9 March - Lent Matthew 4:1-11 Trials and Temptations Citing Moses in his rebuttals, Jesus stays faithful throughout a series of tests brought by the Devil. We, too, by understanding and living in the light of God's Word, can keep the faith when life brings trials and temptations.
Join us on Sunday mornings for worship at either 8:00 or 10:00. On the third Sunday of every month we have our praise band and youth leading our 10:00 worship time. Every Sunday at 9:00 we have children, youth and adult Sunday school. All are welcome!
Safe Passage is a facility in Batesville, IN that provides temporary living for up to 24 families. Its purpose is to provide a safe place with supporting, recovery services to family members (or individuals) who have been physically or emotionally abused. The average length of stay is about 30 days. The support needs from volunteers in the Batesville community are extensive. They include providing financial aid, encouragement through notes/letters, visitation, praying, errands, transportation, food snacks, room maintenance/furnishings, tutoring, and small decorations or inspirational items for the room/clients.
The Batesville United Methodist Church has been engaged in helping with these services for a number of years. Safe Passage has now formalized volunteering into a program called "El Roi". Our church, under the umbrella of the Outreach Committee has decided to commit to this program beginning in October, 2013. This commitment will initially be focused on sponsorship of Room # 7 and its occupants. It consists of $100 per month to help with Safe Passage expenses, and also needed support services (as listed above) from a group of about 10 individuals from the church.
While the outreach from the church is focused on Room # 7, it can be expanded beyond this as worked out between Safe Passage leadership and the BUMC team.