The dog days of summer are on their way. Are you ready for the heat? Speaking of heat I like parking my car in the shade. The only shade available at the church is on the gravel driveway on the south end. If you come by the church and don’t see my car in the parking lot make sure it isn’t parked in the shade!
This summer I’m preaching a series of sermons out of the book of Acts. We will explore how the church experiences the love and presence of Jesus through the power of the Holy Spirit as we share the love of God! The series will concentrate on the first twelve chapters so feel free to read ahead if you would like. The book of Acts is by the same author as the gospel of Luke and is a continuation of that story. We read about how the disciples and the early church were empowered by the Holy Spirit to live out their faith in Jesus as they followed his instruction to them. Jesus says:
“you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.” Acts 1:8 Common English Bible. We are called by to do the same. We are his witnesses, empowered by the Holy Spirit in this time and place! What might that look like? That is what we will explore in this summer sermon series! See you on Sunday!
Pastor Derek 509-380-2263, email@example.com
Riverview United Methodist Women News!
ATTENTION!!!! It’s Country Store time again. Saturday, October 27th will be the Country Store. Those of you who want to contribute craft items, it’s time to get busy. We’ll once again have baked goods, white elephants and will be serving lunch. If you’re interested in having a vendor table, talk to Aneda Evans. Mark your calendars. More information to come.
Youth Group News!
The Youth Group will take a summer break. We will have at least one youth event during the summer. Details will be announced on the Youth Group Facebook Page. More details to come! Enjoy your summer break!
June/July Volunteers Needed for the Kitchen! We need more volunteers to help with kitchen clean up each Sunday after the Fellowship time. If you would like to help, please talk to Darlene Bafus (544-9327).
Would you like to provide cookies or snacks for the Fellowship time after the service? Please sign up on the volunteer clipboard when you go through the snack line.
Across the Pacific Northwest there is an ordinary revival brewing. Churches are moving from: Fragmented Isolation TONeighborhood Presence Religious Consumerism TOCollaborative Participation Unrecognized PrivilegeTO Equitable Inclusion A Scarcity Lens TOAbundant Ecology Toxic Charity TOCommunity Caring On July 13 and 14, we will gather in Richland, WA at Central United Protestant Church (CUP) to celebrate what God is already doing in our midst and to plot towards what is possible. We will reignite our communal imagination towards God’s work in our neighborhoods and nurture the culture shift of churches and leadership as we cast a vision for the next 10 years. Who Should Attend? Congregation members and Leaders within the church should consider attending. Local practitioners who are already joining in what God is doing in the everyday life of their town, village, or neighborhood.
For more information: http://www.pnwumc.org/event/love-thy-neighbor-tri-cities-gathering-for-ordinary-revival/