On Sunday, November 24th we will be again celebrating baptism. If you are ready for this step of faith or just have questions about it, click this link to contact us.
Believe it or not, Thanksgiving is right around the corner! Once again, Origins will be providing dinner rolls for this event. We will need around 30 dozen rolls delivered to Origins no later than the Sunday, the 24th.
Decking the Halls! You are invited to join us Saturday, November 30th at 9:00 a.m. to help decorate the Origins building for Christmas. Coffee and donuts will be served. All those who love making Christmas cheery and bright please come!
Origins Kidz classes! We ask that your children remain with you at all times until they are dismissed to their classes during the worship gathering. Please make sure that your child is registered before the gathering begins.
Should your child choose not to attend the Kidz classes, there are activity packets at the back of the room. Please take only one to ensure that there are enough to go around. Remember to return your packet to the green bin at the end of the gathering.
Of course, you may always take advantage of the Family Viewing Room if your child needs a little extra attention during the morning.
Pastors of Children and Families: Alec and Allie Stinson
What number comes next? Can you figure out the pattern?
If you did figure it out then you realize something important about patterns. They can be counted on. They are consistent. If you need to find the next number, you know exactly where to look.
But this is not only true of number patterns, but also in how we relate to and with other people. Isn't it great to know you can count on someone because they live a consistent life? What if you need someone and you know exactly where to look because of the pattern of their life? Nice, isn't it?
Today, as we continue our Loving Monday series, we are going to look at how putting predictable patterns in place in our lives can change things.
As people watch us and how we live our lives, they begin to see things in us that probably, initially, seem strange or unusual, but seeing those things repeated in our lives, in a predictable way, makes it normal.
Origins doesn't just want to be a people of belief, rather we want to be a people whose beliefs affect our actions. That is why our core values are presented as 'Because We Believe' statements. As we do our best to imitate the life of Jesus, we see Him directing us to focus our attention in three different areas Up, In, and Out.
Because We Believe...that Jesus is the living Son of God and that He alone offers hope for the restoration of creation, we commit to further our relationship with Him through increased understanding and ever deepening levels of obedience. This is why we do everything. (Hebrews 6:1)
Because We Believe...that God sent us help and comfort, in the form of the Holy Spirit, we look to Him and His Word for guidance and discernment on how to best navigate the often difficult collision of faith and culture. This is why we look to the Bible as our source of truth. (Psalm 119:105)
Because We Believe...that everyone worships something, we commit to focusing our worship on the one true God. This is why we regularly gather for dedicated times of teaching, worship, and prayer. (Luke 4:8)
Because We Believe...that we are all created by God and in His image, we understand the inherent value of all of creation and commit to join God in His earthly establishment of a beautifully diverse, multicultural Kingdom. This is why we value all people as a part of Origins. (Galatians 3:8)
Because We Believe...that the history of faith is divinely woven into the story of humanity, we look to ancient faith as a profound influence on our daily understanding of God. This is why our gatherings are a mix of modern and ancient faith practices. (Psalm 150)
Because We Believe...that humankind was not created to live in isolation and that discipleship happens best in community, we regularly gather together in small community groups for friendship, support, growth, and fun. This is why we intentionally connect with others. (Acts 2:42)
Because We Believe...that the scriptural mission for all believers is to make disciples who make disciples, we commit to choose daily to obediently follow the way of Jesus and to invite others to join us on that journey. This is why we are more concerned with who we are becoming than who we’ve been. (Matthew 28:19)
Because We Believe...that all of life has its source in God, we commit to regular and measured giving of our time and resources to most effectively join God's Kingdom work. This is why we hold loosely to all that was ultimately given to us by God in the first place, so we can easily give it away to those in our world who are in need. (Matthew 22:21)
Because We Believe...that the church is God's active presence in the world, we commit to partner with Him where we see He is at work. This is why we regularly and intentionally serve others. (Ephesians 4:11-12)