Service Times

Sunday Morning Class:
9:00 am

Sunday Morning Worship:
10:15 am

Sunday Evening Worship:
6:00 pm

Building Address

1701 West Main St

Medford, OR  97501

Phone Number

541 772 9640

Updated Website is available at

www. churchwestmain.org

Home Bulletins May 7, 2014

May 7, 2014

 

CAMP FUND-RAISING DINNER

 

Our Camp Dinner will be this Saturday, May 10, at 6:00 p.m. in the Fireside Room. Please plan to come join us for a wonderful dinner and fellowship and help raise some funds for camp!

 

***CAMP REGISTRATION FORMS are available on the information booth in the courtyard.  REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 15.***

 

 

 

SUMMER OF LOVE

 


Summer is almost upon us! As you know we like to change things up a bit here at West Main during the summer months. With warmer weather and longer days, we have the opportunities for special fellowships and fun events. As usual we like to work with a particular theme to characterize our time together. This year’s theme is, “A Summer of Love: Love God and Love People.” Our theme is inspired by Jesus’ words to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.' The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these” (Mark 12:30-31).

 

 

In support of our biblical theme on love our sermons will focus on three types of love. Each month of the summer (June through August) will deal with marital love, brotherly love, and love of others. In addition, our combined adult Bible classes will discuss the significance of “God is love” (1 John 4:16). We will wrestle with some fundamental questions concerning God’s love. We will ponder questions such as, “Is God’s love different than human love? How do we know, feel, think, and distinguish between God’s love and any other kind of love? How is human love dependent on God’s reconciliation? What does it mean to love our enemies? How do we love creation, the arts, music, and culture? Why is God’s love tied up with sacrifice and death?” The previous questions are just a few of the topics we will be exploring throughout the summer months.

 

 

Along with our sermons and Bible class, we will also have a number of fellowships. We have a number of our young people getting married this summer and so there will be a few congregational wedding showers to celebrate these marriages! We will gather together to laugh, share marital wisdom, and rejoice with how God is making two become one in Jesus Christ.

 

 

We will also have a few Friendship Sundays with themed potlucks following morning service. There are a couple of sing nights, family fun nights, service projects, and time at Emigrant Lake! All these events with their corresponding dates will all be in our summer booklet soon to be released.

 

 

We are seeking to promote the love of God and the love of people. May these upcoming months be a summer of love!

 

– Terry

 

 

Blurred Lines: God, Sexuality, and Marriage, Part II  --  You are invited to attend this upcoming seminar on May 16-18 at the building. Some talking points for our discussion for this session will be:

 

* God designed gender distinctions.

* Reframing the debate in a non-religious culture.

* The church’s response to homosexuality.

* Plus much more...God had a plan all along...Let’s discover it.

 

Please come join us May 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Refreshments will be served. On May 17 we will meet from 5:45-9:00 p.m. with dinner being served at 5:45 p.m. On May 18 we will finish up during our sermon time. Child care will be available both evenings.

 

 

Vacation Bible School is July 21-25  -- July may seem a long way off, but it will be here sooner than you think, so we need to plan ahead and be ready for it! Our theme this year is: Kingdom Rock - Where Kids Stand Strong for the Lord, and is for kids who have finished Kindergarten through 6th grade.

 

We will need teachers, food items, help with set up and clean up, carnival booth help and prizes, help with the gift each child will receive and much more. There are a lot of ways that you can help. If you need more information please contact Denise Beeks.

 

 

Coffee Servers are needed for June and July. If you can help, please sign up on the notice posted by the stairs in the East Hallway. All help is greatly appreciated!

 

 

 

Prayer Requests . . . .  For Severta Shipley as she continues to recover at home - she is under 24 hour-a-day care, but would love company - please call first before going to visit her...For Nora Sutherlin, sister-in-law to Doris Sutherlin, who will be having surgery this week. Please pray for a successful surgery and comfort during her recovery...K Li requests prayers for her son to come to Christ and for her heart which skips a beat occasionally...Wydie Denn requests prayers for Jacob & Taffie who are coming back to the U.S. after three years in Okinawa. Jacob has contracted MRSA in his leg - please pray for his healing...Wydie also requests prayers for the Polkots in Africa - they are having a severe drought and many people are hungry and starving...Al Vice is doing better now and wishes to thank everyone for your cards and prayers. It is such a joy to be part of this family...For Jenny Way to be able to complete her brain book...Nicholas Lake has a friend who broke her leg - prayers for her healing...For David Mayes to be more caring and Christlike and that Brandi can get a working car...For our President and all of our military men, women and families.

 

 

 

Saying Good-Bye for Awhile  -- We are sad to announce that John and Charlotte Winters will be moving to Houston, Texas for awhile. John has accepted a job there on a temporary basis. We want to wish them God’s Blessings as they move this week and as they find a new home there.

 

 

Graduation Ceremony and Receptions  -- Stephen and Diane Liles are pleased to announce the high school graduation of their daughter, Rachel, and Don and Zana Walker are pleased to announce the graduation of their daughter, Tabitha, from Jackson County Home Educators. Everyone is invited to their graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 10, at 2:00 p.m. at First Baptist Church on Crater Lake Avenue.

 

The parents will be hosting a reception for their daughter on May 18 at their homes. The reception for Tabitha will be from 2:00-4:00 p.m.  and  Rachel's reception will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m.  Please come join us as we celebrate their graduation!


 

Calendar of Events

May 10: Camp Fund-Raising Dinner

May 16-18: Blurred Lines Seminar

June 29-July 5: CAMP

July 21-25: VBS


 


 

 
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