Archive for January, 2008

TRANSFORMation Oasis

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Where do you fit in?  What is your hope?  Where do you find love?  Where does God fit into your life?  Here is the place to come to feel safe from the world and to open your heart.  Express — Live — Discover.  Together let’s find that wonderful person within.

This new Oasis begins Sunday, February 3, at 3:00 pm. All are welcome!  This Oasis is open to

  • Anyone living as a transgender person,
  • Those whose interests and expressions are outside of typical cultural norms for their birth gender, and
  • Those seeking to better understand.

New Navajo Nation Ministry Team

Friday, January 18th, 2008

Do you like working with people from different cultures? Are you fulfilled when you can help others to help themselves? Do you realize how blessed we are, and would you like to share those blessings with others? If so, you may be interested in a new Ministry Team that is being formed — The Navajo Nation Ministry Team.

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New Middle-School Class Begins January 20

Friday, January 18th, 2008

On Sunday, January 20, we’re kicking off an exciting program for sixth- to eighth-graders! The group will meet at 11:00 am on Sundays, plus there will be plenty of social, service, and retreat outings. Using outstanding resources and a variety of texts, this program will be honest, relevant, and fun.

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You’re Invited to the Annual Congregational Dinner!

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

You are cordially invited to a dinner to be held at our Church on Thursday evening, January 24, at 7:00 pm. The dinner is free and will provide a wonderful opportunity for getting acquainted and building friendships. The menu will feature homemade Ravioli (both meat and cheese). After dinner, Pastor Jeff will share:

  • An assessment of our strengths and weaknesses as a Church;
  • Proposed church-wide goals for 2008; and
  • Existing and proposed church staff structure.

After the briefing, Pastor Jeff and the Board will ask for feedback, questions, and comments. The information shared at the dinner will help us prepare fully for our Annual Congregational Meeting on Sunday, January 27, at 12:30 pm. Make sure you’re in the loop! You must RSVP if you plan to attend the dinner — either fill out the form in Sunday’s bulletin, or email the church office.

Building Strong Families

Saturday, January 12th, 2008

Being a parent can be the most thrilling, heart wrenching, and rewarding experience you’ll ever have. But the truth is, parenthood is the easy part — all you need to do is to have a child. Parenting calls for real soul searching and a willingness to ask difficult questions. Parenting demands a clear understanding of what we’re doing and why. It’s not for the faint of heart!

Beginning Wednesday, January 30 at 6:00 pm, and continuing on February 6 and 13, we will kick off our Family Oasis program with a three-week exploration of parenting to understand the ways your family history shaped you and how that history affects you as a parent. We will develop a perspective on parenting that allows us as parents to make intentional choices about the kind of family life we want to have. Those who hope to become parents are also welcome.

Family Oasis

And there’s something for the kids too! We will offer nursery care for the younger children, and fun and exciting children’s group activities for children between kindergarten and 5th grade. We will have dinner together as a group and then disperse into our smaller groups. Dinner will be free.

Register today for your family’s spot in this exciting new program, and take a positive step toward building a strong family. To register, fill out the form in Sunday’s bulletin, or email Melody Merida or call her at (317) 722-0000.

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