THIS SUNDAY: SUMMER SERIES BEGINS!
Explore 1 Corinthians with “Upside Down: Living for Jesus in an Upside Down World”
Join us as we explore 1 Corinthians on challenging questions of life and world. What does it mean and look like to live for Jesus in the midst of a very complex and chaotic culture? How do we live for Christ in a culture where the prevailing attitudes and values are often upside down and contrary to the life God has called us to live in Christ? Let’s seek to discover what it means and looks like to live for Jesus in a very complex and often hostile society. Something that we have to do every day of our lives.
THIS SUNDAY: SUMMER SCHEDULE BEGINS!
Services at 8:15a and 10:00a
Join us at these summer times to lift up God’s Name and to know Christ more! Please note that Sunday School returns in September.
ANNUAL MEETING & CELEBRATION
Wednesday, May 30
Members, Regular Attenders, and Friends, join us for this special time!
- 5:30p COOKOUT - Donations go to the youths’ triennial trip to CHIC this summer!
- 6:30-8:00p Annual Meeting - Come join us for this special meeting where we remember God’s faithfulness and celebrate what He has done in the past ministry year. Prayer time, 2017-18 Praise Video, votes, updates, and more!! [Members, there are votes to be made.]
SUMMER BOOK & BLOG
Summer 2018: Learn about Reaching Out
Why: Summer finds you in different places. Stay connected and grow from wherever you are.
How: We will read “Organic Outreach for Families: Turning Your Home into a Lighthouse” Each week, one chapter with a FirstCov’er sharing a reflection on the blog. Then we can read (&, if you like, leave blog comments/replies, interacting from wherever we are.
Who: For anyone who is from a family or has a family (yes, that’s everybody, young and old.) This is important for all of us to reach a lost world, including those with kids/grandkids.
What Will I Learn: 1) reaching your own family (including extended family), 2) raising children of light in a dark world, 3) turning your home into a lighthouse.
Next Steps: Watch for the table with the books to buy (at a reduced price). Subscribe to the blog so you get the note when a post comes out.
CARD MINISTRY CHANGE
Due to ministry needs and seeking to use other’s gifts to serve our church family, anniversary and birthday cards will be completed every other month by Marcy Jorgenson or Pastor Brian.
MARK THE DATE
Our “Shipwreck” VBS
You have been awesome in this special time of outreach that calls for much help and often serves around 50% of people outside FirstCov. Please mark your calendars for Sunday, July 29 through August 2.
FOCUS ON LIFE
This Month’s Theme: Mental Health
Learn about this important area with information, prayer, and tangible steps (right here!) for being Christ’s hands and feet in the world! The Social Concerns Ministry Team provides this monthly reminder for you, your family, and your small group! Check out the introductory blog post here to learn more and see this year’s themes. (Subscribe to the blog on the right to get updates in your Inbox.)
MEN & WOMEN: GROUP OPPORTUNITIES
Women & Men
Women Bible Study: “BLESS”. Fridays at 9:00a, here. Contact Wendi Blaubach or Wendy Larson or the office for more info.
Men’s “IRON” Group: Come support and encourage each other in following Christ with your whole life. Come as you can. Thursdays at 8:15p. Contact Mark Majerus about location (email@example.com).
Subscribe to the Blog for Updates and Info
Follow our Congregational Vitality process and catch the latest post and all the news/info at www.rfcov.org/category/vitality-pathway/. Subscribe on the right side at that link to get a note when new ones are published.
LEARNING / SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
Can you help? Summer housing need for missionary family
A family who serves with Campus Crusade in Turkey is coming back to the area this summer and they are looking for a place to stay for about 6 weeks. If you can help or know someone, please contact Karen Olsen at 715.425.1765.
Coping with Sudden & Traumatic Loss
Bakken & Young Funeral & Cremation Services present a special grief program for the community with Molly Tomony who is a child and family trauma art therapist. This program is for those who have suffered a traumatic loss of a child, teen, or adult as well as those who care about them. Info: Wednesday, June 20 from 7:00-8:30p with a brief social after. Ready Randy’s Banquet Center, 1490 131st St., New Richmond. More info. can be found on the flyer posted on the church bulletin board.