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The Summer Parables: Where Are You in the Story?

Who doesn't love a good story? When we gather friends and family together, one of the most common practices is to tell stories about events we have taken part in. Stories speak to our hearts. They make us laugh and cry, they convict us and challenge us to greater things. Much the same can be said about Parables of Jesus. He told stories that instruct, convict, and challenge us to a new way of thinking as the Kingdom of God has come to earth. Jesus' parables were radical in his day and challenged the deepest convictions of his original hearers. In many ways, those parables opened their eyes and caused them to see a new way of life in the Kingdom of God. The same is true for us today. Interestingly, when we read the parables we are tempted to see other people in the story, but our hope through this summer series is to see ourselves in the story. We invite you to journey through Jesus parables this summer and ask the question: "Where am I in the story?"

We believe, as we hear God's word and ask that question, we will be transformed for the glory of God. Join us this summer!

Christianity Among World Religions
July 6-September 7
9-10am
Fellowship Hall

 

Christianity Among World Religions

Have you ever asked the question--why is Christianity true? How can I know that I follow the true religion? If you have, then we encourage you attend our class, "Christianity Among World Religions" this summer at 9am in Fellowship Hall.

All are welcome to join the conversation as we discuss different religious cultures. Topics will include:

 

Mainstream religions - Christianity, Judaism, and Islam,

Eastern religions - Buddhism and Hinduism,

Science as a religion - Naturalism and Atheism,

and some Cult-ish religions - Jehovah's Witnesses, Mormons, and Scientology.

Speakers will include:
August 24- "New Age" with Drew Huber
August 31- "Naturalism" with Paul Wilford
September 7- "Judaism" with Stephan Landau

Our desire is that through this teaching you will find continued confidence is Jesus words "I am the way, the truth, and the life." (John 14:6)

Coffee will be served. Unfortunately we are unable to provide childcare during this time.


Summer Sundays
10 Weeks at 10am

Summer Sundays
10 Weeks at 10am

Join us for our Sunday worship service at 10am beginning July 6 through September 7.

Coffee & Donuts! Arrive early and receive a warm welcome on the front porch with a fresh cup of coffee and a donut beginning at 9:30am.

MBC Kids program will provide childcare for nursery and preschool children through age 4. Children ages Kindergarten and older will attend the summer worship service with their parents! This is a modified children's program for the summer months through September 7, 2014.

 


Community Block Party
September 13
2-5pm

Join in the fun at Millington Baptist Church’s 2nd annual Community Block Party on Saturday, September 13 from 2-5pm.

This event is held rain or shine.


No cost to attend: Admission and Activities are all FREE!

Who: Everyone is welcome to attend. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

What: Enjoy carnival treats (pretzels, funnel cake, snow cones & cotton candy), petting zoo animals, caricature & balloon artists, bouncy house inflatable, face painting, photo booth complete with props, life-size games and more!

Where: Millington Baptist Church is located at 520 King George Rd – located at the corner of King George Rd and Valley Rd in Basking Ridge, NJ., just three minutes from exit 36 on I-78.



The Block Party started in 2013 as a way for the community to check out our new building. We had so much fun and wanted to get to know the members of our community better so we are doing it again!

MBC Peeps, click here if you would like to volunteer.

 


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Relief Bus is meeting on Friday, September 12

Serve with The Relief Bus

The Relief Bus (www.reliefbus.org) consists of two former school buses now customized into mobile resource centers to help the poor and homeless. Friendly faces serve up food and love demonstrating genuine care. This allows volunteers to discover other needs and then connect people to resources and faith-based programs which often transform lives and in many cases actually save lives. The Relief Bus provides a first step to freedom and new life for those in great need.

Volunteers from MBC help prepare the food and then go out on the Relief Bus to Newark, Harlem, and the Bronx on a regular basis - either monthly or more often.

 

Relief Bus serves again on Friday, September 12 from 5 to 10:30pm

 

Contact our MBC Volunteer Coordinator Tony Iannacone at localministries@millingtonbaptist.org.


MBC is serving meals at MSM
on August 18-22

Serve with Market Street Mission

Market Street Mission (MSM) ministers to the homeless, helpless, and hopeless in northern NJ by meeting their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs through a structured program which enables them to lead responsible, productive lives.
MSM provides food, shelter, clothing and other necessities, and meets emotional and spiritual needs with guidance and life change programs.


Volunteers from MBC help with meal service on a monthly basis (5 dinner meals) and Thrift Store merchandising and assistance. Dates to serve in August 2014:

Monday, August 18

Tuesday, August 19

Wednesday, August 20

Thursday, August 21

Friday, August 22

Contact the MBC Volunteer Coordinator: Jim Flood jimflood@comcast.net  - or use localministries@millingtonbaptist.org.

Eyeglass Need at Market Street Mission: Many men who come to the Mission for help have poor eyesight. We are collecting and recycling glasses in an effort to help the men in our recovery program with vision loss. If you no longer need your used glasses, please consider donating them to the Market Street Mission. By donating them you can give a gift of vision to someone in need. You can drop off your used glasses at the front desk of the Mission located at 9 Market Street in Morristown, ship them to MSM or call to arrange for a pick up. Contact Nancy Motley at 973-538-6337.