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Route 65 Kids is for children up through 6th grade. This summer we have several events planned for our kids, including some family events like VBS and Fishing with Pastor Pat. CLICK HERE to see the Route 65 Kids' events.
Refuge Student Ministry is for students going into 7th-12th grade. They have several awesome events planned this summer for students to connect and build friendships. CLICK HERE to see the upcoming Refuge events.
This summer our Young Adults is welcoming graduates of the Class of 2022, and goes up through age 29. This summer they'll have a special dinner event to welcome the graduates, a worship night, and a weekly event called Summer Sunday Nights. These include delicious food, lawn games, and sandpit volleyball. CLICK HERE for more information.
We have some great family ministry events this summer. A few highlights include:
Men's Steak & Chicken Roast - Thursday, June 30 @ 6 PM
Fishing with Pastor Pat - Saturday, July 9 @ 10 AM
Vacation Bible School - Week of August 1 - 5 @ 9 AM - 12 PM
Summer Celebration - Sunday, August 14 @ 10:30 AM
Ladies Pool & Picnic - Thursday, August 18 @ 6 PM
Click an event for more details, or click here to see our full calendar.
Seasoned saints are invited to a picnic at Pastor Pat & Tina’s home (66 Parkside Lane, 14612) on Monday, July 11, from 12 PM - 1:30 PM. This event is free! Visit the North Welcome Center to sign up, or call the church office (585-225-3880).
- WORSHIP WEDNESDAYS: Beginning July 6, you are invited to join members of the pastoral team for a time of worship and prayer on Wednesdays from 11 AM - 12 PM in Room 217. We will pray for Refuge Student Ministry’s services, Sunday’s services, summer outreach events, and more.
- SUMMER FIRST WEDNESDAYS: The first Wednesday of each month we dedicate to coming together as a church family for dinner and a special time of prayer. We have some special First Wednesday nights planned this summer. July 6 is LuGia's Ice Cream Night! Join us for dinner at 6 PM, prayer service at 7 PM, and a LuGia's Ice Cream Truck outside, immediately following the service -- FREE! Then, on August 3, we'll have an Outdoor Church Family Dinner under a large tent. The menu will include pizza, chicken fingers, and salad. Each month, please RSVP for First Wednesday (click here).
- EQUIP: Join us on Wednesday evenings in June ( 8, 15, 22, 29) and July (13, 20, 27) as we continue our series, "What's the Difference." We're surveying the major religions and seeing how they compare to Biblical Christianity. If you have missed a week this spring, be sure to catch up by clicking the "messages" tab above.
- PARENT WITH A PURPOSE: For three Wednesday evenings in August (10, 17, 24), Pastor Pat will be teaching a special class on Biblical parenting. There will also be some awesome ministry for kids ages 0 - 8th grade. On each of these Wednesdays we'll serve pizza from 6 PM - 6:30 PM, free of charge, and the sessions will begin promptly at 6:45 PM. For more information or to register, CLICK HERE.
GOSPEL PROJECT - Sundays at 9:15 AM (classes for all ages!)
The Gospel Project will take you and your family on a journey through the storyline of Scripture, from Genesis to Revelation. Click here for more details.
WORSHIP SERVICE - Sundays at 10:30 AM
The summer sermon series is entitled “Ridiculous Faith.” Cross-carrying followers of Jesus look ridiculous to the world. Since Jesus rose from the dead, people have responded differently to the message of the cross. Some reject it, while others receive it by faith and experience the transforming power of God.
To those who reject it, “the message of the cross is foolish.” The word “foolish” in I Corinthians 1:18 is from the Greek word, moria, which means foolish, stupid, or unintelligent and describes unacceptable (ridiculous) behavior, thought, or speech. From this word moria, we derive the word moron. The gospel appears moronic, as absolute nonsense, to those who are headed for destruction. Cross-carrying followers of Jesus look ridiculous to the world.
As far as the world thinks, to believe in Christ and in His Cross alone as the way to salvation and the way to live your life is the belief of a moron. This kind of exclusive and “narrow” behavior, thought, or speech was simply unacceptable in Corinth’s culture. It was unintelligent and moronic (ridiculous).
The message of the cross may seem ridiculous to those who do not believe, but to those of us who are saved, this is the power of God unto salvation. It produces life wherever it finds an open heart. It ignites new birth in the hearts of people from all walks of life. It lifts the burden of spiritual bondage off people’s lives. It brings healing to bodies and minds ravaged by sickness and disease and delivers people under demonic influence. It sets apart a righteous people to worship, work, and witness in an unrighteous world.
Join the pastoral team this summer as we do a twelve-message deep dive into I Peter 2:1-12; purpose in your heart to grow this summer, and learn why a cross-carrying Christian is "Ridiculous Faith" to an unbelieving world. Discover how God desires to glorify Himself through your life.