Sunday Morning Service:
· 10:00 a.m. Worship Service (Nursery Provided)
· 11:00 a.m. Fellowship Time
· Note: No Connections classes in the summer months & will resume in September.
HARVEST AMERICA IS COMING SUNDAY, MARCH 6TH
What is Harvest America?
Hundreds of local churches have come together to bring top Chris- tian music and a message of hope from Greg Laurie to AT&T Stadium. This event is the epicenter of a free nationwide Simulcast that will extend into thousands of churches, theaters, and living rooms across the country. And we get to be apart of the ministry here at Moab Community Church. You will be hearing a lot about this event in the future but for now set aside Sunday, March 6th. The event will begin at 5:05 MST. The event in- cludes three great bands and a message from Greg Laurie. Pray and Invite!
On Sunday, March 13th, Sons of Asaph will be with us during our Worship Service. They are a contemporary worship band from The Adventure Church in Draper, UT where Kelly and Amy VanArsdol minister. This band counts it a privilege to introduce someone to Jesus. Kelly will be sharing with us the morning message too. Invite your friends!
Casas Por Cristo Mission to México
Ciudad Juarez, a city of 1.5 million people, sits on the border of the US and Mexico next to El Paso, Texas. Since 2009 over 40% of businesses in this city have closed due to the drug cartels and ensuing violence between the police and the drug traffickers.
About one third of the people in this city live at a poverty level of $177 per month. People in extreme poverty make less than that. These people don’t have enough money to eat every day, much less afford a home. In this cold desert climate with hot summers and cold winters, people live in houses made of pallets or cardboard boxes covered with black plastic. There is no door. They have no transportation or money for transportation as food comes first. There is no way for them to apply for govern- ment aid even if the government had programs set up to help them.
Casas Por Cristo (Homes Because of Christ) started in 1993 building homes in Juarez for families in need identified through local Mexican churches. Casas reaches out to churches all over the US to partner with them by putting together a building crew and $5,000 to come to Mexico to build a two room home with a door and two windows. This home has electricity but no running water, kitchen, or bathroom. The family that receives this house is thrilled.
Community Church of Moab is sending a crew of 16 to Juarez on Sunday, March 20th (we can take as many as 18 people to Mexico so if you want to come, let us know). We need to raise a total of $6,500 which includes $5,000 for the house and $1,500 for gas, food, insurance, lodging, etc. for the 16 crew people for a week. So far, we have received donations totaling over $4,000. With the deposit of $1,000, we are $1,500 away from our goal! Praise God!
On Sunday, February 14th, right after church during our Fellowship Time, there will be a Dessert Social Fund Raiser. We are asking people to donate desserts which will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. You can then take your dessert home and share it with your favorite Valentine. Then on February 28th and March 6th , Pizza Hut is helping us by donating 10% of all sales from 4:00 p.m. to closing time.
A miracle is going to occur in Juarez, Mexico the week before Easter and the Community Church people are making it possible. Many thanks to all of you for your most generous Christ-like spirits!
Prayer Meeting Wednesday mornings 6:00 a.m. @ Moab Grill. All men are invited for this time of fellowship & prayer.
Everyone Can Serve
Look for opportunities to serve; don't wait to be asked! Remember, you can serve without being a part of an "official" ministry. We all can:
- Extend the word of welcome, whether or not we are official greeters
- Be listening caring friends, whether or not we are offical lay counselors
- Be ready to give reason for the hope that is in us, whether or not we are on the evengelism team
- Be enthusiastic participants and ready to give a hand, whether or not we are on the planning or cleanup committees.
CONNECT WITH CONNECTIONS
Many of us who love the church, have found that one of the most powerful life changing aspects of the church is being in a group of people that help and encourage us along the way. In fact most churches that are experiencing real growth have discovered that groups are really the way to help people with their spiritual journey and ministry. To this end the Vision Team has been wrestling with the best way to launch some long-term groups that are shaped and centered in encouraging each participant and educating them con-cerning the themes and message of the Bible. So we are going to begin these kinds of groups in what we have formally called for a number of years discipleship classes. We would like to recognize the function of the groups by calling them Connections. The emphasis being that of connecting with others and establishing the kind of contact that issues in accountability and its resultant fruit i.e. peace, joy, love. We expect some evolution in how these groups operate. What we do have is a beginning date: Sunday September 21st. More information will be coming up. (Watch weekly bulletins) This is going to be a significant opportunity for you and yours. It will include all ages. There will be new groups forming for those who consider themselves young adults that will be meeting at different times and perhaps in different loca-tions. If you feel disconnected this may be your time to find that connection in your church.