COMMUNITY Beth Moore Simulcast - September 16th
We will be hosting a Beth Moore Simulcast this Saturday, September 16th. It is an all-day event here on campus. Cost is $30 with lunch included. Set aside this date and invite friends! No childcare provided. Click on this link for more information and the registration form: Signup.
There will be baptisms inservice on Sunday, September 24th. If you are interested or would like to know more, please email the office firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a mandatory brief meeting following the service in the Prayer Room on Sunday, September 17thfor all those interested.
Dinner on the Grounds Volunteers - September 24th
We will be having our next Dinner on the Grounds on September 24th following service. Here is the signup sheet to see how you can help or what is needed. There are still many spaces to be filled. To continue to have Dinner on the Grounds, we will need committed volunteers for this monthly event! If you want to try it out, please do! And if you want to be added to the email for each signup, please let Paula know:email@example.com.
Church Directory Help us build community at Renovation - it just takes a minute! We are working on collecting the information needed from each renovation participant so to have a photo directory available to our whole church family by the end of the month.
Please either fill out a directory information card at church on Sunday or email us the following information (firstname.lastname@example.org): Each Adult(s) name, email, zip code only, age group (18-24, 25-34, 35-44, 45-54, 55-64, or 65+), and interests/hobbies. If you have children, please list their names from oldest to youngest. Also, we would like you to send a photo of you/your family, if you have not already. Thank you!
MEN Men's Retreat - Sept. 29th - Oct. 1st
We will be holding our first Renovation Men's Retreat on September 29th-October 1st. Cost is $80 for the weekend. We believe a few days out of the city and connecting with other men can be significant in a man's spiritual journey. Whether you are in college, or pushing 90, we want you to be a part of this great weekend up in the pines of Pine, AZ. Please help us by letting us know if you plan to a part of this weekend by emailing Kent Seacat at email@example.com , we want as many as possible to be a part of this great weekend.
MERCY PROJECT Hurricane Disaster Response
Church leaders are still assessing needs. The most-affected areas are still under water, but Nazarene disaster response teams are ready to respond as soon as the waters recede. In addition to meeting immediate needs, the response will focus on long-term recovery efforts to help those who have been displaced from their homes.
Three ways you can help in the response:
1) PRAY - Please pray for families and individuals affected by the storm. Pray for those who are trapped in flooded homes. Pray for those who are most vulnerable, especially people with disabilities and seniors. Pray for church leaders and churches responding to the needs around them.
2) GIVE - Churches and individuals around the world can provide support through the Hurricane Harvey Response Fund. Write in "Phoenix Renovation" for the church name at the bottom for giving credit statement.
3) DO - Crisis Care Kits are needed for churches to distribute to disaster victims.
Crisis Care Kits
In the days since Hurricane Harvey pummeled communities in South Texas, more than 8,000 Crisis Care Kits have been shipped from Nazarene Compassionate Ministries (NCM) warehouses to local churches in the affected areas. Those churches have been distributing Crisis Care Kits among other resources to families who have lost everything — all in the name of Christ. The disaster response in South Texas is far from over, and the rebuilding process will take years. Even as churches in South Texas continue to open their doors to flood victims, Hurricane Irma poured down on Caribbean countries, the majority of Florida, and up the East Coast. Churches are mobilizing to serve in affected communities.
More than 3,600 Crisis Care Kits are on the way to the areas effected by the hurricanes but more are needed. The warehouses NCM uses to store and ship the kits are almost empty. We want to help send more their way. Follow the link to see packing instructions and items to purchase. You can drop off the kits on Sunday mornings through October 1st at the Info Desk or at the church office during the week. Packing List
SCHOOLS September at Camelview Elementary
Camelview needs our help with several upcoming events! Please see where you can minister: Thursday, Sept. 14th : K-1 Curriculum Night, 5:30-7:00pm (8 volunteers) Friday, Sept. 22nd : Movie Night (10-12 volunteers) Saturday, Sept. 30th : Love Your School Day (12-15 volunteers)
--Projects: planter, bulletin boards, cleaning book closet
If you would be interested in reading a book during the week for 30 minutes to a class or possibly reading to even two classes, please let Pastor Dana know as she is working on this opportunity for us to make connections with the teachers and kids. Let's show the love of Jesus to this community! Contact Pastor Dana firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
KIDS Sarah and Jason's Wedding Celebration
We would like to provide an opportunity for anyone who would like to celebrate Pastor Sarah and Jason's upcoming wedding by bringing cards of blessing and encouragement for them on Sunday, September 24th during Dinner on the Grounds. Pastor Sarah and Jason are unable to invite the entire church because of the capacity of their venue but as a church family, we wanted to offer this opportunity to congratulate them on this new chapter in their lives. If you are inclined to bring a gift, they are registered at Target, Amazon, and Bed, Bath, and Beyond (search names: Sarah Fernandez and Jason Layton).
YOUNG ADULTS Reno_Café - A Ministry for Young Adults
On Thursday Nights, Reno_Café is open to college and young adults for a time of relational community, connecting with others, and spiritual growth. We open the doors from 6:30-8:30pm with discussion starting at 7pm. This is a laid-back environment where Renovation young adults can come get work done, laugh together, and dream together. And yes, there will be coffee. For more information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONGOING Mid-week @ Renovation Youth: "The Scene" midweek service for teens, 6:30-8pm. Women & Men: Studies for women and men. Weekly Prayer Group: 6:30pm in the Prayer Room. Intercessory Prayer: Intercessory prayer is from 5:30-6:15pm in the Prayer Room for all programming/activities on campus beginning at 6:30pm.
LOOKING AHEAD Women's Retreat: October 20th-22nd
On the weekend of October 20th-22nd, we will be heading down to Green Valley, AZ (south of Tucson) for our annual Women's Retreat. This will be a time of worship, rest, and hanging out with the ladies from Renovation. More details will come in the next few weeks but mark these days on your calendar!