One Thing!
The great author C.S. Lewis was once in a debate about what made Christianity unique among the world's religions.  He said, "That's easy! GRACE!"  This one thing changes everything.  Last week we launched a new series called "One Thing: This Changes Everything".  We will embrace this One Thing in a 5 part series:
  1. Scripture leads us to
  2. Faith which leads us to 
  3. Grace which leads us to 
  4. Christ who leads us to 
  5. Give Glory to God!
Everything in our world hinges on this One Thing.  We will not solve our personal problems, our community's problems, our nation's problems or our world's problems until we understand the Grace of that comes to us through Jesus Christ all for the glory of God.

500 years ago, a few key leaders launched a spiritual revolution that has come to be known as the Reformation.  The church had lost sight of the One Thing that made Christianity unique.  Martin Luther, John Calvin and others risked their lives to bring people back to the core truth of Christianity.  They opened their Bibles and they taught the clear truths of Scripture in a way that transformed their world and is still having impact 500 years later!

This Sunday we take up the topic of Faith. Jesus once took a little child and said unless you become like this little child, you cannot enter the Kingdom of God.  I think part of what Jesus meant was that we must have a child-like faith.  As we get older our ability to trust gets eroded by the pains and betrayals of life.  How can we rediscover the simple trust that a child has?

My granddaughter is often fearless.  The other day she stood up on the couch and walked toward the edge where she would have fallen on her face had I not been there to catch her.  She knows her family will be there to catch her so she steps boldly where others would hesitate. I want that kind of faith.  I want to trust God so profoundly that I step boldly into the fray.  I do not cower at financial short falls, I do not tremble at the possibility of failure, I do not fear rejection,instead, I step boldly where God calls me to go and always know that He will be there to catch me.
See you Sunday!  -Pastor Kris

Two new students signed up for preschool this week!  Keep praying!

Announcements
Communion:  Prepare your hearts to celebrate communion this Sunday!

COMMUNITY GROUPS!
Get to know God and good people better.
  • Central Group - Each Monday Night at 7 pm (Fellowship Hall)
  • North Group - Sundays @ 6 pm: October 8, October 22, November 5 and November 19. (Fellowship Hall)
  • South Group - Sundays @ 6 pm: October 8, October 22, November 5 and November 19 (Homes)
  • Men's Group - Thursday Nights - Kaiser Home
  • Faith Alive - Women's Group: Tuesday @ 7 pm and Thursday @ 10 am (Fellowship Hall)
Sign up to be a part of any of these groups by responding to this e-mail!


FAITH ALIVE WOMEN'S GROUP:
Faith Alive will be meeting Tuesday evenings at 7 pm and on Thursday mornings at 10 am.

World Renew is the disaster relief agency of our denomination (Christian Reformed Church).  They have mobilized volunteers to help with those affected by Hurricane Harvey and will be connecting with those in need after Hurricane Irma.  If you would like to volunteer your time to help those in need you can call Eric Johnson at 269-598-6483

CADETS BOYS CLUB 
will meet next Wednesday, October 4, at 7:00 pm. They meet at the youth house.

BOOK CLUB:
Due to the hurricane we will discuss both "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" and "Glass Castle" on October 15. We will read the "Sisters of Sinai: How Two Lady Adventurers Discovered the Hidden Gospels" by Janet Solskice for November (exact date to be picked at October meeting). We meet at 7pm at members' homes. Talk to Jean Bosman or Kim Vanderlaan for further information.

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEAN-UP:
The clean up day is this Saturday, September 23rd! Join Pastor Kris and the Kiwanis at 8 am at the Lake Worth Golf Club!   

LADIES: The women of Sunlight Community Church in Port St Lucie have extended an invitation to attend a conference, "What NOT to Wear", on Saturday, September 30. Flyers are available on the Information Desk.
Prayer Concerns

Jean Bosman will be undergoing surgery for her back on Monday, September 25. 
 
Peter Bolt has been diagnosed with pre-cancerous leukemia. He is home! Pray for continued strength as he continues to go through treatment.
 
Jo Schans has begun Hospice care for her weakening heart but will remain at Courtyard Gardens of Jupiter, 1790 Indian Creek Dr. West, Jupiter, FL 33458. Room J-115.

Ted VanKalker remains at Signature Care in Lake Worth. Pray for both Ted and Betty.
  
REMEMBER IN PRAYER:
Diane Brill, Betty Van Kalker, and Wilhelmina Wilson.
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