October Newsletter

(This message was first printed in our May, 2007 newsletter.)
Grumbling—it comes naturally for all of us.  That’s why we need to be reminded over and over again that God hates it.  God hates grumbling because grumbling destroys relationships.  Grumbling destroys churches.  And perhaps most important of all, grumbling destroys worship.  It’s impossible to complain and offer praise to God at the same time.  Grumbling and gratitude can’t co-exist.  Paul reminds us that God judges grumbling.  In 1 Corinthians 10:9-10 he remembers what happened to the Israelites in the wilderness and warns, We must not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by serpents, nor grumble, as some of them did and were destroyed by the Destroyer.
Grumbling—the possibilities are endless.  We can grumble about our spouse.  We can grumble about our children or our parents.  We can grumble about our jobs and our circumstances.  And, of course, we can grumble about each other.  That is, we can grumble about our church.  Have you ever done it?  Even now, do you find yourself grumbling about something or someone in the church family?  Maybe you’ve grumbled about the pastor (I sometimes do that myself).  Maybe I’ve made a decision you don’t agree with.  Maybe I’ve wronged you or let you down.  Maybe I wasn’t there when you needed me.  And so you grumble.  Have you every grumbled about a Sunday School teacher?  Our youth leader?   The church board?  Too many special offerings?  Not enough special offerings?  Too many hymns?  Not enough hymns?  The music’s too loud?  The music’s not loud enough?  Grumble, grumble, grumble…
Being both a church led by sinners saved by grace and a church filled with sinners saved by grace—believe me I know—there’s plenty to grumble about.  There always will be.  Even so, this fact remains—God judges grumblers.  He did it in the wilderness.  He’ll do it in His church.  That being the case, we’d be wise to deal with our frustrations in a different way.  God shows us His way in the Bible.  Colossians 3:12-13 instructs us, Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
Please stop and let that sink in.  When we are hurt, angry, or disappointed with one another, instead of grumbling against each other, God commands us to bear with one another.  He commands us to forgive.  In the book of Matthew, Jesus goes even further by telling us what steps we must take to make forgiveness real.  In Matthew 5:23-24 Jesus says, …if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar and go…  In Matthew 18:15, He says, If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone.  If he listens to you, you have gained your brother.
Whether our brother has something against us or we have something against our brother, God’s command is clear.  We must not grumble.  We must go!  Don’t talk about your brother or sister.  Talk to them.  And please, don’t let a fellow believer talk about someone else to you.  Send them back to the one who has offended them so they can forgive even as they have been forgiven.  If we hold each other accountable in this we will be blessed.
Backbiting, gossip, and grumbling are sin.  God will not tolerate it in His Church.  Is there someone you need to talk to today?  Is there someone you need to forgive?
Pastor Dean
Please do not bring food or beverage (water is okay) into the worship service. This is an issue of showing respect for God as we gather together to honor Him.  Refreshments are fine in the tiled areas of the church during the Sunday school hour. Thanks!
So then faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of God.
                                                                                Romans 4:12-13
Pastor Dean is leading a study through the book of Revelation on Sunday mornings.  Join us each Sunday at 9:45 a.m.  The book of Revelation reveals much about the circumstances surrounding the second coming of Jesus and our eternal future.  Just as important, Revelation teaches us about the nature of God, the person and work of Christ, missions, the depravity of humankind, worship, the necessity of Christian endurance, Satan, and so much more!   Everyone is welcome!    
This class, led by Melanie Hendersen, meets every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. in the youth room (located in the office building). We are currently studying Philippians.
This class begins on Sunday Sept. 28 at 9:45 a.m. and is designed for - and limited to - those who are new to the Christian faith, or are investigating it for the first time. There is a sign-up sheet in the kitchen area if you are interested.
Topics will be:
1)  The Bible: It’s Origin.  How did we get it? How do we know it’s true? What about all of the different translations?
2)  Overview: Timeline of the Bible.
3)  The Bible: It’s Theme - Redemption:  How are we saved? Is there more than one way to be saved? Why do we need to be saved?
4)  The Bible: It’s Person - Jesus:  Is Jesus God? Is He human? Why did He have to die?
5)  The Bible: It’s Relevance:  What does this all mean to me in my day-to-day life?
This class will be taught by Heather Stone, and will meet in the building in which Pastor Dean has his office and where our Youth Group meets. We hope you’ll come!… and bring your questions!… and friends!
Class Motto: No question is a dumb question.
Pastor Dean recently began a new preaching series through the book or Romans on Sunday.  Invite your friends to come discover the good news about Jesus!
"MIND, BODY& SOUL" Creative Cooking Class & Women's Fellowship Event!
Join us for a healthy, creative cooking class taught by Shanelle Kent using "Trim Healthy Mama." This event will be a wonderful time of fellowship with other women as well as a great opportunity to learn new dishes, watch them be prepared and of course, taste them along the way. Please save the date & invite friends and family. October 18th, 10am-2pm at Intermountain Baptist Church. 
Operation Christmas Child Shoebox Packing Party!
You are invited to help pack shoe boxes for our Operation Christmas Child ministry. This ministry is a special way to get God's Word and love to remote and devastated places, where often hope does not even seem like an option. This year's boxes will be going to Panama, Ukraine, Nepal, Mongolia, Indonesia and Madagascar. We will be meeting at the church on October 31st at 5:30 pm. A light dinner will be served.
Join us on Saturday mornings from 7-8:30 a.m. at the church.  We have just begun a new Bible study, The Way of the Master. Come learn how to more effectively share your faith with others. In October the Men’s breakfast will be on the 18th (3rd Saturday of the month).
The women’s Precept Bible Study in Romans meet at
9:30 a.m. on Monday mornings.
Have you visited our website lately? Sunday Sermons PLUS our latest Newsletter and Sunday Bulletin - along with photos and other information about our church - are available at www.intermountainbaptist.org. Visit often to see what’s new, and encourage your friends who may be looking for a church home to check us out on our website!

Randy and Robin Meiser will be taking family portraits at the church on four consecutive Saturdays beginning Saturday, October 25. "Cost" for your portrait is one or more non-perishable food items. All food donations will be distributed through the Rescue Mission or the IBC food pantry. This is a great opportunity for you to get your Christmas card pictures taken for free. You can choose from six different portrait backgrounds. You will receive your portraits on a CD from which you can print as many pictures as you like! Signup sheets for scheduling your portrait appointment will be available beginning Sunday, September 28. Feel free to invite friends and relatives to participate.
The streams of God are filled with water to provide the people with grain.
                                                                                Psalm 65:9
Please join with us on Sunday mornings at 8:30 a.m. in the church office building as we humble ourselves before God in prayer.  We need to always be asking God for His guidance and direction as He works in our hearts and the hearts of unbelievers He calls us to reach.

Our next baptism service is scheduled for Sunday, October 12. Please see Pastor Dean if God is leading you to profess your faith in Christ through baptism.

Facebook provides another means by which we can deepen our fellowship with each other and communicate church news/events to members, attendees, and the general public.  Check us out!
Sermons from past Intermountain services can be heard on KUTR, AM 820 every Sunday at 8:30 a.m.  Invite your friends to listen!

This month's fellowship meal will follow our worship service on Sunday, October 5.  If your last name begins with A-L, please bring a dessert.  If your last name begins with M-Z, please bring a side dish or salad. 
Intermountain leads a free Child Evangelism Fellowship Good News Club (GNC) every Thursday afternoons at Vista Elementary School (4925 S 2200 W), from 3:30-4:30 pm through May (except for “no school” and “early dismissal” days). GNC time includes Bible lessons, songs, games, and memory verses. If you know children who attend Vista, please encourage them to attend! Also, please pray that many children and their families will come to Christ! Note: Next  meeting is October 9.
IBC’s Children’s Bible Club meets every Thursday from 6:30—8:00 p.m. This consists of games, crafts & most importantly a lesson from God’s Word, and is for children who are in the first through sixth grade. Volunteers are still needed to help with the Club itself or to pick up & take children home. Child-care will be provided for younger children. Come and invite your friends!
The “Not So Young” Adult Fellowship Group meets on Wednesday’s. at 7 p.m. (and will meet at the Hart’s home in October).  We are currently using a study book on “Forgiveness.”
This Group meets on Wednesday's at 6:30 p.m. at the Jewett's home in Magna.
Behold Your God Bible Study meets on Tuesday evenings from 7:00-8:30 p.m. in the youth room (located in the office building). Everything about the Christian life begins with a proper understanding of who God is!  Come explore the majesty of God with us!  Note: We are looking for someone willing to provide childcare for this study.  If you can serve in this way please let Tammy Hart know.
On Sunday, we offer a Children’s Church (for ages 4 through 8) during the last half hour of worship service.  This ministry involves leading (and helping with) Children’s Church activities during the sermon time once every several weeks. Lesson plans will be provided. All those who are leaders/teachers in this ministry must be members of IBC, and all workers 15+ years old (whether leading or helping with Children’s Church activities) must complete a background check before being able to participate in this ministry. If you would like to serve in this way, please let Jill know.
Note: Children’s Church has been on break for the summer: Please be watching for announcement of start-up date.
For the protection of our children, all volunteers (15+ years old) involved in ministry to children and youth need to complete a background check. Go to www.intermountainbaptist.org, and fill out the form you’ll find under the “Involvement at IBC” tab. You’ll need your Driver’s License and Social Security numbers. It only takes about five minutes! You will not be allowed to participate in ministry involving minors (younger than 18) until you have completed a background check.  Thanks for your cooperation.
Please join us for our October Monthly Meal and Prayer Meeting for our missionaries. Our missionaries are serving diligently in difficult areas and greatly desire our dedicated prayer. We will meet after church on October 26th for an hour of prayer followed by a time of fellowship and food.
The Rescue Mission is in need of men’s clothing. We minister at the Rescue mission every second Monday of the month. If you would like to join us please meet at the church at 5:45 pm.
The PRC needs our donations of new & gently used infant clothing & supplies from birth to 12 months; and there is an urgent need for baby wipes and hand-made booties. Bring your donations to church.
On Friday, October 10 at Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel. Light refreshments will be served. Dinner seating begins at 6:30pm. This year’s guest speaker for this important fund-raising event is Pam Tebow. Pam and her husband have served in ministries around the world. She is pro-life; and passionate about encouraging men and women to trust the Lord with all their hearts, for all their lives, and to use the incredible influence God has given them to eternally impact the world.
FYI - The table is full that Joan sponsored.  To reserve a place is $75 per plate. 
Radha and Samen Manickam ministering in Cambodia
I would like to say thank you for so many people who continue to support us to reach Cambodian for Christ and still continue to do so. The Lord’s ministry through us is that we serve Him among Cambodian people in the US and Cambodia. Here are prayer items:
1.  Church relation, we are networking Cambodian Evangelical Churches to work together for the glory of Christ.
2.  Christian Education, to help produce more leaders and Church planters.
3.  Church Building, to promote local Churches in US to come and help build church in Cambodia.
4.  Care Ministry, to help the poor in need of their daily life and show them that Christ cares.
5.  Pray for our support and direction where we should go from here to raise more fund for God’s ministry in Cambodia and our personal support.
6.  Help us get connect to churches or friends that might have an interest in partner with us to reach Cambodian for Christ.
Intermountain has a prayer team that wants to pray for you.  Please use the Registration Book to write down your requests. Members of our prayer team will receive them no later than the following Monday. If you would like to be part of that prayer group, please call the church phone and leave your name and email address.
If you have a prayer request for the prayer chain or would like to sign up to be on the prayer chain contact Tina Terry for information at (801) 250-5810 or E-Mail at ricktterry2009@q.com any time 24 hours a day 7 days per week.

Intermountain Baptist offers a fellowship for college students and singles (Mini-Inks, ages 18-28). What’s the focus of this small group? We want to dive deeper into the Word and deeper into fellowship with one another.  We meet Sunday evenings from 6-8pm. Our “social hour” begins at 6pm, and then at 7pm we do “serious, study only, hour.” We hope you will join us and learn what it means to be a Mini-Ink member!  Questions?  Please contact John Freymuth at monkeyn00b@yahoo.com. (Please note, the group meets in the church office building's smallest classroom.)
The youth group of Intermountain Baptist- more commonly known as Generation Selfless- meets on Thursday nights from 6:30pm-8pm. Come all 7th-12th graders and bring a friend! We're all about the Word of God; reading it and applying it to our lives! So please join us, and learn what it means to be part of a selfless generation. If you have any questions, please contact Youth Director, Melanie Henderson, at 801-455-6338. And please check out the Generation Selfless Facebook page! If you go to Facebook and search “IBC Youth Connect" you can access our announcements, photos and more.
Every Sunday we offer a Nursery during the worship service for children from birth-3 years old. This is an incredibly important ministry which we take very seriously. An efficient, fully staffed nursery is vital to help draw young families into the life of the church. For the safety of our children, all volunteers (leaders and helpers) 15+ years old involved in ministry to children and youth (i.e., under the age of 18) must complete a background check. PS: Thanks to all who have stepped up to volunteer!
Special Note: PLEASE do not bring your sick children into the nursery.
A special Benevolent Fund offering is taken on the first Sunday of every month.  Following the example of the early church (see Acts 2:44-45; 4:32-35) our benevolent fund is used to minister to the material needs of members of our church family and, on occasion, the needs of those outside the church.  At present, several church families are struggling financially.  We need your help.  Please consider giving to the benevolent fund each month.  Please give above and beyond your regular monthly offering to the church.  Thank you.
Please send all announcements for the church bulletin to Pastor Dean at deanshriver@earthlink.net. Announcements are due by Tuesday evening.
Friday, October 17, is the deadline for receiving input for the IBC November Calendar and Newsletter. Please send material to Maurine Kidd gmkidd@comcast.net AND Don Stone donfstone@yahoo.com.
Please do not use the Intermountain Directory for the purpose of solicitation or give out phone numbers to those outside of the church without permission.
Our next Church Board meeting is on Wednesday, October 8, at 6:30 p.m.  Normally, the Board meets on the second Wednesday of every month… and at other times on an as-needed basis.
     Dean Shriver, Pastor*
     Lucas Manning, Associate Pastor
     Melanie Henderson, Youth Director
        Terry Henderson*, Tony Manning*
        Patrick Hanagarne*, B.A. Wyman*
        Cynthia Edwards, Valori Henderson*,
        Joan Manning*, Heather Stone
  * Denotes Board Member