Dear RG family,
The last two weeks, Cindy and I have spoken about the core values of RiverGrace. We have also addressed the ways we feel the cell church model can help us practice those values, and not just talk about them. That has been our purpose for talking about them.
We will refer to the cell groups as "Connect Groups." This coming Sunday P. Tommy and P. Aime will lead us in a demonstration of a Connect Group meeting so that we can all be familiar with what they are like.
While we will not force anyone to join a cell group, we do hope that all of you will be willing to join. As we have been sharing, we feel this is the best method to put into practice what we feel is important to God... belonging and connecting to a group of like-minded believers, growing in our relationship to God, and as a church, and serving others, inside, and even outside our RG family.
A small group like this can also be a safe place to invite your friends, whether they are believers or not.
The connect groups are not meant to be permanent, but just as the cells in our bodies divide and multiply, we desire the connect groups to do likewise, and in the process, bringing others into a relationship with Jesus. So please pray about what role God might want you to play in the connect groups.
We will have our fellowship lunch after the 12:00 noon service, and also celebrate our December birthdays at that time.
At 2:45, Cindy will lead the next session of the prayer training. We'll practice some of the techniques we've learned so far, in praying for people.
Next Wednesday we'll have our normal activities... the Wednesday morning fellowship at 11:00am, and Life Group at 7:00pm
Lineup for this coming Sunday, November 27
- 10:00am - Worship Practice - Dave
- 11:00am - Pre-service prayer
- 12:00pm - Connect Group demonstration - P. Tommy, P. Aime
- 2:45pm - Prayer training - P. Cindy
- 4:30pm - Cantonese class
Activities this coming week...
- Wednesday, November 30
11:00am - Wednesday Morning Fellowship
5:30pm - Cantonese Class
7:00pm - Life Group - Deacon's meeting
- Next Sunday, November 27 - P. Aime - Concerts of Prayer
That's the news for this week from RiverGrace.
Love and blessings,