Baptism Report

We had a terrific baptism service on Sunday, August 27. We had 7 adults and one child present themselves for baptism. In Matthew 28 Jesus gives his “Great Comission” saying we are to 1) make disciples, 2) baptize them, and 3) teach them. Our baptized bunch was:

  • Joe and Marsha
  • Steve
  • Kara
  • Ed and Kelly
  • Corey
  • Greg

The weather was wonderful, the water was warm (relatively!), and our spirits were high. We welcome these folks into the life and ministry of Sunny Hills Church:

Baptism Photo

Jermiah 29:11 … a GREAT verse

Read this excellent promise from the LORD to His people:

Jeremiah 29:10 This is what the LORD says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my gracious promise to bring you back to this place. 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. 12 Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. 13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. 14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. [f] I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

In the midst of hardship God promises good, a hope, and a future. The people’s sin have caused them much heartache. But, God has chosen never to leave or forsake His people, so he promises that His plans for their good have not been forgotten. Sin has consequences. But, God’s grace outlasts sin.

This is one of my very favorite Bible passages. There is so much hope here for hard times. Praise God.

Church Members Meeting

There will be an important meeting of the church members on Sunday, September 10th, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Here’s what will happen:

  1. We’ll enjoy a delicious backyard cookout. Bring the whole family and one dessert to share.
  2. We’ll play some backyard games and just hang out.
  3. We’ll have a business meeting to vote on sending in a large payment on the land purchase.
  4. We’ll do some critical planning to move our church forward.

All church members and their families are invited to attend. Not a member yet? You may take our church membership class online.