It is still early in the new year and there is time to become intentional about making a new start! Here are some suggestions for you to consider:
New (or Continuing) Study Groups:
There are two Women’s groups starting up this week (which means that next week they begin in earnest) which would love to have you join them. The Wednesday Evening group meets at Temple Richardson’s home beginning at 7 pm. They will be starting a seven week course studying Angie Smith’s Seamless (email@example.com). The Thursday Morning group meets at the church beginning at 9:15 am. They will begin a new study on the book Fervent beginning in earnest next week. (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The Men’s group meets on the First and Third Saturdays of the month beginning at 8:30 am. We continue our study of Scot McNight’s The Jesus Creed (but you can join in at any time!).
Opportunity to Serve:
Five Loaves Food Pantry (Brother Tim’s ministry in Newport News) needs some help on Monday, January 18 beginning at 9:00 am. The Pantry is located in Olivet Christian Church at 14425 Old Courthouse Way in Newport News. Jennifer Brown is organizing this event (email@example.com).
Preparing for Lent:
Lent starts early this year (Ash Wednesday is February 10!) Here is how you can begin to prepare to make it a great season:
First, bring in your old palm crosses from last year’s Palm Sunday service. We will be burning them for the ashes for our Ash Wednesday service early this year! Baskets will be provided at the sanctuary entrance beginning this Sunday.
Second, plan now on coming to our Intergenerational Lenten Event on Saturday, February 6 (from 5-7 pm). We will have our Pancake Supper that night (we are making Shrove Tuesday a ‘movable feast’ this year!), enjoy our annual ‘Talent Show’, have several tables with suggestions for Lent for families available, and burn the ashes for the service on the following Wednesday night.
Some Significant News: