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November 9, 2018

Greetings E-news Friends,

Faith and Fear
In Mark 4:35-41, Jesus brings his disciples to a place were faith and fear collide. They have committed to follow him but they still hold on to their own concepts of how their lives should go and how this world should operate. The disciples in the boat are forced to decide what they believe more: the promises of God or their fears. Join us Sunday as we look at how faith in Jesus drives out our fears.

Christmas Dance Celebration
We have the opportunity to have this event again this year. It’s purpose is to celebrate Christmas and also provide funds for local missions like Hillcrest at Avondale. This is a life-changing ministry that help people who are homeless. It provides transition housing and training to help them successfully get on their feet and live a productive life.

Tickets for this event are $10 and 100% of the funds go to help those in need. It is also an event that your unchurched friends would enjoy, so plan to purchase a ticket for them and have them join you for this event.

Christmas Child Adoption
Members of the Briarcliff Church Prison Ministry, in coordination with the Beauty for Ashes faith-based reentry program, have prayerfully developed relationships with many of the men involved in the program at the Lansing Minimum Correctional Facility. They’ve seen how these men have repented and how God is healing and forgiving them. Restoring family relationships is a key component of the program.  We ask for your help in this healing process by inviting you to provide gifts the men can give to their children at the annual Family Christmas Banquet. There are still many children needing to be adopted. To find out more about why and how you can help, please click here. There will also be representatives in the lobby this weekend who can answer your questions and help you through the sign-up process.

Board Nomination
Each year we select two new Briarcliff Board members and two rotate off.  You may nominate a potential board member between November 4-11, 2018. The first step will be to read the Covenant for Board Members. Next, ask the person you want to nominate to read the Covenant and complete the form if they agree to being nominated. This Sunday, November 11, will be the last day for them to submit their form in the box in the lobby before 12:00 PM.

Briarcliff Students
This November Briarcliff Student’s will be learning about the Lord’s Supper, how it is connected with the ongoing covenant renewal and is ordained by the Lord Jesus himself. Wednesday, November 14th, Briarcliff Students will meet at Pastor Nate’s house at 6:30PM for a meal and to partake in the Lord’s Supper together. We look forward to this time spent with the students.

Pastor Nate’s | 17 NW 90th Terrace, Kansas City, MO 64155

READY Youth Conference | Briarcliff Students
Amidst a culture shifting like the tide, it is imperative that students are ready to defend “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3). So, mark your calendars for Ready, a youth conference held at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on January 25-26, 2019. This conference features the following guest speakers: Sam Bierig, Brian Davis, Rechab Gray, Owen Strachan, and Jared C. Wilson. An additional concert with nobigdyl. will be held on January 25. Click here to register today!

Part-Time Custodial Position
An opening for part-time custodial position is available beginning December 1, 2018. If interested, please click here to find the application. Please drop off your completed application at the church anytime Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. You will be notified regarding the receipt of your application and the next steps.        

Small Groups
Our mission at Briarcliff is to share the gospel, grow in community and serve others in a way that glorifies God. Small groups are a major part of growing in community. Most of our groups are partnering with the messages on Mark. This will be a meaningful and life-changing experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow in community. You can find out more HERE.   

UPCOMING EVENTS

Advent season begins - December 2

Christmas Dance Celebration - December 8, 5:00 and 7:00 PM

Renovation Dedication & Celebration - December 9, 5:00 PM

Christmas Eve Service - December 24, 2018, 5:00 PM

READY Youth Conference | Briarcliff Student - January 25th-26th

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November 2, 2018

Greetings E-news Friends,

The Kingdom of God

After Jesus was tempted for 40 days in the wilderness, he “began to preach, saying, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”’ [Matthew 4:17]. He was greatly misunderstood in the kingdom he was establishing. They envisioned a kingdom that would overthrow Rome, but Jesus had an eternal kingdom in mind. What does that kingdom look like and how can we be a part of it? Jesus gave three stories to illustrate it and we will find that we are a part of the stories. We will look at that in the next installment of this series in the Gospel of Mark.

Board Nomination

Each year we select two new Briarcliff Board members and two rotate off.  You may nominate a potential board member between November 4-11, 2018. The first step will be to read the Covenant for Board Members. Next, ask the person you want to nominate to read the Covenant and complete the form if they agree to being nominated. Ask them to drop the form in the box in the lobby on or before 2:00 PM November 11, 2018.  

Operation Christmas Child
We had a great packing party on October 13 and packed 1,400 shoeboxes.  Thanks to everyone who donated items, made jump ropes, prepared for the packing party, packed boxes and/or helped with shipping costs.  In case there are people who would like to pack individual boxes, there will be OCC boxes available this Sunday in the lobby. They would need to be returned the week of November 12-19.  Thanks!

Lansing Prison Ministry

The December 7 Christmas Banquet at the Lansing Correctional Facility is an event for Christian inmates to gather with their families, celebrate God, and mend relationships with their loved ones.  As a special blessing, each Christian inmate is allowed to give his child a gift. Last year, Briarcliff Church donated all of these wonderful gifts and we are once again calling upon the charitable hearts of our church to donate them again.  To find out more about why and how you can help, pleaseclick here.

Part-Time Custodial Position

An opening for part-time custodial position is available beginning December 1, 2018.

If interested, please click here to find the application. Please drop off your completed application at the church anytime Monday-Thursday from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. You will be notified regarding the receipt of your application and the next steps.        

Briarcliff Village Lighting Ceremony
Briarcliff Church consistently impacts our community.  We have the opportunity to assist the Briarcliff Village with their Christmas Lighting Ceremony.  The event will be on November 10 from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. It will be held within the Briarcliff Village Shops area.  Please help us connect with the community at this event by signing up to volunteerHERE.

Small Groups
Our mission at Briarcliff is to share the gospel, grow in community and serve others in a way that glorifies God. Small groups are a major part of growing in community. Most of our groups are partnering with the messages on Mark. This will be a meaningful and life-changing experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to grow in community. You can find out more HERE.   

UPCOMING EVENTS

Briarcliff Village Lighting Ceremony - November 10, 3:00-7:00 PM

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