CONCORD ANNOUNCEMENTS

Sunday School & Church Workers Coordination Meeting

Although our Sunday School and church workers coordination meeting was scheduled for this Sunday, we have postponed it due to not being able to remind everyone about it last Sunday when we had to call services off.
 
It is rescheduled for next Sunday, so make plans to stay after church next Sunday for a meal and a chance to help our church partner together for the sake of the gospel by working and planning together.

Live Worthy (Philippians 1:27-30)

Every person is valuable. Regardless of race, gender, nationality, or social standing, we have value. We are valuable to God. We are valuable to others. This is true because God never lies. Our value is why we are called on to walk worthy of the gospel.
 
Join us this Sunday (01/21/2018) at Concord General Baptist church as we continue our study of the book of Philippians. This week we will look at God's command to live worthy of the gospel. In the latter part of Philippians' chapter one, we are both commanded and told how to live worthy of the gospel.
 
We are located 3 miles from Manitou on Hwy. 630 between Manitou and Dixon.
 
We have a nursery, children, and Junior church available in our 11:00 a.m. service for children 6th grade and down. We also have coloring books and crayons available for the little ones who want stay with their parents in the worship service.

Our Partnership  (Philippians 1:1-11)

  1. Partnership! What does it mean to be in a partnership?

     

    The apostle Paul embraced his partnership with Timothy and Silas, but his greatest partnership was with the churches he started and nurtured.

     

    Join us this Sunday at Concord General Baptist church as begin a study of book of Philippians by examining "Our Partnership." Our morning worship services are 8:15 and 11:00 p.m.

     

    We have a nursery, children, and Junior church available in our 11:00 a.m. service for children 6th grade and down. We also have coloring books and crayons available for the little ones who want stay with their parents in the worship service.

     

    We are located on Hwy. 630 bewteen Manitou and Dixon, 3 miles from Manitou.

Who was Josoph?  (Matthew 1:18-25)

Join us this Sunday as we continue our Christmas series on "What Child is This?" 

 

This Sunday we will focus on Joseph as we uncover more answers to the question "What Child is This?

 

Joseph could be described as the Rodney Dangerfield of the nativity scene. The Bible doesn't record any thing that Joseph may have said, but he played a major role in the birth and extended care of Jesus. 

 

Join us this Sunday (12-24-17) morning in either our 8:15 or 11:00 a.m. service for a time of worship and connection with other believers. 

 

We are located 3 miles from Manitou on Hwy. 630 between Manitou and Dixon.

 

We have a nursery, children, and Junior church available in our 11:00 a.m. service for children 6th grade and down. We also have coloring books and crayons available for the little ones who want stay with their parents in the worship service.

"[G]ive thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you" (I Thessalonians 5:18 ESV).

 

At approximately 2:30 A.M. on May 9th, 1996, I discovered that what seems impossible to us is possible with God. On that particular morning, in a hospital room in Nashville, TN, I gave thanks while experiencing a heart wrenching, dream-crushing reality.

 

When tragedy strikes, we must choose our response. As a pastor, I've been there when loved ones die unexpectedly. I've been there when spouses die of cancer and heart attacks. I've been there when a teenager dies of leukemia. I've been there and I have took notice. Some handle it well, and others not so well.

 

On this day, however, it was my turn, but this one was different. I've never been there when a healthy looking baby is born, only to be told three hours later that "there is a problem. She's hemorrhaging on the brain; there's nothing more we can do, and it doesn't look good."

 

Those words were ringing in our ears as the physician over the neonatal intensive care left the room where my wife had given birth to our first child. With the door closing behind the physician, our silence was broken by my father-in-law, a minister, saying let's pray.

 

When 8:30 P.M. arrived, some 5 hours after our daughter's birth, we were standing at the entrance to the Neonatal Intensive Care Ward (NIC). When I requested admittance over the intercom, we were told to wait for the doctor. Both physicians, the one who delivered our daughter and the NIC physician came out. Unfortunately, they gave us no hope. They said, "If by some miracle she survives, she would most likely live out her life in a vegetative state." They then led us in prayer and suspended all the NIC rules for us.

 

Shortly after my wife's parents took her back to her room for some rest, around 2:15 A.M., I was informed that a room had been set aside for me to use (We were from out of state.). At first, I declined its use, but after being told I had to put my daughter down to receive another blood transfusion, I accepted the invitation. My motivation, however, was not sleep--I needed some alone time with God.

 

When I entered the room, I knelt beside the bed. I acknowledged that God already knew what I wanted--I wanted a miracle for my baby girl. I reminded Him--as if He needed it--of how He had healed a woman in the Bible who had been losing blood for 12 years (See Mark 5:25-29). I told Him that if He healed my daughter, I’d give Him praise for it at every opportunity. But I also told Him, regardless of what He did, I would still love Him, trust Him, serve Him, and give thanks for every hour I had with my daughter. Yes, I gave thanks. For many years, the desire of my heart was to have a child. Now, at the age of forty, I had a daughter--if not but for a few hours.

 

Now, some twenty years later, I am not only thankful for that day and those hours, but also for every day afterwards. We took our baby daughter, Elizabeth Ann Fleming, home with us two and a half weeks later. She is now twenty-years old and a healthy college student, who last year won both the Math, Communication, and Trio student of the year awards at the community college where she attends.

 

(For more writings from Bro. Eddie go to his blog at   (www.makingmostoflife.com).

Helping Us Help Others

Our church packs 250 shoeboxes filled with various items for children for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child each year. Shipping alone costs us $1,750. HOW CAN YOU HELP?

 

We have joined the Kroger Community Rewards Program where they will donate a portion of all sales with Kroger Plus cards linked to our church. What's so great is that you can help without any cost to you. Just simply log on, link your card, and each time you swipe your card, you are helping us help others. The instructions are as follows:

 

Log on to krogercommunityrewards.com

Sign in or create an account

Click on enroll now

Enter 29474 and click search

Click on Concord General Baptist

Click enroll

 

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