Newsletter – April 12, 2020

Christ is Risen!

May we rejoice this morning in the glorious reality of Jesus’ resurrection from the grave.

“It will be counted to us who believe in him who raised from the dead Jesus our Lord, who was delivered up for our trespasses and raised for our justification. Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.  Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Ro 4:24–5:5).

 

Serving during COVID 19

We recognize that many in our church family have been finding unique ways to serve and care for one another. This has been a joy to see and a joy to receive the acts of love performed by Christ’s saints. We would encourage you to continue to consider how we can continue to challenge one another to “love and good works” during these interesting days. In addition to your spontaneous works for God’s glory, here are some additional opportunities where you could serve the Lord in the days ahead.

Transportation for Cancer Patients

As many of you know, Travis (one of our members) works at a cancer therapy center in Flint. Due to the spread of the COVID 19 virus transportation options for cancer patients has been difficult to find. One such patient is in need of transportation from Lapeer to the Proton Therapy Center in Flint. Proton Therapy is located at 4100 Beecher Rd., Flint, Mi 48532. If you are able and willing to drive this patient to her appointments, your help would be a tremendous blessing to her in her hour of need. You can sign-up at SignupGenius here: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4cada629a4fc1-transportation 
 
We have also had a few individuals offer to help cover the cost of gas for those who are driving. If you would like to help but need assistance with fuel costs, please contact Pastor Jonathan.

Giving Blood and Volunteer with the American Red Cross

American Red Cross

Volunteers Needed: Contact Colleen @ 810-513-0224

Give Blood: Schedule appointment @ redcrossblood.org
 

Volunteer with Carriage Town Ministries

Carriage Town Ministies is in need of volunteers for their Health Screen Clinic

Contact Tamela Rigg at Trigg@carriagetown.org
 

Facebook Live Services, Zoom Meetings, and Youtube Videos

Each Sunday at 10 am we will be hosting a Facebook live service on our church Facebook page (here: https://www.facebook.com/BethanyBaptistChurchGrandBlanc/). You should be able to access and view our Facebook Live stream with or without a Facebook account. While we recognize this will never serve as a substitute for our physical gatherings, we hope you will utilize this as an opportunity to continue to grow in the Lord.
 
We are also now uploading our services, after they have streamed on Facebook, to our Youtube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLVBHAG8qvEwlfYbySfkz8w Please be aware that it may take a few days of the upload to Youtube to be completed.
 
If you keep an eye on our Facebook page you will also see that we are posting fairly regular gatherings through Zoom and other avenues. One such avenue this week is the following:

Thursday Prayer Gathering

Thursday at 6:30 pm we will have an opportunity to gather for prayer as we look at all the Lord is doing through these unique days. We will gather through the Zo0m app. Again, details and login information will be posted to our Facebook page later this week.
 

Online Giving

Bethany’s Council of Elders would like to ask that our church family take a few moments to read the following letter related to our financial giving and ways in which you can give to our fellowship during these unusual days. (here: https://www.bbgb.org/covid-19-giving/). We trust you know that we continue to pray for you as we face these difficult days together.


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