November 12, 2017
UPDATE: THE BATTLE OVER RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
Attorney General Jeff Sessions, per an executive order issued by President Trump, recently released a memorandum of guidance interpreting religious liberty protections in federal law. There are a few note-worthy statements in the memorandum which could result in increased protections for ministries and Christian business-owners.
- Freedom of religion extends not just to persons, but to organizations — including businesses.
Clarifications about the Johnson Amendment
- Reinforcing the guidelines on Religious Expression in the Workplace
- Expanding the right of religious organizations to employ only those who believe the same way
It is especially heartening to see a presidential administration take such a firm stance on recognizing both the importance of religious freedom in our nation and ensuring our religious rights remain protected. This is good news for every church, Christian school, or religious organization wanting to ensure all employees and staff share the ministry’s beliefs and views. This reinforces many existing protections, and there are a few noteworthy statements in the memorandum which could result in increased protections for ministries and Christian business-owners. While these guidelines will undoubtedly be challenged, they go on to list, explain, and reinforce almost every longstanding legal aspect of religious freedom in a refreshing hardline stance.
This is designed to ensure our religious rights remain protected in the present culture and onward. Please keep the presidential administration and our court system in prayer as these guidelines begin to be followed and tested. Feel free to contact our office for more information or for an official copy of this memorandum.
(From the Christian Law Association – www.Christianlaw.org)
Noon to 2:00 PM
Today, after the morning service we will be having a free lunch (Hot dogs) for all adults and children. We have many carnival type activities for the children.
THANKSGIVING AND PRAISE SERVICE
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:00 PM
(There will be no church service or children’s programs on November 22.)
- Thursday, December 7 at 6:00 PM – Adult Christmas Banquet – Speaker: Dave McCracken
- Sunday, December 10, All Services – Evangelist Dave McCracken
- Sunday, December 24 – Christmas Eve Service
Ladies’ Fellowship and Bible Study
Thursdays from 9:30 to 11:00 AM
Faces of Perseverance
Lessons on Joseph, Ruth, Job, and Esther
All ladies are welcome including visitors.
RU Recovery Meets Fridays at 7 PM / Sundays at 9:30 AM
RU gives you tools to battle victoriously satanic forces that would use bitterness, discouragement, depression, loneliness, addictions, and life’s circumstances to defeat us. We have a great curriculum for the study of the fruit of the Spirit and fruits of righteousness. We have THREE TALKS:
- We talk to God in Prayer and Testimonies.
- We talk to each other in our Challenge Groups.
- God talks to us through the teaching of His Word.
FOR 58 YEARS … PREACHING the BIBLE
… the WHOLE BIBLE
… and NOTHING but the BIBLE!
2855 N. Craycroft Rd. Tucson, AZ 85712
Church Office Phone: 327-5938
Dr. J. C. Joiner, Pastor
Rev. Carroll Frankland, Assoc. Pastor
Jamie Frankland, Children / Activities Coordinator
Jacque Joiner, Ladies Ministries
Ron Cox, RU (Ph. 248-5216)
Sunday Services at 9:30 AM, 10:30 AM, & 6 PM
Wednesday Services at 7 PM
(VBS & Youth Ministries at 6:45 PM)
Ladies Fellowship and Bible Study: Thursdays at 9:30 AM
RU: Fridays at 7 PM
Visitation: Saturdays at 9:30 AM
After each service, audio is available on our web site: