We enjoyed celebrating Easter this past weekend and pray that you had a great time with friends and family. We are excited to begin studying Exodus this Sunday so one way to get more out of Sunday morning is to read ahead. So, jump into Exodus 1 this weekend and come ready to take some notes.
There are a few other things going on around the Park that we want you to know about:
Exodus Community Groups: Community Groups at the Park track with the Sunday sermons. Starting this Sunday, we are going to begin studying the book of Exodus. Any time we start a new book of the bible we engage our community to find out if anyone would like to join a new group. Since community is a core value of the Park, we encourage everyone to get into a Community Group. This Sunday you will have a chance to meet our group leaders after service. If there isn’t one that connects to you, start one! It isn’t as hard as you may think. You can find a current list of groups at: http://theparksa.org/community-groups/
If you have questions, contact Chris at email@example.com
Starting Point on 4.7.13: What is Starting Point? We do this meeting once a month and it is designed to be a time where you get to find out more about the Park; it’s history, vision, values, etc. It is also a time where you can come with questions and we hope to provide clarity. Most questions get answered through the material that we cover, but not always. So, whether you are new or have been coming for a while, Starting Point is your next step in getting connected and I want to encourage you to join us right after service on Sunday, April 7th. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Missional Partner Spotlight: At the Park we partner with individuals and organizations around our city and the world to extend the great message of the gospel through words and actions. We pray for these partners as well as help fund many of their projects, initiatives, and personal needs. For a complete list of our current partners go to: http://theparksa.org/ministry-partners/
Embassy of Hope is a faith-based, 501(c)3, non-profit organization that seeks to raise awareness about the issues of human trafficking and provide services to at-risk youth and exploited young women, ages 16-24. This is an issue that is gaining more awareness but is still relatively unknown to the majority of the population.
Embassy of Hope is having an Art Show Benefit fundraiser on April 7th, Sunday, from 1 – 6 pm. Dr. Natalie Hughson, psychiatrist and the artist, is from the Ukraine and was the first art theorist in the Ukraine. She is now a professor at one of the universities in Arizona. Her book, Psychology of Creativity has sold thousands of copies. There will be live harp music and food. Tickets are a donation of $20 and they will also have sponsor packets available. The tickets and a portion of the sales from any artwork will benefit EOH.
The tickets and a portion of the sales from any artwork will benefit EOH.
Get tickets at: http://www.embassyofhopecenter.org/#!events
To help with the event: Contact Elizabeth Crooks at email@example.com
Area businesses/restaurants can partner with EOH in this event by supplying hors d’oeuvres .
Please join us in praying and supporting the work being done through Embassy of Hope!
Easter Gifts: And last but not least, thank you for your financial gifts on Easter. As you might remember, our church decided to give away the Easter offering to our Missional Partners. We value the work of ministry all over our city and world and it is a joy to be in fellowship with so many great people and organizations. Those checks are in the mail and it was amazing to see God bless so many organizations. If you would like to find out more about our Missional Partners, check out the website: http://theparksa.org/ministry-partners/
Have a great weekend and we look forward to seeing you Sunday!