October 30, 2019

Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior!
WELCOME NEW MEMBERS: Please welcome Mark and Marilyn Alvarez to Chaires United Methodist Church. Mark & Marilyn were invited to the church by Gordon & Lucia Lightfoot.
 If you are not a member of the church and would like to inquire about membership please contact me  
 
TIME CHANGE: Remember to turn your clocks back one hour before going to bed on Saturday night!
 
ADVENT STUDY: “Not A Silent Night, Mary Looks Back To Bethlehem,” by Adam Hamilton
Church wide Advent Study offered at two (2) times during the week.
Tuesday Morning (starting November 12th) from 10 AM – 11:30 AM
Wednesday Evening (starting November 13th) from 5:30 -7 PM
We have a few books available for loan. If you want to purchase a book, the cost is $6. Books will be available this Sunday (November 3rd).
This study is for only five (5) weeks. Please make a commitment to attend one of these sessions to prepare yourself for Advent.
 
2020 COMMITMENTS:
On Sunday, 2020 Commitments were handed out. If you were not a church this past Sunday, then please pick up your personal 2020 Commitment to Chaires United Methodist Church. Each worshiper is asked to prayerfully consider your commitment to Chaires United Methodist Church for 2020 and to begin practicing your commitment for the final two months of 2019.
Please place your 2020 Commitment in the basket placed on the altar railing. This is your personal commitment to the local church.
UPCOMING EVENTS/SERVICES
Trunk or Treat – tomorrow night from 6 PM – 8 PM
Volunteers are needed to come and participate by decorating your car/truck and hand out candy to children in our community.
Trunk or Treat provides a safe environment for children to dress up.
All Saints Sunday – November 3, 2019
On Sunday, November 3rd at the 10 AM Worship Service we will honor those who are no longer with us in this life.
All Saints Sunday is a special Sunday in the church and a time to remember those we love who have preceded us in death.
Through Christ we have the hope of life eternal.
 
2019 CHICKEN PILAU – next Thursday, November 7th from 4 pm to 7:30 pm. Cost is $10 per place (Children five and under – Free).
Team Leader Meeting – Wednesday, October 23rd at 6:30 pm facilitated by Ed Fannin. All Team Leaders are encouraged to attend this important meeting in preparation for the 2019 Chicken Pilau.
 
2019 HOMECOMING UPDATE:
Through your prayers and generous giving, we have raised enough funds to do some updating to our Audio Visual system that will enhance the services that are live-streamed. Many of our members are unable to attend worship and are able to connect with our faith community though the internet (Facebook or www.ChairesUMC.com).
We still need additional prayers and financial giving for the Pavilion.
WORSHIP SERVICES LIVE-STREAMED:
If you are unable to attend Worship on Sunday morning at 10 AM, we do live-stream our worship services. You may view through Facebook by searching Chaires United Methodist Church. You will find our Facebook page. I invite you to check the Like so that you will see what is occurring here at Chaires United Methodist. If you don’t have Facebook you can view the Worship Service after Sunday morning at  www.ChairesUMC.com
You can financially support the ministries of Chaires United Methodist by giving on-line at our web page at www.ChairesUMC.com 
This is a secure place to donate.
Please remember to honor your financial commitment to the local church through your tithe and offering.
 
DEVOTION: Everything You Need
“His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory, and goodness.'” 2 Peter 1:3
 
Many parents worry about raising children in our society today, and all of us struggle with remaining pure in a decadent culture. These are daunting times, but remember – we aren’t alone in the effort to live a godly life. God’s divine power gives us everything we need, and these resources come through our knowledge of Him.
What does that phrase mean – our knowledge of Him?
It means learning more about God. As we see God’s handiwork in creation and study God’s message in Scripture, we become learners. Don’t assume you know everything there is to know about God and His Word. The Bible requires a lifetime of study. There are truths you’ve not yet discovered, promises you’ve not yet claimed, and aspects of God’s character you’ve not yet fathomed.
But the knowledge of God means more than simply knowing more about Him. It means knowing God more – more intimately, more personally – which comes through daily communion with Him in prayer and in the Word. Let’s be quick to say: “Thank You Lord, for meeting all my needs, including my need for godliness in an ungodly world.”
“God gives you everything you need because God is everything you need.” David Jeremiah
 
Prayer:  Thank You Lord, for meeting all my needs, including my need for godliness in an ungodly world. Restore in me, the joy of my salvation, rekindle in me the desire to spend more time with You and in your Word. Gracious and merciful God, open the eyes of my heart to your amazing love so that I may exhibit the love of God to those around me, even those who are unlovable. Let me remember how unlovable I was, yet you loved me so much you sent your own Son to pay the price for my sin. Thank You Lord!  Amen.

Rev. Zig Bays

Senior Pastor

Chaires United Methodist Church

9243 Parkhill Rd.

Tallahassee, FL 32317

Phone: 850 219 9361

Cell: 239.450.0765

Google Voice: 850 692 8563

Email: pastorzig@gmail.com

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May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in faith so that you overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 CEB)