This Week At Renovation 12.15.22

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This Week At Renovation,

It’s the last TWAR of the year. Christmas is ten days away. 2023 is just over two weeks away. Hopefully, for those of us who can, we are planning on spending time with family and friends. As well as taking many moments to remember the beauty of what this Advent time of year means. God became present among us in Jesus. I encourage you to follow His example and do the same for those in your life. Presence is always better than presents. #praisebreak 

As a community, we have many things coming up in December and even more kicking off in January. So today’s TWAR is all about keeping you up to speed on what to expect and plan for over the next several weeks, and because I love you, there is also TL:DR at the end. 

Before we get into it, for everyone in-person for our beginning of Jazz Christmas, those booklets are yours to keep AND bring back with you to use. 

Love yall. Pastor Doug. 

 

The Remainder of 2022

 

Ugly Christmas Sweater Sunday | December 18th

One of the best things about Christmas is the gaudy, the absurd, and the so festive it hurts apparel of Christmas. We are bringing out our best/worst Christmas sweaters this Sunday. You better believe there will be pictures taken. 

Offices Are Closed | December 19th

Our pastors and staff will be on holiday for a few weeks. As we all rest and attempt to fully present with our friends and families. 

 

Christmas Eve Service | December 24th @ 6:00p

This one is going to be special. As Christians, we know that God being present in our world is a moment that changed our lives and all of creation. So before we celebrate his goodness and generosity towards us with our families, we will worship and honor Him together as a community. 

Christmas Day Online Only | December 25th @ 10:00a

MERRY CHRISTMAS! EAT GOOD! Engage online. 

No Corporate Prayer on New Years Eve | December 31st 

Treat Yo Self… Cuz the fast is coming. 

 

2023 It’s a vibe

New Year’s Day Online Only | January 1st

New Year’s Day is a Sunday next year. We hope you continue to enjoy your community wherever you are in the world. As a continued connection for us as a community, we will have an online stream at 10:00a. 

Offices Open | January 4th

LET’S GET IT! 

No Corporate Prayer | January 7th

GET RESTED! We got 21 days of corporate prayer coming. 

 

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Begins | January 8th 

There is no better way to begin a year than to fast and pray corporately. This fast we are focusing on Freedom From. “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” Galatians 5:1

What do you need freedom from this year? What do those you love need freedom from? Let’s dig in together to see those things happen. 

The prayer guide available now. Click Here

 

Miracles Series Begins | January 8th

There can be miracles if you believe. For the next few weeks, as we enter our Bi-annual season of Prayer and Fasting, it is this belief—among other things—for which we are praying. We want to believe God for things that are certainly impossible for human beings but inevitably possible for God.

First Wednesday on Second Wednesday | January 11th @ 7:00p

It is always amazing. You do not want to miss this!

 

Small Group Leader Training Begins | January 15th 

Our spring semester of small groups begins February 12th. Every Sunday after our 11:45a corporate worship gathering until February 5th, we will be training you on how to turn what you love into ministry. 

End of Fast | January 28th

We will breakfast together after our corporate morning prayer. We will be catering in brunch for us to celebrate together. 

 

Vision Sunday | January 29th 

What does the Spirit have for us in 2023? Where do we believe He calling us to impact our city? 

TL:DR

 

Ugly Christmas Sweater Sunday | December 18th 

Offices Are Closed | December 19th

Christmas Eve Service | December 24th @ 6:00p

No Corporate Worship on Christmas Day | December 25th

No Corporate Prayer on New Years Eve | December 31st 

New Year’s Day Online Only | January 1st

Offices Open | January 4th

No Corporate Prayer | January 7th

21 Days of Prayer and Fasting Begins | January 8th

Miracles Series Begins | January 8th

First Wednesday on Second Wednesday | January 11th @ 7:00p

Small Group Leader Training Begins | January 15th

End of Fast | January 28th

Vision Sunday | January 29th

 

 

Work the Works of Jesus – Pastor Léonce B. Crump Jr.

The year was 1849, and those attuned to the times knew that the U.S. was on the brink of catastrophic consequences. African people had been in bondage in the U.S. for over two hundred years, and the prevailing winds of incremental change were blowing. War was on the horizon, and the sin of slavery would cost more lives than anyone could have ever imagined. 

Dr Edmund Sears, a Unitarian pastor from Wayland, Massachusetts, was attuned to the moment. He felt lost as he sat trying to construct an uplifting Christmas message for his community. How could he inspire them when his soul was heavy, wearied and restless in light of all the brokenness surrounding him?

 

Read Full Post Here

 

Provide our low-income families in Cobb with the opportunity to celebrate the holiday season!

 

Donate from December 4th-18th

for your toys to go to the Mom Community(https://momcommunity.org/). The Mom Community is a residential program for young moms to provide a Christ-centering and loving environment with supportive services.

Way to participate

  1. Purchase a toy suitable for children ages 1-5 and drop it off with us in the lobby on Sunday before or after both services
Weekly Goodness To Help You On Your Journey

 

 

Uncommon Obedience 

I’ve heard the story of the virgin Mary over and over throughout my lifetime. In fact, I’m sure that the majority of the people in this world know the story whether they are a follower of Jesus or not. It’s a story that is told every Christmas. It’s a story that decorates our mantle pieces around this time of year, it’s recreated in pageants and even represented in the movies we watch.

But it is more than just a story. Mary was a real life HUMAN.

 

 

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