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Friday, April 20, 2018

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A Note from Nate

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Over the course of three weeks, a group from our church spent some time learning about the value of being an intergenerational church. An intergenerational church not only has members of each generation in it, but they invest in each other, by growing and serving across generations. In many ways our church does this naturally; the passing of the peace, our Vacation Bible School program, and during our coffee fellowship.
But, as we identified what we were doing well, we also began to look at what ways we could improve. It was a great discussion with lots of thoughts, but we realized that our discussions would be hollow if there was no action. On Sunday, April 8, at 9:00 am we’re hosting a planning and action session on how to make our church more intergenerational. Don’t worry if you weren’t able to attend the previous sessions, this is a chance to think out loud about how to grow the relationships in our church and make it stronger. We’ll spend time brainstorming ideas but also on how we can take steps to make them a reality. Research has shown that churches that are focused on being intergenerational are thriving, not just hoping to survive.
 Statistics point to three main reasons:

 Intergenerational ‘serving’ and ‘discipling’ help mitigate the drop-out of members in the church
 There are positive effects when we are able to see each other practicing our faith, and everyone is able to participate in a genuine way
 All ages benefit from connecting and engaging with church members in inter-generational settings outside of worship

Again, this has real implications for the future of our church, and we’re on the right path. Otherwise we wouldn’t have people sharing thoughts like Kativa Weitzel on Twitter

Kativa

Upcoming Dates

Wednesday, MARCH 28
Bible Study—10:20 am
Choir Rehearsal—7:00 pm
Maundy Thursday, MARCH 29
Supper and Service—6:00 pm
Good Friday, MARCH 30
Worship Service—7:00 pm
Saturday, MARCH 31
Eat, Pray, Love Group—9:00 am
Easter Sunday, April 1
No Classes or Confirmation
Worship—10:30 am, Communion
Easter egg hunt after worship
Monday, APRIL 2
Office is closed—Easter Monday
Joyful Ringers Rehearsal—5:30 pm
Tuesday, APRIL 3
Community Kitchen—4-6:30 pm
Adult Ed. Ministry Team—6:00 pm
Wednesday, APRIL 4
Bible Study—10:20 am
E@T Night—6:00 pm
Choir Rehearsal—7:00 pm
Thursday, APRIL 5
Prayer Shawl at The Willows—1:00 pm
Friday, APRIL 6
Community Kitchen—9:00 am-12:30 pm
Sunday, APRIL 8
Lighthouse Kids & Adult Ed.—9:00 am
Worship—10:30 am, Lakeshore Sunday
Confirmation—Noon
Monday, APRIL 9
Newsletter articles due—Noon
Mission Ministry Team—5:00 pm
Joyful Ringers Rehearsal—5:30 pm
Tuesday, APRIL 10
Coffee and Conversation—9:00 am
Membership & Outreach Ministry Team—11:00 am
Christian Education Ministry Team—7:00 pm
Wednesday, APRIL 11
Bible Study—10:20 am
Choir Rehearsal—7:00 pm

This Week and Beyond

  • 19 Apr
    Deacons 07:00 PM to 08:00 PM
  • 20 Apr
    PALS at Cancun in Clear Lake 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM
  • 21 Apr
    9 Lighthouse Kids & Adult Ed. All Day
  • 22 Apr
    Worship Service 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM
  • 22 Apr
    Lunch & Basket Auction 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • 23 Apr
    Newsletter articles due 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • 19 Apr - 23 Apr
  • 23 Apr - 28 Apr
  • 28 Apr - 02 May
  • 02 May - 04 May