November Events

October 26, 2015 in Upcoming Events

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All Saints Day ‑ Sunday, November 1st.

Daylight Saving Time Ends ‑ Sunday, November 1st.

Sunday School ‑ Classes for all ages meet at 9:00 AM every Sunday.

Worship ‑ 10:00 AM every Sunday in the Sanctuary.  On November 1st, we will celebrate Communion and an offering will be taken to purchase food for the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack on April 9th, 2016.

Deborah Circle ‑ 12:30 PM Tuesday, November 3rd, in the Fellowship Hall.

Life Change Open Group ‑ 6:30 PM every Tuesday in the Fellowship Hall.

Choir Practice ‑ 6:30 PM Wednesday, November 4th and 18th, in the Choir Room.

Church Women United World Community Day Celebration ‑ 1:30 PM Friday, November 6th, at Memorial Baptist.  Theme:  Bringing Christian women together from different cultural backgrounds to share stories from their Christian journey.  Sister Anne Jude will share stories of her experiences in Nicaragua.  All women are invited; bring a friend!

Punch Fellowship ‑ After worship Sunday, November 8th, in the Fellowship Hall. Read the rest of this entry →

From the Pastor: “To Share the Journey”

October 26, 2015 in From the Pastor

I will lead the blind by a road they do not know, by paths they have not known I will guide them.  I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground.  These are the things I will do, and I will not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16

From Abraham and Sarah who left their homeland at God’s call on the strength of God’s promise.

To the children of Jacob who went to seek food in Egypt and found that God had provided in a way they could not have dreamed.

From the mighty acts of God that delivered Israel from Egypt and led them across the desert to the promised land.

Through the journey in the wilderness when a generation that would not trust God to provide learned that God would sustain them in situations that seemed impossible.

To a new generation which faced and overcame “giants” beyond their strength.

And so the story continued; through the journeys of the exiles, the voice of God calling them home, John the Baptist declaring “prepare the way of the Lord”, and the voice of Jesus saying, “come, follow Me” and “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations”.  The story of God is the story of a people on the move through this world. Read the rest of this entry →

Missionary Profile: Jeni Pedzinski

October 26, 2015 in Missionary Profile

pedzinski Jeni will serve as the senior administrator of the New Life Center Foundation (NLCF) in Thailand.  Established in 1987, the New Life Center serves young ethnic minority (tribal) women who are at risk for, or victims of, human trafficking, forced labor and sexual abuse.  Residents are provided with shelter, education, vocational and life skills training and legal assistance.

Here is Jeni’s story of her call to serve in Thailand: “In August 1996, former missionary Peter Beckwith chose to invest 10 minutes answering the questions of an inquisitive little girl at a World Mission Conference.  As she absorbed his responses, God seemed to be working in her heart.  Peter decided to make another small investment: a 5-yen Japanese coin, to remind her to be attentive to God’s voice in her life.  Seventeen years later, I met Peter again.  He didn’t remember me or our conversation, but I showed him the 5-yen coin that changed my life.  I reminded him of the Parable of the Sower in Mark 4, which says a well-sown seed can produce a crop 100 fold what was planted.  Then I slid across the table a 500-riel bill from the first country I visited in Asia.  As I begin a long-term investment of mission service at the New Life Center Foundation (NLCF) in Thailand, I carry on Peter’s legacy—and the legacy of Christ. Read the rest of this entry →

Community Opportunities

October 26, 2015 in Uncategorized

ManorCare is looking for volunteers to lead a weekly morning devotional in their Memory Care Unit.  Devotionals would be 30-45 minutes long and would include prayer time and singing of familiar hymns.  For details, contact ManorCare at 920-922-7342.

Youth for Christ is holding their Comedy Café Fundraiser on November 9th at the Fondy High School Commons.  Don’t miss this unforgettable evening of desserts, student testimony, and comedian David Dean, helping raise money and awareness for the ministry of YFC throughout the area.   Admission is free but reservations are required.  For more information or to make reservations call 1-866-424-2589 or visit

The Ruby’s Pantry monthly food distribution is on November 12th at Grace Christian Church.  Clients make a $20 donation to help cover operational costs and receive over $100 worth of groceries.  Call Cheryl Meyer at 923-5292 if you would like to volunteer.

Loaves & Fishes

October 26, 2015 in Missions & Ministry

Our next turn serving the Loaves & Fishes meal at Church of Peace to families in need in our community is Monday, November 30th.  Sign up on the bulletin board in the entryway if you would like to provide a pan of lasagna or lasagna casserole, or if you would like to help set up, butter bread, register guests, serve the meal or clean up.

Mozzarella donated by Grandé Cheese and pans will be available in the upstairs kitchen.  Pans of lasagna may be dropped off at Church of Peace at 4:00 PM.  We begin serving take-out at 5:00 and sit-down guests at 5:30.  For more details, talk to Louann Fauska.

Guest Speaker: Rev. Dr. James Reeves – Healing the Wounded Heart

January 26, 2015 in Podcast

On Sunday, January 25, Rev. Dr. James Reeves, spoke at Memorial Baptist Church about developing ways for the church to address the role of the transformation and healing of the heart in becoming more like Jesus.

(Audio File from his message at Memorial Baptist Church – January 25, 2015)

Rev. Dr. James Reeves leading a Memorial Baptist Church Retreat at Camp Tamarack

Pastor Reeves speaking to a group during a retreat teaching the core concepts of ways to minister to the heart


More information:

And because we have had several people curious about his book Refuge, which some of us at MBC have been reading and engaging prior to this retreat, we want to provide a link to it through Christian Book Distributors or Amazon

Running From, Running To

October 26, 2015 in Podcast

Scripture:1 Corinthians 6:12-20

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More Than A Friendly Church

October 26, 2015 in Podcast

Scripture:1 Peter 3:8-12

Right Click to Download:10-18-2015

The God Who Breaks Down Walls

October 26, 2015 in Podcast

Scripture:John 4:1-10

Right Click to Download:10-11-2015

Knowing Our Story

October 26, 2015 in Podcast

Scripture:Acts 17:22-31

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The Extra Mile

October 26, 2015 in Podcast

Scripture:Acts 17:12-15

Right Click to Download:07-05-2015

Telling a Better Story (Footsteps of Paul)

October 26, 2015 in Podcast

Scripture:Ephesians 6:15

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