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Happy Friday Bay Area Family!
Sunday we will start a new series called Exodus: Coming Out of Bondage Into Promise. I’ll be your guide as we explore the pages of Scripture and find ourselves in ancient Egypt. It is from there, in the Land of Goshen, we will learn from the Israelites about what it means to believe God’s promises and follow Him into freedom. Read Exodus 1 before Sunday and ask God to speak to you.
You know, all of us face issues of slavery and bondage. We might not be enslaved to an Egyptian Pharaoh, but clearly we were in the past or are in the present, enslaved to sin. Each week as we study Exodus we will learn a freedom principle helping us take an important next step in our own journey from bondage into promise.
This Sunday our students will be leading the musical part of our worship service. We will take some time in our services to pray for our children and students as they go back to school.
On August 25th we are going to have a special time of prayer for all educators from any and every school in our region. If you know teachers, coaches, administrators, or counselors, invite them to join us Sunday the 25th as we thank them for their investment in the next generation and pray for them.
I am praying for you now. See you Sunday!
Church Offices will be closed September 2, for Labor Day.
Midweek Fall 2019: We are excited about the Fall Midweek! Register for Midweek in the Commons and on our website at bayarea.church/midweek. Classes will begin on Wednesday, September 4 from 6:30-8pm. Check out all the awesome classes we are offering:
Session 1 Sept 4 – Oct 9. No Midweek Oct 16
- Foundations – Pastor Zac Ashley; Cost $30
- Men: No More Excuses – Dave Davenport; Cost $14
- Women: Children of the Day – Jenny Rampy; Cost $16
- Financial Peace University – Dave Weaver; Cost $109
- Grief Share – Chris Boykin; Cost $20
- How People Change: Men – Walter Watson; Cost $15
- How People Change: Women – Gennie Westbrook; Cost $15
Session 2 Oct 23 – Dec 11. No Midweek Nov 27
- Men: Horizontal Jesus – Dave Davenport; Cost $12
- Women: Rhythms of Renewal – Lesli Westfall; Cost $17
Mighty Oaks Outpost Group Weekly Meeting: Mondays from 6:30-8:00pm in the Equip Room.
First Monday Prayer Meeting: September 9, at Noon, in the Equip Conference Room, on the second floor of the Preschool Building.
New City Catechism: We’re posting one question and answer, with commentary by one of our pastors or leaders, each week for 2019. Our hope is that you will take the time each week to memorize these questions and answers in an effort to strengthen your biblical knowledge and to “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). To follow along with us visit www.bayarea.church/qna.
Israel Less Strenuous Tour: Register to attend the Israel trip, December 1-12, 2019, that is designed to be “less strenuous.” The vision is to invest in our spiritual mothers and fathers and other pilgrims who have always wanted to go but did not want the difficult hikes. Enjoy the same teaching, most of the same sites, and the same rich experience with God. You will study the Biblical Text in context, and it will change you. Register at https://legacymilestones.com/event/2019-israel-study-tour/.
ServeLink: The TOP FOUR ways we’re asking you to serve on Sunday mornings: Kids, Students, Connections, and Tech Arts. To find out more about how you can serve in one of these areas you can go to www.bayarea.church/go, or download the Bay Area Church app and click serve.
First Saturday Serve: In cooperation with the 4B Disaster Response Network, the next First Saturday Serve is coming up on September 7. Consider joining other area churches as we assist families still dealing with the destruction of Hurricane Harvey over 19 months ago. For more info and to register to volunteer, go to: www.4bresponse.org.
Senior Connection: Thursday, Sept 5, at 10:30am, in the Student Center Café. Potluck luncheon for our Senior Adults who are 55 years and older. Senior Connection meets every first and third Thursday of the month for devotionals, fellowship, and activities.
Student Midweek starts back Wednesday, August 21, 6:30-8:00pm. We’re kicking it off Hawaiian style in the Student Center parking lot. Come wearing all things tropical and bring money for the food truck!
Champion’s Cub News: We have some exciting KidMin news! TODAY – we are opening our 2 Champion’s Club Classrooms for kids 4 years of age through 6th Grade. One is a Teaching room and the other is a “Sensory/Motor” room. Susan Wollam is the Director of Champion’s Club Ministry. Susan is very gifted and knowledgeable in this area, has a heart to love and serve all children and their families, knows how to provide peace and reassurance to parents, and works hard to equip and support team members. Champion’s Club will provide one on one support to kids utilizing our new rooms and assisting those who are mainstreamed in LifeGroups as needed. If you are interested in serving with Champion’s Club or have a child who would benefit from this ministry, please email email@example.com. Please allow us the privilege to serve your family in this way!
Bible Presentation: On Sunday, September 15 we will present kids in First grade with a New Bible during our 9:30am 252 Kids worship in the Kids Theater. Parents are welcome to attend. Following 252 Kids, we escort 1st graders to the Worship Center where they will be acknowledged as a group prior to the 11:00am service. Email firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, August 25 to reserve a bible for your child.
Bay Area Worship Live – “Great I Am” CD is available for purchase at the Legacy Resource Center. Digital copies available online at iTunes and other online distributors.
For more information: Visit us at www.bayarea.church/worshipministry or like us on Facebook – Bay Area Worship Ministry.
Deacons of the Week for Aug 18 – Aug 24. Please call the deacon of the week if you have a ministry need. This week please contact Aaron Blalock at 832-444-9224, Chris Boykin at 281-610-0702, Kevin Bryant at 832-632-4585, Jimmie Clark at 281-549-4415 or Dwayne Zatopek at 713-269-1004.