SET YOUR CLOCKS FORWARD AN HOUR THIS SUNDAY!
Most cell phones will auto-adjust, but just in case I figured I'd remind you that this Sunday is "Spring Forward" weekend.
Additionally, Wednesday marked the beginning of lent
. What is it? Lent is a church tradition of giving up something you normally enjoy as an act of worship Jesus from Ash Wednesday until Easter. Ex: (foods, media, social media, etc.)
Personally, I have not always participated in lent. However, I want to challenge you to give it a shot this year. Until Easter, let go of something you enjoy so you can experience something better. What is God asking you to give up for a while?
To answer the subject line... TIME CHANGE + LENT = whatever you want to give up for Jesus. You can start with an hour of sleep this Sunday, but I'd challenge you to take it a step further!
SMALL GROUPS - Grab a Meal With a Small Group Week
We decided to do something a bit "last minute" this week. We are officially declaring next week "Grab a Meal With a Small Group Week" for our whole church. Here's what this means...
Grab a meal with a small group next week!
If you are in a small group, go to the one you already attend. If you are not in a small group, we want to encourage you to find a group to grab a meal with this week. You can find the groups on our website here.
My suggestion to make it easy... make it a potluck! So here's your basic plan...
1. Check with your leader to see what items might be needed.
2. Bring something for everyone to enjoy.
3. Get to your group (at least) one hour early.
4. HAVE FUN!
To all the planners who are wondering why we didn't give you more notice, it's because it was a last-minute idea. Calm down and enjoy it!
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are asking NEED 30 of you who attend 2nd service to commit to park off-site every week starting this week. I know it is a nuisance, but we are running out of parking on virtually a weekly basis during 2nd service.
WHERE: Specifically, we are asking people to park on Loara on the street or in the business park area. Pass Chain Reaction and turn right at the light. It is safe to park there as the businesses are closed Sundays; but please check for any "no parking" signs. HERE is a map of where to park.
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