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Each week Bro. Dennis Ingle has a short message in the Sunday Bulletin. This “Blog” is made from these bulletin entries and also messages he posts on Facebook.

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January 18, 2018, 1:00 PM

The Last Hour

The sunset burns across the sky;
    Upon the air its warming cry
The curfew tools, from tower to tower,
    O children 'tis the last, last hour!

The work that centuries might have done
    Must crowd the hour of setting sun;
And through all the lands the saving name
    We must, in fervent haste, proclaim.

The fields are white to harvest.  Weep
    O tardy workers, as ye reap,
For wasted hours that might have won
    Rich harvests ere the set of sun.

We hear His footsteps on the way!
    O work, while it is called day.
Constrained by love, endued by power,
    O children, in this last, last hour!

                                    Clara Thwaites

January 14, 2018, 9:00 AM

Invite To Sunday School

What might happen if even half of our Sunday School attenders invited a friend (or several) back to Sunday School? What if we invited all our absentees, dropouts, friends, relatives, associates, and neighbors? What if some of them said yes? Be prepared because some of them will!

Don't say no for them! Invite them to your homes to get to know them. Show them you care for them as people. Share Christ's love with them in deed and word. Invite them to your class parties and projects. And don't forget to invite them to class. This innitiative just might be the excuse they've been looking for to come back to Sunday School (or to try it for the first time).

The Holy Spirit is at work in the world. Some are waiting for your invitation. Some want to know Jesus but never have had anyone tell them how. Invite them back to church. Invite them back to Sunday School. Make a great first impression with your care. Have a great lesson. Listen well. Don't embarrass them.

Follow up. Answer their questions. Ask how you can pray for them, and do it. If they offer any criticism, learn what you can from it. Adjust what needs to be adjusted. And keep caring and inviting.

January 5, 2018, 5:05 PM

My Guide

The open door of another year
    I've entered by grace devine;
No ills I fear and no foes I dread,
    For a wonderful Guide is mine.
Through joy or chastening though He lead,
    In tears though my race be run,
Whate'er my lot, this my prayer shall be,
    "Not mine, but Thy will be done."

I walk by faith in my heavenly Guide,
    With fearless, unfaltering tread,
Assured that He, who appoints my days,
    Will daily provide by bread.
He'll send more grace should afflictions come,
    And a staff for the pathway steep,
While o'er me ever by night and day
    My Father his watch will keep.

With perfect trust in His love and care,
    I'll walk to my journey's end;
And day by day He will strengh renew,
    And peace to my heart will send.
O blessed Guide, walking all unseen,
    Yet close to my side always,
Do Thou, who guides my steps aright,
    Lead on to eternal day!

                                 Gertrude R. Dugan

January 1, 2018, 1:00 AM

New Year's Eve

Good Morning Unity and Community;
2017 is just about over. What will 2018 bring for you? Some long for peace, but peace can come in many forms. Some are looking for financial peace, some for family peace, others for world peace, etc. Where will this peace come from? There is only one true peace and it comes from the Prince of Peace. It comes from a relationship with Him. Only He can bring real peace to every situation you face. End this year by worshiping Him today. If you don't have a relationship with Him then why not start one today? If your fellowship is not what it should be then start today by restoring that fellowship and draw closer to Him in the coming year. 
In our series this month at Unity, "From Nazareth to Bethlehem to Jerusalem," we have come to Jesus coming to Jerusalem. He came as a baby for circumcision, then as a 12 yr. old boy teaching in the temple, then to offer Himself as a sacrifice for our sin, and one day He is coming again to rule and reign for a thousand years out of Jerusalem. Come today and finish this adventure with us, Worship starts at 10:45, Pray I see you there.

December 24, 2017, 9:00 AM

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy and Prosperous New Year from Karen and I. What a great time of the year to come together and worship our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Today we are celebrating His birth with our Church Family and Guests. If Karen and I were to begin to tell how much we have been blessed by being a part of Unity MBC, there would not be enough room in this whole bulletin. You have blessed us with the privilege to feel at home here at Unity. You have cared for us beyond measure. We praise you for allowing us to be here with you now for almost six years.

We could go on and on, but the real reason we are so blessed is because of that little baby, born in that small stable over two thousand years ago. For starting His church and allowing us to be a part of it. As we celebrate this special occasion, let us never forget the true meaning for this season. JESUS IS THE REASON. For without Jesus there is no reason at all to celebrate. There would be no reason to worship, no reason to sing, no reason to preach. There would be no Hope, Faith, or Charity. No reason to love one another. Think about how worst off this world would be if there was no Jesus. So, today and everyday let us be thankful for our Lord and Savior, who left the portals of glory, came in the form of a man called Jesus, lived, suffered, died, and rose again to give us hope.

Bro. Dennis and Sis. Karen

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