Blog

31 Jul 2018

Continuing the Great Commission

By Phil Taylor

Dear Church Family,

Ocoee Outreach has officially wrapped up “Project Serve” for the summer and, once again, this ministry proved to touch many lives for the Lord!  We have witnessed amazing stories of hope, restoration and life-changing decisions.  We had over 60 professions of faith and ten baptisms take place.  Even with the immense storms, the home repair projects, block parties, and canvassing of the neighborhoods went on as scheduled each week. While teams repaired homes that house people, many lives were repaired by the Lord! Praise be to our God! Thank you for your prayers and donations.  A special ‘thank you’ to all who have volunteered their time and skills this year, and to our summer missionaries. 

Most of the Annual Church Profile (ACP) packets have been picked up now at the CrossNet office by the ACP contacts.  If your church contact has not done so, please have your ACP contact do so at their convenience.  The deadline to have these forms to our office is Friday, September 14th (noon).  These packets contain a form for your VBS data which we need back at the office soon after your Vacation Bible School has concluded.

Disaster Relief work via Send Relief Puerto Rico is ongoing. God is using many volunteers of all ages to minister to the people of Puerto Rico both physically and spiritually.  You do not need to be DR certified to participate although that will be a plus.  If you are interest in going on a Puerto Rico mission trip, email Randy at rbonner@crossnet.com or call the CrossNet Baptist Network Office at 423-476-5493.

Please make note of the August 20th educational opportunity, “Reaching the Generations,” where you can receive practical helps for your leaders and teachers with plenary sessions and breakouts on GenZ, Millennials, Busters and Boomers.  This Tennessee Baptist Mission Board conference requires no registration for participation, and will be held from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Oakwood Baptist Church, 4501 Bonny Oaks Drive, Chattanooga, Tennessee  37411.  For more information, please contact Mark Miller at (615) 476-5564.

This year’s annual meeting will be held on Monday, October 1st at Philippi Baptist Church.  A fellowship dinner (please RSVP for the dinner) and business session will start at 5:30 pm.  6:45 pm registration followed by 7:00 pm Worship Celebration.  Please put this important meeting on your calendars.  Our special guest speaker will be Pastor Joey Hanner of Union #3 Baptist Church, Gadsden, Alabama. God is moving in a mighty and humbling way in this church.  Come find out what God is doing through his people there and in our city, state, country, and foreign mission fields. 

Thank you for your partnership!