Ministry is so much fun! I love Jesus, I love serving in His Church, I love watching life-change…
We have grown a lot this summer and in some really interesting ways! As usual we’ve gotten some great families, but even more exciting for me is an influx of elderly people at our 11:00 am Hazel Dell service. Church plants are not usually known for multi-generational strength, so to see this area flourish is exciting! I love the wisdom, prayerfulness, and warmth that the elderly add to a church. I want my kids having a lot of older people telling them how to live life and honor Jesus! If you are over 70, the Coffee Church is for you, too!
Matt and Andrea Garner had baby Savannah yesterday! She was supposed to be born next Sunday, but we were sure glad to meet her early! They are doing well and looking forward to introducing you to their new daughter soon. You can help with meals HERE.
Our youth ministry is NOT meeting on campus this Thursday. They have their Back-to-School BBQ and Bridgetown Homeless Outreach. If you need more info, email Kris at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also email her if you’d like to impact a generation by volunteering at youth!
Mark your calendars for our Vision and Volunteers night on September 13. It is going to be a night to HONOR all of the people who make North Creek Church happen every day! If you are not yet volunteering, you can sign up right now and still be invited to the fun! It’s a great segway into our volunteer team and an awesome opportunity to meet people as well. You can sign up HERE.
Thank you to those of you who gave extra this month to help our summer budget. It’s always tight over the summer months and we appreciate your tithes to help us do quality ministry every day of the week! We are still short overall for the summer, but have made budget in August and can now do some catch up for the fall. You can give online at www.coffeechurch.com if you’d like to help us this month!
FYI: I will not be blogging about Miley Cyrus. What I will say is that we have a great youth group that teaches sexual morality, abstinence, and honoring God with our bodies. My daughters will be going there faithfully and hearing something far different than what the media has to say. There is another voice and it is our job as parents to flood the Word of God into our children’s hearts and minds. Don’t watch the VMA’s. Read your Bible. Get your kids to church. Stop letting the world win our children. Jesus changes everything.
We had a guest at our staff table and she Facebooked the best comment: “Ever sat in a room of people who are so creative it invokes a “fight or flight” reaction? I did today and it was terrifying and electrifying at the same time. Can’t wait for our church staff meeting next week.” I keep telling our team not to be so overwhelming, but I don’t think they can hear me over all of the talking and laughing…. 😉 Love them all!
For those of you who have gone back to school, use your love for Jesus to change someone’s day. For those of you who haven’t gone back yet, enjoy your last few days of summer!