ECUADOR TEAM: The MCC Ecuador Mission Team will leave on October 20 and return on October 28. Please pray for them as they move the people of Ecuador One Step Closer to Christ.
SOUL AWAKENING EVENTS: Worship Based Prayer Gathering: October 23 at 6:30 pm at MCC; Prayer Walk: November 12 at 6 pm; Prayer Walk: November 22 at 10 am. (Prayer Walks begin at Torch House located at 8th & Hulman Street in Terre Haute.
CHRISTMAS GIVING AT MCC: LOCAL - SALVATION ARMY ADOPT-A-FAMILY: Team up with your C-Group, friends or family to bless a local family in need by supplying them with gifts for a memorable Christmas. Cost to adopt a family will vary from $100-$500 depending on the size of the family. To get all of the details and give the opportunity to a family to be in the program, please sign-up in the atrium on Sunday, October 19. You will receive a wish list for the kids in mid-November. For more details contact Dan Gisel at email@example.com. GLOBAL – OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD: Fill a shoebox with small gifts to bless a child around the globe. Pick up your box and receive information in the atrium on Sunday, October 19. Your completed shoebox NEEDS TO BE RETURNED TO MCC BY SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 16. For full details, check out Operation Christmas Child online or contact Vince McFarland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATELLITE CAMPUS PREVIEW SERVICE: Sunday, November 2 at 10:30 am For the past three years, the leadership at Maryland has been praying about expanding our main campus into different locations…think MCC but in a different location. Several months ago we were approached by the leaders of Maplewood Christian Church (located at 2000 N 13th St. in Terre Haute) to consider acquiring them as a Maryland satellite. Currently the leadership of both Maryland and Maplewood are exploring the possibility and asking, “Is God leading us to do this?” As part of the exploration process we will have a preview service at Maplewood on Sunday, November 2 at 10:30 am. We would welcome your prayers in the exploration.
MEN’S FELLOWSHIP BASKETBALL LEAGUE TIME! Gentlemen, are you lacking fellowship in your life? Are you missing out on that cardio? Well, do we have the answer – MCC Men’s Fellowship Basketball! League starts on Tuesday, November 4. Sign up in the atrium on Sunday, October 19 or October 26. For more information, contact JT Spears or Matt Lovell.
WORSHIP DANCE OPPORTUNITY: Join us for a worship dance experience! This is not a performance group, but an opportunity to enter into God’s presence and worship Him through dance. No experience necessary. We will meet on Sundays from 3 pm – 4:30 pm in the MCC gym on October 19, October 26, November 2, November 16 and November 23. If you are an interested teen or adult, please contact Amber Telle at email@example.com.
COLLEGE-AGE LUNCH AT STEINER’S: The college crew will be meeting up on Sunday, November 2 right after the 11 AM service (approximately 12:30 pm). Come out for food, fun, conversation and have a chance to connect with old friends and meet new ones. The Steiner’s live a mile or so from MCC on Riley Rd, but we’ll just meet up in the gravel parking lot after the service and go over together. Contact Allison Steiner at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
MCC STUDENTS ZOMBIE NIGHT: Wednesday, October 29 Think massive capture the flag, meets tag, meets hide n’ seek, meets amazing race, meets nerf wars, meets zombie apocalypse, kind of game! This outreach event will be an epic night of FUN AND THRILL for ALL STUDENTS in 6TH-12TH GRADE to invite their friends, hear a gospel message, and afterwards, there will be a hayride for everyone! Come jon the fun on Wednesday, October 29 from 6:30 pm – 8 pm. Cost is FREE! For more information contact Jim Pendleton at email@example.com.
BINGO NIGHT AT SOUTHWOOD: Monday, October 20 Join us on the third Monday of each month at 7 pm at Southwood Health & Rehabilitation Center (2222 E Margaret Ave.). Come and spend time with some of the residents while they play Bingo. This is an outreach for anyone interested. Questions? Contact Michele Topolosek at firstname.lastname@example.org
KAIROS: The fall meeting for the Kairos Prison Ministry is scheduled for Thursday, October 23. They will meet with 42 selected offenders at Putnamville Correctional Facility for a 4 day weekend. The ministry is a very dynamic program where Christ’s love is shared with good music, carefully coordinated talks and home cooked meals. To graduate from this course, they have to participate. By the end of the weekend many lives are changed with a desire to continue their personal growth by attending Prayer and Share weekly. You can participate by signing up for the Prayer Chain, to bake cookies, decorate place mats, and if you wish, we can arrange for you to attend the closing ceremonies on Sunday, October 26. Stop by the table in the atrium for more information.
MCC STUDENTS BREAKAWAY RETREAT: October 24-25 Home-based youth retreat with fun-filled activities designed to encourage a student’s spiritual walk. Our focus for the weekend is that students come away with a deeper passion for worship, discipleship and service! Guest speaker, worship band, and other special activities including a trip to Pumpkin Works and Saturday mission projects! Join us for an incredible weekend! Cost is $30 and includes retreat t-shirt, food, activities and more. Friday, October 24 at 7 pm through Saturday, October 25 at 9 pm. For all 6th – 12th grade students. Register online today at mccth.org. For more details, contact Jim Pendleton at email@example.com.
HOST HOMES NEEDED: MCC Students is looking for families to host a small group of students and leaders overnight on Friday, October 24 during the Breakaway Retreat. Being a host is one of our biggest needs for the weekend from parents! It means helping in 3 ways; giving the group a place to sleep, serving breakfast in the morning, and showing radical hospitality. For more information on hosting your home (or being a weekend leader!), contact Melissa Medearis at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for supporting MCC Student Ministry!
HEALING ROOM: Wednesday, November 5 The Healing Room is available the first Wednesday of each month between 6 pm – 8 pm. Contact Connie Elkins (email@example.com) or Roberta Adams (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions. This is a time to receive ministry for various healing needs. The Healing Room is held in the MCC Prayer Room.
MCC CONNECT ROOM: What’s the next step in your spiritual journey? Becoming a Christian? Baptism? Joining a C-Group? Serving? Learning how to better understand the Bible? Prayer? Whatever it may be, stop by the Connect Room (located right off the atrium) and explore the next step in your journey.
MCC MOBILE APP: You can download the MCC Mobile App from iTunes, Android Market or other mobile devices by searching for Maryland Community Church. Listen to and watch previous sermons, share sermons via Twitter, Facebook, or email, read MCC pastor blogs and much, much more.
HELP FEED THE HUNGRY IN THE WABASH VALLEY: Check out the Bag Hunger station in the Cause Corner each Sunday to donate food to the local 14th & Chestnut Food pantry. Summer is a time where food pantries often need the most help, as donations are low and kids are out of school. To participate in Bag Hunger, all you need to do is take a plastic bag from the Cause Corner, purchase the items on the list provided on the bag and bring it back the next time you are at church. We then have volunteers who transport the food from the church to the food pantry. Contact Jody Pomfret at email@example.com to learn more.
ATTENTION PARENTS OF YOUNG KIDS! MCC has a group just for you called PYK that has a variety of activities throughout the year, such as a drive-in movie night, play-dates at the park, and so much more! We would love to have you join in on the fun. You can join our Facebook group or email list at any time. For more information contact Christen Reed at firstname.lastname@example.org.
PYK (Parents of Young Kids) GYM DAYS: The PYK group meets at the church in the gym on Tuesdays from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. This is great for anyone wanting to chat with other moms and let their kids run around and play!
YOUVERSION: For those of you an iPhone, Blackberry, or Android phone be sure and download the YouVersion Bible App. Not only will you have a great Bible app for your phone, you can get access to “Live Events”. YouVersion Live gives you a way to interact with Maryland Community Church services. You can follow along with the message, take notes, and even submit prayer requests. Check it out!