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

Announcements toward the end of October

route 66 with bkgrndTo add to your wholesome fun this October, visit C. L. Smith on Ramona Expressway and Lyon and tour their great hay maze!!!!  They are open from now until October 31 in the afternoons and evenings, and they have some great home-grown organic pumpkins for sale as well!

Bible Fellowship Church has as its philosophy “Love God. Love others. Serve the world.”  Since 1976, we have sought to equip the people who attend our services to do just that.  And one of the things that we feel strongly about is our involvement in the political process.  We do not publicly endorse candidates or programs, but we encourage you to VOTE without fail.  If you are going to be out of town, get an absentee ballot now and do the research to make good decisions that will most certainly impact our lives, the community around us and the rest of the world.  Our votes matter.  We encourage you to consider biblical values as you mark your ballot.  Does your candidate take a stand for life–both at the beginning and the end?  Does he or she believe that people need to be able to get jobs and work?  Does your party support the constitution of this country?  Do you know if your candidate votes for programs that are moral and good for the welfare of our country?  You can find online information or you can ask somebody you know for more information.  But whatever, don’t neglect to vote on November 3.

 Route 66: A Chronological Journey through the Bible is coming to the end of the Old Testament!  This Sunday, October 26, we will be looking at one of the most amazing passages in the entire Bible–in my opinion!  I love this passage: Zechariah 14.  Zechariah was a prophet to the Jews who returned to Jerusalem from Babylon after 70 years of captivity.  His job was to encourage the rebuilding of the Temple so that the future of Israel would be secured in God’s plan.  But as in many of the prophets, his words had application in 520-480BC while also looking ahead to talk about events that will happen when Jesus comes back to earth.  First, in Zechariah 14:4, it says that  Jesus’ feet will stand on the Mount of Olives which faces Jerusalem and the whole mountain will be split in two by a huge earthquake, creating a river running east and west.  Then there will be a battle with God fighting for the remnant of Israel, and eventually the LORD will be King over all the earth!  Can it get any more exciting than that in our future?  And why do we hesitate to tell our friends and neighbors about Jesus?  This is important stuff so bring someone to church with you on Sunday!

Currently we are involved with our missionaries Amos and Mary Miamen who live in Liberia and are on the front lines of the fight against ebola.  We have sent them money to provide clean water and materials to help with sanitation–both practically and educationally.  The civil war has destroyed a good deal of the morale in the country and Amos and Mary are sharing the Gospel of Jesus and giving physical help to the communities around them.  Pray for their safety and for the safety of their son and his family.

In our community we have been constant supporters of My City Life Youth, Life Choice Services, Don Jentes, the hospital chaplain and Valley Restart.  Most recently we have added Calicinto Ranch as well. And Calicinto is having a Thanksgiving dinner soon and could use your help!  Volunteer to Debbie Petter (927-5589).  Any of these groups could use your help if you are feeling God calling you to get involved in serving Him.
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