Raising The Bar is a 2 day conference for men fueled by MAN STUFF! Combining intensity, entertainment, teaching, and worship; it's the kind of weekend you won't soon forget! This year's speakers include Pastor Mike Kalstrup, Pastor Willie George, and Former Navy Seal Jeff Bramstedt. Registration fee includes the Friday night MAN meal, Saturday breakfast, Saturday lunch, serious Mancave Giveaways, and Saturday Shoot Out Prizes. T-shirts and hats will be available for sale.
The RTB Conference is happening April 13-14th. The registration fee is $49 for adults and $39 for teens (14-18 years). Registration is due by April 9th. For more information and to register online, please visit www.raisingthebar.cc
Join us for our annual pie and dessert auction to benefit our Children's Church fund and help send kids to summer camp! If you'd like to help, please sign up on the back table to bring your favorite dessert. Then, join in the fun as we auction off pies, desserts, and baked goods that are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth! The auction will be held in the sanctuary after Sunday morning's service on February 11th. See you there!
The 2018 Republican Precinct Caucuses will be held on Monday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m. at the Mahaska County-Iowa State University Extension building located at 212 North I Street in Oskaloosa. This is the building behind Summers Car Credit on the north side of A Avenue. All precincts/wards will meet at this location. Please enter using the south door.
Save the date! Saturday, January 20th, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Developing Great Relationships presents a one day marriage seminar that disciples couples in God's way of parenting, loving.
The sessions will focus on-
1. The Foundation for Parenting
2. The World vs. Biblical Points of View
3. Understanding the Progressive Development of a Child as God Describes
4. Separating Rebellion From Normal Actions
5. Match or Mismatch of Personality
The cost of the seminar is $45 per couple and lunch will be provided. A sign up sheet is on the back table for those who would like to attend, and you may register for this event anytime at www.dgrpella.org.
NOVA Youth will be attending the Iowa Wild hockey game on Friday, December 22nd. Tickets for the game are free, but please bring money for dinner at Subway before the game and any snacks or drinks you may want to purchase at the Iowa Events Center. We'll meet at the church at 3:30 p.m. and return around 11:30 p.m. Please let Jason or Mandalynn know as soon as possible if you'd like to go.
Miss Jeanne and the JFC Kids in Kingdom Carriers and NOVA Youth are already hard at work rehearsing for this year's Christmas play. The performance will be on Sunday, December 17th at 10:00 a.m. We encourage you to invite friends and family to this wonderful retelling of the story of God's love for us. You won't want to miss it!
Join us on Saturday, December 9th, for a festive gathering of friends as we enjoy a delicious brunch, fun fellowship, and a short Christmas message.
Please bring 4 dozen of your favorite Christmas cookies! 2 dozen will be used for the exchange and 2 dozen will be packed up and delivered to our local First Responders as a token of our appreciation for all they do for our community.
Please sign up on the back table if you plan to attend.
We look forward to seeing you there!
This Christmas season, join us in sending our support with Samaritan's Purse as they share the Good News and great joy with children and families all over the world! This amazing journey begins with you...and a shoebox, and results in evangelism, discipleship, and multiplication! If you are interested in stuffing a shoebox for Operation Christmas Child, you can find more information, including what to pack, on the back table. Collection Day is Sunday, November 19th, 2017.
Ladies, save the date!
Saturday, November 4th, we will be attending the Central Iowa Christian Ladies Conference fall event at Rock Power Church in Des Moines. Conference speaker, Jeanne, Cook, will bless you! The cost is $20 and includes lunch. Registration forms and a sign-up sheet are on the back table.
Calling all youth! We are headed to Encounter Weekend in Winterset, Iowa this November, the 3rd!
It is the vision of Wired Teen Ministry to connect teens to Christ through a personal relationship with Him, and to also connect them with other teens who are born again! This year's guest speaker, Bill Claeys, currently serves as the Youth Minister at The Riverz Edge Church in Sioux City. Pastor Bill is an incredible man of God with great passion for the youth and over 30 years of experience working with them. Come anticipating a time of student led worship and great messages along with fun, food, games, and giveaways!
This is an overnight event so please bring sleeping bags, appropriate pajamas and a change of clothes, hygiene products, and money for snacks. The cost of this event is $15. Please sign-up and pay for this event before Wednesday, October 25th. See Jason or Mandalynn Unger for more details.
If you are part of the JFC family, this fall fun outing is for you! Join us at Autumn Acres on Saturday, October 21st. You can find your way through the corn maze, try your hand at the sling shot or pumpkin painting, take a ride on the super slide, visit the animals, relax on the hayride, and much more. We'll meet there at 1 p.m. and the farm closes at 6 p.m. Admission is $7 per person, children 2 and under are free. Autumn Acres is located at 2421 Hwy 92 in Oskaloosa. A sign-up sheet for this event is on the back table.
In light of the recent devastating effects of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, we have decided to focus our yearly outreach initiative toward this effort.
Instead of collecting shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child as the main outreach for the upcoming Christmas season, we will be taking an offering which will go to Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief
We feel strongly that at this time it is the responsibility of the church to respond to the incredible needs of our neighbors here are at home.
We will be taking a special offering for Samaritan's Purse Disaster Relief on Sunday, October 15, 2017.
We hope that you will be in prayer as to how you can help!
Please note that shoeboxes will still be available if you would like to participate in Operation Christmas Child as well.
If you are new to Jubilee Family Church and are interested in becoming a member or learning more about Biblical church membership, our membership class is for you! Join us after church on Sunday, July 9th. Please sign up at the back table, and see Pastor Bill for more information.
Jubilee Family Church is partnering with Blessings Soup Kitchen in Ottumwa! During the month of June, we are collecting paper towels, Chi Chi's salsa, and taco seasoning packets. A basket for donations is at the back of the sanctuary. JFC will be serving at Blessings Soup Kitchen on Thursday, June 29th. Please see Sherry Duval if you are able to participate.
The youth will be going to experience The Escape in Des Moines on Saturday, April 8th. The van will leave the church at 1 p.m. and return around 7 p.m. The cost of this event is $5 and money for dinner at the mall food court. Please sign up at the table at the back of the sanctuary and see Jason or Mandalynn Unger for more details.
Jubilee Family Church is partnering with Blessings Soup Kitchen! During the month of January we are collecting large cans of chicken or tuna, 9 oz. clear plastic cups, and napkins. JFC will serve at Blessings on Thursday, February 23rd. Please see Sherry Duval if you are able to participate.
A compassionate call to counter culture -
How do Biblical truths affect how we respond to the social issues of our day-realities such as poverty, slavery, abortion, sexual immorality, the degradation of marriage, the neglect of orphans and widows, racism, and persecution?
David Platt believes that the truth of the gospel should compel us to a contrite, compassionate, and courageous personal response to social issues in the culture. Using Biblical foundations, practical illustrations, and personal exhortations, this study is a pointed yet winsome call for readers to faithfully follow Christ in countercultural ways. There will be a cost. There will be a reward. Do Christians in the contemporary church have the courage to counter the culture?
This Life Group begins Sunday, February 19th at JD and Sherry Duval's home immediately following church. Sign up at the back table.