Dear Church Family,
 
Excited! I will see you at the Fort on Sunday at noon (if we don’t get rained out). Or, I will see you online, which is ALWAYS an option regardless of the weather.
 
MEET ME AT THE FORT – THIS SUNDAY
Let’s meet at our Fort McKinley Campus parking lot by noon for a one-block prayer walk to our worship location (will have bus rides for those seeking assistance). Other important notes:
 
  • Bring a towel, blanket or folding chair for your seating, along with food donations for the Fort McKinley breakfast ministry.
  • Apply sunscreen. (hopeful thinking here)
  • Bring your mask.
  • Expect music, word, communion and friendly folks!
  • Help us pray over Pastor Jon Morgan and his family as he prepares to move on next week to his new God assignment. (We will also be honoring Jon in online worship this weekend.)

This is a "shine only" event. Watch our Ginghamsburg and Fort McKinley Facebook pages and the “breaking news” on the Ginghamsburg home page as of 1pm Saturday for cancelation information.
 
NEW OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF JESUS’ MISSION
We want no child within our reach to go to bed without faith, family or food. Here are some great ways to start on this God-dream.

Loving on Foster Children
Do you know that foster kids being moved from home to home are often handed a garbage bag for transporting their few personal belongings? These precious kids deserve better. Ginghamsburg Church is committed to make it happen. I want to invite you to be a part. There are three different ways you can make a difference.
 
  • If you like to work with your hands, join our comfort blanket team. We will meet in the Avenue, where there is plenty of space for social distancing, to prepare blankets on Sunday, July 19 at 9am. Register now.
  • Let’s provide kids with duffel bags and comfort items that will help them feel loved and valued. Click here to see the list of what is needed. Bring your contributions on Sunday, July 12, 9am-noon to drop off in front of our Tipp City Campus main building, or bring them inside at the Fort on July 12 between 9-11am. 
  • We will then pack the duffel bags with love and prayer – along with the donated items – on Sunday, July 19, at 10:30am in the Tipp City Campus Avenue. Let us know you are coming at this link.

And it’s not too late to…
  • Partner with our local schools on outdoor projects THIS Saturday, June 27, starting at 10am. Register here, and choose your location.
  • Partner with the Trotwood Library to distribute food to children in our area each Wednesday, this summer. Register now.
 
HEADING BACK INTO THE ROOM – JULY 12
As I shared last week, we are carefully moving forward on our return to in-room worship. If you live close by, come worship with us in person on Sunday, July 12! Our staff and volunteer teams will be wearing masks, and we encourage you to take care of others by bringing yours as well. We’re doing several other things to help with your safety – like installing bipolar ionization in our HVAC system and being sticklers about our sanitation practices. If you want to continue to worship safely at home, you will still find an online worship experience each week that has been optimized for you.
 
Here are the new in-room times again…
 
Tipp City
Sundays at 9, 10:30 and 11:59am (Next Step)
 
Fort McKinley
Sundays at 10am
Soul Food Café to Go at 8am
 
Online
ginghamsburg.org/live & facebook.com/ginghamsburg 
Saturday, 5pm & Sunday, 9 and 10:30am
 
facebook.com/fortmckinley
Sunday, 10am
 
YouTube
Saturday 5pm and then on demand ongoing
 
GIVING : Last week 218 households said “yes” to Jesus through their tithes and offerings – always one of the most crucial and life-transforming ways to support the mission. Total offering was $54,208. Thank you! Five of the last six weeks of giving have been well below budget, but we place our trust in Jesus – not spreadsheets. I also recognize, and am praying for, all who are unable to give right now because of the pandemic’s economic impact. I encourage you to rest in this truth - God knows both your heart and your current financial circumstances. Be well. If we can help you as your church family, let us know how.
 
THIS PAST WEEKEND IN WORSHIP
Unique IP addresses from   live stream : 256
Unique Facebook views: 2763
YouTube  views over the weekend: 290
 
THIS WEDNESDAY’S WEBISODE – PASTOR JON
This week, Rusty sits down with Pastor Jon Morgan for a beautiful walk down memory lane over Pastor Jon’s seven years of serving with our Fort McKinley and Tipp City families. Tune in this Wednesday at 1pm at  facebook.com/ginghamsburg .
 
Our next two webisodes will also be essential “must views” as we talk and walk you through our plans for returning to onsite worship. You will want to learn what God – and your staff and servant volunteer teams – are up to.

NEW TEXTING SERVICE
Add 937.358.6710 to your cell phone address book. It’s our nifty new tool for making connections with one another easier. For instance, whether you are worshiping in the room or online with us, text “Check-In” to let us know you are with us in worship. If you bring a guest with you, encourage him or her to text “New” to the same number. Its use will grow over time, but using it now will place you proudly and successfully in that “early adopter” category. Good job!

SUMMER - NO BETTER TIME TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FAITH
Adults , register now for our four-week FIRST UP core class. It’s the first step on the journey to membership, but it’s also perfect for anyone simply wanting to learn more about God, the Bible and what Ginghamsburg Church is all about. The first class is Wednesday, July 8 at 6:30pm. Register here .

Kids and families , sign up now for our virtual VBS! The registration deadline for getting your VBS kit is rapidly approaching.
 
THAT’S A WRAP
I could keep going, but I think it’s best we stop there for today. If you are feeling overwhelmed by your choices for connecting into what God is doing in and through the Ginghamsburg Church family, how about considering these priorities?
  • Worship with us either at the Fort or online. We need each other. Hear the word, sing, give back toward God as you are able.
  • Choose one way to serve – with your hands, your feet, your voice or your bank account. Together we are Christ’s physical body in the world.
  • Pray for your church, Pastor Jon Morgan and the Morgan family, your faith family and your neighbors.

“The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." James 5:16, ESV

God bless you…
Pastor Rachel Billups
Opportunities
KIDS

Kids Club Live
Wednesday, 6:30pm
Starts at the  Kids Facebook Page

Weekend Ginghamsburg Kids
after each worship time at  ginghamsburg.org/kids


STUDENTS

YUM (Youth Unplugged Ministry)
Wednesday, 7pm evening on the Zoom app
Missed YUM? Watch it on the web at  ginghamsburg.org .

Bible Study
Sunday, 10:30am on the Zoom app


WORSHIP

Saturday, 5 and 6:30pm
Sunday, 9 and 10:30am
 
Sunday, 10am

Outdoor Worship at the Fort
Sunday, 12pm

Note that worship is always available
ON DEMAND at  youtube.com/ginghamsburgchurch  after 6pm on Saturday night.

ADULTS

Pastor Rachel prayer time
each morning
on her personal  Facebook page

Join our Facebook prayer groups for prayer requests and regular church family prayer opportunities:
“Ginghamsburg Prays” Facebook group
 “Fort McKinley Prays” Facebook group


"Crushing Covid" Weekly Webisode
Wednesday, 1pm

Next Step Recovery Daily Devotional
Monday-Friday, 7pm 

….and with your extra time at home, are you staying up on reading through the New Testament in one year? Find the daily scriptures and a link to the online study at app // worship // New Testament in One Year