Our annual Neighborhood Christmas party will take place on Wednesday night, December 11th at 6:30. We need help with set up, games, food and clean up. Please click the link to let us know you are available to help make these events happen.
Origins Youth Missional Family: This Wednesday we will come together for our family meal/catch up time from 6:30-8:30. Come ready to share your highs and lows from this week and hear a bit more about the story of Jesus. Can’t wait to spend some time with you! If you are in the 7th-12th grades, you are welcome to join us!
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
This week is significant for two reasons. First, is Thanksgiving. We hope you all are having a fantastic weekend with friends and family as you reflect on all you have to be thankful for.
Second, this week also kicks off Christmas season at Origins. Today we begin our Christmas teaching series entitled, The Waiting. When Jesus was born, the people of Israel were waiting for some specific things. It just so happens that 2,000 years later, we are still waiting for many of the same things.
We are glad you have joined us today as we look at how this ancient event can be a present reality in our lives.
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)