Rachel Inouye spoke for the Ladies’ Day conference at Camp Forest Springs on September 12 and some Faith after Five ladies attended. Her lively and energetic style made it easy to listen to her scripture-based presentation about knowing our identity through God’s eyes. You are “His treasured possession”, (Deuteronomy 14:2), “complete in Him”, (Corinthians 2:10), and “loved forever”, (Romans 8:38) were some of the Bible verses she emphasized. Instead of negative self-talk, speak these promises from God to yourself.
Lily Pads is the title of Rachel’s book which tells of “Stories of God on Display”. It is available in our church library. She writes about some life stories where she felt God’s nudging. “It’s about hearing God’s voice above the everyday noise.”
Do you need some encouragement? Are you getting overwhelmed from the voices of our culture? Read this book and learn how to become more aware of God in your daily life. Pick up this book or any other in the library which is open anytime the church building is open.
Friends and Food… A New Group!
A new group, Friends and Food is beginning at Antigo UMC. Its purpose is to build relationships with church friends in the comfort of members’ house. Each month (September – June” we will meet and share a meal with one another. Our dinner groups will be small and hosted in multiple homes. All adult members are invited and encouraged to join a new small group. The first introductory dinner will be September 14 (5:30 pm) in the home of Randy & Jane Babler.
October 13: A BIG DAY
What’s a Big Day? It’s a designated Sunday when we together seek to increase our attendance by inviting someone to come to worship with us at Antigo United Methodist Church. On Sunday, October 13 we will begin our Fall Preaching Series entitled “Unshakeable Hope.” We live in a world where life shakes us. People in our world are dying from lack of hope. But God has given us His promises which remain steadfast when our world shakes. So invite a friend to come, and learn about building our lives on the Promises of God which gives us Unshakeable Hope!
Did you know that the number 1 reason people come to a church is because someone invited them? Many of you have shared with me, how you began to come to Antigo United Methodist Church because a friend, a coworker, or a relative, invited you. So start thinking and praying now about who you will invite!
Our goal is to have 140 people in worship that day…that’s a big goal. In fact that’s a God –sized goal. We cannot reach it, without God’s help and power. After all we serve a BIG GOD! In our own power, it sounds unreachable, but God can do more than we can ask or imagine. Ephesians 3:20 reminds us, “Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think.”
The church choir is in need of more talented people who love to sing! Choir practice is held on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Please consider joining in on this joyful time of worship.
Sunday School News
Sunday school is right after Children’s Time during the worship time. All children are welcome from age 3 through 5th grade. We are looking for help. If you think you would be interested in teaching a lesson to the children or helping in the classroom, please call the church office or let Denise Janke or Jessie Akright know.