Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mid-Month Updates

Mission Trip Fundraising Opportunity Begins March 15th

Whether you are going on a mission trip with SendMeMissions to the Dominican Republic this summer or with another Church in the next 15 months... you have the opportunity to raise funds for your trip with our 5K Run/Walk. This is NOT limited to just the DR Mission Trip team members. Please share with others, that you know of, that are going on a mission trip in the next year. If you would like to join SMM on our 2013 Africa Mission trip, now is the time to begin raising money. To see how it works, click here for more details. If you still have questions, please email us at

Yard Sales This Weekend

This weekend, be sure to swing by the following Yard Sale locations and support our Dominican Republic Mission Trip:

Linda Hernandez - 816 Honolulu Drive, Wauchula - Saturday, March 17th
Dental Team (Brittany & Leslie) - 422 East Magnolia Arcadia - 9am - 4pm

St. Patrick's Day

Don't forget to purchase your green heart earrings to wear on St. Patty's day! To place an order... Call Jessica Murdock at 863-701-6813 or send us an email at

BBQ Dinner Tickets Available 

The DR Dental Team has BBQ Dinner Tickets available for purchase $8
Pick-up is on March 23rd & 24th (deliveries available) 
Purchase your tickets at Heartland Gold!

October Baby

The release date for October Baby is next Friday, March 23rdClick here to view the locations that October Baby will be available. If you are planning to view the movie in Sebring, please consider purchasing your tickets through Choices Pregnancy Care Center that serves in Highlands, Polk & Hardee County. 50% of all proceeds go towards Choices PCC.

Disaster Relief Training

If you are interested in the Disaster Relief Training, please meet us at the Wauchula Police Dept. parking lot (128 S. 7th Ave) at 6:30am on March 24th. If you need to car pool with someone, make sure you email us at

Story of Noah

The Story of Noah begins March 30th get your tickets today! 

SMM T-Shirts
We are placing an order for SMM t-shirts next week. If you would like to order one, please email us at by Sunday March 18th
Short Sleeve $11
Long Sleeve $13

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Secret Church

The Secret Church event on Good Friday, April 6th has become something that I am personally very excited about. I don't typically just share through the SMM Blog/Website but the idea of getting into the Word for 6 hours, learning more about the Almighty God and doing this at the exact same time the underground churches are, is beyond amazing, it is A GOD THING!

So what is the Secret Church. Watch the video... David Platt will tell you all about it (it's only 1 minute)

Where is the Secret Church at? We will be providing a simulcast version at the YMCA Teen Building in Wauchula. There are couches to make it comfortable, kitchen & bathrooms here in this facility. It's located across the street from the Court House on the same block as the YMCA.
There is also one at FBC Avon Park, Bell Shoals Baptist Church and Calvary Chapel in Sarasota.
Check out this site for more locations in other areas.

When is the Secret Church: Good Friday, April 6th from 7pm until 1am

What if I can't stay until 1am? What if I can't come right at 7pm? Come and go as you need. We would like everyone to try and commit for the full 6 hours but understand that with work schedules, children and other obligations this may not be possible. Because it is a simulcast, you won't be "interrupting" anyone. However, please be considerate if you need to come late or leave early and please NO CHILDREN.... The area we will be meeting in, is only one room.

What is the cost? The suggested donation is $10. This will cover your study guide and we will have light snacks & drinks provided. Remember that this is for 6 hours... if you need additional snacks or drinks, feel free to bring them and put them in the fridge.

Who can come? ANYONE!!! Be sure to bring a friend or even invite a stranger... but come ready to study the Word! (To help with planning for the event, please email us if you plan to attend at If you have any questions, call Jamie Davis @ 245-1587)

What can I do until Good Friday? The Secret Church has a blog... read this blog, learn from this blog, stay updated through this blog, pray with this blog, allow God to challenge you through this blog. And don't forget to share with your friends & family!

A little bit more about why the Secret Church.... When we think of "church" in America, we think of going to meet at a building, singing, praying and hearing a message from a Pastor or teacher. But in many places around the world, "church" meets in a home, an apartment, even in secret. These small groups of Christ-followers often meet for many hours in study, prayer and fellowship, as it is dangerous to travel to "church" and they want to make the most of their time together.

Secret Church is our "house church," where we meet periodically for an intense time of Bible study--lasting 4-6 hours--and prayer for our persecuted brothers and sisters across the globe. This is not for the uncommitted or faint at heart. But if you desire to know God more deeply through His Word, and know His Church more fully around the world, then please join us for Secret Church.

God will use this focused time of study to enrich our knowledge of His Word as we gain understanding of the state of His Church and our persecuted brothers and sisters around the world. The objective of Secret Church is for you to pass along what you learn to others, so that you can make disciples of Christ--both locally and globally.