Wilkes Prison Ministry Christmas Sacks for Inmates:
Every Christmas, the Wilkes Prison Ministry provides a large Christmas sack to every inmate at the Wilkes Correctional Center.  There are approximately 270 inmates at the prison.  Although many inmates receive gifts from family, there are those for whom this is the only present they will receive.  Each sack contains items such as candy, toiletry items, envelopes, Christian literature, cookies and other items.  This is an event much anticipated and appreciated by the inmates. 
Each sack is approximately $16 and the financing of these sacks depends entirely on community donations.  In order for each sack to contain about the same types of items, donations should be made in the form of monetary donations. (More information is available on the table near the church office or from Frank Shealy or Don Laws.)
I Commit To Pray
  1. Sense God’s presence. (Hebrews 13:5)
  2. Know we are praying for them. (2 Timothy 1:3)
  3. Experience God’s comfort. (2 Thess. 2:16-17
  4. See God open doors to evangelism. (Col. 4:3)
  5. Boldly share the Gospel. (Acts 4:29)
  6. Mature in their faith. (Colossians 1:28-29)
  7. Be granted wisdom in covert ministry work.               (Acts 9:23-25)
  8. Remain joyful amid suffering. (Acts 5:41)
  9. Forgive and love their persecutors. (Matt. 5:44)
  10. Be rooted in God’s Word. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
                        (The Voice of the Martyrs)
Church Prayer Focus for  NOVEMBER:
Union Baptist Church
Rev. Steve and Mrs. Ruth Faw
774 Goddard Lane, Millers Creek, NC 28651
   The church “exercise room” is available by church members Monday through Friday until 5:00 pm.  Please contact the church office for the key before 5:00 pm.  If you need instructions on any of the machines, please see Linda Wiles.
It’s that time of year again when we come together to map out our ministry plans for the upcoming year.  If you are a leader, we are asking that you meet with your team to plan and then submit (to the church office) dates for your events to add to the 2019 calendar year.  We will assemble a calendar and submit it for your review/revision prior to printing it and distributing it to our church family in December.
                  *Deadline for requests for checks/reimbursements, etc. Tuesday 5:00 PM
                  *Deadline for information to be included in Wednesday Lamplighter Tuesday 5 PM
                  *Deadline for information to be included in Sunday bulletin (including inserts) Thursday 5 PM
                  *Deadline for information to be included in monthly newsletter by the 25th of the month
               ** Please feel free to contact church office if you have a “last minute” request; we will be happy to help.