January Newsletter 2020

New Year’s Resolution

Here are a few of the top resolutions people make each year.

  1. Spend Less/Save more
  2. Spend more time with family
  3. Lose weight / Staying fit
  4. Limit Your Time on Social Media
  5. Learn something new

All of these looks pretty good but let me suggest another resolution. Growing in our walk with God through prayer, Bible study and service. Beginning in January I will be leading a study entitled, God’s Story, your story. It will be each Sunday evening at 5:30 p.m. beginning January 12th and repeated each Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. beginning January 8th. Same study…different days.

Something to think about as we begin a new year with new possibilities!

Pastor Shafer

December Newsletter 2019

Check out the Eleventh Street Church of God December Newsletter 2019 & December Newsletter Insert Page
What is important about the Christ’s Birthday Observance?
The Christ’s Birthday Observance Offering is collected the Sunday
before Christmas as a gift to the Christ Child. The money collected
touches nearly every ministry in the Church of God.

Why should our church participate in the Christ’s Birthday Observance?
• Focus on Christ during the season of Advent (which often overtaken by commercialism).
• Share the story of Christ’s birth.
• Celebrate Advent in concert with Church of God congregations around the world.
• CBO has deep roots in the Church of God. The Observance, which began in 1949, continues to be one way Church of God congregations come together for the benefit of the Kingdom.
• In addition to prayer and devotion, CBO offers an opportunity to give to the combined ministry efforts of the Church of God in the largest offering in the Church of God.
You will receive in the mail a Christ Birthday Observance letter and
envelope for the offering. There will also be extra envelopes available in the church narthex on the welcome table or you can ask an usher for one. Our church goal for the Christ Birthday Offering is $2,000.00.

Novemeber Newsletter 2019


One mile run in high school. Something to Think About! Pastor Shafer

Some of you may remember that there was a time in school that I ran the mile on the track team. (By the way, we ran on cinder tracks). You start the race with great expectation. Then you reach the race markers…440, 880, 1320, 1760 (One Mile). Each marker becomes a little more challenging. 440 is not too bad and if you’re in good shape and you have trained well at 880 you still feel pretty good. But probably somewhere around the 1320 (3rd lap) things begin to hurt. You’re breathing is much more labored. As you begin the 4th lap you are probably looking around to see where the competition is at…Perhaps you realize they’re all ahead of you! You’re goal at that point seems almost unreachable. Then you reach 220 yards to go and something happens. You begin to see the finish line, you develop new energy…a second wind, maybe it’s the third wind, hope is renewed, and you give it all you’ve got leaning into the ribbon at the finish line. The best goals are the goals that are bigger than you are, that force you to stretch beyond yourself, to move into the realm of the impossible — where God’s power can go to work for you — like it did for…
 • Nehemiah, the slave in Babylon who got the idea that he could rebuild the walls of Jerusalem  and restore the glory of the holy city.
 • Or like it did for young David, a kid whose job was watching sheep. He had a vision that he could be a man victorious in battle — and he was: he killed the giant Goliath.
 • Or like it did for Paul the apostle, who had a vision of preaching the gospel and planting churches and seeing Christianity spread throughout the known world.
Great people of God have great vision. Great people of God have faith to dream big dreams.
I challenge you to join your brothers and sisters at the Eleventh Street Church of God and dream a big dream.
I challenge you to develop a tremendous vision for what God can accomplish through His church at the Eleventh Street Church of God.
“There are those that look at things the way they are, and ask why? I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”  – George Bernard Shaw
We are approaching the one year anniversary of our Capital Fund Campaign. I challenge you to be bold enough to expect the impossible, and courageous enough to believe Paul’s words: God is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us. (Ephesians 3:20)

Join us for our may activities in the month of November!

The CWC will meet at the Dutch Kitchen on Monday November 4th at 1:00 pm. The Dutch Kitchen is located 2 miles west
of the P. Graham Dunn Store. Please call Jackie Burlingame by Wednesday October 30th for reservations.
All women are welcome!