Money collected, presents bought, gifts wrapped, packages delivered . . . Our church’s Christmas Outreach project has been completed! Starting back in July, our weekly “Building Up the Temple” mission offering for 3Q/2017 was allocated for Christmas Outreach. For the second year, we teamed up with the Licking County Salvation Army’s “Adopt-A-Family” program providing gifts to local families who need some extra help at Christmas.
We applied and were provided names, ages, sizes, etc. for two local families enrolled in the program through the Salvation Army. Shirley Pest and Veronica Van Horn made a GREAT shopping team! They scoured the stores and came up with great gifts for all. We were able to provide pajamas, hat & scarf, boots, two toys, and a filled stocking for each of the children on our list. Each family also received some gift cards to use for holiday food.
The next step found Susie Fox wrapping the gifts, adding name tags, and filling the stockings with all the things Veronica & Shirley purchased! Per the program guidelines, each family’s wrapped gifts were then placed in bags labeled with their “Adopt-A-Family” number.
On Thursday, December 14, 2017, Dean & Susie Fox delivered the bags of gifts to the Licking County Salvation Army location at 250 East Main Street in Newark, OH.
Our gifts were added to a LOT of others being collected. Then several additional volunteers organize the bags collected from the donors and have them ready for the families when they come to pick them up the following week!
Thanks to all who helped and contributed . . . Merry Christmas!
Lots of fun, great food, and plenty of energy describes the Fall Festival held at the Pataskala Seventh Day Baptist Church on Sunday afternoon, October 29, 2017 from 4-6 pm. Due to the cooler weather, the festivities were moved indoors, with various games scattered in different rooms throughout the church. As guests entered, they were greeted with the Photo Spot where people could get their pictures taken with or without a variety of things to “accessorize” them. Several people went home with family pictures taken and printed while you wait. In addition, there were several carnival-type games for prizes including ring toss over pumpkins, Plinko, Tic-Tac-Toe beanbag toss, Bible Bingo, make-your-own paper airplane, and tossing ping pong balls into floating rings in a baby pool.
There was plenty of food & drink for relaxing between games and at 5:00 pm several enjoyed a Hay Ride! At 5:30 pm, we gathered as a group for some fun “Minute To Win It” games followed by a door prize for a free pumpkin pie!
Thanks to all who helped to make it an enjoyable and fun afternoon! Check out some of the pictures below.
The Seventh Day Baptist denomination has a standing committed called the SDB Christian Social Action And Disaster Relief (CSADR) . This committee collects and distributes funds for Seventh Day Baptist needs related to natural disasters. The SDB CSADR is collecting donations to help with those affected by the recent flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey.
You can donate online HERE or you can mail your check to the SDB Center. Please make a note on your check that it is for the SDB United Relief Fund (SDBURF). Thank you for your generous help to others in need!
Are you empowered to run the race that God has set before you? Come and acquire tools to focus, train and engage in daily disciplines that will help you accomplish this goal! Sessions will be led by Brenda Rankhorn and Cate Abraham.
The theme for the 2017 annual Appalachian Association Women’s Retreat held at Camp Joy in Berea, WV is “Running the Race”. The retreat scheduled for September 22-24, 2017 is being planned and led by the women in the Shepherd’s Fold Ministry located in Tennessee. All women are invited to attend. Online registration is available here. Please register no later than September 15th, 2017 if possible.
A gift of $10 is appreciated for the weekend – it helps buy the supplies we need for each retreat, but don’t stay away if you do not have the $10 – we’d rather have YOU than the money!
Plan to bring: Bible, pen and paper, bedding, towel and wash cloth, clothes for hot or cold, and personal care items.
The Pataskala Seventh Day Baptist Church will host the annual SDB Appalachian Association activities June 23-25, 2017 at 12161 Broad St. SW in Pataskala. Association Moderator, Mark Pest, will be leading the weekend following the theme “The Sabbath: It’s NOT just another day!” . The weekend activities will focus on how the Sabbath is a weekly celebration of God’s Creation. Representatives from SDB churches in West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama, Tennessee, and North Carolina will be travelling to Pataskala for the weekend.
The guest speaker for two presentations is Bob Gillespie of Answers in Genesis. At 10am on Sabbath (Saturday), Bob will present “Dinosaurs and Dragons in the Bible” and later at 2pm Bob will present “Genesis: Does it really matter?”
There is no cost for you and your family to attend Appalachian Association, but we need to know who is coming so that we can plan meals, activities, and lodging. A form to register is attached below. There will be something special at registration for all who have registered by June 1st!
Throughout the weekend, there will be ample opportunity to meet new friends and renew old acquaintances, worship together, Bible study, and fun for the whole family. We look forward to having you join us!
Appalachian Registration Form 2017
2017 Appalachian Association Schedule
We have three events coming up in April that you won’t want to miss! On Sabbath (Saturday) afternoon, April 15, 2017 at 2:00 pm will be our second annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA — an egg hunt for children ages 0-12 and the parents who love them!
Again this year we will be separating by age groups, so that our littlest egg hunters and our bigger egg hunters can all enjoy the fun! This event will be held in our open field behind the Seventh Day Baptist Church located at 12161 Broad Street SW, Pataskala and we will send the kids out to find eggs at 2pm! We suggest you arrive a few minutes before start time. Hope to see you all there!
On Sabbath Day (Saturday), April 22, 2017 at 11:00 am we will be having a special guest, Pastor Perry Cain who will be sharing his own miraculous healing testimony. There will also be a special healing time so plan to come and bring those who need this touch of God and EXPECT MIRACLES!
And then on Saturday, April 29, 2017 from 6:00-9:00 pm(Rain date May 6) all are invited to a church-wide Cookout & Campfire Family Night. We’ll be starting with a cookout and picnic at 6pm, followed by various lawn games in the open field and a campfire complete with singing and ‘smores as the sun begins to set. Join us for an evening of fun for all ages as we kick off the warmer weather!
Fun, food, fellowship & free — you won’t get a better offer! See you there!
Call the church at 740-927-0574 for further information or any questions.
2017 Week of Prayer booklet
During the first full week of January since 1967, Seventh Day Baptists around the world unite in prayer, sharing meditations centered on a theme chosen by the author. Sponsored by Seventh Day Baptist World Federation (sdbwf.com), this year’s theme is “Pray, or Be Prey” written by Karen Umana. The Seventh Day Baptist World Federation is an organization formed for communication, fellowship, and support between Seventh Day Baptist churches located on six continents and from 18 different countries around the world. Please follow the prayer suggestions there and also pray for final arrangements and safe travel for delegates and observers from 18 different countries who will gather in Brazil later in the month for the Federation’s 8th Session, January 22-28. in over 19 different countries around the world.
You can join in the week of prayer January 1-7, 2017 using the 2017 Week of Prayer Booklet which is available free on the SDB World Federation website to view or print. The booklet contains short meditations as well as prayer suggestions for each day during the week. The daily entry will also be available on the Seventh Day Baptist (USA & Canada) website SDB Blog each day during the week.