A WORD FROM THE PASTOR:
Don and I recently attended the C2M Conference on missions put on by the MidSouth Baptist Association. It was a great conference. In one of the breakout sessions, I learned that the United States has the 4th most non-Christians in the world behind only China, India and Indonesia.
Furthermore, out of the 6.3 million people who call Tennessee home around 44% do not go to church on a regular basis. That's almost half of the people in our state! Finally, right here in Shelby County 36.6% do not go to church on a given Sunday.
These numbers are sad and mind blowing when you think about how many people do not have a saving relationship with Christ.
What are we called to do about it? We the church, specifically UABC, are called to be missionaries sharing and engaging with people the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
This Sunday we are going to look at our final value as a church: "The Great Commission", and we are going to look at how each one of us can make a difference for eternity in someone's life when we remember who we are and what we are to do for the Lord.
Grace and peace,
ABF classes kick off @ 9:30 AM. Family Praise will kick off @ 10:45 AM with our corporate worship @ 11 AM.
Wed. night activities begin with a meal @ 5 PM and our classes start @ 6 PM.
Life Groups are the 1st and 3rd Sunday evenings of each month unless otherwise noted.
Next Connection Class is this Sunday, May 29, in the Fellowship Hall @ 9:30 AM
GROW Wed. night classes @ 6 PM (Our Marriage Class meets in the coffee shop/library, and a Bible study on Philippians also takes place in the Fellowship Hall at the same time).
Keenagers @ the church on Thurs., May 5, @ 10:30 AM
Ladies' Exodus Bible Study Thurs., May 12, @ 7:30 PM @ Muddy's on Cooper
Baptist Auxiliary Fri., May 6, @ 10:30 AM
Lord's Supper Sun., May 15
CEC Graduation Sun., May 15, @ 3 PM in the sanctuary
Senior Adult Rally Collierville First Baptist, Tues., May 24
Vacation Bible School Jun. 6-10, from 9-12 Noon
"GO" MINISTRY EVENTS:
Next Haiti Mission Trip will be in Feb. 2017
Softball game will be this coming Mon., @ Tobey Field @ 9:10 PM.
Binghampton Community Church service opportunity will be rescheduled. We were rained out this past Sat.
Open Mic. night in the coffee shop, Fri., May 13, @ 8 PM--spread the word.
Weekly Need for Tithes and Offerings
Given May 1: 10,827.10
Kidtown Phase 2 given to date: 15,747.69
Cash on hand after updates: 7,612.45
MAKING IT OUR MISSION
How do I value the Great Commission in my life?