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03.11.22

 Dear Faith Family,

 

Many of our students are wrapping up their spring break this week. Some of you may have enjoyed a little spring break vacation with them while others stayed home and enjoyed the time together as a family. It is a wonderful thing to spend time with family whether in your own home or away in some other place. At First Hewitt, we strive to make our faith family feel like a family. We want everyone to feel welcomed and loved by others and for this to be a place that people want to be at.

An exciting thing that we are planning is a family mission trip. This Sunday we are having an interest lunch right after service to see who would be interested in joining on a family mission trip. We believe it is important for individuals to serve within the church but also that families serve alongside one another.

I had an opportunity to serve in Sri Lanka for 4 months and while I was there, I served with an American family who had moved there to reach the people of Sri Lanka. It was a beautiful thing to see each family member serving in some way within that community.

I want to encourage you and your family to consider joining us as we look at a family mission trip opportunity in the future. Think of the spiritual growth your family can have by serving the Lord alongside each other.

 

Mark 16:15

Then he said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.”

Clayton Knight
 

Spring Break Sunday Schedule 

Sunday, March 13
5:30 PM - Children (Grades 4-6 only) WILL meet for Bible Drill.  
6:00 PM - Youth -  WILL meet for evening activities

How can you help in the Ukraine crisis?

After 8 years of ongoing conflict, Russia has launched a wide-ranging attack on Ukraine, rolling in tanks and troops into their neighbors to the West. The invasion of Ukraine by Russian forces continues to intensify.  It is possible that this conflict could cause nearly 5 million people to be displaced.  But, how can we help? 

Send Relief, a cooperative ministry between the International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board, is working with local Baptist partners and churches in Ukraine, Poland, and other border nations to respond to the crisis.  They are helping with food, shelter, transportation, and hygiene needs.

You can help! There is extraordinary power in prayer.  Click here to access a prayer guide.  

You can also give financially through the Send Relief Fund.  Click here to go to the Send Relief website.

Church Work Day - Saturday, March 26

As winter slowly starts to turn to spring, we have new opportunities to give our campus a little TLC.  The Properties Team would like to invite you to join us for a special work day at the church on Saturday, March 26.  There are a variety of projects that will fit a variety of skills!  It's always fun to serve together!  I hope you will make plans to join us!
 

Search Team Process

On Wednesday, February 16, our faith family approved a process for selecting our Worship Pastor Search Team.  Our Search Team will be comprised of seven church members.  They will include three members of our Worship Ministry Team, two members of our Personnel Team, and two members who are select by the church at large.  

We will use a two part process to decide the two representatives from our congregation who will serve on the team.  Part One is to allow any church member interested in serving on the team to let us know by Monday, March 21.  We will take the complete list of names and allow the church to vote on Sunday, March 27.  Based on the results, 2 church members will serve on the 7 member search team.   

If you would like to be considered to serve on the search team, you may indicate that by click here.  Or, you may also express interest by using the form provided in Sunday school classes.

I'M INTERESTED!

Family Mission Trip - Interest Lunch

This summer we are planning a mission trip designed for all ages and life stages within our faith family. It is a perfect way to intentionally serve together and tangibly advance the Kingdom of God.  On Sunday, March 13, we will meet right after church for a free lunch to discuss our vision for this trip.  If you are interested, please call the church office (254) 666-2741 or email Gayle (gayle@firsthewitt.org). 

LLL Tuesday, March 15 @ Noon in the Hub

Make your reservation by calling 254-666-2741 before 9am Monday.
Meal: Baked Potato, fixings and banana pudding
Program: Ralph Sparks

 

Operation Christmas Child (OCC)

The Senior Adult Ministry is sponsoring Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoeboxes during 2022.  The suggested items for March are hair accessories & yoyo's. We still are in need of 76 pair of sun glasses.

Alzheimer's Association Meeting

Is it dementia or just aging?  Join us as we learn more information regarding the warning signs, early detection, rick factors and how to get a diagnoses.  The meeting will be on Tuesday, March 22 @ 6:00 PM in the HUB.  For more information, click here.

Senior Tuesdays

Please join us on Tuesdays from 2-4. We are busy making gifts for children around the world as we fill Operation Christmas Child boxes with a few extra items. We are learning to make beanie hats on a knitting loom, rubber band salvation bracelets, and we will be making jump ropes out of t-shirts. We need donations of old t-shirts. We are also making baby blankets out of loop it yarn to donate to new baby families.

Dominoes & puzzle tables are also available for those who just want to fellowship together.

Concert of Prayer

Join us on Sunday, March 27 @ 6:00 PM for our next concert of prayer!  As a faith family, we seek to be a people who are grounded in prayer.  We believe God works in response to the prayers of his people!  We have so many reasons to give thanks and so much to lay at His feet!  This is always such a special time and we hope that you will make plans to join us!

March Prayer Focus & Bible Reading Plan

Each month, we as a church family are seeking to consistently read God's Word and pray for the Gospel to be known in different parts of the world.  Our March edition of Together for the Gospel is now available at the church or by clicking here

Our prayer focus for the month of March is:  Jordan.  

Financial Update 

Monthly Giving Requirement: $63,528
March Giving Weekly Receipts: $26,458.51

Year to Date Required:  $142,939
Year to Date Received:  $167,401
Year to Date Surplus/Deficit:  +$24,462
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