Dear Watermark Church family,
“And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.” Mark 12:30
To follow Christ means choosing to put Christ first in every area of your life. After all, He loved us to the point of dying on the cross. Now our response to Him is to give Him our love and devotion. One important way to put Christ first in your life is to put Christ first in your finances.
Our personal finances are an area we are tempted to keep from God. Knowing this, God instructed His people to bring their tithes to the Lord as a habit for their heart!
Be sure to set aside a tenth (tithe) of all that your fields produce each year. Eat the tithe of your grain, new wine and oil, and the firstborn of your herds and flocks in the presence of the LORD your God at the place he will choose as a dwelling for his Name, so that you may learn to revere the LORD your God always…Then you and your household shall eat there in the presence of the LORD your God and rejoice.” Deuteronomy 14:22-27
As stewards of God’s resources, there are many reasons why giving God our tithes through the local church is relevant and important for us to do today. Here are a few reasons to bring our tithes to God regularly:
1. It helps you remember to honor God and put Him first in your life.
2. You are helping to advance the work of the Kingdom in your community and world.
3. You will experience God’s faithful provision of your needs as you are faithful to Him.
4. God will continue to provide you with resources to be able to bless others!
Join us this Sunday at 10:30am as we look at what the Bible has to say about how tithing is a great habit for your heart!
Thanksgiving Food Baskets for local needy families – This year, our goal is to assemble 15 Thanksgiving Food Baskets for local families.
Please bring items according to the following schedule: October 7 - canned yams October 14 - stuffing mix October 21 - pumpkin pie October 28 - Cool whip November 4 - frozen turkey November 11 - rolls
November 18 - deliver the baskets.
Church Clean-up Day Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 AM – Noon! Come help us clean, organize, and remove old items to help beautify our facility.
The job list includes:
- decluttering the old building
- cleaning restrooms, classrooms and floors
- cleaning the baptistry
- weeding and trimming the landscaping
Let Tim Kellis know if it is more convenient for you to come at another time during the week besides Saturday morning to help with these clean-up tasks.
Watermark FALL FESTIVAL is Sunday, October 28 from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM at Watermark Church. There will be food, games, trunk or treat and contests. Come vote for your favorite chili and carved pumpkin! Invite friends and neighbors!
Baptism – Sunday, October 14! We will have a baptism for several members of our church on Sunday, 10/14 during the worship service. Let pastors Ron or Larry know if you would like to be baptized.
The 20-somethings/College and Career small group is continuing Sunday October 14th and will be studying the book “Vertical Church.” See Isaiah and Kristen Hruby for more details.
Next Youth Group is Sunday, October 14 @ 5:30PM HS / 6:30PM JH – Bible Study at the church.Youth from grades 6-12 will begin studying the book “Not a Fan” by Kyle Idleman. See Isaiah and Kristen Hruby for more information.
The Watermark Christmas Craft Bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 3 at the church. Mark your calendars. This will be a fundraiser for the sanctuary upgrade.
The Men’s Fellowship Breakfast is held every Friday at 7:00 AM, and the location is at the Waffle House at the Monroe Outlets / SR 63 & I-75. Join with the men of Watermark Church for an encouraging time of fellowship!
The Prophecy and World Events class is being offered at 9:30 AM Sundays, taught by Pastor Ron.
Life Group: The Gibson’s and Settimos’ Life Group bible study meets every other Friday. Contact Paul or Nathan for more info.
Together putting God first in our finances,