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August 15, 2022


GRIEFSHARE LOSS OF A SPOUSE: This support group is specifically for those who have experienced the death of a spouse. An introductory session will be held Wednesday, August 17 at 5 PM in room ADM-139. The cost is $5 for new participants. Please invite anyone you know who is dealing with this type of loss. Sign up here.

GUATEMALA MISSIONS: Our medical mission team will share a report of their July mission trip with the church in a special worship time on July 21 at 6:30 PM.

FIRST ARTS & MOSAIC: Sign-ups are now open for First Arts Spark (age 3-PreK), First Arts Academy (K-5th grade) and Mosaic (6th-12th grade). These programs will meet on Sunday nights from 5-6:30 starting September 11. Go to our website for more information and to sign up.

PROMOTION SUNDAY: On August 28, our preschoolers, kids and students will ROLL into their new small groups with the new start time of 10:45. To celebrate this, cinnamon rolls will be offered outside the Preschool/Kids and Student Ministry areas.

UPCOMING SUNDAY MORNING SCHEDULE - effective August 28: Let’s all worship together at one time, with groups meeting before and after the worship time! The schedule:
  • 8:15 – Groups for adults
  • 9:30 – Worship Service (also Preschool care, and a new Kids Worship option for K-2nd graders)
  • 10:45 - Groups for adults, students, kids, and preschoolers

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY: Join us for Now That Faith Has Come, a video-enhanced study of Galatians. Beth and Melissa Moore lead a seven-week deep dive into Paul’s captivating letter. Classes begin Tuesday, September 20. Morning classes meet from 10:00 to 11:30 with facilitator Sharon Byers. Evening classes meet from 7:00 to 8:30 with facilitator Karen Hartig. Both classes meet in the Fellowship Hall. Books are $16.50 or whatever you can pay and can be purchased at any of the sessions. You can also order the books through Amazon. Childcare can be requested. Sign up either online or at the information desk in the lobby.

FIRST SERVE SUNDAY: Once again this year we’ll be worshiping through service as a church family on First Serve Sunday, September 25. Please note that date on your calendar and plan to be a part of one of the many service projects that we’ll be engaged in on that morning. We’ll meet at 9:00 AM for a brief orientation and time of prayer before heading out to our work sites. Sign-ups for the projects will begin on Sunday, August 21 with the option to do so online or in person in the foyer. This is a wonderful way to positively impact our community.


Our Sunday morning worship services take place at 9:00 and 11:00 AM, both in person and online. An email will be sent Sunday morning with the link to watch online. We also have several Community Groups meeting in person on Sunday mornings (see below).

Community Groups Meeting: Community Groups are meeting on Sunday mornings in person and via Zoom. Those groups are listed below. If you need a link for the Zoom meeting, please contact the church office and we will pass on your info to the group leader.
Meeting in person

  • Garner Class - 8:00am // ADM 139
  • Wable Class - 9:45am // AUD 243
  • Baker Class - 10:00am // Chapel
  • Byers Class - 10:00am // Gym,  West end
  • Cottrell Class - 10:00am // AUD 046
  • Franke Class - 10:00am // the Loft
  • Parker (Young Adults) - 10:00am // AUD 241
  • Shaffer Class - 10:00am // ADM 130
  • Snowden Class - 10:00am // AUD-045
  • Sytkowski Class - 10:00am // Choir Suite
  • Voris Class - 10:00am // AUD 044
  • Webb Class - 10:00am // ADM 137
  • Henks Class - 10:15am // AUD 041
  • Pennington Class - 10:15am // ADM 139
  • 7th-12th Students - 10:00am // The Underground
  • Kids & Preschool - 10:00am // Education Building
  • Special Needs - 10:00am // Conference Room
Meeting via Zoom

  • Garner Class – 8:00am
  • Wable Class – 9:45am
  • Byers Class - 10:00am
  • Snowden Class - 10:00am
  • Sytkowski Class - 10:00am
  • Webb Class – 10:00am


Bible Study and Prayer: Wednesday evenings at 6:00pm in the Fellowship Hall or on Facebook.  

Preschool, Kids & Students: Kids birth through 12th grade meet at 10:00am on Sunday mornings.  Preschool and Kids meet in the Education portion of our building, and Students meet in the Underground (under the gym). Parents, you can catch a variety of Community Groups (listed above) during this time, as well!  

Ministry Needs

HOSPITALITY: We could use your help making guests feel at home on Sunday mornings. If you know how to smile, you are qualified for the job! To learn more about the opportunity, please contact Gayla McKinney.

VIDEO TECH: As time goes on, video has become more and more helpful for conveying the Gospel. In that respect, we are looking for on-call Video Team volunteers to be ready for occasional help running equipment on Sunday morning services. If you enjoy sharing the Gospel with those watching remotely and technology, this would be a great opportunity for you! Any training needed can be done in the matter of minutes prior to services, and no experience is required.  Contact Carl Gregory if you are interested.

SOUND TECH: We are also looking to fill both the core group, as well as the on-call group, of sound team volunteers. Any training needed can be done as a “shadow” in the sound booth in the balcony during Sunday services, and meeting at a time during the week to go over the equipment.


August 15 – 2 Kings 19:14-19
August 16 – 1 Chronicles 17:16-27
August 17 – 2 Chronicles 1:8-13
August 18 – 2 Chronicles 6:12-21
August 19 – 2 Chronicles 20:5-12
August 20 – Nehemiah 1:4-11
August 21 – Matthew 6:5-15

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