I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend! I’m really looking forward to seeing you this coming weekend. We have been in a message series about the life of David. I did the first half of David’s life earlier this year, now we are looking at the second half of his life. This weekend, I’m going to share about working through difficult relationships. We all have them… and it’s never easy. David’s situation with his family was not ideal, with tension between his sons. There was abuse and loss and hurt…
I love this verse in Romans 12:18, “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” Is it possible to live at peace with EVERYONE?? Note that it says, “as far as it depends on you…” I know I am responsible to work on my relationships. It’s my choice and my responsibility. Some things take a lot of work and some things may not be able to be “fixed.” But I’m always going to try to do MY part to work on them. This weekend I’m going to share some things with you that will hopefully help you as you are working on the relationships in your life.
Also this weekend, Starting Line begins! If you would like to get connected at our church, no matter how long you have been attending, check out Starting Line. It’s a two-week series where you will have the opportunity to meet some of our staff, hear our history, discuss our future vision, ask questions, get connected and hopefully make some friends along the way. Sessions will be in the Lodge during the 11:15A service on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month (September 10th & 17th). No need to register. Please attend both sessions.
This Sunday night is our Open Heavens night of worship. Our plan is to host Open Heavens on the 2nd Sunday of each month at 6P (new earlier family-friendly time.) This is a great opportunity for us to enjoy an extended time of worship. Aurora Newton will be sharing about the Father’s heart for us and facilitating a powerful ministry time with our prophetic teams. I hope you can join us! There is no childcare available, however you are more than welcome to bring your kids to worship with you.
We have several new groups starting this fall:
- Life after Loss – Tuesdays from 7-9P in the Lodge
- Women’s Bible study – Wednesdays at 9:30A or 7P in the VNN in the Family Center
- Prepare to Last (pre-marital or newly married couples) – Wednesdays from 7-9 in room 101 in the Family Center
- Celebrate Recovery – Wednesdays at the Riverdale Community Site
Childcare will be available for all groups meeting on Wednesdays at the church.
We also have several new house groups forming, if you’re interested.
For more information about all of our groups starting this Fall check out dvc.life/groups
One last item, our Union group (ages 18-30) is moving to the Lodge and changing the day and time to Wednesdays at 7P starting on September 13th. If you are age 18 to 30 and are looking to get connected, this is a great opportunity!
There is always a lot happening around the church. The best way to stay informed is to go to dvc.life/events. All of our events are listed there.