Join us on Wednesday at 6 PM for our Fellowship Dinner.
~Hamburger vegetable soup (followed by songs about God’s love).
In the last 50 years our society has become increasingly urban and fast-paced. As a result of this, to a great degree we have lost the sense of community and belonging enjoyed by past generations. Often individuals feel isolated and all alone.
Many Christians can identify with David in Psalm 142:4: “Look to my right and see; no one is concerned for me. I have no refuge; no-one cares for my life.” Therefore, we believe it is very important for the church to address this need and cultivate a sense of community and belonging through the fellowship ministries of the church.
Acts 2:42 mentions that the early Christians devoted themselves to fellowship:
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”
It is interesting that they devoted themselves to fellowship in the same way as they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to worship. Fellowship was a high priority in their Christian lives.
Often when a church talks about fellowship, the idea relates only to social situations. While these are an important aspect of fellowship, the biblical concept of fellowship goes far beyond having a dinner or a coffee time together.
Koinonia is the Greek word for fellowship. It is translated in several ways in the New Testament such as “partnership” (Luke 5:10), “participation,” “sharing,” and “fellowship.” The focus of Christian fellowship is not an activity, but a relationship with other believers. The early Christians were not devoting themselves simply to activities, but to a relationship with each other. As believers, they were committed to a community relationship in Christ with each other.
In accordance with these biblical principles of fellowship, we seek to provide opportunities for the development of friendships and a sense of belonging and community.
Mark your calendars for this year’s prayer gatherings.
SYATP 2017 is Wednesday, September 27.
All around the globe, in every time zone, students will be gathering at their flagpoles, praying for their school, friends, families, churches, and communities. SEE YOU AT THE POLE is a day committed to global unity in Christ and prayer for your generation.
Saturday August 5 from 11 am to 3 pm
Serving Brats, Hot Dogs & Potato Salad
You are welcome to bring a dish to pass.
Waterworks Park 800 Denning Ave. Beaver Dam
Games – Free Pontoon Rides – Music
Sponsored by Special Touch Ministry…reaching out in love to people with disabilities, families & caregivers.
SPECIAL TOUCH GET AWAY
WIS / N. MICH • JUNE 26-30
Spencer Lake Christian Center, Waupaca, WI
Coord: Rev. Charlie & Debbie Chivers
What is a Get Away?
It’s five days, in residence, camp-style retreat for people with intellectual or physical disabilities to find fellowship with others in a Christian atmosphere.
What are the facilities like?
While the facilities at each Get Away vary, special care has been given to select facilities that will best fit the special needs of our guests. Each Get Away has various activities such as: swimming, fishing, crafts, boat rides, sports, games, hayrides, bonfires, petting zoos, and local interests.
What are some of the features of a Get Away?
What you can expect at each Get Away is functionally appropriate programming for people with physical or intellectual disabilities, professional medical staff, and compassionate volunteer caregivers provided for ages 10 and up – families are welcome (Inquire about family discounts).
What is the staff like?
Each of our Get Aways has trained caregivers, a full-time nursing staff, with a low guest to staff ratio.
What is the cost for all this?
The guests’ tuition for each Get Away vary based upon the cost of renting each facility and state requirements. Our fees are much lower than the national average for similar programs. We work very hard to make sure that each guest pays the lowest price possible. We have early registration and family discounts.
Men’s Breakfast & Bible Study: 8:00am at the hospital café. Studying Men of Faith (Hebrews 11).
Bible Prophecy Class: 5:00pm in the teen room downstairs.
Young Adults Class: 5:30pm in back of the sanctuary.
Dinner and a Movie: at 6:00pm. The dinner: Mac & Cheese followed by the movie: No More Baths.
Ladies’ Bible Study: Believing God; after dinner at about 6:45pm.