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Deacon Ordination Service at 6:00 PM in the Sanctuary Setting apart a person for ministry service is an action that dates back to the earliest days of the Church. Acts 13 says that after fasting and praying, the congregation "laid their hands upon them" as a blessing for coming ministry. This Sunday evening we set apart Kelly Barsch, Kathy Bernal, Phyllis Brockermeyer, Jason Harper, Kaylee Harper, Ryan Lane, and Carolyn Williams for service to this congregation as deacons. Please join us in the Sanctuary at 6:00 PM to share in this sacred hour of worship and act of blessing.
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Due to the probability of inclement weather, the SMBC campus will be closed Tuesday, January 16. SMILE and Play Days will not meet. Stay safe!
The King's Singers in Concert at South Main. Get your tickets now before they sell out! https://www.smbc.org/ministries/music/kings-singers-concert
https://janicecolehopkins.blogspot.com/2018/01/here-i-am-few-years-ago-i-received.html Here I am, Lord - - -
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Please note this Sunday is the Houston Marathon. Click http://www.chevronhoustonmarathon.com/race-weekend/street-closures/ for information on road closures.
Invite someone to 2nd Sunday Family Talk THIS Sunday A major goal of the Family Ministry is to strengthen the Monday through Sunday ties in families' lives - where what happens on Monday influences your family's faith and what happens on Sunday influences your life when you aren't at 4100 Main Street. To that end, we are thrilled to bring an incredible line up of national speakers for our "2nd Sunday Family Talk" series to South Main. These Family Talks are intended to be authentic, inspiring, and informative. All "talks" begin after lunch and wrap up around 2:00 PM. The first talk in the series is January 14 in the Fellowship Hall with Mike Clear who will be speaking on the combined influence of home and church. Mike serves as the Director of Children's Strategy at The reThink Group.
One of our major goals of the Family Ministry is to strengthen the Monday through Sunday ties in families’ lives - where what happens on Monday influences your family's faith and what happens on Sunday influences your life when you aren't at 4100 Main Street. To that end, we are thrilled to bring an incredible line up of national speakers for our "2nd Sunday Family Talk" series to South Main. These Family Talks are intended to be authentic, inspiring, and informative. January 14 The Combined Influence of Home and Church Mike Clear Mike serves as the Director of Children’s Strategy at The reThink Group. Mike lives in Cumming, Georgia, with his amazing wife Crystal, who thanks to him has the coolest name ever – Crystal Clear! Together they have two amazing children: Nash and Kennedy. February 11 Technological Responsibility David Fraze David Fraze holds a Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Seminary. He has served as the director of the Youth and Family Ministry program at Lubbock Christian University and continues teaching as a graduate adjunct professor of Youth Ministry and related studies. David and his wife Lisa have two children, Braeden and Shelbee. David has donated all expenses associated with his speaking engagement to the Harvey Relief funds of SMBC. March 11 Authentic Faith Dan Scott Dan Scott is the Director of 252Kids and Preteen at Orange. He enjoys traveling around the world coaching children’s ministry leaders and speaking to kids and students. He blogs about children’s ministry at danscottblog.com. Dan and his wife Jenna live outside of Atlanta, GA and have four amazing kids: Liam, Ellison, Addison, and Taye. April 8 Sexual Integrity Kristen Ivy Kristen is the Executive Director of Messaging at Orange, Director of The Phase Project, and co-author of Playing For Keeps and It’s Just a Phase – So Don’t Miss It. She combines her degree in secondary education with a Master of Divinity and lives with her husband, Matt, and their three children, Sawyer, Hensley, and Raleigh, in Cumming, GA. May 6 Healthy Habits To Be Announced
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It was our honor to host one of the warming shelters during Houston's frigid temperatures this week. Stay warm and safe, neighbors!
South Main is honored to host the King's Singers as a part of our Dedication Concert Series. Tickets are on sale now! Fifty years ago in 1968, the original six King’s Singers came together through their shared love of singing and quickly became renowned for their mesmerizing performances and the unique diversity of their music. GOLD charts a journey through the music that has defined the King’s Singers over the past 50 years, and moves on to exciting and unexplored musical worlds. An alchemy of ancient and modern, serious and light-hearted, expected and unexpected, GOLD crowns half a century of dedication to music, and looks ahead with unbridled energy to the next 50 years and beyond. As part of our Dedication Concert Series, South Main Baptist Church is proud to host The King's Singers on Thursday, January 25, at 7:00 PM in the Sanctuary. Please join us for a spectacular evening.
This Sunday is your next opportunity to give the gift of life. No appointment is necessary and refreshments will be served in the Activities Building from 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM. Please donate!
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Friendly reminder that there is no Wednesday programming this week. Midtown Midweek supper and Bible Study resume on January 10.
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10:00 AM Sunday Worship in the Sanctuary One service only, no Sunday School this week. Brunch in Welcome Center at 9:00 AM. Join with us this last Sunday of 2017.
https://janicecolehopkins.blogspot.com/2017/12/a-new-you-and-be-not-conformed-to-this.html A New You for 2018 - - -
What a blessing! On December 1st of this year, we needed more money than we have ever needed - and more money than we have ever given in December - if we were to make the budget. For that matter, on December 17th, we needed more money than we have ever needed in December - and more money than we have ever given in December - to make the budget, just over $891,000. In only eleven days your astoundingly generous giving has completed the funding of the 2017 operating budget. In the previous fourteen years, we have never made the budget earlier than the afternoon of December 31st. And - you did it! Thank you. And now. . . If you have not given, it is not too late. Giving the budget is vitally important. And that is one of only three important financial metrics we track at the end of the year. The second metric is giving versus spending. In 2017, as in every other year, we have underspent in some areas and overspent in others. We had significant expenses recovering from the storm and from other maintenance issues, so we anticipate spending more than the budget when all is said and done. The third metric is the strength of our financial position as we enter the coming year. Together these three financial measures (1) give us a picture of the health of the church and (2) give direction to the writing of the next budget. Those are financial metrics for the church. For each of us, giving money - trusting God with what He has entrusted to us - is a vitally important part of our personal discipleship. So it is not too late to be part of this extraordinary end to the year. As a reminder, you can bring a check on Sunday. Jill Faragher, our Finance Manager, will be in her office on the third floor of the Loessner building to assist you. If you give online, please do so through smbc.org/giving if you want your gift to be counted toward your 2017 taxes. Here are two easy ways for you to give electronically - both are safe and secure: 1) Give online via credit card or e-check 2) Give via text message to 713-999-4142. Simply click and hold the number, select send message, type the amount of your donation (e.g. $100), hit send, and you'll be guided through the rest of the process. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Grace and truth, Steve
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kdO0hHUC040 Our therapy dog Molly is an ambassador for the national 911 dispatcher community. Coming to a city near you!:) www.k9forchrist.org Over 700 volunteers in 29 states and 1000 plus therapy dogs ready to respond when called upon. http://www.911forkids.com/ Teaching kids how to properly use 911!:)
Something extraordinary is happening right now in the life of our church as we move toward the eve of the last day of the year. In just the last ten days, we, as a congregation, have given an astonishing $660,000 to fund the work we've all done together at South Main Baptist Church in 2017. With only 4 days to go, our number to fully give our budget is $232,051. While our work is not yet quite accomplished, I firmly believe we can fully give the budget if each of us gives what we are able to give in these last days before the end of the year. If you haven't done so yet, I hope you will choose to be a part of this extraordinary moment this week, and give to the budget on or before December 31, 2017, to help fully fund the work we've done and put us across the finish line. If you are going to give online, please do so by going to smbc.org/giving to ensure that your gift is counted in this calendar year for your taxes. You can contact Jill Faragher at email@example.com to make a gift of stock or a gift from an IRA distribution. Jill will be at church on Sunday, December 31, to receive gifts, as well. For information on giving, go to smbc.org/giving. Grace and truth, Steve
This is tina Jerry Steen house manager he wanted me to send you a mesage tjanking you all for the floer and he recieved from you all.he wants to let you know hes doing and goes to church with me at chrirst church baptist. Thanks again for thinking of jerry he loves you all very much and talks about you all the time and would love to come back. We are yrying to get him the transportation he use to have to take him there. Sincerely Tina Morrow
Christmas Eve at South Main
Tonight at 4:30 and 6:30. Please join us for our Christmas Eve Service.
Live webcast of tonight's Christmas Eve Service will be at 4:30 p.m. Watch on Facebook Live or on our website here: https://www.smbc.org/video/live-streams
Merry Christmas from the South Main Baptist Church staff to our SMBC family! For unto us a child is born....
https://janicecolehopkins.blogspot.com/2017/12/shepherds-chosen-next-day-john-seeth.html Shepherds - - -
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As a reminder, no Midtown Midweek Bible Study this evening. We will resume our regular Wednesday night programming January 10th.
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