Redland Baptist Church will host one of this year’s VBS Regional Clinics held by the BCMD! VBS workers from the surrounding areas will be attending workshops on Lifeway’s VBS Curriculum “Game On!” on Saturday, February 24, 9:30am-2pm (lunch included). To learn more about this clinic and for non-Redlander registration, click here. If you are a Redlander, please register with Peggy Peek or our RBC Camp Directors (see contact info below) by February 22.
If you are a Redland adult or youth planning to work with RBC Camp this year or just considering the idea, we HIGHLY recommend attending this training! You may use this workshop in place of one of our standard RBC Camp training sessions, and it will be free to Redland members.
For more information, contact Peggy Peek at (peggypeek at redlandbaptist dot org) or our RBC Camp Directors at (rbccamp at redlandbaptist dot org).
Your Prime Time Strategy Team, led by Marilyn J., has been hard at work! We wanted to let you know that this past Saturday we met to discuss the mission of Prime Time Senior Adults and came up with the following mission statement that we want to share with you:
The mission of RBC Prime Time Seniors Ministry is to elevate the honor of seniors who follow Christ through outreach, proclaiming God’s truth to others, and exemplifying His character through our conduct and service by:
- Welcoming people, especially other seniors, to our church
- Serving as an outlet for seniors to use their gifts and talents to the glory of God
- Providing opportunities for fellowship
- Providing intergenerational mentoring
- Encouraging/Caring/Serving other seniors
Luncheon coming up
A luncheon will be held likely in late March to gather Prime Timers together, share updates, and get feedback. Stay tuned for that date.
RBC is hosting a Football Sunday community outreach event in the ROC on Sunday, February 4 at 6pm to watch the big game with a special halftime video testimony. There will be hot dogs, chili and nacho bar fixings provided. Bring a friend or neighbor from the community, and a side dish to share. Contact Cheryl Burba or Kevin Freeman for more info.
Redland will be a simulcast host of the Right Now Media “Work as Worship” 1-day local church retreat on Friday, February 23 from 8am-4pm! This retreat focuses on living a life of purpose and worship in your workplace. Join other Christian business owners, CEOs, and leaders who want their faith to impact their work. For more information, the speaker list, and to register, go to their website.
Are you ready for maximum impact in your quest for deep friendships and battle for living rightly? Then join a men’s small group study! Session guidebooks are $10 apiece.
Questions? See Matt Horton or contact the Church Office. … (more)
Ladies are invited to join together for Bible Study where we learn from God’s Word, from our lesson, and from one another! We have two groups that meet on Tuesdays, one in the morning and one in the evening. … (more)
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.
Come enjoy the music of the season at A Night of Carols! on Sunday, December 17 at 4pm, followed by a “Tasting Party” Reception. Child care provided for age 3 and younger. More info here.
Sunday, December 24, we will have worship services at 8:30 and 11am with Sunday School at 9:40am. Then join us for our Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service on December 24 at 6pm. This is a family friendly service celebrating the birth of Jesus!
Sunday, December 31, we will have worship services at 8:30 and 11am with Sunday School at 9:40am.
The Church Office will be closed December 25 through January 1. Also note that the ROC will be closed for gym floor refinishing December 23 through January 1. Check the calendar for other closures during the holiday weeks.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The Worship Ministry of Redland Baptist Church presents A Night of Carols! on Sunday, December 18 at 4pm featuring Kids for Praise 2 and 3 Children’s Choirs, Waves of Grace Youth Choir and Handbells, Celebration Bells, RBC Orchestra and Sanctuary Choir. Childcare is available for two years-old and younger during the presentation. A “Tasting Party” reception follows, featuring Christmas treats prepared by the RBC Family.
Come join us in celebrating the music of the Christmas season!
As 2017 comes to a close, we are down to our final 4 Sundays of the 30-30-30 Challenge. This challenge was initiated through the leadership of our men. Now I am asking our courageous men to carry it to completion.
So where are we right now?
To date, 27 new households have attended worship or discipleship at Redland, and 15 people have made a faith profession. That’s worth celebrating!
But before we work on our endzone celebration, let’s cross the goal line. We’ve got 3 more new households to go to reach the goal. We are also just halfway to our goal of 30 faith professions.
How can you help?
Start looking for opportunities to have the right, God-ordained conversations to draw people in deeper commitment, whether through a faith decision or coming to worship/discipleship. A step further? Don’t just look for opportunities; create opportunities while partnering with the Spirit.
As we enter a time of increased receptivity to spiritual things, let’s band together and see this challenge through to completion. To put it another way, the God whom you and I were called to imitate began a good work in each of us, which He will see through to completion. We follow him by doing the same.
What else is happening in Men’s Min?
While I have you, let me share that since our Sep. 30 dinner event, we have had a very successful “soft” run of our Men’s Bible study series. We’re ready to invite more to be part of a new round beginning in January. It’s just 8 weeks. Look for more information soon from our Men’s Min Director, Matt Horton.
I am thankful to God for each of you, and I look forward to what God will do through the men of Redland who are mobilized for His purpose.
Your partner in ministry,