Directory VICTORIOUS series offers:

November, 2014
Impacting Lives for Christ
Volume #429
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VICTORIOUS series offers:
A better understanding of the book of Revelation
Instills confidence in the church and its individual members
Challenges the congregation towards an uncompromising
commitment to God
Nov 2
Nov 9
Nov 16
Nov 23
Nov 30
Bear Witness Boldly
See Evil Clearly
Missions Sunday - Harry Gill, VEF
Await Salvation Expectantly
Desire Heaven Deeply
EXPECT . . . to be victorious!
November 16
Missions Fair & Thanksgiving Meal
Sunday School @ 10:00 am - ONE Service @ 11:00 am
Guest Speaker: Harry Gill, VEF (Virginia Evangelizing Fellowship)
Tim Thompson
Minister to Students
Mark Sowder
Worship Leader
Andy Katt
John Burrows
John Parris
Jim Sitton
Craig Whitacre
Meal follows in Family Life Center
Bring salads, veggies, & desserts to share
David Bishop
Gale Zimmerman
PFCC will provide meats, mashed potatoes, gravy, fried apples, bread, & drinks.
NO Evening Study Groups or Activities
Blessings in a Box
Eastern Dominican
Christian Mission
Oct. 26 - Nov. 16
PFCC is committed to 150 boxes
for the children at Higuey.
Boxes & a suggested list of items
are available in upstairs foyer.
Donations also needed
to help defray shipping costs @ $10 per box.
Order Poinsettias NOW - $10
each with 6 - 7 blooms!
Choose from:
Red, White, Pink, or
Jingle Bell (red & pink)
Contact Patty Maze
@ 293-4999
Remember to give Patty, in writing,
the name(s) of loved ones you
wish to honor or remember.
A Great Gift for
Family, Friends, or Co-Workers!
BY NOV. 16!
Contact Gena Layfield with questions.
Bob Hamblen
E-mail Addresses
Tim Thompson
[email protected]
Mark Sowder
[email protected]
Andy Katt
[email protected]
Suzie Deans
[email protected]
BOTH Services - Sunday School @ 10:00
Celebrate God’s Blessings
through the Word, Special Music, and Personal Walks with Christ.
Church Website
Minded Kids
Grades 1-5
Sundays @ 6:00 pm
Manna House, Lower Level
MMK seeks to enrich the
lives of these kids by teaching them God’s Word, then
challenging them to act on
what they have learned.
Wednesday Night
A WORD from Marko . . .
People who pray
for courage,
for strength,
to bear the unbearable,
for the grace
to remember what they have left
instead of what they have lost,
very often find their prayers answered . . .
Their prayers helped them tap
hidden reserves of faith and courage
which were not available to them before.
6:30 - 7:30 pm
Our Bible Bowl study will
take us through the Gospel of John. Each week,
we will study, read, listen
to, drill, and memorize the
Scripture verses and practice answering questions
in a quiz-style format.
5:30 - 7:00 pm
Middle &
High School
Fellowship Hall
Talk to Mark!
January 9 - 11, 2015
$50 per adult sponsor
Saturday, Nov. 22
meet @ 5:15 pm
Ladies Progressive Dinner
Total Cost due:
November 15
& White Elephant Gift Exchange
For ALL Ladies, High School & Up
Sign Up in F.H.
Appetizers @ Karen Sowder’s home
Shower your
Secret Sister
with cards, gifts, and
daily special prayers
Got Questions?
Contact Mark at:
[email protected]
We open with Large Group activity,
then break out into small age-specific groups
for our study.
7:30 pm
7:00 am
Dave’s Moonwalks
Joust & Bungee Racing
Thunder Valley
Go-Karts, Laser Tag, Mini-Golf
Roanoke Valley Skate Center
Skating - Rock Wall
Talk to Mark
We are going to plug into the Scripture
to see the hand of God in our lives
and spend time looking at our service
in the kingdom of God.
Dodge Ball - Basketball
Gatlinburg, TN
D-Group Study of Nehemiah
Nov. 14
Character Profile:
A study of the Life of Peter
Wednesdays @ 6:30
$110 per student
Middle & High School
Grades 6 - 12
New Sunday Night Series
Wednesday Nights in
Main Course @ Jessie Nguyen’s home
Desserts & Gift Exchange
@ Patty Maze’s home
For the White Elephant Gift Exchange,
bring a wrapped, unlabeled gift, but DO NOT
BUY ANYTHING. The gift should be something you already own and want to pass on!
SIGN UP on Women’s Ministry board in F.H.,
So we can have an accurate count for food prep.
Kroger Community Rewards Program for PFCC
Directions on how to register for this program
are in the foyer or call the church office for help.
Photo Scavenger Hunt
Pizza - Snacks
Rise in concert
$15 each - Bring a drink & snack
Worship Choir Practice
Sundays in November
@ 4:00 pm
Joy of Every Longing Heart
Dec. 7 @ 11:00 am
Please pray for
The Ewells
BJ and Janie
Mobilization Team
Discipling the Bible-less
Sunday Morning Adult Studies - 10:00 - 10:45
1 Upstairs in Worship Center — 2 in Manna House,
Lower Level & Upper Level
[email protected]
[email protected]
Growing Strong in Christ:
Class #4 - IMPACT
4 Sundays in November — 10:00 am
Office/Library House, Lower Level
for those who have completed Class 1, 2, & 3
Talk to Tim Thompson or call the office for details.
“Transformed Lives Through God’s Word in Every
Language” . . . that is the vision of Pioneer Bible Translators. By the end of the year, unless there are major
problems, we will have completed 10 New Testaments.
That means that 10 people groups will be able to read
God’s Word in their heart language for the first time in the
history of that people group!
It is such a thrill to be part of Pioneer Bible Translators.
The past year has been very busy for us. We attended the
International Conference of Missions and the North American Christian Convention in Indianapolis; we were in Dallas for meetings in September and January; we made contacts in 2 different churches in Orlando and have tentative
plans to speak there next year; we set up our PBT Display
at a Missions Fair in Naples, FL and at the Gospel Rally at
Mid-Atlantic Christian University in NC. We will be attending a 3-day Missions Emphasis at Mid-Atlantic Christian
University where I will be preaching in chapel and lecturing
in several classes in late October. Next year appears to
hold even more travel and opportunities to present the
work of Pioneer Bible Translators.
Please pray for us as we travel and present the vision of
Pioneer Bible Translators.
Submitted by
BJ and Janie Ewell, Mobilization Team, PBT
Weekly Bible Studies
Sundays @ 6:00 pm - Matthew
in Worship Center
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm - The Minor Prophets
Family Life Center, following the meal
Faith Café - Sundays @ 6:00 pm
Manna House, Lower Level
Tuesdays @ 6:00 pm, Craig Whitacre
Manna House, Lower Level
Thursdays @ 7:00 pm, Tim Thompson
Home of Tim & Lynn Thompson
Women’s Studies
Mondays @ 6:00 pm - Acts
Manna House, Lower Level
Wednesdays @ 6:30 pm - James
Manna House
Thursdays @ 9:30 am - The Christmas Experience
Elders are available in the Prayer Room
for special prayer needs
after both morning services.
Volunteers Needed to PRAY during
each of our Sunday Morning services.
You can choose the Sunday and the service you prefer.
Contact Andy Katt or BJ Ewell for details.
Cereals, peanut butter, jelly, dry pasta & jarred
sauces, canned meats like tuna, chicken,
SPAM, canned pastas and chilis.
Curtis & Joyce Stiff @ 774-9749
Harold & Betty Shepherd @ 989-6565
Super Seniors
Christmas Dinner
Thursday, December 4
6:00 pm
Jersey Lily’s Restaurant - Salem
SIGN UP on the bulletin boards in the
Fellowship Hall or Upstairs Foyer
If you are unable to reach a staff
member at the church office, call
any of the elders for assistance.
Their phone numbers are on the
front of this monthly newsletter
and in the church directory.
for crisis situations
Call Fran Worley @ 772-4512
Penn Forest Christian Church Epistle - (USPS 081-150)
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Even though we strive with the future in mind it is often the faith of those in the past that calls us to examine the genuineness of our own. Let us therefore be challenged by the words of George Washington some
225 years ago as the day of Thanksgiving approaches.
Traditional Service
8:30 am
No Nursery
By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation.
Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be
grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both Houses of
Congress have, by their joint committee, requested me “to recommend to the people of the United States a
day of public thanksgiving and prayer, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and
signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of
government for their safety and happiness:”
Coffee Break in F.H.
Now, therefore, I do recommend and assign Thursday, the 26th day of November next, to be devoted by
the people of these States to the service of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all
the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our sincere and
humble thanks for His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a
nation; for the signal and manifold mercies and the favor, able interpositions of His providence in the
course and conclusion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have
since enjoyed; for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enabled to establish constitutions of government for our safety and happiness, and particularly the national one now lately instituted; for
the civil and religious liberty with which we are blessed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffusing
useful knowledge; and, in general, for all the great and various favors which He has been pleased to confer
upon us.
Celebration Service
Contemporary Worship,
And also that we may then unite in most humbly offering our prayers and supplications to the great Lord
and Ruler of Nations, and beseech Him to pardon our national and other transgressions; to enable us all,
whether in public or private stations, to perform our several and relative duties properly and punctually; to
render our National Government a blessing to all the people by constantly being a Government of wise,
just, and constitutional laws, discreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all sovereigns and nations (especially such as have shown kindness to us), and to bless them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increase of science among them and us; and, generally, to grant unto all mankind such a degree of temporal
prosperity as He alone knows to be best.
Given under my hand at the City of New York the third day of October in the year of our Lord 1789.
Go. Washington
Sunday School
10:00 - 10:45 am
Nursery Provided
Nursery, Wee Worship,
and Children’s Worship
11:00 am
Sunday Evening
Youth Group
5:30-7:00 pm
Bible Study, Faith Café,
Mission-Minded Kids
6:00 pm
Nursery Provided
Wednesday Meals
5:45 pm
Wednesday Evening
Bible Study, & Classes for
Children, Middle School,
& High School
6:30 PM
Nursery Provided