The Magalia Pines Baptist Church is off to a great start in 2017 with lots of things being done in the month of January and lots more to come this month.
In January, Pastor Doug spent almost three weeks over in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia tending to the schools that are a part of our outreach ministries, Upward International Schools.
These and all the other schools that we are a part of in UIS are bringing the gospel back to the youth and families of the world along with providing a first rate education for their future well being.
From the Pastor’s Corner:
LOVE – LOVE – LOVE
LOVE has managed to become BIG business. Clothes, candy, flowers, social (and unsocial) media, politics, hippies (still), e-cards and tree-cards, and movies and TV have all managed to become profitable. And yet the world seems to be terribly lacking. It seems we have substituted the trappings of “love” for the real deal.
God IS love. Love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength and your neighbor as yourself. Love others as I have loved you says Jesus. Greater love has no man than this than he lay down his life for a friend. etc.
In our Sunday Morning Bible Study we are exploring love from the book of Song of Songs (Song of Solomon). Discovering the intimate relationship with the King of Kings is critical to our beginning to understand the great love that is available to us for sharing with others. Old Testament “Love Chapters”. Check it out.
Enjoy food and fellowship and the trappings without neglecting the most important celebration. Also, be sure to say “Happy Birthday” to at least one VIP.
Exciting things going on this month!
On Feb. 5th, Super Bowl Sunday for all you die hard football fans. The game is in Houston between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons. So, go to Church in the morning then Tune in at 3:30 PM for all the gridiron action.
On Feb. 10th at 6 PM we are having our annual Valentines Dinner Cost is $6 per person, and Ham with all the trimmings is on the menu.
Call the church office to reserve your tickets now. 873-9448, or see Donna Broughton or Judi Cook to get them.
Here’s more of what’s happening at Church this month:
- Sunday services are at 8:30 and 10:30 with Sunday School in between at 9:30 AM
- Mondays AA community service meeting at 7:00 PM
- Tuesdays Ladies Bible Study at10:45 AM.
- Wednesdays Praise, Prayer and Bible Study plus SALT Youth Group at 6:00 PM
- Thursdays Worship Team Practice at 12:00 PM
- Fridays Men’s Bible Study at 9:00 AM – Experiencing God study for women at10:00 AM – Team Kids/Praise Kidz at 5:30 PM.
Some Fun Facts About The Ridge.
On January 17, 2014 California State Governor, Jerry Brown, declared a drought state of emergency.
Here in Magalia we have received 63.83 inches of rain so far this season (Water Year begins Oct. 1 to Sept. 30) and we still have a couple of months to go. Average rainfall for the last 30 years in Magalia is 58.13 inches so we are well above the average and more on it’s way. This heavy rain and large snow pack probably means the end of the drought.
Back during the gold rush, Magalia was called “DogTown” because of the many dogs the gold miners had up here. Magalia became famous when a 54 pound gold nugget was discovered in the west branch of the feather river just below town. Back then it was valued at around $10,000 dollars and we celebrate it still during Gold Nugget Days.
What’s our favorite saying around Magalia Pines Baptist Church?
It’s ALL About JESUS!
Now you can listen to past sermons right on OUR WEBSITE or pick up the CD’s in the hallway at church.
Please consider this.
In your life you are going to experience many ups and downs. The Lord says, “I will never leave you or forsake you” so when times are bad or times are good he is there for you. Praise Him for the blessings, stay in His word and lift your petitions up to Him in prayer.