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Springtown Meets
Life Challenges
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Divorce Care Seminar Launches

13-Week Program Begins February 21 at Springtown

Two parallel seminars will be offered for families affected by divorce -- one for adults and the other for children. Here's a brief overview:
1) Divorce Care: Open to adults who are going through or have gone through a divorce. Begins Sunday, February 21, 10 am-noon, at Springtown. There is a $25 fee. Scholarships available.
2) Divorce Care for Kids: For children ages 5-12 who have been affected by divorce. There is a $10 fee. Scholarships available.
Want more information? Log onto http://www.divorcecare.org for more details on the program. If you know someone who could benefit from this program, please share the details with them. Brochures and more details will be passed along in the weeks to come.

Journey to Wholeness Launches

Addiction Program Begins Thursday, Feb. 25, 7 pm

In conjunction with the Gentry Church, Springtown will launch a new support group developed by Adventist Recovery Ministries. The program targets anyone who is struggling with behaviors that are overwhelming their life. The program will also help friends and family members of people affected by addictions. The seminar is free. Log onto http://www.adventistrecovery.org for more details. We'll be sharing a lot more information in the weeks to come.

The Love of God is More Than a Kid's Sabbath School Song

Wednesday, January 27, 7-8 pm

Springtown's Midweek series entitled "The Compelling Love of God" continues with a study about The Love of God. Chapter 2 in our study guide begins with these words -- "The simple hymn, 'Jesus Loves Me,' summarizes the basic message of Christianity." So you see, understanding and experiencing God's love is not child's play! Read through Chapter 2 (log onto http://www.compellinglove.org) in preparation for this captivating study. Please consider joining your Springtown family for this fast-paced time of Bible study and prayer. You won't be disappointed.

Women's Study Group

Monday, January 25, 11:30 am-1 pm

The standing invitation is always there . . . all ladies are welcome to join in the Walk the Walk You Talk study. You'll be blessed by the Bible study, prayer and fellowship. Lunch is provided.

Springtown Valentine's Party

Sunday, FEBRUARY 14, 5:30 pm

On Valentine's Day, Springtown will be overflowing with love, great desserts, delicious food & abundant fun.  Here's the line-up:
1) Bubba Bake-Off 2016 - Gentlemen, get ready to show off your cooking skills. Your assignment is to find a recipe, shop for ingredients, and cook your show-stopping dessert -- with no help from your wife, mother, aunt, sister or your next door neighbor. The competition is stiff. The eating is amazing. The fun is unbelievable. Start planning today.
2) Delicious Meal -- A great team of folk will be preparing a meal for all to enjoy. 
3) Family Movie -- After we've eaten and the Bake-Off winners have been announced, we'll enjoy a movie together. 
EVERYONE's invited. This isn't a "date-only" event. Young and old. Single or married. Let's pack the church with good eating and the love of fellowship.

The Common Good

On Sabbath, January 30 - Pastor Tony Shares a Message Torn From Today's Headlines

Pastor Cash will worship with us this coming Sabbath and reflect on our religious liberties. 2015 was an eventful year as many in America and around the globe focused on The Common Good. But was it good? Please join us in worship.

Learn to Communicate Love

Free Seminar -- January 29 & 30

A "Five Love Languages" seminar will be held this coming weekend at the TLC. Hosted by John & Joyce Marter, this seminar will assist you in learning how to communicate love to your partner. The schedule is: Friday, January 29, 7-8:30 pm and Saturday, January 30, 3-6 pm. Everyone welcome. 

Mission Project: Havana, Cuba

Space Limited: Act Now!

The Arkansas-Louisiana Conference is headed to Havana from November 17-28, 2016. There is room for only 30 participants. This past Sabbath when Pastor Jeff Villegas spoke at Springtown, 20 slots were already taken. The trip will center around evangelistic meetings in six Cuban cities. To support the meetings, door-to-door food bag distribution, literature distribution, and VBS programs will be used. The cost is $1,750 per person. Register ASAP at http://www.arklacyouth.org. Questions? Contact Pastor Villegas at jvillegas@arklac.org.

It Is Written Coming to Springtown

Second Sabbath -- February 12 & 13

Jeff Blumenberg, associate trust director at It Is Written, will be our guest for February's 2nd Sabbath. Friday evening he will share stories, short video clips and exciting news about It Is Written. On Sabbath, Jeff's sermon will be entitled "Not One Thing." Watch for more details.

OAA Mission Trip Planned

Nicaraguan Project Donations Needed

Ozark Adventist Academy students and staff are headed to Matagalpa, Nicaragua from March 30-April 11 to conduct evangelistic meetings, reach kids with VBS, help in medical clinics, and assist with construction. Nearly 50 students have expressed an interest in going if they can raise the funds. If you are impressed to help, your donation can be sent to assist the general trip fund. Send checks to OAA (ID Mission Trip on the check) at 20997 Dawn Hill East Road, Gentry, AR 72734 or drop them by the school business office.

A Book for Prodigals and
Those That Love Them

A Powerful Book for Young People and Parents

Chrissy grew up in a loving family. Her parents, Jim & Carol Cymbala, were nationally known for their leadership at the Brooklyn Tabernacle in New York City. She watched the power of God move in people's lives. She heard the songs sung by her mother's choir. But that song died in her own heart. Drawn into a toxic relationship and lifestyle to boost her own insecurity, Chrissy drifted far from her parents home and the God of her childhood. "Girl in the Song" is a powerful first-person telling of how she lost her way and the miracle that led her home. Whether you're a young person contemplating your life and worth or you're a parent of a struggling young adult, this book will provide inspiration and hope. Chrissy's miraculous story celebrates a God that loves us and never gives up on us.