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October 11, 2019, 1:26 PM

Oct 11


 
October 11, 2019
 
During October and November we are asking members, attendees,
and visitors to give feedback as we attempt to determine how
healthy we are as a body of Christ.
 
So what is church “health”?
 
"Church health recognizes that local fellowships of believers are best instruments for the Kingdom of God when the six purposes of the church mentioned in Acts 2:42-47 are intentional, active, and balanced: worship, evangelism, discipleship, ministry, fellowship, and prayer." – Thom Rainer
 
 Characteristics of a Healthy Church:
 
• Disciples growing in spiritual maturity
 
• A Sunday Celebration (public worship) that glorifies God and
is winsome and welcoming to outsiders
 
• People are reached for Christ regularly
 
• Life-changing service to others throughout the church,
the community, and beyond
 
• A united and joyous fellowship of believers
 
• A deep burden for prayer
 
 
Dining for Change
Join us at Grin's on Tuesday!
Grins Restaurant
(802 N. LBJ, San Marcos)
is hosting Dining for Change on
Tuesday, October 15! 
20% of proceeds from the day will be donated
to benefit the Hays-Caldwell Women's Center as a part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 
Join us there!!
 
 
Youth Fall Fundraiser
Chili Cook-Off
&
Pot Luck
Sunday, October 20
after the 10:30 Celebration
Cook up a pot o Red and join in the fun!
Come taste em all then vote for the BEST!
.25 a taste/1.00 a Bowl
Games & Music on the Deck
 
 
!!!Trunk & Treat!!!
at Mendez Elementary
 
Sunday, Oct. 27, 3-6 p.m.
 
Candy Needed - please bring a bag this Sunday!!
(no chocolate please)
The collection station is in the foyer 
contacts:
Shawn Colson (512-757-2521) or
Gael Thompson (832-858-0932). 
 
 
Please Note:
November Pot Luck will be
NOVEMBER 10!



October 4, 2019, 3:55 PM

October 4


 
October 4, 2019
 
Why Fields of Faith?
You Can Help Change Our Culture.
It’s time to spark a spiritual movement for God. Christianity needs a change in momentum—students who will stand together against the pressures and temptations in our world
and be a generation that is committed to reading the Bible
and applying it to their lives.
It’s time to Get in the Game and Get in the Book!
 
When: Wednesday Oct 9th
from 5p to 8:30p
Where: San Marcos High School Rattler Stadium
What: Pizza, Games, Worship, Peer Testimonies,
Prayer & Small Group Discussions
 
From Shawn Colson, Director of Student Ministry
 
This Saturday, October 5
Breakfast 8:00 am
 
Jarrett Penter is being baptized this Sunday.
Our church has a tradition of baptizing adult believers at some point in their faith and life journey. This is Jarrett's time.
We rejoice with him and encourage everyone to try to
be with us for our Sunday Celebration. It will be a time to support Jarrett and remind ourselves of
our commitment to follow Jesus!
 
!!!Trunk & Treat!!!
at Mendez Elementary:
Our church will be participating with other churches to provide a fun filled afternoon for the students at Mendez Elementary
Sunday, Oct. 27, 3-6 p.m.
Set up and decorating trunks is 3-4 p.m.,
games from 4-5 p.m.,
costume parade at 5 p.m.
and then trick or treating at the various vehicle trunks.
Here is how you can help:
  • Donate candy for the game prizes (no chocolate please)
The collection station will be in the foyer October 13-27. 
  • We need to borrow 5 pop up canopies to provide shade for our game workers.
  • We need 2 more trunks with candy for trick or treating.
If you would like to loan us your canopy or provide a trunk,
contact Shawn Colson (512-757-2521)
or Gael Thompson (832-858-0932). 
 
 
Save the Date
Youth Fall Fundraiser
Chili Cook-Off
Sunday, October 20
More info to come!
 
Financial Support needed for
DISCIPLE OAKS CAMP AND RETREAT:
Disciple Oaks is the camp that our youth attend for retreats and summer camp. The camp also hosts adult retreats and events. It is needing to raise $20,000 to meet expenses this year. You can help by giving on line at tinyurl.com/discipleoaks, or by PayPal at discipleoaks@gmail.com. You may also mail a check to
Disciple Oaks Camp, 673 Private Road, Gonzales, Tx, 78629.
The church will also host a fundraiser(s) in the coming months. 
Your support is appreciated.
 
Painting
in the
Education Wing
Thursdays & Fridays each week
If you have an hour or so on either of those days, we could use your help to get the classrooms painted.
ALL supplies are here - ready to go.
Please call Leta if you can help in this much needed way
512-396-1926




September 27, 2019, 1:36 PM

September, 2019


 
 

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WEEK of September 27

 

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Message for this coming Sunday,

September 29,

"Church; A Cause, A Community, A Corporation

(Do we have those words in the correct order?)"

 

We are still in the season of Pentecost celebrating the church of Jesus Christ which is God’s gift to us for the sake of the cause of Christ in the world and our life as one of his beloved communities.

 

 

 

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!!!Trunk and Treat!!!

at Mendez Elementary:

Our church will be participating with other churches to provide a fun filled afternoon for the students at Mendez Elementary (our kids are also welcome to attend) on Sunday, Oct. 27, 3-6 p.m.

Set up and decorating trunks is 3-4 p.m., games from 4-5 p.m., costume parade at 5 p.m. and then trick or treating at the various vehicle trunks. Here is how you can help:

  • Donate candy for the game prizes (no chocolate please)

The collection station will be in the foyer October 13-27.

  • We need to borrow 5 pop up canopies to provide shade for our game workers.
  • We need 5 more trunks with candy for trick or treating.

If you would like to loan us your canopy or provide a trunk,

contact Shawn Colson (512-757-2521)

or Gael Thompson (832-858-0932).

 

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Save the Date

Youth Fall Fundraiser

Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, October 20

More info to come!

 

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Financial Support needed for

DISCIPLE OAKS CAMP AND RETREAT:

Disciple Oaks is the camp that our youth attend for retreats and summer camp. The camp also hosts adult retreats and events. It is needing to raise $20,000 to meet expenses this year. You can help by giving on line at tinyurl.com/discipleoaks, or by PayPal at discipleoaks@gmail.com. You may also mail a check to

Disciple Oaks Camp, 673 Private Road, Gonzales, Tx, 78629.

The church will also host a fundraiser(s) in the coming months.

Your support is appreciated.

 

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CYF Fall Rally

Registration is OPEN.

CYF Fall Rally is scheduled for

December 6-8, 2019.

Deadline is November 22, 2019.

All Fees MUST be paid by

November 22, 2019.

to register go to

www.discipleoaksretreat.net

 

 

If you have any questions

please call Disciple Oaks at

(830) 437-2900 or e-mail at discipleoaks@gmail.com

and talk with Scott.

 




September 20, 2019, 2:52 PM

September 20


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WEEK of September 20

 

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Why Jesus

 

On Sunday I want to talk about "Why (I believe in) Jesus".

One of my personal heroes is Mahatma Gandhi. Here is an anecdote about him that underscores the importance of Jesus in our world.

 

Mahatma Gandhi and Lord Irwin, former Viceroy to India, were friends. On their return from the Round Table Conference at London, Lord Irwin paid a visit to the Mahatma in his ashram. During the conversation Lord Irwin put this question to his host: "Mahatma, as man to man, tell me what you consider to be the solution to the problems of your country and mine." Taking up a little book from the nearby lamp stand, Gandhi opened it to the fifth chapter of Matthew and replied, "When your country and mine shall get together on

the teachings laid down by Christ in this Sermon on the Mount, we shall have solved the problems not only of our countries but those of the whole world."

 

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!!!Trunk and Treat!!!

at Mendez Elementary:

Our church will be participating with other churches to provide a fun filled afternoon for the students at Mendez Elementary (our kids are also welcome to attend) on Sunday, Oct. 27, 3-6 p.m.

Set up and decorating trunks is 3-4 p.m., games from 4-5 p.m., costume parade at 5 p.m. and then trick or treating at the various vehicle trunks. Here is how you can help:

  • Donate candy for the game prizes (no chocolate please)

The collection station will be in the foyer October 13-27.

  • We need to borrow 5 pop up canopies to provide shade for our game workers.
  • We need 5 more trunks with candy for trick or treating.

If you would like to loan us your canopy or provide a trunk,

contact Shawn Colson (512-757-2521)

or Gael Thompson (832-858-0932).

 

https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif

 

Financial Support needed for

DISCIPLE OAKS CAMP AND RETREAT:

Disciple Oaks is the camp that our youth attend for retreats and summer camp. The camp also hosts adult retreats and events. It is needing to raise $20,000 to meet expenses this year. You can help by giving on line at tinyurl.com/discipleoaks, or by PayPal at discipleoaks@gmail.com. You may also mail a check to

Disciple Oaks Camp, 673 Private Road, Gonzales, Tx, 78629.

The church will also host a fundraiser(s) in the coming months.

Your support is appreciated.

 

https://imgssl.constantcontact.com/letters/images/1101116784221/S.gif

 

CYF Fall Rally

Registration is OPEN.

CYF Fall Rally is scheduled for

December 6-8, 2019.

Deadline is November 22, 2019.

All Fees MUST be paid by

November 22, 2019.

to register go to

www.discipleoaksretreat.net

 

 

If you have any questions

please call Disciple Oaks at

(830) 437-2900 or e-mail at discipleoaks@gmail.com

and talk with Scott.

 




September 13, 2019, 12:31 PM

September 13


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WEEK of September 13

 

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NEW Church DIRECTORY!

Look for Kiosk in the foyer this Sunday!

The collecting of updated information and photos for a 2020

Church Directory will begin this Sunday.

Please stop by the kiosk and check/update or add your information- AND please have your photo taken so that we can begin compiling the new directory.

Kerry Rash will be managing the updates to the data base.

 

Thank you!

 

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This coming Sunday at the 10:30 Celebration,

Gregory and Prince will tag team at the message time to unfold

the WHY and WHAT

of a seven month process leading to

Easter Sunday, April 12, 2020.

We call it a Spiritual Adventure of listening,

discerning, envisioning, and preparing.

 

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Pot Luck Sunday

September 15 • 11:30

Bring your favorite dish to share

and join us for lunch.

 

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September 20-22nd you are invited to the

Bluebonnet Area/Lower Rio Grande Valley District

Women's Retreat!

The theme this year is "Come and Rest". This will be a time for rest, community, and a place to reconnect with God.

Hope you can be there!

 

Date & Time

Fri, Sep 20, 2019, 4:00 PM –

Sun, Sep 22, 2019, 11:00 AM CDT

 

Location

Disciple Oaks Camp & Retreat

673 Private Road 3381

Gonzales, Texas 78629

 

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