Life At The Bridge 01-30-2020

So, what do you think of when you think of the Ten Commandments? A list of rules? An archaic old law for a people from another time and place? Ten Commandments...what’s that? Many haven’t even heard of the Ten Commandments, and by the sounds of it, not sure they want to.

Well, maybe some of our experiences with authority figures in our lives have spoiled us or tainted our view of rules and laws...maybe. But at the same time, we appreciate laws because they also protect us and our interests and provide the boundaries that make healthy relationships possible. And maybe God’s Ten Commandments are designed for those same purposes too. Just maybe.

Are these commands holding us back? Or are they holding us up? Join us for the next several weeks as we look at God’s Top Ten list and discover how they are designed to enhance our relationship with Him and with each other. Sundays at 10:00 and 11:30am. 

LifeGroup Sign Ups: It’s NOT too late. Click here to find a list of our LifeGroups and a way to contact the leaders. Groups are starting soon so don’t delay.  Hey, by the way, this Sunday would be a great time to plan a party to bring your LifeGroup together - and even invite friends you want to introduce to your church family. The Super Bowl is way more than just a game. Our culture has made it a natural “home party” event. Maybe this would be a good time to take advantage of the opportunity and leverage it for the Kingdom of God.

Summer Camp! Can you believe it’s already time to be thinking about camp. If you are interested in camp or know a young person (grades 4-12) who may be, click here to go to the Lake Ann website where you can get any information you need or even go ahead and register for camp. We are organizing and will provide transportation for week 4 (July 6-11).

Some of you have been faithful to help us raise scholarship funds for camp. Lake Ann is a bit on the expensive side, but we have chosen this camp experience for LifeBridge students for many reasons. We truly believe Lake Ann consistently produces an outstanding adventure and spiritual experience for young people at such a critical stage of life. If you would like to help us make opportunities for kids to afford camp, please click here to go to our online giving portal where you can make a contribution to our camp scholarship fund.  

Case For Christ LifeGroup: As an atheist and awarded journalist for the Chicago Tribune, Lee Strobel set out to debunk Christianity once and for all. But in his attempt to destroy Christianity, he discovered a truth he could no longer deny. What evidences led him to these life changing discoveries? Follow Lee on his journey to discover the undeniable truth about who Jesus really was and is. This LifeGroup meets in the front office space at the church during the 10:00am service and will meet this Sunday. 

NEXT Class: LifeBridge isn’t just a Sunday morning show. God started this movement over 7 years ago to bring His life to this entire region. What makes LifeBridge unique? We’d love to share our mission, vision, strategy, values and ministry philosophies with you. We’re not trying to make some kind of point, we want to invite you into the movement. If you have been attending for a while and want to know what’s next...Don’t miss the NEXT classes starting THIS Sunday, February 2nd at 1:00pm in the church office. Lunch will be provided and we will supply all materials. If you have any questions, please reply to this email. 
Send some love to Peru: In a few weeks we have Lifers going on mission to Peru to help host the annual women’s conference there. They have invited us to help them collect women’s scarves, used prescription glasses and costume jewelry to give away to the women as gifts and beanie animals to give the children when they see the dentist. You can bring the items in to church on Sunday. There will be a collection box in the lobby. 

Some people have asked, “How do we know if church is closed or cancelled due to weather?” Well, our general rule is that unless the police have declared an emergency and closed the roads, LifeBridge will still hold services for those who can make it. We will send an email to the Life At The Bridge mailing list if we decide to close. Now, if you ever feel unsafe coming out in the weather, PLEASE DON’T! If you are serving that day, simply call your team leader and let them know you are not coming in. We will make the adjustments necessary. We know that on a crazy snowy day, we won’t have everyone in their places. But we will be there whether there are 5 or 500.

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