SERVING SIDE BY SIDE

There is no higher calling than serving others. How is God calling you to be of service? For the month of February, we are here to help you hear and heed that call, be it through your prayers, your presence, your gifts, or your service.

Throughout the month we will offer daily prayers, weekly devotionals, and opportunities to get to know some of our Missions and Service programs. Then, on Sunday, March 1, we invite you to join us in worship, where you will have the chance to make your commitment to service in the way that speaks to you.


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SPECIAL EVENTS

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Movie Night: Free Burma Rangers

Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m.

Join us at Movie Tavern for a private, complimentary screening of a documentary film covering our ministry partner Free Burma Rangers. Reserve tickets HERE.
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Rise Against Hunger

Saturday, Feb. 29 at 10 a.m.

Help us pack 25,000 meals and rise against hunger! Adults and children of all ages are invited to participate in this incredible service event that impacts people across the globe. Learn more or sign up HERE.

PRAYERS & DEVOTIONALS

Weekly Devotion

Monday, February 24

And live in love, as Christ loved us...—Ephesians 5:2

Wearing Christ’s love is the first calling of every believer, as well as the first call in missions. As the body of Christ, let this be our greatest adventure–“wearing” and living in and through this wondrous, mysterious, undeserved grace in our everyday lives.

Many years ago, our Lord shared a love story about himself that continues to inspire me to love and service: After a heated argument with a family member I went downstairs and stood in front of the kitchen sink feeling completely distraught and unlovable. Without thinking I cried out loud, “Why do you love me Lord?” Immediately, I heard the words, “I love you. I am love and can do no other. I am the originator and motivator of love, and apart from me there is no love.”

These words were not from me, for at the time I didn’t think or speak this way. I am learning, however, little by little. I pray daily for God’s help to surrender to God’s thinking, speaking, and doing, empowered by God’s spirit, not mine. This encounter with the God of love has grown deep roots, reminding me over and over again to be totally real with God, dropping my masks and security blankets. It is a reminder that God knows me personally and loves me anyway and that God speaks and listens to my language.

The Lord does these things and infinitely more for all who believe and seek God. God lavishes us with love and the blessings of provision, direction, and protection. God also commands us to love God and each other with our whole heart, mind, and soul; to read, study and obey God’s word. Therefore, if our perfect God puts love and missions at the top of the priority list, we must do the same out of love for God and God’s human family!

“Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in the one body. And be thankful.”—Colossians 3:14-15

-Becky Bray, member of Prayer Team

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