Week of Prayer for International Missions 12/3 - 12/9
Week of Prayer Calendar of Activities and Emphases:
Monday, December 4th - Eat at an International Restaurant and pray for the restaurant staff [RBC Missions Committee Recommends: La Libertad (Salvadorian Restaurant- Pelham), Red Pearl (Asian Restaurant- Homewood) , Taste of Thailand (Hoover) ,
Taj India (Southside)]
Tuesday, December 5th - Join us for prayer at 10am in the RBC prayer room
Wednesday, December 6th - International Missions Study and Taste from Around the World (Dinner starts at 5:15, Study at 6)
Thursday, December 7th - Prayer at the WMU Office 10am
Friday, December 8th - Watch an International Movie or a movie on International Missions. Pray for those missionaries and the cultures represented by the movie.
(RBC Missions Committee Recommends: The Insanity of God, The End of the Spear , Beyond the Gates of Splendor, or Bride and Prejudice)
Saturday, December 9th - Shop at an International Market and pray for the shop owners, the customers, and at the cultures they represent.
(RBC Missions Committee Recommends: Brazil Market- Pelham, Super Oriental Market/Red Pearl- Homewood, Mi Pueblo- Pelham & Homewood)
International Missions Study Wednesday, December 6th @ 6pm:
Our 2017 International Missions Study will focus on the people and places that God has allowed our church family to encounter and experience over the past years. We will have “Taste Around the World” - samplings of several types of International foods. We Will also hear from members of our congregation who have had a meaningful experiences with people from different backgrounds and contexts. We will also unveil various international missions opportunities for 2018. 3 ways you can participate:
As a church we are committed to making disciples of all nations through knowing and going- we make ourselves aware of the needs of our community, our nation and our world (know) and we take steps to meet those needs through local missions projects and domestic and international missions trips (go).
We have regularly scheduled missions opportunities in Shelby Co., and Birmingham with organizations like the Shelby Baptist Association and Jessie’s Place. Additionally, we partner with other agencies in the work they are doing through participation in their ministry activity and special collections.
We want to be a church that is consistently active in meeting the needs of others and bringing the good news of the Gospel to the nations and make Christ-centered, relationship driven disciples of all people.