FAMILY CHURCH HAPPENINGS, SATURDAY, MAY 7TH

FC’ers, Spring is well underway and there are so many areas you can get involved! Check out those opportunities below.

As we step into Spring, many of us get busy outdoors..pulling weeds, freshening flower gardens, and planting flowers. The warm Sun and water nourishes our plants and helps them grow!  In the same way, God wants us to grow and do good works in His service.  2 Timothy deals with this…especially these verses:

“Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God. Refuse to get involved in inane discussions; they always end up in fights. God’s servant must not be argumentative, but a gentle listener and a teacher who keeps cool, working firmly but patiently with those who refuse to obey. You never know how or when God might sober them up with a change of heart and a turning to the truth, enabling them to escape the Devil’s trap, where they are caught and held captive, forced to run his errands.”

May God grant us energy and prudence as we live each moment for Him. Blessings!


UPCOMING EVENTS

MAY 2016
Sunday, May 1 – Growth Track 301 – Purpose! – Kickoff (continues all through May!)
Sunday, May 8 – Honoring Mothers & Amazing Women
Sunday, May 15th - Culinary Auction  
Saturday, May 28 – GPS Train Ride Trip
Sunday, May 29 – Singspiration, Honoring Graduates & Church Picnic

JUNE 2016
Friday, June 3 – Saturday, June 4 – Men’s Camping/Fishing Trip to Mark Twain Lake
Friday, June 10 – Saturday, June 11 – Women’s Beth Moore Event in Springfield, Missouri
Sunday, June 19 – Honoring Fathers & Great Men
Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1 – CK16


CELEBRATING MOTHERS AND AMAZING WOMEN!
Ladies! Bring your families and join us tomorrow, May 8th as we celebrate you! We're honoring mothers and amazing women! Every lady will receive a gift! And we would love for you to come a little early to have your picture taken with your family or loved ones! We are praying this special service will be a blessing to you!
‪#‎CelebratingMothersAndAmazingWomen ‪#‎MothersDay ‪#‎FamilyChurch


PURPOSE CLASS
Growth Track 301 - "Purpose!" - begins THIS Sunday in the Red Room from 9:45 - 10:15! If you completed Growth Track 201, this is the next step for you! Join Pastor Lesh and find out how your gifts can help fulfill God's calling for Family Church in our families, in our community, and in our world! 

WHY?
By getting involved in the Growth Track, you are growing as a Christian. It’s through service that you become part of the mission of the local church. You are part of the church when you are saved and become part of God’s family. But you grow in relationship with the local church by joining your gifts, your talents, and your callings with other believers. In 301 of Growth Track, you will discover your giftings, and how your passion can push forward the cause of Christ. You’re important to God and to Family Church. We need your help to fulfill the vision of Family Church. With your help, we can fulfill God’s calling for us in our community..until everyone has heard the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Sign up for Growth Track 301 here! http://www.familychurch.net/growth-track We’ll have the donuts and hot coffee ready for you!


MEN’S CAMPING/FISHING TRIP
Men! Join Pastor Lesh on Friday, June 3 – Saturday, June 4 at Mark Twain Lake for a Men’s Camping & Fishing Trip! Sign up at the Welcome Center tomorrow so that reservations can be made! See Pastor Lesh for details. 


BETH MOORE LIVING PROOF LIVE EVENT
Beth Moore will be LIVE in Springfield, Missouri on Friday, June 10 – Saturday, June 11. Beth Moore is a wonderful speaker and has an incredible ministry to women all over the world. Here’s our tentative schedule:
FRIDAY
12:00 PM – Depart from Family Church to Springfield, MO
3:30 – Check into the hotel
5:30 – Doors Open
7:00 – Event Begins
9:30 - Dismiss
SATURDAY
7:30 AM – Doors Open
8:30 – Event Begins
10:00 – Break
10:45 – Event Resumes
12:15 – Event Concludes

Event registration is $69. (Does not include hotel or food.) For more information, visit http://www.lifeway.com/Event/Womens-Event-Living-Proof-Live-Springfield-MO#product_description. If you are interested in attending, please sign up at the Welcome Center tomorrow or see Jennifer Johnson.


CAMP KAIROS 2016
Hey all! Camp Kairos is coming soon! In order to help us and the CK people plan, please RSVP to Jen Johnson with your camper's name (Ages 12 & Up).  Then, go register your camper on the CK site! No money is due at this time. We will let you know when we need deposit funds and the remaining balance. (For information on fundraising, please contact Jen Johnson.) http://www.campkairos.com/ Make every effort for your youth to go!.. It is absolutely life-changing!!


CHURCH PICNIC 2016, SINGSPIRATION, & HONORING GRADUATES
Join us for our annual church picnic at Quail Ridge Park immediately after service on Sunday, May 29th – at Quail Ridge Park, Pavilion Number 6! Our service will feature a Singspiration and we will be honoring our graduates! If you are graduating, please contact us.  Feel free to dress casually for church that day so that you don’t have to bring a change of clothing, if you wish. RSVP and sign up at the Welcome Center or respond to this email.


SHOPPING AT THE STOREHOUSE!
Stop by The Storehouse and pick up a Bible, devotional, inspirational book, or a t-shirt! We can fulfill special order requests as well! We’re adding stock often, so be sure to check it out. Also, check the FREE basket!  We have new items each service!


VOLUNTEER!
Have you found a serve team?  We are currently looking for team members to join our lawn crew, a Growth Track coordinator, StoreHouse manager and cashiers and more! See Pastor Lesh or Jen or sign up HERE to find out how you can begin serving today!


3 EASY WAYS TO GIVE!
Invest in the amazing ministries happening weekly at Family Church!  There is no better investment that you can make than helping people find God and grow closer to Him!  Missed service?  Giving is easier than ever. 

3 Easy ways to give!

1  Give at offering time with an envelope!

2  Give online at www.familychurch.net or through your bank account!

3  Mail your offering to 1586 Duello Road, Lake Saint Louis, Misssouri, 63367.

However you choose to give, you are supporting the work of God in our community!  You help Family Church love God by loving people!  Your giving furthers the good news of hope in Jesus!  Let’s sow so we can grow!


FOCUSED PRAYER
God, the Creator of the universe is concerned with every detail of our lives.  Thank you for joining with us to pray for these needs!  
•    Pray that people will recognize their need for salvation, repent, be baptized, and receive God’s Spirit.
•    Healing for Rose, Cody, Janeesa, Tommy, and our friend and fellow church planter – Todd Gaddy
•    Salvation for friends and loved ones and friends we have not yet met in our community!
•    Pray for Missionaries and Church Planters: The Gaddy, Shalm, Reed & Burton families