If you have served on any team for the past year, RenBible wants to show you just how much you’re appreciated by throwing you a banquet! Well, a luncheon at least. On Sunday, November 19th immediately following the service, we would like to invite you to the Williams Room (right down the hall) so you and your family can enjoy lunch on us. (For any kiddos 5th grade and under, we will have separate child care provided and we’ll give them lunch as well so you can sit back and enjoy the celebration of you!)
Please register so we know how many of our awesome volunteers we need to plan for– and we’re hoping for each and every one!
Our new “Tackling the Tough Stuff” series continues this week, Sunday, November 5th (Racial Reconciliation)! This series explores how we as the Church can navigate difficult topics in our world today in a way that honors God, stands for truth and shows love to our neighbors. Topics we’ve covered the last couple of weeks included politics and religion and sexual ethics.
We’re inviting parents of high schoolers and middle schoolers to bring their students along for Week 3 (Racial Reconciliation) We recognize that the topics being addressed are difficult to navigate for adults, let alone teenagers. Here at Ren, our desire is to partner with parents to prepare their teens to begin processing how to discuss these topics with their family and friends both inside and outside the Church. We want Ren to be a safe place for parents & teens alike to gather together to ask difficult questions, grow in our knowledge of God’s Word and pursue truth as we reach out to our friends and neighbors together. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re excited to tackle these topics with all of you!
Ladies! We have the opportunity to participate in Children’s Impact Network’s Christmas Stocking Outreach Project! We will be decorating stockings on Thursday, November 16th at 9:30 am at the YMCA. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more details.
In the meantime… Check out the video and get excited! CIN’s Christmas Stocking Outreach Trailer
Have questions regarding these events or about our women’s ministry? Just email email@example.com!
Bowling night is now Monday, November 20th at Frye’s bowl-o-rama @ 6:30pm. Bring yourself, friends co-workers, neighbors & your high school/college ages sons & nephews. Prizes will be awarded for being good & not-so-good at bowling. Cost is $3.25 per game.
Save the Date: Men’s Retreat
We’re looking at reserving tickets for the 2018 Men’s Summit in Kernersville, NC for Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 9:15 am – 2:30 pm featuring Dr. Tony Evans. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org know if you’re interested so we can reserve enough tickets. Tickets are $20. More info here: https://www.eventbrite.c
Renaissance Bible Church partners with and supports Main Street Mission in China Grove, NC and we have an amazing opportunity to do even more to support their mission. Many of you served with us for our recent GONE service project where we helped spruce up their facility. We don’t want to stop there!
Main Street Mission offers Christmas to those who struggle financially, helping to alleviate stress on families. Their Classic Christmas Shoppe allows parents to make better use of their means to provide necessities, while not missing out on the joy of Christmas giving. Yet, how we do this is very important. While offering gifts that we choose, purchase and deliver may feel really good for the giver, it may come at a great cost for the recipient. Having the opportunity to make an exchange, to do their part and to choose their own gifts for their children preserves dignity for families in need. The gift of dignity is truly the best gift we could ever give someone.
This year, the Classic Christmas Shoppe will be open at the South Rowan YMCA for 3 days: Dec. 7, 8 and 9 this year (with set up days on Dec. 5 and 6). We hope to make it even more like a real store experience so that our neighbors truly feel like they are shopping (just like we do) for Christmas.
You can imagine such an undertaking will require helpers! If you are looking for a community service project for your family this Christmas season, please consider signing up to volunteer with the Classic Christmas Shoppe. Here is the link: Sign Up to Serve
If you’re unable to volunteer your time at the Shoppe itself, we’ve got you covered as well. Main Street Mission is accepting donations of new items that can be placed in the Shoppe. For each Sunday in November, a member of our GONE Team will be collecting items at the back of the gym.
Main Street Mission
Classic Christmas Shoppe Wish List
- Balls (Football, soccer, basketball)
- Craft Jewelry Sets
- Tonka Trucks
- Basketball and Soccer Goals
- Outside Toys (Bikes, skateboards, wagons)
- Nerf Toys
- Lego Sets
- Kitchen Sets
- Board Games
- Stocking Stuffers
- Wrapping Paper, Bows & Tape
- Shampoo Sets
- Hair Appliances (Curling iron, straightener, hair dryer, etc.)
- Sports Duffel Bags
Thanks for your support! If you have any questions, please email Info@RenBible.org.
On November 12th, our student ministry will join the adults upstairs at 9:00 a.m. for Part 3 (Racial Reconciliation) of the “Tackling the Tough Stuff” series. Middle schoolers will also have the option of watching a movie downstairs in the Sullivan Room.
Parents, please pray about having your student join you for this series that helps us consider how to navigate difficult topics in our world today in a God-honoring way. Check out the series description above.
Save the date! More information to come regarding an interest meeting to be held in January. Stay tuned!
November 12th = Baby Dedication Sunday
November 13th = RenMen’s Winter Bible Study Begins
November 15th = The NEST CIN Christmas Stocking Project @ the YMCA @ 9:30 am
November 19th = Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon (No Gathering Hour groups or Renegade)
November 20th = RenMen Bowling Night
November 26th = Thanksgiving Weekend (No Gathering Hour groups or Renegade)
December 3rd = Gathering Hour Family Christmas Celebration @ 9:00 am
December 10th = Renegade Christmas Celebration
December 24th = Christmas Eve Services @ 9:00 & 10:30 am
December 31st = Online Message (No Service @ YMCA)
January 20th = RenMen Retreat (Kernersville, NC)
June 23rd-30th = 2018 Honduras Mission Trip