Sept 1 | GROW TOGETHER WEEKLY UPDATE

Hello all, I hope your week is going well.  I also wanted to say thank you to all of you who served at the Family Fun Event last weekend!  Thank you for going above and beyond!

FallBelieve it or not September is here.  Not only was the air a little cooler on the way in to the office this morning, but I opened my email to find an invitation to stop by Starbucks and enjoy the first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season.   While I was certainly tempted, I felt like it would be best to wait until the leaves begin to turn before partaking.  Don’t worry, I won’t judge you if you decide not to join me in waiting.  🙂

FINDING YOUR WAY BACK 

maxresdefaultMy guess is that for many of us the last two weeks have been a constant change of rhythm of life. While many changes have been difficult to adapt to, one that I am so excited about is getting in the rhythm of meeting with my small group each week again.  Hopefully you are similarly excited for that in your own life (unless you never really took a break)

With that in mind, we are only a week away from the beginning of the Finding Your Way Back to God series.  As a reminder, the curriculum is intended to follow the sermon. Personally I am so excited to see what God is going go to do in our groups and classes, but more so in the lives of the people we invite to join us for this series.  Speaking of which, our greatest hope for this series is that our people would invite people to join them on the weekend.  As spiritual leaders in their lives, I would like to ask you to personally encourage the people in your group and class to take that step.  I deeply believe this series could be transformational for people inside and outside of our church if we get this right.

GROUP MATERIAL

IMG_6958Please also remind the members of your group or class to pick up their copy of the “Participant’s Guide” for FYWBTG this weekend from the Mosaic Book Store.  The cost is $6 plus tax. 

As a reminder, I set aside a copy for you at the Welcome Center.  Please stop by and pick one up this weekend (if you haven’t already).  Remember, the “Leader Guide” is in the back of that book.

 

 

 

VIDEOS FOR GROUP TIME

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The videos for group time are available on Rightnow Media here: https://www.rightnow.org/Content/Series/157704

If possible for your group, please plan to watch these on a computer or tablet or stream them to your TV.  If you have questions about that, you can read more about that here: https://support.rightnow.org/entries/33524390-What-devices-can-I-use-to-stream-RightNow-Media-

Also, if you don’t have a Rightnow media account you can get one here free: https://www.rightnow.org/Account/Invite/firstdecatur

Please let me know if you have any questions.

PRAYER

PrayBefore I finish today, I want to ask you to please join me in prayer for your small group or class, for all of our small groups and classes, and for the over 60 new people (hopefully even more to come) who will be stepping into groups next weekend.  Thank you for helping me lift this up.

 

 

As always, thank you for leading and investing in the lives of people in our congregation.  It is a blessing to serve with you.

JG

 

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