This Saturday, October 21, we are doing some Mission work at the local Interfaith Office. Can you help for a few hours? Come to Interfaith 8 am ready to paint or do other jobs. Their Office is 2 blocks past the Church office, on Mustian Street, in Kill Devil Hills. If you can help or need more info email John Macko @ email@example.com
Ladies, please join us on Tuesday nights at 7:00! We will be going through a new book by Max Lucado called Anxious for Nothing. You can order a copy of the book through Amazon for $15.63 (and Walmart has a limited supply too).
I think we can all relate to feeling anxious! I know we will learn from each other through this fellowship and study! God will draw our hearts closer to him and the freedom the peace of Christ offers. I look forward to seeing ALL of you there!
All woman are invited to our kick off night of women's ministry this Tuesday night at 6:30. I would like to start the first night off by praying for Lauren Bennett who is expecting her first baby and blessing her with a car load of diapers (Pamper Swaddlers are a favorite) and baby wipes to take home! I would love for this to be a new church tradition. Besides bringing diapers, if you have time to bring a dessert or appetizer to share we can make it a fun night. I can't wait to spend an evening with the ladies celebrating new life and hearing about how God is moving in each of your lives.
We want to offer prayer ministry each Sunday for anyone desiring prayer. If you are interested in being a prayer minister, please come for Prayer Ministry Training on Saturday, September 30, from 8.30-10.30 a.m. at the church. Please email Brandie at firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
This month the following items are especially needed:
> Canned chicken/tuna
> Canned fruit
> Canned vegetables
> Canned soups
> Pancake syrup
> Cooking oil
> Thank you for thinking of those in our community who need this help.
Would you pray for others in the church? You probably already do pray for several others in our church…but we are eager to see a group of people praying for the needs of our church and our church family. Can you be part of this group? Absolutely! Please email the church office and we will add your name to this new and essential ministry! You can pray any time and anywhere…what a privilege! Similarly, if you have a prayer request please email that to the church office. If it is on behalf of someone else you should of course check with them first. We look forward to seeing this new ministry growing by leaps and bounds!
Beach Food Pantry - Sunday is our "1st Sunday of the Month " food collection. Thank you to all who donated last month; we collected 72 lbs of food! Most needed items this month include:
> cooking oil
> canned soups
> canned pastas
> canned tuna
> canned fruits
> personal care items
This Sunday is our scheduled day to collect items for our local Food Pantry. They are in particular need of cans of tuna, soup and vegetables (no corn or green beans), hamburger helper, toothpaste and adult toothbrushes (Dollar Tree) and Feminine Products (Dollar Tree). Thank you!
On Sunday, September 24th, we will hold our Annual Meeting right after church. This is a VERY important meeting each year in our church's life, and we encourage all members and regular attenders to be present. We will be discussing several very important topics such as our vision for property and the future, as well as voting on new Vestry Members.
Our Vestry consists of 6 members, plus the Pastor (me!). This year Brian Cerza and Trahey Manor will be rotating off the Vestry, and we will need to elect 2 new Members. The nomination and election of Vestry is something to be carefully considered and prayed over. Below you will find the section of our church's bi-laws that describe the requirements for Vestry. Additionally, eligible candidates must be regular Church of the Outer Banks attenders for a minimum of two years.
When nominating someone for Vestry, we ask that you do so confidentially, and without consulting the nominee. The Vestry vets each nominee, and in order to avoid hurt feelings, the Vestry will only approach those nominees who have been properly vetted and meet the requirements. Once the nominee has been notified, they may accept or reject the nomination. The Vestry will then compile a list of the candidates, and will present this to the congregation for a vote to select the vacant spots.
Should you have questions, please feel free to contact the church office. Please submit nominations via email to email@example.com
Section 4.2 Qualification.
a. Eligibility Criteria. To be elected to the Vestry, an individual must be a baptized member of the church in good standing over eighteen (18) years of age and an Eligible Voter (as defined by section 8.1) under these bylaws. To serve on the Vestry, an individual shall:
Be a mature Christian, not one who has recently come to faith;
Worship God regularly in Church;
Lead an active prayer life;
Know and continue to study the Bible;
Be a cheerful giver not only of money but of time as well;
Have a family relationship that reflects strong Christian Commitment;
Be a leader within the Church;
Bring a valuable skill to the Vestry that would be useful to the Church;
Have time to be able to serve effectively as a Vestry member;
Make a commitment to put Vestry service high on the list of personal priorities;
Vestry membership should not the considered as a honor for past service, but a commitment to future service.
b. Ineligible Persons. Paid staff of the church and their spouses shall be ineligible for the Vestry service. For purposes of this subsection, “paid staff of the church” means any person who receives compensation for services rendered to the church on a regular basis of a minimum of twenty four (24) hours a month. Notwithstanding the prohibition as stated, the Rector (lead pastor) serves as an ex officio member of the Vestry. The Spouse or dependent of a current Vestry member will not be eligible at the same time as the Vestry member.
c. Affirmation. Prior to commencing service as a member of the Vestry, each member of the Vestry will affirm: 1.) Their personal commitment to the purposes set forth as our Church’s mission, to the Nicene and Apostles Creed, and to the historical and Biblical Christian Faith*. 2.) A pledge to serve without any conflict of interest, and a pledge to comply with the Confidentiality Policy both during and after their term.
*This includes confession and affirmation of Christ's divinity, the Trinity, Salvation through Christ alone, the power and work of the Holy Spirit, Biblical authority and infallibility, as well as affirmation and adherence to a Biblical standard of Holiness and sexuality.
As we celebrate Fourth of July with friends and family, let's be sure to remember those who cannot afford extra items for the holiday, and bring a few nonperishable items or household goods to church this Sunday to go to our local Food Pantry! Thank you!
If you took a baby bottle on Mothers' Day to fill with loose change, please bring the bottle back to church this Sunday, Fathers' Day.The money will go to Creative Choices Pregnancy Center. Thank you!
Come on out today to the driving range at Holly Ridge today at 5;00! There will be members of our Church practicing for our Church of the Outer Banks Golf tournament.
We just got our new Church Coffee mugs! You can purchase them at our Sunday service or at our Church office for $8.00 per mug. It will make your coffee taste better, we promise.
Food pantry pick up this Sunday. Household items like dishwashing liquid or paper towel, and non perishable foods such as hamburger helper, cereal and peanut butter, are always gladly received. Please bring your gift to church and place in the shopping cart at the door. Thank you!
Beach Clean up!
Please come help with the beach clean up today, Friday June 2, at 4 p.m. at Lillian. Our church has committed to keeping that portion of our beautiful beach clean. Sam will have gloves and trash bags ready. Hope to see you there!
Food pantry pick up this Sunday, May 7. Household items like dishwashing liquid or paper towel, and non perishable foods such as hamburger helper, cereal and peanut butter, are always gladly received. Please bring your gift to church and place in the shopping cart at the door. Thank you!
Immediately after church this Sunday we will have a Sunday School teachers meeting in the racquet ball court. See you all there!
Attention all men! The Men's bible Study is on Thursday nights, 7:00 at the church office (114 W. Meadowlark St. KDH).
We would love to have all of you come out and bring a friend! Even if you've never been, tonight would be a great chance to join in, enjoy each other's company, pray together, and study the Word.
We'll see you tonight!
Due to the Marathon, we will not be worshiping together at the YMCA this coming Sunday, April 23rd. Instead, we are encouraging Life Groups to worship together. If you aren't in a Life Group, and would like to gather together at a home on Sunday, please contact me at joey@churchobx and I will get you plugged in!
We will also be gathering at the Lilian St. Beach access at 12:00 to hangout as a church and spend time together on the beach! Pack your own lunch, bring a chair, and join the rest of the church as we hang out for a few hours together Sunday afternoon!
Peace to all!
There will be an Easter egg hunt after our 10.10 service on Easter Day, at approximately 12.15 in the Nags Head Barnes Street Park. All kids are welcome! Thanks so much to all who donated eggs, and to Joana for organizing!