Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Victory News - Reasons to Celebrate


Me and "Mr. Bill" who is one of our Builders For Christ volunteers

"The sound of rejoicing in Jerusalem could be heard far away” (Nehemiah 12:43).

The people of Nehemiah’s day had good reasons to celebrate. But so do we! This Sunday I’ll be taking us to the end of our summer journey through the Bible book of Nehemiah. That’s right, no more Nehemiah this summer after Sunday (but come on now, that’s not one of our reasons to celebrate!). 

I’ll be talking about the reasons that we too—every single one of us—have to praise God… and not just with our lips, but with our hearts and our lives. 

Nehemiah Q and A – As I look ahead to wrapping up our Nehemiah series on Sunday, I invite you to email or text me any questions that you might have lingering in your mind. I’ll take a couple minutes after my sermon to address them in a Q and A session or give some time to them post-service via my blog.    

Construction Site Cookout – This Thursday (tomorrow), I’ll be bringing my grill and cooking brats for our Builders For Christ volunteers and any of you who would like to join us. Stop by anytime after 5 pm, join the party, and check out the progress on our building while you’re there. Just park alongside Loomis Rd and wend your way back to the shed behind our ministry center where the Builders For Christ campground is too. I’ll be there I’m guessing at least until 7:30 or so.

These massive windows took a lot of work!
Awake and Alive – Know someone in the 18-25 season of life??? Perhaps someone heading off to college? Invite them to attend the Awake and Alive summer gathering this Sunday, August 16th. It's going to be an inspirational evening geared specifically for 18-25 year olds. Check out the website for more details. I’ll be giving the talk and leading the discussion on the topic “Not alone.”

Help Build Kayla’s Playground! Our community friends from Kayla's Krew need our help building Kayla's Playground. This is a great way to show Christ’s love and volunteer alongside lots of people from our local community. Sign up to help with the Pre-Build (September 2-4) and the Community Build (September 22-27).  
Nehemiah Series –Catch up with our sermon series via our website sermon series page. Simply scroll down to watch the week(s) you missed or download a printed pdf of just the sermon. 

Main entrance with those awesomely huge south facing windows to the left
Confirmation Class Meeting Our Confirmation Class is designed for 6th-9th graders. This course breaks down into a 3 year revolving curriculum. This means that students can join at the beginning of any new school year and receive the full course without having to wait around or catch up. For the remainder of 2015, the class will be held during the 9:09am church service in the party room of Showtime Cinema usually 2 times a month from September to May. The 2016 schedule could change when, God willing, we open the door to our new church building. 

For those of you returning or those of you enrolling for the first time, please email Jon Brown-Schmidt or Pastor Ben so we can get you signed up.  If you have any questions, please feel free to pass those along as well.  

Also take note that there is a parent meeting on Sunday, August 30 @ 8:30am in the Showtime party room before church. Here we will hand out a schedule and discuss the expectations for the next year. If you have a child in confirmation class please make plans to attend if possible. 

Helping the Builders – Food Donations Needed. There are still opportunities especially now as we enter August to donate meals, snacks, and supplies. Go directly to the page via this link or contact Lori Stankiewicz.

Bible Study Every Sunday morning at 8:09 we have Bible study either in theater #6 or #5 (depending on movie times) before worship. Come right in and learn with us!

Last Sunday’s Sermon you can find archived right here on our website.  

Sharing Christ’s Victory,

Pastor Ben
 


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