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August 30:
No Saturday Worship

September 1:
Church Office Closed

September 7:
Rally Day/ Picnic at the Park
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September 8:
Golf Scramble
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September 13:
Beth Moore Simulcast at MOLC
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September 20:
Girls of Grace - Grades 6-12th Grade - Sign up at Welcome Desk

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Key Verse:

“Having loved his own who were in the world, he (Jesus) now showed them the full extent of his love.”  
John 13:1b

Why We Don’t Invite Others to Church
By Pastor Jon Haakana

(Based on an article by Dr. Chuck Lawless)

More than one study has shown that large percentages of unchurched people would consider attending a church if someone simply invited them. The problem is not the attitude of the unchurched; rather, it is often the failure of church members to invite others. I have included below several reasons given in these studies for not inviting  people to church:

1. “I just don’t think about it.” Many church members have contact with the unchurched every week, if not every day. They go to school with them, work with them, live beside them—and sometimes live with them. What church folks don’t do, though, is see the unchurched as “sheep without a shepherd.” (Matt. 9:36) as spiritual beings in need of Jesus and a church family...

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