Welcome to the Village Green newsletter for October. The days are getting shorter and colder but we have lots happening to keep you warm and encouraged. Welcome to Fall at Village Green!
October 1 – The first Sunday of the month is our Communion Service. As we gather around the bread and cup, may we also reflect with a heart of gratitude for what we have in Christ.
Just a reminder that those attending in person can pick up their communion elements at the back of the auditorium and for those of you at home, please have the elements prepared beforehand.
October 1 to 22 – We continue our series, The Awakening, for the first 4 weeks of October. This has been a challenging series and is one where I have received a lot of feedback, which is wonderful. The topic seems to be one that is resonating with people and causing many to reflect on themselves and Scripture in a deeper way.
October 29 – We begin a new 4-part series entitled, Making Jesus Real. The series will be introducing expanded versions of our Mission Statement and the importance of being a community that authentically reflects the heart of Jesus. Here is the promo for the series below:
How easy is it for others to see Jesus in us? As difficult as it may be to answer, the truth is for those who claim to be followers of Jesus, others are watching for evidence of what we believe. What can we do, to not only make Jesus real to others but to our own lives as well?
CELEBRATION SERVICE – October 29th is also a Celebration Service. These are times when we celebrate spiritual milestones. We have a baptism planned already so if you are interested in being baptized, come into membership, or dedicate a child, please contact the church at email@example.com. We would love to have you as part of this Celebration Sunday!
Life groups are an important part of the ministry here at Village Green, as it is considered a key tool for discipleship and growing in Christ. This Fall, we saw the largest influx of new people into groups which is encouraging beyond imagination.
It is never too late to sign up for a group. We even have a group that meets right after a morning service so if you feel the need to sit with others to discuss the lessons from the morning message, we would love to have you. If you want further information or to sign up for a group, contact the church at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A reminder that the check-in station is now in the main foyer upstairs. The children will be checked out downstairs when they are picked up.
Please remember to both check-in and check-out! As a church, we want to maintain a safe environment for all children entrusted to us, so please be mindful that we expect parents and caregivers to sign their children in as well as sign them out. Thank you for helping to make Village Green a safe space for all.
The youth meets every Monday night at the church from 7-9 p.m. Also, the Youth Sunday morning studies will be on October 8 and 22.
SURPRISED BY OXFORD
We want to invite you to join us on October 22 at 4 p.m. when we will be having Kent and Carolyn Weber join us via video from Franklin, Tennessee. They will talk about the making of the movie, how it has impacted their lives, and how it is making a difference in the Kingdom of God.
Don’t hesitate to invite others. We expect it will be not only encouraging, but inspiring as well.
This is a Q and A session so if you have questions you would like to ask Kent and Carolyn, you can forward them to the church at email@example.com.
As we enter the second season of the podcast we have a couple of new programs to look for and for you to consider.
- We interviewed Barry Slauenwhite from CCNL, the organization that seeks to bring churches and ministries in the area together. Barry shares his heart on many topics, including the importance of unity for the sake of the Kingdom.
- Matthew and I also wrestle with the practical and theological implications of the recent school protest. The event has left many, especially Christians, deeply concerned.
To listen, or subscribe, look for Theology Jam on your favourite podcasting platform or simply click HERE. We would also love to hear from you, for potential topics or feedback, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ANOTHER AUTHOR AMONG US.
Leslie McEathron, a member of Village Green has recently released, These Quiet Moments: A Collection of Selected Verse. These Quiet Moments is a collection of poems that explore the deepest meditations of a heart always reaching for more of God. You are invited to come along for a journey through the ups and downs of Christian living; at times, experiencing the feelings of doubt and insecurities that we all feel, and other times, lifting your heart and hands in joyful adoration to the One who gives you life. These poetic offerings will take you on a journey through the desert with the Israelites. You’ll visit Mary and Martha in their home with Jesus, and you’ll find many other characters you will recognize here in these pages, as well as poems of encouragement to keep you looking forward. This book is divided into six chapters, encompassing themes, such as Worship and Praise, Seeking, Grace, and Forgiveness. In this collection of selected verse, author Leslie McEathron shares the meditations that flow from her heart in the quiet moments of life. She invites you to travel along with her and make these quiet moments your own. Grab your copy today at Amazon.ca.
GIVING WHERE IT MATTERS
We appreciate very much your faithful giving as you partner with us here at Village Green. Here are the ways you can help us to continue making a difference.
1. Drop off your offering in the basket during the service on Sunday mornings.
2. Use the following link to go to the Giving Page on our website, www.villagegreenchurch.com.
3. You can give through e-transfer by going to email@example.com. please make sure your address is up to date and on file if you use this option.
UNTIL NEXT TIME
As we conclude this newsletter, please know that we continue to pray for you and that you are not alone. Remember, at Village Green, we long to…
- Love God
- Love others and
- Love ourselves, so we can change the world.
Blessings to you all and thank you for being a part of Village Green Community Church.