2014 Christmas Schedule of Activities

We hope that you will join us for as many of the Christmas celebrations as possible.  We have events for all ages throughout the month.

  • 10th – SM – Christmas Party; 7:00pm
  • 11th – WM – Secret Sister kickoff; 6:30pm
  • 13th – IN Group Sunday School class party; 11:00am
  • 14th – Children’s Christmas Program; 9:30 am
    • No Sunday School
    • Martin’s Open House; 2-5 pm
    • No Sunday Evening Service
  • 16th – Young At Heart Christmas party
  • 21stNo Sunday Evening Service
  • 24th – Christmas Eve Candlelight Carols & Communion Service
  • 25th – Merry Christmas
  • 28th – New Year Pancake Breakfast; 9:30 am
    • No Sunday Evening Service
  • 31st – SM – Annual New Year’s Eve Lock-In

* SM – Student Ministries (grade 7-12th)

* WM – Women’s Ministries

Homemade for the Holidays

Ladies, you won’t want to miss Homemade for the Holidays on Friday night, November 14th.  The evening will begin at 6:00pm with a yummy dinner of homemade soups and desserts. Immediately following dinner you can start on one or more crafts for Thanksgiving and Christmas. We’ll also have crafts for the children to make. Starting October 26th, you can see the different craft options to sign up for at the women’s ministry table. There will be a minimal cost for each project. This is a fun time to make something for yourself or for a gift. No skills required – every craft will have a teacher to assist you.

Operation Christmas Child

We will once again be collecting boxes for Operation Christmas Child (contact John Egbert if you have questions), but it doesn’t stop there.  For the 6th year in a row, we will be volunteering at the local processing center to send out the received packages around the world in time to bless children globally in the name of Jesus.

We only have 25 spots for a 1-6pm shift on November 29th.  Contact Pastor Troy if you have any questions or to sign up.  Participants must be at least 13 years old and will have to fill out a Volunteer Information Form.

2014 Kids Harvest Party and Sleepover

Dates: October 31 6:00pm – November 1 at 7:00am

Cost: $10 per child (includes dinner, snack, breakfast, candy and prizes)

We will be having a costume contest at the sleepover. If you want to be a part of the contest your costume must be made from items you have at home. No purchasing anything to make your costume or using costume previously purchased.

Questions? Call or email Pastor Kristi

RSVP by Wednesday, October 29th 

What to Bring:

  • Sleeping bag/pillow
  • Bible
  • bathroom supplies
  • PJs
  • Change of Clothes

Simplify Your Life

Our women’s ministry fall event, Simplify Your Life, will be held Saturday, September 27, from 9-11 a.m., beginning with a delicious breakfast. Dr. Doug McLaughlin along with Dr. Paul Vitenas will be speaking on how stress can affect our health, followed by several mini workshops you can choose from to make your life better. To make your health better, avail the Nutrisystem products and for you to be convinced, see the postive testimonials here at thedietdynamo.com Some of the topics will be; making your own cleaning products, crock pot freezer meals, couponing and household tips and tricks. We will also be having a book swap, so bring a few inspirational books to the women’s ministry table. Sign-up now and pay $5 at the women’s ministry table. Childcare is available for children age 5 and younger with an RSVP. This is a great opportunity to invite a friend!

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2014 Women Of Faith

When: October 24-25, 2014 at the Denver Colesium

Women of Faith payment: Ladies if you still owe money for your Women of Faith ticket, payment needs to be made in full with Betsy Watson by Sunday, October 5 (two weeks from this Sunday). If you need a scholarship please see LouAnn Martin or Karen Brown as soon as possible.

Women of Faith lunches: If you would like to order a box lunch from Women of Faith the cost is $12.00 and the deadline to place your order is Friday, October 17, See Karen for more details.

There are 6 Women of Faith tickets available for purchase (5 seats on the floor and 1 seat up in the stands). Each ticket is $81.00. To purchase a ticket please contact Karen, she will be at the Women’s Ministry table each Sunday during fellowship time.

2014 Potluck Fundraiser

We invite you to join us for a potluck fundraiser and a family movie for our Family Life Center on Friday, September 5th at 6:00pm.  Donations will be taken at the door and all donations go to the FLC Building Fund.

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2014 FLC Garage Sale

Come to our Fantabulous Garage Sale Fundraiser for our New Family Life Center!

Dates: Friday, August 29th from 8am-2pm and Saturday, August 30th from 8am-3pm

We invite you to finish those craft projects, clean out your cluttered closets, empty out that basement, and clear out the needed space in your garage so that you can donate items for the garage sale as well.    We will accept donations at the church on Wednesday, August 27th and Thursday, August 28th in the church foyer.

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2014 Student and Family Campout

Join us to a journey to the mountains to disconnect from what is considered “normal” and to tap into God’s creation and relationship with each other.

When: September 12-14, 2014

Cost: TBA

Location: GoldenBell  Campgrounds outside beautiful Divide, Colorado

Both campers and tents are welcome.  Students can journey with the group or bring their families along.  We welcome everyone to join us for the fun.

More information will be coming out shortly so keep checking back.  We are wanting people to let us know if they plan or at least want to join us so fill out the form below.

 

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Gotta MOVE – 2014 VBS

When:  July 28-August 1 from 6:00p – 8:00pm

Gotta Move! is a Vacation Bible School experience designed to give children a biblical understanding of what it means to be a Christian and walk with God. Through each lesson children will see that God provides everything we need to be close to Him. However, He does require a response – having faith means we Gotta Move!  

Day 1: His Grace, Our Obedience (Genesis 6-7)
God created us to be near to Him.  Children will see the difference in how God made man compared to every other living thing in creation. They will also look at the story of Noah in a new way and see how he walked with God even though no one else in his generation did.  Children will learn that we are only able to be close to God through His grace and the favor He gives us.  Our response should be to walk in obedience.

Day 2: His Word, Our Commitment (Joshua 1 & 3)
On this day children will see how God showed the world His mighty power through the Israelites.  Even though they were a special group of people chosen by God, He expected them to show their commitment to Him and His Word.  Just as the Israelites were responsible to take the Word of God with them to the Promised Land, we as Christians should be committed to knowing Scripture so we have it with us wherever we go.

Day 3: His Son, Our Response (John 1)
God had provided the perfect place for Adam.  During the time of Noah, He washed away all of the sin outside of the ark.  He provided the Israelites with His Holy Word and great men of faith to lead them.  However none of these things could eliminate the power of sin.  It was only through the sacrifice of God’s Son that we could be saved from the penalty of sin forever!  Jesus gave glory and honor to God through His life, death and resurrection.  Children will learn that by walking with Jesus, they too can bring glory and honor to God.

Day 4: His Forgiveness, Our Repentance (Luke 15:11-32)
God is faithful to forgive our sins when we come to Him in repentance.  By studying the parable of the lost son, children will see the similarities between themselves and the prodigal son.  They will review the seriousness of sin, how it hurts God, and will learn about living in the freedom and joy of forgiveness.

Day 5: His Spirit, Our Trust (John 14)
God has given the Holy Spirit to those who trust in Him.  Children will hear what Scripture says about the power and promise of the Holy Spirit living in them.  As they learn the fruits of the Spirit they will learn what it means to allow the Spirit to produce fruit in their lives. The gospel will be clearly presented on this most important day.