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AWANA Carnival Today

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Our AWANA carnival is today from 3:00 to 5:00 in the front parking lot of the church. Come on by for some great activities, snacks, games, and so much more! And if you haven't registered your kids for AWANA yet, you can do that, too. Meet the AWANA leaders and the other families that are getting involved, and make some new friends!

Theme verse: "Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth." 2 Timothy 2:15

Reduction of Staff at IMB

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The International Missions Board, under the leadership and direction of Dr. David Platt, will decrease staff by as many as 800 employees. Dr. Platt has assured the SBC that this is not a reduction in gospel intensiveness, but an effort to be more faithful to the missions opportunities God in his sovereign grace has for us. You can read the full article by clicking here.

Should Women Wear Head-Coverings?

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Have you ever wondered whether or not women should still wear head-coverings? What was Paul talking about in 1 Corinthians 11, and why is it a practice we don't really follow today? Often we say, "Well, that was common for the culture of their time, but it's different for us in this culture." But there's more to the context that we should be aware of. As students of the Word, it is important to know these things. Here's an article from the Gospel Coalition that explains further. Click to read.

AWANA Kicks Off This Week

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This Wednesday marks the beginning of our AWANA year! We start at 6:00 and runs until about 7:45, for ages K through 9th grade (childcare for those under 5 are only for those who remain on the church grounds, either as a volunteer or for the adult Bible study). This coming Saturday, we will have our AWANA carnival out front of the church. It starts at 3:00 and is free for the whole family, just to get everyone geared up for an exciting AWANA year!

New Daily Podcast

Pastor Gabe, through the When We Understand the Text ministry, has been recording daily podcasts spending a half-hour each day, Monday through Friday, teaching through Philippians. The first twenty minutes of the program is Bible study, and then the next ten is responding to listener questions. Subscribe through Podbean or on iTunes (the link to iTunes is in the column on the right). Here's today's episode!

The Briefing with Dr. Al Mohler

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Dr. R. Albert Mohler is the president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He does a daily commentary called The Briefing, taking a look at news and events from a Christian worldview perspective. It's a great way to stay up on what's happening in the world and how we as Christians should respond, being able to give an answer for the hope that lies within us (1 Peter 3:15). Listen as often as you can by clicking here.

Defund Planned Parenthood

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Abortion is a holocaust that has cost the lives of nearly 60 million babies since 1973. At the forefront of these murderous acts is Planned Parenthood, protected by our government as "health care" and federally funded with over a half-billion dollars a year. Recent videos have revealed that Planned Parenthood is dissecting aborted babies and selling their body parts for profit. As seen in the videos, they still refer to these destroyed bodies as "babies" and make jokes about it.

The U.S. Senate is voting today on S.1881, a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood and redirect those funds to other health measures and away from abortion centers. Both U.S. Senators from Kansas, Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts, are co-sponsors of this bill. Pastor Gabe has been in contact with them both and expressed his support. You may do the same by finding their numbers here at senate.gov.