2014 - Portland Avenue Baptist Church

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December Calendar of Events
9:30 a.m. Sr. Adult Christmas
Shopping at Penn Square Mall
10:00 a.m. Girls Tea Party
5:30 p.m. Lottie Moon Emphasis
12 6:30 p.m. Kid’s Night Out
13 Special Ministries Party
14 10:45 a.m. Christmas Musical
5:30 p.m. Carols, Cocoa, & Cookies
15 10:00 a.m. Sr. Adult Brunch
19 6:30 p.m. Family Fun Night
21 5:30 p.m. Christmas Fellowship
24 6:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Service
Holiday Schedule
The Portland family extends Christian
love and sympathy to:
All Wednesday activities for
November 26th will be on
Tuesday, November 25th.
Connie Brisby in the loss of her brother.
Brian Decker in the loss of his brother.
Thank You
Notes of appreciation have been
received from the following:
Turkey Bowl
Flag Football Game
Cheryl Wilson
Ashworth Family
Saturday, Nov. 29th
1:00—3:00 p.m.
PABC Ballfield
For All Ages
The “Lottie Moon” Post Office
will be open for business on
Sunday, November 30th.
Wednesday's Dinner Menu
Adults—$3.50 Children—$2 Family—$12
Dec. 3—Taco Salad, Chips/Salsa & Dessert
Dec. 10—Chicken Alfredo Salad, Bread & Dessert
Dec. 17—Holiday Surprise
Address cards to church
members and place in the
appropriate “mail” box.
A minimum donation of 25 cents
per card is suggested. Funds will
be applied to the Christmas
FREE Family Fun Night
Friday, December 19th
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
An interactive family event for all ages
that combines group interaction, music
and awesome games!
Followed by snacks in the Fellowship Hall.
Sign up at the Welcome Center.
Sunday, November 23rd
5:30 pm
in the church auditorium.
Bring a neighbor, bring a friend,
bring your family for a dose
of encouragement
about the gospel!
Baptist Messenger
In Christian Sympathy
We are collecting the following items to fill Christmas Food Baskets:
Dressing, Green Beans, Corn, Sweet Potatoes, Cake Mixes,
Canned Pumpkin, Pasta, Cranberry Sauce, Sugar, Flour, Soups,
Coffee, Cereal, Rice, Dried Beans, and Gravy.
Please bring donated items to the Library by Wednesday, December 17th.
Do you know a church family that could use a Food Basket for Christmas?
Call the church office at 942-5539 with the family name, address and phone number.
Special Edition
Dr. Walter L. Mullican, Senior Pastor
Tony Mullican, Student/Community Minister
Cody Boyer, Music & Senior Adults
Gina McKean, Preschool & Children
1301 N. Portland Ave
Okla. City, OK 73107
November 20, 2014
Inside This Issue:
Page 1— Pastor’s Article
Page 2—Senior Spirit
Page 3—Parent Connection
Page 4—This and That
(405) 942-5539
Winter crept in like a lion
this past weekend but it
didn’t keep us from feeling the warm
move of God’s Spirit in our service. We
baptized 10 adults, students, and children this past Sunday. The children had
all recently completed an eight-week
New Christian’s Class and a couple
came to join our church by statement
and their daughter will be baptized next
weekend. We welcome Josh & Rachelle
Bradford and their daughter, Jade. We
also welcome David & Jamie Clinton
who were baptized Sunday morning and
became a part of our church family.
Over the past four weeks, God has
brought over 1,250 people from our
community through our ministries including Trunk or Treat, Open Wide
Dental Clinic, Whiz Kids, and Fresh
Food Mobile Market. God is at work and
we must continue to join Him where He
is at work. Our vision is to Connect our
Community to Christ!
We are working and planning for
2015 as our Budget/Finance Team
begins to prepare a budget for our ministries for 2015. We’ll be presenting and
voting on our budget in December.
The next Dental Clinic is Saturday,
Nov. 22 from 9 am to 2 pm and we’ll be
seeing people on a first-come, first-serve
basis and should be able to treat around
35. Fresh Food Mobile Market is Tues.
Dec. 2 starting at 9 am.
Remember, let’s not just “do” church
let’s “be” the church as we connect our
community to Christ. I Love You!
Saturday, Nov. 22nd & Dec. 13th
9:00 am to 2:00 pm
volunteers need to be ready by 8;15
Teach me Your way LORD and I will live by Your truth. Psalm 86:11
From My Heart to Yours
The Christmas Season is the perfect time to focus
on helping Children become more mission minded. Below are a few tips to get the conversation
First, we need to be mission-minded ourselves.
Do we have concern for the lost or reaching even
people that we come in contact with? When we
are passionate about missions, kids will be passionate about missions as well.
Second, get your kids involved in our missions
programs. Help them learn about how missions
works. Let them be a part of giving to missions.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how excited kids
get when they are saving money for others.
Third, pray as a family that God would open the
door for many opportunities to share the gospel
with those who do not know Him. Actively pray for
people you know and for those you do not know
yet. Engage your children in these prayers and
before you know it, God will ignite in them a heart
for the lost and those in need.
All in all…..the more we help children see more
than just “their world” and open their eyes to
another world out there, it will cultivate a love for
missions and for a world that needs to know God.
Mark 16:15 And he said unto them,
Go ye into all the world, and preach
the gospel to every creature.
Kids Night Out
Friday, December 12th
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
For kids, 8 weeks to Grade 6
The cost is $3 per child—Reservations are
REQUIRED by Wednesday, December 10th.
Stella Rawlings
Freida Sheldon
Harvey Sparks
Lupe Hernandez
Virginia Miles
Cindy Shelton
Julia Crews
Bill Ricker
John Carnahan
Jim Bottger
Dorotha Babb
Pauline Kitchell
Wanda Eyman
Judy McReynolds
Happy Belated Birthday to
June Myers who was left
off November’s list in error.
Senior Adult Birthday missing from the list? Call the
church office at 942-5539.
We’ll have our annual light tour for grade school kids.
We’ll also be making SOCK puppets to collect our
offering for the Lottie Moon
Christmas Offering for
International Missions.
Return the filled socks on
Sunday,” Dec. 28th.
100% of the offering goes
to the ministry of sharing
the Gospel around the
We’re ON MISSION...Will YOU Join Us?
Socks & Mitten Tree: Our Children’s Ministry will be collecting socks, hats, gloves and mittens of all
sizes for the Baptist Mission Center. Donations may be placed on the Christmas Trees located in the
Children’s Building beginning Sunday, Nov. 30th. Collection will end on Sunday, Dec. 28th.
Buchanan Teacher Christmas Luncheon—Friday, December 12th. Volunteers are needed to
assist with set-up and serving at the school. We’ll also have a list of items needed for the luncheon.
Look for the sign-up at the Welcome Center or Children’s Ministry Office.
Birthday Mission Project at Windsor Hills Nursing Home—Tuesday, December 16th. We’ll meet
at Portland Avenue at 1:30 and take the PARTY to Windsor Hills. Sign up at the Children’s Ministry
Office. The residents love seeing kids and enjoy the special treats too!
Volunteers to assist with the Tea Party
would be greatly appreciated.
Call the church office at 942-5539
for additional details.