Dear RG family,
As we move toward using a cell church model to better care for and disciple those who are part of our RG family, I want to assure you that we are planning carefully what it will look like for our unique situation. There is more than one model for cell churches, but we want to adapt and choose what best fits our church. We'll give more details as we make decisions about the groups, but it will not be a quick process. Most likely it will take up to 3 more months before the leaders are chosen and trained, and before the groups are up and running.
This month we want to use our Sunday service times to lay a foundation for why we are changing to this model, and what principles and core values we are hoping to emphasize.
I hope, by now, you know by heart what the four core values are for RiverGrace. They appear on the front page of the bulletin every Sunday. They are Belong, Connect, Grow, and Serve.
One detail I will give now is that we have decided to name the cell groups "Connect Groups" to emphasize the fact that we desire everyone to connect to God and to each other.
This coming Sunday, P. Cindy will share about the Belong and Connect core values, and how they relates to the Connect Groups. The week after that I will share about growing and serving. On the last Sunday of November P. Irma and P. Tommy will do a complete demonstration of a Connect Group meeting.
Please join us for these weeks so you can know more about what our aims and purposes are for changing to a cell model. Our service starts at noon on Sunday. This week Behel will be leading the worship team and songs.
In the afternoon. Cindy will have her second session on prayer training for those interested in learning how to better pray for someone in need. That training session will begin around 2:45, after our fellowship lunch.
Lineup for this coming Sunday, November 13
- 10:00am - Worship Practice - Bethel
- 11:00am - Pre-service prayer
- 12:00pm - Belong / Connect - P. Cindy
- 2:45pm - Prayer Training - P. Cindy
- 4:30pm - Cantonese class
Activities this coming week...
- Wednesday, November 16
11:00am - Wednesday Morning Fellowship.
5:30 - Cantonese Class
7:00pm - Life Group
- Next Sunday, November 20 - P. Dave
That's the news for this week from RiverGrace.
Love and blessings,