Estrella Mountain Church
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek. For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.”
Past newsletters can always be found on our website under Loving -> Newsletters.
If you aren't attending services, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any updates, prayers and praises. Thanks!
Call, email or use social media to stay in touch. Of all people, we will be known by our love for others. Hugs and prayers and blessings. We love you!
If you know of anyone who needs help, or need to contact the office, please call (623.386.0300) or email (email@example.com) and I'll respond as soon as possible.
Living every day in HOPE!
- 28th - Circle On Prayer & Packing Party after 2nd service
- 1st - Early Bird Registration Opens for the Women's Retreat, January 20th - 21st. - Sign Up Here Beginning 9/1
- 2nd - Blood Drive 10:00 - 3:00 PM
- 5th - Prayer Gathering 6:30 PM
- 5th - Office Closed - Labor Day
- 12th - Women's Evening Bible Study starting up again
- 15th - Prayer Gathering 6:30 PM
- 24th - Women's Ministry Fall Brunch - Sign Up Here
- 30th - Last day for Early Bird Registration for the Women's Retreat, January 20th - 21st.
- 1st - Women's Retreat regular registration opens
- 3rd - Prayer Gathering 6:30 PM
- 20th - Prayer Gathering 6:30 AM
- Sunday Evenings - Youth Group Jr. High & Sr. High 4:30 PM.
- Wednesday Evenings - Youth Group volleyball and games 5:30 PM
For more specific event information & how to register for different events see below or contact Jenna in the office.
Livestream - EMC Sunday Services
We are streaming on Sunday, 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM.
Here's the link: https://faithlife.com/emcaz/livestream
YTD Budget Needs $ 330,820
YTD Actual Giving $ 381,659 115%
Thank you for your faithfulness and generosity! There are several ways you can give: we have a drop box by the office door, mail your check, use your bank's Bill Pay option and have them send your check, give as you exit the Sunday service, or give online here: https://emcaz.org/give. You can also Text to Give (T2G)! Enter our T2G number 928-589-1588, type the word Give and the amount you wish to give. For example, Give 100 to give $100. Another convenient way to give. Again, thank you!
Packing & Prayer Parts, Sunday August 28th
Join us on Sunday, August 28th after 2nd service. We will be making up some baskets, writing letters for each of the recipients, as well as have a time of prayer for those receiving these baskets and those who have received baskets in the past. Anyone that wants to hear more about Circle On is also welcome to attend.
Circle On provides blessing baskets to those in our community going through difficult times. They are looking for items to be donated for their blessing baskets. If you are interested in donating items please see the list below and drop them off in the basket in the back of the sanctuary.
Basket Items Needed:
- Small baskets, ribbon
- Pampering items like, fluffy socks , lotions/ bath salts, candles
- Inspirational Books/Devotionals/Journals
- Small blankets
- Chocolate/Candy, Tea/Coffee /Hot Chocolate
- Playing cards/Small games
- Gift Cards
For questions about Circle On please reach out to Kim Bergay firstname.lastname@example.org.
2022 Blood Drives
Next Blood Drive:
Friday, September 2nd 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
To schedule your appointment or for more information, please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code: ESTRELLA
We have booked dates for blood drives at EMC for 2022. As we get closer to the individual drives information on registering will be shared. Below are the dates we've secured for 2022.
- November 4th
EMC Women's Ministry is hosting a local, 2-day retreat!
January 20th - 21st at EMC.
Every Word is a Seed: How Seeds of grace are planted in our life and the lives of others when we use the word of God to nourish our soul.
Margaret Allen, author, speaker, philanthropist and mentor, invites you to sprinkle seeds of grace throughout your life, from softening your self-talk to embracing truthful and compassionate interactions with others. Planting these seeds from God's word in your life will inspire and refresh your spirit!
We will have 3 Teaching Sessions, Group Discussions, Fellowship, Worship, Lunch & Snacks
Friday 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM | Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Registration Opens Thursday, Sept 1st: https://bit.ly/3cou9s7
Early Bird Registration: 9/1 - 9/30 $65
Registration: 10/1 - 11/30 $70
Late Registration: 12/1 - 1/8 $75
If you would like to pay by check please register in the courtyard between services on 9/25, 11/27, or 1/8.
Women's Ministry @ EMC
Join us on Saturday, September 24th at 9:00 AM for brunch. Bring a dish to share as we gather together and catch up with each other.
Women's Ministry will provide coffee, creamer, tea, plates & utensils.
Sign Up Here: https://bit.ly/3Qftp78
2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair
Calling All Crafters! Registration is now open for the 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar & Holiday Craft Fair. Click here for more information and to register for a table
Save the date for the following Women's Ministry events. More info about the event and how to register coming soon.
- September 24th - Fall Brunch
- November 6th - Ryan's House Walk
- November 19th - 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar & Craft Fair Register for a table here - https://bit.ly/3JM8erc
- January 20th - 21st - Women's Retreat at EMC, early bird registration opens September 1st.
Getting Healthy Group
The Getting Healthy Group is currently on a break until September. Information about their return date will be posted as we get closer.
Join us Mondays at 6:30 PM or Fridays at 9:30 AM.
The Monday evening group meets at 6:30 PM in the youth room. The Monday evening group is currently on a break until Monday, September 12th when they will be starting their next study, The Gospel on the Ground by Kristi McLellend. Contact Sabrina Cohen with questions at email@example.com.
The Friday morning group meets in room 214 at 9:30 AM. They are currently on a break until fall, as they get closer to starting up again we will share information about the study they'll be doing. Contact Janet Erb with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Church is offered during the 9:00 AM Service
All our kids, from the toddlers up through 5th grade will meet in the courtyard for check-in and then head to their classrooms from there.
Toddlers and Preschool will meet in room 214 and Kindergarten through 5th grade will meet in the Student Center. Each group will have a blast as they dive into scripture, sing worship songs and hear Bible stories about Gideon, Samson and Elijah, just to name a few! Every month the kids church works on a memory verse with the kids.
Children are always welcome to join their parents in the worship service.
Have questions? Contact Jessica Sims at email@example.com
AUGUST MEMORY VERSE
"In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." 1 John 4:10
Ignite Student Ministries
Weekly Youth Events
Jr. High & Sr. High
- Youth Group: Sunday Nights 4:30 - 6:00 PM
- Volleyball & Games: Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00 PM
- Bible Study: Thursdays at 5:00 PM
Follow us on Instagram @emcstudents for what's happening this week. Questions? Contact David Sims at firstname.lastname@example.org or Cameron Isaacs at email@example.com for more info.
Men's Bible Study
All men are invited to join us Wednesdays at 7:30 PM or Fridays at 8:30 AM.
The Wednesday evening group is studying Acts and meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM. Contact Pastor Denny for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Friday morning Al Thomason Men's Bible Study meets at EMC in the youth room at 8:30 AM.
Meeting the first Monday @ 6:30 PM and the third Thursday @ 6:30 AM, office conference room.
August Prayer Gatherings
- Monday, August 1st at 6:30 PM
- Thursday, August 18th at 6:30 AM
September Prayer Gatherings
- Monday, September 5th at 6:30 PM
- Thursday, September 15th at 6:30 AM
Looking For Ways to Volunteer?
EMC has a number of ways you can serve at EMC or with other ministries around Goodyear/Phoenix.
Serve at EMC
We are looking for volunteers to help with Kids Church, Ignite, Communion and more. If you are interested in serving at EMC please contact Jenna, email@example.com.
Other Ways to Serve
BBQ Mission: Is a Christian non-profit organization promising to deliver hand made food to underdeveloped and marginalized communities of Arizona, and the world. Join them the 1st Saturday of the month or on Mondays as they go out into the communities and serve.
Donations & Volunteering can be done through BBQMission.org
See what they are doing on their instagram page, @bbqmissionllc
You Matter Ministries
You Matter Ministries purpose and mission is to minister to those who are homeless and hurting by preaching The Good News of Jesus Christ, offering prayer, providing meals, hygiene packs, and when possible, a clean change of clothing.
You Matter Ministries is looking for donations of peanut butter, jelly, and bottled water. Every week they come pick it up and distribute it in and around Phoenix. Please consider bringing some items to donate to them. Our donations cover what 16 churches gave in the past. With all the challenges of the past year, your generous heart shines through!