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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Freely Given - August 2014

Missions Ministry

As we continue to seek God’s will regarding how we are involved in sharing the gospel around the world, one of the options being considered is for Cook Baptist Church to adopt a UUPG. UUPG is an acronym for Unengaged, Unreached People Group. According to our own International Mission Board (IMB) , “A people group is unreached when the number of Evangelical Christians is less than 2% of its population. It is further called unengaged when there is no church planting strategy consistent with Evangelical faith and practice under way.”

In adopting a UUPG, Cook Baptist Church would be making a commitment to becoming a strategy center for engaging and reaching those people with the gospel of Jesus Christ. On Sunday evening, August 24, we will have the opportunity of hearing from IMB representative Alan Duncan, who will be sharing what it takes to be engaged in this vital ministry. Please be in prayer that God would clearly guide us in how we should be involved.

Glorytime Choir

Glorytime Choir will kick-off this month. We will resume on Wednesday, August 20 at 4:00 PM. Once again, we will be meeting in the choir room. The target group for this choir is our senior saints. However, I won’t define what age range that entails. If you would love to sing in a choir but are not able be a part of our weekly Ceaseless Praise Choir during Sunday morning worship, come join us on Wednesday afternoons this fall for this special worship time.

On a related note, this fall our church will have the privilege of hosting the North Louisiana Senior Adult PraiseFest. Senior Adult choirs from all over the state will be coming together to worship the Lord. Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 14. The program will begin at 10:00 AM.

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Freely Given - September 2014

The coming of September will provide a special opportunity for our Cook family to grow in our relationship with the Lord Jesus as well as being involved in reaching others with His gospel message.

Evangelist Steve Hale will be our guest Sunday, September 14 through Wednesday, September 17. Services will be held each evening at
6:00 PM. A corresponding children's event will be held each evening as well. It is our prayer that God will use this time to stir our hearts,
bringing a renewed focus and unified spirit in fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus. The following events have been planned in
preparation for this special occasion:

  • Sunday, September 7: Home-based prayer meetings at 6:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 10: Unified prayer meeting at 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, September 13: Neighborhood flyer handout from 9:00 a.m. -12 p.m.

*Note: If you would be willing to provide your home as a location for one of our September 7th prayer meetings, please let me know as soon as possible.

Todd Free

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Freely Given - July 2014

On Mission in July

The month of July will find several of our Cook members on mission, sharing Jesus with others around the world. Please be in prayer for these as they serve the Lord.

Debbie Corley--Ukraine

Renae Dickerson, Elli Dickerson, and Christi Nolan--Guatemala

Amanda Walker, Nathan Taylor, Aaron Taylor, and Tess Whitten--Nicaragua

Dina Bennett--Las Vegas

Our youth will also be involved in mission work in Nashville, Tennessee as part of their M-Fuge camp experience.

Please pray for our children as well as they will be traveling to Ouachita Baptist University for Centri-Kid camp.

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