CONSECRATE -1/1-6
As we’ve done the past couple of years, we are setting aside the first week in January to — as a church family — consecrate ourselves and the new year to the Lord.  Pastor Des will be giving daily devotionals on Facebook throughout that week.  Why don’t we all ask the Lord how we ought to consecrate ourselves that week…you might fast, engage in scheduled times of prayer, maybe you restart a devotional routine that’s been abandoned.  However, you choose to respond, lets just make sure we respond.

LOLI TRIP –NEXT SUMMER
Team Tegucigalpa has been growing and growing.  We currently have initial payment from close to 70 Bethesdians, and I expect that number to continue to grow.  I know many others are contemplating the trip.  So let me just encourage you to reach out to me and ask your questions, and please know that while the deadlines are real, you can still sign up.  The trip is now 7 months away, and the opportunities to serve are just incredible. 

PRAYER FOR BUSINESS PEOPLE -1/14
We’re going to pray for our business people on January 14th towards the end of the morning service. We’ll be asking the Lord to bless, favor, and strengthen you in 2018.  Why?  So that you can minister most effectively, and stand most strongly in this coming year.  It’s an act of faith to submit your plans and yourself to the Lord, and that’s exactly what we’ll be doing on January 7th when we pray for our business people.

GLOW KIDS BEGINS -  1/10-2/14
A new 6-week, Wednesday night class begins January 10th, called Glow Kids.  Class meets every Wednesday at 6:30pm, January 10-February 14.  Maybe you’ve seen kids hypnotically staring at screens casting a cool glow upon their faces.  Maybe you’ve been tempted to use devices as a built in baby sitter… Well research is beginning to show that screen time comes at a cost.  There is such a thing as age-inappropriate screen tech, there is such a thing as too much screen time, and the growing mountain of clinical research is revealing correlations between excessive screen time and things like: neurological damage, ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, psychosis.  It’s not pretty and yet, plenty can be done.  Join this class for an education in the most recent brain imaging research, as well as for practical help because it’s never too late to make adjustments.

There is a $25 fee which covers your workbook. You can register online and on the app

 For full details on these and many other events, click HERE. 

WE’VE GOT A GREAT CHRISTIAN SCHOOL HERE AT BETHESDA.  AND IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW IS INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT IT, PLEASE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE INFORMATION NIGHT  TAKING PLACE TOMORROW INGHT AT 630PM IN THE YOUTH HALL.  YOU CAN REGISTER ONLINE FOR THE EVENT AT BETHESDANET.COM/REGISTER.