"Say Yes": For the next two weekends, we're going to give you a unique opportunity to "Say Yes" to using your special gifts, talents, and skills to help further God's kingdom through various roles. Stop by the lobby to meet and chat with our Ministry leaders. They'll give you some helpful information and show you how to sign up to serve on one of our Ministry Teams: Children's Ministry, Worship & Tech, Student Ministry, First Impressions, Family and Care, Outreach, and Operations.
Jesus said "For the son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many." (Mark 10:45 NIV).
We want to help you find the place where you can "Say Yes" and serve as well! In fact, if you're not quite sure where to start or how you fit best, take the S.H.A.P.E. Test to better understand how God has "shaped" you to serve.
MVU: Coming Tuesday nights, September 11 through November 13, 2018 from 7-8:30pm.
1. Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Click this link to register and get the membership kit; cost is $109.
2. Survey of Bible Doctrine. Register here for $28 (covers cost of book). Child care up to age 10 will be $60 for one child, $100 for 2 and $140 for 3. This will be collected on the first night to cover all 10-weeks. Light refreshments will be offered at 6:45pm.
House of Prayer Night: Please join us Friday, August 17th from 7:00-8:45pm in the PIT as we seek God in prayer and music; that we together might plead for His power in our lives, in our church, and in our outreach to the world. Childcare will be available for children ages 5 and under. Bring your prayer mat or something comfortable for kneeling.
New Here?: If you answered "yes", we have an event designed to help you get to know Mountain View better. Formerly known as "Backstage", New Here is an informal get-together we host every quarter. Our next event is Wednesday, August 22nd, 7:00-8:15pm here at MVCC. It includes a free dinner, a conversation about Mountain View's history, its mission, vision, and a tour of the facilities. We'll also have time for Q & A with pastoral staff. Families are welcomed and encouraged to attend together. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let Pastor Kenny know if you plan to attend.
Baptism: Our end of summer baptism is Sunday, August 26th, at 5:00pm, here at MVCC. If you're considering being baptized, please let us know by this weekend so one of our pastors can contact you to discuss baptism and answer your questions. In the meantime, Click here to watch a short Baptism video and fill out a questionnaire. On August 12th, at 11:00am in The PIT, Pastor Steve and Pastor Adam will hold a baptism class for children and youth which will teach them what baptism is and how to get signed up for the baptism service.
Family Picnic: Immediately following our Baptism service on Sunday, August 26th, please plan to join us for our annual picnic at the sports fields behind the church. We've got the BBQ, paper goods, and soft drinks covered, but we're counting on you to bring some potluck goodies. Here's how it works. If your last name begins with the letters A through R, wow us with your favorite side dish. Last names that start with S through Z, delight us with a dessert. *Please note: If you have any food allergies or dietary issues, please plan to bring your own food. You may also bring chairs, blankets, and yard games. Finally, we could use some help with serving before, during, and after the picnic. Please email email@example.com and let him know you'd like to volunteer.
Home Groups Open Season: Save the dates and plan to sign up for a home group during one of two weekends that are just around the corner: September 1st & 2nd and September 8th & 9th. More details to come.
Repair & Restore: Come with us to Baltimore this Saturday as we'll be helping repair and restore some homes damaged by this year's storms and flooding; share the hope that is in Christ. Bring any tools you have and a heart to serve!Our host church is Stillmeadow Community Fellowship Church, 5110 Frederick Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21229. Email firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP if you are able to go.
Middle East Workshop: Need your faith to be stirred and challenged? Join us on Friday, August 31st at 7pm for a unique opportunity to get a glimpse of what God is doing in the Middle East. You will be encouraged by the amazing stories of God's intervention among refugees from Syria and Iraq, as well as how Jesus is reaching people in the hardest places. You will also get a fresh perspective on the Persecuted Church, which is a reality, but very foreign to us. Our host is Pastor Homero Azis, leader of a missions base in Fuheis, Jordan. He has extensive experience working with persecuted Christians as well as refugees. He has been instrumental in the restoration of the first evangelical church in Mosul, Iraq, after ISIS destroyed that city. God is on the move; let's be part of this story!