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June 28, 2015
COFFEE SUNDAY: You are invited to join us after the service for coffee and desserts. Stay and talk awhile!
FAMILY NEWS: Congratulations to Gary and Judy Turney on their recent marriage!
Ruth Fantz and George Wolfe have both recently moved into retirement/nursing home facilities. Their addresses may be found on the Connections Table.
HELPING HANDS NEEDED: Would you like to help minister to people during difficult times in their lives? We are looking for some volunteers to help cook meals, clean house and do household chores, such as grass cutting, for church members who have had surgery, a death in the family or other difficult situations. This is a ministry that is needed occasionally. If you could help out in this way, sign up at the Connections Table.
CAN YOU HELP? George Wolfe would like a ride to church twice a month. If you can help out, on a rotating basis, please see Dale or Donna Francis.
30 DAYS OF PRAYER FOR MUSLIMS: We are currently praying for the Muslim World to come to Christ. Many Muslims are coming to the Lord through miraculous visions, dreams and miracles! Check out the back of the bulletin for more details. Stop by the Connections Table to get a prayer guide. Follow us on facebook for daily updates and reminders.
KIDS GAME NIGHT: We're planning a fun night for kids, age 3 years-1st grade, on Friday, July 10, from 6-8:30 PM. We'll have lots of play time, make crafts, and have a healthy snack, just hang out and have fun. Parents, want to have a date night & not have to pay for a babysitter? Drop the kids off for a fun, supervised evening. All kids must be signed in and out. All workers are background checked.
ENCOUNTER MEEETINGS: Our next Encounter meeting will be a Bible Study on the Life of David. Make plans to join us on Wednesdays, from 6:30-8 PM, July 8-29. There will not be a book for this study. Homework for the first session can be found on the Connections Table.
FACEBOOK: If you like Summit Church, then like us on Facebook! Go to Summit Church Fenton & follow all of the latest posts, news and photos.
HELPS & CHILDREN WORKERS: Your July schedules are ready! You may find your schedule on Summit's website.
SHARING JESUS: We have been sharing the gospel through the passing out tracts for 54 weeks now. If 30 people in the church have faithfully passed out one tract per week, we have reached 1,620 people with the gospel! Continue to pray for boldness and the direction of the Holy Spirit as you share Christ. Take as many tracts and Life Books from the Connections Table as you like. Don't forget to give us a 1 minute video of how you have been sharing Jesus. This is such a great encouragement to others!
INVESTORS: Are you ready to invest your time and talents in the kingdom of God? Start volunteering at Summit! There are many ways to get involved! There are needs in the Helps Ministry, Children's and Nursery, Worship Team and Projection. Pick up a Volunteer application from the Connections Table if you are interested.
PRAYER: Summit Church's Prayer Life Lines are groups of 2-3 people who join together on a weekly basis on the phone to pray for Summit and its members. If you would like to become part of a Prayer Life Line at any time, stop by the Connections Table and find out more details. The results from people joining together in prayer have been wonderful! July Prayer Calendars are on Summit's website.
LADIES FALL RETREAT: This fall, A Higher Standard Women's Ministry will be attending Joyce Meyer Ministries' Love Life Conference on Sept. 17-19. Registration can be done at http://wc15.joycemeyer.org. The current price is $59, but will increase closer to the event. Please let Pastor Diane know if you are registered or are planning on attending. There will be a meeting on Sunday, July 26, after the service, for those planning on attending the conference.
June 28 Coffee Sunday
July 8-29 6:30-8 PM Encounter Meetings-The Life of King David
July 10 6-8:30 Kids Game Night
July 26 Ladies Fall Retreat meeting after the service
DOING A GOOD WORK-HELPING PEOPLE
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World
June 18-July 17, 2015
Muslims around the world are getting ready for the annual Ramadan,
Islam's holiest month. In 2015 it occurs from June 18 to July 17. Christians are gearing up as well for the 30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World, an international movement that began in 1993. Millions of Christians worldwide, and from many denominations, have regularly participated in this concerted prayer effort for Muslims coinciding annually with the month of Ramadan, a time of the year when Muslims are much more deeply aware of spiritual matters.
Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, is a time when Muslims are supposed to practice self-restraint by fasting (abstaining from food and drink and other physical needs) during daylight hours. It is also a time to make peace and strengthen ties with family, friends and neighbors, and do away with bad habits. The Arabic word for "fasting" (sawm) means, "to refrain;" not only refraining from food and drink, but also from evil actions and thoughts. Muslims hope that as a result God will be more inclined to hear their prayers.
When 30 Days started, Islam was not a daily news item; much has changed since the 9/11 attacks. ISIS! Al-Qaeda! Boko Haram! These radical terror groups now invade our news channels every day. But there is another story, an even greater story that is unfolding across the Muslim world today. Mission strategist and author David Garrison says: "We are in the midst of the greatest turning of Muslims to Christ in 14 centuries of Muslim-Christian interaction. More than 80% of all the Muslim movements to Christ in history have occurred in the past two to three decades, a time period that coincides with the modern prayer
movement for Muslims. At the heart of this modern prayer movement is '30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World.'" Each year WorldChristian.com produces a new full-color 30 Days prayer guide booklet, available in adult and
kids versions (60-80,000 booklets are mailed throughout North America; beyond that, several dozen language editions are produced and distributed in other parts of the world). Each day focuses on a specific issue or area of the Islamic world. As you read and pray through it, you'll gain a better understanding of Muslims.
North American coordinator Paul Filidis adds that praying, "expands our
ability to love. As you pray for people, you can't help but get God's
perspective, and His heart for them, which is very different from the fear,
anger or even hate that is so easily incited when only focusing on the actions.
Muslims are won to the Lord by seeing true Christian love and through many supernatural occurrences.
30 Days of Prayer for the Muslim World booklets
will be handed out next Sunday
Check out www.WorldChristian.com.