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Good morning... 

I am writing to you from Chicago. My family and I will be returning home later today after spending some vacation time here. Chicago is an interesting city to visit in the summer. Lots of tourists   mixed in with people that are just going about their daily routines.   

While I have been wearing shorts and t-shirts and flip flops most of the week... with tennis shoes mixed in for days that require a bit more walking... a good deal of the men walking up and down   the streets of the Windy City are wearing suits and wingtips. While I am more interested in taking my time and catching some of the sights and museums, so many people are in a hurry to make a   meeting or to get something accomplished. Its an interesting mix. One world intersecting with another.

This Sunday I will be back with you, I will be sharing a message about a well dressed man that encountered Jesus. And I want us to try and put ourselves in this man's shoes as we walk through the story.   Now m ost of us won't have to try hard to put ourselves in his shoes... for many of us his shoes are comfortable. They are the shoes we wear most of the time.  The story is one of my favorite interactions that Jesus has. It always strikes me in a certain way.

I also want to encourage you to bring some extra shoes to church with you own Sunday to donate to Soles4Souls. We have collected around 300 pair so far... and I'm pretty sure we can do better. Some of   you have more than that in your closet!  Seriously, please consider bringing more shoes this week. Ask around if you have already given all of yours away. We want to make a difference in the lives   of those who could use some help.

Lastly, please do not forget to walk in your own shoes this summer. Sunday, July 23rd is just a little more than a week away... and we want everyone to spend some real quality time walking with God in a   unique way that Sunday. Please make sure you register yourself for Pathway Sunday (see below for more details). As a reminder, we will not be having regular services next week... and you will   need to select a pathway in order to participate.  

I look forward to worshipping with everyone this Sunday. Nothing is better than walking with Jesus.

Toney Salva
Lead Pastor
Soles4Souls Shoe Donation    
Sundays, Through July 30th 
     
As we put ourselves in the shoes of people that encountered Jesus, we are also collecting some of your shoes for the organization Soles4Souls. They will use your donation to help provide relief and sustainable jobs around the world in places like Haiti, Honduras, and parts of Africa.  Drop off your new or used shoes in the box in our lobby, and we'll get them into the right hands...or, I guess, onto the right feet. Please contact Todd Ransom for additional information or questions. 
Pathway Sunday (No regular Services) 
Sunday, July 23
    
There are 7 Spiritual Pathways that have been identified through which we most naturally sense God's presence and experience spiritual growth. On Sunday, July 23rd, we are going to use our regular gathering time to give you an opportunity to engage with one of these pathways.  Please take a look at our web page for a description of the 7 different pathways and corresponding activities.  Then register for your pathway you would like to attend.  Once you have registered for one of the pathways, you will receive an email from the contact for that pathway with more details.  You don't want to miss out on this meaningful Sunday!
Discovery Camping Trip    
Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23
Deadline is tonight at midnight 
     
Love the outdoors or at least want to get out and enjoy some fresh air?  Discovery will be taking our annual camping trip to Laurel Hill State Park.  This year the trip will be over the entire weekend (Friday - Sunday).  The cost is $65 per campsite.  You can register here to reserve your site; sites are reserved in the order of payment.  Registration deadline is tonight.  Questions? Contact Ethan Harrington. (This is in conjunction with Pathway Sunday.) 
Kiley VanArsdale Baby Shower 
Saturday, July 22  *  10:30 AM 
    
At Discovery we throw showers for first-time moms.  If you know a mom who is expecting her first child, please let us know.  One such mom is, Kiley VanArsdale.  Please join us at the home of Tanisha Faber.  Kiley is registered at Target and Walmart.  To sign up, please mark your "flap" on Sunday or if you have questions contact Tanisha Faber.
Summer Study for Women
Wednesdays  *  7 PM

   
Daniel kept a detailed journal during a time when God's people were in captivity.  This book helps us answer questions he had and we have: How is God faithful to his people? How can we be faithful to God, both personally and politically?  And what difference does it make?  We will meet on Wednesdays this summer through July 19th, from 7-8:30 pm, at the home of Debbie Harrington.  Bring a Bible and a friend.  To sign up, mark your "flap" on Sunday or contact Debbie Harrington if you have questions.
Summer Bible Study for Men
Tuesdays  *  7 PM

   
Who says women are the only ones to have all the fun? This summer the we will also be tackling the book of Daniel.  It's about keeping your identity despite all kinds of pressures in your environment.  From home life to workplace to the larger political or cultural atmosphere, Daniel shows us how to maintain our identity and faithfulness despite anything around us pushing us in every other direction. We'll meet on Tuesdays this summer (through August 1st), from 7-8:30 pm, at the Regional Learning Alliance. Bring a Bible and a buddy.  To sign up, mark your "flap" on Sunday or contact Todd Ransom if you have questions.
Summer Play Group   
Thursdays  *  10 AM                                            
       
Calling all MOMS!  Come join us and other Discovery moms this summer as we hang out and let our kids play.  We'll be getting together Thursday mornings at some type of play space where the kids can play and we can chat.  Can't commit to every Thursday? No problem! Come when you can, we'll be there and we'd love to get to know you better! Thursdays 10AM - 11:30AM.  To sign up and receive weekly meeting updates mark your "flap" on Sunday or contact Sarah Berry Ann with questions. 
Discovery on Adventure (Singles)
Saturday, August 12
   
During this summer, we are organizing fun outings for singles around ages 30-50, we hope you can join us!  The best friendships are discovered when we're on the same path working toward the same goals. This group seeks to provide the adventures that bring strong connections To receive updates for this group, mark your "flap" on Sunday or if you have questions, contact Deb Miller.
Over 18 Dek Hockey
Register Today!

 
Discovery is participating in an adult Dek Hockey league at the Cranberry Dek Hockey Rink on Rowan Road.  The season has begun but it is not too late.  The cost is $70 for 9 weeks (includes Discovery shirt, ref fees, hockey balls, and league fees). The games are on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday nights.  Experience is NOT required, but your own running shoes, dek hockey gloves, stick, and shin guards are required.  Register here, roster size is limited, so act quickly! Questions? Contact Liam Brennan. 
Ultimate Frisbee   
Mondays  *  6:30 PM

 
We play pick-up co-ed ultimate Frisbee at Cranberry Community Park (behind Fun Fore All off Rt. 19) on Mondays from 6:30-8 PM. It's a fun, it's free, and anyone can play...and like all Discovery events, we encourage you to bring a friend!  Wear running attire, bring your own water and feel free to bring the kiddos to play on the playground too.  If you would like to be a part of this group mark your "flap" on Sunday or if you have questions, please contact  Scott Faber.  
Discovery on Mission
  
One of the main goals of Journey Groups is to serve together to connect more and more people with Jesus.  Sometimes we say, we want to MOVE together.  While all Journey Groups engage in serving, this group is highly committed to consistently helping others throughout our community.  Each month we'll engage in different projects and objectives to serve others throughout the year in local missions each week.  If you would like to be a part of this group mark your "flap" on Sunday or if you have questions, please contact
Nick Ranjan . 
Infertility Support Group
      
Approximately 6-10% of married couples are infertile, meaning that they can't get or stay pregnant.  This statistic affects Christians and churchgoers, too. Infertility is lonely. If you find yourself in this group, we want you to know that you are loved and you are not alone.  Please consider joining our private group where frustration is met with friendship. If you think that you may benefit from hearing about similar experiences, sharing medical information, or being reminded that you are important apart from being someone's mom or dad, please contact Debbie Harrington or send her a private Facebook message.
Prayer Requests             
   
If you have a prayer request that you would like the prayer team to pray for,  please mark the "flap" on Sunday or email your request. Let us know f you would like your request to remain anonymous.  If you would like to be added to the list of people who receives and prays for requests each week, please email us and we will add you to the prayer updates.
Save the Date!

July 17
Ultimate Frisbee
July 18
Summer Bible Study for Men
July 19
Summer Bible Study for Women
July 20
Men's Morning Bible Study, Summer Play Group for Moms and Kids
July 22
Power Recovery Visit
July 21-23 Discovery Camping Trip (in conjunction with Pathway Sunday)
July 23 Pathway Sunday (No Regular Services)
July 22
VanArsdale Baby Shower
August 12
Discovery on Adventure (Singles) Event
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