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Worship Wednesday: Revisit the Worship Gathering

Couldn’t make it to our worship gathering? Here are some of the songs we sung!

When You Walk Into the Room (Bryan & Katie Torwalt)
Chain Breaker (Zach Williams)
Come Alive (Lauren Daigle)
Joy (Rend Collective)
King of My Heart (Sarah McMillan)

We also want to thank you for giving generously to support Real Life’s benevolence offering. We were able to give 3 bags of clothes to Fircrest Elementary students in need! Thanks for being willing to give: it’s an opportunity for us to reveal God’s love and be true church to our larger community.

Looking Back on Summer

What a summer! We may have hit the ground running now that school is back in session, but we don’t want to miss the chance to reflect on all the amazing ways God was at work in our church this summer. Here are some highlights:

BUILT FOR A PURPOSE

VBX welcomed nearly 300 children to our church campus in July. They had an awesome time learning about how God made them for a purpose. They also donated a total of $700 in offering, which supports our partner elementary school by providing needed back-to-school items!

FIFTY POINTS TO RLSM!

86 kids accepted their letter to Hogwarts and came to the RLSM youth retreat in August! 27 volunteers went along, and Real Life attendees donated all the food required to feed that many teenagers!

DOWN BY THE RIVER

We brought summer to a close with one of our favorite Sundays of the year: baptism Sunday at the river!

We are so grateful for the ways in which lives were changed this summer! God is good!

Have You Signed Up For Life Groups?

We’re excited to launch fall Life Groups on Sunday! Life Groups offer a great opportunity to connect to the Real Life community, delve into the weekly message, and grow your personal faith. We have five generalized groups this year:

  • Cory and Karadee Dunbar, Sunday 6:00-7:30pm
  • Vince and Carrie Gorski, Sunday 6:45-8:00pm
  • Peter and Renee White, Sunday 6:00-7:30pm
  • Trevor Chowen and Meghan Towner, Monday 7:00-8:30pm
  • Rich and Nancy Lindsley, Wednesday 6:45-7:45pm

We are also offering four common interest groups:

  • Mommy and Littles, Wednesday 10:00-11:30am
  • RLSM High School Life Group, Wednesday 7:00-8:30pm
  • Women’s Life Group, Thursday 6:30-8:00pm
  • Young Adults Life Group, Friday 7:00-8:30pm

Join us at either service on Sunday to meet the Life Group leaders and sign up for a group! If you already know which group you want to try, just click here to sign up.

Fill The House and Reconnect for Fall

Fall is here! School has started and rain is (finally) on the way. Are you settling back into the school-year routine? Or are you still juggling carpooling, practice times, homework, and everything else?

Before all the pieces fall into place, we want to encourage you to incorporate the most important piece of all: your faith. We’re not meant to go through life alone – the Book of Acts describes the early church as a constant part of believers’ lives, in which they ate together, prayed together, and worshiped together daily. Can you make room in your life for gathering together once a week?

We’d love to see you and your loved ones this Sunday for “Fill The House” Sunday:

 


 

Plus, there’s lots of great stuff coming up in the life of our church:

  • Life Groups start next Sunday the 24th. Learn about those and sign up for one by clicking here.
  • Fall Sprucefest is Saturday, Oct. 7th. This is a great family-friendly service opportunity!
  • Our next Worship Gathering will be held at church on Oct. 13th at 7pm. More info on that coming soon!

Fall 2017 Life Groups Begin Soon

Yesterday was Fan Day Sunday! It was fun to see everyone showing off their favorite sports teams, movies, comics, and even food (if you want a bacon-and-eggs scarf, we know a guy). But under all the fun was a very important message: that we all belong to something as parts of the body of Christ, and in order for that body to work properly, we all need to get involved in it. One way to do that is to serve; another is to join a Life Group when they start up again on the 24th.

Life Groups are small groups that meet for a few weeks each year. It’s a great place to build community and talk about faith in an open, caring environment. This fall, we’re pleased to have six Life Groups for you to choose from, including one brand-new group for moms! Read all about them here and register for the one that works best for you!

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