A note from Pastor Don…
TRYING TO BELIEVE…
In considering reasons to believe, everyone is unique, and the choice we make to embrace faith in God, or go it alone, is inherently personal. For some, the capacity to believe in a Creator they have never seen comes from deep within…a compelling sense that there must be something more. Others come to embrace faith later in their life, perhaps following a defining moment of some kind when they feel as though God has been revealed in some way to them.
The remarkable thing about the God of the Bible is that He is the One who initiates all of this. Whether in the beauty and complexity of our world and the intricacies of created design in all that is around us, or the stunning balance and order science is finding in the cosmos, God certainly makes no effort to hide the fact that Someone must be behind it all. Add to this the dramatic manner in which we see so many Old Testament prophecies fulfilled with incredible detail, as well as the world changing impact of the One Solitary Life named Jesus Christ, and you see repeated evidence of the unseen God making Himself known.
In spite of this, faith is a great challenge. It is not always easy to believe. We have so many questions, and we face pain and great difficulty in our lives. God appears to reveal Himself enough that those who are inclined to believe can do so, yet He remains hidden enough that those who doubt His existence have reason to do that, too.
Hence, our current teaching series at SW is entitled “TRYING TO BELIEVE”. If you wish, join us in the journey as we face our doubts and questions together. We don’t claim to have all the answers, but we are real people with real struggles who don’t want to turn away from either our honest questions or the God who is there. We’re just…”TRYING TO BELIEVE”.
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cotton candy, popcorn, candy, chocolate bars, & cold drinks
To Kevin Moss for providing the fall flowers at our church!
To Rhoda Wilson for cleaning up the flower beds for the winter!
And…many thanks to Doug DeWitt for all he does to keep our church building looking good!
Your care to make our facility look nice for the fall season means a lot.
Sunday AM 6 week MESSAGE SERIES “Trying to Believe”
THIS SUNDAY PANEL DISCUSSION: “Arguing Over Origins”, part 1
There are lots of people with lots of questions about this subject. If you’re in Sussex please do your best to come and to bring some folk with you as we delve into this interesting topic.
Small Groups are under way and reports are that there are great things happening.
It’s not too late to attend one. Don’t miss out on the fellowship, connection & encouragement! Contact the office for more info firstname.lastname@example.org 433-3500
GREAT WAY TO GET TO KNOW OTHERS @ SWC!
Extending hospitality and building friendships by opening your home to another family or two other couples/singles.
SATURDAY, NOV. 25TH
The host family prepares a meal and the guests bring a salad or dessert.
If you would like to be a part of “Be our Guests”, sign up by clicking on the link below and you will be matched with another family or other couples/singles that you will enjoy getting to know.
Romans 12:10, 13 – “Be devoted to each other with mutual affection. Excel at showing respect for each other. Never be lazy in showing such devotion. Supply the needs of the saints. Extend hospitality to strangers.”
SIGN UP BY CLICKING ON THE APPROPRIATE LINK:
I/We would like to host (preparing the meal)
I/We would like to be a guest (bringing salad or dessert)
When: November 17-18
Where: Dartmouth, NS
Who: Grades 7-12
For more info – contact Pastor Brad
Ongoing conversation concerning up-coming changes in our church.
This Sunday, Oct. 29th @ 6pm in the Cafeteria. Everyone is welcome!
WAY TO GO SWC!
“WEE ONES BABY BOTTLE CAMPAIGN 2017”
A note from Sussex Pregnancy Care Center…
Your ongoing support of the Sussex Pregnancy Care Centre is enormously helpful as we continue to uphold the value of human life by offering hope and compassion in crisis pregnancy situations, by presenting positive alternatives to abortion, and by providing education and information.”
Grace and shalom,
Wee Ones Coordinator
Sussex Pregnancy Care Centre
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