We will be starting up our AWANA club for boys and girls, from ages 3 through 6th grade on September 14th, 2016. The club starts at 6:00pm and ends at 7:30pm. The time for the various age groups is divided into three chunks for 1) Scripture memory and recitation, 2) Bible story and application, and 3) game time.
The name “Awana” stands for “approved workmen are not ashamed.” It is taken from the Bible verse 2 Timothy 2:15 which says, “Study to show yourself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” This verse captures one of the main goals of Awana, which is to immerse boys and girls in God’s Word, bringing them to Jesus Christ and discipling them to a full Christian walk.
Vacation Bible School will be happening at the Okanogan Presbyterian Church from June 27th through July 1st, 9am to 12pm. There will be 6 age groups for 4 year-old/kindergartners, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th/6th graders.
This year’s program is called “Ocean Commotion,” and your kids will dive deep into the account of Noah and the Flood from the book of Genesis! Along the way, they’ll uncover earthly lessons from the Flood: how all the animals fit on the Ark, how the Flood covered the whole Earth, and how we can still see the effects of this Flood today. They’ll also learn that the flood legends from around the world are based on the true account in Genesis! They’ll learn to apply the spiritual lessons from Noah’s life to their own.
This Sunday we are having a silent dessert auction to raise funds for Josh Richards and Sheila Corson’s upcoming trip to Zambia to visit the Keurs. This will take place after Sunday service.
The Trek program for middle school and junior high students is transitioning to a flexible and more hands-on approach for the summer. Bible reading will be co-ed and will start at 5:30 and go to 6:30. At 6:30 we will begin regular whole group with a message. If you would like to continue to complete your TREK book, staff will be available to sign you off and keep you on track. You are welcome to come to both of those activities or just one of them. Take a look at the schedule on the calendar webpage and plan accordingly…you don’t want to miss out. Invite friends and bring a smile!
The AWANA program will be ending with an awards ceremony on April 20th at 6:00 pm. Please invite your family and friends to watch as we honor all of our kids’ achievements over the past year. Many kids will be earning their final badges and book awards for finishing their books. We hope to see you there!
The last few months of sermons have been posted. Older sermons have been getting archived onto the website. Our entire catalog of the current series on the Gospel of Matthew dating back to 2012 is available for listening.
We will try to continue to archive more sermons going forward.
This Sunday we will begin a new study of the letter to Titus in our Men’s Sunday School Class. We hope you can join us at 9:30!
“Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.” Titus 2:-1314
The Trek program for middle school and junior high students answers the questions that these students are asking during this pivotal stage of life. It encourages young teenagers to recognize their destiny in Christ and to pursue it by following God’s will for the rest of their lives.
All middle school and High school students are invited to attend.
All children from age 3 to grade 6 are invited to join us here at Omak First Baptist Church.
Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed. The Awana program reaches kids for Christ through fun, Scripture-rich experiences that lead them to know, love and serve Him.
(2 Ch 7:14) If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
We want to invite you to a weekly opportunity to pray together as a body. No doubt, all of you are faithfully upholding your family, church, and community in prayer regularly. However, I believe there is a blessing reserved for those times when God’s people gather together for prayer to seek His face. Let us show the Lord that we still believe 2 Chronicles 7:14 is true for our times, for our church, and for our valley.
There will be a prayer meeting starting this week every Wednesday at 5:00 pm in the sanctuary.
May God bless it for His glory!