Newsletter October 2016

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From The Pastor:

We have been blessed this fall already with the addition of new families.  At the same time we have been occasionally overwhelmed by circumstances and health issues of many.  Both are included in our lives with Christ.  God has been faithful through all the uncertainties.

We continue to walk toward the successful occupancy of the building that God has given us.  We are often prone to feel like the Israelites as they conquered the Promised Land.  The building is complete and we face administrative issues that will be overcome with persistence and praise.

God is opening doors for reaching people in the Corning area.  Be in prayer for Pastor Todd and Julie as they reach out to that community.

As we enter the season of Thanksgiving and Christmas we must continue to share that purpose and strength that has brought us this far.  Remember, it’s all about Jesus.

Church News:

Did you know that a church lives because of the people with a servants heart. God blesses those that aren’t afraid to serve him not only at the church itself but to the members of our community too. Ephesians 6-7 “Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men”.

The nominating committee issued it’s final recommendations at the last business meeting and it was approved. Many thanks to those that volunteer to work in and around the church each and every day.

There are still a few positions that need to be filled and we are sure that God will put it into the hearts of our members to serve. We still need: a book keeper, certified nursery assistants, church van drivers and someone to take care of the sanctuary flowers each week.

Can You Help? Provide candy for the children or donate to get supplies for caramel apples? Would you like to decorate your car and distribute candy (Trunk or Treat) Or, would you help decorate someone’s car? Would you like to help with the hayride or distributing candy from the cars? Please contact Cathy Page at 873-9206 if you would like to help.

Christmas Choir: Choir members… plan now! Rehearsals of Christmas music will begin soon.

School News:

Upward International Schools

We have added one more school in Kuala Lumpur.   Both schools deal with issues of staffing and ministry.  Touching lives of families from 12 countries in one location is mind boggling.  Education services are beginning to be offered also in Corning and Rocklin, CA.

At home we have a wonderful student body from grades 8-12.  We are experiencing great relationships with students that desire to know and serve Christ.

Pines Academy enjoyed a day trip to Merlo Park in Stirling City on Wednesday Sept 28th. The merlo-1 park was officially closed but the school was granted special permission to go. Here’s a few pictures of that beautiful park.

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Corning Learning Center

Upward International Schools comes to Corning, Ca. Pastor Todd and his wife Julie are making great strides and working diligently to bring the Good News to Corning youth and their parents through the brand new “Corning Learning Center”. Please Pray for them as they open this important ministry.

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Coming Events:

Here’s whats happening in October.

October 7th – 10 AM at the church – A Bible study of the book of Esther, It’s Tough Being A Woman”. This study requires a workbook so please get in touch with Judith Munson at 413-7702 or Donna Meahl at 873-2827 for all the information.

October 12th – 6 PM at the church – October business meeting.

October 22nd – 2-4PM at the church – LADIES “Heartstrings of Prayer”.

October 30 – Right after both services – Special Benevolence Offering will be taken.

October 31st – 4:30 to 7PM “Trunk Or Treat” – in the church parking lot next to Skyway

Please Pray For:

We are officially entering into the fall (harvest) season with winter just around the corner. Please pray that God will do a great Harvest of people from our town and around the world.

Pray that He will send all those that are lost and broken so that we might help them to come to know the good news of the Gospel and the Grace that is given as a free gift to all mankind.

The upcoming elections that God will be with the elected officials and give them an undying commitment to having a Christ centered heart when making the decisions that affect our great country.

Please pray for the county officials that approve the final plans for our new building that they will give us our final approval so we can start using the new facilities.

Please pray for all of the outreach ministries that we sponsor including Upward International Schools. that these ministries will bring a great harvest of souls that come to know the great joy and salvation of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

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Remember, It’s All About Jesus