Grilled Trout Dinner

trout dinner

The Senior High Youth are having a Grilled Trout Dinner this Saturday, November 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

$7.00/plate (Chicken will be available for those who don’t enjoy trout)

Please RSVP by Friday, November 16th. You can RSVP Online HERE! 

Thank you for your support of our youth!

A Message from Pastor Warren

Relief from Our Stress and Worries

Sometimes when our stress and worries get us down we think the grass is greener on the other side—we think surely our friends, neighbors or coworkers do not have the burdens we bear. But, as King Saul and King David in the Old Testament would agree, no one is immune from dealing with life’s difficult issues.

 

When I was a child, the word “melancholy” was used to describe when someone was stressed, depressed or just worn out. I have dealt with those issues, too, and praise God for deliverance from the worry of my soul. To lose the joy of our salvation and let the worries of this world cause us to become weary or sink into depression is against the scripture and Jesus’ teachings.

 

David prayed,

 

“I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.”

 

 

A Message from Pastor Warren

Marriage a Sacred Covenant

Over my 30 plus years in ministry I have performed 100 plus marriages. Unfortunately, over 50% of them have ended in divorce. Before I officiate a wedding, I counsel couples about what to expect from marriage because I know the glow of the honeymoon will fade. I do not claim to have all the answers, but I do know the pain and rejection of splitting up is almost unbearable for all involved. Our homes and marriages are under attack—if we are not vigilant in protecting them, we have already lost the war. Marriage is hard work—I truly believe it is the hardest thing any of us will do in life—and it takes two people who are committed to each other through thick and thin to make it work.

I believe it took Camilla and I 15 years of marriage before we really knew what we had. We are dedicated to each other, on peaks and in valleys, until the end. We are not just married we are best friends, confidants and each other’s biggest supporter. Though in turbulent times one of us gives more than the other, most of the time it is a 50-50. We love our children and our grandchildren, but after our love of God, there is nothing more important than our marriage. As Camilla will tell you our marriage is not perfect, but it is pretty great, and we wish each of you could know the joy we have in the peace and security God has given us in each other. Feeling Camilla’s love every day, in spite of, whatever mistakes I make, helps me to understand God’s unconditional love even more.

With all the pressure on marriage from the secular world, we are not doing all we can for you if we do not help you stay married. There is nothing we as parents can do for our children that is more important than having the best marriage possible. Whether you are a long-time married couple, newlyweds, divorced, engaged or a teen who wonders how marriage can work in today’s world, this message is for you. If I can be any help to you, your spouse, or your family, please let me know.

 

What’s Happening This Week at Prospect

CAR & BIKE SHOW                    OCT. 20

Join us anytime 9-4 for Bar-B-Que, Burgers, Music, Fun. Bring an unopened toy to donate to the toy drive. It will be a great day to enjoy fellowship together.

MEN’S MEETING                        OCT. 15

Join us at 6:30 in the fellowship hall for food, fellowship and fun.

WEDNESDAY SUPPER               OCT. 17

This week we will serve chicken/Rice, Corn, and Green Beans. Be sure you have signed up if attending by Tuesday noon.

GOLDEN AGE                              OCT. 18

Off Campus! If you are 50+ join us as we travel to Jaemor Farms in Alto, GA. We will meet in the lower parking lot to leave at 8:45/9:00.

CHANGE THE WORLD DAY    OCT. 20

We will collect packages of rice to donate through Oct. 17. Help us help someone else.

MS YOUTH                                    OCT. 31

Middle School youth are going to Hallelujah Night at Starlite Family Fun Center. Cost is $2 for skating, laser tag, pizza and drinks. Limited space (only 10 spots available). Must let Rachel know if you want to attend.

SET THIS DATE ASIDE             NOV. 3

Our dear “family” at Prospect please join us in the fellowship hall on Nov. 3. We want to CELEBRATE each of you and what you have meant to us for as long as 32 years for some of you!!! Details to follow. We look forward to seeing you. Larry & Candee Brandau

A Message from Pastor Warren

“GOT JESUS?”

What does it mean if you say, “I’ve Got Jesus?” Most Christians would probably say we try to live each day knowing we have Jesus in our hearts. As United Methodists that also means giving our prayers, time, talent, tithe, and witness. To give a tenth of each of these would be a gracious gift—some may give more time and talent, when others can share more prayers or tithe. All of these are important and are testimony of our faith to those around us.

I encourage you to be here as much as you can. You will be amazed at the love of Christ you see on the faces of our church family and our visitors. Encourage those you know to be here as we share the joy and hope found only in Christ.

As the Prospect church family, rather than, “Got Jesus?” I believe we should say “Got Jesus!” It is an exclamation that we have Him and wish to share His love with everyone we meet. I am so very proud to be your pastor and friend.

 

Hallelujah Hoopla Help!

This year the Hallelujah Hoopla will look a little different. We are asking groups, Sunday School Classes, and/or Families to sign up for a space. You will be in charge of decorating that space, providing a game for the children to play, and providing volunteers for that space during the Hoopla.  Think of it as an “Indoor Trunk or Treat”. Prospect Kids has several games available for use, but they will be on a first come, first served basis.  Prospect Kids will also help supply candy and prizes for your games.  Space is limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis. Register early!!

If you can’t sponsor a “Space” at the Trunk or Treat, please see other ways you can help at the bottom of the registration form.

Below you will find a copy of the registration form. Please print this and return it to the church office, to Gincy Moon, or in the offering plate on Sunday.  If you have any questions, please contact Gincy Moon at gincy@prospect.church.

Hoopla Registration

A Message From Pastor Warren

“Open Our Eyes That We May See”

In the Old Testament story in II Kings 6:8-23, armies of Aram and Israel were at war. During the night the king of Aram sent his armies to surround Dothan in the hope of capturing Elisha, the prophet Israel. In the morning when Elisha’s servant saw the army of horses and chariots surrounding the city, he was afraid and asked Elisha what to do. Elisha answered, “Don’t be afraid. Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” After Elisha prayed, God opened the servant’s eyes so he could see hills full of horses and chariots of fire from God surrounding Elisha with protection.

Just like Elisha’s servant, when we are struggling with family issues, job stress, illness or just everyday life we sometimes forget God is always with us. We try to deal with problems on our own and our human will prevent us from seeing and feeling God working for us. There are times in our lives when circumstances bring us to our knees and it is there we remember that only He can give us the hope and the peace we seek.

My prayer for each of us is that God would open our eyes that we may see Him working in our lives, feel His love for us and know our hope is in Him alone. When we open our hearts and souls to the Holy Spirit, we seek His will for our lives and find the good God desires for us. We come together today to worship and praise Him who is for us finding the love and peace of Christ in this place.

 

A Message From Pastor Warren

DO WHAT?

Many times, we face what appear to be impossible odds with something in our lives. It could be a challenge with our children, a job, a spouse—we feel beaten and we did not even know there was a contest. We wake up each day wanting a “normal life” with problems that work themselves out by the time we are headed back to bed. But, we find out pretty early that life is not always like we plan—it is sometimes hard with no clear answer in sight.

While change is sometimes a positive thing, having constancy and reliability in our lives is reassuring. The only thing in our lives that does not change is God. In Malachi 3:6, He said, “I the Lord do not change.” If we want to have an oasis of peace and comfort, in the midst of a changing world, there is only one place we can go—running into His arms.

When we count on God by realizing that only He can provide an unshakeable foundation for all that we do, He counts on us to do His work in this world. Sometimes He asks us to do what we might consider ridiculous so that he can do the impossible—just ask Joshua or Naaman. These men of the Old Testament were told to do things that might cause any one of us today to think, “Uh, I don’t think so.” But they did what they were asked, in spite of how outrageous it may have sounded.

Let us seek only to do His will, whether it sounds ridiculous or strange to our human ears. God can do the impossible with and for us if we listen for His guidance in our lives.

Prayers and Cards for Officer Cooper

This coming Sunday and the next couple of Sundays we will be collecting for Officer Matt Cooper of the Covington Police Department who was shot in the line of duty this past week. Officer Cooper is at Grady Hospital in serious condition. He and his wife (a teacher in the Newton County School System) have two small children.

There will be baskets in the foyers to collect items. If you would like to donate gift cards, get well—praying for you cards, snack items that can be utilized at the hospital for family members, or whatever you can think of that will help a family in this situation.

If you want to donate money, you may place in the offering plate. Please put cash in an envelope clearly marked for Officer Cooper. Checks can be made out to Prospect clearly marked for Officer Cooper; we will see the money gets to his family.

This family will appreciate all your prayers and whatever else you feel you want to contribute.

Questions, please call the church office or email Gloria (770-786-6303 or gloria@prospect.church).

Thank you,

Pastor Warren Huddleston