October 22, 2017
Spotify :: To listen to Sunday’s playlist, click here.
Baptism Certificates :: Beach baptism certificates are available to be picked up at the Information Desk at the Rockford Campus.
Want to be baptized? :: After trusting Jesus as your Savior the next step to take is to publicly declare, through baptism, that He has changed your life. We would love to have you join us for a one hour class about baptism. The next Baptism Class is November 5, 10:50a at the Rockford Campus or November 19, 10:50a at the Northview Campus.
Dinner Theatre :: Friday-Sat, 6:30p :: Sun 5:30p (drama only) at the Rockford Campus :: Reach out to your friends and neighbors. Learn more here.
Adoption Celebration Dinner :: Sun, Nov 12 at noon at the Rockford Campus, join us as we celebrate Orphan Sunday with families of adopted children.
Women’s Life :: Wed, Nov 15, 6:30p at the Northview Campus :: Preparing Hearts is an event designed to prepare our hearts to celebrate the holidays in a meaningful way – with Christ at the center. Join us for laughter and insight as we all prepare our hearts. Learn more here.
Make a Difference Together :: For current serving opportunities for your small group or family click on the SERVE Blog button located on our missions page.
Mexico Mission Trip :: Apr 28 to May 4, 2018. We are planning a mission trip to Monterrey Mexico to work alongside missionaries Kevin and Bethany Hall. There will be a short informational meeting for anyone interested on Sunday, Nov 5, 12:15 in the Landing at the Rockford Campus. Contact Scott or Julie Kruizenga.
Heartside Health Depot :: Oct 25, 9-11a at Degage, volunteers needed for blood pressures and health assessments. Contact Carol.
Josh and Sara Whitman in Italy
We are in our third temporary house since June 15. We have been able to adapt to the new area and are at peace with our current situation. Lord willing in January, we will be able to work on our house. The kids have a courtyard outside and neighbor kids to be with.
We found out, by doing a specific test that Samuel has dyscalculia, which helps us understand his schooling difficulties in Math. He continues to make good progress in his Italian, so now he will also work on math with his therapist. Rebecca, Samuel and Naomi are all at the same elementary school in the neighborhood where we will eventually live. Pray for continued wisdom in knowing how to represent Christ in a school where there are no believers. Abigail attends pre-school and Benjamin is at home with us. We thank God for progress in the ministry. We have new people involved in our community every month. On Sunday morning, we meet in the community center with 35-40 people in attendance. Pray for those who come, but have not accepted the message of the gospel yet. During the week we meet informally for discipleship and Bible study, on Thursdays we have our English Bible group. Pray for us as we read and study through the gospel of Luke. Prayer requests are for our housing situation and renovation project. We praise God for the Northern Irish couple, Stan and Carol who will be coming to work with us in March. Pray for our many non-believing friends who come to our church gatherings, but also the ones we connect with through English lessons, music, friends of our children, civic volunteering. Pray for our Thanksgiving outreach in November. We would also like to rent a small storefront to use as office space and for kids after school programs.
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