July 27th -- Special Olympics

But do not follow foolish stories that disagree with God's truth, but train yourself to serve God. Training your body helps you in some ways, but serving God helps you in every way by bringing you blessings in this life and in the future life, too.What I say is true, and you should fully accept it. 1 Timothy 4:7-9 NCV


Good morning friends!

FNF tonight will be hosted by/held at Eliel, Victor & Zeke's place--

We will start our study at 7:30pm after a 6:30-ish feast.

See you tonight! God Bless!

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July 20th -- A Life Distilled

Turn my eyes from looking at worthless things; and give me life through your word.  
Psalm 119:37
Good Evening!

Once again, I apologize for such a last minute posting...

UPDATE::: Brunch, it's what's for dinner!
We will have a breakfast-themed potluck @6:30pm.
Please bring something to share (fruit, cheese, OJ, bagels, fake bacon, etc) & your bibles 'cuz...
Ryan will present his last FNF bible study for awhile so please come out and fellowship with us.
Hope you've had a wonderful week and to see you tomorrow!
Wanted to share an excerpt on surrendering from a blog, "Beholding the Beloved" ...
For when we surrender, we are free. When we give up our own lives, we gain a new one. When we hand over our free-will, our independence, do we receive our true freedom. Your will, God, not mine. You are faithful. Surrendering is something i pray becomes a daily commitment. It is so necessary to constantly surrender - our own desires, our own intentions - so that the Lord may do what He wills and use us even more than we could ever imagine.
"We have been like bathers who want to keep their feet - or one foot - or one toe - on the bottom, when to lose that foothold would be to surrender themselves to a glorious tumble in the surf. The consequences of parting with our last claim to intrinsic freedom, power, or worth, are real freedom, power and worth, really ours just because God gives them and because we know them to be (in a sense) not "ours"." C.S. Lewis, The Four Loves

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July 13th -- Keeping it Real

To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector.  The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men—extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector.  I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’  And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’  

I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 18:9-13

Hello good people!
Hope you are all making the most of the summer and enjoying this 'cold snap' that we are having.
Chichi will host FNF this Friday.
We will have dinner ready by 6:30pm and start the study at 7:30pm.
Our speaker is the super cool Pastor DaMarrus Miller who has been working on something quite special for the group.

Please bring your bibles, a friend and, if you can, fruit or drinks to help out.

A few more things...
Thank you to everyone who helped with FNF last week! I was really worried when hardly anyone signed up to bring anything but we ended up with a veritable feast (still eating leftover beans), a huge crowd, a wonderful study and inspiring testimonies and praise reports. Special thanks to Ann who brought at least one of everything on the list of suggested items.

Umm, so I found the image below and thought to share it on the blog : "Steps to Real Repentance."

God bless & see you on Friday!


Prayer Requests
... Simon's family
... Sandra - school, finances & major decision
... Geneva's brother - job & relationship with God
... Victor's mom's cousin who had a stroke
... An ability to witness, especially in science fields
... Many unspoken requests

Reports of Praise
... Geneva - God's direction & acceptance into nursing school
... Brian - God's direction with next steps
... Rose - For Geneva's awesome job placement skills
... Mikhail - wife's interview
... Adey - patience, God's guidance, success at GRE, acceptance into PhD program, faith, love
... Marcus - resolution of Sabbath conflicts, opportunity to share faith

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July 6th-- Oh Freedom!

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.  Galatians 5:13 (ESV) 

So, just now while looking for a pretty/tasty/semi-patriotic picture to use for the blog, I got tickled at the thought of Brother Hudson's presentation last week and only just resisted the urge to put up a photo of a wildebeest on land with Armageddon-like fireworks and an ominous post titled "God Bless Amerikkka." Sigh. It was funny in my mind, anyway.

Hello!  And Happy Fourth of July!

FNF this week will be led by our own Ryan and you don't want to miss one of his bible studies.

We will meet at Tanci's house.

If you could arrive by 6:30pm, that'd be great.
If you could contribute by bringing cookout-type foods, that would also be great.
If you could indicate what you're bringing in the chat box to the left, that would be wonderful!

By cookout foods, I mean chips, dips, fruit, drank, salad stuff, buns, popsicles, etc.
I'll supply veggie burgers (although you should feel free to bring more), condiments, potato salad, beans and more stuff along those lines.

We will start the study no later than 8pm.
Wishing you an awesome and safe holiday & see you on Friday!
If you missed the study last week, here's a LINK! to download the podcasts.

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