January 10, 2014
Dear Church Family,
There has been a lot of change and addition that has taken place at Berean Baptist Church in 2013. Personally, I am so grateful to be a part of this church and all that God is doing and is going to do in the future. Thank you for calling me to pastor some of the greatest people on the planet! I am excited to call this my home.
It has been a whirlwind year for us at Berean Baptist Church. We have had the privilege of calling a new pastor, Pastor Chris Peria and his family. We were able to begin our Sunday evening services once again. We also kicked off a new Bible class that has really been a great place for fellowship and Bible study.
In the past 6 months we were able to purchase the new tables and chairs for the fellowship hall. The fellowship hall looks beautiful and it is certainly very comfortable. We were also able to accomplish several additions with our sound system. The technology is considerably up to date now that these changes were made.
We were blessed to add the Peria and the Hamilton family to our church. We are so excited at the prospect of adding several other families in the coming months.
In addition, we are looking forward to the prospect of kicking off a Vacation Bible School this summer. I hope and pray that you will pray about your part in this exciting ministry. There is a great amount of work to accomplish and if we all chip in, we will be able to accomplish a lot more than if we only had a few involved.
There is also a calendar with several events planned for 2014. This calendar of events is not intended to be the “end all” of things we hope to do. It is also not intended to be a “list” of things you need to do. Rather, we are hoping to better prepare you for 2014 and what our church has to offer and what our church wants to offer. We want to be a church that cares for each other, fellowships together, and serves in unity for the sake of Christ. So, let’s get ready! 2014 is a great year to Grow together for the cause of Christ!
Pastor Chris Peria
Berean Baptist Church
Proverbs 29:18 “Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint;
But happy is he who keeps the law.”
Calendar for 2014:
January 25th – Soup Night
February 9th – Deacon Training
April 20th – Sunrise Service
April 26th – Spring Clean up
June 22nd – One Less Stone
July – VBS – (July 28th – Aug. 1st) Closing ceremony on Aug. 3rd.
August 10th – Church Barbecue & Picnic
August 27th – Deacon Training
September 5th – Ice Cream Freeze Off
September 13th – Outdoor Cleanup
October 29th – Trunk or Treat
November 23rd – Pie & Praise Fellowship
December – Christmas Gifts for Jesus
December 17th – Christmas Caroling
December 21st – Night of Music
Some Things to accomplish for 2014:
Increase missions giving
Furnaces – Set aside money in case they go out. Planning ahead.
Purchase NKJV Bibles for our pews.
Goals for 2014:
Grow in His Word
Grow in Fellowship
Grow in Grace
Grow in Maturity