Freely Given - February 2015

New Christian Life Institute (CLI) Class

Beginning Sunday evening, February 8, I will begin teaching a 6-week CLI class for
all adults at 4:30 PM in the auditorium. The title of the study is "Abide in Christ" and
is based on the 15th chapter of John. Workbooks for the study are $10 and will be
available on Sunday, February 1. Although the workbook is optional, I highly
recommend purchasing one as it will provide you with daily help in applying the
Biblical truths we will be studying.

Senior Fest 2015

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary is hosting its annual Senior Fest for Senior
Adults on Friday, February 27. We are planning on taking the bus for those interested
in going. The cost per person is $130 and includes the registration fee, hotel cost,
transportation, and 2 meals. We will leave on Thursday, February 26 at 12 noon and
return Friday, February 27 at approximately 10 PM. Please let the office or Bro. Todd
know if you plan on attending. The cost is due by Sunday, February 1.

Glory Time Choir

Remember that our Senior Adults GloryTime Choir has resumed on Wednesdays at
4 PM in the choir room.

Wednesday Schedule Change for Adults

Beginning Wednesday, February 4, we will begin having a time of prayer in the
auditorium at 5:45 PM. Children's activities will begin at 5:45 as well. Our present
adult groups will meet at 6:15 PM.

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Freely Given - January 2015

Ministry Fair 2015

Every member of Cook has a place of ministry. Sunday, January 11 is the date for our annual Ministry Fair. We will gather in the gym at 6 PM for a time of worship followed by a soup and chili supper. Each ministry team at Cook will have a table set up providing information on their ministry as well as an opportunity to sign-up to be involved.

Committee Training

Our annual committee training event will be held on Sunday, January 25 at 5 PM. This event provides each committee an opportunity to review their responsibilities and make plans for the new year.

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Freely Given - December 2014

During this month we are celebrating the birth of the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. The special Christmas worship services, music presentations, fellowships, family get-togethers, gift-giving, etc., hopefully remind us of the special nature of this holiday. It is a time to rejoice in grace God has given us in Jesus Christ.

One question we must ask ourselves as we sing “Joy to the world, the Lord has come!” is, “How much joy do we really exhibit in our daily life? In answering this question in my own life, I must confess that at times I let the onslaught of negative news rob me of my joy. It is only as I return my eyes to the Lord that I can rejoice.

In order for us to make disciples of Jesus as He commanded, they must see us truly rejoicing in Him. They must see that no matter how difficult things may get, Jesus is always sufficient. In this way, His glory is revealed. May our Lord Jesus continue to recapture our hearts with His glory—-a glory first revealed to as a helpless, little human baby lying in a manger.

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Freely Given - November 2014

I am so thankful for the work our Finance Committee has done on our 2015 budget. You should receive this budget in the mail soon. Please pray for our church as we seek to be faithful with the resources God has given us.

Connect Group Teacher Needs

We presently have a need for more teachers in two of our adult classes. If you have an interest in teaching, or know of someone who may be a good
candidate, please let me know.

Glorytime Choir

I am so proud of our Glorytime Choir for participating in the Senior Adult Praise Fest which we hosted last month. They did an outstanding job and
represented Cook Baptist Church well. I also want thank Shelby Barnette and her helpers for arranging such a wonderful brunch.

We know there are still others out there who need to come and join us on Wednesdays at 4 PM in the choir room. If you know of someone you
personally believe should be in our Glorytime Choir, let me know and I will give them a personal invitation.

Todd Free

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Freely Given - October 2014

We are offering several classes this fall in our Christian Life Institute (CLI). These CLI classes offer you an opportunity to join a small group in either studying a particular book of the Bible or discovering how the Bible speaks to a relevant life issue of the day. At present, the following classes are in session.

Book Study

Book: DANIEL (Ladies)
Teacher: Myra Hogan
Time: Thursdays (9:45-11:45 am)
Sundays (4:30-6:00 pm)
Cost: $15 student workbook
Length: 12 weeks
Location: Agape Room (Rm 111)

Life Issue Studies

Title: NAVIGATING YOUR FINANCES GOD'S WAY
Teacher: Bryan Milton 
Time: Sundays (4:30-6:00 pm) 
Cost: $40 student/ $50 couple 
Length: 9 weeks 
Location: Room 202

Title: TACTICS IN DEFENDING THE FAITH
Teacher: Harold Henderson
Time: Sundays (4:30-6:00 pm)
Cost: $12 workbook (optional)
Length: 8 weeks
Location: College Cave

Youth Study

Title: THE UNSHAKABLE TRUTH
Teacher: Shawn Kaffka
Time: Sundays (4:30-6:00 pm)
Length: 12 weeks
Location Youth Room

Glorytime Choir News

On Tuesday, October 14, our Glorytime Choir will be participating in the North LA Senior Adult Praise Fest, which will be hosted by our church. Senior Adult choirs from across our region will be joining together to praise the Lord through song. Registration begins at 9:30 am with choral singing to begin at 10:00 am.

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