PRAYER AND FASTING
You are all invited to attend the next Day of Prayer and Fasting, to be held at the church on Saturday 20 September 2014, from 6am to 6pm. A detailed programme will soon be posted on the church notice board.
DISCIPLESHIP CLASSES FOR NEW BELIEVERS/MEMBERS
Being a disciple encompasses more than just asking Christ in, and goes far beyond baptism. Our conversion, our acceptance of Christ as Saviour, is the beginning, the entrance, into the faith and Christian life. It does not stop there! It starts there! This series is for new believers in the Lord and those who need the foundations of discipleship in their faith walk. This follows the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20), the final admonition Jesus gave to His disciples during His earthly ministry. The emphasis of this series is on understanding discipleship (concept, basis, conditions, etc) and the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of a Disciple. The series will cover 8 sessions: one session per week every Thursday from 6-7pm, starting Thursday, September 25, 2014. To participate, please register with Mrs Boitumelo Maruza at the Church Office (tel. 3184082) before Tuesday, September 23.
Please note that there will be Communion during both morning services next week.
ATTENTION SUNDAY SCHOOL PARENTS
Dear Parents, Sunday School lessons begin this week. We appreciate your help once again in ensuring that the children return each Sunday with the cards that they receive for the lessons. This is very important for continuity. We are continuing in our series of lessons that map out the plan of salvation through the Old Testament into the New Testament. The aim is to teach the children the stories, in chronological order as they happened in the Bible, and for them to be able to repeat and tell them in that order. The cards help with this. Please encourage them to tell you the stories at home in the correct order each week to help them learn.
SINGLES BUSINESS SEMINAR
As announced at our last meeting, the Singles Ministry will be holding a business seminar on the 13th September 2014 at OBC from 11.00am. The topics to be covered include: tithes and savings, business investment, debt management, choosing a career and personal growth in career. We encourage everyone to come and, please, bring a friend from outside OBC.
MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION FORM
Those who were accepted into membership of OBC during the last Quarterly General Meeting held on August 3 2014 are reminded to return the membership information forms to the Church Office during the week or scan and send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
Will the following people kindly contact the church office on 3184082 asap concerning their membership forms. Buhle Mushonga, Edmore Mushonga, Clyde Bajarias, Khumoyame Mmereki and Ousumani Phiri. Thanks you for your cooperation.
May OBC library customers please return overdue books to the library. God bless you as you do this. Contact Comfort Arua (75074747).
We regret to announce the passing of Mr. Chike Oranye’s father in Nigeria this past week. He turned 97 years old on the 29th of August 2014. Please keep the family in prayer during this time.
THE GOSPEL GROUP/ NEW PRISONS MINISTRY
The months of August and September will be reserved for training in how to use the OBC Gospel Group tract and discussing an effective way of presenting your personal testimony when witnessing to somebody. The next meeting of the Gospel Group will be held on Thursday 11th September, 2014 commencing at 5.30pm.
MANYANA SPORTS OUTREACH: 4th – 5th October 2014
By the Grace of God, this year’s event is going to be bigger, over 2 days, with over 140 participants from Gaborone! There will be 6 under 17 football teams (including AFM Gaborone) and 4 under 17 netball teams. Other activities will be door-to-door evangelism (OBC Gospel Group), Revival Concert (X-Caliber/OBC Youth), Radically Different Concert (FTN Rally Team), health awareness stalls (BOSASNet, MVA, FTN, Ministry Of Health, VMSAC etc) and OBC Cycling Club.
Visits to the Livingstone Tree/Mogonye Gorge/rock paintings during free periods. URGENT PLEA FOR ASSISTANCE TO CATER FOR MEALS, TRANSPORT AND INCENTIVE PRIZES. Register your donation and contribution at the Missions desk or call the Sports Office (3184082).
JOGGING AND EXERCISE SESSIONS
As the weather gets warmer, a number of OBC members have enquired about meeting early on Saturday mornings for short jogging, stretches and exercise around the picnic trails. The sessions will be coordinated by the Sports Office. For more information contact Joshua Tlangae (72743193)
“MEN AT HEART” BOOT CAMP
A men’s retreat for over 18s. An appointment with God. Authentic encounter. Irreversible change. No pressure. No posing. The venue: The Woodpecker, Notwane. Arrive: Thursday afternoon 13 November. Depart: Sunday 16 November, after lunch . Based on the book “Wild at heart” by John Eldredge. Presented on video by John Eldredge and his team. Register at the table on the corridor after the services today or call: John Chomba 75780403; Lenos Ngugi 71599353; Ngoni Chiswiti 71884788; Peter Healy 71311367
COUPLES NIGHT – BY THE NAVIGATORS BOTSWANA
The Navigators Botswana Couples Group is organizing a ‘Married Couples Night’ on Friday 19th September from 6:30 to 10 pm in the OBC Conference Centre.The theme is ‘Rekindle the Fun and Laughter in Your Marriage’ There will be a P50 contribution per person towards the cost of dinner and the facilities. There will be registration after each service today and next Sunday. For more details, contact Francis Nyathi 71654514 or Stella Mzumara 7617963.
As plans are underway for our 2014 Pastors’ Conference to be held 8 – 10 of September, please pray for those coming to attend and speak and for how you could help. We will need food servers, receptionists, donations of biscuits, rice, samp and mealie meal. See further details on the Missions bulletin board. Thank you in advance for your prayers!
IN PREPARATION FOR THE SEPTEMBER PASTORS’ CONFERENCE:
Pray for God to inspire pastors from all over Botswana to attend.
Pray for those lecturing and helping in facilitating the conference.
Pray for God’s Word to be spread and His kingdom to grow as a result.
Pray for your involvement:
Host guest pastor(s)
Assist in registration, food service, room set up/ clean up, transportation.
Donations needed include: rice, mealie meal, onions, tomatoes, butternut, beetroot, bottled water, biscuits, sweets, etc.
If you know of a pastor who would like to attend, please collect a registration form from the Missions desk to give him.
Please bring donations to the Church Office any week day between 8:30 and 13:00 or 14:00 and 17:00.