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Fall All-Church Small Group Experience – “A Season of Growing”

Soil is prepared.  Fertilizer applied.  A seed is planted.
Rain comes.  A few sprouts break through the ground.
At the right time an entire field comes alive in life-filled greenery.
And so goes our lives as followers of Christ.

God didn’t plant the seed of Christ for no reason. It is no accident that 33 adults have committed themselves to you and God by being group facilitators for our brief small group experience, “A Season of Growing.

God wants you to be growing in faith and fellowship with other Christians.

Small Group Bible Study/Fellowship has been shown for years and from church to church as an extremely meaningful way for faith and fellowship to grow. A Season of Growing is an opportunity for you to discover that same thing.

God has prepared and planted. A few people have sprung up. It is time.
Join with others to make the field of God at LCR and beyond come more alive.

God is calling you now to grow closer to Him?

The pastors and church leaders of LCR are encouraging all worshiping adults to take part in this 5- to 6-week small group experience. This program is not a commitment to a never-ending activity. It is a call and opportunity to experience the small group Bible study/fellowship life for a short term. Once you’ve completed the fall sessions, you are free to continue, discontinue, and/or try another group or form of faith development.

Sign-up will run through Sunday, September 15. Lists with the day and time of study are posted in the gathering space. The topic of study will be the same with each group, following the Sunday preaching scripture. Sign up as an individual, couple, or group of friends. If you are in a current fellowship, service, activity, or Bible study group you may sign your entire group up together.

Small Group Format

  • Groups of 8-12 people
  • Meeting every other week for 5-6 sessions from Labor Day to Thanksgiving
  • Multiple meeting days/times options to fit your schedule
  • Meeting between 75 and 90 minutes at the church or in facilitator’s home
  • Casual format with focus on reflection and life application, with fellowship and prayer
  • No need for a Bible – the study will be written out completely
  • No preparation or outside reading required
  • Begins the week of Sept. 8

 

Summer Nursery Help

On July 24th we are in need of adult nursery supervision for the 8:15 AM and the 10:15 AM services.  Our regular adult supervisor will be on vacation.

We are still looking for an adults to cover the nursery during the 5:30 Wednesday night services.  Here are the dates needed: July 20th or any Wed. in August ( 8/3, 8/10, 8/17, 8/24, 8/31.  If your confirmation student is volunteering in the nursery this summer please consider coming and helping us out as an Adult.

If you can cover any of these dates please call the office 377-4689 or send me an email at evelyn@lcrmarion.org

Confirmation Orientation

Confirmation Orientation
7:00pm Wednesday, September 1, 2010

There will be an orientation presentation for all new students and their parents. Learn what the confirmation program at Resurrection is all about, how confirmation has changed over the years and what you will need to do before taking part in the Affirmation of Baptism service. Become acquainted with the large group/small group class format. Discover where to find Worship Notes to fill out during church.

All students, new and returning, need to fill out a 2010-11 registration and release form before participating in the program. These forms can be found at the Confirmation poster near the church library or online at the link above.

If you are an adult who wants to learn more about prayer but is certain that you aren’t called to serve as a small group guide, we are forming an adult small group to participate in the program. See pastor Kevin if you want to learn more about this unique learning opportunity.

Contact Pastor Kevin ((email kevin@lcrmarion.org ) or call the church office 319-377-4689 if you have questions.

The first large group meeting with all the students and guides will be Wednesday, September 15, 2010.

CTIM Resource Event

Saturday, March 13, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at First Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids.

CTIM is an annual gathering of the congregations in the Southeast Iowa Synod of the ELCA. The day long event features a worship service followed by a keynote speaker. Dr. Mary Hinkle Shore, Associate Professor of New Testament, Luther Seminary (St. Paul, MN), will be the keynote speaker and is writing a Bible study that will follow the keynote. It will be a great morning of word and study.

There are two workshop sessions in the afternoon. You can attend workshops on worship, the environment, the future of the church, hospitality ministries, prayer, stewardship and much more. Visit the CTIM website for a complete list of the workshops that will be available.

This is a wonderful opportunity for committees and leadership teams to get energized and inspired for the coming year. Cost is $25 per person for the day which includes lunch. Resurrection is offering a $10 discount for the first 5 people who register. Contact Pastor Kevin if you are interested. Registration deadline is February 28.