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October is Coming to a Close

10.29.17 | by Keith Russell

October is Coming to a Close

    OCTOBER IS COMING TO A CLOSE and it has been an incredible month. God has used our “ReConnect to Connection Groups” emphasis to increase our CG attendance by 70 people per Sunday over last October. God has used Judgement House to reach many souls for Jesus. God has used the annual Stewardship Emphasis to encourage us to be good stewards/managers of our time, talent, and treasure. So, what’s next? I’m glad you asked!

    ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 5, four great things are happening. First, it will be Time Change Sunday; be sure to fall back one hour this Saturday night. Second, it will be Prove the Tithe Day; every member is encouraged to give at least a tithe (10%) of your income. Third, the 2018 Proposed Budget will be distributed; each Westside family will receive a copy at the close of the morning service. Fourth, we will launch True Life; True Life is an evangelism strategy every member can participate in.

    ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12, four more great things are happening. First, we will vote to approve the 2018 Budget; it will be discussed Wednesday night, November 8. Second, we will have a Baby Dedication during the morning worship service. Third, we will observe Missions Night; we will hear from some of the missionaries we support and from our members who went on mission trips in 2017. Fourth, I will introduce a strategy that is being implemented to repeal the action of the Jacksonville City Council last February to expand the Human Rights Ordinance.

    ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, we will celebrate Harvest Day. Two great things are going to happen: (1) Evangelist Junior Hill will preach; (2) Thanksgiving Lunch will be served to all who attend. The goal is to reach a large number of people for Jesus and provide a good meal to a large number of people who may not enjoy a Thanksgiving-type meal otherwise.

    OCTOBER IS NOT OVER YET! The annual Fall Festival is this Tuesday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. This event is geared towards children, but people of all ages enjoy our Fall Festival. There will be candy, games, candy, music, candy, hotdogs, and candy. Did I mention that there will be candy?