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MESSAGE FROM OUR PASTOR

A letter from our Pastor… August 2021

Letter from the Pastor:

They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat. - Revelation 7:16

As one of our members has reminded me, we have entered into the dog days of summer. Now I always heard this phrase and understood that it is a way of designating the hottest part of the summer. But if I am honest, I never fully understood what it meant or why we call them “dog days.” Maybe you are like me and the phrase brings to mind a dog laying under a tree in the heat of the day, panting from how hot it is. Or maybe we just thought it had to do with the number of hot dogs that we grill this time of year. I learned that it actually has to do with the position of the sun in conjunction to the constellation Canis Major or the “great dog.” I personally like the dog under the tree explanation better. But no matter the origin or meaning of the phrase, we know that this time of the year (especially in Eastern Carolina) is going to be hot!

With a family that loves to be outside, this is particularly hard for Megan and me as we struggle to find something safe to do. The heat of the summer can quickly lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. The dog days heat could be a cause for complaining and grumbling about how hot it is. But as believers, I think we should use the heat as a reminder of Revelation 7:16: “They shall hunger no more, neither thirst anymore; the sun shall not strike them, nor any scorching heat.” One day, we will no longer endure the dog days of summer nor anything that is a result of a broken and sinful world, but will enter into the joy of the Lord. So next time you think about complaining about the heat, remember the joy that we will have one day and hope in the promises of God. 




PRAYER THOUGHTS BY PEACE OF HEAVEN




BABY DEDICATION

We will have a Baby Dedication service during Worship on August 8th. If you would like to have your baby or child dedicated, contact Pastor Andrew.




NEW MINISTRY AT NHF

Our mission is to encourage and support mothers in their walk with Jesus and their walk through motherhood. We have open hearts and open minds to help nurture and lift up each and every mother who joins our community. We can provide a safe space for mothers to connect, share their challenges and joys and extend hope

 

What is the Well? 

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RESOURCE OFFICE

The office formerly known as the Sunday School Office has had a face lift and ready to be a resource for you. Inside this office, you will find important information, sign up sheets and publications like Our Daily Bread and Upper Room as well as other ministry and personal resources.




ESV ILLUMINATED SCRIPTURE JOURNAL

This is a tool we are offering to use while you read through Mark. It can be used to take notes and to write down reflections or things you are learning.




OTHER WAYS TO CONNECT

Sunday School Sunday Mornings 9:45 AM Two Classes: Friends Fellowship and Lela Garner.

Prayer Meeting Wednesdays 6:30 PM Fellowship Hall

USFW Third Wednesday of the month 7:00 PM Fellowship Hall

Quaker Men Forth Thursday of the month 6:30 PM Murray’s BBQ




2021 FLOWER CALENDAR

The new calendar is up on the hallway bulletin board. Sign up to dedicate the altar flowers in honor or memory of a loved one.




JUNIOR CHURCH

1st thru 4th Sunday's Ages 5K thru 5th grade "Family Life Center" Ushers will be happy to show you the way! 




SUPPLIES IN PANTRY IN FLC & FH

Anyone using the kitchens in either facility are asked not to use supplies unless it is a church function. If you personally reserve the Family Life Center or the Fellowship Hall or if you sponsor someone or group you are personally responsible to purchase your own supplies. We appreciate and Thank You for your understanding in this matter.