Join us for the Fall Semester
All are welcome to our midweek program that continues this fall, called Life Together. This program has something for EVERYONE of all ages; we’d love for you to join us. This will be a wonderful time to gather for fellowship over a meal and studies, for Bible storytelling, worship and prayer, and doing life together regardless of your age or stage of life.
We start each Thursday night with a weekly potluck dinner and would love to see you there, even if you're unable to contribute a dish. There will be lots of food to share. If you're able to help with potluck food coordination with several others, please email Pastor Levi for more details. The potluck kitchen cleanup will be alternating between men and women each week, depending on if the men or women are in the study.
Even if you're unable to make it to the potluck, we'd love to see you come for the program part of the evening which starts at 6:15pm.
There will be kids and youth programs running, and the nursery will be open to little ones also. For men’s and women’s ministries, we will alternate each week: having a women’s study one week while the men participate with their kids in the kids’ programs or sit with other families in the gym, and then having the men’s study the following week while women participate with the kids’ programs or sit with other families in the gym. Adults who don't have younger kids can volunteer in other areas on the alternate weeks their study isn't on, help with potluck cleanup in the kitchen, or just sit and fellowship with families in the gym for the main kids' program.
We also want to focus on intergenerational relationship building with our church family, and would love to see all ages coming out to fellowship with one another, getting to know one another and being fed from the Word of God.
If you haven't been to a Life Together evening before, add us to your fall calendar on Thursday nights, 5:30-6:15pm and 6:15-7:15pm at the Orillia Christian School property.
Environments in Life Together:
Nursery (Nursery Room) - for ages 0-3, our screened volunteers will spend a fun evening with your little ones.
Kid's Program (Gym) - for grades JK-Grade 6, the kids will have a fun time of worship and storytelling in the gym. Kids will sit with their parents or a screened volunteer during the program. Dads can sit with their kids one week while moms are in a study, and moms can sit with their kids the alternating week, when the men's study is on.
Jr. / Sr. High (Upper floor Chapel) - for grades 7-10, Jr. and Sr. High Youth will enjoy a lesson each week with their volunteer leaders.
Young Adults - for grades 11-12, students are welcome to join our Men's and Women's studies (see details below).
Men's Study - all men are welcome to attend this study that runs alternating weeks. Led by Pastor Levi, this study will be based on New City Catechism. On the alternating weeks where the men's study isn't running, men can either volunteer in the other environments, help with potluck cleanup in the kitchen, or sit with their children or with other families in the gym for the kids' program.
Women's Study - all women are welcome to attend this study that runs alternating weeks. Led by Pastor Levi, this study will be based on New City Catechism. On the alternating weeks where the women's study isn't running, women can either volunteer in the other environments, help with potluck cleanup in the kitchen, or sit with their children or with other families in the gym for the kids' program.
For the kids program, we're super excited to start studying from the kids' version of New City Catechism and working towards earning badges for each question that they complete. We'll also be tracking their 5, 10 and 15-Star Bible memory work with star badges.
We will be providing New City Catechism books as well as Bible cases for your kids. If you'd like to have your child's Bible case monogrammed, just click for info or email Jil.
Men's & Women's Study Dates:
September 29 - Women's Study is running
October 6 - Men's Study is running
October 13 - Women's Study is running
October 20 - Men's Study is running
October 27 - Women's Study is running
November 3 - Men's Study is running
November 10 - Women's Study is running
November 17 - Men's Study is running
New City Catechism
The Men's and Women's studies this fall being led by Pastor Levi will be based on the New City Catechism; you can find out more here. These catechism books can be purchased for $5/book and you can pick yours up at Life Together.
You can bring cash on Thursdays or send an e-transfer to email@example.com; just write in the memo line that payment is for the catechism book.