I remember when I was 17 and I prayed and asked God, that if He was real, to take away my loneliness. I have never been the same since. Often throughout the Bible, there are instances when God spoke directly to people and changed their name to reflect a change in their life. Abram to Abraham, Saul to Paul, Jacob to Israel. Names are important. If you were at our 11:15A service last weekend, you know Joy did an amazing job facilitating our child dedication ceremony. She thoughtfully and prayerfully spoke the name of each child and shared its meaning with the parents. She spoke destiny over each child and their family. It was very powerful! In similar fashion, this weekend we will be honoring our grads at each service.
The generosity of our congregation never ceases to amaze me. From our Christmas store each year, to Easter Egg Hunts, to our pantry, everyone gives so generously!
Our goal is to raise enough funds to provide 1,000 kids with all the Tools for School! (School supplies, a new pair of shoes and 10 new books for over the summer at $55 per child.)
Phase 1 of Tools for School is to purchase the books before kids go on summer break. ($30 purchases 10 new books.) In order to purchase those books before summer break, we need to place the order this week. In a perfect world, we would exceed our goal this weekend. Please prayerfully consider how you might support this effort. For all the details and to donate, CLICK HERE.
Phase 2 of Tools for School will be distribution of school supplies and shoes at our Tools for School event, Friday, August 4th.
Our middle school and high school students are going to be out serving the city for 3 days, June 28th-30th. $30 covers meals, snacks, transportation, outreach supplies, and a T-shirt! If you have students that you would like to participate, CLICK HERE for all the details.
Open Heavens is this Sunday night at 7P. It’s usually on the 2nd Sunday of each month, but since last weekend was Mother’s Day, we rescheduled it for THIS Sunday instead. (May 21st at 7P.) We are anticipating a great evening of worship, ministry and activation!
A big part of Open Heavens is learning to hear God’s voice. Aurora Newton is facilitating a class called Hearing His Voice, Thursday, May 25th at 6:30P. CLICK HERE to register or for more info.
Our Barnabas Generation (50+) is planning to attend a Dayton Dragons game on Saturday, June 3rd at 7P. Tickets are $12 (only 15 tickets left!) CLICK HERE to purchase your tickets now.
Have a great weekend!
P.S. Mark your calendars for Camp uReveal, June 19th-22nd from 6:30-9:00P (for children who have completed grades K-5) Camp uReveal Jr. is for our 4-6 year old children who will get to participate in the art camp. Camp uReveal is a camp specifically designed to activate your kid’s gifting in art, dance, science, or athletics and encourage them to use it as a way to worship our wonderful Creator. For more information, CLICK HERE!