Bible Classes, Devos and Gospel Meetings

We hope you will be joining us tonight for Bible Study! I know that with school starting your children probably have a lot of activities going on – things that, I’m sure, keep them, and you, very busy. One of the most important things we can do for our children is teach them the Bible. Tonight, as all other Bible studies, is a great opportunity to teach them. School activities and homework are important for the day, but studying God’s word affects their eternity. Teach them today that God is the most important priority in your family’s lives.

Last week the Maxwells began the Fall Quarter teaching the Wednesday class. The teens seemed to have a good study period with them (or were they paid to say that???). We are so appreciative of the Maxwells for taking on such a great challenge. I hope you will share your appreciation with them with your presence.

At the beginning of the quarter I challenged the teens to a 90 Day Challenge, reading through the New Testament in 90 days by the end of the Fall Quarter. I believe most of them began reading, but have not been as faithful to continue. My goal was to encourage them to read their Bibles daily. I hope you will encourage them to read, as well, as you spend more time with them than I do.

Two big things are coming up this weekend. Saturday, Bob and Amelia Hayes have offered us use of their home for our monthly Youth Devotional, beginning at 5:30pm. Also, our Gospel Meeting begins Sunday morning and continues through Wednesday evening, with speaker “Buddy” Neal. Please, plan to be present for both and invite friends! These are two wonderful opportunities and, we pray, your family will take advantage of them.




It being the first Sunday of September, we officially begin a new quarter of classes. For some, there will be changes in teachers or lesson material and, for others, there will be no change at all. Some of these things have been outlined before, but here they are, as a reminder…

  • The Teen Boys’ class will have a new book. We will begin the first chapter of “Headed to the Office”, based on the qualifications of an elder or bishop. The goal of this study is to prepare them to be the leaders in the church of the future.
  • The Teen Girls’ class will continue, much as it has for the last few months. Sandy Sole will be absent for an extended period of time. Marissa Webb will teach while she and Gary are away. Marissa’s classes will continue studying “Daughters of the King”.
  • The Wednesday class will continue the Horizons book, published by Gospel Advocate. However, there will be a shuffling of teachers, as Jerry and Melinda Maxwell have agreed to take the class for awhile. We look forward to our teens building a relationship with the Maxwells through this quarter.

We have three Youth Devotionals coming up for the Fall Quarter. You can check our event calendar for the dates and times. The next devotional will be held at the home of Bob and Amelia Hayes on Saturday, September 20.

Also, we thank those who allowed their children to participate in the Youth Movie Night on Sunday. We apologize to the parents for finishing later than intended, but we appreciate you allowing your children to stay, anyway. It was not our plan to keep you waiting so long. We will try to plan events such as this better in the future.

Thank you for being a part of the lives our youth.