FAMILY CHURCH HAPPENINGS, MAY 2, 2017

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

WEDNESDAYS IN MAY!

Coming to Family Church on Wednesday in May! Excited to dig into God's Word with you in May! Join us for "Breathe" - a Priscilla Shirer study, and "The End of Me" - a Kyle Idleman study. You will be inspired and blessed! Bring someone with you!

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BREATHE
Ladies, join us for Breathe, a study from the inspiring Priscilla Shirer about restoring your soul by making room for Sabbath. Study materials will be available on Wednesday!

Check out a preview HERE!

THE END OF ME
Join us for The End of Me, a study from Kyle Idleman that explores the Beatitudes and how that sometimes God's Word is contrary to common sense. Study materials will be available on Wednesday! (This study is perfect for men, or really anyone!)

Check out a preview video HERE!  


U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S

MAY 2017
Wednesday, May 3 – BREATHE & THE END OF ME KICK-OFF!
Sunday, May 7 - Culinary Auction
Sunday, May 14 - Mother's Day
Sunday, May 21 - Church Picnic! *Please note this year’s picnic is scheduled one week earlier because of pavilion availability.
Sunday, May 28 – Singspiration!

JUNE 2017
Sunday, June 18 – Father’s Day
Monday, June 19 - Friday, June 23 - CAMP KAIROS

JULY 2017
Monday, July 3 – Freedom Party!

AUGUST 2017
Saturday, August 5 – Back To School Fair!

SEPTEMBER 2017
Friday, September 8 – Saturday, September 9 – Youth Retreat at Redemption Ranch


CULINARY AUCTION!
Our culinary auction is THIS Sunday on May 7th! It will feature Pastor Lesh's sausage and chicken gumbo and so many other delicious favorites!

ENTREES:
Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Tamales, Authentic Fajita Dinner Voucher (includes Fajitas, Spanish Rice, Sopapilla Cheesecake

DESSERTS:
Sabrena's Homemade Cheesecake, Peanut Butter Pies, Strawberry Shortcake w/whipped topping, Amelia Bedelia cake, Fresh Fruit Pavlova, Apple Dumplings, Chocolate Chip Rice Crispies, and Cookies

Our list is still growing..there will be something for everyone! All proceeds will help some amazing youth get to youth camp! Thanks in advance for your support!

CHURCH PICNIC
Ready to grill out? We can't wait for you and your family and friends to join us at Quail Ridge Park, Pavilion #6 on Sunday, May 21st for our annual church picnic! A sign-up sheet will be available at the Welcome Center. If you would like to help with grilling, setup, or games, please see Jen Johnson or Pastor Lesh.

GROWING TOGETHER
Over the past two weeks, together, you as a church family have committed to give toward a Growing Together Special Project: The Church Lawn Mower. This body of believers responded in such a beautiful way, and pledges have been made to fully fund the mower!!! That is amazing!! If you have not yet completed your giving, feel free to do so on Sunday or online at www.familychurch.net/give . Thank you for giving!

HAVE YOU DECIDED?
Making the decision to turn from the world and follow Jesus is the single most important decision you will ever make! It literally changes your eternity! Acts 2:38-39 (MSG) says this: 
Peter said, “Change your life. Turn to God and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus Christ, so your sins are forgiven. Receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is targeted to you and your children, but also to all who are far away—whomever, in fact, our Master God invites.”

When we make the decision to follow Jesus, we die to our old life and let God raise us up into a NEW life with Him! He promises to fill us with His Spirit (Acts 2) and we are empowered to do the things that He desires as we grow in relationship with Him! Let today be the day that you decide to take the plunge to wear His name through water baptism! It doesn’t get any more exciting than this!!

CAMP KAIROS
Hey CHOSEN! Camp Kairos is approaching quickly! The dates are June 19-23 and this year's theme is "Eyes Open!" It is based on Hebrews 11:1 which says “Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.” We have faith in what we hope for, trust, and encounter in our Savior. Although unseen, we believe. Our eyes are open to what we do not see.

Campers: How is your Camp Kairos savings coming? Our Culinary Auction is THIS Sunday, May 7th! If you’re a camper, please contact Sabrena Ragsdale to let her know what you would like to auction off. This will help to build your camp account!

Church Family: We thank you in advance for supporting CHOSEN Youth as they raise funds to get to camp!!

GIVING
Make a difference through your giving. Everything we do is made possible through your prayer and generosity. Thank you for worshiping through giving!  

Missing a service?  You can still be faithful in giving! Here's how you can help! If you’re not going to be at service, check out options 2 and 3 for giving! 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 recurring donations, online at www.familychurch.net, or through your bank account!
3  Mail your offering to 1586 Duello Road, Lake Saint Louis, Missouri, 63367.
However you choose to give, you are supporting the work of God in our community! Your giving furthers the good news of hope in Jesus!  As we sow, we will grow!

FOCUSED PRAYER
God, the Creator of the universe is concerned with every detail of our lives.  Each Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. at Family Church, a devoted prayer team gathers to focus on God and bring needs to Him. We would love for you and your family to join us! 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 Gary Hudgens, Jeremy's father, Rachael's grandmother, Rose, David, Becky, 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