November 19, 2017
WELCOME TO DOVER ASSEMBLY!
We are so glad you have chosen to attend Dover Assembly this morning. It is not by accident that you are here. We believe that God has allowed you to be here so that you might receive all that He has for you. We pray you are blessed as you allow the Lord to work in your life.
9:00 am ~ Coffee & Donut Fellowship
9:30 am ~ Sunday School
10:30 am ~ Worship Service
10:30 am ~ R.O.C.K. Children’s Ministries
6:30 pm ~ THANKSGIVING EVE SERVICE
~ GIRLS MINISTRIES, RANGERS & EMERGE YOUTH WILL MEET IN SANCTUARY
WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS DINNER
Ladies, set your calendar for Friday, Dec 15 at 6:00 pm. for our annual Women of Purpose Christmas Dinner. We will go to Ray’s in Wellsville. There will be a $10 Christmas Sock exchange for everyone. If you have a Secret Sister, please remember a Christmas gift for her. Please sign up at the Women’s table in the upper foyer.
MEN’S CHRISTMAS DINNER
The guys will be going to Dover Valley restaurant on Thurs. Dec 7 at 6:30 pm for our Christmas dinner. Be sure to sign up and bring a friend with you!
WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIBLE STUDY
Join us we study John Bevere’s book / DVD series entitled “Good or God?”. What we think is good might not be what God defines as good. Come and hear what those differences are.
There are copies of this book for sale at the Women’s table. The cost is $10 each.
Every year we update the numbering system on our mailboxes in the lower foyer to include any new additions. Please take a new and improved mailbox list found on the table in front of the mailboxes. Feel free to use these for Christmas Cards, Secret sister cards and any other items you wish to leave for someone.
Also, please be sure to notice that the number for the corresponding box is ABOVE the box, not below. Make sure that all your mail actually is your mail.
As of Nov 5, we have received a total of $4065.00 towards the goal of paying off our parking lot loan. Thank you for your continued support! Remember we have a donor who will match the first $10,000 we raise. And we’re almost half way there!
After assessing the intended benefits and desires of having an all-church Christmas dinner with the actual complications and unintended consequences of not being able to seat everyone together and having the same few people doing most of the work, we have decided to no longer have an all-church Christmas dinner. You are welcome to join the departmental ministry dinners that are held in December.
PRAYER & FASTING
Please take a moment to read the information found at doverassembly.com/fast concerning our church’s upcoming season of prayer and fasting. We believe that God desires to work in our fellowship. Our part is to take time out to seek him!
Currently we have several families that are in need of meals immediately. There is a sign up sheet in the lower foyer if you are able to make or plan a meal this week and beyond for those on our prayer list.
After many years of service in keeping our church clean, Brenda & Judy have retired. We appreciate all their years of service and pray God’s blessings on them as they make this transition. Please continue to keep Brenda in your prayers as she recovers from surgery. Diane Crumrine has been hired as our new cleaning person. Welcome aboard, Diane!
Also, Phil Stough has decided to step down from your deacon board. Phil has been a tremendous leader throughout the years and we will miss his wisdom and leadership. God Bless you Phil!
Mark Crumrine’s term as board member is up this year and he has accepted the appointment to fulfill Phil’s unexpired term.
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
As we prepare for our annual church business meeting on Sun., Jan. 21, one of the items we will be covering is voting for Deacon Board members. The process at Dover Assembly for the election of our Deacon members is to encourage our voting members to submit names of other voting members whom they prayerfully feel would best serve our church and our Lord, Jesus Christ. There are nominating forms at the Information Center. Please write the names of those who you would like to nominate, sign it and place them in the ballot box. We will only consider names of nominees from this ballot box. If you do not put the ballot in this secured box, the ballot will not be valid for consideration. Our nominating committee will review all nominees to determine if all constitutional requirements are met by that candidate.
The eligible nominees will be contacted and asked to pray over acceptance or rejection of the nomination. The names of those who accept the nomination are then presented to the church body three (3) weeks prior to the annual business meeting. Nomination ballots will be accepted until Sunday, Dec 10.
Our current Deacon Board members are:
- Mark Crumrine
- Keith Housseal
- Paul Jones
- Keith Miller
- Gil Tunney
We need to fill the position left opened by Mark when he assumes Phil’s unexpired term.
YOUTH FALL YARD WORK FUNDRAISER
Tired of raking leaves in your yard? Need other yard work done? Emerge Youth can help with that. Our teens are available to help with yard work including raking leaves, mowing, etc. Half of the money donated will be given to Speed The Light and the rest will be used to help our teens attend youth convention next year. If you’d like to hire the teens, please sign up in the foyer & we’ll be in contact to set an appointment. Thank you for your support!
HOLIDAY CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Nov 22 ~ Thanksgiving Eve Service (All classes in Sanctuary)
Nov 24-25 ~ HAPPY THANKSGIVING (OFFICES CLOSED)
Dec 7 ~ Men’s Christmas Dinner
Dec 14 ~ Deacon Board Christmas Dinner
Dec 15 ~ Women’s Christmas Dinner
Dec 24 ~ Morning Worship service as usual
Dec 24 ~ Christmas Eve Candlelight Service @ 6:00pm
Dec 25 ~ MERRY CHRISTMAS (OFFICES CLOSED)
Dec 27 ~ No Family Night Services
Dec 31 ~ Morning worship service as usual
Jan 1 ~ HAPPY NEW YEAR (OFFICES CLOSED)
Note: there is no all-church Christmas dinner this year!
19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
~ Matt 28:19-20 NIV
Dover Assembly is a friendly group of people who love God and have tremendous vision to reach this community with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It is our desire that people who come here:
- Discover hope as they come to know Jesus as their personal Savior
- Discover true friendship as they develop relationships with other believers
- Discover abundant living as they become more like Christ through discipleship
- Discover deep significance as they become involved in serving others
Please feel free to contact us if you have any further questions.
Dover Assembly of God
4790 Carlisle Road
Dover, PA 17315
Rev. Jeffrey F. Bender
Pastor Jeff & Anna Bender