Wednesday Word - October 11, 2017

   Write It! Send It!
While serving as a District Superintendent (1998-2007) in the Florida Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church, I learned how to be a better encourager. The resident Episcopal Leader was the late Bishop Cornelius L. Henderson. He challenged, encouraged and inspired his cabinet to write five notes or make five phone calls a day to express words of encouragement to others. This pattern has blessed me tremendously in my spiritual growth. How? I'm glad you asked. By encouraging others, it has actually encouraged me as well.

In Revelation 1:9-12 it says, "I, John, with you all the way in the trial and the Kingdom and the passion of patience in Jesus, was on the island called Patmos because of God's Word, the witness of Jesus. It was Sunday and I was in the Spirit, praying. I heard a loud voice behind me, trumpet-clear and piercing: " Write what you see into a book. Send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia, Laodicea." I turned and saw the voice that spoke to me. And being turned, I saw seven golden candles." Message Bible

John the revelator is writing to the seven churches in Asia, our modern day Turkey, while on the island called Patmos around 95 A.D. He is challenging, encouraging and inspiring the believers to be Faithful and True.

By the way, you are invited to join tonight's Bible Study class in the Music Suite at 6:30 p.m. The lesson is on John's letter to the seven churches in Revelation, Chapter 2. Let's write or call five people today with an encouraging word. Remember, "Today is the best day of our lives and tomorrow will be even better."

Be Encouraged,
Dr. Kevin M. James, Sr.

Upcoming Events   
Today Dr. Kevin M. James, Sr. will be speaking to the freshman class at Matanzas High School at 8:30 a.m.
Please call Leanne on Saturday to confirm truck delivery of pumpkins at 386-931-1425. Thanks for your understanding.

Trunk or Treat - October 28 from 4-7 p.m.
Every year we host our annual Trunk or Treat event on campus. We are asking for candy donations from our congregation. If you want to be in Trunk or Treat, reserve your spot with Leanne Mannino @
Mt. Calvary Fish Fry - Free
Mt Calvary's annual Men’s Day Celebration Fish Fry, Saturday, October 14, 2017, 10 a.m. in Family Life Center. 75 Pine Lakes Path, Palm Coast, FL 32164

Dr. Kevin M. James, Sr. will be the guest speaker. All men are invited to attend.
Just contact Ms. Richardson Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon, (386) 447-5719.

This Sunday, the youth fill 21 Hurricane flood buckets and wrapped 54 shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. Thanks to all who helped!
Married/Engaged Couples Enrichment (MECE)
Delicious Chili Pot Luck and Great Program
Friday, October 20, 5:45 PM - Fellowship Hall
Deborah O'Neal, LMHC, NCC presents
"How To Turn Conflicts Into Conversations"

Save the Date
Sunday, October 29th
at the one service
at 10 a.m.
 On Sunday, October 29 at 3:30 p.m. the Chamber Players of Palm Coast, directed by Paige Dashner Long, will present a beautiful chamber music concert "Back to Back Bach" with works by JS Bach, JC Bach, Liszt, Abel, Boyce and Sammartini. The concert is free and open to all. Bring family and friends to this wonderful concert!
Surviving the Holidays

The holiday season can be a difficult time for recent divorcees or families going through a divorce.
Please accept this invitation to attend a divorce seminar, "Surviving the Holiday Season" at the Palm Coast United Methodist Church.       
This seminar is for people who are separated or divorced. Please feel free to invite friends or family who may also benefit from this seminar.
Discussion topics will include:
·          How to deal with the many emotions you’ll face during the holidays.
·          Helpful tips for surviving social events.
·          Ways to give your kids a good holiday experience.
·          How to discover hope for your future.
Join us at Palm Coast United Methodist Church on Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:00 p. m. in the church Fellowship Hall.   
To register for the seminar, email Rev. Theresa Waters or call the church office.    386-445-1600.
To read a statement by the Florida Conference Cabinet regarding the recent hurricanes and relief efforts, please visit the following link:
Palm Coast United Methodist Church
5200 Belle Terre Pkwy
Palm Coast, FL 32137