Things to Do This Summer
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“Turn your attention for a while away from the worries and anxieties. Remind yourself of all your many blessings.” - Ralph Marston
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In August 1865, Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jordon Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jordon, who since being emancipated had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family, responded spectacularly by way of the letter abbreviated below.
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I love that letter. It was written with such insight and humor. It reminds me that as Christians, we are often invited back by our old slave master, the devil, to our old life. What is sad is that many Christians think about going back, much like the Israelites in the Old Testament telling Moses they would rather go back to their slavery in Egypt than walk with God in the desert. We have been liberated, but we reminisce of our old life. What would possess anyone to make such a decision? I believe the reason Christians consider going back is because they have been forgiven, but they have not learned to walk in the fullness of God. They have been released, but they haven’t found new life. They know the gospel, but they don’t understand the joy of the gospel. Their Christian life is good but not great. What they need is life overflowing. This summer, we will be teaching through the book of Colossians in a series entitled, Overflowing. The theme of the book of Colossians is “fullness.” The key passage of Colossians reveals the dual aspects of fullness: “In Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form, and in Christ you have been brought to fullness” (Colossians 2:9-10, NIV). In Jesus Christ we see the fullness of God. But now, because you are in Christ, you can experience the fullness of God. God wants you to experience life overflowing. This summer, from our study in Colossians, we will learn how. You will not want to miss a service.
I love you,
Things To Do in
DOUBLE DECKER TOURS
Daily Adults: $20, Kids: $10 chattanoogadoubledecker.com
Experience the most history and scenery in Chattanooga at the cheapest ticket price from the top of a double decker bus…all while you enjoy a free moonpie!
LOOKOUTS BASEBALL GAME AT&T Field
Who doesn’t love a good baseball game? Grab some friends or family and head downtown for a relaxing night of baseball, hotdogs, and fireworks (on select nights). Visit website for schedule and special promotions.
Daily 9 AM – 5 PM chattzoo.org Adults: $8.95 Kids (3-12): $5.95 Kids 3 & Under: Free Enjoy seeing animals from all over the world like red pandas, snow leopards, jaguars, camels, and even pot-bellied pigs!
NATURE & RIDING CENTER
Monday-Saturday 9 AM – 5 PM, Sunday 1-5 PM Adults: $10, Kids (4-11) & Seniors (65+): $7 chattanooganaturecenter.org Take time to appreciate the beautiful surroundings we drive past every day. Take a picnic, ride your bike, go for a hike, or just watch for wildlife on 317 acres of nature and history at the foot of Lookout Mountain.
Sundays 11 AM - 4 PM, Wednesdays 4-7 PM TN Pavilion (across from Finley Stadium) FREE Admission chattanoogamarket.com More than 50 farms bring produce, meats and cheeses and more than 150 artisans showcase their crafts, art and other locally-made goods while local musicians entertain the crowds and food trucks are on site to satisfy your hunger!
Summer invites us to slow down and engage in life. Don’t let this season pass you by without taking time to enjoy our great city. Check out some of the places we’ve highlighted, or come up with your own to-do list. While you’re out and about, look for opportunities to encourage someone or maybe invite them to church. You never know when God will place someone in your path who needs His love.
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Sneak Peek into Life at Silverdale News about Upcoming Events PRESCHOOL MINISTRY
Vacation Bible School: June 16-20 Puggles & Cubbies: Resume August 20 Preschoolers Going to Kindergarten Party: Sunday, August 3
Discovery 101: Saturday, August 16 @ 9:00 AM
Children of the Day Study: Wednesdays @ 10:00 AM Soul Food: Sunday, August 17 @ 5:00 PM
Vacation Bible School: June 16-20 Kids Adventure Nights: Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM (except 6/18-7/30) Small Groups: Sundays @ 9:30 & 11:00 AM No Kids Quest: June 14 - August 3 AWANA: Resumes August 20
Movie Night: June 4 @ 6:30 PM Summer Gathering: Sundays in June & July @ 9:30 AM (Except June 15, July 6, & July 13) No Exit 7: June-July Camp Balance Due: Sunday, June 29 Student Camp: July 11-14 Braves Game Trip: Sunday, July 27 Student Event: Wednesday, August 6 D-Group Fair: Sunday, August 10 D-Group Leader Training: Saturday, August 16 Exit 7 Resumes: August 13 (Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM) D-Groups Resume: August 17 (Sundays @ 9:30 AM) Student Parent Gathering: August 24 @ 9:30 AM (All parents of students welcome)
Zambia Medical Trip: May 28 - June 8 College Honduras Trip: May 31 - June 6 Middle School New Orleans Trip: June 1-6 High School Los Angeles Trip: June 7-14 Atlanta Trip: June 29 - July 3 Zambia Men’s Conference Trip: July 3-13 Liberia, Africa Trip: July 10-23 South Dakota Trip: July 11-19 Darien, CT Trip: July 12-19 Cambodia Trip: July 14-27 Guatemala Trip: July 19-26 High School Peru Trip: July 19-28 Mobile, AL Trip: July 20-24
SENIOR ADULT MINISTRY
Game Nights: June 3 & 24, July 8 & 22, August 5 @ 5:00 PM Primetimers: June 10, July 29 & August 12 @ 11:00 AM
COLLEGE/YOUNG ADULT MINISTRY Ultimate Frisbee Night: June 18 & 22 Lookouts Game: Tuesday, July 1 Chattanooga Jump Park: Wednesday, July 16 Tubing Trip: Saturday, August 2 Fall Kick-Off: Sunday, August 17
The Man Cave: June 7, July 5 & August 2 @ 8:00 AM Single Parent Oil Change Clinic: Saturday, July 19 Fishers of Men: Saturdays @ 8:00 AM Iron Men: Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM (except 6/18-7/30) The Refuge: Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM (except 6/18-7/30)
Singles Coffeehouse: June 21, July 19 & August 16 Small Groups: Sundays @ 8:00, 9:30 & 11:00 AM, Saturdays @ 4:30 PM (except 6/14-15) and various times throughout the week
DivorceCare: Sundays @ 4:00 PM (starting June 22) Specialty Group: Mondays @ 11:00 AM, Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM (starting in August) Marriage Matters Ministry: Sundays @ 11:00 AM, Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM New Days: Email email@example.com for info. Band of Brothers: Email bandofbrothers@silverdalebc. com for info. Men’s Addiction Group: Email mensaddictiongroup@ silverdalebc.com for info.
CHURCH-WIDE EVENTS Summer Movie Nights: June 21, July 19, August 16 (immediately following the Saturday service) Promotion Day: August 9-10 The Fount: August 21 @ 6:33 PM Worship Services: Sundays @ 9:30 & 11:00 AM, Saturdays @ 6:00 PM, Wednesdays @ 6:30 PM (except 6/18-7/30) Church Office Closed: Independence Day, July 4
This feature should serve as an overview of the events & programs of our church’s ministries. For details about any of these, please contact the church office, the minister in charge of a specific ministry, or refer to the church website: www.silverdalebc.com.
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