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September 2019

VISION SUMMIT SERIES

September 15 - October 20

Mountains and hills are mentioned more than 500 times in Scripture. The primary reason for going to the top of a mountain was to see what was not previously seen. We need to facilitate a climb to the "summit" for a clear vision of God's preferred future for our congregation and for renewed hope in the journey of faith. The Vision Summit Series will run from September 15 through October 20. There are six ways one can be involved: (1)…

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STAGE 2. SURVEYING THE MOUNTAIN

September 22 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

What are the problems and challenges? In the second stage of our Vision Summit Series we survey the mountain to determine the problems and challenges before us in reaching a clear vision of God's preferred future for our congregation. The scripture for this week is Numbers 13:31 - 33. Those undertaking the supplemental reading of the book "Scrappy Church" should complete chapter 2 "Preparing to be a Scrappy Church" by September 22. Following Sunday worship, all members are encouraged to…

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Talkback: Sermon Review and Discussion

September 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating indefinitely

Chapel, 111 Capital Ave NE
Battle Creek,MIUnited States

This flexible group requires you to pay attention and maybe make some notes about the sermon of the day. Then it’s simply time to share and discuss the topics of the day. Come when it fits your Sunday schedule and enjoy good conversation in a safe, caring environment.

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We’re Walking To End Hunger!

September 29

The First Pres BC walkers are teaming up for the Battle Creek CROP Hunger Walk to help end hunger in our community and around the world. You're invited to walk with us on September 29! If you would like to join or donate to our team just click on this link. and you will be taken to our team page. Thank you!

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STAGE 3. PREPARING FOR THE CLIMB

September 29 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

What are the resources and capabilities we need? In the third week of our Vision Summit Series we prepare for the climb by taking inventory of the resources and capabilities we need to realize God's preferred future for our congregation. Deuteronomy 34:9-12 gives us direction. Those reading Scrappy Church are asked to complete chapter 3 "The Outward Deluge of Scrappy Churches" before the worship service on September 29th. All members are encouraged to join in a Summit Discussion Group following…

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October 2019

XYZ at THE RAT PACK LOUNGE

October 1 @ 11:15 am - 5:00 pm

The next XYZ outing will take place at Cornwell's Turkeyville for the matinee showing of The Rat Pack Lounge. We will depart the church at 11:15a.m. The cost is $42. If you want to join us, contact the church office to make your reservation by September 13 and pay by September 25.

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STAGE 4. STAGING THE CLIMB

October 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 pm

How do we measure success? As we enter the fourth stage of our Vision Summit Series, we look to 1 Corinthians 4:1 - 5 to stage the climb. But how will we measure our success at achieving God's preferred future for our congregation? Those reading the book Scrappy Church will want to complete Chapter 4 "Scrappy Churches are Welcoming Churches" prior to worship on October 6th. All members are encouraged to take part in a Summit Discussion Group after worship…

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STAGE 5. REACHING BASE CAMP

October 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

What is our motivation? In the fifth stage of our vision summit series we ask what is our motivation and what are we willing to do to help make this happen? Acts 10:9-23 is scripture to guide our thinking. In preparation, members are encouraged to read Chapter 5 "Scrappy Churches Close the Back Door" from the book Scrappy Churches. Following worship service, Summit Discussion Groups will meet in the library, chapel, room 12 and room 16. Please come; your views…

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STAGE 6. ATTAINING THE SUMMIT

October 20 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Now what? When you reach the summit you are only half way there! As we move to conclude our Vision Summit, members are encouraged to read Matthew 17:1-20 and Chapter 6 "The Next Scrappy Church" from the Scrappy Church book. Following worship, there will be a Congregational Forum in Fellowship Hall. It is important that all attend to help establish a clear vision of God's preferred future for our congregation.   Download Prayer Guide

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OURENSMA TO PERFORM FOR DOBSON ORGAN ANNIVERSARY

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In honor of the 25th anniversary of our Dobson Organ, we will be celebrating the special place that organ music plays in worship. A concert presented by our former Minister of Music, the acclaimed organist John Ourensma, will be offered free and open to the public. Ourensma has been playing in church services regularly since he was eleven years old. He came to the United States in 1961 from the Netherlands. He graduated from Calvin College and went on to…

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