OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOE BOXES— This weekend begins our 23rd year of bringing the Good News and Great Joy of Jesus to children around the world through a simple shoe box gift. Pick-up your plastic or cardboard boxes on Solomon’s Porch beginning October 19. For questions or if you have an interest in serving, please contact Rick Riehman at email@example.com or (619) 985-5317.
HOPE IN THE STREETS outreach to families in need in Escondido is on Saturday, October 19. We will meet at Maranatha at 10:00am. We could use some help on Thursday, October 17 from 5:00 – 7:00pm in the Fellowship Hall where we will sort clothing and pack groceries in preparation for the outreach. Sign-up online to receive email reminders for future outreach events.
FALL CRAFTS FAIR— Operation Christmas Child is looking for volunteers and crafters for our Fall Crafts Fair at Maranatha Christian School. The fair will be held Saturday, October 26 from 9:00-2:00pm on the MCS courtyard. For more info please contact Gloria Bias at 858 335-7486 or firstname.lastname@example.org
AWANA TACO FEST IS BACK!— Join us this Sunday for some great tacos on Solomon’s Porch and help us support kids attending Leadership Camp.
REASONABLE FAITH APOLOGETICS CONFERENCE— On November 21-23, Biola Apologetics is partnering with the Evangelical Philosophical Society and Maranatha to bring 30 of the top apologists and philosophers in the world together for the goal of better equipping Christians. Leading Christian scholars including J.P. Moreland, William Lane Craig, and Sean McDowell will teach at this highly anticipated three-day conference. Go to maranathachapel.org/events to register.
NEWS FROM MCS— Representatives will be on Solomon’s Porch this Sunday to answer questions you have about their programs. There are many events scheduled at MCS that you don’t want to miss. See how MCS is thriving and hear about the mission of Maranatha’s largest ministry. Stop by and learn about MCS’ committment to Christian education. Visit MaranthaChristianSchools.org to discover more.
MEN’S TRAINING CAMP— New start time: 6:45pm on Tuesdays in the Fellowship Hall. We are beginning a new series about the relational areas of our lives and how to keep a healthy spiritual balance. Don’t miss it! Email email@example.com for more info.
INTENTIONAL PARENTING CONFERENCE— This two-day conference is coming to Maranatha on Friday and Saturday, November 1-2. Authors Phil and Diane Comer will walk parents through the practicalities of raising passionate Jesus followers. You will hear encouraging stories of others, get answers to key parenting questions, and formulate your own plan for a successful road ahead. Go to maranathachapel.org/events for early bird registration.
TO THE JEW FIRST: Reaching Our Jewish Friends for Yeshua— Beginning Monday, October 21 you will have the opportunity to learn from Rabbi Barney Kasdan and others on how you can engage our Jewish friends with the love of Yeshua. It is estimated that there are 100,000 Jewish people living in San Diego! If you know, work with, or have a soft spot for the Jewish people living all around us, this class is for you!! Learn more and register at register at maranathabiblecollege.org
LAMPLIGHTERS— Is there someone in your life that you would like to see come to a saving relationship with Jesus? What if God wants to use you to share Christ with them? Do you feel prepared to do that? Come learn how to share your faith and lead people into a personal relationship with Christ! Please join us this November on Sundays from 8:30-10:00am in room C208.
JR HIGH COSTUME PARTY— Thrive is having a huge costume party on Wednesday, October 30. The cost at the door will be $10 and includes unlimited pizza, soda, photo booth, “pie your leader” game, pumpkin painting, worship, and a “Hungry Hippos” bounce house!
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE— At Maranatha we love kids and have great programs for them during the services and throughout the week. These programs are successful through the efforts of our amazing volunteers. If you’d like to join the team write CM Volunteer on the connection card and we will contact you.
WEEKLY & MONTHLY MINISTRIES: _____
MONDAY NIGHT STUDY— Join us at 7:00pm in the bookstore for worship and fellowship as we continue our study in the Book of ACTS!
SUNDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY begins in the Gospel of Mark this Sunday. Join us in the Bookstore at 6:00pm. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for info.
THURSDAY NOON-TIME BIBLE STUDY with Pastor Doug Dorsey. Enjoy great fellowship and a Bible study in the bookstore from 12:00-1:00pm.
OCC KNITTING & CROCHETING— Bless a child with a handmade washcloth for Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes. No experience is necessary and you can work at home. Training and fellowship every 2nd Saturday from 9:00 -11:00am in room C209. Contact Erika at (951) 733-1224 or email@example.com
DIVINE QUILTS— Ladies, join us the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 6pm in the foyer for sewing, fun, and fellowship! Beginners and experienced quilters are welcome. Email firstname.lastname@example.org