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Summer/Fall 2022 Newsletter

In this issue:  Current Sermon Series * Sussex Project Recap * Baptism Service * Discover Baleville/Church Membership * Children's Ministry Programs *  Adult Bible Studies *  Fundraisers for our Missions Partners  * Shop Rite gift cards

Current Sermon Series

Join us Sundays at 10 am! If you miss a Sunday, messages are available on our website shortly after the service ends.  

Sussex Project Recap

We thank God for the success of our second annual Sussex Project. The Sussex Project is a week-long service project in our community where we help families with yard work/ small home repair projects and point them to Jesus. This year, from June 20-25th, approximately 40 volunteers served at the homes of about 12 local families. 
View the 2022 Sussex Project Slideshow
We love because he first loved us. – 1 John 4:19
"I think as humans we tend to look for God in the big things. We want to witness His miraculous healing of the sick or turning a jug of water into the best-tasting wine; however, when we focus on this, we tend to miss the little places where God shows up. 
This was Baleville’s second year with the Sussex Project and it was not short on God being active in what we were doing.  This year, the work was not overwhelming; however, the needs from the families seemed greater.  We were able to come alongside a family who had a fear of a large tree falling on their newly purchased home.  God placed the right people on that job who had the skill set to strategically remove the lower branches and make the tree lighter until a tree service could come and take it down.  God also showed his hand by providing individuals who were not able to physically help but gave generously so the family would not have to worry about the cost of having the tree removed.  We now can walk side by side with them on Sunday mornings as they build a relationship with God.  This is God working through the small things leading towards something greater.
We met a new mom whose husband is suffering greatly from PTSD.  We didn’t witness God healing him; however, we did see someone who understood what PTSD looks and feels like come along side this young mom and provide comfort and hope by using his experience and God’s words.  This is God at work in the small things bringing healing.
Not all of God’s work that week involved interaction with whom we were serving.  On a small job, God placed two couples together, who may not normally interact due to their ages and life experiences, to complete a half-day task.  They were able to find common ground through music, their heritage, and humor to make a connection, which led to discussions about Baleville Church and a time to encourage each other in their walk with Christ.  This is God showing up in the small things teaching the importance of fellowship.
The one job that makes me stop and think, even to this day, was a big job for a family facing the loss of income as the single mom’s job was coming to an end.  We had many volunteers that day who worked tirelessly to clear weeds and brush from the front and back yard of this family’s home.  Her children came out to help and her young daughter and one of our young volunteers worked side by side and became friends.  To hear them laugh and find joy in something like pulling weeds and gathering worms was a good reminder of the simple love God has for us.  In the end, I don’t know if they stayed in touch but for those few hours, a young child was able to befriend another who knows what God’s love looks like and could share it with her.  What an impact for a young person who may never have heard God’s word or felt his love.  This is God working in the small things, teaching this adult how to love God like a child, and for that I am truly blessed."  - By Debbie Cooper

Baptism Service this Sunday!

Interested in Church Membership?

Thinking about becoming a member at Baleville Church?  Take the first step by attending Discover Baleville on September 25th after the worship service.  At Discover Baleville, you will learn about our church, meet church leaders, and have the opportunity to ask questions, all while enjoying lunch together.

If you choose to pursue membership, we offer two classes on Sundays after the worship service.  If you are interested in either Discover Baleville or membership, please click the box below or contact the church office and let us know so we can coordinate dates.
I'm Interested

Children's Ministry


We need your help!

The program will likely be on Friday evenings, and will need many different types of volunteers. We need those with high energy, those who simply want to help children learn their memory verses, and even those who want to help with an occasional special event.  If you have an interest in learning more about this program, click the link below or contact Bonnie Ingraham at   
I'm Interested in learning more about Kidz Club!

Sunday Morning Children's Programs

Our 2nd-5th grade kid's Sunday Morning program will be starting up again on September 11th!  The first Sunday of each month, kids will stay in the service where they can fill out a Sermon Notes sheet for a prize.  (Sermon Notes sheets can be found in the back of the sanctuary).  The remaining weeks, kids are dismissed part way through the service to learn a Bible lesson geared right to them!  
Our younger class for kids ages 3yrs-1st grade will continue each week as usual. 

Continuing this Fall!

3 Bible Studies

An in-depth study of God’s Word as we learn more about what it means to be followers of Jesus. Led by Pastor Brian.

MONDAYS * 7pm - 8:30pm (beginning September 12th)

Join us as we do an in-depth study on a book of the Bible.  Led by Bonnie Ingraham
*Please note the NEW day.  We are now meeting Mondays instead of Thursdays!  

WEDNESDAYS * 10am-11am

All are welcome to join Pastor Brian to further discuss the sermon from Sunday morning and as well as any other thoughts and questions.

Not Just for Gift Giving

Sussex Project

Did you know that when you use our gift cards for your weekly shopping, the church receives 5%?  This really starts to add up when many people are contributing!  
Cards do not cost more than their value, are worth the full face value, and are available in varying increments.  
The money earned goes toward the general fund to help with church expenses.  
Pick up your cards at the end of the church service, or stop in to the office during office hours.  

Fundraisers supporting Our Missions Partners

  • Hampton Township Food Drive - drop off is September 10th-11th.  A portion of the donations will go to Helping Hands.
  • My Brother's Place Golf Tournament - October 7th at Black Bear Golf Club in Franklin.  More information here
  • Walk for Life - Saturday morning, October 15th at the Sussex Fairgrounds.  More information here
Quick Links

Here are a couple links you might find helpful.  Each of these links can also be found on our website -
How can we pray for you?
Church Calendar
Sermon Archive
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