After weeks of crazy winter weather coating our roads with layers of dangerousness, we’re excited to be back in church tomorrow! The forecast promises a spring-like day. In fact, it’s time to Spring Forward. Set your clocks ahead 1 hour tonight, so you’ll be on time for church in the morning.
Due to last week’s weather events, Pastor Jeff plans a double “20•15 in 2015” day. In the morning, we’ll return to our reading from a week ago with a focus on our faith in God. Tomorrow evening, Pastor Jeff will bring a message from this past week’s reading which answers a huge question Jesus raised in Mark 12. Smiling, Pastor Jeff asks, “So, why not join us for both a.m./p.m. to make up for last week?”
Note: Winter weather and dangerous road conditions persuaded us to cancel services on February 18, March 1, and March 4, as well as postpone the Annual Business Meeting (originally scheduled for March 1 and rescheduled for March 22) and our Dine & Derby event (originally scheduled for February 22 and to be rescheduled).
The next election is coming up Tuesday, April 7. The last day you can register to vote in this election is this Wednesday, March 11. For a preview of the candidates and issues on the ballot, click here.
Due to inclement weather, our March breakfast was rescheduled for this Thursday, March 12. If you purchased tickets for the original March 5 date, they are still valid. You may still purchase tickets at the Connect Counter for $6. This month’s menu includes bacon and cinnamon rolls, along with our usual delicious buffet! We will celebrate March birthdays. Invite a friend!
This coming Saturday morning, March 14, we will serve our neighbors through our Food Pantry and Oil Change Ministry. Oil Change begins at 9:00; Food Pantry at 9:30. We need new volunteers in both of these ministries. You can make a real difference with a 2-hour investment, once a month. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Fusion Student Ministries will volunteer with Neighbors Kids. Any student interested will need to be an approved volunteer. If your student is not yet approved, pick up a volunteer form at the Connect Counter, main office, or Fusion office. We look forward to making an impact! Contact us if you have questions.
Sunday, March 15 will be Fusion Bowling Night at Lighthouse Lanes. Cost is $5 for shoes and the first game. Each additional game is $1. Drop off is at 6:00; pick up is at 7:30. Get ready to put on those bowling shoes and roll!
Winter weather sidetracked our plans for our annual business meeting, originally scheduled for March 1. It has been rescheduled! Join us Sunday evening, March 22, at 6:00p in the sanctuary for our annual business meeting. We will have the opportunity to review God’s faithfulness in 2014, elect two deacons, and look ahead to another great year of continued ministry in 2015. You must be an official member to vote. Non-members are welcome to observe. Ballots will be available for those working in childcare areas. It is so exciting to see what God is doing and anticipate what He is going to do!
Our annual Easter Egg Hunt will be Saturday, March 28 from 10am to 12pm. This is a fun, energetic event! We’ll serve our kids and community as we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection. We need lots of volunteers for a variety of activities. If you’re interested, please contact us. We also need LOTS of individually-wrapped candy to fill eggs. Baskets for donation drop-offs are located at each end of the foyer.
The Weekend To Remember marriage conference is coming to Branson. You may register through our group—marriagecentral—by April 17 and receive our group discount. You must make your own hotel reservations by calling 888.333.5253. The discounted rate is $109 a night. If interested, please contact Pastor Mike.
Our Host Family Program is looking for host families. We have international students on a waiting list. Host families spend time with students at least once a month to share American culture and God’s love. Please contact email@example.com.
Got plans for Saturday night? Consider gathering with other believers at our reviving prayer service. We meet every Saturday evening for a time of uplifting music, powerful teaching, and encouraging prayer. The service is led by Shawn Downey. Everyone is welcome!
International Ministries offers free ESL classes for all internationals. Meetings are on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30p and Wednesdays from 6:30-8:00p. Join us in Room 123 and practice conversational English. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies, if you need help keeping your resolution to exercise more, join us for Zumba each Tuesday from 9-10a. The class is a dance fitness program set to Christian music. Certified trainer, Tammi Nelson, will help you get up and moving. All ages are welcome. No childcare is provided. For more information, contact us.
If you wonder whether a service is cancelled due to weather, you can find that information on our website, our Facebook page, or by signing up for News & Updates. When you sign up, weather-related news will be delivered to your inbox, along with information about special services and events. For more information, contact us.