Jan 16 2017

Happening This Week 1/16-1/22

Monday 1/16
• Men’s meeting (Mill Mountain Coffee & Tea), 6:00 a.m.

Wednesday 1/18
• Children’s choir/TeamKid, 6:30 p.m.
• Adult Bible study, 6:30 p.m.
• Youth Bible study, 6:40 p.m.
• Choir rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday 1/19
• Handbell choir, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday 1/22
• Band rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
• Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
• Worship service, 11:00 a.m.
• Business meeting/potato lunch, 12:00 p.m.

Jan 14 2017

This Week’s Bible Readings

Sunday 1/15: Romans 5-6

Monday 1/16: Genesis 8-11

Tuesday 1/17: Joshua 11-15

Wednesday 1/18: Psalms 6-8

Thursday 1/19: Job 5-6

Friday 1/20: Isaiah 12-17

Saturday 1/21: Matthew 5-7


Click here for the full 52-week reading plan.

Jan 13 2017

Bulletin 1/15/17

Click here for Sunday’s bulletin.


Church Council
Church council will meet Sunday following the service.  If you are a committee or department head, please stay for this meeting.

Wednesday Activities
• 6:30   Children’s choir/TeamKid
• 6:30   Adult Bible study
• 6:40   Youth Bible study
• 7:30   Choir rehearsal

Come join us on Wednesday nights!  Kids of all ages are invited to children’s choir and TeamKid at 6:30 starting in the music room.  Adults are studying biblical discipleship in their Bible study at 6:30 in the fellowship hall.  Youth meet at 6:40 in the basement youth room for Bible study.

Business Meeting and Potato Lunch
Our regular business meeting will be Sunday, January 22 following the service.  Plan to stay afterwards for our youth-sponsored baked potato lunch.  Enjoy a great lunch while supporting our youth group!

2017 Church Budget
Copies of the proposed church budget for 2017 are available on the counter in the church office.  We will vote on the budget at the business meeting on January 22.

Offering Statements
2016 offering statements are available on the counter in the office.  Please stop by and pick up yours.

Sunday School Meeting
We will have a Sunday School meeting on Sunday, February 5 following the service.  If you are a Sunday School teacher or leader, please plan to attend.

Women on Mission
Women on Mission will meet Sunday, February 5.  Please bring your items for care packages for our recent graduates to this meeting.  A list of items needed is on the counter in the church office.

Soup for Seniors
Women on Mission are collecting food items for LOA’s Soup for Seniors drive.  Winter is a difficult time for our older homebound neighbors. You can make a difference right here in our community by helping us collect the following:

• cans of soup
• crackers
• canned meats such as tuna
• peanut butter
• oatmeal
• canned fruit
• Carnation Instant Breakfast

(No glass containers, please.)  We have a bin for donations in the foyer outside the church office.  We will collect donations through February 5.

Service Cancellations
If our Sunday morning services or Wednesday night activities are cancelled due to inclement weather, we will send out an email, post on Facebook and on the church website, and send the information to Channel 7 and 10.   We may not necessarily follow the county school closings this year.

Amazon Smile
Do you buy from Amazon?  Use Amazon Smile!  Each time you make a purchase through Amazon Smile, the church will receive a donation.
• On your first visit to smile.amazon.com, choose Haran Baptist Church as your organization.
• Then, whenever you shop Amazon, use smile.amazon.com (instead of amazon.com).

Amazon says: Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization.—–

Back Creek Outreach
Don’t forget to save your Box Tops for Education labels for Back Creek.  These labels are on many grocery items such as General Mills cereal, Betty Crocker baking mixes, Bisquick mixes, Green Giant vegetables, Progresso soups, Nature Valley bars, Pillsbury biscuits, Lysol cleaners, and Ziploc, Kleenex, and Hefty products.  You can put your labels in the cardboard church outside the office.




Jan 12 2017

Great Faith!

It is so easy to get out of the “habit” of coming to church over the holidays and when we miss a week due to weather. This is quite frankly a danger we all need to be on guard against. A critical part of our faith walk and growth toward spiritual maturity involves being in community with other believers. One component of that “community” is worshiping together and studying the Word together. We do this on Sunday mornings in Sunday school and our corporate worship time and we do this on Wednesday night during our Bible study times. There are also other opportunities to gather with believers as well but these are the main opportunities the church provides for spiritual growth.

I want to ask you to seriously consider the importance of taking advantage of these opportunities and participating in the community that we are at Haran Baptist Church. We are much like any other family…we have our flaws, we are not perfect and sometimes we even disagree with one another on how things should be done. But our unity is stronger than our divisions and the the most important thing that binds us together is our faith in Jesus. And like most families, more often than not we are great to be a part of! We laugh together, cry together, encourage one another and support one another during the good times and bad. We are the body of Christ and as such we are strengthened by the participation of all the parts. Each part (person) is important and when each part (person) participates and joins in the gathering we as a body are strengthened, encouraged and empowered. Join us this Sunday for Bible study (9:45) and worship (11:00) and be encouraged and strengthened in your faith walk. Not only will you be encouraged, you may very well be the encouragement that someone else needs!

This week will start our new sermon series: “Great Faith.” This series will help us to consider and better understand the great faith we are a part of as members of the body of Christ. This week we consider what the scriptures say about the great God we worship!

Jan 10 2017

Music for Sunday 1/15/17

Oh come, let us sing for joy to the Lord!   Our service this week will be a time of praise to our great and mighty God, just as we are called in Psalm 95:

O come, let us sing for joy to the Lord,
Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
Let us come before His presence with thanksgiving,
Let us shout joyfully to Him with psalms.
For the Lord is a great God
And a great King above all gods.

We’re excited to bring you a new song this week, Unto God, as we come before the One who is due all our honor and glory and praise.  He is the first and the last, He calls the stars by name, and He alone is holy.

You are the first, You are the last;
No one is greater than You, no name is higher;
You never fail, always prevail;
We put our trust in You, God of the breakthrough.

Who counts the stars, calls them by name,
The God of all creation, the King of heaven;
Behold He comes, God’s risen Son,
Enthroned in majesty, His glory surrounds Him.

Holy is the Lord;
We sing holy is the Lord.

Unto God be all of the praise,
For He has done great things,
So forever we will sing to You.

Forever we will sing to Him–throughout all our time on earth and then through all eternity.  Since the earliest days of history, down to this very day, mankind has poured out our praise to our Maker through song.  That’s the heritage we have to draw from in church music!  Our service includes songs both old and new, and all our congregational songs this week are classic hymns of the faith: from Praise to the Lord, the Almighty which was written in 1680 to How Great Thou Art  from 1949.

Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of creation!
O my soul, praise Him, for He is your health and salvation!
Come, all who hear; now to His temple draw near,
Join me in glad adoration.

Praise to the Lord! O let all that is in me adore Him!
All that has life and breath, come now with praises before Him.
Let the Amen sound from His people again;
Gladly forever adore Him.

Come join your voice with ours as we shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation!

Unto God: words by Joth Hunt.  Copyright 2012 Planetshakers Ministries.  How Great Thou Art: words translated and adapted by Stuart K. Hine.  Copyright 1949, 1953 by The Stuart Hine Trust.

Jan 09 2017

Happening This Week 1/9-1/15

Monday 1/9
• No men’s meeting

Wednesday 1/11
• Children’s choir/TeamKid, 6:30 p.m.
• Adult Bible study, 6:30 p.m.
• Youth Bible study, 6:40 p.m.
• Choir rehearsal, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday 1/15
• Band rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
• Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
• Worship service, 11:00 a.m.
• Church council, 12:00 p.m.

Due to our service cancellation last Sunday, we will have the church council meeting this Sunday (January 15) and the business meeting on January 22.

Jan 07 2017

Services Cancelled

Services are cancelled for Sunday, January 8.  Stay safe and warm!

Jan 05 2017

Great Faith

Happy New Year!! If your family is like my family the past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind. We have spent time shopping, cooking, visiting and worshiping and we are ready to get back into the regular routine of life. As the New Year starts and life begins to get back to ‘normal’ I want to encourage you to get back into the regular habit of worship. I believe in my heart that this coming year God has great things in store for our church. However if you aren’t gathering with us for Sunday school, worship AND Bible study you may miss out on some of those things. I know in my own life I have always benefited more from first hand experiences of God’s grace and provision more than hearing those stories second hand. So start the New Year off right with a fresh commitment to join together with your church family for worship, Bible study and fellowship.

As we begin this year we will begin with a new sermon series titled “Great Faith.” Through this short series we will consider various aspects of the Christian faith that make it so great. Sunday we start with a sermon titled “We Worship a Great God.” We will consider several passages of scripture but our two primary passages will be Psalm 95:1-3 and Psalm 145:1-3. It is my goal through this series to help have a better understanding of and be more sure in our knowledge of Great Faith! We serve/worship a mighty God who has gone to great lengths for us, the pinnacle of His creation. Join us this Sunday as we consider some of the realities of our great faith and our great God!


Jan 02 2017

From Our Service 1/1/17

Jan 02 2017

Happening This Week 1/2-1/8

Monday 1/2
• Deacons’ meeting, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday 1/4
• Youth Bible study, 6:40 p.m.
• No choir rehearsal

Thursday 1/5
• Finance Committee meeting
• Band rehearsal, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday 1/8
• Band rehearsal, 8:45 a.m.
• Sunday School, 9:45 a.m.
• Worship service, 11:00 a.m.
• Church council, 12:00 p.m.

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