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May 2009 - Issue 1


“A ministry for young & single adults 18-39.”


Whats going on?

Weekly Bible Study - “Mystery”

The Bridge (Cloth Barn Shopp. Cntr.)-Goldsboro, NC Fri., May 1st-15th-7:00pm

We are currently involved in a six week bible study that began on April 3rd, entitled “Mystery”. This six week study will expand your knowledge and conceptions of who God is. CANVAS Mystery is an experience intended to awaken our hearts to the depth and intrigue inherent in our faith. It’s time to embrace the mystery of faith! This CANVAS Experience is broken into six mysteries: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Forgiveness Freedom Transformation Holy Spirit Redemption Pain

This small-group series brings a fresh multimedia dimension to Bible study and draws what is deepest and truest about you onto the canvas God has laid out. Come join us as we seek to uncover and experience the mysteries of God.

Driven is now on Facebook Did it take long enough or what?

Look at us! Finally, we have a Facebook© Group. Sorry, we’re not on Twitter© yet...ha ha...but we may make it there some year. We think this will help along with this e-letter to keep everyone informed of the ministries current and upcoming events. Please check out our Driven Group (click link) page to view recent news and upcoming events. You can post responses to discussion questions, prayer requests, upload your favorite Driven pics and videos or just chat with friends in the group.

Please limit “Wall Posts” and the like to relative topics only. This will help reduce the amount of unrelated personal info being displayed, thanks. If you have any questions or comments regarding this group, please contact us. Please click on the link above to get started.

upcoming events SonFest

Carowinds-Charlotte, NC Sat., June 13th-6:00am

This is gonna be the concert of the summer.....maybe even of the year. You gotta check this out! The line up includes Toby Mac, Third Day, Hawk Nelson, Fire Flight, Brandon Heath, Remedy Drive and guest speaker Matt Pitt. Tickets are going to be $45 + meals and that includes access to all shows and the park. Try to find that deal somewhere else. Money is due by Sunday, May 10th, so ya better start putting your pennies in the bank. We will leave sometime around 6:00am that Saturday morning, so make sure you get plenty of rest, because it’s going to be a long day. We can’t wait to see everyone, this is going to be an AWESOME time!

upcoming events (contd) 4th Sunday Lunch

Kobe Japanese Steakhouse-Smithfield, NC Sunday, May 24th-12:30pm (after 2nd Service)

Ok...who doesn’t like Japanese? Well if you don’t we want hold it against you...haha. But even if you don’t, come join us as we catch up on what’s been going on the past month and how God’s been blessing you. This is going to be a time that we can all laugh and discuss our future events. This would also be a great time to bring a friend. So come out and hang with the gang. We’ll see ya there!

article of the month “Simply Speaking-Live without excuses” By Valerie E. Hess, Christian Singles Magazine-May 2009

Mary Asked Me To teach Sunday School. Because I was just beginning to learn about the discipline of simplicity; I wanted to respond carefully, acknowledging her need but award that I was committed to serving the church in another way at that time. So I simply said, I’m sorry, but I’m not called to teach Sunday School.”

Relay for Life

WCC-Goldsboro, NC Fri., May 29th-9:00am-5:00pm

One in three people will be diagnosed with cancer during their lifetime. The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people across the country each year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much. Volunteers are needed to help the staff set luminaries on the track for this amazing cause. If anyone is available to help with this tremendous task, please contact Kim Brown via email (click link) with your name and number. Thank you in advance for all those who are able to participate in making a difference.

Vacation Bible School Whitley Church-Princeton, NC Sun., June 14th-Wed., June 17th’s time to have some fun--you know you want too! Vacation Bible School is just over a month away and we need your help. You wanted an excuse to let that inner youth run wild, so here it is. This is a very important event in spending time with our children. Come out to the Whitley Church campus and volunteer to bless our “little people”. Being a blessing to them will in turn be a bigger blessing to you. Please Sign up at the WC Info Desk or contact our office for more info at 7355411.

There was a moment of silence on the other end of the phone line, and then Mary said something I will never forget: “Thank you for being so honest.” In so many of her calls that evening, she had gotten lots of excuses as to why they couldn’t do it now, but maybe later because they were so busy right now, etc, etc, etc. She was so relieved to get an honest, straightforward answer, even though it was no, that she hung up feeling encouraged. The discipline of simplicity deals with all aspects of our lives, including our conversations. When we say more than is necessary to answer a request for assistance, we begin to tread on the dangerous ground of saying things that may not be entirely true so as to justify our unwillingness or inability to help, or make the other person feel better. We feel obligated to come up with some invincible excuse that will make it OK to reject the request and still be likable to the other person. Let your yes be yes and your no be no. If you don’t want to or aren’t able to do it, simply say so. You will be doing everyone a favor.

resources Click on the links below for more great articles and info on how to live your single lifestyle. If would like to add a resource please contact Matt Kornegay at the email below.

Singles Adult Ministries Boundless Webzine The Singles Network

Contact Info: Kelly Head: 919-738-6497 or Michael Rowe: 919-920-4280 or Matt Kornegay: 919-396-3228 or

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