We are excited to start 2014 with the Doers of the word sermon series. We will explore different aspects of Christianity each week, developing a better understanding of what God is asking us to do according to the Bible, and practical ways to apply these teachings to enrich our daily lives, deepen our relationship with Christ, and enable us to make a greater difference in the world.
If you are not already, I would like to encourage you to participate in our Facebook Bible Study. It’s very easy to participate.
Every morning there is a posted summary of the daily chapter on our Facebook fan page, http://www.facebook.com/awakeningnwa. Just read the chapter for the day and meditate on God’s word, then comment on the status with a sentence or two sharing what God has shown you or what stood out the most to you in the chapter. We hope that you will join us as we explore God’s Word together.
We had a great time last weekend with Leon Hays, missionary serving in Kenya, Africa. It was a great time of fellowship and gathering information on our prospective mission trip to Africa this summer. Please contact Pastor David Alderson if you are interested in being a part of a mission trip to Kenya in July 2014.
Summertime is so busy, but off to a great start. We have had wonderful services the last few weeks. I want to congratulate Brooke Stout for her decision to accept Christ as Savior this Sunday. On Sunday July 1st, we will be having baptism services at Rick and Linda’s at 1:00 pm. We will be baptizing Brooke Stout and Austin Brown. We are very excited about both their decisions to follow Christ in baptism. We will also be having lunch together. We will barbeque Chicken and everyone can bring their favorite summertime side dish. This will be a great time of fun, food, and fellowship as we celebrate together with Brooke and Austin.
We had an amazing time at the homeless meal Saturday June 2nd. Saturday morning we met at theWigginsUnitedMethodistChurch to prepare for the meal. We fed around 120 for lunch. The meal was fabulous and the fellowship and time spent sharing was equally as great. Thank you, Rick, for your hard work organizing this event and bringing it together so well.
What a great time at the block party. We were able to reach out to many in the neighborhood, begin new relationships, and continue with others from our past outreach efforts. Thank-yous are in order for Steve Alberts, Tim Moses, and the FBC Youth Group who came and participated. Special thanks to Dylan Breeding for not only coming to share his testimony, but for staying to spend time with the neighborhood children playing games. We had about 75 participate in the event and were able to register about 30 guests from the neighborhood. We have had new guests for Sunday services for several weeks following. Thank you everyone who participated, making this a very successful event.
VBS AND SPORTS CAMP
Our VBS and Sports Camp will be held July 18th -21st. This will be a Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evening from 6:00pm – 8:00 pm. The event will conclude on Saturday morning from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm, with a meet-the-parents cookout from 12:00 – 1:00 pm. Lisa Wheat will be overseeing the VBS, and Steve Alberts will be overseeing the Sports Camp. This event will be held in the neighborhood, not at the church. This requires more preparation, but will be much more accessible to the residents of our neighborhood. We will have several opportunities to invite people to this event by going door to door. Set aside time to be apart of this great opportunity to serve others and make a difference in the lives of kids and teenagers.
CRAZY LOVE BIBLE STUDY
We are in our second week of the Crazy Love bible study. I would like to encourage everyone to come and participate in this great study. Even if you missed the first session, it’s still easy to catch up. Join us this Wednesday night at 6:30.