The Slice: Hop2It event is Saturday!
Calling all kids! Bring your friends and family to the Hop2It Easter event Saturday morning! Visit the petting zoo, hop around in the bounce house, participate in an Easter egg hunt, get creative in the craft room, win prizes and more. You are not going to want to miss this exciting event 9 a.m. to noon! Egg hunt begins at 10:30 a.m. for children 1 to 4 years old and 11 a.m. for children 5 to fifth grade. Bring your own Easter basket.
Prepare your heart for Easter as we reflect on some of the events leading up to the most awesome day in history! Pastor Ben will be preaching a message called “On This Day” this week, which is Palm Sunday. Invite your friends and family to our Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 18 and our Easter Sunday services at 9:30 and 11 a.m. April 20. Invitations are available at the Info Table.
Thank you for your incredible generosity the past two years during ARISE. Thank you for all of the ways you have sacrificed during this journey! ARISE ended in March, and we finished strong with $1,913,506 in giving, exceeding our $1.9 million goal. Praise God! We are planning a special celebration service May 4 to share stories of what God has done the past two years.
Have you ever felt Trapped? Throughout human history, people have been trapped. Trapped by fear. Trapped by bitterness. Trapped by expectations or doubt. Despite our best efforts to escape on our own, we continue to fall into the same pit. There was one who came to rescue us from our despair. There is one who has already freed us from the traps that threaten to hold us. Because of his death 2,000 years ago, we can celebrate today. Because of Jesus, we are no longer TRAPPED! Join us as we kick off this new sermon series Easter Sunday.
CREATIVE SAVING TIPS
Men, women, married or single, you earn a paycheck, now earn it a second time by how you spend it. Come hear creative saving tips for how you use God’s resources at a workshop 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. April 21. Several speakers will share attitudes, decisions, ideas, and resources for a way of life that can help get you out of debt or keep you from going into debt. If you have ideas to share, come prepared to share at the end during “open mic” time. Let’s build each other up in this area of money management! Childcare is available for $3 for child (max of $6 per family). Please sign up at the Info Table if you plan to attend or contact Emily Sault with questions: .
If you are new to The Sanctuary and you would like to get connected and find your place here, join us for Fusion, a four-week introductory small group experience that will begin April 28. Sign up to attend Fusion if you would like to learn more about what we believe and discover your spiritual gifts. This also is a great way to get to know more people at church. Fusion will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays in the Community Room. Sign up online, at the Info Table or by using the tear-off section of The Slice.
Small groups will resume meeting next week. If you would like to join a small group, please sign up at the Info Table or on the tear-off section of your Slice. Small groups meet once a week in homes to study the Bible, pray and fellowship.
Hey, moms! Would you like to connect with other moms of young children? Would your children like to make some new friends? Join us for play group. Play group will meet in the Kids Korner class rooms 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. every other Thursday. Stop by on any of these upcoming dates: April 17 and May 1. For more info, contact .
Thrive and Crossfire, our junior high and senior high school ministries, are not meeting during spring breaks. The next meeting will be 7 to 8:30 p.m. April 16.
If you have a prayer request, please feel free to send it to our Prayer Team so they can lift up your needs before the Lord. Contact with your prayer request.