This Week at BayMarin, November 12, 2017
Mark Scandrette

On November 12, Mark will be our guest teacher and will hold an afternoon learning opportunity connected to our 3 Years with Jesus series where he will introduce us to ways of living into and practicing the way of Jesus in our everyday lives. Mark is an author and speaker who specializes in practice based faith in our day to day lives. The afternoon session will be at 12pm. Please bring your own lunch.

 Learn more about Mark here:  http://www.markscandrette.com/
Operation Christmas Child

You already know that Operation Christmas Child is your chance to bless a precious little one who will never be able to thank you back, but did you also know that c hurches around the world hand out these shoebox gifts at festive outreach events where the Good News is clearly presented? Along with your  gifts, they offer Gospel booklets called  The Greatest Gift  to help shoebox recipients learn about God's Greatest Gift, His Son, Jesus Christ. But it doesn't stop there..... 

After receiving a shoebox gift, children have the opportunity to enroll in a 12-lesson follow-up discipleship program, The Greatest Journey. As a result of what they learn, boys and girls grow in Christ and share Him with others. Families are reached and lives are transformed. 

To be part of this great outreach, please fill and bring back your box and $9 for shipping on or before November 19. A plastic box is a good touch so the child can reuse it.

For Information on filling your boxes, here is a helpful link

Questions? Please feel free to contact Jenna.

Second Saturday Artist Gathering

Join other artists at 10am this Saturday for a great time of fellowship and feedback.  Bring a piece of your art if you have something ready.  If you don't, come anyway -- it would be great to have you.   150 N. San Pedro Rd, San Rafael   Details  HERE .

Story Telling & Poetry Event

Swing by Cedar House at 7pm and enjoy some great story telling as well as some truly great poetry.  Several writers from our Storyline writers workshops will be presenting their original works, along with our featured presenter, Kate Peper.  Kate's award-winning poetry was recently published and we're honored to have her here to read to us.  1637 5th Ave, San Rafael.  Details  HERE .

BayMarin Christmas Bazaar: Coming Soon!

Join us after each service on  December 10th and 17th  and make a difference by shopping at each of our outreach partner's tables. This is a great time for you to start or finish your gift list by supporting Be2Live, Plant with Purpose, Creative Interfaces and Gilead House.

Hanging of the Greens

Our annual hanging of the greens will take place on December 3 following the service. Please stay after the service and help us put up Christmas decorations.

3 Years with Jesus: Miracles Jesus Did

As we continue our teaching arc of 3 Years  with  Jesus, our second mini-series focuses on miracles Jesus did. We will explore these texts and how they reveal; Jesus' Messiahship as well as the Kingdom movement of God and how God is inviting us to join in on that Kingdom movement to bring God's hope, healing, and love into our world. You can see our 3 Years with Jesus schedule here and listen to podcasts here.

3 Years with Jesus

We are excited to share with you a vision for our community for the next three years to journey through the gospels together; exploring the life of Jesus and what it looks like for us to live in union with Christ and embracing the way of life Jesus has invited us into. We're calling it "3 Years with Jesus." The texts we will explore are based off of a Children's Curriculum that runs for three years. Our Student Ministries will be exploring these same texts and our Children's Ministry will engage these texts as well for a few months to see if it will align well with what they are hoping to accomplish. It is our hope that this will not just be a Sunday morning experience but will infiltrate our lives in the day to day activities of life - from reflecting on these texts alone throughout the day to conversing about them as friends, families and communities doing life together. The "teacher guide" for Year one of the curriculum I mentioned above can be found  here.
 
If you are a parent of children up through the 5 th  grade, we encourage you to purchase this book and engage these lessons together with your children. Whether you have young children or not, we encourage you to read the weekly gospel text together regularly throughout the week and talk about what God is saying to each of you, ask questions, and dig deep into these stories and teachings of Jesus and ask questions in your families and friendships on how it is shaping and forming you personally and in your different regular activities throughout the week. We will be writing weekly discussion questions that can be used in faith communities and families alike. We are thrilled to be on this journey together!



A place to gather women and share a simple meal and dive deep with people over real stories and Christ centered conversations. A time for a whole lot of laughter - and maybe a few tears - but time spent that leaves us with glad, full, and grateful hearts.
Prayer Requests

At BayMarin, prayer is a vital part of community life. We have three different teams of people who pray for the prayer requests that are submitted. Please share your prayer request with us  here.
Faith Community Opportunities

Our Faith Communities are our small groups - where church really happens as people live life together on a regular basis. We are looking for folks who would be willing to help lead and or host a Faith Community. If you are interested in learning more or joining a Faith Community, please contact Bryan.
Sunday Morning Prayer

We hope you will join us for Sunday morning prayer at 9:30am in the balcony of the auditorium.





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Mailing Address: PO Box K, San Rafael, CA 94913