MVBC Family Happenings
Greetings church family! This Sunday and Wednesday, we will have our second Grace and Truth Discussion event. The topic for this discussion is “Church Leadership and Decision Making.” This topic was initiated as a result of the church assessment that was completed at the end of last year. Through the surveys people completed, there seems to be confusion regarding our church’s polity (the way MVBC is governed). To address this confusion, we decided to take a stepped approach toward clarity. First, I preached a series on the glory of God to establish the goal of doing all things for that purpose. Second, last Sunday, I transitioned to a more specific series of how God can be glorified through MVBC. The goal of this series is to establish how our congregation, deacons, and pastors/elders can bring glory to God through their respective roles. This Sunday, I will focus on explaining the role of the congregation in bringing glory to God. The following Sunday will focus on the role of deacons. Then, beginning on June 5, I will focus on the role of pastors/elders. This will likely take a few sermons to cover. 

How does our Grace and Truth Discussion fit into this series? This is a third step toward clarity. After preaching on the role of the congregation, we will exercise one aspect of its role by gathering together on Wednesday evening to identify where areas of confusion exist regarding church leadership and decision making. The goal of this Grace and Truth Discussion is not to finalize a position, but rather to begin the conversation. Please join us both Sunday morning and Wednesday evening in person; your involvement is essential.
Summer Kids' Programs

We will need helpers for crafts, games, snacks, and puppets for our weeknight park outreach. We will have training for puppeteers available on Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. Sign up here.

We’ll also need helpers for our Wednesday night “movie and popcorn” program for kids. Contact Pastor Jeff for more information or to sign up.

We also have openings for Children’s Sunday School teachers and helpers for the summer. Please contact Andrew & Samantha for more information or to sign up.
Summer Kids' Week (VBS)

We are having a Worker Meeting & Teacher Training THIS Sunday, May 15, after second service. All workers, please plan to attend either this meeting or the one on Thursday, June 16, at 6:30 p.m.
Upcoming Fellowships

On Sunday, May 22, after second service, we’ll have a Sunday School Picnic in the playground area. We are providing hot dogs, hamburgers, drinks, and dessert. Folks attending adult, teen, and children’s Sunday School are invited! Please bring two sides to share and RSVP here.
40th Anniversary
 
We need your help preparing for this summer’s 40th anniversary celebration! Please help by sending photos so we may compile some sort of photo montage of the past 40+ years. If you have any photos of the church, events, and/or church family at events, please email Melanie.  

We plan to have ONE morning service at 10:00 a.m. with a luncheon and special afternoon service to follow. Please RSVP here.
Job Posting

MVBC has a part-time job opening for a Custodian position. Contact Linette Lukawitz for more information or click here for the job description.
Giving

You can still worship through giving from home. You may either mail checks to P.O. Box 606, Nashua, NH, 03061, or donate online here. To view last week's giving information, click here.

If you would like to give through MVBC to help some missionaries/ministries that are caring for Ukrainian refugees and their needs, please mark your giving "Ukraine Offering" online or on your offering envelopes.
New Music

This Sunday, we will begin learning the song, "There is a Morning" that Pastor Aaron wrote for this Easter season. Here is a clip from that Easter livestream you can hear the song!
(C) 2022 Aaron Louie
Services

Sunday Worship & Sunday School @ 8:45 a.m. – In-person
Sunday Worship @ 10:30 a.m. – In-person and Livestream

Children's Sunday Programs In-person

Wednesdays @ 6:45 p.m. – In-person and Livestream
Teen Life (MVT) @ 6:45 p.m. – In-person
Children (AWANA) @ 6:30 p.m. – In-person
Seeking to serve,

Greg Odiorne

MERRIMACK VALLEY BAPTIST CHURCH | MVBC.ORG | 603-595-0955