The next meeting of the Military Ministry (ELMM) will be
Saturday October 13th@ 0800.
This months meeting will meet at the EBC Gymnasium.
Veterans, retirees, active duty military, men, women and all denominations are welcome. Please come join us in fellowship, prayer and discussion of our common bond of those who serve.
(Please note this is a personal ministry and not an EBC church ministry

Newcomers Luncheon

If you are new to EBC in the past two years, you are cordially invited to our Welcome Luncheon for new attenders THIS Sunday, October 14.This will be a great opportunity to meet and connect with other newcomers and members of the EBC family. The luncheon will be held after the second service, approximately 11:45. We hope to see you there. Please follow this link to RSVP via Facebook or you can email the office.

EBC Kids Date Change

The “EBC Kids Volunteer Training and Brunch” that was schedule for October 20th has been rescheduled for Saturday, December 1st, from 9:30-11:30am. All EBC Kids volunteers, please make this change in your calendar.

Help Wanted

EBC is currently looking for a part time janitorial / general maintenance person to complement our existing janitor. This will be a paid position. Duties to include cleaning and general maintenance of the EBC facility, mowing & trimming of lawns, some snow shoveling, sanding & salting and other duties as the need arises. Candidate must be a self-starter and be able to work with a minimum amount of direction. This position will report directly the Facilities Trustee but must be able to take direction from the Pastors and administration people. For more information contact Bill Wixson at 603-524-8580 or email buildings@ebclaconia.com.

Help Needed

Karen Doyen is looking for someone temporarily to be a companion to a young blind woman in Franklin. This is a paid position and the hours are Mon – Fri 9am-1pm for about 6 weeks. Please call Karen at 320-1838 for more details.

Trunk or Treat

We will be hosting our 3rdannual Trunk or Treat!
October 31stfrom 5pm-8pm, bring your kids by the gym parking lot for some extra fun! This is a great way to get to know our church neighbors and them us.
We would like to have our parking lot full of decorated trunks for a safe place for kids to enjoy the evening. If you would like to participate and decorate your car trunk you can sign up this Sunday. There are also other ways you can help make this night special by donating cider, candy, or making a soup or chili for our participating families to have for dinner that night. Other items needed are fire pits, lighting and portable generators.
Signup this Sunday at the Ministry Counter and see Laura Hollenbeck with any questions.

Love INC

Annual Christmas Wreath Fundraiser November 17th.
Order yours today! Call 366-1525.
NEW December Christmas Blessing Project. Will provide Christmas gifts to 25 children from their 2018 clients. You can sponsor a local child for $100 per child. Clients will contribute $10 per child and will attend a Christmas Gospel program. A trained Love INC volunteer will shop with them for their children’s gifts.

TREC Art Contest

Trajectory REC’s Monday Night Basketball Program is having an art contest! They are looking for artists, designers, those with a creative flair to come up with the new TREC logo to be featured on all TREC Basketball materials including shirts!
The winning designer will receive a $100 GC to Olympia Sports!
Please see Justin Whitman for the details of the contest: jkwhitman119@gmail.com.

Clothing Donations Needed

Belknap county Dept. of Corrections is asking for clothing donations for both male and female inmates for when they are released from custody as well as for inmates who have job interviews through the Work Release Program.
Donations will be collected now until the end of October.
Please see Lisa Bauman. A box will be located by the coat closet where you can leave your donations each week.
Suggested items are: Coats and jackets, winter hats, scarves and gloves, winter boots, blue jeans, sneakers and shoes (W sizes 5-10 and M sizes 9-13), socks, white polo shirts, pants and dress pants, button down dress shirts, blouses, sweaters, blazers.

Another Pastoral Epistle 10/3/18

Imagine with me a gathering on a beautiful fall day at my house with lots of people. On the lawn outside, children are playing a game of tag. Other adults and children are sprinkled around the backyard. There is chit-chat and enjoying some fun around a game of horseshoes or volleyball or joining in with one of the kid’s silly games.

You notice that some people have moved from the lawn to the back deck. On the deck, where there are fewer people, they are talking about the weather, the local fairs, sports, and best places for some apple picking.

Inside the house in the living room there are less people than on the lawn and deck. The atmosphere is different inside this room. People are more relaxed and there is lots of laughter going around. They seem to enjoy being with each other. These people seem to know each other a little better.

After staying for a little while in the living room you make your way to the kitchen. There are a handful of people sitting around the kitchen table. There is not enough room for more than a few people. It is at the kitchen table where there seems to be more personal stories told and people seem to know each other quite well.

Now imagine that this trip through my home during a social gathering represents how relationships work. There are times for hanging out on the lawn. There are people we are comfortable with on the deck talking about safe topics. Then there should be those people we know a little better and can laugh and share stories with. And we all need kitchen friends. Sharing meals, struggles, joys, happenings at work, school, home, and the various seasons of life.

The point is we have different relationships with different people. There are acquaintances. There are “hang out” friends. There are close confidants. They are all important. They all provide opportunities to encourage one another. They can be connecting points for common ground and interests. They open the way for us to listen in on other’s stories and gain a greater understanding of their background, experiences, and happenings that have shaped who they are. Hopefully, they move us to appreciate our Creator God who has made us all different. And to appreciate people on various levels.

Imagining this journey through my home could potentially bum you out! “I wish I had kitchen friends!” I can understand this feeling, however I cannot fix that. But I can encourage you. Earnestly pray about this. Intentionally make it a priority to get together with others. And give it time. The timing of when to move to the next room is determined through mutual disclosure.

I do hope you have joined a community group. I am convinced that in time that is where relationships are established. But highlighting community groups was not the reason I took you on that journey through my home. The more people I get together with, the more I hear there is a lack of close relationships. Frankly, it breaks my heart each time I hear that. I am praying that as I ask, “What’s next for EBC?” the answer in part is, “We are a friendly church that makes friends.”

Hope to see you soon!
Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“Breaking the Seals” Revelation 6

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Prayer Builders

Prayer Builders will be meeting this Sunday from 10:05-10:25 in the room behind the stage.

MSM

Momentum will NOT be meeting next Tuesday 10/9

Help Wanted

EBC is currently looking for a part time janitorial / general maintenance person to complement our existing janitor. This will be a paid position. Duties to include cleaning and general maintenance of the EBC facility, mowing & trimming of lawns, some snow shoveling, sanding & salting and other duties as the need arises. Candidate must be a self-starter and be able to work with a minimum amount of direction. This position will report directly the Facilities Trustee but must be able to take direction from the Pastors and administration people. For more information contact Bill Wixson at 603-524-8580 or email buildings@ebclaconia.com

Help Needed

Karen Doyen is looking for someone temporarily to be a companion to a young blind woman in Franklin. This is a paid position and the hours are Mon – Fri 9am-1pm for about 6 weeks. Please call Karen at 320-1838 for more details.

Trunk or Treat

We will be hosting our 3rdannual Trunk or Treat! October 31st from 5pm-8pm Bring your kids by the gym parking lot for some extra fun! This is a great way to get to know our church neighbors and them us. We would like to have our parking lot full of decorated trunks for a safe place for kids to enjoy the evening. If you would like to participate and decorate your car trunk you can sign up this Sunday. There are also other ways you can help make this night special by donating cider, candy, or making a soup or chili for our participating families to have for dinner that night. Other items needed are fire pits, lighting and portable generators. Signup this Sunday at the Ministry Counter and see Laura Hollenbeck with any questions.

Right People in the Right Places
Network Workshop

Part 1: Option 1 Saturday 10/27 9am-12pm
Option 2 Thursday 11/1 6pm-9pm

Part 2: Saturday 11/3 9am-12pm

Must attend both parts. Sign up in advance to get your book at the Ministry Counter.
This will be the last week to sign up

Welcome Luncheon

If you are new to EBC in the past two years, you are cordially invited to our upcoming Welcome Luncheon for new attenders on, Sunday, October 14. This will be a great opportunity to meet and connect with other newcomers and members of the EBC family. The luncheon will be held after the second service, approximately 11:45. We hope to see you there! Please follow this link to RSVP via Facebook or you can email the office.

ELMM

The next meeting of the Military Ministry (ELMM) will be Saturday October 13th@ 0800.

This months meeting will meet at the EBC Gymnasium. Veterans, retirees, active duty military, men, women and all denominations are welcome. Please come join us in fellowship, prayer and discussion of our common bond of those who serve.

(Please note this is a personal ministry and not an EBC church ministry)

TREC Art Contest

Trajectory REC’s Monday Night Basketball Program is having an art contest! They are looking for artists, designers, those with a creative flair to come up with the new TREC logo to be featured on all TREC Basketball materials including shirts! The winning designer will receive a $100 GC to Olympia Sports! Please see Justin Whitman for the details of the contest: jkwhitman119@gmail.com

Clothing Donations Needed

Belknap county Dept. of Corrections is asking for clothing donations for both male and female inmates for when they are released from custody as well as for inmates who have job interviews through the Work Release Program. Donations will be collected now until the end of October. Please see Lisa Bauman. A box will be located by the coat closet where you can leave your donations each week.

Suggested items are: Coats and jackets, winter hats, scarves and gloves, winter boots, blue jeans, sneakers and shoes (W sizes 5-10 and M sizes 9-13), socks, white polo shirts, pants and dress pants, button down dress shirts, blouses, sweaters, blazers.

Another Pastoral Epistle 9/26/18

An old wise man from the church where I served in Maine loved to say, “If you have trouble sleeping, don’t count sheep, count your blessings.”  I should practice that more often. And not just to help me fall asleep, but to fill my gratitude tank. Do I notice the blessings when I am awake?
 
Years ago, as part of a building campaign, as a family we started a blessing fund. Others have called it a “Count your Blessings” fund. This is how it worked. Any time we were blessed by something we purchased being less than we expected, we put that savings in a blessing fund.  If someone picked up the tab or surprised us with a discount or someone gave us a break on a cost (without our asking for one) the savings went into this blessing fund.  Our older two kids, who were quite young at the time, would get into it as well and if we missed the savings, one of them would say, “Blessing fund!” It was amazing the amount that was collected through this simple activity. Even more amazing was to see our blessings!  We, in a very literal sense, were counting our blessings!
 
Seeing God’s blessings reaches far beyond monetary gifts.  We are blessed with “every spiritual blessing in Christ” Ephesians 1:3 says.  We are blessed with God’s protection, His presence, answered prayer, His comfort, His spoken Word, His people, and in knowing that even the troubles of life are sovereignly designed to accomplish His purposes in our lives.  There is no question He is a blessing-giver. It is a question of, “Do we see them?” Perhaps your blessing fund will be filled with savings. Or perhaps it will be filled with written accounts of God’s daily blessings in your life.  Or perhaps it will be more of a mental awareness to what our great God has given you and is doing in your life- even in those trials. Just try counting them!
 
I have said it before, I am blessed to serve here at EBC.  You are a reminder of God’s goodness. I love worshipping with you each Sunday.  And while I am not able to interact with each of you personally each Sunday, my heart is refreshed by you.  I hope you are taking advantage of the time in between the two services. I am confident that the more you make it a priority, the more you will be glad you did.  And the more others will benefit. I can’t help but think of the hymn, “Make me a blessing to someone today.” Is there someone God wants you to bless today, this week, this coming Sunday?  
 
I remember recently driving through a toll booth prepared to pay my toll when the attendant said, “Drive on through, the person in the car in front of you payed for you.”  Was this one for the blessing fund? Well, in that case, I decided at the next toll to pay for the person behind me. Isn’t that how it is supposed to work? We are blessed, so bless others.  Paul says in 2 Corinthians 9, “You will be made rich in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God” (verse 11). 
 
Blessings to you,

Pastor Brian

Looking Forward

Sermon Direction

“Tears in Heaven”
Revelation 5

Last Sunday’s Sermon

Help Needed

Bill Wixson is looking for a few strong men with strong backs to help move the old appliances out of the gym kitchen. They will be moving the old appliances out THIS Sunday 9/30 after 2nd service.
If you are able to help, please contact Bill at 524-8580. Please bring old shoes and a pair of gloves.

Welcome Luncheon

If you are new to EBC in the past two years, you are cordially invited to our upcoming Welcome Luncheon for new attenders on, Sunday, October 14. This will be a great opportunity to meet and connect with other newcomers and members of the EBC family. The luncheon will be held after the second service, approximately 11:45. We hope to see you there!

Click here to RSVP via Facebook or email the office.

Right People in the Right Places
Network Workshop

Part 1: Option 1 Saturday 10/27 9am-12pm
Option 2 Thursday 11/1 6pm-9pm
Part 2: Saturday 11/3 9am-12pm

Must attend both parts.
Sign up in advance to get your book at the Ministry Counter.

Learn more here.

TREC Art Contest

Trajectory REC’s Monday Night Basketball Program is having an art contest! They are looking for artists, designers, those with a creative flair to come up with the new TREC logo to be featured on all TREC Basketball materials including shirts! Connect with Justin Whitman for the details of the contest.

Simply Beautiful Conference

This is a one-day conference for girls, their mothers, and their spiritual mentors.
When: October 20th from 9am – 4pm.
Where: 14 Hunter Rd. Uxbridge, MA 01569

Purchase tickets here. See Susan Lyle for more details.

Clothing Donations Needed

Belknap county Dept. of Corrections is asking for clothing donations for both male and female inmates for when they are released from custody as well as for inmates who have job interviews through the Work Release Program. Donations will be collected now until the end of October.

Please see Lisa Bauman.

A box will be located by the coat closet where you can leave your donations each week.

Suggested items are:

  • Coats and jackets
  • winter hats
  • scarves and gloves
  • winter boots
  • blue jeans
  • sneakers and shoes (W sizes 5-10 and M sizes 9-13)
  • socks
  • white polo shirts
  • pants and dress pants
  • button down dress shirts
  • blouses
  • sweaters
  • blazers