PitStops are here... check out which one you would like to join!
You've heard it said... You can't go toward your future until you settle your past, but do you believe it? The only way we will begin to change is to bring people into our lives that love us, and that want to see us succeed. We believe life change happens in the context of relationships. PitStops have one simple purpose: to bring people together. God created us to live in community with others, and it is only then that we can experience the full life He intends for us.
PitStops connects you with people who share similar interests, or individuals in the same stage of life, as well as finding people who have experience in an area in which you want to grow. PitStops are where we also pray and support each other as we walk through this complicated thing we call "life." How amazing it is to be able to walk this life knowing you have someone there to walk with you.
PitStops meet once a week in locations all around our area. We believe there is a group out there for you!
If someone asked who you are, what would you say? Maybe you'd say your name. Or maybe you’d say, "I'm a musician. A basketball player. A friend. A daughter or son. I'm a human!" Those things might be true, but have you ever felt like you’re still figuring out who you are, what you’re good at, or why you’re here? In this 4-week series, DIstinct, the stories of Jesus and John the Baptist, and the words of Paul, will help us see why discovering who Jesus is helps us discover who we’re meant to be. Not only is Jesus is distinct from anyone who has ever lived, but God made us distinct too, with distinct gifts we can use to serve God and others, and unique distinctions that are worth celebrating.
Have you ever played "Spot the Difference"? You know, that game where you have have to compare pictures that are nearly identical except for a few tiny differences? Sometimes the differences are easy to catch. Sometimes they're hard to find. And sometimes we play this game in real life by comparing ourselves to others. When we do, the differences we spot are usually seen as negatives. We criticize others when they seem a little too "different," and we criticize ourselves when we feel like we're the "different" ones. But what if instead of criticizing our differences we learned to celebrate them instead? In the Bible, a guy named Paul had something to say about this. He said yeah, we are all different, just like different parts of our bodies all have different purposes. Just like your body wouldn't work if it was one giant foot, God made each of us with different qualities and abilities. That's why we can celebrate (instead of criticize) our distinctions.
Join us Thursday nights as we study from the Word of God to grow as the "sons and daughters of God." We also will take time out for some fun and games, relaxing and connecting with each other. See ya' there!!
It's a new year.... and it's time to do what we do and get outside of our walls and serve. Saturday, January 29th, we will be partnering with our friends over at Cumberland Farms, the Men of Courage, and the Women of Courage. We will be over in the Cumberland community helping them out with some projects that are needed. We will be helping them out at the Lovewell House and over in the Cumberland Gardens.
We will start the day off with a pancake breakfast in Hanger 316 at 7:30 am. We will load up the bus and vehicles and carpool over to the Farm at 8:30 am to be on the grounds at 9:00 am ready to work. Lunch will be provided. This will be our first Serve day of 2022... so come out and join us and get your new serve shirt. Wonder what color this year will be?
7:30 am - Breakfast at Hanger 316
8:30 am - Depart Church
9:00 am - Arrive at Cumberland Farm
Timeless - Finish
Many individuals want a fresh start at the beginning of the year. This series, Fresh Air: How the Gospel Renews and Revives, details the gospel’s power to bring us hope, renewed strength, and contentment, even in difficult times.
The gospel shows us that God’s plan for us has always been reconciliation. When we accept the gospel as truth, we can be freed to begin healing the hurts, mistakes, and regrets of our past. The world may continue to condemn us for the things we did in our past, and there may be some lasting consequences this side of heaven that repentance demands we accept, but when it comes to the one opinion that truly matters, we are cleared of all charges. In the end, the gospel renews and refreshes us through God’s healing touch. And when we surrender our hearts and lives to him, he will never be outdone.
Guess what... January has 5 Sundays... and that means it's time to fire up the grill! Join us Sunday, January 30th following service for our 5th Sunday Potluck. We will provide the fixins'... you provide the dessert. Whip out those dessert recipes and join us for lunch! Come join us for an afternoon of fun and fellowship... and some great food. See you there!
It's the 1st Sunday of the month... it's time for our Food & Clothing Drive. With everything happening around us, there are still needs in people's lives. We can't feed everybody, we're not a homeless shelter, we're not even a food pantry... but we can partner with other ministries to help them accomplish their tasks in what God has called them to do.
This Sunday, bring in a bag of non-perishable food items. We are making a difference in people's lives that are down and out. It may be you one day needing just a little bit of help. Also, go through your closets and look for those clothes that don't fit anymore or you haven't worn in awhile. Bring them in for those who just need a little help.
1st Sunday Food & Clothing Drive... let's make an impact!!