Starting Point (Begins Sunday, Sept. 23)

Description:  A discussion oriented class for those who are skeptical or curious about Christ.  If you are connecting with God for the first time, or if you are reconnecting with God after being away from the church for a while, then Starting Point is for you.  Starting Point is a relaxed and informal gathering on Sunday mornings for you to connect with others who are at the same stage in their journey.  We invite you to join us as we watch video teaching, eat some snacks, and discuss questions about the Christian faith.

Leader:  Shawn Burditt & Tammy McOrmond

Gender:  Co-Ed

Marital Status:  Married and Singles

Age Range:  13 Years and Older

Time:  11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Day:  Sunday

Frequency:  8 Week Cycles

Childcare:  Nursery & Children’s Sunday School Classes

Location:  1st Floor Classroom in Education Building @ SRC

REFUGE Youth Group (Starts 4:30-6:00PM, Sunday, September 16)

What? Refuge is the youth group of SRC, but is open to teens of other churches and the community. Our meetings usually consist of: meet ‘n greet, snack, announcements, worship time, God talk, games, and talking to friends.

Why? It is our desire that everyone who enters our doors will feel welcome and challenged to grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Who? 5th through 12th grade youth from Marion and surrounding communities are welcome to participate.

Where? Refuge meets in the Education Building with Gym behind the Second Reformed Church (3757 Mill Street, Marion, NY 14505).

When? Refuge meets from 4:30-6:00PM on most Sundays during the school year with some special events at other times.

Youth Leaders? The Refuge youthworkers for the 2018-2019 school year are: Ned & Shelley Morgan, Linda Kellogg, Kim Reiff, Brandie Combs, John Harden, Ashley Potter, Mike Sicienski and Mike McOrmond.

Teen Ministry Team? Derek Adriaansen, Christian Dunham, James Hilaire, Noah Kellogg, Mary Messmer, Liam Morgan, and McKenna Short will be serving alongside the youthworkers this year.

Info? Besides talking a Refuge youthworker or teen ministry team member, you can find out more information by following our Facebook page entitled “Refuge Youth.”

“Loving God With Our All” Sermon Series

Date Speaker Loving God With Our All Text
5-Aug Don White Noah (part 1) Genesis 6:1-7:5; Hebrews 11:7
12-Aug Mike McOrmond Esther Esther 1-10
19-Aug Mike McOrmond Hosea Hosea 1-3
26-Aug Mike Sicienski Paul Acts 17:16-34
2-Sep Don White Noah (part 2) Genesis 7:6-8:22

Refuge Pool Party (1-4PM, Saturday, August 4 @ Morgan’s)

Refuge youth entering 5-12th grades this fall are invited to our Summer Pool Party from 1-4PM, Saturday, August 4th at Ned & Shelley Morgan’s home (3131 Pigeon Hill Road, Marion). The purpose of this event is to start or continue building relationships with fellow students and the new Refuge youthworkers. The afternoon will include plenty of time for swimming, yard games, snacks and an update on fall youth ministry activities. There is no charge for this event, but we are asking each teen to bring a dessert, bag of chips OR beverage. Please wear a modest swimsuit and bring your own towel. And yes, your friends are welcome to join us too:-)

“Creeds & Confessions” July Series

Date Speaker “Creeds & Confessions” Sermons Text
1-Jul Don White “Jesus is Lord!” Romans 10:9-10; I Cor. 12:3
(The Ultimate Confession)
8-Jul Don White Apostles’ Creed I John 4:1-6
(Jesus, Man)
15-Jul Don White Nicene Creed I John 2:18-25
(Jesus, God)
22-Jul Don White The Athanasian Creed Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14
(God’s Math: 1 and 3)
29-Jul Don White The Belgic Confession, Heidelberg II Timothy 1:8-14
Catechism & Canons of Dort
(3 Standards of Unity)

“Why Men Hate Going to Church” (11AM, Sunday, July 15 & 29)

With the encouragement of the Worship Work Group and Revitalization Team, Mike McOrmond will be leading a 2 week training session using a DVD by David Murrow on Sunday July 15 and July 29 from 11AM-12Noon for teens and adults in the SRC air conditioned gym.

July 15- WHY DO MEN HATE GOING TO CHURCH? 1) Men think church is for women, wimps, and weirdos. 2) Men think that church is a waste of time. 3) Christian culture leans increasingly toward the feminine. 4) It’s hard for a man to win at church.

July 29- 10 WAYS TO MAN UP YOUR CHURCH (without scaring women away) Fast-growing churches have one thing in common: they’re full of enthusiastic men. This fast-paced session will help us identify ten roadblocks to male involvement and give us practical tools to help our congregation attract and engage men and boys.

Schwaderer News – Canary Islands

June 2018

Greetings in the name of our Lord,

On April 4th, Leanna and I joined Carolee in the states–until August 29th when we return to Tenerife.  We have been able to visit most of our 15 grandchildren with both Jenny (her fifth) and Hannah (her fourth) expecting again—both within one day of each other around November 22n

I would like to share some fruit that God has given since the last prayer letter. One week before we left Tenerife I met three new men in the prison who were extremely interested in the gospel and received Bibles, but since my time was limited that day, I was not able to talk to them about salvation. A few days later I only found one, Jonaton; but God had been preparing his heart, and he was ready to hear the good news. He couldn’t believe that I returned to see him and that I’d remembered his name. I assured him that I had much better news than that – which I did – and he was gloriously saved, as he had never heard about the truths of salvation and God’s grace! Please pray for him and the other two whom I did not get to speak to about salvation, Miguel and Burgos. I believe that they would be open to the gospel message as well.

We caught the tail end of our home church’s mission conference and I preached Sunday morning. After a few days back in Rochester N.Y. (and the culture shock of returning to overcast, rainy weather) Carolee and I were returning to our car in the Wal-Mart parking lot when I began witnessing to a young man attending to the grocery carts. It turned out that he listened attentively, and he called upon the Lord Jesus Christ right there to forgive his sins and to be saved! Please pray for Anthony.

When visiting Jenny and my son-in-law Michael in May, we went preaching door to door in Lebanon PA, and were able to witness to several Hispanic speaking people there. One of those was another young man named Anthony, who only spoke Spanish. God allowed me to witness to him for a good 40 minutes at his doorstep; and he gave his life to the Lord for salvation as well! Michael is the pastor of the Heritage Baptist Church in Manheim, PA, and asked me to teach two Sunday school classes for children. The first week two youngsters, Blake and Maddix, were saved after the class had ended. The next week, Brooklyn, a young girl who had come for over a year surrendered to the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation as well!

While out on visitation with Parker Memorial Baptist Church in Lansing Michigan, God enabled me to lead a husband and wife to the Lord! They lived at the first door we knocked on, and we were there for almost an hour and a half explaining the true way of salvation. They had attended a Methodist Church but had never heard that salvation was by God’s grace, but rather were trusting in their goodness and church membership. It was wonderful to see them both accept the LORD into their hearts and to be born again! Their names are Jerome and Kknodou. Please pray that they would grow in the Lord and attend church.

We have been able to report to a number of our supporting churches and minister the word of God as well. What a blessing to see many of the churches again and to see them serving the Lord; and to meet again all the saints who are praying for us. We have heard some great preaching also on a number of occasions and have been refreshed and encouraged in the Lord. We were blessed to attend a Bible conference at our home church, Old Paths Bible Baptist in Holley, NY, and honor our three pastors as we celebrated our 25th year as a church. Thank God for his goodness!

Thanks again, Doug, Carolee, Rebekah, and Leanna Schwaderer