Estrella Mountain Church
Shout for joy to God, all the earth;
sing the glory of his name;
give to him glorious praise!
Say to God, “How awesome are your deeds!
So great is your power that your enemies come cringing to you.
All the earth worships you
and sings praises to you;
they sing praises to your name.” Selah
Come and see what God has done:
he is awesome in his deeds toward the children of man.
He turned the sea into dry land;
they passed through the river on foot.
There did we rejoice in him,
who rules by his might forever,
whose eyes keep watch on the nations—
let not the rebellious exalt themselves.
Past newsletters can always be found on our website under Loving -> Newsletters.
If you aren't attending services, please email me (email@example.com) 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I'll respond as soon as possible.
Living every day in HOPE!
- 24th - Women's Ministry Fall Brunch - Sign Up Here
- 28th - Getting Healthy Group is starting up again
- 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
- 4th - Blood Drive
- 6th - Women's Ministry Ryan House Walk
- 19th - Christmas Bazaar & Holiday Craft Fair
- 27th - No Youth Group
Weekly Youth Events
- 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 $ 360,090
YTD Actual Giving $ 410,709 114%
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!
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. We still have spots remaining in our outdoor shopping area. Click here for more information and to register for a table.
Getting Healthy Group
Save the Date! Wednesday, September 28th they will start up again.
Meeting the second and fourth Wednesday at 6:00 PM in the church office conference room.
A group of women meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month to discuss health and nutrition. Melissa DiLuzio is a certified holistic health coach and is teaching the group about nutrition! Prayer, encouragement, and accountability are also important parts of the group.
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. On September 12th they began, The Gospel on the Ground by Kristi McLellend. There is still room for more to join. 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.
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
- September 28th - Getting Healthy Group starts up again
- 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.
2022 Blood Drives
Next Blood Drive:
Friday, November 4th 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.
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
SEPTEMBER MEMORY VERSE
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5
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.
September Prayer Gatherings
- Monday, September 12th at 6:30 PM
- Thursday, September 15th at 6:30 AM
October Prayer Gatherings
- Monday, October 3rd at 6:30 PM
- Thursday, October 20th 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!
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.
When bringing donations during the week please bring them to the back of the church office. Drive around to the back of the church parking lot and look for the blue door. Office hours are Monday - Thursday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM.