Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Mitchell Town Methodist Church - Mitchell Town Jamaica

In 2011 Warren's Grove sent out a letter to the people of Mitchell Town Methodist Church in Jamaica.  We sent this letter in hopes to form a covenant with the people of Mitchell Town.  They accepted our covenant offer and we have been linked together in covenant with the congregation of Mitchell Town ever since.  We have covenanted to pray for one another.  To intentionally lift each other up in prayer on a regular basis.  We have also covenanted to send a mission work team, once a year, to go and help rebuild their church building.  The building has been devastated by hurricanes over the many years.  We have also been in covenant to take a collection of school supplies for the local children of Mitchell Town.  The elementary school in Mitchell Town is run by this church.  This has been a beautiful friendship and relationship.  In 2012 we sent our second mission work team to Mitchell Town.  We are proud to form this partnership and to be in ministry with the congregation that serves our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Jamaica.  Please be in prayer for the people of Mitchell Town and their pastor Rev. Janis Jack-Watson. 

Saturday, July 7, 2012

2 Samuel 6.1-19

This Sunday we will be focusing on 2 Samuel 6.1-19.  In this passage we see how David takes the Ark of the Covenant to the new capitol city of Jerusalem.  The ark had been laying low for quite some time.  It actually had been laying low ever since it showed up in 1 Samuel 7.  In this passage the ark is brought by a pair of cows to the city of Kiriath-jearim ------ specifically the home of Abinadab.  Here in 2 Samuel David is parading the ark to Jerusalem.  But, on the way there is a problem.  The ark was touched by a man named Uzzah and God struck him dead (2 Samuel 6.6-7).  This caused fear and horror to come on David and he left the ark ----- so David left the ark at a man's house named Obed-edom the Gittite.  After three months David changed his mind and brought the ark to Jerusalem.  On the way David dances.  He dances up a storm.  He dances so hard in his linen ephod that his wife describes him as "uncovering himself today before the eyes of his servants' maids, as any vulgar fellow might shamelessly uncover himself!" (2 Samuel 6.20).  There was some twirling and some twisting, and it became quite a scene. 

Something that sticks out to me in this passage is how David goes from being fearful (v9), to dancing (v14).  And this isn't just dancing by going from foot-to-foot.  Instead this is dancing with all of his might.  One of those dances where you are almost embarrassed for the person because they are exerting so much effort.  What is the change?  How does David come to this place?   

Monday, July 2, 2012

Vacation Bible School 2012

We would like to invite all of the children of Person County and the surrounding areas to Adventures on Promise Island.  This will be held at Warren's Grove on July 8th-12th from 5:30pm-8:30pm.  Come on out for a great time to learn about God's great promises that we find in Jesus Christ.  We will have Bible stories, skits, crafts, snacks, recreation, and music.  Each night we will also have a meal right at 5:30pm. 

Lastly, invite your friends and family to the commencement program that will be on Sunday, July 15th at our 11am worship service.  This is a time for us to discover God's life-saving love.

We will be taking up canned foods for the Christian Help Center this year.  You will receive more information about this on the first night of Vacation Bible School.