May 26, 2024

 

 Pregnancy Resource Center Baby Bottle Campaign

Today is the last day to make a donation to the Pregnancy Resource Center of the NRV to help mothers and fathers to be!  Take a baby bottle from the Lobby, fill it with cash or coins or a check (payable to Pregnancy Resource Center), and return them to the designated bin.



June is Missions Month

This summer,  close to 100 students and adults are going to Africa and Mexico to represent Belmont and serve alongside two of our mission partners. Both teams are giving our church family the opportunity to help them make a positive impact on where they are going to serve.

Through June 9, you have the opportunity to donate supplies for the Africa team to take with them to Kiwandani, Kenya.  The items needed are sharpies, sharpies (fine tip), crayons, pencils, erasers, sharpeners for the school and bandaids, q-tips, toothbrushes, chewable children's multi-vitamins, chewable Pepto tablets, and sanitizing wipes for the health clinic.

Beginning June 16, there will be a display in the Lobby, where you can provide items for the homes we'll be building in Mexico.  Choose from curtain rods, bunk beds, housewarming baskets, propane stoves, and more!  (Make checks payable to YUGO Ministries)

 


50+ Ministry Dinner and Hymn Sing
Saturday, June 1
Dinner catered by Country Kitchen in the Lobby at 5:00 pm
Hymn Sing in the Worship Center at 6:30 pm
Tickets are available from Scotty Bolling, for $12 each


 

Ways to Give

We currently have two ways that you can give to Belmont.  They are:

Online:  www.belmontchristian.org

Worship:  cash or check placed in the offering boxes

You may also mail checks to 1500 Peppers Ferry Road, Christiansburg, VA  24073

 



Children’s Ministry

Belmont Kids (K-5th Graders) and Belmont Preschool (Nursery-Preschool) are available at 9:45 am and 11:15 am.

 


Go MAD Project

We will not have a scheduled meeting time for Go MAD for the month of May.  However, we will be collecting donations for the Montgomery County Animal Care and Adoption Center.  We will be taking these donations through Sunday, May 26th. Donations can be dropped off in the Belmont Kids children’s hallway. Here is a list of some of the items that they need:

  •         Purina Cat Chow
  •         Cat Litter
  •         Purina Kitten Chow
  •         Cat Toys
  •         Canned Dog Food
  •         Purina Dog Chow
  •         Kong Dog Toys
  •         Nylabones
  •         Soft Dog Treats
  •         Laundry Detergent
  •         Hand Sanitizer
  •         Clorox Wipes
  •         Dawn Dish Soap
  •         Scrub Brushes
  •         Paper Towels

    

Bodybuilders: Completed 7th-12th Graders

We’ll be serving at the Rescue Mission every Tuesday this Summer, starting June 4.  We’ll leave Belmont at 3:30 pm.  Signup Genuis will go live on Sundays at 8:00 pm with only 10 slots available each week!

 

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Message Notes:

The Bottom Line

10 When God saw what the people did, that they stopped doing evil, he changed his mind and did not do what he had warned. He did not punish them. (Jonah 3:10)


1 But to Jonah this seemed very wrong, and he became angry. (Jonah 4:1)


2 He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? That is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. 3 Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.” (Jonah 4:2-3)


This is an established truth:


Everyone is someone to God.

If everyone is someone to God, then as a child of God and a follower of Christ, everyone is someone to me.


9 But God said to Jonah, “Is it right for you to be angry about the plant?”  “It is,” he said. “And I’m so angry I wish I were dead.”


10 But the Lord said, “You have been concerned about this plant, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. 11 And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left—and also many animals?” (Jonah 4:9-11)


The Final Word on The Book of Jonah

We are not only called to align our desires with God's but also to see others as God sees them.

 

9 The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance. (2 Peter 3:9)