The Gift of Giving

A Call for a Special Thanksgiving Offering
Sunday morning, November 27
  • For the general ministry budget:
Let me take this opportunity to say "thank you" from the bottom of my heart for your faithful giving this past year to the general budget. As we approach the Thanksgiving and Christmas holy days, I would like to ask each member to consider a financial gift above your regular giving (tithe) to the budget. This would be an expression of thanks to Our Lord for the great things He is doing here at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church. It would be wonderful to end our year actually meeting the goal of our 2016 church budget. Give as the Lord has enabled you according to your income and I thank you in advance for your obedience in this matter.
December 4-11, 2016
Also, don't forget to set aside money for our annual Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions. Our goal this year, as it was last year, is $10,000. If you recall, we surpassed that goal last year and I believe we can do it again! Our missionaries count on the local churches back home to do all they can in support of The Great Commission. Let's not let them down. In addition to your financial gift, PLEASE DON'T FORGET TO PRAY FOR THEM!
With love,
Your Pastor,
Pastor Lentine

Christmas Shoe Boxes

To a child it matters most.

We will again be collecting gift boxes for needy students at our local elementary schools.

Please wrap the top and bottom of the box separately and mark whether the box is for a boy or girl. 

Please contact Rev Chris Larsen if you have questions ... or simply contact the office at 455-7389

Lists are distributed throughout the campus


November 27th

This Sunday (11-27) please do not walk through any part of the sanctuary.
Our new tile has been/is being put down and it needs time to "cure" without anyone walking on it.

Dollar Sunday - PLC - Thanks!

Thanks to everyone who gave to help with the chairs and the dishwasher. 
You helped provide $1124.33 toward those expenses.

 Thank you for being a part of this ministry through your gift.

Mary Ann Winstead

In Memory of - In Honor of

Christmas Poinsettias are available for $10.00 each. You can request them "in honor of" or "in memory of" your friends and loved ones. Please fill out a Christmas Poinsettias form and turn it in to Cami Simmons. Thank you.

History of Poinsettias - Wikpedia
CSM - Adopt a Family

CSM News: Please bring your donations of new toys, dolls, games, etc., to the church office to be given to needy children at Christmas. Your help is much appreciated. The parents will pick up the gifts for their children on December 15, so any gifts or donations should be brought to the office before December 7.

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Looking Ahead:

Pray for the workers this week as they complete the restoration project around the Worship Center.  

Today Sunday @ 10:30am (11-27) 
We will observe The Lord's Supper
during our morning worship service. (Extended Lords Supper will be done at a later date) 
Thanksgiving Week Schedule
- No midweek services on Wednesday, November 23
- Church Office closed on Thursday & Friday, November 24 & 25
Sunday, December 4 @ 10:30am
Lewis Miller, Regional Coordinator
for the Florida Baptist Convention, will deliver the morning message.   Lewis was the consultant/teacher for our revitalization process this past year. We are grateful for the investment Lewis provided for our church and look forward to his coming.

Sunday, December 4
4:00pm - 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall
For those interested in membership at Myrtle Grove Baptist Church, please sign up by using the blank spaces on the Welcome Tab on the bulletin. Write in "Interested in Pastor's Class." A light supper and child care will be provided at no cost.
The Praize Kidz
will present their Christmas program Happy Birthday, Jesus during the M.G.B.C. Sunday evening worship service on December 4. Come celebrate with us!

Tuesday, December 6 @ 10am in Fellowship Hall
Program : Sound and Spirit will present Christmas Music
Menu : Ham (prepared by Lorna) along with your covered dishes; Cost: $5
Sweet Spirits Christmas Luncheon
December 16, 2016

November is National Family Caregivers Month

The Retreat, Council on Aging of West Florida's adult day care center, offers a stimulating day experience for older adults with physical and cognitive impairments. Family caregivers gain peace of mind knowing their loved ones are in a safe place while they go off to work or get much needed respite. To arrange a tour, call 850-266-2503.

10 Tips for Family Caregivers

1.   Seek support from other caregivers. You are not alone!
2.   Take care of your own health so that you can be strong enough to take care of your loved one.
3.   Accept offers of help and suggest specific things people can do to help you.
4.   Learn how to communicate effectively with doctors.
5.   Caregiving is hard work so take respite breaks often.
6.   Watch out for signs of depression and don't delay getting professional help when you need it.
7.   Be open to new technologies that can help you care for your loved one.
8.   Organize medical information so it's up to date and easy to find.
9.   Make sure legal documents are in order.
10. Give yourself credit for doing the best you can in one of the toughest jobs there is!

NOTE: The next meeting of the Caregivers Support Group will be January 26, 2017, at 9am in Fellowship Hall.

Contribution Envelopes:

The 2017 Contribution Envelopes are available on a table in the Fellowship Hall and are arranged in alphabetical order. If you are unable to find yours, please contact Cami Simmons.


CSM News:

Please bring your donations of new toys, dolls, games, etc., to the church office to be given to needy children at Christmas.
Your help is much appreciated.

Sunday school classes and small groups, as well as individuals are encouraged to adopt a family. Call the church office to be assigned a family or for more information.

Lords Supper

 The Lord's Supper Sunday, November 27 (Thanksgiving weekend). 

PLC - FLC Security Information

Security for our PLC children is a high priority.

Effective immediately, members who wish to use the workout room need to see Mary Ann or Amanda at the PLC to get a security code as the front door will be locked during PLC hours.

Questions? Contact us at

Parents -

If your children leaves the sanctuary for any reason please go with them - it is just a safety issue.

thank you.

Scripture Reading                                             Ezra 3:10-11
Chorus                       Think About His Love
Hymn                     We Gather Together                     vs. 1, 3
Hymn                     Count Your Blessings                     vs. 1
Scripture Reading                                             Psalm 95:1-7
Hymn           Come, Ye Thankful People, Come         vs. 1, 2
Offertory Hymn             I Worship You Almighty God
Deacon's Offertory Prayer
Vocal Offertory                             Mrs. Mary Ann Winstead
Welcome                                                 Pastor Ron Lentine
Welcome Choruses
Your Grace Is Enough
Great Are You God
Message                                               Pastor Ron Lentine
Invitation Choruses
Make Us One
Think About His Love                
Closing Words                                         Pastor Ron Lentine
Announcements & Benediction                 Rev. Chris Larsen
Dismissal Chorus               Think About His Love
Postlude        I Worship You Almighty God         Instruments
Evening Worship Service - 6:00pm
Message                                                 Bro. Freddie Zayas

9:15am               Sunday School & Bible Fellowship Groups
10:30am                                                       Morning Worship
   4:00pm                                             Discipleship University
   6:00pm                                                       Evening Worship
Sweet Hour of Prayer
Tuesday, 6:00am-7:00am (OWR)
Open Gym
Tuesday & Thursday, 3:30pm-5:30pm (FLC)
Hour of Power Prayer Ministry
Thursday, 10:30am-11:30am (WC)
6:00pm                                                  Prayer & Bible Study ( FH )
6:00pm                                             Youth Bible Study (BCB)
6:00pm                                                 Children's Choir (FLC)
6:00pm                                                         Praize Kidz (103)
7:00pm                                  Worship Choir Rehearsal (CR)
Deacon/Yokefellow Meeting
Monday, December 5 @ 6:30pm (FH)
Tuesday, December 6 @ 10:00am (FH)
Mission Committee Meeting
Wednesday, December 7 @ 6:00pm (HGC)
Business Meeting
Wednesday, December 14 @ 6:00pm (FH)
Homebound Committee Meeting
Thursday, December 15 @ 11:00am (BR)