Take time to get caught up with all of the amazing things going on around Crow Mountain Baptist Church.
What can we say about the year 2020? “Not much good” is the usual answer!
There is a lot of truth to that statement. It definitely was a year that tried our patience and strength. Several have experienced the Covid-19 illness, thankfully those in our congregation recuperated from it successfully. We pray that continues to be the pattern.
We have had losses in our Church due to illness other than Covid-19, one of which was our beloved youth director, Hungly Luu, who struggle with a long-term illness. Others include Shirley Dorrough, Eric Fisher, Don Sukraw, John Barr, and Bill Cloninger. We will miss them all greatly.
So, what does 2021 look like? Hopefully better, but one thing is for sure God is still in control and our prayers can change things. We are going to proceed with faith and trust in our Lord and Savior to lead us through any challenges we experience.
Right now, our Deacons will be meeting January 6 to discuss the path we need to follow. Several things need to be accomplished. 1. Returning to normal services. 2. Searching for a new song director and youth director. 3. How to safely plan Church events in light of the Covid-19 issue. 4. How to prepare for visitation and outreach. 5. Lastly, what events can we safely participate in concerning missions, camp, and etc. Please pray for our Deacons and Leadership as we tackle these issues.
With all of the cultural and political upheaval happening, we as Christians need to keep our focus on Christ and on building and strengthening our faith in these trying times. I believe the Lord is coming soon to take us home, but until then we need to continue on in our journey with Him. God Bless you all and I am praying for you and our Church to experience a great New Year of ministry.
In Christ Service
Thank you to everyone that signed up and filled an Operation Christmas Shoebox for a Child. We had 34 wonderful boxes to be sent out to children in need. If you didn’t get to help and still want to, go to Samaritan’s Purse website and check out the OCC link.
Socks and thoughtful greetings are going to be delivered to Russellville and Dardanelle nursing homes. Thank you everyone that took the time to fill out notes and donate socks. Our residents need our prayers as well. Thank you to our prayer warriors for remembering them.
Pray in January and February that missions will continue, people lost will be found (lost souls and lost persons) and we will all grow strong in the Lord.
WMU is planned for the first Tuesday in January.
Sisters in Christ: Let’s be creative for ideas for ’21.
Sunday January 3 and Sunday January 10 we will have virtual services only.
January 17 is Sanctity of Life Sunday.