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August 11-12:
Spoke Folk Homecoming Service

August 17:
Manna Market

August 24:
Senior Fellowship

August 25:
500 Card Club Fellowship

August 28-30:
Mount Olive Preschool Orientation

September 1:
No Saturday Worship
- Labor Day Weekend

September 3:
Church Office Closed
- Labor Day

September 4:
Women of Mount Olive Meeting

September 5:
Mount Olive Preschool Begins

September 10:
Golf Scramble

September 15:
No Saturday Worship

September 16:
Rally Day Worship
8:00 & 10:30 only

October 13:
Artisan Craft Fair/Annual Lunch

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Key Verse:

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.”
Hebrews 11:1 NIV

Why We Don’t Invite Others to Church
By Pastor Jon Haakana

More than one study has shown that large percentages of unchurched people would consider attending a church if someone simply invited them. The problem is not the attitude of the unchurched; rather, it is often the failure of church members to invite others. I have included below several reasons given in these studies for not inviting people to church:

1. “I just don’t think about it.” Many church members have contact with the unchurched every week, if not every day. They go to school with them, work with them, live beside them—and sometimes live with them. What church folks don’t do, though, is see the unchurched as “sheep without a shepherd” (Matt. 9:36), as spiritual beings in need of Jesus and a church family.

2. “I’m afraid I’ll be rejected.” Nobody likes to be turned down, especially after taking the risk to invite somebody to church. It’s easier to avoid that possibility by not inviting anyone at all.
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