Updated September 13
"They Were Highly Regarded by the People."
For many reasons, the early church was “highly regarded by the people.” (Acts 5:13, NIV) People noticed that they loved. They were fully committed. They were generous. They prayed powerfully. And God did many miracles among them.
We’re not seeing as much today in the way of “healings and miracles today,” even though we do see answered prayer. What do we do instead? Listen in as I ponder this question!
Why Do We Do Basketball?
We recorded this a few years ago, but it still applies! We do our basketball (K-6 this year) because we love children! Sign ups are this Saturday in the gym at 9:00 am!
Potluck on October 8!
We invite you to an old-fashioned potluck on Sunday, October 8, at 12:15 pm in the MAC. We will enjoy food and fellowship and honor Naomi Hutchison for her 44+ years as our church secretary! We are also pleased to announce that our new church secretary, Amanda Van Hofwegen, is now at work! Reach her at [email protected].
What's WAC in the MAC?
WAC in the MAC is our growing Wednesday night ministry! (Wednesday at Church in the Ministry Activity Center!) We enjoy a simple $5 meal (fish sticks, tater tots, cole slaw, pudding) at 5:30, followed by prayer around the tables.
At 6:30 pm, we have classes for all ages. Currently, we’re offering an adult choir, an adult class, a challenge (young adult) class, a youth class, a children’s class, and a preschool class! It’s a great time of food, fellowship, prayer, and learning!
It's Old And Not In The Best of Shape
Our church van is old and not in the best of shape, but it still works. In other words, it’s a lot like our pastor. We have decided it’s time to sell. (The van . . . not the pastor.)
If you’re interested in purchasing it, let us know or make us an offer! It has relatively low mileage (for a ’99), but it’s not reliable enough for us to take it on the road. The a/c blows hot, the front windows don’t close, and the suspension and engine let you know they are old. But it is driveable! Call the church office!
Our church voted overwhelmingly to enter into a worship center remodeling plan. You can find out the details on our Refresh page.
The estimated cost is $490,000, and we are now accepting funds! We ask our members, friends, former members, and guests to pray and ask God how much to give. If we all do that, we will be able to remodel in 2024. Give using our envelopes at church or online! If you want to give in another way (real estate, stock, a vehicle, etc.) we will help you do that correctly.
Worship & Outreach Positions
We have been seeking a full-time worship and outreach person, and we have not found the right person. Our team is willing to consider part-timers. If you are interested in a permanent part-time position as a worship leader or as an outreach coordinator, or if you have someone to recommend, we would love to hear from you! Contact [email protected].
How Do You Read the Bible?
As part of last week’s Spiritual Growth Class (Wednesday at 6:30 pm in Building D, we learned how to study the Bible as part of a growth plan. Join us!
Sundays In September
Youth & Children
REAL: A 4-WEEK SERIES FROM THE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT ON FRIENDSHIP
It’s easy to spot a fake friend (and even easier to be a fake friend at times), but what’s not-so-easy is figuring out how to make and keep friendships that are real. Maybe it’s just easier to keep our friendships on the surface. Or maybe we’ve never seen real friendship in real life before. Or maybe we don’t actually know anyone we trust enough to be real with. These days, when “friends” are just a click or a follow away, it’s more important than ever to figure out what true friendship really looks like. In this 4-week series, we’ll explore the words and stories of Jesus, the disciples, Paul, Timothy, David, and Jeremiah to help us understand what authentic friendship can look like. Together, we’ll discover that real friends choose each other wisely, show each other grace, comfort each other, and help each other grow.
ANIMATED: A 4-WEEK SERIES FROM THE OLD TESTAMENT ON THE PROPHETS
If you’ve ever gotten a little emotional during your favorite Disney or Pixar movie, you know animation is a powerful tool to not only tell big stories, but to make us feel big feelings, too! In this four-week series, we’ll look at some stories of the Old Testament prophets as we explore some of those feelings. These stories will remind kids that God cares about our big feelings. With God, we can all feel secure, comforted, valued, and loved, even when our emotions tell us otherwise
We meet for prayer every Wednesdays at 5:30 pm in conjunction with our Wednesday meal. We also have an online prayer group meeting on Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. You can join that group via zoom by following this link.
Free BBQ Lunch Returns, September 13, 11:00 am
WAC in the MAC, September 13, 5:30 pm
Spiritual Growth Class, September 13, 6:30 pm
Basketball Registration, September 16, 9:00 am.
Project Connect, September 28
Next Food Distribution, October 4, 8:30 am
Fall Festival, October 29, 2:00 – 5:00 pm