Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Fives

1.Preaching Series - This Sunday, February 16th, we will continue our preaching series based upon the hope we have as Christians and disciples of Jesus Christ. This series is based upon the writings of N.T. Wright and his book, Surprised by Hope. Over these next several weeks we will look to the hope we have for this world, the Resurrection, Heaven, Jesus' second coming, salvation, and the Church. I hope you will come, open your mind to the power of the Holy Spirit, and hear what is laid upon your heart. Bring a friend and join us for time of worship, celebration, and hope. For the sermon schedule, please click here. I hope to see you all there!

2. New Lenten Study Series - Beginning next Thursday, February 20th, we will begin a new study entitled The Way. This video series, by Adam Hamilton, will take us on a journey to the Holy Land as we explore the life and ministry of Jesus Christ from his baptism, to the temptations, to the heart of his ministry, including the people he loved, the parables he taught, the enemies he made, and the healing he brought. We will visit places like the Jordan River, the wilderness where Jesus was tempted, the ruins of Capernaum, the Sea of Galilee, and the city of Jerusalem. This study will help prepare you for Lent as we talk about the importance of spending time with God through prayer, the reading of Scripture, and a deeper understanding of our Messiah.

The class will last for six weeks; February 20th, 27th, March 6th, 13th, April 3rd and 10th. It will be offered twice a day at 10 A.M. and again at 7 P.M. in the Fellowship Hall. For more information and to register please click here.

3. Meal Packaging Event - I have contacted Stop Hunger Now and we are looking at a late April time frame to package the meals we will purchase as a response to our Advent Conspiracy Campaign. We need 50-75 people to be willing to volunteer about two hours of their time on a Saturday morning to pull this off. Once we have enough people I will let them know and they can finalize our date and time. If you would like to package food for this ministry please contact the church office to sign up, sign up at the Connection Station, or you can click here to sign up on the website. Debbie, the boys, and I were able to be a part of the Annual Conference Event last year that packaged food and it was a great time! I hope you will make plans to be a part of this very special and important ministry event. If you have any questions let us know.

4. Spaghetti Dinner - We are once again hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the church this month. It will consist of spaghetti with meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. This fundraiser will help us continue to care for our campus and fund the ministries of this congregation. The date will be Friday, February 28th from 4:30 to 7 pm. The cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children. To-go orders are also available. You can purchase tickets in advance or at the door. This is sure to be a great time of fun, fellowship, and food. I hope you all can make it!

5. Children's Home - On Saturday, March 15th, our District has been invited to the Annual Day Apart at the Florida United Methodist Children's Home. This is our opportunity to tour the campus, speak to the volunteers, and see how our financial and prayerful support is being utilized. The day will begin at 9am on-site and will conclude with lunch on the campus at noon. I highly encourage anyone who is interested to attend. If you would like to carpool, please contact the church office and let us know so we can coordinate it. For more information, please click here.

Have a great week and I will see you Sunday,

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