JANUARY 2018 / Volume 52 / Issue 1
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Our church staff is here to help each of us live as a disciple of Jesus Christ who transforms the world. Feel free to contact them.
PHONE 217.793.9760 WWW.SPRINGFIELDFIRST.ORG
PASTORAL STAFF Dr. Roger Grimmett | Lead Pastor Rev. Mike Whitaker | Pastor Rev. Nicole Cox | Pastor
MINISTRY STAFF Brennan Pappas | Director of Technical Arts Carli Burton | Director of Senior Ministries Chase Carlisle | Director of Contemporary Music Ministries Elyssa Carlisle | Director of Children's & Youth Choirs Lana Salomonson | Executive Director Matt Cleveland | Director of StudentLife Paige Cooper | Director of Connections Dr. See Tsai Chan | Director of New Life Choir & Handbells Ministries Stacy Kuhlmann | Director of Children's Ministry
ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF Aaron Havard | Information Technology Dennie Canny | Facilities Manager Jenny Hutcherson | Financial Assistant Kristi Osmond | Admin. Assistant Molly Bettis | Accountant Rachel Dempsey | Print Shop Sharon Sweeney | Executive Assistant Zach Pappas | Technical Arts Assistant
custodial STAFF Renoldo Gayton | Lead Custodian
STAFF emails: First initial and Last email@example.com
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There are a number of things people say that unnerve me. Two of the most common are these: “Everything happens for a reason” and “God won’t give you more than you can handle.” While containing an element of truth, it is only a half-truth. I don’t believe God wants children to suffer in poverty. I don’t believe it’s God’s will for homes to be broken up, people to be on drugs, or hurricanes and earthquakes to kill thousands. I don’t believe it's God’s will for children to starve in Africa or for children and youth to be sold into sex slavery in the United States of America. In addition, there are some people who have suffered as much as Job did. In other words, they have more than they can handle and then some. The worst thing you can say to someone hurting is, “Don’t worry… God won’t give you more than you can handle.” God gets far too much credit for doing things he doesn’t do – like adding to our adversity and suffering. God doesn’t delight in adding to our misery. The Scripture that is often used to support this view is I Corinthians 10:13: “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to everyone. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your strength, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way out so that you may endure it.” This Scripture is taken out of context more than most. What Paul is referring to here is temptation. God will not put more temptation in our path than necessary but will find a way of escape that we might endure it. He gave us a way of escape in the Lord’s Prayer: “Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Scripture must always be placed in the context for which it is written. We must be careful not to defend God and rationalize away why bad things happen to people. The reality is that good and bad come our way – whether we are Christian or not. Jesus said in Matthew 5:45b, “For he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and unrighteous.” I can’t think of a better way to begin the new year than by exposing half-truths. They were designed to make us feel better, but they hurt people instead as they attempt to explain away the messiness and ugliness of life. The reality is there are no easy answers to why a child dies at a tender young age or why a madman guns down hundreds of people at a country western concert. We live in a fallen world and bad things happen; evil happens; but, as Christians, ultimately we believe God will triumph and set things right. God entered the world in a manger and exited the world on a cross. It was messy and ugly, but God triumphed. You don’t want to miss this New Year’s series. We will explore in detail these half-truths. We will expose them for what they really are – half-truths. We will equip you in how to respond to people who often espouse these half-truths. This series will be so helpful to all of us. It would be a great series to invite your unchurched friends to experience. Happy New Year!
MESSAGE SERIES January 13/14 God Wonâ€™t Give You More Than You Can Handle January 20/21 God Helps Those Who Help Themselves January 27/28 Love the Sinner, Hate the Sin February 3/4 Everything Happens for a Reason
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Bishop Frank Beard will be our guest preacher for all
weekend services on January 6-7, 2018. Bishop Beard was elected to the Episcopacy in August 2016 and began his duties as the Episcopal leader of the Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church on September 1, 2016. Bishop Beard is married to Melissa, who recently became a member here at Springfield First. He is a powerful preacher and effective leader. We are thrilled to have him here this first weekend of 2018!
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Christmas Cantata Thank you to all the choirs and musicians and Dr. See Tsai Chan for sharing your gifts in such a wonderful way! The Christmas Cantata was beautiful and inspiring, and we enjoyed seeing the results of all your hard work!
Coming to Springfield First UMC Coming to Springfield First UMC in partnership with The James Project in partnership with The James Project
Boy Scout Sunday Brunch Come experience practical teaching in a safe and supportive community as we work toteaching equip families, churches, and Come experience practical in a safe and supportive professionals to better serve children, especially those who community as we work to equip families, churches, andhave experienced or loss, including children those impacted professionals totrauma better serve children, especially whoby have adoption and foster care. experienced trauma or loss, including children impacted by adoption and foster care. Tickets are $10 per person. Register at springfieldfirst.org. CEU may be available Tickets arecredits $10 per person. Registertoatprofessionals. springfieldfirst.org. Questions? Interested in volunteering? Contact CEU credits may be available to professionals. Eden Lindberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions? Interested in volunteering? Contact Eden Lindberg at email@example.com.
January 28, 2018 Atrium 2/3 10:00am-12:00pm Tickets are $8.00 per person, $4.00 for kids 8 and under. Brunch includes: breakfast casserole, sausage, pastry, fruit, and drink. All proceeds benefit Springfield First Boy Scout Troop 13.
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CHURCHLIFE (REVERSE) Final Results from Unfinished Generosity Initiative
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for M71 YThis 83is an K5opportunity 6 solitude, to calm your spirit G49 Band 30satisfy your soul. There are no special qualifications or minimum age required, only the desire to have a conversation with God. You may want to walk the beautiful grounds or sit quietly in a peaceful setting. If you’ve been trying to hear from God about a topic in your life, this just might be the opportunity you need. There is no cost; a free will offering will be received. The Chiara Center is located at 4875 LaVerna Road on the northeast side of Springfield. For more information, contact Sharon Sweeney at 793-9760 x131 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018-19 Goal: $6.5 million
Friends, these are exciting days here at Springfield First! I want to thank each of you for your support of this initiative. So many of you stepped up and stepped out during these past several months. The joy has been in the journey, not simply in the destination. As you know, first and foremost, Unfinished has been about a spiritual journey for each one of us, connecting with God in our giving, and being challenged to grow in our relationship with him through generosity. And that is what is happening. • 394 families pledged in 2016 for the Generosity 2017 initiative. With Unfinished, for 2018-19, we have received commitments from 544 families. That’s an increase of 37%. That’s huge progress as more and more families have engaged through Unfinished.
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• 41 of these commitments are from our students and children – commitments of gifts that are beyond financial – sharing with others, helping around the house – becoming more Christ-like in their personal lives as a witness to those around them. • Another 41 of the remaining 503 financial commitments are from people/ families who have NEVER GIVEN TO SPRINGFIELD FIRST BEFORE. They are stepping out in huge faith as they begin giving back to God. Way to go!! This is one of the things I am most excited about as one of your pastors.
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• 67 of these commitments are from families who have NEVER SUBMITTED A COMMITMENT BEFORE. They have chosen to drive a stake in the ground, making a written commitment to say, “I’m serious about growing with God in my giving journey." I am so proud of these families. • 269 pledged an increase in giving over what they had given previously. · 157 of those are growing by 25% or more! · 93 are growing 50% or more! · 46 have more than doubled their giving through Unfinished! Finally, I have our current Unfinished number for you... And I am so excited to share this with you. As a result of Unfinished, we now have The children participated in commitments and expected gifts for the Unfinished too! They gave a next two years of $6,556,883. We have portion of the “tickets” they exceeded our goal by $56,883. earn each week toward giving Praise be to God! In addition, our First Fruits offering on the weekend of December 2-3, 2017, was $323,424.84! All I have to say in closing is … WAY TO GO, GOD!
a small toy to our collection for Operation Christmas Child. Through their commitments, they filled 49 boxes to give to children overseas!
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To register online, please visit www.springfieldfirst.org. Midweek Connect will be offered on Wednesdays from February 7 to March 28. Dinner will be available in the Community Life Center at 5:45-6:30pm for a free will offering. Gather together to make new friendships and enjoy a delicious meal. Following dinner, there are opportunities for children and adults at 6:30-8:00pm.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHILDREN Contact: Stacy Kuhlmann at email@example.com S.M.A.S.H. (Kindergarten-6th grade) Children will be able to choose activities to participate in through sports, music, art, science, and hobbies. Throughout this session, we will be looking at some wild adventures that really are in the Bible! This is a fantastic time for children to make new friends, develop skills, and grow in faith! Bible Buddies (3-5 years) Children will engage in fun activities, make new friends, and learn about new adventures from the Bible. Through songs, games, crafts, stories, and snacks, they are growing stronger in their faith! Creative Creations Childcare (0-2 years) Infants and toddlers will have their own age-appropriate activities to begin to understand the Bible.
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OPPORTUNITIES FOR ADULTS Dates are February 7 to March 28 unless otherwise specified. Contact: Pastor Mike Whitaker at firstname.lastname@example.org or 793-9760 x122 Bringing It Home: Raising Christian Children • Rooms 19/20 Our KidLife and SMASH programs here at Springfield First are awesome! But you have so much more influence over your children than we ever could. Led by Amanda Carbiener, this class will help you to take the lessons they learn here at church and “bring them home” to create the best environment possible to raise your children in a Christian home. So, drop your kids off at SMASH and join us! Characters of the Bible • Room 1 Ever wondered what the characters of the Bible could teach you? Led by Jim Fries, this class will walk through a few of their incredible stories, and show how you can apply their lessons to your life. Couples Class · Atrium 2 Details coming soon! G6 Class • February 7 to March 14 • Rooms 5/6 The one-sentence mission statement of Springfield First – to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world – leads many people to ask, “What is a disciple?” The G6 Class will detail six characteristics of a deeply devoted disciple of Jesus Christ, all beginning with the letter “G.” Glory – worshiping God Grace – imparting Christ’s love Growth – celebrating spiritual disciplines Group – doing life together Giftedness – serving others Generosity – sharing compassionately Note – The G6 class is a pre-requisite for becoming a New Member at Springfield First. The next New Members class will take place on Wednesday, March 21, at 6:30-8:00pm. Lenten Study – Restored • February 21 to March 28 • Atrium 3 Our lives can be a mess! Led by your pastors, this class will mirror our Lenten sermon series, and a take a deeper look at the book, Restored: Finding Redemption in Our Mess, by Tom Berlin, and his view of how God’s grace can help us redeem the messes we get into! When the Game Is Over, It All Goes Back in the Box • February 7 to March 21 • Room 2 Oftentimes, our lives mirror board games… Life, Clue, Monopoly. Like these board games, when our game of Life is over, we can’t take the things of this world with us, and it all goes back in the box. Using John Ortberg’s book and led by John Marsaglia, we’ll explore what really matters in life and how to plan for the ultimate win, an eternity with God in heaven. Women's Ministry – Present Over Perfect • Room 7 With all the pressure on women today to be everything to everyone, it’s easy to feel exhausted and isolated. Using Shauna Niequist’s book, Present over Perfect: Leaving behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living, we’ll walk a path from “pushing and proving” to being who God created you to be. Contact: Chantel Corrie at email@example.com Young Adult's Ministry • Room 4 Hey Young Adults! (That means “graduated high school” to “mid-thirties.”) Join the Young Adults for the winter semester of Connect! Led by Cindy Arnold, we’ll start with a series of follow-up conversations to the January sermon series, Adam Hamilton’s Half Truths, and look at common phrases we think are in the Bible, but we usually get wrong!
• To help with dinner set-up or clean-up, contact Sharon Sweeney at firstname.lastname@example.org or 793-9760 x131. JANUARY 2018 7
NEW SMALL GROUP: HEALING LIGHT So many things can cause grief and pain in our lives... the loss of a loved one or a job, a move to a new location, a change in a relationship, or a myriad of other life circumstances. And the path to healing can seem like an impossible journey. This January, join the Healing Light small group where hurt children of God can grow closer to Him through Scripture, fellowship, and activities, and move to a place of healing and hope. Facilitated by social worker, MacMurray college professor, and member of Springfield First, Jodi Pupillo, the group will kick off on Tuesday, January 30, at 10:00am, and then meet every other week for the next 5 weeks, beginning on February 6. Contact Jodi for more information: email@example.com, and begin your healing journey. There is hope!
Mondays, January 8 to March 26, 6:30-8:30pm Room 4 This seminar and support group is for those who are separated or divorced, designed to teach you how to heal and rebuild. Come and be with people who understand what you are feeling so that you can learn how to move on and grow closer to God. Contact: Donna Parr at firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-9833 8 Good Tidings /
MISSIONS & SERVING
JANUARY THIS MONTH, WE WILL BE SERVING AT ST. JOHN’S BREADLINE ON FRIDAY, JANUARY 19, AT 1:30-4:00pm. THERE ARE ONLY 8 SPOTS AVAILABLE, SO SIGN UP ONLINE OR AT CONNECTION POINT TODAY!
Mission Opportunities Are you looking for a way to make a difference in the world? We have several mission trip opportunities for you in 2018! If you’ve been thinking about serving either in the states or overseas, now may be the time! Partial scholarships will be available. Please contact Pastor Nicole (email@example.com) with any questions you have!
HEIFER RANCH - ARKANSAS
When: Late October or early November
When: October 7-12
Doing what? Ranch work, sustainable food
Doing what? Working with villages to teach
sourcing education, Global Village experience
about the importance of clean water, etc.
Cost? Roughly $3,700 (scholarships may be
Contact: Susan Stitt – firstname.lastname@example.org
available for 1st-time foreign mission trippers) Contact: Pastor Nicole – email@example.com
EAST BAY UNITED METHODIST CAMP – BLOOMINGTON, IL
When: April 13-15
When: June 8-13 (dates may fluctuate a day or
Doing what? Getting the camp ready for
two) and Fall of 2018
campers – indoor and outdoor work
Doing what? Street ministry/school ministry
Cost? $35-75 (depending on if you
(medically trained persons welcome)
choose to stay 1 night or 2 nights)
Contact: Ann Caparros – firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact: Shane Sims – email@example.com
HENDERSON SETTLEMENT - KENTUCKY MOTOWN MISSION - DETROIT, MICHIGAN
When: July 7-14
When: June 10-16, 2018
Doing what? Home repairs and construction
Doing what? Urban home repairs
Contact: Sue Nelson – firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost? $350 Contact: Bill Stephens – email@example.com JANUARY 2018 9
Watch for posted curriculum information: www.springfieldfirst.org/kids-youth/parents
FAITH IS A LIFELONG JOURNEY! If you would like to be a part of helping children on their faith journey, contact Stacy Kuhlmann at 793-9760 x227 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHY CHILDREN’S MINISTRY? The children’s ministry is designed for children to grow in their faith by experiencing God’s Word at an age-appropriate level. We invite all children, birth to 5th grade, to come and check out the area of church designed just for them!
CHECK-IN, DROP-OFF, PICK-UP – FOR THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN We have two check-in areas for children to receive their security tags, located at each end of the children’s area. Children are dropped off in their room and now picked up there as well. The Community Life Center is open if you would like to take your child in to play after 10:30am service. Anyone picking up children must show their security tag to their child’s leader. Only adults with children are allowed in the children’s hallways. Please do not use these hallways if you are not picking up or dropping off children. Restrooms in the KidLife hallway are for children only. The safety and security of our children is very important to us.
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Each classroom has a small
container for our children’s mighty
mission offerings. All that we
collect will go to providing clean water for children in Liberia. We will keep track of this all year in KidLife! Children are understanding that they can make a difference even through spare change! Total collected during June-December 2017: $3,386.56! Remember: $1.00 gives a child clean water for one week! 10 G o o d T i d i n g s /
Parents, contact Stacy Kuhlmann at email@example.com or 217-793-9760 x227 with any questions. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kidlife and www.facebook.com/kidlifeec.
SATURDAY EVENINGS AT 5:30 All ages meet in Room 18; K-5th graders then go to Room 14 for lesson. SUNDAY MORNINGS TOTLIFE Infants (not walking) - Room 20 Toddlers - Room 19 2-year-olds - Room 18 Preschool - Room 17 KIDLIFE/TWEENLIFE 9:00am Kindergarten to 5th Grade - Room 13 10:30am Kindergarten - Room 16 1st Grade - Room 15 2nd Grade - Room 14 3rd Grade - Room 13 4th/5th Grade - Room 11
PARENTS: If you are new or would like to receive periodic
parent email updates, please go to www.springfieldfirst.org, and under the ‘Youth’ tab sign up for our email list! You can also email StudentLife Director Matt Cleveland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JANUARY FUSION TEACHING SERIES
CONNECT WITH STUDENTLIFE: Facebook: StudentLife FUMC Twitter: @FUSION_SM Instagram: STUDNT_LFE
We hope you had a great Christmas season and end to 2017! We here at StudentLife are so excited for 2018! Take a look at a few dates you’re going to want to remember this month: January 7: Sunday Night FUSION is back! January 10: Confirmation resumes! January 27: WINTER JAM 2018 See the StudentLife info wall for Registration forms! Check out: 2018.jamtour.com!
STUCK · JANUARY FUSION TEACHING SERIES In this series, we’ll discover that God’s heart is for us to live free from the things that keep us stuck. We’ll see that God has the power to get us unstuck and move us forward in the story He is writing for our lives. Sunday Night FUSION schedule: 5:00-6:00pm - FUSION:Middle &
High School Small Groups
6:00-6:30pm - Dinner for all ages 6:30-7:30pm - FUSION:High &
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For information regarding Senior Ministries’ events or trips, or if you or a loved one are moving to a care facility, please contact Carli Burton at email@example.com or 793-9760 x121.
Valentines for Homebound
Remember how much fun it was when we were kids to make Valentines for one another? Let’s do it again! If you are interested in this fun adventure, please join us on Wednesdays, January 17 and 24, at 9:30am until noon in Room 7 to make Valentines for our shut-ins. We have the needed supplies, but if you have any supplies you would like to use, feel free to bring them. On Sunday, February 4, please take a moment and stop by our table in the Atrium to sign a Valentine card for our members who are shut-ins. Place them in the container provided. They will then be included in our Valentine packets with other cards, as well as many goodies that are meant to lighten and brighten the day of those who no longer can come out and worship with us. Thank you. Contact: Carli Burton, firstname.lastname@example.org or 793-9760 x121
AROUN D THE TABLE ADVEN TURE: SENIOR FELLOWSHIP (AGES 55+)
Date: Thursday, January 11 · Time: 9:30am-12:30pm Where: Rooms 5/6 Why: Fellowship, food, fun (numerous card games, board games, and dominoes – you are welcome to bring one of your favorite games) Hostesses: Barb & Jerry Zuspann. Sweet treats and coffee will be ready when you arrive, and a delicious hot meal of meat loaf, mashed potatoes, carrots, garden salad, and brownies will be served at 11:45am. Suggested donation is $5.00 for all you can eat or until it’s gone.
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Volunteers Needed: We are in need of volunteers to deliver
Valentine remembrances to our shut-ins. The VALENTINE PACKETS will be prepared by our Senior Ministries Council members on Wednesday, February 7. You may pick them up any time after the 7th including Sunday, February 11. Information needed to make the delivery will be included on the package. We ask that they be delivered by February 14. Please sign up in the Atrium. Contact: Carli Burton, email@example.com or 793-9760 x121
UNITED METHODIST WOMEN
We are Faith, Love, and Joy in action at Springfield First. Come and join us for any activity. This is a good time to get involved with the United Methodist Women; you will find a warm group of women in many activities. Contact Crystal Russell, UMW President, at 801-2573 with any questions. LYDIA AND RACHEL CIRCLES Rachel Circle meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm. Lydia Circle meets on the 3rd Friday at 9:30am but will not meet in January or February. UMW MEETING The next UMW Luncheon will be in March. CHRISTMAS SOUP LUNCHEON/COOKIES FOR SHUT-INS - DECEMBER 6 Many UMW members and guests brought cookies for shut-ins and others at our Christmas Soup Luncheon. More than 40 containers were packed for shut-in friends and family. There was a warm and friendly atmosphere in the air as we shared many kinds of soup.
JANUARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS January 17 Rachel Circle 7:00pm · Atrium 2
FEBRUARY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS February 21 Rachel Circle 7:00pm · Atrium 2 *No Luncheons in January or February
NUTS, NUTS, AND LESS NUTS A big thank you goes to those supporting this fundraiser. All that are left are pecans (both halves and pieces), almonds, and a few black walnuts. Any profit from the nut sales will apply to our mission projects. Contact Barb Zuspann at 741-2550 for orders or any questions. THANKSGIVING FUSION DINNER – NOVEMBER 26 The United Methodist Women prepared lots of turkey, dressing, and all the trimming for the FUSION students on November 26. This year there were six turkeys and two turkey breasts to feed them and others who came to decorate the church for Christmas. Many people helped with this big dinner and we appreciate all of you. Also, to you parents, you have very sweet and polite children. QUILTING/SEWING/KNITTING/CROCHETING GROUP The quilting group is encouraging anyone with any type of project (sewing, quilting, crocheting, knitting, etc.) to join them for a fun day full of activity. It’s the 3rd Thursday in the month at 10:15am to 2:30pm. Bring your lunch and meet in Rooms 5/6.
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THANK YOU to all who gave of their time to serve our church family this Christmas season. Thank you to everyone who served as ushers, greeters, coffee hosts, and at our Welcome Center and Connection Point during our Christmas Eve services. We appreciate your generous spirit. We couldn’t have done this without you! · Kristi Osmond & Paige Cooper THANK YOU to all who delivered poinsettias to our homebound. This small act of kindness brings joy to them with fond memories of when they were able to attend Christmas services. Please know that you are a blessing to others. · Carli Burton, on behalf of our staff and congregation
CLASSROOM UPDATES! Be on the lookout for fresh paint and new flat screen TVs in the classrooms
at Springfield First! Both the adult classes and the children’s classes are receiving new TVs and Blu-ray players as a technical update! The televisions will tilt down to make them even easier to view. Enjoy! PLEASE NOTE: The church will be closed at noon on Fridays beginning January 1, 2018. This is part of a church-wide review of safety policies and is consistent with the schedule of many other large churches.
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WEATHER CLOSING INFORMATION
Please hold in prayer the families of:
If we must close our building due to inclement
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weather, it will be communicated on WICS News Channel 20 and WRSP Fox Channel 55/27.
We will also notify all ministry leaders that
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have events planned so they may communicate this information to their groups. If the facility is open and your activity is cancelled, please
Our time in this world doesn’t last forever, but our influence can. As you plan for the future, prayerfully consider tithing 10% of your estate to the church for which Jesus gave his life.
notify those in your group. Also, please contact Lana Salomonson at firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharon Sweeney at email@example.com so that we can respond appropriately to inquiries.
january REAL Scriptures HEBREWS
January 1 – Hebrews 1:1-7
January 11 – Hebrews 6:1-8
January 22 – Hebrews 10:11-18
January 2 – Hebrews 1:8-14
January 12 – Hebrews 6:9-20
January 23 – Hebrews 10:19-25
January 3 – Hebrews 2:1-9
January 13 – Hebrews 7:1-10
January 24 – Hebrews 10:26-31
January 4 – Hebrews 2:10-18
January 14 – Hebrews 7:11-17
January 25 – Hebrews 10:32-39
January 5 – Hebrews 3:1-8
January 15 – Hebrews 7:18-28
January 26 – Hebrews 11:1-8
January 6 – Hebrews 3:9-19
January 16 – Hebrews 8:1-6
January 27 – Hebrews 11:9-20
January 7 – Hebrews 4:1-10
January 17 – Hebrews 8:7-13
January 28 – Hebrews 11:21-29
January 8 – Hebrews 4:11-16
January 18 – Hebrews 9:1-10
January 29 – Hebrews 11:30-40
January 9 – Hebrews 5:1-6
January 19 – Hebrews 9:11-17
January 30 – Hebrews 12:1-10
January 10 – Hebrews 5:7-14
January 20 – Hebrews 9:18-28
January 31 – Hebrews 12:11-21
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Building Closed – Happy New Year
Divorce Recovery class begins (6:30pm)
Building Closed for MLK, Jr. Day
Prayer Retreat at the Chiara Center (8:30am)
Healing Light Small Group begins (10:00am)
Midweek Connect begins
Bringing It Home, Characters of the Bible, Couples,
G6, When the Game is Over, Women's Ministry,
and Young Adult Ministry classes begin (6:30pm)
Lenten study begins (6:30pm)
WEEKEND WORSHIP EXPERIENCES
Saturday 5:30pm Contemporary Sunday 9:00am Traditional · 9:00am Contemporary in CLC · 10:30am Contemporary
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Published on Dec 28, 2017