Why should we trust the Bible? Come this Sunday at 9:40am to find out in our Core Beliefs series.
Following last week’s lesson on handling our money in a way that pleases God, this week we will talk about handling our time properly, too. Since we are in the middle of a church-wide emphasis on prayer, we will focus on spending time with God in prayer.
Using Matthew 6:5-15, we’ll what Jesus taught people about prayer, and we’ll find some “helps” that can assist our teenagers in finding a proper attitude of prayer. Prayer is a conversation with Jesus and does not need to contain certain catch phrases, fancy words, or special body positions. At first, most junior high students are uncomfortable praying out loud or making prayer a regular habit outside of church or small group-unless they’re in trouble!
Here’s how you can take this topic even deeper with your teen:
- Electronic communication is great for a lot of reasons, but how strong are friendships that don’t include some sort of face-to-face time? How does this relate to your friendship with Jesus?
- Are you pleased with how frequently you pray? Why or why not?
- What might be some creative ways of praying that you could try?
- What are some ways we can pray together as a family?
Have a great week!
RBC Closures Due to Inclement Weather
The church office and all week day daytime activities will follow Montgomery County Public Schools when it comes to delayed openings, closures and early closures due to inclement weather. For week day evening activities, the Minister or Director of the activity will make a determination and the information will be available by 4pm of the evening in question. For weekend activities, the Minister or Director of the activity will make a determination and the information will be available at least 2 hours before the event begins. All of these changes will also be reflected on the church website (top right rotating picture) and on the office phone message for special announcements.
Join together with worshippers from Redland Baptist, St. Francis of Assisi Catholic, St. Luke’s Evangelical Lutheran, and Mill Creek United Methodist Churches to thank God for His many blessings at our Community Thanksgiving Ecumenical Service on Sunday, November 20, 2016, 7:00-8pm, at Redland Baptist Church, 6922 Muncaster Mill Road, Derwood, MD 20855. The speaker will be Rev. Tim Warner of Mill Creek UMC. An offering will be taken benefitting Stepping Stones Family Shelter.
Redland is again a collection center for Operation Christmas Child’s National Collection Week, November 14-21, 2016! OCC makes it possible for millions of children to experience God’s love through shoeboxes filled with gifts. These shoeboxes open doors for presenting the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Collection Center Hours are:
Monday, November 14, 10am – 2pm
Tuesday, November 15, 10am – 2pm
Wednesday, November 16, 10am – 2pm
Thursday, November 17, 10am – 2pm
Friday, November 18, 12pm – 8pm
Saturday, November 19, 8am – 2pm
Sunday, November 20, 1pm – 4pm
Monday, November 21, 12pm – 8pm
Amani ya Juu (“higher peace” in Swahili) is a non-profit sewing and training program for marginalized women in Africa. Women at Amani are learning to work together through faith in God who provides a peace that transcends all cultural and ethnic differences.
It is our privilege to partner with our African sisters to host our 5th annual sale of Amani products in the ROC Foyer on Saturday, November 19, 9am-5pm and Sunday, November 20, 1-4pm. Handcrafted items include: bags, jewelry, kitchen and home décor, Christmas items and more in a wide range of prices. Start your Christmas shopping early and support the wonderful women of Amani!
No need to go out for trick or treating. Just say this at church and get a candy bar!
What makes Jesus stand out? That question will be answered in Sunday School for our third and final Core Beliefs lesson of the fall. Jesus isn’t just a way to salvation; he’s the way.
This one is very easy this week (you’re welcome)! To make it even easier, this was one of September’s verses that was brought back.
If you’ve memorized the first 3 weeks of verses for this month, then you’ve already got our monthly challenge passage, Heb 12:1-3. Say this at church to snag an extra prize!