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September 16 - 22

Sunday | Sep. 16

Today's Message

Our “Declaration of Independence”

Genesis 3 | Mark Mitchell | Introducing God Week 2

Message Notes Video/Audio

Today's Announcements

Congregational Vote: FY2019 Budget

Online voting to affirm the FY19 Budget begins today! Members, check your email for a voting link.

Introducing God

  • IG Testimony: Romeo Martinez
  • This Weeks Book Recommendation: If I were God, I'd End All the Pain – John Dickson

Fall Classes

  • Bible Study Essentials for Women: Colossians (Lindsey Smith) will be offered on Sunday mornings, Sept 9 to Oct 28, 8:30-9:45 AM in the CLS Library:
  • Financial Peace University (Robin Search) will be offered Sept 15 - Nov 10 on Saturday mornings, 10 AM - 12 PM in CLS Room 154
  • Robin Boisvert will continue his Spurgeon Room Studies series with “Knowing God”, which will be offered Saturday mornings in the Spurgeon Room, 9 - 11 AM, Sept 15 to Nov 17. More info here.

Church Life

Discovery Land

  • Adventure Check-In is in the main lobby after kids attend worship with parents
  • Many positions are still open for volunteers - as of Sept 16, the openings are:
    • Nursery/Toddler - week 1 & 2 adults and teens
    • Discover 2yr & 3yr - week 1, 2, 4 adults and teens. Weeks 1 & 2 coordinator
    • Explore 4 - week 1, 2 adults and teens
    • Adventure - week 1, 2 adults and teens
    • Family Paging - week 1
    • Welcome/Help Desk - week 4
    • Drama Leader - week 3 & 4
    • Musicians/Worshippers - week 1, 2, 3, 4
    • Puppeteers - week 1, 2, 3
  • New Children’s Ministry Director: Leanne Keeler!

Discovery Land

Middle School/High School

HIGH SCHOOL

  • High School Meetings: Wednesday night meetings (7-9 PM) will return this Fall for high school students!  Todd Keeler will be running these meetings and doing most of the teaching.
    • Starting September 12th, High School students will meet in the Edwards Room (south lobby of church) the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month for worship, teaching, fellowship, and games.
    • On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month starting September 19th, high school students plan to meet in discipleship groups in various home locations.
    • Look out for an email soon with more details and information on these two exciting opportunities!

MIDDLE SCHOOL

  • Middle School Meetings: Middle school students have an opportunity to hear teaching, play games, and interact with other students! JD Garris will be leading these times with the middle school students.
    • Starting September 19th, meetings will begin in the Edwards Room (south lobby of church) on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month 6:30 - 8 PM.
    • On the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month starting September 26th, middle school students will be meeting in various homes doing bible studies.
    • The leaders and locations of these homes are still being decided. An email will be sent out in the coming weeks with detailed information for middle school families!

Classes/Workshops

Financial Peace University: Saturdays, 10 AM -12 PM, Sept 15 - Nov 10. Video series on a biblical approach to living debt-free, taught by Christian author Dave Ramsey. (Host: Robin Search)

Spurgeon Room Studies: Knowing God, Do you want to study what the Bible teaches about God's existence, sovereignty, omnipotence, omniscience and other perfections? Join us as Robin Boisvert walks us through a Theological study of God, His attributes and actions. Saturdays, 9-11 AM, Sept 15 - Nov 17

Bible Study Essentials for Women: Sundays, 8:30-9:45 AM, Sept 9 - Oct 28. A study of Paul’s letter to the Colossians for all women who want to learn the basics of Bible study. (Host: Lindsey Smith)

Classes/Workshops

Missions

LOCAL

4 Front Moms: Please join us on Thursday, September 20 at 9:30am. Paula, mom of 2 young adults, found herself somewhere she never imagined she'd be: ministering to refugees in camps along the Syrian border ...But God showed her how he had been preparing her for that all along, through all the experiences of her life. What might he be preparing you for? And how might He use you, with your unique gifts and experiences, right where you find yourself? More info and registration here.

GLOBAL

  • Uganda 2019: Interested in missions? Enjoy people and sunshine? Consider joining the team headed to Uganda from January 2-13. For more information please see the Take A Trip page on the website. Applications are being accepted.
  • Upcoming: Sending Our Best to Central Asia on Thursday, Sept 27 at 7:30 PM in the Edwards Room. Come & hear from one of our own who is taking the gospel to Central Asia.

Volunteer

  • Discovery Land: Volunteers welcome at all grade levels! Register to invest in the next generation of our church.
  • Introducing God: Help with the Drink Team (September 9-October 28). Register here.
  • Shuttle Bus Driver: Help drive the shuttle bus once a month on a Sunday morning. Email info@covlife.org.
  • Production Team Volunteers:  Want reserved seating, an exclusive backstage pass, and phone charging access on Sundays? If so, come join the production team! We have volunteer opportunities in sound, video and lighting. Prior experience not necessary as training is available. If interested, contact Patrick Chung at pchung@covlife.org.
  • Greeting Team Volunteers: Join the Greeting Team on Sunday mornings! Email info@covlife.org to get linked up with the Team Leader!  
  • Administrative Help: Come help us in the office! Whether you can help with minor printouts or take over the admin responsibilities for an entire event or project. We could use all the help we can get! Email info@covlife.org to get plugged in.
  • Committee Members: If you are interested in participating in any of the following groups, please email Mark Mitchell at mmitchell@covlife.org.
    • Financial Advisory Committee
    • Human Resources Advisory Committee
    • Building and Grounds Advisory Committee
    • Adoption Fund Committee
    • Child Protection Advisory Committee (new)
  • 4Front Moms: Looking for Discovery Land approved volunteers who have time on Thursday morning, Sept 20 to help watch children so that moms can enjoy a time of focused-fellowship. Contact Beth at bkraatz@covlife.org

Prayer

Prayer

Giving, Job Opportunities, Classifieds

Giving:

Month to date: September

Actual:  $176,322 

Budget: $166,200  

Variance: $10,122  (6.1%)

Year to date

Actual: $176,322 

Budget: $166,200 

Variance: $10,122 (6.1%)

Job Opportunities:

Classifieds