Seven people have recently expressed interest in joining Christ Covenant OPC, and visitors are coming to worship. Praise God for this growth, and pray that more visitors will attend worship regularly. While a sale does not appear to be imminent, the Lutheran church building that the congregation is renting is on the market. The lease runs through March. Pray for wisdom for the congregation as they make decisions regarding their meeting place. Pastor Brandon Wilkins reports that the congregation volunteers at a local food pantry once a month, and has a worship service at a local nursing home several times a year. The adult Sunday school class is studying the book Two Ways to Live. Pray that this training will equip members of Christ Covenant
Two people were added to Reformation OPC in 2012. Already in 2013, several families have begun visiting regularly. Reformation has a good building to worship in, but the location is not ideal. Pastor Joseph Fowler asks us to pray for wisdom as the congregation considers moving to a more strategic location. The congregation will soon begin volunteering at the Salvation Army, serving breakfast one Saturday morning a month. One family in the church has begun distributing home made bread along with information about the church. Pastor Fowler is preaching a sermon series on evangelism and is encouraging the congregation to take advantage of outreach opportunities that exist around them. Pray that they will “be intentional in calling the lost of
The condition of the building that Wolf River Presbyterian Church now shares with three separate Pentecostal congregations has continued to deteriorate. Please pray that God will soon provide a suitable and affordable place to worship. Attendance at worship has decreased with the loss of some regular visitors. Despite these temporary setbacks, Pastor Mark Winder reports that the congregation is not discouraged. In fact, the body is growing in maturity and in love for one another. Praise God for young people who enjoy fellowship together, and for a worldview and culture class that Mark has begun teaching. Wolf River has had a good response to its internet presence, including hundreds of people listening to Pastor Winder’s sermons on the Wolf
The 2013 Church Planter Training Conference is being held January 8-10 at Lake Sherwood OPC in Orlando, Florida. Please pray for safety in travel, a rich time of fellowship, learning, and encouragement as the men who began their OP church planting ministries in 2012 and other invited guests travel to Orlando from throughout the United States to meet together with the Home Missions staff.
Pastor Tim Beauchamp and the people of Pleasant Mountain OPC praise God for his goodness in 2012 as they prepare for the coming year. The congregation ended the year with a well-attended prayer and praise gathering. A recent Sunday school class focused on the book Planting an Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Quarterly meetings are planned to assess progress towards becoming an organized Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Pray for unity in this process. Plans are being made to hold periodic evangelistic Bible studies based on John Blanchard’s Ultimate Questions. Pray too for wisdom in using the building’s limited space to best serve the adults and the twenty children in the congregation and for efforts to establish young people’s activities for