Week of October 22, 2017

Our Vision:
To be a family of love reaching up to God and out to the world through effective worship, Bible study, outreach, mission support and ministry to the needy.


Our Aim:
To ensure that every aspect of the life, purpose and work of our church will reflect and facilitate ...


What's happening [October 22 - 28]



Highlights of activities coming your way soon.

Oct   19  Sacramento Region Baptist Celebration 7:00 pm
Oct   21  Fall Festival 10:00 am
Oct   22  No Teachers' meeting this week

Oct   23  Women's League 7:00 pm
Oct   23-25  California So. Baptist. Convention
Oct   25  No Staff meeting this week
Oct   29  5th Sunday Potluck 12:00 pm

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Sunday's Message
October 22, 2017


If Bill Gates walked in to our church Sunday morning we’d throw out the red carpet!  “Are you Bill Gates?  So glad to have you with us!  Where would you like to sit?  Can I get you a coffee or a Pepsi?”
If a homeless person walked in we’d be nice to him, but we’d show no special deference as we did with Mr. Gates.  After all, Bill is used to being treated well.  The homeless person is used to being ignored.  And besides, think what Bill’s tithe would be!  Think about the ministries we could support!  Think how many people Bill could attract into our church and even the kingdom!
Yet Jesus’ brother James condemns us for showing preference for the rich man over the poor.  He insists that we must not hold “faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ with an attitude of personal favoritism” (James 2:1). 
Peter saw Jesus almost stoned to death in Nazareth for saying that a Gentile woman rather than an Israelite ministered to Elijah and a Gentile general rather than a Jew was healed by Elisha.  He saw Jesus’ admiration for a believing Roman Centurion, and he saw Jesus heal a Syrian woman’s demon possessed daughter.  Yet he had to have a vision three times to be persuaded to reach out to Gentiles, and he needed Paul’s scolding in Antioch when he favored the Jewish Christians over the Gentiles. 
Why are we so prejudiced?  Sometimes it’s fear.  Sometimes it’s simply egocentrism.  We love ourselves and we favor people who are like us.  James calls it sin.  Join me this Sunday as I preach on “Serve without Prejudice” from James 2:1-17.
Don’t forget to help us with our Fall Festival this Saturday.  You can help set up Friday night at 6:00.  We will feed you if you come to serve!  Then Saturday morning you can come early to help us get ready for the 10:00 festival.  We’ll need help throughout the event and after it ends so we can clean up.  You’ll get a chance to serve all kinds of people without prejudice!  Try it!  You’ll like it!  And most importantly, God will be pleased as we reach out in his name.

With love in Christ,
Dr. Jim Meek


LOOK AND SEE ALL THE FUN GOING ON!                        


Annual Celebration

Thursday, October 19, 2017
6:30 Fellowship Dessert
7:00 Meeting
Country Oaks Baptist Church

9717 Bond Road, Ek Grove/CA



Set up Friday evening at 6 pm

Saturday October 21, 2017

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


We are just a couple of days away from our annual Fall Festival. This is an outreach to our community for Christ.  All activities are free of charge and we want to make it our gift to the Arden-Arcade community.  You won't want to miss the blessing of being a part of this ministry!  

If you haven't already signed up and need to do so, please contact anyone on our committee, call the church office, or find the link on this website where you can add your name to our list.

We need many hands yet, in order to make this as much a quality event as possible. The tasks are varied enough so that there is something for everyone.  You may choose from greeting people at the registration tables, running a game booth, helping with the free clothing give-away, guiding kids through the cookie walk, helping serve lunch at noon, prayer ministry by walking through the events as you pray for people you see there, as well as by being in tune with God's Spirit as He leads you to pray with people who need and desire that touch.  Then there are the non-glamorous tasks of set up and tear down. We need lots of hands to accomplish both of these.  

Set up will begin Friday evening at 6 pm.  As Greg likes to say "if you come, we will feed you" (or is that "if we feed them, they will come"?) Whichever way he says it, he has promised to have something there for us to eat!  We will work for about three hours getting the indoor things set up Friday night.   Then on Saturday morning, starting at 6 am  -  for those who are able to get there that early - and continuing to 9:30 am, we will be setting up the outdoor activities.  At 9:30, we will take time for prayer together and be prepared to begin greeting our guests promptly at 10 am. 

We will break for lunch at noon. This is free for everyone and will give the workers an opportunity to get to know our guests better, while taking a break for an hour.  

Activities resume at I pm and continue to 3 pm. After that time, we hope to be able to get the clean up done by 5 pm (one reason we need many hands!) and be on our way home to prepare for Sunday worship. 

Please sign up for one or more tasks as soon as possible.  If, like a few folks I've spoken with, you aren't able to commit, but are willing to come if possible, please DO show up! Our leaders will be more than happy to direct you to where your talents are most needed. Come when you can. Leave when you must!

Ask anyone who worked the Fall Festival last year... We had a great time, and it was worth all the tiredness at the end of the day. That's why we're back working again this year!  

Don't miss out on this fun and blessing in your life!


October 29, 2017
12:00 pm





Benefit Meal
November 1, 2017



November 11
12:00 pm



All Ladies are welcome to join us for an Autumn Ladies Tea.  Guests are welcome. Lunch will be served and speaker, Lori Coburn, from the Women Mission Union will share a message.

If you would like to Host a table, please contact Tenille Stewart at (707) 287-7309 or tenillejstewart@gmail.com

Sign ups will be in the lobby.


December 9
8:00 am


Men's Prayer Breakfast
1st Saturday of each month
7:00 am

NEXT MEETING: November 4, 2017

November 20, 2017
More info coming soon




November 18, 2017, starting at 3 pm, the Food Closet Ministry of El Camino Baptist Church is giving away turkeys to our community for Thanksgiving. Our Food Closet serves zip codes 95821-95825-95815. They serve approximately 100 families every week.




I Will Offer to God My Spiritual Worship with My Financial Gifts

Give and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over.    Luke 6:38



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Wednesday November 1, 2017


Remember to support our Southern Baptist work with your financial gifts as well as through prayer. Strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God. Acts 14:22


California Southern Baptist Convention:NEWSLETTER
Plan now to attend the Ministry Wives Luncheon.
The California Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting is scheduled for October 24 & 25, in Riverside, CA.



Sacramento Region Baptist Network ►NEWSLETTER

CSBC offers health insurance for your pastor and full-time staff

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The Sacramento Region Baptist Network Annual Meeting is scheduled for October 19th.


Camp Alta (If you did not know, Camp Alta is our Sacramento Region Southern Baptist Camp) ► NEWSLETTER



Steve McQueen: American Icon - encore performance October 19
Let There Be Light in theaters October 27
The Price of Fame in theaters November 7
The Star: The Story of the First Christmas in theaters November 17 (If you would like a pre-screening preview on 10/21 in Rocklin, please email Terrie at tbrown@sacbaptist.org and request the link. This is for ministry leaders only, and you can bring one guest and up to three children with you).


Faith-Based Christian Films in 2017
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This is a special invitation to preview I CAN ONLY IMAGINE which releases in theaters, March 16, 2018.  Only limited seats are available for this small, private screening for pastors and ministry leaders.
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