Weekly Bulletin

ESL Volunteers Needed

The ESL Ministry to adults at the Whispering Oaks apartment complex is looking for more volunteers to help with tutoring. ESL is offered on Saturdays from 12-1:30pm, but a weeknight could be added if we had enough volunteers. We also need donations of CD players to give to the students (for homework practice). If you are interested in learning about this ministry, email office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Baby Dedication
Sunday June 24

Our next baby dedication will be on Sunday, June 24. If you wish to have your baby dedicated during one of our Sunday morning services, please email office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Church Picnic | Sunday, June 24

Acts 2:46 “They were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart.” Please come to the church-wide picnic! Make new friends and catch up with old friends. LRC will provide the meat and drinks. If your last name begins with A-P, please bring a salad or side dish for 8-10 people. If your last name begins with Q-Z, please bring a dessert for 8-10 people. We will start right after the service.

Two Ways to Support PDHC: 
Walk for Life July 21 and Baby Shower

Come to the Walk for Life on Saturday July 21 along the Scioto Mile at Audubon Metro Park. This event will be family friendly with lots of activities. We hope you can participate as a walker or as a sponsor to a walker. Also, the Women’s Outreach Ministry invites you to join in a church-wide “baby shower” in support of PDHC’s expectant women and their babies. We will be collecting items at LRC on June 24 and July 1. Please visit the table in the Fellowship Hall this Sunday for more information.

Fresh Wind | Sundays beginning July 1

The pastors communicated a vision of being a church led by the Spirit throughout our Empowered series. To inch us closer to this reality, our pastors are facilitating a church-wide opportunity this summer to seek Him. Beginning July 1, from 9-9:40am, join with others to pray for revival in our church and country, the Discover Life outreach, the Sunday service, and for whatever else as He leads. Fresh Wind will be in the Fellowship Hall. 

Save the Date for Sports Camp
Saturday, July 14

Save the Date for this year's Family Sports Camp, which will be a one-day event on July 14.

Sunday Preview: Justice

There is not any doubt that Jesus came to proclaim justice. But over the last several decades, the meaning of justice has been dividing churches, Christian colleges, and denominations. What is justice? How does it relate to the mission of the church? And what is my individual responsibility to fight for justice?

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Chris Martin seeks to bring light to these questions. We will also celebrate our dads and hear form one dad seeking to find the balance between work and home. 

June Linworth Life

Highlights from May...

  • Fourteen people met to inspire the God-given creativity in each other at the Creative Night on May 3.
  • Ten people learned how to communicate their testimony in written form at the Writing Your Testimony Class on May 3. 
  • Fifteen Lifeline high school graduates were recognized on Sunday morning May 6.
  • Corey Baugher’s class on Numbers and Deuteronomy wrapped up on May 7.
  • Mothers received delicious treats and had their pictures taken with their families at the Mother’s Day Photo Booth on May 13.  
  • Linworth Homeschool Ministry families gathered for a day of games and food to end the school year at the LHM Field Day on May 11.
  • "Pieces," the Women’s Mini Retreat on May 11, was attended by 25 women. Speaker Diane Cartolano shared how God takes the broken pieces of our lives and makes beautiful things with them. Lovely quilts made by LRC members were on display.  
  • Eleven men from LRC braved the elements at the Wilderness Retreat in the Allegheny National Forest from May 17-20. 
  • Ten families were served by the LRC Food Pantry in May.

Weekly Bulletin

A Conversation About Race and Racism
Thursday, June 14, 7-8:30pm

Our pastors have a vision for LRC to grow in diversity—to reflect the future Kingdom of Heaven that will be populated from every “tongue, tribe, and nation.” To get there, we want to facilitate a greater level understanding of our differences so we can ensure LRC is a welcoming place. To move forward in that goal, Pastor Chris will host this discussion on race and racism. If you would like to attend, email office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Ballroom Dancing Lesson
Friday, June 15, 7-10pm

Ladies and gentlemen! Singles of all ages! Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance but weren’t sure how to go about doing it? The Singles of LRC have the answer. Come to a no-stress, fun-filled night to start the process in a relaxing atmosphere filled with friends from LRC. You are invited to a ballroom dancing lesson given by none other than our own Alen Buckeye. Please bring a snack food or beverage to share. Email wolfgangg8r@aol.comto RSVP or if you want to be added to our Facebook group.

Women's Study | The Quest by Beth Moore
Tuesdays at 10am, Wednesdays at 7pm 

Due to popular demand, we have added an evening meeting in addition to the Tuesday 10am study. Beginning Wednesday June 13 through July 25, we will meet at Laurie Miller’s home in Powell (at 7pm). To sign up, email women@linworthroadchurch.com, and indicate Tues 10am or Wednesday 7pm. There is no charge for this study.

Church Picnic | Sunday, June 24

Acts 2:46 “They were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart.” Please come to the church-wide picnic! Make new friends and catch up with old friends. LRC will provide the meat and drinks. If your last name begins with A-P, please bring a salad or side dish for 8-10 people. If your last name begins with Q-Z, please bring a dessert for 8-10 people. We will start right after the service.

Discover Life Prayer Cards

Don't forget to fill out two prayer cards for the Discover Life! series coming in August. Return one of them to the church so the staff and pastors can join you in praying for your friends.

Sunday Preview: Hospitality

In this message, we continue in our three-week series A Mission for Everyone. Jesus came to seek and save that which is lost. (Luke 19:10)  He left the 99 to search for the one lost sheep. (Luke 15:4) How can we join Him in that which He cares for? We will explore an old, yet up-to-date, method of communicating the gospel to others and making disciples. It is a simple way to be where Jesus is. 

Be sure to join us and include a friend as Pastor Chris Martin continues in this Mission series. Remember, we have one service this summer, at 10am.

Weekly Bulletin

Baptism Sunday, June 24

We would love to support you in taking a step of faith by being baptized. For more information, go to linworthroadchurch.com/baptism

A Conversation About Race and Racism
Thursday, June 14, 7-8:30pm

Our pastors have a vision for LRC to grow in diversity—to reflect the future Kingdom of Heaven that will be populated from every “tongue, tribe and nation.” To get there, we want to facilitate a greater level understanding of our differences so we can ensure LRC is a welcoming place. To move forward in that goal, Pastor Chris will host this discussion on race and racism. If you would like to attend, email office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Ballroom Dancing Lesson
Friday, June 15, 7-10pm

Ladies and gentlemen! Singles of all ages! Have you ever wanted to learn how to dance but weren’t sure how to go about doing it? The Singles of LRC have the answer. Come to a no-stress, fun-filled night to start the process in a relaxing atmosphere filled with friends from LRC. You are invited to a ballroom dancing lesson given by none other than our own Alen Buckeye. Please bring a snack food or beverage to share. Email wolfgangg8r@aol.comto RSVP or if you want to be added to our Facebook group.

Women's Study--The Quest by Beth Moore
Tuesdays at 10am, Wednesdays at 7pm 

Due to popular demand, we have added an evening meeting in addition to the Tuesday 10am study. Beginning Wednesday June 13 through July 25, we will meet at Laurie Miller’s home in Powell (at 7pm). To sign up, email women@linworthroadchurch.com, and indicate Tues 10am or Wednesday 7pm. There is no charge for this study.

Church Picnic
Sunday, June 24 

Acts 2:46 “They were taking their meals together with gladness and sincerity of heart.” Please come to the church-wide picnic! Make new friends and catch up with old friends. LRC will provide the meat and drinks. If your last name begins with A-P, please bring a salad or side dish for 8-10 people. If your last name begins with Q-Z, please bring a dessert for 8-10 people. We will start right after the service.

Water Evangelism, Saturdays all Summer

Join our Saturday morning team and help share the gospel by handing out bottles of water at the Worthington Farmers Market. It is an easy and non-threatening way to begin an evangelism journey. You simply say, “Would you like a free water bottle?” If you’re interested, please email Dale at missions@linworthroadchurch.com

Sunday Preview: Chris Old & Awaken Church

The book of Acts ends with Paul talking about Jesus while under house arrest. What a compelling picture of his relentless pursuit to serve Jesus. It is a perfect bookend to a book beginning with a prophecy on how the gospel will spread to the whole world. How can we continue the book of Acts today? A significant part of Linworth’s strategy is to plant churches in spiritually needy communities where the gospel can be lived and proclaimed. To help us envision our future, we are reaching into our past. Chris Old, who led a church plant from Linworth in 2010, is returning to tell the story of Awaken Church. Joining him is a member of the church planting team and a young woman recently introduced to Awaken. Each perspective will help us appreciate how God grows His Kingdom and us through bold steps of faith.

Weekly Bulletin

Water Evangelism, Saturdays all Summer

Join our Saturday morning team and help share the gospel by handing out bottles of water at the Worthington Farmers Market. It is an easy and non-threatening way to begin an evangelism journey. You simply say, “Would you like a free water bottle?” If you’re interested, please email Dale at missions@linworthroadchurch.com

Men's Ministry, "The Heart of Man" Movie

The LRC Men's Ministry is sponsoring a showing of the movie "The Heart of Man,” the story of the relentless pursuit of the Father for His prodigal son, paralleled with modern-day stories of loss, brokenness, hope, redemption, and rescue out of darkness into light. We have an invitation to dine at the Father's Table, free of shame, fully known and fully loved. We encourage every male age 13 and older to come. A light breakfast will be served prior to the movie. Email office@linworthroadchurch.com if you would like to attend.

Middle School Ministry
Wednesdays, 7-9pm 

The LifeLine Middle School Ministry is moving to Wednesday evenings, starting June 13! We will meet at the church from 7-9pm. Email Alex Fabian at alexf@linworthroadchurch.com if you have questions.

One Service this Summer
June 3-September 2, 10am

As previously announced, this summer we will have only one Sunday morning service. Our service will begin at 10am from June 3-September 2.

Discover Life
August 1, 8, and 15

Starting August 1, for three consecutive Wednesdays, we will be showing a series of videos designed to introduce our non-Christian friends to Jesus Christ, and help new believers to grow in their faith. Each week will consist of a meal, an Alpha video message, a brief discussion, and dessert. Please bring your friends who need to hear the gospel and have their questions answered. Volunteers are needed to help out each evening! If you are interested in using your gifts to help with this church-wide outreach, email the office at office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Church Office Closed Memorial Day

This weekend, remember those in the military who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. The LRC office will be closed Monday May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.

Mid-Year Report

Dear Linworth,

As we head into the summer months, it is beneficial to look back on the first six months of our ministry year, 2017-2018. 

Our theme this year is anchored in 1 Corinthians 4:20: For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power. Desiring to experience this more fully was the reason behind our series on the Holy Spirit from the book of Acts. Together we have freshly sought to explore the meaning of becoming a people of His presence. What does it mean to be filled with, immersed in, the Spirit? I am grateful for this study, and find that I am personally more aware of His Presence on an everyday basis. His Presence is what we all truly long for. He is the end of our all our desires. The prayer of our elders is that we may we become a people of His presence. 

This theme also inspired what we have called Encounter--evenings given to worship and experiencing His presence. Approximately 80-90 have participated each night, and many of you have responded to the call to receive prayer.   

Finally, this theme has inspired tremendous conversations within our pastoral care and discipleship team. This is a team of men and women (pastors and life group shepherds) charged with helping our body do the things Jesus did (1 John 2:6). We have developed a list of what would characterize a life group where the work of the Spirit is evident. These characteristics will help us lead our life groups into the future.    

As we conclude the Acts series at the end of May, we will turn our attention to a three week series called “A Mission For Everyone,” and then begin our summer Old Testament series on 2 Samuel. 

As we head into the summer, let me encourage you now to think/pray about someone you could bring to our Discover Life series beginning in late July. This Alpha-type course will introduce non-Christians to Jesus and help ground new Christians in their faith. Is there a friend you can bring? 

Summer Schedule Highlights:
 

June 2 Heart of Man Men’s Ministry event
June 3 Missions series begins
June 17 Father’s Day
June 21-22 Pastors Conference
June 24 Second Samuel series begins
June 24 All-Church Picnic
 
July 9-11 Sports Camp
July 15-21 Lifeline Appalachia Service Project trip
July 23 Survey for one service feedback goes out
July 27 Encounter
July 29 Town Hall for one service feedback

Aug 1, 8, 15 Discover Life
August 7-9 Ohio Pastors Retreat
August 18 or 25 Leader Retreat

Our financial report covers the six month time period from September to February. For that time period, our giving and income are above our budgeted expenses by 1%. Expenses for that same time period are 1% below projections. We thank God for His faithfulness and generosity as He works through you. If you have yet to participate in this realm of worship and discipleship, we encourage you to prayerfully begin by seeking God and committing to a set offering each month. Your participation in this work will help us extend what we do in our city and will be a great source of joy and growth in your own life.

Please feel free to approach me or any of our elders with any questions or concerns you may have.

Weekly Bulletin

Men's Ministry--"The Heart of Man" Movie

The LRC Men's Ministry is sponsoring a showing of the movie "The Heart of Man,” the story of the relentless pursuit of the Father for His prodigal son, paralleled with modern-day stories of loss, brokenness, hope, redemption, and rescue out of darkness into light. We have an invitation to dine at the Father's Table, free of shame, fully known and fully loved. We encourage every male age 13 and older to come. A light breakfast will be served prior to the movie. Email office@linworthroadchurch.com if you would like to attend.

Comparative Religions Class
Mondays, June 4-August 13, 7pm

You won’t want to miss Cory Baugher’s next Knowing the Bible Class! This class will compare the religions of Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Mystery Religions, and Gnosticism. Join us on Monday evenings at 7pm from June 4 through August 13, in the LRC Fellowship Hall. Please register for this class at https://www.knowingthebible.net/.

Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays, June 5-July 10, 10am

Take time this summer to refresh yourself in the Word. We will be studying The Quest by Beth Moore. We ask God many questions, but He asks us questions as well. Through these questions, we draw intimately near to God. Join us for this six-week study which will meet on Tuesdays at 10am. If you’re interested, please email women@linworthroadchurch.com

Link your Kroger Card to LRC

By linking your Kroger Plus card with LRC, Kroger will contribute a portion of what you spend at Kroger to the church. We use this money to send students with financial need to student ministry events. This is a free program, and it does not affect your fuel rewards. Go to Kroger.com, click Savings and Rewards, and then Kroger Community Rewards to create an account. LRC is listed as Linworth Road Community Church, #80885. Thank you!

One Service this Summer
June 3-September 2, 10am

As previously announced, this summer we will have only one Sunday morning service. Our service will begin at 10am from June 3-September 2.

Sunday Preview: Empowered to Suffer Well

Scripture: Acts 16:16-34

The Bible promises, in multiple places, that every believer will experience suffering and sorrow at some point in life. In Acts 16, we see that even the very place that the Lord led Paul and his missionary team, for the purpose of ministry, came with troubles and suffering. When thinking about situations like this in your life, how do you respond? Do you resort to fear? Do you worry? Do you question God? These are normal responses to suffering for human beings. But, as we continue in the book of Acts, we will see that Paul and Silas respond to significant suffering in a much different way through the power of the Holy Spirit.   
 
Join us this Sunday as Pastor Nick LoSchiavo explores these questions as we journey through the book of Acts, and include a friend.

Weekly Bulletin

One on One Mentoring

The specific intent of this ministry is to help every believer have a solid foundation for living out his/her faith. To do this, we pair up newer or younger believers with more experienced believers. They agree to meet six times using a pre-set curriculum as a point of reference. If you are interested in being mentored or being a mentor, email office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Comparative Religions Class
Mondays, June 4-August 13, 7pm

You won’t want to miss Cory Baugher’s next Knowing the Bible Class! This class will compare the religions of Hinduism, Judaism, Islam, Mystery Religions, and Gnosticism. Join us on Monday evenings at 7pm from June 4 through August 13, in the LRC Fellowship Hall. Please register for this class at https://www.knowingthebible.net/.

Summer Women's Bible Study
Tuesdays, June 5-July 10, 10am

Take time this summer to refresh yourself in the Word. We will be studying The Quest by Beth Moore. We ask God many questions, but He asks us questions as well. Through these questions, we draw intimately near to God. Join us for this six-week study which will meet on Tuesdays at 10am. If you’re interested, please email women@linworthroadchurch.com

Happy Mother's Day
Sunday, May 13

Thank you to all the mothers who so selflessly serve their loved ones every day. May you feel much love and appreciation today. This Sunday, don’t forget “Muffins with Mom” in the elementary wing! Also, grab your loved ones and jump in the photo booth, located in the Fellowship Hall, for a fun Mother’s Day picture!

One Service this Summer
June 3-September 2, 10am

As previously announced, this summer we will have only one Sunday morning service. Our service will begin at 10am from June 3-September 2.

Sunday Preview: Empowered to Hear

Scripture: Acts 16:1-10

What do Christians mean when they say, "God spoke to me"?
 
When Vice President Mike Pence said that Jesus has spoken to him, Joy Behar of ABC’s The View said this: “It’s one thing to talk to Jesus. It’s another thing when Jesus talks to you. That’s called mental illness if I’m not correct. Hearing voices.” If Behar had a problem with our vice president, I am afraid she would share an equal concern about Peter, Paul, and the other heroes profiled in the book of Acts. The author Luke repeatedly states, “The Spirit said” when referencing how early Christians experienced personal guidance.   

What did that look like? How did the Spirit speak? Can God speak to us today in the same way? Can we hear Him when we are discouraged, lonely, or at a fork in the road?  Join us Sunday as Pastor Chris Martin explores these questions as we journey through the book of Acts, and include a friend.

May Linworth Life

Highlights from April...

  • 74 people gathered for the Easter Sunrise service. The Lifeline band provided the worship music, with Lifeline Director Alex Fabian giving the message. 
  • We had 14 new visitors on Easter morning.
  • Eleven new families attended the Linworth Homeschool Ministry Open House on April 6.
  • About 80 of us gathered to worship and pray at the Encounter worship event on April 27.
  • On April 29, over 200 participated in Orphan World Relief's 7th annual SuperHero Run. The race raised over $8,000 for orphans and kids at-risk as well as supported efforts for the Hilliard Davidson Band to buy new instruments for kids in their community. 
  • Three patients were treated at the Linworth Free Clinic in April.
  • Six families were served by the LRC Food Pantry in April.

Weekly Bulletin

One Service this Summer
June 3-September 2, 10am

As previously announced, this summer we will have only one Sunday morning service. Our service will begin at 10am from June 3-September 2.

Baptism
Sunday, May 27

We would love to support you in taking a step of faith by being baptized. For more information, go to linworthroadchurch.com/baptism

Women's Mini-Retreat: "Pieces"
Friday, May 11, 7pm

God takes the pieces of our lives and makes beautiful things with them. Speaker Diane Cartolano will give her testimony. We will also have a quilt show featuring beautiful artistry from Jo Hearon, Lori Foor, and Laurie Miller. Ladies, don’t miss this retreat! Sign up by emailing women@linworthroadchurch.com

Food Drive

The LRC Food Pantry is one of the ministries through which we reach out to and serve the community, as well as members of our own church body. We team up with Mid-Ohio Food Bank to help maximize the amount of food that we can get per dollar. Although we purchase most of our food from them, we are currently in need of specific items to add to our pantry. If you are interested in contributing, please pick up a bag and a list in the LRC lobby. Thanks for your help!

Sunday Preview: Empowered for Unity

Scripture: Acts 15

We live in a world of broken relationships--in families, in communities, and in other institutions. Praise God that He has raised up the church to be a place where peace and harmony reign. But what happens when disagreements do arise in the church? And what about church conflicts that are centered on theological questions? How does the church navigate the difficult waters of theological disputes? This is the very situation facing the early church in Acts 15.  
 
Come this Sunday--and bring a friend--as guest speaker John Hopler teaches through Acts 15.

Weekly Bulletin

One Service this Summer
June 3-September 2, 10am

As previously announced, this summer, we will have only one Sunday morning service. Our service will begin at 10am from June 3-September 2.

Encounter Worship Night
Tonight! Friday, April 27, 7pm

Encountering God brings new strength, healing, and transformation. That is the goal of this worship event called, simply, Encounter. By interspersing prayer, singing, and scripture, our desire is to become more fully alive in Him and more aware of the Holy Spirit’s work in our lives. Children are welcome. 

Creative Night
Thursday, May 3, 6:30pm

Our previous meetings have been truly incredible as we've met to inspire, empower, and release the God-given creativity in all of us. We are confident this upcoming Creative Night will be just as amazing! We know you will have unique input on a project idea we've been dreaming up. If you are not sure if Creative Night is for you, come anyway! We would love for you to check it out and experience what God may already be stirring within you.

Writing Your Testimony Class
Thursday, May 3, 7pm

Your testimony is the second greatest story ever told! We all have a story to tell--a story of how we were before and after Christ changed our lives. This is a great opportunity to learn how to share your faith in a non-threatening way by writing about what God has done in your life. It allows you to have something to give someone as a way of sharing your faith. Please RSVP to office@linworthroadchurch.com, or just show up to the class. We would love to have you there!

Senior Recognition
Sunday, May 6, 11:15 service

High school seniors! The church would like to celebrate this milestone in your life. To make sure that everyone is included, please contact AlexF@LinworthRoadChurch.com by May 3indicating: 1) That you plan to participate in this event; 2) Name of high school from which you are graduating; 3) Name of the college you plan to attend, or other post-graduation plans; and 4) What you plan to study in college, if applicable.

Discover Life!

Starting the week of July 29, for three consecutive weeks, we will show three Alpha videos designed to introduce our non-Christian friends to Jesus Christ. The time will consist of a meal, some fun, and a gospel message, followed by a brief discussion and dessert. Volunteers are needed! If you are interested in using your gifts to help with this church-wide outreach, please email office@linworthroadchurch.com.

Sunday Preview: Empowered to Send

Scripture: Acts 13

Much of the success of the early church can be attributed to hearing God’s voice and following His guidance. Our failure to follow this example--listening carefully and boldly obeying--is the most underutilized resource in the world today. Of course, hearing God’s voice is easier said than done, but God still speaks today, calls people to specific tasks, and blesses them as they step out in obedience.
 
We hope you can join us this Sunday as Tom Short continues our study in the book of Acts and helps us discover how we can apply this important spiritual lesson.

From Pastor Chris

Linworth,
 
Below is a recap of an announcement I made on Sunday regarding our move to one service over the summer months.  Please take a few minutes to review it. 
 
Also, remember that this Friday night is Encounter, an evening where we have very little agenda but to worship.  Our goal is to seek Him, meet with Him, and ask the Holy Spirit to lead.   
 
At our last Encounter the Holy Spirit led us to pray together for a man suffering from an illness.  With his permission, we are going to share an update to your sincere prayers.  God is answering and moving powerfully in this man’s life and we want to share what He is doing. 
 
The evening will include an opportunity for anyone to receive prayer.  Many of you have sought prayer on these evenings and been incredibly blessed sensing His love and comfort.  We have a God capable of doing anything. 
 
Then on Sunday morning we are excited to have Tom Short communicate the next message in our Empowered Series.  The theme is Empowered to Send from Acts chapter 13.  This pivot point in the book of Acts records the church’s initial missionary endeavors.  Tom speaks from a place of having traveled around the world engaged in the same mission that propelled Paul and Barnabas.
 
Finally, in the afternoon is the Orphan Run sponsored by Orphan World Relief.  Linworth is proud to be one of the sponsors of this event. If you are doing the Orphan Run, be sure to join us first service.  It is going to be an exciting weekend around Linworth.  We look forward to all that God is going to do. 
 
Alive by mercy,
 
Pastor Chris



Sunday Service Schedule Change (June 3rd thru September 2nd)
 
Over the last year, we have been discussing the merits of having one Sundaymorning service or two.  As you might expect, there are pros and cons under each scenario.  While we believe the decision is largely one of identity, mission and purpose, we cannot readily dismiss the practical and logistical questions. 
 
Your input through the process has been very helpful.  Thank you!  The elders have discussed the relevant issues and sought advice from those outside the church.  Most importantly, we have prayed fervently over this decision.  Presently, we do not yet possess complete peace with either direction.
 
Here is what we are going to do to discern our way forward; we would like to actually experience it.  So, beginning June 3rd, we are going to have one Sundayservice.  We will continue with one service through Labor Day, September 2nd.  The service will start at 10:00 am.  Many multi-service churches do this same thing over the summer, so it is not completely out of the norm. 
 
Halfway through the Summer we will seek your feedback and begin to evaluate.  By early August, we will make a final decision for moving forward --- either staying with one service or returning to two.  We will assess related to three things --- how it impacts our mission, our sense of community, and our children (both in terms of volunteers and logistics).  
 
We know whatever direction we choose will not please everyone.  Therefore, we ask everyone try to see the larger picture we are all aiming for; that is, creating a community that welcomes the spiritually lost and puts them on a pathway to become fully alive, fully mature and fully on-mission for Christ.

We are about making followers of Jesus, and this decision is ultimately is about the best strategy to accomplish that.