The mission of the whole Church is to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Local churches provide the most significant arena through which disciple-making occurs. Worship with us, where the river bends and where God is calling us into His mission. We invite you to help us celebrate God’s goodness, mercy and love.
We Welcome Our Pastor:
Reverend Sarah Jones
From Reverend Sarah Jones: 8/12/2018
Grace and peace to all of you,
After mostly unpacking our stuff, Colby and I still have a few leftover things we don’t really need anymore sitting in a spare room, taunting us. They feel like old habits and hang ups that we hold onto even though we don’t really need them. They’ve outlived their usefulness and yet we keep them boxed up in dusty corners, just in case.
Today’s epistle lesson calls us to let go of the junk in our hearts and minds that has outlived its usefulness so we can live in love with kindness and tenderness. We have to be willing to let go of old anger and bitterness in order to make room for the hope and strength Jesus offers us.
When was the last time you took inventory of your soul? Is there anything hanging around that has outlived its usefulness? Are you full to the brim with fierce love and compassion?
I hope you will clear out the junk and make space for the treasures.
Blessings for the journey,
August 12th, after worship we will have a “Back To School Bash”. Bring your swim suits or play clothes and super soakers for a fun time with water, balloons, sprinklers, bubbles and more. Pizza Lunch will be served. Don’t forget your towel! Come and join the fun.
We are collecting school supplies for the Summerdale School. They need Copy Paper, Kleenex, Clorox Wipes, Anti Bacterial Spray (Lysol), & Paper Towels.
New studies starting in “Sisters in Christ” Ladies meet on Tuesdays at 10:00
“Claim Stakers SS school class-Sundays at 8:45 – for both men and women starting “The Ways of Grace”.
Our River Crossing Food Pantry needs your continued support. Please donate non-perishable food and place in the container in vestibule
The Upper Room devotionals for July/August are on the hallway table. You may pick one up. Please leave a donation.
Sunday, 4/22, was a Celebration of Confirmation.
Funds raised at the Yard Sale (over $1000) went to the Boys Ranch and the Women’s Clinic in Robertsdale. Thank you for your support.
COMMUNION OFFERINGS: Offerings placed in the basket during communion are used for critical local community needs (utilities, gas, etc.)
On the last Sunday of each month, at 8:45, we meet before Sunday School classes for an assembly. Announcements and recognition’s are made at this time. Please plan to attend.
NURSERY WORKERS NEEDED: Please sign up in the Nursery. You may sign up for one Sunday or more. You will enjoy serving in this way.
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$10-adult, $8-children. See Edwina Hanson.
SMALL GROUPS are a great way to fellowship, study scripture and other writings by Christian authors. You are invited to any of these, come and see if this is a good opportunity for you in this new year of 2018!
Sundays at 8:45 am – Sunday school for all ages.
Tuesdays at 7:30 am – men gather for coffee and fellowship.
Tuesdays at 10:00 am – “Sisters in Christ” meet for fellowship, study and prayer. We are studying the book “Why” by Adam Hamilton.
Wednesdays – 5:30 pm for a Fellowship meal, 6:00 pm Bible Study.
RIVER CROSSING FOOD PANTRY
The pantry will resume regular schedule in January, the 2nd & 4th Thursdays.
HELP, VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED DURING WORSHIP FOR THE NURSERY. Sign-up sheet can be found in the nursery.
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