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ANNOUNCEMENTS - WEEK ENDING 09/17/16


8AM SERVICE IS HAPPENING: Please join us for a preSabbath School celebration every Sabbath!


FAMILY LIFE BOWL-A-RAMA:Families come and compete with each other and have a great time!!
September 24
Laurel AMF Bowling
15013 Baltimore Ave, Laurel, MD 20707
9pm - 11pm $17. pp (include shoe and games)
Contact Raydon Rigby 240-459-8786 (if you're coming & # members in your family)


HEALTH MINISTRY: Sunday, September 18, 2016 at 10:00am is our 6th annual Let’s Move Walk. Registration begins promptly at 9:00am. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the walk. Hope to see you there!


USHERS ARE NEEDED: Are you looking for a rewarding ministry, have love for God’s people, and have a prayerful and willing spirit? If so, then ushering could be the right ministry for you? Ushering is the art of making the members and visitors of the church feel welcome and comfortable and of lending spiritual dignity to the whole church service. If you are eight years old or older, and are committed to giving your best to God and his church, you are qualified to join First Church Usher Board. (We would love to see more youth and men involved)!! If you are interested in joining the Ushering Ministry, please see Sis. Kathy Clark or Sis. Carolyn King.


SPARTOATHENIAN PATHFINDER: If you have child(ren) from the ages10-17 years old, who you would like to join our very active ministry, please see Director Deborah or any staff member to fill out forms and pay the registration fee.


HOSPITALITY: Team Leaders are needed for our Bible Study Potlucks -- Please contact Monica Barnes at: barnes5611@yahoo.com or sign-up next week after service. Also, the ministry of fellowship is a powerful blessing. Plan to activate your contribution. See the Hospitality brochure for more information on the upcoming calendar that will feature Getting-to-know-You, Fall Fellowship, Cultural Delight dinners and more. Dates will be given soon.


SAVE THE DATE: Washington Metro Area Women’s Ministries 13th Biennial Retreat November 4-6, 2016, Cambridge, MD. Dynamic speakers, luxury accommodations and picturesque views characterize an extraordinary weekend of faith, fellowship and friends. Speakers include; Dr. Deborah Harris, Khalilah Johnson, author of “Undefeated”, Purette Mills, Lois Peters and motivational speaker Dr. K. Shelette Stewart. Special programming for young ladies 12-17 will feature Miss America (2010) and Miss Clark Atlanta (2014-2015). Register by June 30th to be eligible to win one of three Sago Spa gift certificates. For more information and to register please visit our www.chosen-vessels.org. Also, text 99000 keyword WMAWM.


CAN YOU COOK? “ Well, the Hospitality Ministry needs you! In conjunction with the Bible Studies, Potlucks will be held every 2nd and 4th Sabbath of the month for all to partake. Please stop by the table in the lobby after the service to give your commitment to donate your specialty to Marcia Frasier-Foster and Joan Peart, the Potluck Coordinators. You can also get more information from the insert the Ushers have passed out. Thank you. --Sr. Monica Barnes, Hospitality Leader.


HEALTH MINISTRY: the Health team is available every first Sabbath for blood pressure readings in the Secretary's office after the Divine service.


PRAYER MEETING: Will cover the topic of spiritual gifts this quarter. Come out and be apart as we learn more about the spiritual gifts that we all most have to enter the kingdom of heaven.