A Note From Jason
I’m still reflecting on yesterday and what a special day it was for our church. I praise God for how He is working among us for the sake of the orphan. I asked that we send out Between Sundays early this week as I want to provide you some immediate steps for you to get involved. You’ll find those below.
This upcoming Sunday, we will be jumping back into the book of Jonah. In addition. there are several other things happening over the next few weeks. Be sure to stay connected and get involved.
Finally, I am asking you to consider moving from your normal seats on Sundays and fill in the front few rows. We need some of you to lead out and make an easy commitment to sit in the front on a weekly basis. Talk with your family, friends, or life groups and commit together. We need everyone moving towards the front as it opens up space in the back for guests and late arrivers. It makes a terrible first impression when people can’t find a seat and this is easily avoidable when we have plenty of seats down front. But, as you know, it’s harder to spot those once the service had begun and people are standing. Thanks in advance for your help with this!
News & Announcements
Orphan Sunday Next Steps
Did you feel moved to take some next steps in Orphan Care after this Sunday? If so, don't wait to take your next step! First, you can stay up-to-date with everything that's happening in our Open Hands Ministry by joining the Facebook group. Check out the web page, where you can see the ministry vision, upcoming events, and indicate interest. Finally, save the date for January 22 and 29 as we collect Journey Bags for kids entering state custody with little or no belongings. More information will be available on that opportunity soon.
Mission Of Hope Blue Barrels
With the Christmas season comes our opportunity to serve our partner school, Yellow Creek Elementary alongside Mission of Hope. This annual tradition collects Christmas gifts for children in rural Appalachia. Blue Barrels, including a list of needed items, will be in the lobby from November 18 - December 5. In addition, we are planning to deliver toys to Yellow Creek Elementary in Kentucky on Thursday, December 15. Let us know if you are interested in participating in that trip.
"War Room" Study
Join us on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM in Room 200 for a new study entitled "War Room" (based off the motion picture), where we'll look at the power of prayer in each of our lives. The study is led by Merna Schott, and will last through December 7. Childcare is not provided. Email Julie Schulze to RSVP.
Awaken: A Gathering For Women
Ladies, mark your calendars for our next "Awaken" worship event on Monday evening, December 5th from 6:30-7:45. Awaken is a gathering for every woman no matter how big her struggles or complicated her story. It's coming together at the feet of Jesus through prayer, worship and the Word. And it's making His name great in our church, in our community, and in our world. Childcare is not provided.
Student Ministry Parent Meeting
This meeting is for all parents with students from 6th- 12th grade. Please join us on Dec. 4th following the 10:45 service in the student room. Lunch will be provided. We will be sharing important information about 2017 including our ministry vision, spring events, summer camp and much more. Please make every effort to be in attendance for this meeting. Be sure to register here. Contact Brandon with any questions.