Women's Bible Study and Men's Bible Study Zoom Classes
Lord's Supper in Worship
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As a pastor, I do not endorse candidates or political
parties. I want to be known primarily as a believer in
and a follower of Jesus, especially in my position as a
But I do have strong opinions. Rather than share my
political thoughts, I want to spend my energy teaching
believers to think and act in Biblical terms, even in the
world of politics. I am already frustrated by the lack
of respect and the high level of dishonesty already seen in
this election cycle. And it is probably only going to
Believers can be different. Believers must be
different! Because the cause of Christ is greater than
any political party or candidate.
So get involved in the political world--but be sure you are
thinking, acting, and speaking in a way that gives honor and
glory to Jesus.
A church is more than a worship event or a building. A
church is a family, and there are many important family
functions in which we can help. Don't let the current
virus situation keep you from talking to us about special
We've been in this situation long enough that we've learned
ways to get things done. We can do socially distant
weddings. (I have two on my calendar right now.)
We can baptize. We can do baby dedications. And
should the need arise, we have done and can do and have done
funerals and memorial services. We've even done
drive-by wedding and baby showers!
We can't do receptions and meals, and we do ask
participants to wear masks and maintain social distancing,
but if you are looking for some help for a family event,
The Bad News: We didn't want to have to do
this, but it looks like our fall basketball league will be
another casualty of Covid. We do not believe that we
can run a socially distant league, and we don't want to put
players, coaches, referees, or workers at risk.
Our desire and goal is to restart the league in January.
Those who are signed up for this fall will automatically be
given first chance at signing up in January.
The Good News: One of our players, Jalen
Causey, earned a full basketball scholarship to Tiffin
University in Ohio! (That's Jalen and his mom in the
picture.) We congratulate him and are pleased that we
had a least a small hand in his growth at a player and a
man. Jalen was an excellent player in our league and
showed great character as well. We wish him well!
Good job, coaches and referees!
And great job to the church, for sponsoring
community-oriented outreach ministries!
to School Goody Bag!
It is back to school time. Our children's ministry
would like to celebrate and encourage your K - 6 graders
with a small goody bag and remind them that we are praying
for them and thinking about them. These little goody bags
will have some fun stuff to remind them that Jesus loves
them and goes to school with them all throughout the year.
We would like to mail or deliver these packages to your
child at the end of the month. We need your help! Please
contact the church office or
email me with your student's information, including the
correct spelling of their name, address, phone number,
parent's email, and their current grade so we can make sure
they get their gift.
As always if there is anything you need or would like some
help with please let us know how we can help!
Our zoom prayer meeting link and code for August prayer
meetings has changed. (We change it monthly for
You can join the prayer meeting (it's each Wednesday at 7:00
pm) by following this link:
that link doesn't work for you,
just go to
www.zoom.com and join by Meeting ID 836 2290 3741.
Each week's meeting lasts for 45 minutes and is open to
The numbers of Arizona cases of the
Coronavirus appear to be moving downward, and for that, we
are very thankful. It's still too early to have
definite plans on re-opening our many ministries, but here
are our thoughts right now.
Worship: Now open at 8:30, 9:45, and 11:00 am and
online. We anticipate being able to do all four
services for the indefinite future.
Office: Open during normal office hours.
Nursery: Open during the 9:45 service.
Mission of Mercy: Now open on Mondays for existing
Brown Bag Ministry: We have resumed giving away
Parenting Resource Center: On hold for now.
IHELP: Closed for now. We anticipate resuming our homeless
ministry as soon as we are able.
Basketball: We plan on resuming in January.
The Party To You
here! The simulcast began on August 8, but you can
still sign up and watch! It includes nearly all of my
favorite women's Bible Study teachers including Beth Moore,
Priscilla Shirer, Jen Wilkin (our most recent fav),
Angie Smith (author of “Seamless”), Kelly Minter, Jennifer
Rothschild, and many more! The cost is only $20!
watch this in a unique format. Instead of watching it
in one setting, we will watch a different speaker each week
and then discuss what we gleaned from their teaching each
Tuesday during our Zoom Bible Study Classes! This will allow
us to truly soak in more of the truths we are learning.
If you would
like to join us, simply register individually, and then
message or email me with your email and I will add you to
our ZOOM Bible Study link so you can join us in discussion
as well! You are invited to be part of this
global simulcast for a full day of practical Bible Study
with your favorite LifeWay Women authors. Join us as we
PURSUE CHRIST together in this exciting, unique way:
cool thing is that you can either watch it all that first day
(8:30 to 4:15) or any time prior to our first Zoom meeting
on Tuesday, August 18. We will than have access to it for a complete 8
weeks to continue to learn and grow from all that is taught
from these truly amazing and godly women of the Word.
I love LifeWay's tagline for this--"A full day of practical
study with your favorite authors in a gorgeous setting,
where women, unapologetic and unshakeable in their pursuit
of Christ, can come 'together."
JOIN US in front of
your own computers, then for 8 weeks we will discuss and
learn GROW IN CHRIST, beginning Tuesday, August 18, at 10:00
am or 6:00 pm on Zoom. You can go to zoom.com and join
the 10:00 am weekly links by using Meeting ID: 859
0729 4105 and passcode 913501
join the 6:00 pm meeting by
using meeting ID: 834 8759 1289 and passcode 387366.