Welcome to the Weekly Newsletter!

Below you will find all the most up to date information on Sunday Service, our Weekly Rhythms, and Upcoming Events! We also answer financial questions, recap celebrations, and share God is Good moments each week as a way of leaning into our core values of Adventure, Discipleship, and Authenticity. If you ever have any questions or a need you can email those listed in an applicable section below or send us an email HERE. May Jesus meet you gently as you live into His call this week.

We can't wait to see you for Worship on Sunday!

Service at 10:00am - Worship Center & Online

If you or someone you know is NEW to Adventure, please stop by the Welcome Center to pick up a Welcome bag!

Services stream live to three places: our website, our app, and YouTube!

Need help with accessing our livestream? Check out this instruction video or email Sam. If you are watching live, please join the chat to connect! If the livestream has issues please remember to exit your browser or app and restart it. An uninterrupted replay of Sunday service is loaded to our website, app, and youtube channel as soon as possible after service each Sunday.

Sermon Series: The Road

Philip, an Ethiopian Eunich, the book of Isaiah, a desert road... this is hardly the setting for a significant movement of the Holy Spirit, but God often does not work in ways that make sense to us. In this series, four Adventure of Faith staff members will share how one Spirit, through one story, spoke into their lives in individual and unexpected ways. We invite you to join us as we journey down "The Road."

Track 3: Sharing the Good News

Sunday, November 19

As we continue to revisit the story of Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch meeting on the desert road, we'll explore who these men were and the implications of their culture and background. God called them to meet in this space, the Holy Spirit moved in their hearts, and they were commissioned by Jesus to spread the Good News of the Gospel to the ends of the earth. No matter who we are or where we come from, our commission is the same, and the promise from God to be with us to the end of the ages is extended to all who know Him.

Daily Prayers, Digging Deeper Guide and coordinating Life Group Curriculum are available each week on Sunday to further explore this Sermon Series. You can find those resources (for this week and ALL previous weeks) HERE or at the Welcome Center on Sunday.

Adventure:Kids News

This Sunday in Adventure:Kids, the kids will start Unit 25: The Warnings of Jesus, this week learning about how people welcomed Jesus as King (Matthew 21, Mark 11, Luke 19, and John 12). Jesus is the Savior God promised. We can look forward to the day when Jesus will come again, not as King on a donkey, but as King on a white horse.

New Key Passage: "The Lord your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your fellow Israelites. You must listen to him." - Deuteronomy 18:15

We can't wait to see you this Sunday!

Sermon notes and challenges for families are available on the Adventure:Kids Facebook page, OR click here for a pdf version...

BaseCamp Session 1

Schedule Reminder:

- Nov 22nd: THIS WED we will be OFF for Thanksgiving week

- Nov 29th: Advent Kick Off, potluck at 5:45pm, event at 6:30pm

- Dec 6th & 13th: BaseCamp like usual at 5:45pm

- Dec 20th - Jan 3rd: Winter Break

- Jan 10th - March 20th: Session 2

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week!

Operation Christmas Child Collection Week is here!

National Collection Week, including at our church is November 13th-20th. It's not too late to pack a box and help volunteer during collection week.

The Remaining Collection Week Hours are:

Sat 11/18/23 from 9-3

Sunday 11/19/23 from 9-3

Mon 11/20/23 8-10 am

Questions? Email Carla at OCC@faithadventure.com

Emmanuel's Clothes Closet

THIS Saturday, November 18th from 9am-Noon

Winter Dates: December 9th & Jan 13th

Emmanuel's Clothes Closet is open this Saturday from 9am-Noon for anyone who might be in need of clothing, no questions asked. Please share this with those who might be in need. Please note the updated dates for this winter as we navigate holidays. As always, if there is a need outside of the time the Clothes Closet is open, please contact the church and we will do our best to assist anyone in need. If you have any questions, please reach out to Marcia.

Christmas Wreath Fundraiser

It's the last week to order your Christmas Wreath, Swag, or Cross. Fill out an order form at the Welcome Center on Sunday!

Senegal Mission

Our mission team is off to Senegal (and currently safe and settled in country!) to continue building relationships with our partners and friends in country! Please be praying for members of the team, their families at home, the relationships they are building in Senegal, and safe travels! If you'd like to pray specifically for the team, check out this PDF of the Team Prayer Requests. If you are interested in getting the most current updates from the team, send Sam an email and she'll add you to the update list. Otherwise watch for a few updates here in the newsletter!

Advent is coming!

Advent Decorating Evening, November 26th at 6:00pm

Advent Worship & Tree Lighting Kick-Off Event, Nov 29th

For us, Advent begins in darkness- not a complete and utter darkness- but a palpable one. During Advent the themes of light and darkness are front and center. Within the Advent wreath are candles that generally represent the four weeks of the Advent season as well as the light of God coming into the world through the birth of Jesus Christ. Slowly darkness fades as more candles are lit with each passing week. Let us take time to praise the Lord! The Sunrise has visited us to give light to those who sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, guide our feet into the way of peace.

If you'd like to help us prepare for this season, join us Sunday, November 26th in the evening at 6:00pm as we decorate the church in preparation for the season. Kids are welcome to attend and a pizza dinner will be provided. If you are planning to participate of have any questions, please let Sam know!

We hope you'll join us Wednesday, November 29th as we have our Advent Worship & Tree Lighting Kick-off Event to celebrate the joy and wonder of this season. We invite everyone to bring a dish to share in a potluck style dinner in the Friendship Center. Doors open at 5:30pm, we'll have dinner together promptly at 5:45pm, and then we'll move down to the Worship Center at 6:30pm as we welcome in the Advent season with worship, a tree lighting, cocoa, and fellowship! Our Advent boxes with activities, prayers, and devotional materials to engage the season and draw us closer to Jesus, will start being handed out at this event.

Adventure Finances

If you're interested in current church finances,

see our new October & Year-to-Date graphics included above here.

Adventure of Faith is a very generous community of believers. 

I know this because whenever we communicate a need, we meet it.

Next week, I'll answer another financial question for you. Please continue to send your Adventure-related financial questions to me HERE.

Weekly Schedule:

Friday, November 17th:

Family Kitchen, 5pm at First Lutheran Community Church

Saturday, November 18th:

Deacon Thanksgiving Basket Packing, 8:30am-Noon

Emmanuel's Clothes Closet, 9-Noon, contact Marcia for info

Operation Christmas Child Collection, 9am-3pm, see info above

Sunday, November 19th:

Adventure Awakens Cafe, open 8:30-10:05am & 11:00-11:30am

Operation Christmas Child Collection, 9am-3pm, see info above

Adventure:Equip Fall Classes, 9am, see website for info or contact Cory

Sunday Service, 10am

Giving Tree starts, more info on Sunday

Monday, November 20th:

Operation Christmas Child Collection, 8-10am, see info above

Tuesday, November 21st:

Prayer Night Fellowship, 5:30pm, contact Bill, Bruce, or Craig

Adventure Prayer Night, 6pm, contact Craig for info

Men's BSF, 6pm, contact Fred for info

Wednesday, November 22nd:

NO BaseCamp

Thursday, November 23rd- Friday, November 24th

Office Closed. Happy Thanksgiving!

Looking Further Ahead:

November 26th: 6pm Advent Decorating Party

November 29th: Advent Kick-Off, 5:45pm potluck, 6:30pm event

Don't worry if you haven't heard of some of these yet...

put them on your radar and know more details are coming!

This section is a weekly reminder that God is Good!

He is good to us every single day & we will praise His name!

Adventure Youth was able to gather to watch a movie, eat pizza and snacks, and enjoy each other's company. This was an opportunity for our youth to have some fun in a safe space, surrounded by peers and adults who love them. Various adults helped make this happen by donating snacks, setting up the space, making popcorn, picking up pizzas, and helping clean up. Our teens jumped in to help clean up, and they did so joyfully! We’re grateful for our Adventure community showing the teens that they matter to us and are an important part of our church family!

This space in the newsletter is a small way we continue to celebrate the goodness of God all year long, and practice being aware of His presence in our lives. So, if you have stories of God's goodness big or small, hit reply to this email and send them our way. We would love to hear them, pray in praise over them and talk to you about sharing them.

To spur your thoughts to God's goodness start by asking yourself these questions:

What Good have you witnessed recently?

What Good has God brought into your life?

What Good has God prompted you to do for one another?

God is Good!!

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