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Good afternoon!

This Sunday is Father's Day and over the last few years at Discovery that has meant one thing... BACON! Traditional Bacon, Jalapeno Bacon, Chocolate Covered Bacon, Maple Bacon... all kinds of BACON!  

This year we have decided to think outside the pan! We will be stepping up our bacon game and adding other smoked, roasted, fried, and grilled meats to our already stacked bacon menu! We will have 'meat-atizers' from South Africa to South Carolina! This Sunday at Discovery... WE HAVE THE MEATS!

We hope you will join us as we honor dads, grandads, and father figures! We will be continuing our Minor League series and will be giving away some more obscure Minor League baseball hats. This Sunday we will be taking a look at the Minor Prophet Micah... who describes what a real man of God is supposed to look like. 

So invite your dad, your friends and your friend's dad to come with you to Discovery this week!  Come early and get your fill of protein, grease, and a glass of bubbling root beer straight from the keg. You don't want to miss the celebration!

Toney Salva
Lead Pastor 

Pathway Sunday (No regular Service) 
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!
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
Beginning This Tuesday, June 20  *  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 for six Tuesdays this summer, 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.
Tricia Shirley Baby Shower 
Sunday, July 9  *  1 PM 
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, Tricia Shirley.  Please join us at the home of Kristen Gratton.  Tricia is registered at Babies R Us and Amazon.  To sign up, please mark your "flap" on Sunday or if you have questions contact Andrea Walker.
Discovery Camping Trip    
Friday, July 21 - Sunday, July 23  
     
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 Friday, July 14th.  Questions? Contact Ethan Harrington. (This is in conjunction with Pathway Sunday.) 
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, July 15
   
Every month this summer, we'll be organizing some fun outings for singles around ages 30-50.  We'll be doing all kinds of things like kayaking, baseball games, and hiking.  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 sign up, mark your "flap" on Sunday or if you have questions, contact Deb Miller.
Over 18 Dek Hockey   
Beginning Mid-June

 
Discovery will be participating in an adult Dek Hockey league at the Cranberry Dek Hockey Rink on Rowan Road.  The cost is $70 for 9 weeks (includes Discovery shirt, ref fees, hockey balls, and league fees).  The games will be 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 Jarid Antonio. 
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!

June 17
Discovery on Adventure (Singles) Event, Power Recovery Visit
June 19 Ultimate Frisbee
June 20
Summer Bible Study for Men Begins
June 21
Summer Bible Study for Women
June 22
Summer Play Group for Moms and Kids
June 25-29
CIY Mix Conference (6-8 Grades)
July 9
Baby Shower for Tricia Shirley
July 21-23 Discovery Camping Trip
July 23 Pathway Sunday (No Regular Services)
August 12
Discovery on Adventure (Singles) Event
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