The WBNH Good Newsletter
October is Pastor Appreciation Month
October has long been recognized worldwide as Clergy Appreciation Month. The call to honor our church leaders’ contributions can be traced back to St. Paul. In establishing the first Christian churches, St. Paul advised the congregation to give “double honor” to the elders of the church who managed the affairs of the church well, “especially those whose work is preaching and teaching” (1 Timothy 5:17).
We here at WBNH hope that you will take the time and energy this month to honor your pastor and your church’s ministerial staff. May they know that they are loved, respected and appreciated for the work they do every day, not just Sunday! There are various ways to say “thank you”, but we offer one that may allow thousands to take part with you – A Day Sponsor in honor of your pastor on WBNH! Contact us if you are interested. And thank God for the blessing of a hard working pastor at your church.
Election Day is November 3rd
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. – Romans 13:1
Every election, it seems that the authorities will say that “this will prove to be the most important election in our history”. Here in 2020, that may be true. As Christians, it is our right and duty to vote for the candidates for office that we deem most worthy of that calling. Please make sure you have updated yourself on the issues and the candidates and then cast an informed vote. God is, of course, controlling this election and will control the days, months and years after the ballot boxes are closed. Let’s give Him the honor, respect and attention that our prayers can generate and get ready now to vote on or before November 3rd. If you are not sure if you are registered or not, we can help! Click here to register to vote or here to check if you're registered or to see your polling location. Or if you need actual assistance, stop by our studios at 1919 Mayflower Drive, just east of Pekin.
Operation Christmas Child is November 16 - 23!
Every year, thousands of friends nationwide and globally pack shoe box gifts for needy children overseas, complete with the story of Jesus inside. This year, Operation Christmas Child is scheduled (yes, it’s still on!) for November 16 – 23. We are taking all the precautions necessary here at WBNH to safely and easily accept your shoebox gifts. Please mark that week on your calendar and continue to prepare those precious gifts. More information about collection week next month. Meanwhile, if you need assistance or have questions, contact us or visit the OCC website regarding Covid updates.