A message from Anthony
Happy Easter Meadowbrook!
This month we celebrate Easter Sunday here at Meadowbrook Christian Church, alongside every Christian church around the globe. It’s a time to praise God for His love and the incredible miracle that birthed our salvation, and to anticipate all He will do through our restored relationship with Him. We were made to worship, and with the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ, we are once again free to truly worship!
The more that the Early Church worshiped the Lord, the more they learned how to worship the Lord. The Spirit continually revealed truth to them as they grew closer and closer in their walk with Him on a daily basis. They gave more of themselves as the Spirit filled them more and more with Him. They understood the mission laid before them, and embraced it fully. God has set us on the same mission as the Early Church believers.
We have the ability and mission to reach into our community through impactful teaching and worship services, community events, creating a welcoming atmosphere, youth group, bible studies, LIFE groups, and so much more. As a church body, we have a responsibility to share the Good News everywhere that Christ is alive, and is alive at Meadowbrook. So please, take every opportunity you see to share Christ wherever you go as we embrace how God continues to shape us for the future of His church and His mission.
The work is not done, the building of our hearts is still ongoing, and there is still a story to be told. It’s His story through us that needs to be shared with people who still need to know the hope that Christ brought to earth on the day of His birth, the victory He won at Calvary, the reason for His return to the Father, and the near-approaching triumphant return. There’s a magnificent story in our worship, and it’s told through our lives every day!
Always In Christ,
Anthony C. Knotts
Easter Sunday service is in-person at 10:45 a.m. and streamed live on YouTube. Click on the YouTube icon on the upper right hand corner of this website to join in.
Easter Egg Hunt
All kids are invited to hunt for Easter eggs on the front lawn, following worship service. Happy Hunting!
Finley Thomas – April 12
Theresa Meegan – April 12
Denis Couture – April 14
Ed Parrett – April 16
Sylis Cox – April 17
Traci Thomas – April 22
Laura Urteaga – April 28
Our ladies have been busy
Fleece blankets. Fleece hats. Easter baskets. Our ladies have been busy the last couple of months making 25 fleece blankets for St. Joe’s Hospital, 101 fleece hats for St. Joe’s Hospital End of Life Cart, and 18 Easter Baskets for Neighborhood House to distribute to needy children. The gals meet to work on these projects either at a Sisters in Service meeting or Sisters of the Cloth gathering, as well as at home. They are talented, giving women who happily reach out to the community in service to those in need. Take a look at the photos to see what has been accomplished.
SIS final meeting for the season in April
Sisters in Service will be meeting on Monday, April 26, at 6:30pm to discuss projects in which they want to participate for the next season starting in the fall. Suggestions are welcomed. New Officers will also be elected. Ladies who are willing to hold an office should contact Lynn Ross to express an interest.
Our Youth Group meets on Thursdays in the Fellowship Hall on Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. Kids in grades 6th to 12th are invited to join Youth Minister Anthony for an evening designed just for them. Games, Worship, Life Applicable Lessons and more.
The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors
With the ongoing pandemic, the Red Cross needs the help of blood and platelet donors. Meadowbrook Christian Church is supporting this need by holding a blood drive on Thursday, April 8, between 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment, visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter sponsor code: meadowbrookchristian or call 1-800-733-2767.
Donating blood products is essential to community health and the need for blood products is constant. The Red Cross follows the highest standards of safety and infection control, and volunteer donors are the only source of blood for those in need.
The Red Cross is following FDA blood donation eligibility guidance for those who receive a COVID-19 vaccination, and deferral times may vary depending on the type of vaccine an individual receives. If you’ve received a COVID-19 vaccine, you’ll need to provide the manufacturer name when you come to donate. Upon vaccination, you should receive a card or printout indicating what COVID-19 vaccine was received, and we encourage you to bring that card with you to your next donation. In most cases, there is no deferral time for individuals who received a COVID-19 vaccine as long as they are symptom free and feeling well at the time of donation.
2021 Faith Promise Program
As spring arrives, it is once again time to reflect on God’s blessings; how faithful He is to provide all we need to serve Him. Faith Promise is one way we can demonstrate the measure of our faith.
What is Faith Promise? — Faith Promise giving is an important part of our church’s ministry. It is missions giving based on a personal commitment. It is a promise to God to give a specific amount of money to missions through the missions program of Meadowbrook Christian Church, over and above your regular offering. It is an offering based on faith in Jesus Christ to provide, not based on what you have now or might have in the future. It is a promise to God, not to Meadowbrook. No one will ask you for payment. It is another opportunity for us to put our faith in Christ to work in a tangible way.
Meadowbrook currently supports 14 missions through a combination of General Fund giving and Faith Promise giving. Among the missions supported are Bible colleges, orphanages, organizations that minister in the areas of disaster relief, campus ministry, church planting, preacher training, and numerous international missionaries.
Since Faith Promise started at Meadowbrook in the fall of 1993, your Faith Promise giving has supplemented the missions program by over $670,000. We also maintain a contingency fund that is used to meet extra or emergency needs of our missions. This also provides funds for mission rallies (travel, supplies, etc.), supports mission trips as required, and funds any other mission-related needs of the church. In 2020, the contingency fund provided over $3000 in additional assistance to these missions.
In addition to your regular tithes and offerings, church members are challenged to exercise their faith by making a one-year commitment to the church’s missions’ program. If you made a Faith Promise commitment last year, that commitment expires this month. Each year we ask members to make a new commitment for the next 12 months. In the next few weeks, we will provide a commitment card that you can fill out and turn in to the missions committee. This allows us to determine what level of support we can provide to our current missions in the coming year, and whether new missions should be added.
Thank you for your faithful giving as God provides all our needs.