Monthly Archives: November 2011

Christmas cards needed for ministry

Temple’s Women on Mission group needs new Christmas cards for distribution in its prison ministry. If you can contribute cards for this cause, please take them by the Church Office no later than Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2011.

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Give to others through Life Tree Project

You can help other people in the Ruston area this Christmas by selecting an ornament from the Life Trees at Temple. One is outside the Church Office, and the other is outside the gathering┬áspace. The Life Tree Project benefits Life … Continue reading

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March for Missions set for Dec. 4

Temple Baptist Church’s annual March for Missions on behalf of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering will be held in all three morning worship services Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011. You will have an opportunity to contribute toward Temple’s goal of $125,000 … Continue reading

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‘Released’ IV: Helping around a private home

One direction in which Temple Baptist Church’s “Released” projects extend is helping around the homes of people who, because of physical limitations, are unable to handle certain chores. At different times the activities include cleaning, minor repairs and yard work. … Continue reading

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‘Released’ IV: Ruston Public Works Complex

As part of “Released” Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011, Temple’s Adult 8 Sunday School Department helped to organize items — such as sheets and blankets — that have been donated for use in case people need to relocate to this area … Continue reading

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A reminder for prayer

Sunday evening, Nov. 6, Missions Coordinator John King reminded Temple’s people to pray for specific Christian workers in India who were included on a bookmark distributed at the church last spring. In case you lost your bookmark or didn’t receive … Continue reading

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Enjoying an elephant ride in India

Although mission trips have a serious purpose, they always include some time for the participants to have fun. When a trip takes you to a country with a culture much different from your own, the experiences can be challenging as … Continue reading

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Support youth missions while you enjoy a good meal

Temple’s youth will be be selling chicken dinners Sunday, Nov. 13, to raise funds for upcoming mission trips to Nicaragua and New Mexico. Tables will be set up at each entrance so that you can either redeem tickets that you … Continue reading

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India’s need for Christ: One man’s perspective

In October 2011, a three-man team from Temple Baptist Church visited India to make contacts and plant seed for the church’s future mission efforts there. In the commentary below, Matt Barham, one of two laymen in the group, reflects on … Continue reading

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Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection nears

You can help to brighten a child’s Christmas and spread the Gospel through Operation Christmas Child. There’s still time to prepare a shoebox to go to a child who might otherwise receive no gift for Christmas. The OCC folks (a … Continue reading

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