From the Pastor’s Pen 11/24/28
Happy Thanksgiving holiday family,
I pray you are well and have found much to be thankful for during this holiday season. We know that what the devil meant for bad, God will use for good. So, although we don’t celebrate the work of Columbus and the acts committed against the Native/Indigenous Americans, we nonetheless spend our time with family and loved one in the spirit of giving thanks. And, we are more thankful for the grace of God that has allowed us to minister in His name and on this corner for over 30 years. We thank God for our time of celebration and we are eager to see what the Lord has in store.
As we move into 2019, I want encourage you to reflect on our mission statement below and ask God where and how you fit into the mission. See some of the many opportunities below.
I will talk more about our mission and vision during the weekend of December 8th and 9th at we have our Annual Business Meeting and Ministry Fair.
Progressive Baptist Church – Equipping God’s People. Building God’s Church. Advancing God’s Kingdom
Equipping God’s People
•Sunday School Lesson: Amassing Wealth/More Than Enough, Genesis 30:22-32; 43
•Sunday Sermon: Thanking God with Giving and Service, 2 Corinthians 9:12-15
•Wednesday – Bible Study on Purposes of Church and Members: Ephesians 3:1-21
•Tuesday – Stride Toward Freedom, Dr. King on the Montgomery Bus Boycott: Chapters 7 & 8
Building God’s Church
•Church Anniversary Highlights
•Banquet Video. https://www.dropbox.com/s/5sm9uhmy6yg29o5/PBC%2030th%20Anniversary%20Banquet.mov?dl=0
•Worship Video. https://www.dropbox.com/s/u3rytt6cw06ku8z/30th%20Anniversary%20Worship.mov?dl=0
•Church Business Meeting and Ministry Fair.
•Business Meeting, Saturday December 8th from 10-12. Hear Pastor’s “State & Vision” of the Church. Discuss and adopt the Church Budget
•Ministry Fair, Sunday December 9th immediately follow service. “Serving the Lord, Serving One Another, and Serving the Community” Come and learn about the many opportunities for Christian service in Progressive. Visit the ministry tables with an open heart asking God to direct you to where you might serve. (Mark 10:43-45)
Advancing God’s Kingdom
•Serving Food to the Hungry. St. Bens, Thursday, November 29th. Contact Sis. Pat Brigham. (414) email@example.com
•Mental Health in Community. MIRACLE Mental Health. Tuesday, December 4th from 6-8 pm
•Evangelism and Community Resources in 53206. Project Focal Point. Dates to Be Determined