GPS in July
We are navigating this summer via GPS - Gather, Pray, Serve.
Following our GPS focuses us on serving out of relational and spiritual health as a Fellowship. We want to gather together to encourage one another and enjoy our relationships. We pray individually and corporately to focus our hearts on God and His kingdom desires. We serve best out of the overflow of our relationship with God and each other and the Spirit's leading to meet each other's needs and advance the kingdom.
In July, we continue to gather together on Sunday mornings. Starting this Sunday, July 4th, our 9:30 am service becomes our mask optional service, and the 11 am service will be mask required. We will take another step toward one combined, restrictions optional service in August.
In addition to our worship services, we are gathering for Friday Family Fun, in men's D-Groups, in Bible studies, book discussion groups, live groups, and around meals together. Keep sending pictures of your meals together to help us reach 100 meals in 100 days . Send pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. We have 45 days left of the 100 days!
In June, we asked you to pray for 5 people that don't know Jesus every day for the month. Do you have a story of how God worked through your prayers? We'd love to hear it. Send your Pray 5 story to firstname.lastname@example.org with PRAY 5 STORY in the subject line.
In July, we will hit the streets. Our student ministry plans to go and pray for schools in Rolling Meadows and others attended by our students. We will also have a neighborhood prayer walk Wednesday, July 28th. Or you can find prayer walk instructions and prompts on the GPS wall to guide you, your family, or your group on a prayer walk in your neighborhood. Get out and pray. Prayer is powerful.
Serving is a worshipful response to what God is doing in and between us. As we connect as brothers and sisters in Christ and are made more aware of God's work in the world by the Holy Spirit, we grow in our longing and willingness to be involved in what God is doing. Meeting one another's needs and expanding the kingdom.
There are several opportunities to serve right now.
- Rides to church for seniors
- Tablet Tech Support for seniors
- Sunday Morning Children's Ministry
- Family Fellowship Sunday Setup and Teardown
- Workday Projects
- Mission Partner Communication
A BIG THANKS to all who have responded to the need for Sunday morning tech team volunteers!
Friday Family Fun- THIS FRIDAY!
Come and gather for Friday Family Fun night- THIS FRIDAY!
Grills will be out. Bring your food, lawn chairs, blankets, favorite lawn games, and let's have some fun as a family!
***Save your pizza and cereal boxes!
A fun activity is being planned for the August 6th Friday Family Fun night, but we need some supplies. Would you please save cereal boxes and the NON-GREASY side of your pizza boxes? You can bring them to church and leave them in the chair outside of Pastor Andrew's office.
Work Day on July 17
Summer is here, and so are some work projects! Come this Saturday, July 17, at 8:00 am. We will be working on
- painting the exterior door and window frames around the entrance between buildings 2 &3
- lighting in both main floor restrooms by the elevator
- more pertinent hoses for basement dehumidifiers
- other small odds and ends
Thanks for giving of your time and talents in this way.
Note for this Sunday, July 4th
The Rolling Meadows 4th of July Parade is happening this Sunday. Beginning at the Rolling Meadows High School at 11:30 am, the parade will travel up Jay Lane and Meadow Drive to Kirchoff Road and end in the MacDonalds/Jewel parking lot. Following the 2nd service, Kirchoff Road will be closed at Meadows Drive. Plan to head east (turn right) out of the parking lot toward Wilke Road after the service.
Women's July Book Discussion
Our Women's Book Discussion for July will be on July 26 at 7:00 pm, facilitated by Julie Smith. We will be discussing the book Plantation Jesus by Skot Welch and Rick Wilson.
Throughout the summer, we will gather to have fun together as a church family on the first Friday of each month.
Join us on the church lawn. Bring your own food to grill or a picnic dinner. We will provide the grills. Bring your picnic blankets, chairs, favorite lawn game, and let's have some fun as a family!