It’s that time of year again! As always, there are a ton of events and things to do, so make sure you check out the schedule and mark up your calendars! Head on out and spend some time with friends and neighbours from the community! Life Church is hosting some events again this year, and we’d like to mention specifically the Level Ground Cafe; we could always use some extra hands with baking, setup, etc. If you are able to get involved, please speak with Jake as soon as possible!
Moving Forward New Year’s resolutions are easy to make, but often don’t stick. The problem? Habits are so established in our lives that the resolutions have no basis of development. The underlying patterns determine how we move forward, and resolutions are often just wishful thinking. Establishing Patterns “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Gen. 1:1) If you read through the account of creation you see exquisite patterns emerge: day/night; earth/sky; water/land; sun/moon…and God infused life into it all! Fish…plants…animals…then the creation of humans…not random… Then God said, “let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them. Gen. 1:26-27 The story unfolds…Adam and Eve’s choice…sin enters…repeated by us… Establishing Patterns A cursed creation left groaning,Burdened,Choked. Destined to spoil,Everything toil. Establishing Patterns “Come now, let us reason together,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as …
The year 2000…I remember looking at that from the 1980 lens and thinking, “wow, when it’s 2000 I’ll be 30 years old…” Those thoughts are 40 years old now, and the promise of half a century is on the horizon! How have those years transpired? One day at a time. Days, months, years…flow in one direction, and we flow with them. Like a river that gathers strength and seems to flow faster further down, our lives move exponentially quicker as years are added. There’s no stopping the current, we’re along for the ride. Rapids, whirlpools, and quiet water are all parts of the same river…it’s no different in our lives…at times the shift from one to the other is unexpected and unwanted. How do we navigate? One day at a time. Can you imagine if we didn’t have the gift of rest, if our lives were continuous flow without sleep? The compounding of: thoughts, failures, success, noise…go…go…go! No thanks! Truly God has blessed us with a break, He built it in at the outset: And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness. God called …
December 7. 2019 from 9:30-11:00 We had a ton of positive feedback from last year’s gingerbread house event, so we’ve decided to bring it back this year! This is a free event but we do need to know how many people are coming, so please sign up! RSVP:
Life Church, mark your calendars! On October 27, we are going to be starting our new Outpour prayer evening. This is a time for us to engage in corporate prayer; focused, intentional, and purposed prayer as a body of believers. We will be meeting from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Oh, and don’t just mark this month—this is going to be a monthly occurrence! So go ahead and mark the last Sunday of every month!
Happy Thanksgiving Life Church, Claremont, friends and family! We have so much to be thankful for, don’t we? Amidst all the festivities this weekend, be sure to take a moment to reflect on all the blessings in your life! Have a wonderful, and safe weekend! What’s on: Mondays: Ladies Bible Study – 10am at Stacy’s house (talk to Cheryl or Stacy for details)Wednesdays: Life Group – Life groups meet in Claremont and Uxbridge on Wednesday nights. Not sure which Life Group you’re in? Talk to any or the Life Group leaders (Jake, Abby, Kyle, Sue M, Mike, Becca) and we’ll get you plugged in!Thursdays: Men’s prayer – 7-9pm at Life Church Friday, October 25: Ladies Night In – 7-9pm at Sue M’s house (talk to Sue for details).
Paul’s Letter to the Romans Starting this week, we will be going through the book of Romans during Celebration. Want to get the most out of this series? Read through Romans on your own so you have a bit more background! Ladies Bible Study The women of Life Church are back at it! The first study will be September 23 from 10am to 11:30. Please let Cheryl or Stacy know if you would like to be a part of it. Life Group Kick Off It’s Life Group time again! We will be kicking off our season on September 25 at 7pm at Life Church! Come on out for a fun start to the Life Group season!
Hey Life Church! On September 29th there will be a commissioning service for David before he leaves for South Sudan. Please come out, bring someone out, and support David!
On July 21st we will be having our Life Family BBQ! Life Church will supply burgers, hot dogs, and buns (let us know if you have special dietary needs). Bring a lawn chair, a side dish, drinks, and be ready to have a great time!
This Sunday, June 23 at 10:30am; the Uxbridge and surrounding area churches will be joining together in Elgin Park as ONE church! Join us as one body of believers to worship, pray, and fellowship together! Bring a lawn chair, a picnic lunch, and a friend! There will be some refreshments beforehand, and kids games to follow! See you there!