• Ruth – A Woman of Noble Character

     

    ReadRuth 1:14-16

    The Bible tells us about many great heroes. God uses these people to provide role models for us. They teach us how God wants us to behave. These people show us that our actions show others our faith and character. One of these heroines was a woman named Ruth and the book of Ruth tells us about her. Ruth lived with her husband and his family in Moab. They had fled there because there was a famine in Judah. While there, most family members died. Ruth, her sister-in-law, Orpah, and her mother-in-law, Naomi, were the only survivors. When Naomi heard that there was food in Judah again, she decided to go back to Bethlehem. She told Ruth and Orpah they should return to their own families in Moab. Ruth refused to leave Naomi and returned to Bethlehem with her. She knew her mother-in-law was older and would need help to survive. Every day Ruth set out to find food and worked in the fields gathering the grain that the harvesters might have overlooked or dropped. People in Bethlehem saw the kindness that Ruth showed Naomi. They saw that she was faithful in helping the older woman. Quickly, Ruth developed a good reputation. Boaz, who owned the land where Ruth was working, noticed her noble character. He was a close relative to Naomi’s husband and married Ruth. The town elders recognized that this was a good match and blessed the couple. God also blessed them richly. Ruth and Boaz were the great-grandparents of King David and ancestors of Jesus. Ruth shows us that good character is important. Ruth was loyal and compassionate to Naomi. She was respectful when she met Boaz. People in the town knew of her kindness and responsibility. If you have time to read the entire book of Ruth, you will find even more examples of good character. God makes sure we know about Ruth. He wants us to understand how He can use people of noble character in His plan. Are you building your character? A good reputation is important.

    Think about this verse –Ruth 3:11b

    All the people of my town know that you are a woman of noble character. (NIV)

    Close in prayer – Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for showing us Ruth as an example of good character. Help us to be loyal, kind, and respectful. Help us to show your love to others through compassion. Amen.

  • Camp Good News

    At this point Camp is OPEN and runs from 9am-3pm, with early (7-9am) and after (3-5pm) care for an additional charge. If you want more information about camp this summer, especially about COVID-19 risk prevention, or to register, please visit the CEF website at http://www.bucksmontcef.com/telfordcamp/ or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Here's this year's schedule:

    • June 22nd – June 26th: Time Traveler
    • June 29th – July 3rd: Surprise Adventure
    • July 6th – July 10th: Wacky Week
    • July 13th – July 17th: Circus Week
    • July 20th – July 24th: Games Galore
    • July 27th – July 31st: Splish Splash
    • August 3rd – August 7th: Creative Arts
    • August 10th – August 14th: World of Champions

     

  • Vacation Bible School

    Vacation Bible School is over, but everyone had a great time!  

    Thanks to everyone who participated this year, and we look forward to seeing you again next year!

     

     

  • Youth Fellowship

    Flood Philly is a 10-day mission trip to Philadelphia. During the week we learn how to share the good news about Jesus with children through games, puppets, crafts, songs, and Bible verses. Then we put all we learned into practice as we assist in running a block party and a 5-day kids club. During the week, teens and young adults are challenged by speakers and team leaders at our ”home base”: Crossing Community Church in Newtown, PA. This location is also used for our training and overnight sleeping. This mission trip is an incredible opportunity for our youth to be challenged and grow in their relationship with Christ. Through Flood Philly, they are given helpful tools to relate to others and relay the good news of Jesus Christ to them.

    Dates are June 21-29, 2018. We don’t want anything to hinder you from coming to serve others and learning to share Jesus with children.

  • Sunday School

    Every Sunday morning our Sunday School classes provide biblical instruction for all ages.  From infant to adult, the Bible comes alive through stories, actiities and in-depth study.