Friday, January 23, 2015

Friday Fives

1. Sunday Worship - We are in the midst of our preaching series focusing on the idea of revival as it played out in the life of our denominations founder, John Wesley. Faith is the bedrock for who we are and the foundation for our journeys through this life. Faith allows us to walk confidently with God, trust completely in our relationship with Jesus Christ, and rely fully on the power of the Holy Spirit.

But at times our faith can wane, it can wander, and it can lose its strength. At times such as those we all need revival. Come and join us for the next several weeks as we look at the life of John Wesley, the faith he relied on, and ways we can use those lessons to strengthen our own faith. For a sermon schedule, please click here.

2. FAD Night - FAD Night is back and we are off to a great start! You are all invited to join us each Thursday evening as we gather for fellowship over a simple supper, then break off into our various groups for discipleship. The children have their time together, our fledgling Praise Band has begun rehearsals at this time, and everyone else is invited to stay with me and go through an Immersion Bible Study on the Book of Acts.

This is a great time to draw closer to God and to each other. I hope you will all make plans to attend and be a part of this great time of fun, food, and fellowship. You can sign up by calling the office or placing your name on the sheet at the Connection Station.

3. 2015 Pledge Cards - It's not too late to turn in a pledge card for 2015. Cards are available in the narthex and may be turned into the church office or put into an offering plate. We are also offering electronic giving through Vanco, with the option of having your giving take place automatically at an interval of your choice. Forms for that service are available in the narthex or you may ask for details in the church office.

If you were signed up for electronic giving in 2014, it automatically carries over. If you need to make changes to this in amount or frequency, you can sign in with the account you created initially and make those changes.

4. New Bible Study - As FAD Night has started again, so has another Bible Study opportunity as we go Scriptural once again with the Immersion study of the Book of Acts. Journey inside the pages of Scripture to meet a personal God who enters individual lives and begins a creative work from the inside out. For those unfamiliar with Immersion Studies, they are shaped with the individual in mind. Immersion encourages simultaneous engagement both with the Word of God and with the God of the Word to help you become a new creation in Christ. Immersion, inspired by a fresh translation--the Common English Bible--stands firmly on Scripture and helps readers explore the emotional, spiritual, and intellectual needs of their personal faith. More importantly, you’ll be able to discover God’s revelation through readings and reflections. We have gone through the first seven chapters and next week we will focus on chapter 8-11.

This class will be offered each Thursday at 10am and again in the evening as part of our FAD night, in the Fellowship Hall, from January 15th - February 12th. You can sign up by clicking here, by calling the church office at 629-5688, or by picking up a registration form in the narthex, filling it out and dropping it in an offering place. I hope you all will take advantage of this opportunity to come and be immersed in the Word of God!

5. WE DID IT!!! - Because of your generosity and your faithfulness, we have once again reached our goal for the Advent Challenge. This will allow us to host another Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event and participate in a Church Has Left the Building event. Watch this space for more details as the planning for these mission opportunities unfolds. Have a great weekend and I will see you Sunday!

Have a great weekend and I will see you Sunday!

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