she rises

Ladies of LIFEHouse ….

We will be hosting a “mini” She Rises women’s conference this Sunday, July 19 from 12:00 – 5: 00 p.m.  in Natterstad Hall. This is for Middle School age women on up. Due to COVID19 , the annual conference was held on line this year and is available on-demand .  Be sure to bring your own lunches and snacks, All safe health protocols will be in place.

“”She Rises Conference gathers women of all ages and backgrounds and from all over the world and this year it will be ONLINE! The gathering started as “GodChicks” and has grown from a mere handful to thousands who come together to be inspired, to learn, to worship, to laugh, throw confetti…eat chocolate and drink coffee .

In a time when there is so much uncertainty, isolation, and chaos in our own worlds we want to host a conference that is centered around the GRACE & TRUTH of God! He calls us His beloved daughters, encouraging us to truly be a force on the earth for good when our world so desperately needs hope. We want to reclaim ground. Join us as we hear great messages, as we worship God, as we engage with each other, as our hearts and lives are healed, and new friendships are made!  Be a part of the family…it really won’t be the same without you.”

M-F@ noon this week, we will have an online Bible study led by PD. Everyone will participate on Zoom.

We will study Galatians together, with teaching and discussion. If you want to watch on smartphone or iPad, download the “Zoom Cloud Meetings” app. Then click the link below.

If you are using desktop or laptop, just click on link and follow the instructions.

 

Meeting ID: 753 674 1239

Last weekend, we had a wonderful meal with friends from Pacifica Institute and Valley Vineyard. A great opportunity for Christians and Muslims to share fellowship and learning together.

Following dinner we had a very interesting presentation on “Mary in the Quran”, by Dr. Zeki Saritoprak, professor of Islamic Studies at John Carroll University. We learned of the similarities and differences between Muslim and Christian teachings on the mother of Jesus.

Here are some pictures from the event.

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We will have prayer and blessing of all teachers@ worship this Sunday, 10 a.m. Starting the new school year knowing God is with you and your friends in Christ are supporting you and praying for you is a powerful testimony of community.

If you are a teacher/administrator/school staff, come and be blessed. If you know of any teachers, invite them, as well!

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As we begin a new school year we take this time to bless our young people as they continue their learning in the schools they attend. We will take time in worship to bless and pray for students and their families.
Come join us and invite any friends who are students this year!

 

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Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
    the fruit of the womb a reward.
 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
    are the children[a] of one’s youth.
Blessed is the man
    who fills his quiver with them!

(Psalm 127:3-5 ESV)

Nancy and I are grandparents three times over now with the birth of Alexis Emily on May 15.

Adding to the quiver…

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We had an awesome Via de Cristo spiritual retreat last weekend up at Sierra Christian Service Camp in Posey! LIFEhouse was well represented, including TC Christopher, the leader of the event. TC was a great model leading and serving with joy!

A wonderful time of renewal was experienced by all. Thank you for all your prayer support!