Weekly Update: Church in the Park, Enneagram Class & Moms' Group
Things will look a bit different this coming Sunday at The Painted Door, as we'll be gathering on the lawn behind Mitchell Elementary School right next to our church parking lot. Bring blankets or lawn chairs and a side dish to go along with the tamale feast we'll be enjoying afterward.
The goal for the day is to give our volunteers a week off while also enjoying some sunshine as we worship the King. We'll sing some songs, hear some teaching, and receive communion together before moving into lunch and lawn games. There will be a scavenger hunt for the children and multiple sets of bags, bocce ball, and other such summertime diversions for the adults.
The weather looks to be shaping up beautifully, temperatures expected to be in 70s with no rain. But if that turns for the worse, we'll simply move the party indoors.
Also, we'll be collecting items for the church garage sale. The sale is still two months away, but we want to get a head start to ensure we can raise as much money as possible for the work of Reborn Ministries. You can drop items off at our building before or after service on Sunday. See you Sunday!
- Pastor Mark
- GARAGE SALE DROP OFF
This Sunday, before or after service, you can drop off items here at the building to sell in our church garage sale that we’re holding in partnership with Reborn Ministries. The goal is to raise money to support programs that help the residents of Garfield Park.
THIS COMING SUNDAY
DIVIDING WALLS AND THE CHRIST WHO MAKES PEACE: UNITED IN JOY
1 Peter 3:8-9
Pastor Mark Bergin
The primary source of division between people and groups of people is not disagreement; it’s bitterness. We often mask our bitterness behind impassioned arguments and causes, prefering to pretend that our actions are noble and motivated by justice. But bitterness so often lurks just beneath the surface. Healing division, therefore, has very little to do with learning better communication skills. It’s not about learning to fight fair or avoiding straw man arguments. No, healing division has everything to do with letting go of bitterness. And the only force powerful enough to loosen our grip is the love of God. When the love of God is known and received, people move from bitterness to joy, from vengeance to forgiveness, from division to unity.