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The Bay-A Community Church

February 2021 Newsletter

Ollin Collins, Pastor

John Webster, Music Minister

John Webster, Interim Director of Youth Ministries

Michelle Tucker, Director of Children’s Ministries

Valerie Rivera, Director of Youth Ministries

 

Address:  20 Runaway Bay Drive, Runaway Bay, TX  76426

Church phone:  940-575-2512

Fax number: 940-488-9934

Email: rbaychurch@gmail.com

 

Website: thebaytx.com

 

Facebook:  The Bay Community Church

To view our Sunday morning worship on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/RBayTX/Live

 

Calendar of Events

 

January 2021- Stewardship Month

January 22-Stewardship Dinner. 

 

February 2021

February 14-Valentine’s Day

 

Youth News

Youth on Target-Psalm 127:4

Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm at the church

 

Children’s News

BLAST

A weekly program for children ages 3 to 5th Grade.

  • Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm

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Can you help with providing a meal on Wednesday?  Please contact Michelle or Valerie.

Operation Christmas Child

During the month of February, Purchase accessories for your boxes

Hair ribbons, bracelets, scarves, etc

 

Many boxes from

The Bay Community Church went to Mexico to support children’s ministries there!

 

From Romania:  Livia received her shoebox in a Romanian orphanage when she was 12.

All my life I really wanted hairclips but growing up in an orphanage where we had very little I could never get them. But I really, really wanted hairclips.

Then Operation Christmas Child came and there it was—a big packet of hairclips sitting at the very top of my shoebox! I couldn’t believe my eyes. I thought, How can someone give me something that I’ve wanted for so many years? Someone far away decided to pack it up, never knowing that it would be somebody’s dream come true.

I took the packet out. I tore it open and tried to put every single one of them in my hair. And I did!

There was a woman named Connie who was with me, an American missionary who was helping pass out the shoeboxes. She was trying to tell me to slow down. I said, “No, no. I want all my hairclips in.”

“Just put one to the right and one to the left, and you’ll look much better,” she said.

“No, I want all the hairclips in,” I insisted. So I put them all in and had them on the whole day.

 

 

 

 

 

I really wanted something to keep my hair off my face. I wanted to feel the wind touch my neck. When I got those hairclips I was so excited to finally be free of all the stuff that covers your face or neck or ears. Receiving those hairclips meant a lot.

Before we even got the shoebox gifts they shared the Gospel with us. That was something brand new to me. When I got the hairclips I just couldn’t believe how God could make something like that possible. It made me realize that there is a God who loves me. He loves me because he wanted me to have the hairclips.

As they went on about the Gospel, I was mesmerized by the words of love. How could anyone possibly love me? After 10 years of living in the orphanage, all of a sudden people were telling me that I’m loved. I thought, There’s no way. How am I supposed to take this? I was really shocked to hear the news of not only God loving us but also people from all over the world. Love was a brand new word in my vocabulary.

 

The same year I received the shoebox I accepted Christ into my heart. The shoebox is almost nothing compared to knowing Jesus. There was so much joy. I wished I could tell everybody in the world that I accepted Christ. It’s a different feeling because the things in the shoebox gift get lost or broken or used up, but our Savior never does. He’s always there for us. That’s what I love about it.

 

To have a God who loves us unconditionally every day to make up for the years of my life living in an orphanage, that’s the greatest gift of all right there.

The Bay-A Community Church

January 2021 Newsletter

Ollin Collins, Pastor

John Webster, Music Minister

John Webster, Interim Director of Youth Ministries

Michelle Tucker, Director of Children’s Ministries

Valerie Rivera, Director of Youth Ministries

 

Address:  20 Runaway Bay Drive, Runaway Bay, TX  76426

Church phone:  940-575-2512

Fax number: 940-488-9934

Email: rbaychurch@gmail.com

 

Website: thebaytx.com

 

Facebook:  The Bay Community Church

To view our Sunday morning worship on Facebook:  www.facebook.com/RBayTX/Live

 

Calendar of Events

December

December 23-January 4-Church Office Closed

December 25-Christmas

 

January 2021

January 3-Sunday School for adults, children and youth begins

January 6-Youth and Children Wednesday programs resume

January 22-Stewardship Dinner. 

 

Happy New Year to each of you!

 

Youth News

Youth on Target-Psalm 127:4

Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm at the church

 

Children’s News

BLAST

A weekly program for children ages 3 to 5th Grade.

  • Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:00pm

  • Don’t forget to bring can goods and non perishable

Items for Food Pantry.  Boxes in foyer.

 

Operation Christmas Child

During the month of January, Purchase hats, gloves and scarves for your boxes.

God uses Operation Christmas Child to touch the lives of Philippine children living in dire conditions. It smells so strongly of trash and cow dung at the big garbage dump outside of Manila that most people hold handkerchiefs to their noses to block some of the smell. No one wants to visit this area. Muck swallows shoes, leaving people barefoot in the smelly mess. And yet there are people who live and work here. These people are lower-class Filipinos. They collect bottles and other pieces of trash to sell. Their houses sit right on the edge of the dump site and are made of trash. While most people crinkle their noses and want to leave, the dump people smile and laugh while the brown concoction on the ground squishes deeper in between their toes. The children in this area are quiet but happy. Boys run shirtless through small patches of grass with a soccer ball. Girls watch and giggle in their crisp, white school blouses and plaid skirts. They’ve just finished a day of school and walked home under the hot and sticky June sun. Today, the smiles are a little wider. On the walk home, the children cradle Operation Christmas Child shoe boxes underneath their elbows. This was a special day at school, a day of surprises. Although the teachers had tried to keep it a secret, the children had found out that they would receive gifts, and they were excited. Before she received her shoe box, 8-year-old Joy listed the things she wanted. “School supplies … slippers … a pencil case … a pencil … anything that can be used for writing … and shoes.” She paused between each item as if she was afraid to say that she wanted more than one thing. Only after being prompted did she continue her list.  Nine-year-old Ralph slowly listed what he wanted, too. “School supplies, school bag, a T-shirt, shoes and socks.” All of these are simple things that most American children take for granted. But in impoverished areas like this one, school supplies and basic clothing make a huge difference. “Education is the only way out,” said Marlin, pastor of the church that arranged the shoe box distribution at the school. “OCC will make a difference for them.” With new school supplies, the children will have more opportunities in class. But the shoe boxes don’t just offer physical items to make life better for children. The gifts also present an opportunity to learn about the Gospel.  That’s exactly what Ralph did. When he accepted his gift, he also accepted Christ. As he kicks a soccer ball to a friend, his smile isn’t just because of his new toys. Now he has found God’s love. Ralph and his friends were offered “The Greatest Gift of All” booklet with their gifts, which explains the story of Christ and salvation through Him. Ralph said he is excited to learn more about Jesus. He is blessed because his mother is also a Christian, and she taught him about Christ even before he believed. Joy also received the booklet, but she didn’t look at it as soon as she received it. She said she wanted to look at it later. When she reads “The Greatest Gift of All,” there is hope that she too will find love. At the end of the day, the smiling faces at the dump pick up their last bottles and throw them into bags. Then they walk the short distance to their houses. Children have finished playing soccer and are helping to prepare the evening meal. Over dinner, they will talk about their day at school. Parents will see every gift in the shoe boxes, and they, too, will hear about how Jesus loves them.