The Duncan Banner


October 28, 2012

Area church briefs


DUNCAN — West Side Christian Church

Terry Schlein is pastor. The choir will meet for rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Birthday Club will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Vineyard Tea Room in the Canterbury Cottage. For information, call the church at 580-255-2825.

Immanuel Baptist Church

Adults and teens met for a joint service in the Worship Center and were able to preview the long awaited and worked on Judgment House. The Judgment House is a special church-wide project envisioned by high school student Matt Crook. As he spoke months ago to the church about his dream of serving the community in this way, teens and adults jumped on board helping with stage sets, learning lines and becoming actors and actresses for the special program. The performances began Thursday and will continue 6 to 9 p.m. today, Sunday, Oct. 28. Churches in Duncan and its surrounding areas are invited to make plans to bring their teen youth groups and adults to walk through “The Judgment House.”

The annual “Trunk O’ Treats” event is Wednesday and open to all church members and neighborhood children. Cars with decorated trunks filled with treats will be in the church parking lot, to give to the children who come to this event. The church is located one block north of the East Main St. Love’s on Second St.

Free hot dogs will be served that evening in the parking lot while the church treats the children with candy from their car trunks. Choir will meet at 7:30 p.m. following “Trunk O’ Treats.”

Some church members will be working with Abba’s Hands and Hannah’s Hands. Others will be working in a ministry to help the needy with food while giving them an opportunity to work and learn skills to help them with employment. There were many other ministries members had a chance to choose from a wide variety of service projects from filling Christmas shoe boxes to filling car trunks with candy.

Immanuel is collecting gloves and warm caps for the Woodrow Wilson Hornets. The school is in the IBC area and has been “adopted” by the church.

Nov. 10 is an opportunity for area people to support the mission efforts of Immanuel. The ROAR (Reach Out And Run) 5K and 1 mile fun run will be at Halliburton Stadium. One of the events this run supports will be a trip to Ethiopia to assist an orphanage that was recently ravaged by local flooding. For information, call 580-255-0467.

Music minister Brian Holland is leading choir members as they prepare for an exciting Christmas program to be performed in December by the choir. Anyone can join in this event.

Oct. 24 was the Preschool Fall Fest, led by preschool minister, Mandy Robbins. Games, crafts, corndogs, cookies and lots of fun were had by all the younger children that evening accompanied by their parents. While the Fall Fest was taking place, the older children had activities going on that were supervised by Children’s Ministers Barb Spradlin and Kaley Neal.

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Should the date for The World's Largest Garage Sale be changed from the third weekend in July to sometime in October to take advantage of cooler weather like we had this past weekend?

No. It's better in the summer cause kids are out of school.
Yes. More shoppers would come during nice fall weather.
Either time is fine.

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