HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD!

august 28Yesterday was a remarkable and notable day for Community Baptist Church. Pastor Steve & Cindy celebrated 25 years of ministry here in Winston. Pastor Steve also turned 60 earlier in August and he and Cindy celebrated 40 years of marriage on August 2. Community Baptist Church also acknowledged 30 years of service to central Douglas County, Oregon.

We had a wonderful time of worship and feasting!

Here’s to the next 30 years!

SUNDAY!

Today we mark milestones. Our church is nearly 30 years old! Pastor Steve and Cindy have been serving here 25 years! They are still celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary and Pastor Steve is still baffled as how he got to be 60 earlier this month.

Join us at 10:00 for a continental breakfast and then at 11:00am for Worship. Then stay for lunch…tri-tip, baked potatoes and all the side dishes you could imagine!

5 ways you can help Louisiana flood survivors

  1. Pray — The thousands of survivors who are homeless and whose homes have sustained damage need your prayers. First responders, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers, church pastors who are giving aid and the many others helping need prayer as well. Also pray that as they serve, Baptist volunteers and chaplains will have opportunities to share the hope of Jesus with flood survivors and those serving alongside them and that many would come to know the Lord.
  2. Donate — Rather than sending items which may or may not be useful to survivors or flood response personnel, send financial assistance which can be used for the most urgent needs at hand. To aid in Southern Baptist Disaster Relief efforts you can donate to the Louisiana Baptist Convention(louisianabaptists.org/donateDR#give) or to the North American Mission Board (donations.namb.net/dr).
  3. Send — While financial donations give disaster officials ultimate flexibility, certain supplies have been requested by Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief leaders. Before sending supplies, visitlouisianabaptists.org and view the “supplies needed” list on thedisaster relief page. There is also a list of locations where supplies can be sent or dropped off. Check with your state Baptist convention office to see if they are collecting items to send to Louisiana to assist with flood relief.
  4. Volunteer — Thousands of homes will need mud-out work before they can be restored and lived in again. If you would like to volunteer to help, visit the Louisiana Baptist Disaster Relief page for a list of times and locations where training will take place.
  5. Prepare — Be prepared to serve when future disasters occur. Contact your state Baptist convention for information about when they will be providing Disaster Relief training. Once you become certified, you will be called to serve when immediate needs arise, instead of having to wait to receive training.