Friday, March 27, 2015

Friday Fives

1. Sunday Worship - Lent is a season of introspection and self evaluation. It is a time for us to take a hard, honest look at our faith journeys and make the changes necessary to remove any barrier between us and God. As a means of help in those inspections, this Lenten season we will turn our focus to the person of Jesus Christ as we seek to understand the depth of his ministry, the focus of his teachings, and what lessons we can learn as we seek to model those ideals in our lives today. Come and join us as we look to the person and nature of the man we call Messiah as we take our journey of introspection and self awareness. For the sermon schedule, please click here. Invite a friend and I hope to see you all there!

2. Spaghetti Dinner - We are once again hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for the church, TONIGHT! 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. Dinner will be served from 4:30 to 7 pm. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children. To-go orders are also available. You can purchase tickets in advance, online by clicking here, or at the door. This is sure to be a great time of fun, fellowship, and food. I hope you all can make it!

3. Easter Tableau - Our Annual Easter Tableau, our gift to this community, is right around the corner. On Thursday, April 2nd and Friday, April 3rd, we will give the people of Ocala the opportunity to witness and relive for themselves the last week of Christ's life here on Earth. In order to make this a reality, we need your help. There are sign-up sheets on the Connection Station for you to volunteer in a myriad of ways. You can volunteer for things such as portraying a character in one of the scenes, to scene set-up, costumes, make-up, sound, or lighting. We still have many places for willing hands and we need yours! Please also be in prayer for a successful 2015 Easter Tableau. If you have any questions, please contact Linda Hughes or Terri Silvola-Finch. Thank You!

4. Church Has Left the Building - We are taking another step in our outreach ministry on April 26th as we host a Church Has Left the Building Event. Instead of gathering for a worship service, we will go out and serve instead.

There are several opportunities for you to sign up as a volunteer:
  • Arnette House 
  • InterFaith 
  • Open Arms Villiage 
  • Ocala Health & Rehab 
  • Women's Domestic Violence Shelter 
  • Pack hygiene kits here in Fellowship Hall 
There are signup sheets at the Connection Station for you to pick a location, see a description of what we will do, and the name of contact person from our congregation to answer any questions you might have. I want to encourage you to be in prayer about where you might volunteer so this community can feel the love of Christ, through us, as we go and serve our neighbors.

5. Easter Sunday - Our day of rejoicing is quickly approaching and to help in our celebrations we are asking for each of you to bring a few items with you to worship that day.
  • Easter Flower Cross – We are doing the flower cross once again so we need people to bring flowers to help decorate it. 
  • Easter Sunday Bells – We are asking everyone to bring a bell on Easter Sunday morning. They can be any size, shape, or style. We are going ring these bells in celebration as we make a joyful noise together and truly celebrate Easter and our Risen Savior! 
This will be a glorious day and we are looking forward to seeing you all there!


Bonus Five - We want to spruce up our Sanctuary a bit for Easter Sunday so we are having a work day tomorrow beginning at 9 A.M. We want to clean the windows in the front of the Sanctuary and maybe polish a pew or two. If you have the time I want to encourage you to come on out and lend a hand. Hope to see you there!

Have a great weekend and I will see you Sunday!

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