Getting Dusty
2018 will be the year of getting dusty for Sunlight Church. In Jewish culture a disciple would follow a teacher so closely, watching and listening so intently, that they would literally get dusty from the dirt the Rabbi kicked up as he walked on the dirt roads. We think of "learning" as sitting in a classroom. For Jewish culture it meant never leaving the side of the Rabbi. A student, or disciple, went everywhere his teacher went. They lived in the same home, traveled together, ate together and in this way the disciples immersed themselves in the life of the Rabbi. They learned more than principles and ideas from the teacher, they learned how to live.

This year, we will dedicate ourselves to following Jesus in various ways.  It includes Alpha which will teach the foundations of what it means to follow Jesus. We will also "get dusty" through the weekend messages beginning with a series called CHANGED. This series will look at the lives of four individuals who were profoundly transformed by their encounter with Jesus.  This week we will look at a Pharisee named Nicodemus. But, really getting dusty will take more than Alpha and more than weekend messages. It will mean entering into discipling relationships with people. It will mean spending time reading God's Word and praying. It will mean getting out into the community, serving others and celebrating God's goodness over tables of feasting.

I hope you will invest yourself this year in "getting dusty".  There is no limit to the  depth of knowledge and insight we can gain by following Jesus. The more we learn and understand about who our Master is the more we begin to live as He lived.  See you Sunday! -Kris

Alpha
Alpha begins January 14, 5 pm.  Mark your calendar and plan to join us.  We will begin with a meal together then watch our first Alpha video in the series.
Watch this video to learn more.
Maggy's Story_Try Alpha
Maggy's Story_Try Alpha


Announcements 

FAITH ALIVE WOMEN'S GROUP
Meetings will resume Tuesday, January 9.  We will be doing a 9-week study on the Fruit of the Spirit.

Alpha Training Night: Tuesday, January 9 - 7 pm at the Vos Home.

Alpha: This January we will be a launching 10 week study on the foundations of Christianity. Check out the information at www.alphausa.org  and contact Pastor Kris if you are interested in serving as host, provide a meal, discussion leader and more.

The Campus Leadership Team welcomes Tim Goslinga who replaces Harvey Schans.  We will combine our January 9 meeting with the Alpha Training at the Vos Home - 7 pm.

BOOK CLUB:
The selection for January 21 is "The Bad*** Librarians of Timbuktu" by Joshua Hammer. For the meeting on February 18, we will be reading "Small Great Things" by Jodi Piccoult.We meet at 7pm at members' homes. Talk to Jean Bosman or Kim Vanderlaan for further information.
Prayer Concerns

Bill Masselink  was  hospitalized with fluid on his lungs. He was able to return home before Christmas. Continue to pray for his healing.

An apartment fire left many homeless and in need of basic supplies this week. If you have anything to donate we will find a way to deliver the supplies.  Fernando and Alina know many of these families well if you have more questions.

Friend: Pastor Kris has a good friend from Kiwanis who was hospitalized this week with internal bleeding. Pray for his healing.

Harvey and Gail Schans' son, Josh finished radiation treatments for brain cancer on December 12! Josh goes back for a checkup in January. Continue to pray for his healing.

Jo Schans remains at Courtyard Gardens of Jupiter, 1790 Indian Creek Dr. West, Jupiter, FL 33458. Room A-109.

REMEMBER IN PRAYER:
Gwen VanEss, Jessie Nienhouse, and Delle Slater.
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