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October 13, 2017

Greetings E-news Friends,

 

The story of God’s salvation-

The book of Exodus is a story of God’s salvation. It is also a story of our salvation. Do you recall when you first experienced His salvation? How might God use you to share with a friend or relative who has not experienced God’s power, setting them from the bondage of sin? Moses did not feel capable or confident when God called on him to lead the children of Israel to salvation. He came up with all kind of excuses. Is Moses your story? Is God nudging you to be a modern day Moses? I’m praying this next installment in our study of Exodus will be an encouragement for you to live out God’s salvation and be a modern day Moses.

 

Your journal

It’s great to see those of you who are now bringing your journal on Sunday and taking notes. It can be a very helpful next step as you recall how God spoke to you personally through His word. Come this Sunday expecting a whisper from God. Write it down, remember it and take action of HIs whispers.  

 

OCC Shoebox Packing Party

Plan now to be a part of packing shoeboxes on Saturday, October 21 beginning at 9 a.m. We know from experience that lives are eternally changed because they learn and respond to the gospel packed in each shoebox. Join with many others in this fun-filled and meaningful event. Sign up now.

 

Family Fall Fest

We will have the privilege of having hundreds of families from our community visit our campus at Family Fall Fest this year on October 28. Please plan to be a part of making it a great experience by volunteering. It will be fun, so sign up now.  

Thanks for your great response in bringing candy. This Sunday will be the last time for collecting candy.

 

Fuzzy Fall Retreat

On November 3-5, Briarcliff Church student ministry will  experience our  annual Fall Retreat at Freedom Bible Camp in Chariton, IA. We will meet at Briarcliff Church on Friday, November 3 at 4:45 p.m. and return on Sunday, November 5 approximately at 3:00 p.m.   

The retreat topic is “The church”.  Students will gain clarity about the purpose of the church as well as their role in the church.  In a retreat setting, the students will escape the distractions of daily life for a concentrated time of teaching, discussion, and application mixed in with some exciting activities. The registration fee is $20. Please register here by Wednesday, October 25.  Email with any questions.

 

Blessings,

Vernon

 

UPCOMING EVENTS   

OCC Shoebox Packing Party - October 21st

City Union Mission breakfast - October 21st, 7:00 AM

Fall Fest - October 28th, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

Student retreat - November 3-5th

October 6, 2017

Greetings E-news Friends,

Passover

     At this point in our study of Exodus, God’s people are holding on to his promises but remain slaves in Egypt. It is at this point God instructs the Hebrew people to commemorate their pending freedom with Passover -- a bloody, extended and specific practice. With seemingly so little in common with God’s people of that day, what is there for followers of Jesus to learn? How can an ancient ritual be life-changing for God’s people today? Join us Sunday as we unpack the gospel of God’s Passover.

The Lord’s Supper

    Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper at Passover. “On the night when he was betrayed, the Lord Jesus took some bread and gave thanks to God for it. Then he broke it in pieces and said, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this to remember me.”

    This Sunday will be a very meaningful time for the Lord’s Supper as we study about the first Passover and how it is connected to the gospel today.

Open House

    The newly renovated area for Briarcliff Kids and Students provides a great space for more kids, more students and more volunteers. As you visit the area this Sunday, see the visuals of the gospel being taught, share with the teachers and kids, you will catch a glimpse of all of what God is doing!   

    Plan to linger after worship service and enjoy the refreshments and excitement of this growing ministry.  

Discover Your Design (DYD)

    Great response to Discover Your Design. The October class is full.  The next class will be January 7 and 14, 2018.  The sign-up form will be available soon. Any questions, e-mail Charlene at .

OCC Shoebox Packing Party

    Plan now to be a part of packing 1400 shoeboxes on Saturday, October 21. We know from experience that lives are eternally changed because they learn and respond to the gospel packed in each shoe box. Join with many others in this fun filled and meaningful event. Sign up now.

Family Fall Fest

     We will have the privilege of having hundreds of families from our community visit our campus at Family Fall Fest this year on October 28. You can be a vital part of making it a great experience by volunteering. It will be fun, so sign up now.  

    Also, there are volunteers ready and waiting for candy to fill each bag that will be given out at the Family Fall Fest. So, bring tons of candy this Sunday!  

Blessings,

Vernon

UPCOMING EVENTS   

Discover Your Design - October 8th & 15th (full)

OCC Shoebox Packing Party - October 21st

City Union Mission breakfast - October 21st, 7:00 AM

Fall Fest - October 28th, 4:00 PM-6:00 PM

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