Volume 1 Issue 1                                                                                                        March 2000


Christians Creating the Future at Philip Morris


Philip Morris, USA

This section gives highlights from past meetings.

Playing to Win – 2/10/2000

Ruth Johnson, Leader

I.  Playing to “Win” versus Playing “Not to Loose” – How does the Believer “Play to Win” in the work place?  The only way we win is to exhibit Christ-like character.   The way we show Christ-like character is to walk in the fruit of the spirit.

Sometimes development of this fruit seems like an impossible task.  (Be reminded nothing is impossible with God).  Yet God is constantly perfecting us.  Fruit must be cultivated.  This takes much time and effort, and it is different for each individual.

Gal. 5:22, 23, 24 - But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy,

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Inside This Issue















CHALLENGES – Who Is Hands Up


The vision of Hands Up was conceived in the early morning hours of October 22, 1999 while Tom Meadows was at the Homestead Adventure “Creating the Future”.  He announced the dream of Hands Up to the group before Vice President Dave Milby and the body of PM employees at the morning meeting.  The birth of Hands Up occurred today January 13, 2000 at 12:15 p.m. in the MC Basement 1 Conference Room with nine joyful people meeting. 

As a starting point Tom would ask that you read John 17:11/26.  When you finish focus on verse 20, this is us.   We hope this scripture, given to Tom as he started his note, will fill you with the confirmation of empowerment that we will do and are doing HIS will.

Jesus, Others and You.  JOY.   Widen the circle by spreading the WORD and the word about our group.

We plan to meet on Thursdays at 12:15 at rotating sites that someone will reserve space and advise the group.  Those interested in joining should be added to the distribution list for Hands Up.



The Servant Team – Leaders:

Tom Meadows, Ruth Johnson, Richard Hatcher, Delois Maddox, and Jackie Hager


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peace, long –suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance.  They that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.

What:  We must develop the Character of Jesus

How:  By developing the fruits of the Spirit

Matthew 7:20 – Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. 

Each fruit of the Spirit enable the individual believer to better cope with adverse situations that arise in his life.  There is not any situation, trial, or condition that a child of God will face that one of the fruits of the Spirit will not enable him to overcome.


What Often Stops Us -  

F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real  - equivalent to what CTF refers to as Making Stuff Up (MSU)

Intimidation – David and Goliath  - See yourself as being victorious, get a vision of victory.

Tim 1:7 - God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Hebrews 13:5,6- God will never leave or forsake us.  The Lord is my helper and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

Romans 8:31- if God be for us, who can be against us.

John 10:10  - Fear gives way to the enemy to steal, kill and destroy.  Fear destroys hearts and minds.  Fear fights faith.  Fear causes us to live as a defeated foe.


II.                   Growing Up Spiritually 

Moving from the “Me” to “We” – The fruit of “love” moves us away from me to we.  We can not begin to move from “Me” to “We” until we diligently cultivate and develop an individual love relationship with our heavenly Father.  When we love God – (all things work together … and we are more than conquerors)

John 13:34,35- Then, we are to love one another.  It is the love that we show toward one another that will win


those of darkness into light.  It is important that we love at all times, because God is love.

John 4:7,8 - He that loveth not, knoweth not God; for God is love.


III.  Who Are You:

1Peter 2:5,9 – We are representatives of Christ.  Lively stones a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, and a peculiar people. 

We are peculiar because we do not act as the world acts.  Our faith will be tried, but count it all joy when you fall into divers temptations

Let patience have its perfect works: see that your heart not be troubled; stand up under pressure, persecution, distress; open the door to good works; have an excellent spirit; have great meekness and self control.

Some Believers obey the Voice of God as it is revealed to them, yet, they obey in the wrong spirit: arrogant in their actions and tries to justify rude actions.  They carry out God’s will in the wrong spirit.  We can not be rude to people, then expect a favorable response.  Rude treatment to those in public service and in authority displays a negative witness to others.  Gentleness is what people see in a Believer, goodness is what they outwardly experience.

When we lose your kindly disposition, we are no longer useful to God.  It is by our behavior, that we can win or lose an unbeliever.  Unbelievers can win, by watching the lives of Believers, and beholding their “chaste” manner of life.  You can never be sure of who is watching you or who life you will have an impact on…

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To whom much is given, much will be required.

Sidebar Articles

“Who Are You” – 2/24/00 – Jackie Hager

Demonstration by the use of two batteries who we are without a source.   The two batteries standing alone were only two batteries, but in the end he showed how when connected to the SOURCE (Jesus) the two batteries become a source of light.  

Story about the enemy having a yard sale.  He had told all to come; that he was selling everything that he had.  Some came and bought hatred, drunkardness, adultery, and all those evil things.  One Late Comer came and there was one box left.  She wanted that last box, but the enemy refused to give that one up.  She asked him, what was so special about that box and he said, “That box is doubt”.  He wanted to keep that one, because if he could cause one to doubt, then he had him/her.  Genesis 3:1-5 

Doubt preceded the other 4D’s:  Doubt makes us question the Word of God and His goodness; Doubt leads to Discouragement; Discouragement leads to Diversion (not what it appears to be); Diversion to Defeat; and Defeat to Delay – (doing something that never gets done, a delay in action and thought.

Calendar of Meetings

April 6, 2000                        April 13, 2000

Place – MC/???                           Place – OC/A2E1

Time : - 12:00                             Time:  - 12:15


April 20, 2000                     April 27, 2000

Place:  MC/???                           Place -  OC/A2E1

Time:  12:00                                time: - 12:15


                      May 4, 2000                         May 11, 2000

Place – MC/???                           Place – OC/A2E1

Time : - 12:00                             Time:  - 12:00


may 18, 2000                        MAY 25, 2000

Place: -MC/???                          Place -  OC/A2E1

Time:  12:00                                time: - 12:00

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The Twelve Disciples – Prayer Team

Leader - Ronnie Waddell, Assistant Leader - Teresa Jackson,  Disciples – Pam Barden, Temple Pearce, Tee Williams, Deedre Dickerson, Ivan Pope, Juanita Langley, Margie Jasper, Janet Taylor, Pamela Jeter, Karen Page, & Deborah Whitener                                         

Love Fund Coordinator:   Mary Tinnell

Newsletter Staff:   Zynobia Gibson & Temple Pearce



Has anyone told you

I love you, today

I love you and


Loves you




  • *   HANDS UP


  • *   EXECUTIVES (our leaders)



  • *   Doris Jeter – Pamela Jeter’s Mother

  • *   Ruth Johnson’s Brother

  • *   Scott Whitener – Deborah Whitener’s son

  • *   Wayne Smith, PM Electrician

IV.  Playing to Win – Application:

*   People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.  Love and trust them anyway.  “Father, forgive them.  They know not what they do. (Luke 23:34)

*   If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.  Do good anyway.  “And Jesus told them, ye are like children who don’t know what they want.  John the Baptist came neither eating not drinking, and you said he had a demon.  The Son  of Man comes eating and drinking, and you say I am a glutton, a friend of sinners.”  (Matt. 11:16-19)

*   If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.  Succeed anyway.  “The crowds who cheered Him on Sunday and called Him king, were the same who on Friday cried, “Crucify Him.

*   The service you render today will be forgotten tomorrow.  Serve people anyway.   “Were not ten lepers cleansed, and only one returned to give thanks.  My words will bring division.” (Luke 17:11-19)

*   Honesty and frankness will make you vulnerable.  Be honest and frank anyway.   “And Jesus said, “Do not think I’ve come to bring peace to the world”. (Luke 12:51; 12:5)

*   The biggest men with the biggest ideas, can be shot down by the smallest men with smallest ideas.  Think big anyway.   “During the last supper the Lord Jesus foretold that one of them would betray Him… the Disciples questioned which one it might be, and a dispute rose among them as to which was the greatest.” (Luke 22:22-24)

*   People pretend to love the “little” people, but sell their souls to the “big” people.  Fight for the “little” people anyway.  Let the little children come unto me, for such is the Kingdom of heaven.”  (Matt. 26:36-56);  “God is no respector of persons.” (Col. 3:25)

March 2, 2000  - SERVANTHOOD

Chosen – Matthew 12:18   - 1 Corinthians 7:21/22

Choice – Luke 16:13

Humility – Matthew 20:27      Mark 9:35

Types – Matthew 24:45/46

Friends – John 15:15

Reward – Matthew 25:21


March 30, 2000 – PRAYER

Matthew 26: 36/45

John 17

I Kings 8:22

II Chronicles 6:12

Ezra 9:5

Isaiah 1:15

Lamentations 3:41

I Timothy 2:8



Promise yourself to be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.  To talk health, happiness and prosperity to every person you meet.  To make all your friends feel that there is something in them.  To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.  To think only of the best, to work only for the best and expect only the best.  To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.  To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.  To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile.  To give so much time to improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.  To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.








Is to provide PM employees with a support group, which has a Spiritual based belief, where they can come together and be built up in the Spirit; to support the ideals of ‘Creating The Future’.




Is to give PM employees nothing short of the best, work habit instructions, and Spiritual encouragement; with our promise to support the goals of the Company.  




Exercises the highest level of Spiritual belief in all of our dealings and actions with each other as well as to exercise ethics and integrity in all of our business dealings.




Is dedicated to serve and to provide PM employees with a Spiritual based belief support system at all time.




To position ourselves, not as an employee, but as a partner with PM in ‘Creating The Greatest Future’.


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