The SBWC missions team continues to look forward to our June missions trip with great excitement. There are now 12 of us going to provide a VBS experience for over 100 children. We are so thrilled for what the Holy Spirit will allow us to do and learn there.
The Lord has been very faithful by allowing our fundraising efforts to be blessed. We were so grateful for the turnout at our last Pancake Breakfast. We still have a way to go, however, so watch for our next Pancake Breakfast and Cook Out at the BFN in May. We really appreciate everyone's generosity. We also covet your prayers as we continue to prepare for this trip.
With Blessings, Pastor Ken Ackerman
This month in Overflow
This month was a short, but busy month for the Overflow. Despite missing two Sunday nights due to the monthly leadership meeting and Easter, there was still much to be excited about.
After a long wait, The Overflow EP is now officially available for purchase on iTunes or the Overflow Collaborative Resources page. There aren't possibly enough words to say thank you to all those who played a part, but without these people this wouldn't be possible.
Chuck Ammons: Song writing, vocals, piano.
Brian Jones: Song writing, guitars, percussion, vocals, recording, and so much more.
Chris Thomas: Background vocals.
Rich Tiemann: Bass.
Shane Suarez: Ambient Guitar
Jeff Tubaugh: Keys.
Josh Harper: Drums.
Kaitland Conley: Vocals, album design.
Stephen Schuetz: Guitar.
Be sure to grab a copy and see what incredible things the Lord is doing right here in our own church. While you are grabbing a copy of the CD, also be sure to grab a copy of the Life in the Overflow Devotional, which was also released this month.
For the next 50 days our church will be going through this devotional in small groups and really digging into what it means to hear the Lord and figure out how to abide in his presence. If you need help finding a small group, find a ministry leader and ask how you can get involved.
Poets and Saints
This month our college and career group, Poets and Saints, took a hands-on ministry approach and helped out with some yard work to a couple who were in need of it. Yard work may not be the most anticipated weekend activity, but for all who showed up, it was a good time and a great way to serve and show honor.
If you would like to join Poets and Saints, they meet Thursday nights at 8 PM at Pastor Chuck's home. For more information about the Poets and Saints group, text Pastor Chuck Ammons at 813-317-4893.
Rock City is in the midst of a new series as summer approaches: Pool Party! With fun, water themed messages, kids are learning things like how to have faith when it's hard and how to surrender their fears to Jesus. This month's series will be followed by a "Campfire Stories" series, where kids will learn a number of bible stories as they huddle around the "campfire".
Also coming soon is the M.A.D. Night Showcase, May 21st. You won't want to miss this showcase of songs and drama, entirely performed by our kindergarten through 5th grade kids.