We are gearing up for the fall and looking for volunteers interested in working with and investing in our kids on Sunday mornings during our Origins Kidz gatherings. Can you help with the Community Meal Site or new Day Shelter? Volunteers are needed! Click the link to let us know how you can help!
Origins Youth Missional Family: This year we are calling our time together Origins Youth Missional Family. Why is that? Because we are a family! A family of people who are on a mission to love God, love each other and love our neighbors. We are going to lean into family life in a new way this year by coming around the table…literally. Our plan is make a meal (like a family) and share it together. While we eat we’ll talk about life, relationships, highs/lows, ways God is getting our attention and look into what the Bible has to say.
If you are in the 7th-12th grades, we invite you to join us Wednesday nights from 6:30-8:30 right here at Origins starting September 18th! For more information, talk to Pastor Tammy or Pastor Allie.
There is a special activity pack for our Kidz during the worship gathering this morning!
During our summer schedule, we ask that your children remain with you at all times for their safety. There are activity packets for your child at the back of the room if your child sits with you during the worship gathering. Please take only one to ensure that there are enough to go around. Please remember to return your packet to the green bin at the end of the gathering.
You may also take advantage of the Family Viewing Room if your child needs a little extra space during the gathering.
Pastors of Children and Families: Alec and Allie Stinson
O.O. is a biblical, 12 step recovery adventure with mentors and sponsors who will walk along side you.
Overcomers Outreach is taking time off for the construction and to rest its leaders. Mentors can be reached by contacting email@example.com during this time. Look for an update soon regarding when we begin this amazing journey of overcoming again!
Dark times. We've all experienced them. From a sudden loss of a loved one to financial stress to seemingly endless physical sickness or struggle.
One of the most difficult things about experiencing dark times is that we often feel alone. We feel like no one is with us to support or encourage us, that if something horrible did happen, no one would even notice.
But, is that reality? Are we really ever alone? Or is there someone always with us, even in the darkness?
Today as we continue our series entitled, "I See You.", we will be talking about how God sees us even while we walk through the deepest, darkest valley.
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)