ROBC NEWSLETTER - JANUARY 26, 2020

THIS WEEK'S ANNOUNCEMENTS:

  • This Sunday's Sermon: "The Audacity of God: Jesus in a Postmodern World"
  • Quarterly Business Meeting
  • Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting
  • Children's Church
  • PowerPlus Youth Camp 2020

ONGOING MINISTRIES:

  • Monthly Mission Opportunity 
  • LifeWay Magazines
  • International Neighbors
  • A Heart for Prayer - ROBC Prayer Ministry
  • The Gathering - Youth Wednesday Nights
  • ROBC Sanctuary Choir Rehearsal
  • Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study
  • Sanctuary Flowers 
  • Download the ROBC App
 
This Sunday's Sermon

Sunday, January 26, 10:00 a.m.
Sanctuary

"The Audacity of God: Jesus in a Postmodern World"

Isaiah 43:8-13; John 14:5-7

Our world now struggles with universal claims.  Yet, we read in Isaiah that God is the only savior. And Christians have made the claim that Jesus makes, that he is THE way, THE truth, and THE life.  We will hold up this exclusive and historic understanding of Christianity to our post-modern world, where everything is relative, and truth is how we as individuals define it.  While the world sees this as narrow-mindedness, we confess that this God is the one who saves, not we ourselves.  Thus, “truth” is not ‘to each his own’ but the Truth in Christ who redeems us.  Narrow is the way, indeed!

 
Quarterly Business Meeting

Sunday, January 26, 11:00 a.m.
Sanctuary

The ROBC Quarterly Business Meeting is THIS Sunday, January 26th, in the sanctuary, immediately following worship at 11:00 a.m., before Bible Study.  Included on the agenda will be the election of new deacons and the proposal to form a Pastor Search Committee, along with the related charter, as well as our usual quarterly church business items.

 
Buildings & Grounds Committee Meeting

Monday, January 27, 6:00p.m.
Commons Dining Room

The Buildings & Grounds Committee will meet Monday, January 27th at 6:00 p.m. in the Commons Dining Room.

 
Children's Church

 

We are still looking for volunteers for Children’s Church on Sunday mornings. Please check your calendars and sign up for an available date.  Here is the SignUp Genius link:  ROBC Children's Church Sign Up

 
PowerPlus Youth Camp 2020

Calling All Youth and Parents!    Mark your calendars! 
 
The youth will be returning to Pineywoods Baptist Camp again this summer. This year’s theme is “Restored” Matthew 5:1-12.  For more info, please contact Christian Johns at cjohns@robc.org.
 
When:   July 13th –17th
Where:  Pineywoods Baptist Camp
               Woodlake, Texas
 
Monthly Mission Opportunity

 

CCSC's Southwest Emergency Services
St. Luke's United Methodist Church, Gethsemane Campus
6856 Bellaire Boulevard  Houston, TX 77074 

Saturdays in 2020 from 8:45 AM-12:00 PM

February 22, March 21, April 25, May 30, June 27, August 1, August 29,  October 3, October 31, December 5 

River Oaks Baptist and St. Paul Presbyterian Churches are teaming up to serve in the food pantry.  Southwest Emergency Services serves clients in crisis who live in zip codes 77031, 77036, 77072 and 77074 by providing a five day supply of food for people experiencing hunger or food insecurity.  Clients can also be referred to other agencies for long-term assistance.  The food pantry managers and dedicated volunteers come from local Christian churches in the area.  

If you are interested in helping, please contact Czarena Siebert at czarena.siebert@hpe.com.  She can give you the necessary training materials for the varous volunteer positions, or you may show up and shadow an ROBC volunteer.  All are welcome, so bring a friend!  This is also a fun and rewarding way for young people to earn community service hours.

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LifeWay Magazines

LifeWay magazines are available for you to take home in the magazine racks across from the Welcome Center and in the children's hallway leading to the nursery.  In Parent Life, Home Life, and Mature Living, you're sure to find articles about every stage of life to enjoy.  


International Neighbors

Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fellowship Hall

Come and build your conversational English skills with ladies from many countries.  The class, facilitated by Sharon Mattox, is FREE and open to the community.  Childcare is provided.


A Heart for Prayer - ROBC Prayer Ministry

 for Prayer

Wednesday, Small Chapel, 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, Fellowship Hall C, 9:30 a.m.

If you sense the Holy Spirit leading you to broaden your prayer life, we hope you will become a part of the ROBC Prayer Ministry.  The Living God is calling His people, called by His name, to intercede for the needs of His world.  The group will be praying for our church, its members, and our contemporary "Jerusalem, Judea and Samaria and even to the remotest part of the Earth." Acts 1:8

We meet weekly in the Chapel on Wednesday mornings at 8:30 AM.  This is super casual.  Come in workout clothes or on your way to work.  If you can only be there for a bit, no problem.  Just come and go as you can. 

We also meet weekly on Sunday mornings in the Men's Bible Study Room (Fellowship Hall C) at 9:30 AM, prior to Sunday 10:00 AM Worship.  

We are incredibly excited about strengthening the prayer ministry in the life of our church. We hope you will join us during one or both of these dates! 


The Gathering: Youth Wednesday Nights

Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Youth Room (Commons)

The ROBC Youth group, now known as “The Gathering” meets, or gathers together regularly at least two times a week. On Sunday mornings we walk through different books of the bible together in a group bible study.  On Wednesdays, we gather together and have a good time.  We play some games, eat some food, and learn how to grow in our faith and apply it to our daily lives! 

Our goal here at The Gathering is to spread God’s love to all people, at all times!  We like to have fun in everything we do, but never lose sight of the Gospel and what it means to our lives!  I hope you come visit and check out why we are gathering together!

“And let us watch out for one another to provoke love and good works, not neglecting to gather together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging each other, and all the more as you see the day approaching.”
Hebrews 10:24-25


ROBC Sanctuary Choir Rehearsals

Wednesday, 7:00 p.m.
Choir Room (CH125)

If you love to sing, hum or even whistle, consider joining the Sanctuary Choir.  The ROBC choir is a wonderful group of people who love and support each other in addition to providing music during worship on Sundays and other special occasions.  Sharing your talent and time by singing in the choir will not only benefit the entire ROBC church family.  You will be richly blessed by your participation and ministry.


Thursday Morning Women's Bible Study

Thursdays, Spring: January 23 - May 7, 9:30 - 11:00 a.m.
Commons Dining Room 

The Beloved Community:  Vibrant Faith in a Fragmented World

This year's Thursday Morning Bible Study will draw on Jesus' teaching in the Sermon on the Mount and the teaching of Paul to discover and apply Biblical truths to strengthen our faith. Our study will encourage faith in our families as well as in the family of faith.  You will be welcome! 

The class is facilitated by Jeanie Miley.


Sanctuary Flowers for Sunday Worship Service

If you would like to donate flowers for the worship service for any Sunday for a special occasion or in honor or memory of a loved one, there are many dates available this fall.  The cost of the fresh flowers used on the Lord’s Supper Table is a minimum of $75 per Sunday.  If you are interested, please contact the church office at 713-622-0570 or email the office at cpemble@robc.org


Download the ROBC App

Did you know ROBC has an app?  We do, and it is a great tool for staying connected to ROBC during the week!  You’ll find a calendar of church activities, audio files of sermons, prayer request forms, online giving, and much more!  You can download the app by scanning this code with the camera on your smart phone.  You will be directed to your phone's "App Store" and can download the ROBC app from there.


SEE MORE ABOUT UPCOMING EVENTS AT ROBC.ORG/EVENTS

 

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2300 Willowick Rd.
Houston, Texas 77027
(713) 622-0570
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