Bible Fellowship Church
26835 Columbia
Hemet, California    92544   951-652-8558

Announcements for the middle of November

route 66 with bkgrndHAPPY THANKSGIVING!  What an amazing time of year this is as we take time to truly count the ways in which God has blessed us.  Sometimes the positive events are small but at the end of the year, they have added up to something that is greater than the sum of the parts.  Bible Fellowship Church has much to be thankful for.  We have a super duper new Associate Pastor in Jason Stewart.  We have opportunities ahead where we can add two more gifted staff people: a music person and youth ministries person!  We have a congregation that treats each other like family–caring and sharing throughout the year.  We are a debt-free church–and in this day that is a huge positive.  If you want a really strenuous exercise this next year, keep a personal journal of things to be thankful for each day.  At the end of the year, if you do about 3 a day, you will have more than 1000 reasons to praise God.  But it’s hard work! 

Route 66: A Chronological Journey through the Bible will take a look at the 400 years in between the Old and New Testaments as we continue to study the Bible this Sunday, November 23.  Willmington’s Guide to the Bible (see below in the corner for the Book Review) lists several important events in history that happened during this time.  In 334 BC Alexander the Great was on the move, defeating the Persians in 331 and dying in 323 BC.  In 260 BC the Septuagint was translated–a Greek translation of the Old Testament.  In 166 BC the Maccabees in Israel led a revolt against Rome.  In 63 BC Pompey conquered Jerusalem.  In 37 BC Herod was appointed to govern Jerusalem and in 20 BC he began rebuilding and enlarging the Temple in order to curry favor with the Jews (and make himself look good!).  Which will bring us to the First Sunday of Advent next week!!  Another thrilling time of year!

If you are looking for a church home where you can get involved and feel a part of a family, we invite you to join in worship with us.  We have various get-acquainted times during the month and small groups that meet during the week.

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