Sunday, October 29, 2006
Friday, October 27, 2006
Join us tonight (Friday) as the classic/couples home fellowships combine for a bible study, food, and conversation. As always, new people are welcome. We will be meeting at Matt Turner’s condo in Bay View. For address and a map, click here. He lives in condo #5.
Sunday After Dark: This Sunday night at 7
Fresh, casual & dynamic: a new worship experience at Oak Creek Assembly of God. Be a part of this church-wide gathering as we celebrate the God working in our lives. There will be a café afterwards featuring a wide selection of desserts from the Cheesecake Factory.
An Opportunity to serve…
The family fall festival will take place next Friday, November 3rd at the church from 6pm - 8:30pm, and volunteers are needed to staff the games and concession areas. If you are able to help out, please contact Candi Daywitt at 762-2010 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
Thursday, October 19, 2006
Friday, October 13, 2006
This next Wednesday night in Crossroads is an opportunity for each of us to go all out for our friends. Crossroads will meet at 7 pm at church where our topic of ‘attractive body’ will be especially relevant to our guests. I’ve already made numerous invites, and I hope you will do the same. I was amazed at the impact God allowed us to have at our last friend night, and I'm excited for this time around!
After Crossroads we’ll be gathering at the clubhouse at the Jefferson Block, which is in the heart of the Third Ward. It’s a large 2 story clubhouse that’s posh and modern, and you’re going to love it! We’re going to have a blast hanging out, playing games, and eating the best of urban fare!
Wednesday, October 11, 2006
Both nights we were having great conversations about our relationships with God, but on our way out, in the busy doorway, we're hit up, and told a tragic story. The first night the individual told us they were just robbed on National Avenue. They asked if they could use a cell phone, we agreed, and then wanted money.
Last night, an elderly woman stopped us and asked for $20 dollars for groceries. My friend gave her $5; I offered to buy her something to eat; and the offer was declined.
As I walked to my car I had an uneasy feeling. Did I respond the way Jesus would have? I don't know. I always prepare myself to respond correctly, which includes trying to get a whiff of their alcohol-laced breath. But when the moment comes, I seem to always freeze up! I know there are no easy answers for the needy among us, but I'm probably better off when I have to struggle with these issues. Would Jesus give money? Would he go with them to buy food? Would he pray with them? Would he direct them to the Salvation Army? I know he'd show courtesy and love, but beyond that, I'm not sure. I'd love to know what you think is the right response.
Thursday, October 05, 2006
*In case you didn't know, that Saturday at 4p.m. is a time where our church gathers to eat food from around the world and hear what God is doing through the missionaries our church supports. Make plans to be there!
Tuesday, October 03, 2006
What a great weekend we had up at Spencer Lake! We enjoyed beautiful scenery and weather, great times of worship, a fantastic speaker, and overall lots of fun. Above is a picture of the OC next to the lake. For many, the highlight of the retreat was the Saturday night service, in which we discussed the passage where God gave Jacob a new name. This was a meaningful time for us, and I'd love for each one who was there to share about what God did in their life in this comment session. I'll start it off! Sunrise over Spencer Lake. Deric Goodman is the source of all these pictures. Thanks Deric!Some fellas go for a nature trek. Volleyball is always popular at camp.
Matt Ditzer goes for a spike!
Zeal for carpet ball consumes Amanda, Jennifer and Mike. I don't know these people! Okay, I do. I think they're modeling jeans. John Kavati and Dan Robinson strike a pose.