Published on June 24, 2014
Tates Creek Current July 2014July 2014 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3:17
Tates Creek Christian Church 3150 Tates Creek Road 2 Contact Tates Creek Christian 3150 Tates Creek Road Lexington, KY 40502 (859) 266-1621 firstname.lastname@example.org Visit Online www.tatescreek.org facebook.com/tatescreekcc Worship Sunday Traditional - 8:30 am Blended - 9:50 am The Vine - 11:10 am Sunday School - 8:30, 9:50, 11:10 am Evening - 6:30 pm Staff Tommy Simpson Nic Skinner Kim Beckwith Don Seevers Mike Allen Brad Haggard Matt Lee Lesley Tipton David Eversole Billy Bishop Office Staff Kim Jones Jenni Gregg Rhoda Rolfes Vicki Wesley Contents Feature Article 10 Under God In Every Issue 3-7 Minister Articles 8 “The Story” Reading Schedule 9 Elder/Deacon Serving Schedule 13-17 Minister Articles 18 May Statistics 19 New Members 20 Calendar Ministry News 11 Serve the City 12 North American Christian Convention 12 Party in the Park Events 8-9 Mission Tates Creek Christian Church exists to win people to Christ (evangelism), build up believers in faith, knowledge, and service (encouragement), to help those in need (benevolence), and to stand up for Christian values in the community (witness).
I love American history and enjoy visiting historical sites throughout our nation. A few years ago, we took our children, Elizabeth and Joel, through the state of Virginia visiting historical sites of the Civil War. Needless to say, even though we enjoyed the wonderful water park located in Williamsburg, we overdosed our children on history that summer. One of the historical places that I have longed to visit was Abraham Lincoln’s tomb. A few weeks ago, the opportunity to visit Lincoln’s grave arose. We drove to Springfield, Illinois, for the wedding of one of our college students, Chace Conrad. On Saturday morning, after I went over the sermon for Sunday morning, we drove to Oak Ridge Cemetery where Abraham Lincoln is buried. Lincoln has always been my favorite president. I read a great book about Lincoln called, With Malice Toward None, by Stephen B. Oates. When you enter Lincoln’s tomb, there is a solemnity about that hallowed place that is surreal. The room where Lincoln is buried also contains the crypts where his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, and three of their four sons are buried. His son, Robert Todd Lincoln, is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. In the burial room of Lincoln’s tomb, there are nine flags. From left to right, the first flag is our national flag. The next four flags represent the states where Lincoln’s ancestors lived before they came to Kentucky. Those states are Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia. The next three flags represent the states where Lincoln lived beginning with Kentucky, then Indiana, and finally, Illinois. The last flag is the Presidential flag. In the burial room there is a large marble stone that sits thirty inches in front of the place where Lincoln is buried. His casket lies ten feet below the surface of the marble floor. As I left Lincoln’s tomb, I did so with an even greater appreciation and love for our country. As the month of July approaches, we celebrate the birthday of our country, July 4! How will we celebrate the history of our nation? Will we celebrate with parties and fireworks? Will we celebrate with thanksgiving to our Lord for this nation? Romans 13:1 says, “Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.” The history of our nation is another example of God’s great providence and how He interacts with the ongoing history of the world. To our God be all glory! ~Tommy email@example.com Tidbits from Tommy 3 Lexington, KY 40502 www.tatescreek.org
Tates Creek Christian Church 3150 Tates Creek Road 4 Evangelism & Discipleship Ministry “Interdependence” The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays of the year. As a child, I can remember my mom, dad, brother, and I sitting out on the upstairs deck of our home in Plainfield, Indiana, as we watched the fireworks display put on by the local Elks Club. In later years, our family would make it a tradition to visit my Uncle Mike and Aunt Cathy in Lafayette, Indiana, to have a cookout and swim in their pool. After we had done all the eating, swimming, and sparklers we could, we’d all go over to Slayter Hill at Purdue University and watch the city’s fireworks display. Those were days I have cherished greatly. Even today, I still look forward to spending the Fourth with my wife and girls, watching the fireworks together here in Lexington. Here’s an observation. Have you ever noticed the way we most often celebrate our independence as a country is by gathering together with others? There is a myth about independence often prevalent in our American culture, and even sometimes in church culture, which seeks to convince us that our own self-determination and willpower are all we need to succeed. It’s the kind of go-it-alone mentality that says, “Just pull yourself up by your own bootstraps” to overcome life’s challenges. While it is true, biblically speaking, that we are each personally responsible for our choices in life (Ezekiel 18:20; Galatians 6:7-8), it is also true biblically that when we do decide to overcome significant obstacles, we cannot do it alone. We need God, His Son, His Holy Spirit, and His people. Proverbs 27:17, Ecclesiastes 4:12, 1 Corinthians 12, and Acts 2:42-47, in particular, illustrate for us the interdependence we have on others. Surrounding ourselves in deep Christian relationships helps to sharpen us, strengthen us, equip us, and support us. The truth is, I need others in my life that will extend to me the grace that I cannot often give myself. And it is this interdependence that ultimately leads to a greater experience of the freedom we each have in Christ. In Christ, ~Nic firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Adults 5 Lexington, KY 40502 www.tatescreek.org My father was a firefighter. One of my earliest memories is my father driving the fire truck out onto the thickly ice-covered lake in Michigan where we lived so he could spray water over the ice. This created a smooth surface on which the community could ice skate. I also remember sliding down the fire pole at the fire station in New Mexico where he worked a few short years later. I guess it was from those experiences that I received my interest in such things. When I was a young man, I too, served on a volunteer fire department. Each Monday night we learned firefighting principles and techniques so that we would be equipped in the case of a fire. We would be prepared to try to protect life and property. On one such occasion, I arrived on the first truck at the scene of a house fire and a man standing outside said his uncle was still inside. Fully equipped with face mask and oxygen, fully outfitted with protective apparel, and fully trained for the job, my partner and I entered into the burning house with the firehose spraying water in front of our path. Sadly, we found the lifeless man on his couch and the house too far gone to save. Now my father was a professional. My partner and I were simply volunteers, but just like my father, my job was to try to protect life and property so I did not hesitate to enter that burning building. Do I consider myself to be extraordinarily brave? Not in the least, but I saw the flames and I knew there was someone in danger. I understood that was my job as a firefighter. I could do nothing less. Ray Comfort, an Australian evangelist, likened us Christians to firefighters. Trained in every way, fully equipped and commissioned for the task, yet he said we act more like bystanders. He asked what we would think of a firefighter who wouldn’t engage the fire, who simply stood back when lives were at stake and property was being destroyed. Friends, we need to see clearly the fire that is raging and the souls that are in danger. Some of us are professional and some of us are volunteers, but we are all firefighters and we need to engage the fire. That truth is expressed in Paul’s letter to the Ephesians as he says we have been saved by grace and saved to do good works. Firefighting is often a dangerous business, but how can we hesitate when souls are in danger as the fire rages? In Him, ~Bro. Kim email@example.com
Tates Creek Christian Church 3150 Tates Creek Road 6 Don’s Dynamics 50 is the new 40; 60 is the new 50...don’t believe it! If I wanted to hide that I was turning 60 on May 27, I didn’t have the opportunity since Nic announced it to the entire congregation through the encouragement of “Barry Fitchner”! When I arrived on the scene at Tates Creek Christian Church almost 10 years ago, I had just turned 50 and was thinking of the great past experiences I had enjoyed in ministry in Ohio, Florida, and Arizona, but I also was thinking of many years ahead and what God might have in store for me as I began to serve this great congregation. I now realize each day is a little bit harder physically, but with God’s help I pray to serve for many more years. I have learned a few things along the way. People and churches have the same problems and joys regardless of where I have served. Just because I am older physically does not mean that I cannot still be creative and try new things or have new experiences. (We all get tired of hearing from those who “used to do something.”) I can now talk with my parents about similar issues as friends. I am very grateful for all the friends of varying ages here and around the country. When I visit someone in the hospital, I can identify and understand their illnesses. I am also learning that the physical body is temporary and it doesn’t last forever! With that in mind, I will be away from you for several weeks this summer as I have right knee replacement. I ask for your prayers (especially from the many in our church that have been down that road) in my surgery, rehab, and, hopefully, better mobility and less pain. One thing that will help me so much is knowing that you all are supporting those who are taking on responsibilities in worship leadership while I am away. Please lift them up in prayer as well. I tried to select a time when our schedule is a bit lighter, but several people are stepping up to serve. I am grateful for their willingness to help. The Nelons are returning to Tates Creek Christian Church on Sunday, July 20 at 6:30 PM. This concert, a part of our Gospel Concert Series, will feature this great family who have won six DOVE awards and have been nominated for three Grammies! Bring a friend, your offering, and plan to enjoy a great night of praise. ~ Don firstname.lastname@example.org
The Missions Ministry Team recently learned that our missionaries, the Fehls who serve in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, will spend a month of their furlough with the TCCC family. They will be living in the mission house from December 8 – 29, and Jennifer’s parents plan to join them in Lexington for the Christmas holidays. Following their time in Lexington, they will be located in Cincinnati at Cincinnati Christian University’s campus as their missionaries in residence. Adrian now serves as the Team Leader of the CMF-Ethiopia Church Planting Team and as the primary liaison with the leadership of CMF’s national partner church, the Kristos Andinet Church. Adrian travels from Addis Ababa to various remote locations to teach, preach, and encourage both the national Christians and the members of the CMF church planting team. Our living link missionaries, Travis and Emily Weeks, are a part of that team. Jennifer home schools their four children. Also, she coordinated the Home School Program that is offered by Bingham Academy. In that role she supervised a group of 120 students who were home schooled throughout Ethiopia. The Fehl children include Addison (17), Mallory (15), Darby (12) and Ethan (10). Plan to include the Fehls in your church groups and activities and learn more about their ministry in Ethiopia. Lexington, KY 40502 www.tatescreek.org Missions Moment Fehl Family 7 Pray for all of our Missionaries Ethiopia ~ Travis & Emily Weeks, Adrian & Jennifer Fehl Tanzania ~ Steve & Doretha Limiero Global Community Health Evangelism ~ Judy Fish Kenya ~ Shawn & Kristin Redford Mexico ~ Sergio & Holly Alvarado, Greg & Vicki Syverson U.S. ~ New York City ~ Jonathan & Jubi Williams
Tates Creek Christian Church 3150 Tates Creek Road 8 Week 26 - The Hour of Darkness June 30: pages 367-368 July 1: pages 368-371 July 2: pages 371-374 July 3: pages 374-375 July 4: pages 375-377 July 5: pages 378-380 Week 27 - The Resurrection July 7: pages 381-382 July 8: pages 382-384 July 9: pages 384-385 July 10: pages 385-386 July 11: pages 386-388 July 12: pages 388 Week 28 - New Beginnings July 14: pages 389-394 July 15: pages 394-396 July 16: pages 396-399 July 17: pages 399-401 July 18: pages 401-403 July 19: pages 403-405 Week 29 - Paul’s Mission July 21: pages 407-412 July 22: pages 412-416 July 23: pages 416-421 July 24: pages 421-426 July 25: pages 426-431 July 26: pages 431-437 Week 30 - Paul’s Final Days July 28: pages 439-441 July 29: pages 441-447 July 30: pages 447-450 July 31: pages 450-452 August 1: pages 452-456 August 2: pages 456-458 “The Story” Reading Schedule Senior Adult Events Adult Bible Study Wednesdays ~ 10:30 am Room 200A Better With Age Club Thursday, July 17 10:30 am ~ Fellowship Hall Bring appetizers, sandwiches, salad, or dessert to share. Senior Adult Day Trip Thursday, July 24 Renfro Valley Dinner Theater Cost is $46 The Nelons in Concert July 20, 2014 ~ 6:30 pm No tickets required, a love offering will be received. July 4, 2014 Church Office Closed Happy Fourth of July!
9 Lexington, KY 40502 www.tatescreek.org July 6 Elders: Kent Mason, Rich Cary Deacons: David Straub, Greg Kasten Ashland Terrace: Cory Wilson Home Comm: Bill Burke, Greg Kasten, Stuart Kearns Comm. Prep: (Sat.) Jack & Linda White (After Trad Srv) Michael & Dana McReynolds (After Blnd & Cont) Beth Byers July 13 Elders: Stan Stack, Kent Mason Deacons: Russell Brown, Keith Wertz Ashland Terrace: Bill Burke Home Comm: Lucas Moore, Brian Hogston, Harold Butler Comm. Prep: (Sat.) Chloann Jones (After Trad Srv) Rick & LeeAnn Layne (After Blnd & Cont) Rick & LeeAnn Layne July 20 Elders: Nick Wallen, Stan Stack Deacons: Harold Butler, Stuart Kearns Ashland Terrace: Henry Evans Home Comm: Ed Hall, Chris Lee, David Martin Comm. Prep:(Sat.) Kathy Hicks (After Trad Srv) Ray & Christi Albensi (After Blnd & Cont) Lisa Morris July 27 Elders: Danny Branham, Nick Wallen Deacons: Ed Hall, Jonathan Clifton Ashland Terrace: Greg Kasten Home Comm: Terry Morrison, Greg Wheeler, Russell Brown Comm. Prep: (Sat.) Jim Everman (After Trad Srv) Jason Stokesbary (After Blnd & Cont) John Combs Communion Serving Schedule Please consider turning over a new leaf and help us save a tree. Let us know if you wish to stop receiving the newsletters in the mail and receive them via email. Send a message to email@example.com. We also have an online giving option. Go to our website at www.tatescreek.org and follow the online giving link. Bluegrass Christian Men’s Fellowship July 14, 2014 Jessamine Christian Church Speaker: Brian Marshall, Lead Pastor with CSF at UK. Meal ~ 5:45 pm Program ~ 6:45 pm Van leaves TCCC at 5:00 pm
The establishment of America was not an accident. From the beginning we were a people who relied on God for our existence. In our Declaration of Independence from England, Thomas Jefferson spoke for all our founding fathers when he wrote “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” Noting the peril they placed themselves in, Jefferson ended the Declaration of Independence “…with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.” God did protect them, we prevailed in the Revolutionary War and a new country was born. Throughout history God has been faithful to sustain us. During the dismal days of the Civil War Abraham Lincoln believed that God would somehow preserve us and he expressed the confident hope that “...this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, for the people shall not perish from the earth.” There are some people in our country today who don’t acknowledge that God might have anything to do with the founding and preserving of our country. They deny that the United States has Christian roots and they try to paint any who disagree with them as ignorant and naïve. This troubles people of faith because we see it as a foolish and ungrateful attitude toward God. Our nation could become so secular that God, who has so abundantly blessed us, might turn His back on us. To counterbalance the national drift away from God, the Church must permeate society, both locally and nationally. One effective method of outreach is through chaplains. I serve as director of the Chaplaincy Endorsement Commission, the organization which carefully evaluates, recommends, and mentors Christian Churches and Churches of Christ ministers to serve as chaplains for the military, hospitals, prisons, hospices, law enforcement departments, Civil Air Patrol, retirement homes, and other institutions. Besides supporting Christians, they also reach out to the unsaved who, otherwise, might not ever be touched by our nation’s churches. All over the country our chaplains are calling America back to being “one nation under God.” In this month when we celebrate our national birthday, please remember our chaplains in your prayers. ~ John Craycraft Tates Creek Christian Church 3150 Tates Creek Road 10 Under God
Lexington, KY 40502 www.tatescreek.org 11 Due to my job working second shift, I do not get the chance to do many activities, especially on Saturday. I had not heard about Serve the City before, so I looked over the sign-up sheets and saw the opportunity to give free oil changes. I enjoy doing that, so I decided it would be worth getting involved. God has a way of leading a person toward their spiritual gifts. We all met that Saturday morning, at 8:30 am, for prayer and a short lesson on the blessings of serving the homeless and addicted community. I was introduced to Chris, who had also signed up for this service. We entered a small Mexican community and went door to door asking them if they had a need for an oil change. The language barrier was difficult even though we had an interpreter. Due to this language barrier I was introduced to a world I had not known existed. God fearing, happy, energetic parents and small children with few complaints. A few were very receptive to our offer. After the supplies were gathered we were ready to begin the work. We were able to meet and serve many wonderful people. I met a great lady in her seventies that acted like she was thirty. There was a mother of three whose husband worked seven long days a week to support the family. The air conditioner for her house and car did not work even after they hired someone to fix it. (If anyone can help with this please contact me.) Then I spoke with a gentleman from another country about how great God is. He gave me several high fives and a hug. Another gentleman had to wait an hour and a half, but he never complained and was very grateful that we took care of his car. Chris helped a lady with a broken window on her van. He was able to remove the broken glass and secure the opening with some plastic. We were there until about 3:30 pm that afternoon and I would have stayed longer if we had not run out of supplies. One of the organizers said we were a blessing to this community. I told her I had to disagree, they were a blessing to us. I would recommend this event to everyone, you will truly be blessed! Thank you Lord for your humbling experiences. ~ Kevin Hickey
Tates Creek Christian Church 3150 Tates Creek Road 12 North American Christian Convention Party in the Park July 8-11, 2014 ~ Indianapolis, IN The most important thing is that I complete my mission, the work that the Lord Jesus gave me -- to tell people the Good News about God’s grace. (Acts 20:24 NCV) visit www.gotonacc.org for more information Friday, August 8, 2014 ~ 6:30 pm Lansdowne - Merrick Park (next to Julius Marks Elementary) Join us as we host a “party in the park” for the Lansdowne-Merrick Park neighborhood. This will be a fun night with food for everyone and inflatables for the kids. You also don’t want to miss our “family game show”. For more information or to volunteer contact Matt Lee at 266-1621 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
13 Lexington, KY 40502 www.tatescreek.org Kyle Knarr - Preaching Intern If you would have asked me, right after high school where I would be in four years, interning at Tates Creek Christian Church would not have been on my radar. June 1, 2014 was my first Sunday, which happened to be graduation Sunday. As I started thinking about my graduation Sunday, I remember who was there, the people who congratulated me, and I remember what was on the screen telling what I desired to be when I “grew up.” I remember being there just four years ago. However, six months past that point I forgot that Jesus is what matters most in life. When I started college, I quickly fell into the “American Dream” where I desired to become a “self-made” man. I fell into self-idolatry, arrogantly thinking the places I’d been and the places I wanted to go were going to be feats that I conquered by myself. But God got a hold of me. Then I realized that nothing mattered more than living for Christ Jesus. The Apostle Paul talks in Philippians about how he counts everything, including the greatest gains of the flesh, rubbish compared to knowing Christ Jesus. So I just want to remind the recent high school and college graduates, as well as everyone else, that the world gives us lots of options. Options look satisfying, but in the end, they all fail in comparison. Therefore, strive to seek Jesus earnestly every day. The author of Hebrews said this in Hebrews 12:1-2, “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.” There will be different distractions that will get in our way, but don’t lose sight of the one who gave us hope and life. Never lose sight of that. ~ Kyle Knarr email@example.com
Summer Time Well, summer is here and in full swing! Summer time is a great time for young families like mine because we get to spend so much more time together when school is out. I sometimes feel bad for the kids though, they don’t live in the country like I did when I was a kid. My parents have land, lots of shade, and a POOL! We spent every single day swimming. I also remember as a kid, summer was one of the most spiritually formational times of the year. Summer camp, VBS, time with my church friends, and Bible studies around the pool. I have such great memories. I hope and pray that my kids have some of these same experiences. They are far more connected with church than I was at their age. I am already praying for my kids as they get older and go to church camp and CIY, that they will have amazing experiences with God. If you are a parent of a child still living at home, don’t forget that the summer is a great time that they can focus on their faith without all the distractions that school brings. If you don’t have children still at home, maybe pray about some things you can do to help a young person along in their faith this summer. Maybe you could be a part of VBS, camp, trip, or a summer conference. Maybe you could pick a couple individual students just to pray for. Help these young people not to waste the time they have, but use it to focus on our Lord! In His Service, ~Mike firstname.lastname@example.org Tates Creek Christian Church 3150 Tates Creek Road 14 CollegeMinistryMikeAllen
Ministry is Service One of the great things about our students here at Tates Creek Christian is that they are hungry to work in the church, to do ministry for the people around them. When asked which topics they wanted to hear more about, a number of students responded that they wanted to know how to get more involved in the church. That is an amazing statement by these teenagers, and we are just now finishing up a series on how Jesus viewed his ministry. It all starts with this: “For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” Mark 10:45 (ESV) Jesus spoke these words to his disciples after they had gotten into an argument over who was the most worthy to sit at Jesus’ right hand when He came in glory. The disciples were worried over who would get all the recognition and the gratitude in the end. But Jesus didn’t see his time here as a passive reception of gratitude or blessings, rather, He actively sought out people to bless and heal. Jesus’ purpose in life was directed at this service. The really interesting part of this verse is that the word used for “service” is also translated in other parts of the New Testament as “ministry”, especially in 2 Corinthians 5:18 and Ephesians 4:11-13. In other words, ministry is service, and service is ministry. Jesus saw both his teaching and healing ministry as one in the same, and how thankful are we that He sought us out to serve! This is why I can encourage our students to be “ministers” today, because if anyone has a heart to serve another, they are fit for Jesus’ ministry! Let’s lift Him up together! ~ Brad email@example.com 15 Lexington, KY 40502 www.tatescreek.org StudentMinistryBradHaggard
TCCC College Students are Making A Difference Sitting in the youth room on a late Wednesday night listening to a team of college students committed to making their sounds of worship excellent and busy preparing for Impact, I was humbled! It’s because of great volunteers that the gospel advances and new people learn about Jesus. As ministers we get to be the up front people, but each of us know that we can’t do it alone and the reach we can have for God is limited to the number of volunteers and the commitment of those volunteers. Few groups of volunteers, however, can have the impact that a group of college students can have. We all know they are younger and more energetic, but they also have an amazing amount of passion. To the kids they are like rock stars or superheroes. When a college student speaks or bends down to play with a child, the result is nothing short of inspiring. With all of that being said, my hat goes off this month to a long list of college students from Tates Creek Christian Church that are changing lives and sharing Jesus in their own small way from worship, to Sunday School Leader, to being part of the ministry team. Thank you– Mason Ballard, Marlee Mirre, Aly Thompson, Nick Fugette, Josh Thompson, Jordan Moberly, Jared Young, Ali Ward, Jay Hawkins, Owen Cooper, and Darren Banks. Even though a couple of you might be college grads, you are still superheroes to the children you serve. You are like a breath of fresh air to this “old” children’s minister, and truly inspiring! I am humbled to serve alongside of each of you and many more! Keep making a difference! ~ Matt firstname.lastname@example.org 16 Children’sMinistryMattLee Tates Creek Christian Church 3150 Tates Creek Road
Critterland News While we did have eleven children make the transition to Uptown in June, we still have over fourty kids in Critterland who are ready for a fun summer! I have been thrilled to be in the New Testament part of our Story journey, and we have loved reminding the children that Jesus loves them and wants to be their friend forever. I always try to say thank you as much as possible to my volunteers, but I especially want to say thank you to the two ladies who help me every single month, all morning long; Elizabeth Skinner and Tara Waters. These two ladies have such a passion for working with the small children, and I always know that they are going to be enthusiastic and ready for anything on Sunday mornings (and you never know what 10 three year olds might do!) They put their hearts into the Critterland Ministry, and for that, I am so grateful. ~ Lesley email@example.com 17 PreschoolMinistryLesleyTipton Elizabeth Skinner Tara Waters Lexington, KY 40502 www.tatescreek.org
Tates Creek Christian Church 3150 Tates Creek Road 18 Sunday School Average Attendance May 2014 Infants 9 Walkers 11 2 - 5 Year Old 14 K - 1st grade 16 2nd - 3rd grade 23 Garage 45 21 Middle School 28 High School 28 Alpha/Omega 13 Ashland Terrace 8 Christians in Action 28 Crusaders 55 Faith 14 Fellowship of Believers 17 FOCUS 22 Good News 29 Grace & Truth 105 Grass Roots 14 Heaven Bound 13 In The Word 16 Motivators 5 Open Bible 69 Psalm 34:3 8 Seekers 7 Servants for Christ 38 Upper Room 12 Willing Workers 39 Young Families 10 Miscellaneous 9 Officers 5 Total 680 May Worship Attendance & Giving Total General Fund 4th 894 $40,985. 11th 892 $22,514. 18th 802 $25,320. 25th 783 $23,167. Indebtedness Mortgage Balance, May 31 $1,578,574. Monthly Payment (June 1) $18,545. Principal $8,470. Interest $4,418. Add’l Principal $5,658. General Fund Report 2014 Budgeted Need per week $29,407. 2014 Average per week $28,592. May Total Income $111,986. May Total Expenses $118,576. Net Shortfall ($6,590.) To give online anytime or setup a recurring online gift, visit our website at www. tatescreek.org and click on “Giving”. % of Dollars Given Online 12% Funds Totals for May Deacons’ Fund $1,547. Growing to Serve $20,316.
On March 5, 2005, Terah and I began actively praying for our children specifically. That is the day Colten was born. We continued to pray faithfully for him. About a year ago Colten began asking Terah and me about being baptized. We challenged Colten to take time to study and pray about what this meant. For the next year at random times Colten would work on his “Rescue Manual,” until one day he came to us and explained that he was ready. We sat down with Colten and began asking him about this decision. We did the normal stuff as you talk about baptism, but Colten’s answers were deep. To Colten this Jesus stuff was very real (as it should be for us all)! You could see and hear his passion and his love for Jesus as he shared, but on the day of his baptism his excitement to “start a new life with Jesus” (Colten’s words) was incredible. He went to worship with the adults in the contemporary service and afterward told his mom that for some reason he started crying during one of the songs. It was beautiful! Then, as we prepared for his baptism backstage a few minutes later he was giddy! The final moments of Colten’s baptism were ones I will always treasure! After he came out of the water, I grabbed him for a hug. It was that moment when I got a glimpse of Heaven and a huge reminder of the love our Heavenly Father has for us! It was a day to see a child’s faith meet a glimpse of Heaven! 19 Lexington, KY 40502 www.tatescreek.org Colten Lee Baptized on May 4 New Members Orville & Kathy Taylor Transfer, May 4 Orville and Kathy have only been attending TCCC a short time but have already become involved with the In the Word Class and the Wednesday morning bible study. Both of them were baptized at a young age and have been living for Christ ever since. Kathy is a retired administrative assistant and Orville is a retired minister. They are both encouraged by the words in John 3:36, “Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.” Join us in welcoming this couple to Tates Creek.
TatesCreekCurrent TatesCreekChristianChurch Office:(859)266-1621 3150TatesCreekRoadWeb:www.tatescreek.org Lexington,KY40502 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Calendar ~ July 2014 6/29 - 7/3 High School CIY Trip 3 Mary Circle, 10:30 am, Fh 3 Deborah Circle, 7 pm 4 Church Office Closed 5 & 19 Card Ministry, 8:30 am, 102 6 Monthly Ministry Teams 7 Elders’ Meeting, 6pm, FH 8 Tabitha Circle, 7 pm 8-11 NACC, Indianapolis, IN 14 BCMF, 5:45 pm, Jessamine CC 14 Faith Circle, 6:30 pm, 104 14 J.O.Y. Circle, 6:30 pm, Fh 17 BWAC, 10:30 am, FH 20 The Nelons Concert, 6:30 pm, WC 20-25 7/11 Camp, Bluegrass Christian Camp 24 Senior Adult Day Trip, Renfro Valley 24 Sarah Circle, 7:00 pm Weekly Activities Sunday Evening: High School Events, times may vary Evening Worship, 6:30 pm, WC Adult Small Groups, various times and locations Tuesday Evening: Victory for Life, 6:00 pm, FH Wednesday: Adult Bible Study, 10:30 am, 200A Worship Team, 6:00 pm, WC Volume2No.7 CR-ChoirRoom/FH-FellowshipHall/Fh-FriendshipHall/MMC-MultiMinistryCenter/UP-Uptown/WC-WorshipCenter
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