Think back to the last time someone honored you. Did you feel worthy? When we don't it is hard to appreciate the gift of the honor bestowed on us. What if that person honoring you had first helped you feel worthy of the honor? How would that have changed your experience? That is what God does for us at the communion table. He tells us how to receive in a worthy manner because of His love and grace.
Sundays at 10 am in Fellowship Hall with Pastor Lois (A Life Obeying Jesus- Green)
Foundations - Join us as we learn the basics of what it means to be a Christian. Some of the topics include what it means to be a member of the church, prayer, sacraments, spiritual disciplines, discipleship and more.
Sundays, at 10 am in the Fireside Rm (A Life of Worship - Blue)
Healing Steps with Jesus is a Christ-centered program with foundations firmly established in Biblical truth. The 12 steps with accompanying Scriptures and the 8 principles based on the Beatitudes offer participants a clear path of salvation and discipleship; bringing hope, freedom, sobriety, healing, and the opportunity to give back one day at a time through Jesus Christ. This program addresses all types of habits and hurts, not just recovery from alcohol and/or drug issues. It is a "large umbrella" program that addresses a number of issues. The 12 steps and the 8 principles work seamlessly together, tying historical recovery to timeless Biblical teaching. Order your materials at the church office.
Thursdays - 6pm -Fireside Room - Cathy Cheever
Childcare available for Small Groups upon request.
Please contact Pastor Julie ASAP if you need childcare to be arranged.
As we prepare for this month’s Meal Packing day, Rise Against Hunger is our focus for October.
-- On October 29th after lunch we will be packaging over 30,000 meals
- You can register through our website or submitting to the office a completed registration form found at our table in the Narthex .
-- You can also fund these meals through your faith promise giving.
- $30 provides a meal to over 100 kids!
-- Provides over 100 opportunities to share the Good News!
-- Provides a reason to more than a 100 parents to send their kids to school!
Feed My Starving Children
Cutting EDGE is going on the road again to William Jessup University to participate in Feed My Starving Children’s Mobile Pack
-- Sign up will start in the Narthex, Sunday September 24th
- Thursday, October 19th from 7 to 9pm
- Friday, October 20th from 1:45pm to 6:15pm
- Friday, October 20th from 5:45pm to 10:15pm
- Saturday, October 21st from 8:45am to 1:15pm
- Transportation will be provided and shifts include for travelling and event check in.
Update from Myuge, Uganda
Funds raised from our Water Walk went to a project in Uganda of which they have just completed the baseline report of the village so that they know what are their needs of WASH (Water Access, Sanitation, and Hygiene)
Here is a synopsis of what the team has learned:
-- 88% of households own their own latrine with 98% of population using a latrine (the other 12% of households share a latrine with other households). The 2% is mostly made up of children under 5 because of a cultural belief that the children’s teeth will develop slower.
-- Only 2% of households have a place to wash hands with soap (or ash) and water, while only 38% knew that handwashing helps to prevent diarrhea.
-- One in five children under the age of 5 in Mayuge has had diarrhea in the past week. Diarrhea is a leading cause of death for young children worldwide.
-- On average, children missed 2 of the last 10 days of school because of illness, and families reported making 2 trips to a medical facility in the past months to treat illnesses.
- 47% religious institutions are Animist shrines.
- 46% of regular religious attendance is at local mosques.
- 85% of respondents believe God cares deeply about them and their families.
Cutting EDGE is funded by faith promises which can be made at any time of the year. Cards can be found at guest services and can be placed in the offering plate.
-- Funds raised are used at the donors choosing.
-- You can donate for a specific project or missionary of your choosing or help fund outreach that Cutting EDGE is facilitating.