THIS WEEK IN WORSHIP
New Message Series: The Top Ten Verses Everyone Needs to Know
This week we’re launching a new summer series called The Top Ten Verses Everyone Needs to Know. Drawing on biblical texts from Genesis through Revelation, we’ll be exploring some of the most memorable, theologically important, and culturally significant verses in scripture. This week’s verse comes from the Book of Genesis. While Genesis 1.1 (“In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth”) and 50.20 (“You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good”) were strong contenders for the first verse in the series, we’re starting with a lesser known text that’s been described as “the John 3.16 of the Old Testament” and “perhaps the most important verse in the entire Bible.” So join us this weekend as Pastor Jeff launches our new series The Top Ten Verses Everyone Needs to Know with a message called “And Abram Believed the Lord” based on Genesis 15.1-6. More good news from StoneBridge Community Church.
OPPORTUNITIES TO CONNECT
Summer Soul Food ● StoneBridge Adult Education
Just Walk Across the Room
Sundays, July 9 – 30 4-5:30pm in the Fireside Room
What if you knew that by simply crossing a room and saying hello to someone, you could change that person's forever? Just taking a few, faithful steps out of your comfort zone can make an eternal difference. It hasn't anything to do with methods and everything to do with taking a genuine interest in another human being. Personally sharing your faith begins with cooperating with God's Spirit. Join Scott Junge and others to explore this fresh perspective about personal evangelism.
Becoming a Smart Stepfamily
Sundays, June 25 – July 30 4:00 – 5:30pm, Room #211
The Smart Stepfamily by Ron L. Deal combines instruction and encouragement that affirms both husbands and wives and their intent to build strong families. Strengthen your marriage and understand your stepfamily dynamics with a biblical viewpoint. Whether you are a stepfamily, supporting a stepfamily, or considering a stepfamily, anyone who is interested is welcome! Facilitators: Ashley Chelonis and Rick Cadruvi
Wednesdays, June 28 – August 2 7:00 – 8:30pm in Room #210
This class is for people who desire to solidify the foundations of their Christian faith -- to learn what we believe and where those beliefs are found in the Bible. Six sessions include: The Bible, The Eternal God, Salvation & Grace, Faith, New Birth and Apologetics & Doctrine. Each class includes a Question & Answer time. Facilitators: Michael & Sheryl Toney
**To sign up for any of these classes, please call the church office at 526-5475, send an email, or indicate your interest on your blue Connection Card and drop it in the offering plate this weekend in church. Childcare provided, please RSVP your interest. **
Looking for a Growth Group?
At StoneBridge, we believe that being in authentic relationships with believers causes one to grow deeper in faith and helps bring about personal well being. StoneBridge growth groups are the ideal place to get connected, be encouraged, encourage others, and explore biblical truth. Take the next step by calling the church office at 526-5475.
OPPORTUNITIES TO SERVE
Church Day Camp Prep Day ● Saturday, June 24th @ 8am
Come help us get the campus ready for Church Day Camp! If you're able to join us, please email Sherry Krogh or call the church office at 526-5475 for more information.
Samaritan Center Dinner ● Wednesday, June 28th
We welcome volunteers to assist StoneBridge as we provide dinner to the less fortunate in our community the fourth Wednesday of every month. Opportunities are available to provide food and serve/clean up. Dinner is served from 5:00 – 6:00pm. You can also contribute by donating gift cards to Smart & Final. If you are interested, please contact Scott Regier at 587-3821 or send him an email.
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Nursery Care Worker
Seeking friendly, loving, and nurturing person to care for children ages 5 and under. Must be dependable and available on weekends. Background check required. Please contact the church office or apply by email.
WHY FILLING OUT A “CONNECTION CARD” MATTERS
It’s Not About You
In addition to giving you an opportunity to share prayer requests or communicate a change of contact info, filling out a Connection Card encourages our first-time guests to do the same. Having their contact information allows us to reach out to them, thank them for attending, send them a small gift, encourage them to return, and let them know about special events. If you don’t fill out a card, those around you are less likely to do so. The bottom line is this: Filling out a Connection Card gives us a chance to reach out to, follow up on, and care for our first-time guests. So please fill out a Connection Card. It matters and it helps us care.
CARE AND RECOVERY
Did you know we have a Christian-based recovery program at StoneBridge?
Thursday nights @ 7:00pm in Room #101
StoneBridge Christian Recovery (SCR) is based on the 12-Steps and the Bible. Weekly Thursday night meetings will rotate between step studies and open share. You’re invited to join a confidential, caring community of people – people just like you – who are committed to your welfare and the welfare of others.
StoneBridge Christian Recovery is not just a Thursday night meeting but also a network of people who have experienced the power of Christ’s healing and want to help you on your journey to wellness. Honoring your confidentiality, the StoneBridge Christian Recovery network wants to come along side you in your time of need, introduce you to a circle of believers with similar struggles, and connect you not only to StoneBridge Christian Recovery, but to the other great recovery programs in our community. Your first step is to call the church office at 526-5475.
Do you know someone experiencing a crisis, facing a challenge, or going through a tough time? Maybe you, or someone you know, is grieving the death of a loved one, is recently separated or in the process of a divorce, has become homebound, unemployed, or needs to work through the implications of a troubling medical diagnosis. God never intended for us to go through these challenges alone. That’s why God put us in a church family—and why we have Stephen Ministry.
If you know of someone who is struggling, perhaps they would benefit from the extra support of a Stephen Minister. Stephen Ministers are StoneBridge members who have received 50 hours of caregiving training, and are available to meet with you—privately and confidentially—on a weekly basis to listen, care, encourage, support, and remind you of Christ’s presence in your life. To find out more about Stephen Ministry, or to request a Stephen Minister for yourself, please contact Martha Siditsky at 581-5332, or Mary Pratt at 581-4814.