Pastor’s Message Newsletter 9-23-2022

A Message From Pastor Adam

Hello Church Family!

This Sunday is our second Sunday of our “Life Can Be Good” sermon series. This weekend is also is our Yard Game Party after worship. This is a great opportunity for you to invite your friends to join us for a fun day of fellowship and give them an opportunity to hear about the blessing of God in their lives. Don’t forget about the “Invite your friends contest” throughout this sermon series. The person who invites the most people will receive a free pair of Thunder tickets.

God does not want us to go through life without experiencing the gift of goodness. Our days are often filled with fear, frustration, stress, and many other negative experiences. God does not want our lives to be miserable, God wants our lives to be Good! This Sunday we will talk about some of the wisdom God teaches us about how we can chase after the good life. I look forward seeing you all on Sunday!
~ Pastor Adam Ricks

We kick-off of our annual Fall Launch as we begin our series “Life Can Be Good”. Life does not have to be scary and angry.  Life can be good and full of happiness! Invite your friends, neighbors to join us this fall and discover God’s plan for every life to be good. Upcoming after worship events:

Sept 25th:
Walking Tacos & Yard Game Day
Bring your outdoor chairs and picnic blankets

Oct. 2nd:
Missions Service Project 
with Burgers, Hot Dogs and Fellowship 

Most Fall Launch Guest Contest:
Prizes for the top two Connect members who have the most in-person guests between September 18th through October 2nd.  Guests must complete attendance card with who “invited by” portion filled out to count!1st Place: Dinner for 2 at Signature Grill
2nd Place: 2 Thunder tickets

Fall Connect Group Schedule Simple and Free
There is a modern day disease of greed. Materialism and over indulgence are robbers of Joy. The payoff to a simpler life is a greatly increased connection with God. Join us as we discuss the biblical concepts of simplicity and generosity that help us live a radically better life.
Leader: Ryan Hays
Start Date: September 28th
Time: Every Other Wednesday 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Length: 4 Sessions
Location: Connect UMC
Childcare: Available With Reservation

37 Reasons to Expect a Miracle
The Bible tells us of thirty-seven of Jesus’ miracles. In our world today we can expect Miracles too! You are invited to join us as we discuss how the same Jesus who performed miracles 2000 years ago continues to perform miracles today.
Leader: Rev. Susan Grove
Start Date: September 15th
Time: 1st and 3rd Thursdays 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Length: 6 Sessions
Location: Home Group
Childcare: Unavailable

Reckless Love
What if becoming a better neighbor also leads us into a deep and loving relationship with God? In Reckless Love, you will consider how to follow the Greatest Commandment and learn how your love for the people around you can renew your faith and give you a new experience of loving God.
Leader: Rhiannon Sisk
Start Date: September 25th
Time: Every other Sunday 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Length: 5 Sessions
Location: Connect UMC
Childcare: Available With Reservation

Join us for a girls night of Crime Solving Fun
at Cattleman’s Steakhouse!

Click here to purchase your tickets!

**Please put Girlfriends Connect in the group seating requests.**
  • October 14, 2022, 6:15pm – 8:45pm: Dinner & “WhoDunIt” Mystery Theater at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse (405-420-3222), 1309 S. Agnew Ave., OKC, OK 73108
    • Includes Cattlemen’s plated full course meal, food service, wait staff gratuity, and the show
    • Cost: $54.00 (plus sales tax) per person. 
    • Meal includes: two meats (Sirloin steak & Chicken breast), tossed green salad with house dressing, baked potato, vegetable medley; dinner rolls, dessert, Iced tea, soda, or coffee 
    • Does not include, sales taxes, voluntary tips for actors, or adult (alcohol) beverages or cocktails.
    • Advance reservations required. (No walk-in’s) Tickets/seating to event is limited so be sure to go online to reserve/pay for your ticket today! (See link above)

Communion Servers NEEDED! 
Please sign up using the link below if you would like to assist with serving Holy Communion during our worship services.  

This link is for the months of September and November.
Click here to sign up!
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