"Simply Believe? -- A Study on John 3:16" Is Sunday's Topic At Burks UMC

Friday, October 04, 2013
The Wednesday Fall Together Schedule at Burks United Methodist Church, 6433 Hixson Pike, begins at 5 p.m. with handbells and dinner ($7 for adults, $3 for children); 6,  CWB; 6:30, Kingdom Kids, Fall Gatherings, Pastor's Study and Soul Feast; and 7:30 p.m., chancel choir. The public is welcome every Wednesday night for a multi-generational evening of food, fellowship and discussions on a wide-range of topics affecting our culture and lives.
 Everyone is invited from 6th grade up.
 
The Fall Gatherings topic Oct. 9 will be "Simply Believe? -- A Study on John 3:16." At Kingdom Kids, Matt Galas will lead a time of gospel center learning through Bible stories and worship. 
 
The speaker for the Oct. 12 United Methodist Men's breakfast meeting will be Chris Ackerson, Executive Director of Mens Ministry Network. He will explain how they carry out their mission, which is mobilizing Christian males to advance Christ's Kingdom as authentic, spiritually mature men who are intentional disciplemakers in their families, churches, and workplaces. Make your reservation by contacting the church office at church@burks.org or at 842-4219.
 
Young At Heart will gather for sharing food, fellowship, some scripture and visitation of shut-ins Oct. 17 at noon at Vera Sachleben's house, 625 Eagle Drive.

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