College and Singles Weekly Update: November 3rd-10th


Join us this Saturday, November 6th from 6:30 to 9:30 pm for our annual College and Singles Bonfire/Fall Event. 


There will be Hayrides, Cornhole, and other yard games played around the light of the fire. We will cook hotdogs on the fire and have s’mores for dessert.

If you would like to help bring some of the items for the event. Please click on the link here!  

Sunday Night Worship:

Worship services on Sunday Night will begin November 7 at 6:00 pm.

Join us this fall for worship and the word.

We’ll also enjoy Building Community Nights on November 7, November 21, and December 12. Our first BCN is a Chili Cook-off! Do you have the best chili recipe? Let’s find out!

 Register here to participate and bring your best chili on November 7.


  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Group) Sunday Morning 10:30 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM

The Men will be starting a men’s leadership study on how to be a Godly leader in a four-part series starting on Nov 15. This study is designed to help men grow in their ability to be Godly leaders in the church, their work/school, their families/relationships/friendships, and in the community.   

Contact Pastor Philip if you have any questions:

The women will be starting a study on Hospitality on Nov. 18. This study by Carolyn Lacy is designed for the ordinary person and gives 7 ways to “welcome like Jesus”. The book called Extroidianry Hospitality can be purchased at Amazon here.

Contact Melanie Cox if you have any questions:


  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday Morning 9:00 AM, RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM

Serving During the Break:

Well, College Night was a hit! What a great time of fellowship we enjoyed coming out of the Covid shutdown. Now it is time to do something that many of you have desired to do while on break and even next semester. You want to serve!!

So, the college group will be doing some service projects during the winter break. We will be starting the first one on Nov 17th at the church at 6:30 pm. We are planning to do these every other week till we start back Wednesday nights at the end of January.

Our plan is to do 2 service projects that are around the church and then do 2 projects that serve the community. We are also looking to partner with some other BFGs.  Times and dates for the other 3 are going to be posted soon. 

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Philip Brown, our College and Singles Pastor.

Thankfulness with No “buts”

Well, it is almost Thanksgiving, but many of you have already started listening to Christmas music. Now I know that I have already offended many of you, including my wife and kids but I am going to challenge us all to be extra Thankful this year. (You can still listen to your Christmas music before Thanksgiving and decorate your house, dorm, or apartment early)  

Well, my challenge starts with us saying we like Thanksgiving but being able to prove we like it for the right reasons. I, for many years, as a college student, would love Thanksgiving because it meant I got to eat my favorite food till I was gorged. But I also missed out on the things that I took for granted.  Things and people that God had put in my life. I also just made it one day. I don’t know if you ever thought about getting in the Thanksgiving spirit but I think we should give it a try.

For the past few years, our family has made a Thanksgiving pumpkin. We use a big pumpkin and write what we are thankful to God for each day of Nov till Thanksgiving day. What is amazing is how hard it can be to list things on the 4th or 5th day. It is a reminder of how unthankful I can be. It also shows how critical I can be as well.   

One of the things my family decided to do this year was to read in Philippians leading up to Thanksgiving. In Philippians 2:13 Paul reminds the church of Philippi to do everything without grumbling or complaining. I’ve realized much like an apology that has a caveat at the end, my thankfulness with a but to follow doesn’t carry much weight. I find myself even saying to God that I am thankful for my kids…but they complain too much! I don’t know about you but my challenge this year is to be thankful but leave out the conjunction at the end.  

So, I am thankful for Ninth and O’s college and singles ministry….but…..oops! Love you all and Happy Thanksgiving!


Pastor Philp

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