Community Baptist Church has been awarded a $500 Matthew 25 grant for their after school program, called ASK - After School Kids. They provide snacks, homework time, and activities for the students Monday through Friday after school. American Baptist Churches USA’s Matthew 25 Grant is designed to channel gifts to help meet the needs of “housing, feeding, education and health with regard to the less fortunate.”
“Our congregation is small. About 40 people attend each Sunday,” reports Susan Vigne, the director of ASK, who filed a report on the grant results. “Our membership is aging. However, in the last three years the number of children attending ASK has doubled. Some of the children come with their grandparents. Others attend with their parents. And a few children just come on their own. Our town is in the economically depressed region of Coos County, the most northern and most rural part of our state. Our church membership reflects this, although we do have members across a wide socioeconomic range.” (Taken from this article.)
To read more about Community Baptist Church's ASK program, go here.
To read more about their Matthew 25 grant, go here.
To find out more about how to apply for a Matthew 25 grant, go here.
Even before the snow flies, we are making preparations for the coming summer months! We carefully consider our Bible study theme, plan new program ideas to cultivate relationships and create a strong foundation in our team that brings our months of planning to life!
Camp Sentinel is hiring all positions for summer of 2020! With our staff team finalized by February, we encourage those that may be interested in a life changing experience here on the mountaintop to apply soon to have the best chance possible at achieving your desired position. You can always email email@example.com, or call our main office (603.539.4839) if you would like more information on our positions.
Looking to check out our opens positions? Click the link to view our job descriptions, or to apply today! https://www.campsentinel.org/about
We are excited to host Winter Camp at Sentinel and would welcome you and your friends! Winter Camp is different at Sentinel: it is intentional and purposeful. We will explore what it means to "Walk in Confidence" as Pastor Scott lead us for this teen intentional time together. We will enjoy winter activities to promote team building and other winter fun! Here is some information on program:
(WC) Winter Camp $100 Ages 11-16 - This high energy weekend is all the excitement of traditional camp in a fun winter setting. Campers sleep in Sentinel Lodge in warm and cozy bunk-style rooms. Winter camp consists of team games, winter activities, and a theme-based Bible study. This is sure to be a weekend you won't want to miss! Friday dinner-Sunday lunch included. Youth groups welcome.
Friday, January 17th 6pm – Sunday, January 19th 2pm
Sign up here: https://www.campsentinel.org/camps or youth groups (of 5 or more) may email firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited, sign up today!
Sentinel Lodge Retreats a balance of camp and comfortable!
Sentinel Lodge is open year-round and this year we will serve over 50 church and school groups. Sentinel supports ministry families through personal and family retreats. The Wixson Ministry Retreat has welcomed 140 guests at 150 nights so far in 2019 – offering Pastors and their families a place of rest and refreshment. Email Kevin at email@example.com to reserve your stay.
Open weekends: Feb 28th, March 20th, March 27th, April 17th, May 1st, Dec 4th
We ask for your continued prayers and missions support to help children attend camp and help with the ministry. The support of our friends and churches is important to the work we do together. We learned the Lodge septic system will need to be replaced and we are reaching out for support. The cost of the project is $78,000. Please consider a gift of support to help us with this important immediate need.
We believe through ministry partnership; Relationships are Built and Lives are Changed. Thank you for standing with us in ministry! We love to share the story, contact us to visit your church a Sunday morning.
See you on the mountaintop,
Kevin Van Brunt
Executive Director, Camp Sentinel
Central Association Annual Meeting - January 17th at 8:15am - The Fort (exit 18 on I-89)
Lakes Association - January 9th at 8:30am - Soda Shoppe, Laconia, NH
Northwest Association - January 14th at 9:30am - First Baptist Church, Burlington, VT
Southeast Association - January 14th at 8:00am - First Baptist Church, Exeter, NH
Southern Association - Meeting weekly on Thursday mornings at 8:30am - Blake's restaurant on S. Main St. on the West Side of Manchester
Southwest Association - January 16th at 9:30am - Location to be determined
Green and White Association - January 15th at 10:00am - Community Baptist Church in Whitefield
Monadnock Association - Not Meeting in January
Women Ministrial Leaders - January 21st - United Baptist Church, Concord NH
Andy and Kate Bauer from Fireside Church, MA welcomed a son, Andrew John Bauer on November 4th at 11.3 pounds! Congratulations!!
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