New Youth Staff. If you missed church last Sunday, check out last week’s note. We introduced several new leaders in the Teens of Faith: the interns (Bro. Michael and Bro. Ben) and the
Wilsons. If you missed, don’t worry…Mrs. Wilson missed too. Psh. On the first day. *sigh (actually, she was serving in nursery!) I love the Wilsons, and I’m glad for you to be able to be around them for the next year.
New Care Groups. Another new thing we introduced was our new small groups. Every one of you are assigned to a leader, and you’ll be cared for. Whether you like it or not! We’re going to care for you! Haha! “Care groups” means you’ll check in on Sundays with your leader. He or she will take 1) attendance, 2) prayer requests, and 3) any contacts from the previous week. Your leader only has 5 or 6 names currently, so you will be prayed for almost daily. Seriously! Someone in here will care when you’re absent, when you’re sick, when it’s your birthday (maybe you’ll even get a $100 bill from Bro. Wilson!), and when you have a prayer need. And we’ll try to grow your care group to 10 over the next 2 years. Cool huh? We’ll tell you more on Sunday.
New Contributors to the Announcement Sheets. I’ve asked the interns to write a little note like I do on Sundays and Wednesdays. Starting this Sunday, you’ll get some reading from me AND from one of them. I like hearing about their salvation testimony, their surrender to God, and similar stories of God’s working in their lives, so they’ll write about things like that.
New Wednesday Preaching Series–INTERNS! The interns will each preach a 3-week series on Wednesday nights in the TOF. Tonight is the LAST night of BIBS split classes (but still do the daily devos), and Bro. Ben will start his series next week!
New Weekly Open House (Sunday Nights)! We had a SUPER fun time last Sunday night, even though some of you did NOT abide by my 10:00 curfew! 🙂 Each Sunday this summer, you’re invited to crash my place for some ping-pong (a little “Floor-Pong,” anyone?), snacks and time hanging out. We spent a few hours cleaning up our garage just for these Sunday nights, and are adding more things to do weekly. If there’s 2 of you who come, great! If 35 come, great! 36927 Red Oak St. Winchester, CA 92596.