e-newsletter  //  August 19,  2016
Weeds are everywhere! How did they get in your yard, in any garden, and even in your life? How do we get rid of weeds?  Sunday's message is "Weed Work," digging into a teaching of Jesus (read ahead Matthew 13:24-30). It's the first part of our new series ORGANIC, a challenge to grow in the good things of God. I hope to see you in worship  on Sunday and growing in the new  Wednesday ministries beginning August 24th.

Serving Christ, 

Steve Wingfield 
Senior Pastor 
On Wednesday, August 24th, it's "CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME" for our opening CHILDREN'S JAM CHOIR. This special party night will be great fun and introduce our Christmas themed musical. Parents will be given important information about Wednesday night attendance and practicing for movements and songs. Wednesday night check-in begins at 6:45 pm and we need all kids in their choir rooms by 7 pm.

Preschool JAM Choir: 3 yr. old - Kindergarten will perform fun Christmas songs on the big worship stage. We hope to have over 50 preschoolers for this wonderful December Christmas Production - THE BEST CHRISTMAS PRESENT EVER!

Elementary JAM Choir: 1st - 6th grade kids who love drama, dance, and fun songs that tell the most wonderful story. We expect over 100 kids to participate. Our musical/drama theme is - IT'S ALL ABOUT THAT BABY!
As we take a closer look at what Jesus called "the greatest commandment", we discover that we were wired to have three vital relationships: with God, with ourselves, and with others. And when those connections are made, everything else begins to function as it was designed to.

On Wednesday, August 24th we are launching back into "Collide" services on Wednesday night for our student ministry! This will be a fun and engaging time that includes games, worship, teaching, and age/gender specific small groups to dive deeper into applications of what we are learning from the teaching each week. We will meet every Wednesday at 
7 pm with doors opening at 6:30 pm. Students, make sure not to miss out on this time of growth and community, and invite your friends!
Midday Senior Luncheon w/ a special performance

Thurs., Aug. 25, 11:30 am, Stage One

We meet once a month to fellowship with other members of the church. We are looking to grow our ministry and would love for you to join us if you are over 50. Each meeting starts with prayer, a potluck lunch, fellowship and a short business meeting follows. As a special treat this month, we will have Instruments of Faith, a Southern Gospel Quartet, singing for us. Contact Chris Smith at (314) 831-5674.