Welcome to our Weekly Newsletter!
In this newsletter you will find an outline for our upcoming sermon, sermon follow up questions, news, and more! Is there something that you'd like to share in an upcoming newsletter? Contact Sandi at 308-832-1574 or firstname.lastname@example.org with requests.
Passage: Matthew 4:12-22
- Do you know where you are going?
a) Give a clear, short, biblical definition of a disciple of Jesus.
b) Ask yourself the question, “how am I supposed to live daily as a follower of Jesus?"
2. Do you have a good understanding of your current reality?
a) How are you currently living as a follower of Jesus?
3. What is your strategy for growth?
a) Who is walking with you?
b) Who are you taking along for the journey?
c) What skills as a follower of Jesus do you feel confident enough in that you could help equip your group/family?
d) What skills as a follower of Jesus do you feel inadequate in and need help from someone else in order to grow?
Please pray for Pastor Tom’s October 9-20th Zambia mission trip. If you would like to give toward it, please go to our MEFC web site Giving page, enter the amount, then under the amount choose in the pop-up menu “Pastor Tom’s Zambia Trip.” You also can drop a check in the offering box or in the office and designate it for Pastor Tom’s trip. Thank you in advance to all who will pray and all who will give.
Let's have fun together! On September 11th, from 11am-4pm, MEFC will be hosting a community wide Family Fun Day! This FREE event will include a hot dog & hamburger lunch, bounce houses, cotton candy, ice cream, tables highlighting our various children's ministries, and so much more!
Please stay tuned for ways that you can volunteer to make this event a success, and pray about supporting the day financially by making a donation to the church marked "Family Fun Day"!
If you are not currently a member of a group and would like help finding one, please contact the office or a Bible Fellowship leader listed below:
Leader: Tim Birnie Study: Sermon Review
Day/Time: Sundays, 11am Place: MEFC East Room 12
Leader: Rod Shepherd Study: Heaven by Randy Alcorn
Day/Time: Sundays, 11am Place: MEFC Library
Leader: Steve Shearer Study: Sermon Review
Day/Time: Sundays, 11am Place: Sanctuary
Leader: Scott Pinkham Study: Sermon Review
Day/Time: Sundays, 11am Place: MEFC East Room 10
Leader: Mark Lundeen Study: Sermon Review
Day/Time: Sundays, 11am Place: MEFC East Room 11
Leader: Pastor Tom Study: Sermon Review
Day/Time: Sundays, 6:30pm Place: 441 W. Lexington, Minden
Required Volunteer Training
This Wednesday, August 17th @ 6:30pm will be mandatory volunteer training for anyone feeling called to volunteer with any of our church ministries. Contact Pastor Lige with questions at email@example.com
Back to School Items Needed
Operation Christmas Child is collecting Back to School Items during the month of August for a packing party to be held during National Collection Week November 14-21, 2022.
The purpose of Operation Christmas Child is to reach boys and girls throughout the world for Jesus.
Each shoebox is a Gospel Opportunity bringing the Hope of the Gospel to children, families and communities.
Please prayerfully consider picking up additional school items for this ministry.
A box will be located in the Fellowship Room along with more info about OCC.
If you have questions or would like more information about how you can be involved, please contact Katie Bergen at 308.529.2419.
Help in Applying Discipleship
This Sunday, August 21 all adult Fellowship classes are invited to meet together in the auditorium for a lesson on applying discipleship during fellowship hour. If that time frame does not work for you Tom will hold a luncheon session afterwards in the West Wing for those unavailable to attend during the fellowship hour. Please RSVP to the church office by Friday August 19 10am to let us know which session you are able to attend.
The scheduled dates for MOPS is:
September 16; October 14; November 11; December 2.
Children’s Church will take a summer break through the end of August. Stay tuned for updates!
Daily Prayer Guide
We are called to pray for each other daily, and MEFC provides opportunities to help you keep yourself organized and accountable! Pick up a physical Daily Prayer Guide from the pamphlet display in the foyer. Praying for one another is a priceless gift!
Pastor Tom is looking for someone who would be willing to serve the church by keeping us updated on human traffficking so that we can pray and act. If this is a passion of yours and you would like to be involved, please let him know.
Please remember to check the lost and found area, on the shelves above the coat racks, for items that you may have left behind.
There are several Bibles, a travel mug, children's books, t-shirt, and a wrestling hoodie so please check to see if one of these items is yours. Thank you.
Are you interested in baptism or baby dedication? Please contact the office for more information!
Cookies & Coffee Servers
We are in need of cookie bakers (or purchasers) and coffee servers! If you are interested in serving in this way, please sign up at the link below:
Thank you for your willingness to serve MEFC in this way!
Church Directory App
The MEFC office will be open Monday - Friday from 9am-12 Noon beginning August 1. If you must contact Sandi outside of these hours, please call or text only from 8am-5pm to respect her family time. You may also email or leave a message on the church machine at any time!
- Join us during our weekly prayer time at the church, Sundays at 5pm.
- Send us your prayer requests via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call them in at 308-832-1574.
- Post prayer requests on the MEFC Faithlife group page!
- Use our Daily Prayer Guide, found in the foyer pamphlet display, to pray for our faith family!
Groups Meeting at the Church
Please remember to check in with the office when planning for groups to meet in the church building so we can put you on the calendar. We have had several instances recently where more than one group planned to use the same room. We want to accommodate everyone as best we may, but planning ahead is key!
Minden Little Free Pantry
The Minden Little Free Pantry is located on the east side of the old IGA parking lot on N. Nebraska Avenue. Nonperishable food items, cleaning supplies, hygiene products, and pet food are available to those in need 24 hours a day. If you have a need, please stop by and help yourself. Likewise, if you are able to help keep the pantry stocked by donating items, please also do so!
We thank you for your faithful support of the ministry of the Minden Evangelical Free Church. We offer the following additional methods of giving:
- Give online via our website at Mindenefree.com. You can access the direct link to the Giving function HERE.
- You can utilize our new Text to Give function! Simply text the word "Give" plus your chosen amount ("Give 10" or "Give 100", for example) to 531-300-2255. You will receive a text with step by step instructions to set up your first gift, and all subsequent text to give tithes will automatically be given to our general fund.
- You may mail physical tithes to the church at the following address:
Minden E-Free Church
1310 W. 1st Street
Minden, NE 68959
If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at email@example.com or 308-832-1574.