The 21st Annual Charles Finney Memorial Ride is a bicycle race organized by Memphis Hightailers Bicycle Club to honor their founder. The event benefits the Church Health Center, now located in Crosstown Concourse. The ride begins at 8AM on Saturday, April 14, at the Concourse Plaza. Riders can choose 19, 36, or 63 miles. Appropriately enough, they will pass directly by Open Door. Paw Paw & Granny
AWANA, our weekly club for young people from age two through high school, will finish out the school year on May 6. It meets Sunday nights, 5:30-7PM. The AWANA Awards Banquet will take place on May 20. If you are participating in this year’s Scripture Memory Challenge, that is the deadline for completion.
A baptismal service is scheduled for the Sunday morning service on April 22. If you have trusted Jesus as Savior but not been baptized, here is your opportunity to follow His command. Water baptism wonderfully pictures that you have been identified with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. Talk with Pastor Gary if you want to take part or if you just need
Ladies! You are invited to a Bridal Shower for Abby Wong on Saturday, April 7, at 11:30AM. It will be at Mandy Amagliani's house. Abby will marry Pastor John Wesley Leek on June 9th in Pennsylvania.
Easter Sunday will be here before you know it. Make plans now to join us for breakfast in the fellowship hall at 8:30AM on April 1, followed by a joint Bible Study for those grades 7 and up. The morning worship service will be held at its normal time, 10:45AM.
Esther Olivia Blackburn made an unexpectedly early appearance, entering this world on March 6 at 9:33PM, she weighed 5lb. 10oz. and measured 19 inches. We rejoice with Shane and Ruth, Ethan, and Norah over this blessing from God.
Frank Duffy, Sr. passed into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, March 6, just three weeks before his 97th birthday. He joined Open Door on February 1, 1961, and served the Lord faithfully here over the years. A gifted singer and teacher, Frank was always willing to do whatever was needed. His home was a center of hospitality. He loved to speak of the coming of the
Our Annual Men’s Chili Cook Off is just three weeks away. Plan to take part on Sunday, February 18, 6PM. Entries will be judged, and the winner will take possession of the coveted Silver Spike “You Nailed it!” Award for the next 12 months. Ladies, no help is allowed in chili preparation. You can bring crackers, cheese, desserts, and other chili accompaniments.
The Tuesday night Ladies Bible Study is starting a new 12-week study using Seeking Him: Experiencing the Joy of Personal Revival. Books are available through the church office. This study starts this week at 6:45PM in Wilson Hall. Childcare is provided. In addition to learning God’s Word, it’s a great opportunity to deepen relationships with like-minded women.