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Live Worship Gathering

Our Worship Gathering is at 9:30am this Sunday!


Sunday, July 12, 2020 — join us outside the church OR here at 9:30am!!

NEW TIME!! premieres at 8:00am each Sunday

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Summer Outdoor Worship — NOW at 9:30am!

With the health of our community slowly improving, we have resumed our worship gatherings. In order to preserve everyone’s health, we will continue meeting outdoors at least through July. To keep us as cool as possible during our gatherings, we are changing the gathering time to 9:30am. The sun will be lower and there will be more shade available. We are moving the stage area into the corner so that it is in the shade and to increase its visibility from our western hill.

We have also provided canopy tents to increase the amount of shade in the yard. If your family owns a canopy, you can feel free to bring your own. As we have been doing, you can bring lawn chairs for your family. The church will provide white plastic chairs for anyone who needs seating. Some can sit by the shed under tree shade. Others can sit by the basement under canopies. Still others can still sit on the western hill under canopies.

More people might want to remain in their cars with the a/c on. We can accommodate 5-6 cars in the top lot on the west side of our property. Another six can park in the lower lot by the shed.

worship site plan

for the Weeks of July 5 and July 12th

Online Children’s Church

Sunday, July 5 and 12Childrens Church The videos are now available staring at 8:00am each week. You can have your child watch it live before worship and then have them sing with us in church. OR you can start your child in church with us and then when we get to the sermon, you can send them off with a device to watch the playback of Childrens Church video. Whatever works best for your family during the stay-at-home order.

Restarting Life Groups

We will resume the following groups in Fellowship Hall, each person at their own round table. All socially distant from each other. No masks are necessary, but are permissible. Because not all the classmates will rejoin right away, our study will not be from our main book, but a miniseries in some other book of the Bible.

Sunday, July 5 – Pastor Tim’s study group IS OFF THIS WEEK. We won’t meet until July 12 since he is on vacation! Join us then from 6-7pm.

Wednesday, July 8 – Pastor Tim’s study group IS OFF THIS WEEK. We won’t meet until July 15 since he is on vacation! Join us then from 10am-11am.

Sunday, July 12 – Pastor Tim’s study group IS BACK ON. Join us then from 6-7pm.

Tuesday, July 14 from 6-8pm – Antioch School meets for “Preaching, Teaching, and Worship in the Early Church”. All are welcome to participate. Book is $75 and is recommended but not necessary. Let Pastor Tim know you plan to attend.

Wednesday, July 15 – Pastor Tim’s study group IS BACK ON. Join us then from 10am-11am.

Vacation Bible School for Kids
This August 17-21, 2020 6:30-8:30pm!

Our summer children’s outreach was scheduled for June. With the unexpected events surrounding COVID-19, we are now planning to have Vacation Bible School in August 17-21. More details will be released as plans are made.

Parents and kids: please plan on joining us for VBS this Summer! It’ll be a fresh change of pace from all the isolation we are experiencing right now!

Visit our VBS page for more information on Rocky Railway where Jesus’ Power Pulls Us Through!

We’ve been working behind the scenes to prepare finishing the basement below the worship center. We’ve assembled the elders, deacons, and ministry team leaders to discuss the usage of that space for ministry and they came up with a layout for classrooms and storage rooms with a common large area in the center. Mark Hargrove, as facilities manager, has begun dialoguing with the Township, an architect, and mechanical engineer.
Finances: We have about $18,000 in savings to begin the work on this project. For the remainder of 2020, any offerings designated “Building” on your offering envelope will go to the basement construction. Gifts given to “Building” before now have been going towards mortgage principal reduction. We plan to do the labor with volunteers from the church.
Pray with us for the success of this new ministry space!

Outdoor worship throughout the Sundays in July at 9:30amGet more info