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Special Congregational Meeting

THIS Sunday, January 27th, following the Worship Service we will be having a brief congregational meeting to discuss a new financial plan that the Elders have put into place to help manage our budget. Everyone is welcome to attend, but we would like to specifically ask all of our members to please make plans to join us.

Fair Volunteer Meeting!!

We want to love the people of Hardee County by serving, blessing and encouraging them at the Hardee County Fair, February 16-23, 2019. To volunteer to help, sign up through our app by clicking here, and completing the Fair volunteer Form. A fair volunteer meeting will be held on Sunday, February 10th, after the morning worship service. Lunch will be served and childcare will be provided during the volunteer meeting.

New Sermon Series!

Family Football Funday!!

Make plans to join us for our annual Family Football Funday
on Superbowl Sunday (February 3rd)!!

Adult Life Groups

Join Katie Taylor for a time of scripture study and learning using canvas & paint as tools to memorize Bible verses. This class is for AGE 11 & UP ONLY!
Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30 AM
January 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26
Tuesdays, 6:00-7:30 PM
January 29
February 5, 12, 19, 26

Class size is limited. The cost is $5 per person per class and MUST be pre-paid due to supplies being purchased. You can sign up by clicking here for January or here for February.

Childcare is not provided | Meets at the Church
If you aren’t yet a part of a life group, it’s not too late! Check out the groups offered and make plans to join one today.  For more information, contact life group leaders directly, or send an email to

Writing God’s Word on Our Hearts For Kids (February)!!

This group is led by Katie Taylor and is for children in grades K-5th. It uses art as a way to memorize scripture. This class will be held on Saturday, February 9th, from 10:00-11:30 AM. Parent (or other responsible adult) MUST attend with the child, and can just supervise OR pay for another spot and paint as well. Class size is limited to 20 painting spots total. The cost is $5 per person and MUST be pre-paid due to supplies being purchased. Click here to sign up for this class (you MUST sign up through this form).

Generations Cafe

Missionary Update from Justin & Steffani

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Wow, what a year 2018 has been! As we approach the end of this year and anticipate another, we hope you’ve seen the Lord move in amazing ways. Our prayer for you is that you would enjoy His full and abundant blessings in the year to come.
It’s been a rather big year for us, namely with the birth of our son in Spain! He’s a gift from God and a true joy for us as a couple. It’s hard to believe he is now a moving, talking 8 month old.
Next week is a big deal for us; we celebrate 4 years of marriage on New Year’s Eve (Justin’s pro tip for forgetful single men- get married on an easy to remember date) and in one week, we fly ‘home’ to the states to begin a new season of ministry.
Please pray for us, and especially for little David, as he adjusts to a 7-hour time change. Please also pray for us as we readjust to life in the U.S., reconnect with family and friends, and begin our new ministry.
For those who have asked about how to support our ministry in the new year, we would like to say thanks so much for planning in advance! We hope and pray you’ll continue on with us in this new venture with GO Ministries as we work alongside building up kingdom businesses in the Dominican Republic! To God be the glory!
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With “Hemming Family” in the memo

Missionary Update from the Sudsberry Family

Puerto Rico – Part 2

I see hopelessness in their eyes.

As you know the island of Puerto Rico was struck by Hurricane Maria a little over a year ago. This was the talking point where many of our conversations began or moved toward. Whether we were out in a community or working with pastors and church leaders someone always said, “before Maria”, or “after Maria.” It was clear that this storm changed an entire people group. Our last night together on the island our team was sitting together and talking over our observations and experiences. The one observation that is standing out to me right now was this:

“I can see the hopelessness in their eyes.”

The country has lost thousands of jobs and thus thousands of people to mainland US since hurricane Maria in 2017. Church leaders all shared how they have lost key people in their churches. Families have been moved apart. The storm impacted every area of their lives.

In the Gospel of Mark we read how Jesus healed a man who was blind. One of the fascinating pieces here was the response the blind man had when Jesus healed him by wiping dirt mixed with spit on his eyes. Jesus puts the mud mixture on the man’s eyes and Jesus asks, “What do you see?” The blind man says, “that he sees people and they look like trees.” So Jesus does it again and asks the man again, “what do you see?”  Verse 26 says, “his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.” Mark 8:22-26
I can see hopelessness in the people’s eyes. His sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
Church, If it is possible to see hopelessness , then it is also possible to see hope.
One of the Pastors who joined us, drove 2 hours to sit with us. This man started a church 30 years ago. His face was weathered. He looked tired. After some time together he said I believe God wants me to start two more churches before I die. In that moment his eyes lit up. A smile broke across his face.
Jesus is our hope.
He is hope for the hopeless.
The Gospel is Good News!
In the picture above you can see the hope that the four of us have in our Lord! As we continue to build out a plan to equip, support, and encourage local leaders in Puerto Rico please be praying with us.
Much love,
Ryan & Lori, Ethan, Keagan, & Callie
Or: GO Ministries
11501 Plantside Drive
Suite 14
Louisville, KY. 40299
memo: Sudsberry