GOOD AFTERNOON ONECHAPEL!
What a great weekend we had together as we kicked off our new series, NOW PLAYING, with a great discussion about the movie, “The Blind Side” and how it communicates the story of the gospel. Be sure to join us next week for another blockbuster movie message! This is the perfect series to bring a friend to, and this next week we’ll be celebrating our ONE-year birthday as a church. Don’t miss it!
AUSTIN FIRE RELIEF
As you know, there were more than 700 homes destroyed in our region and the Bastrop fire continues to burn. We are partnering with the Austin Disaster Relief Network to help people in need. ONEchapel will be giving financially to help this relief effort. You can give specifically to this great need by going to www.onechapel.com, clicking on “Giving” and choosing Austin Fire Relief in the drop down menu. We’re also volunteering to partner with a church in Bastrop that needs assistance. I’ll keep you updated once we hear more specifically how we can help as a church. Here is a link with information of how you can help individually: http://bit.ly/oQX7Xn
We are also collecting needed items at The Family Room this week from this list. We will be transporting those items at the end of the week to Celebration Church who will be distributing to families in need.
CONNECT GROUPS LAUNCH
This week we are launching 40 new Connect Groups! There is something for everybody and our groups are spreading throughout the city. As we grow there will be more places to connect. Check out the menu of groups at www.onechapel.com and click on “Connect Groups.”
TUESDAY NIGHT PRAYER
As a result of our emphasis on Connect Groups, we will no longer hold a church-wide prayer meeting on Tuesday nights. However, prayer will continue to be church-wide. We have several new prayer groups starting across the city and every Connect Group has prayer as part of its central purpose.
We’re still in the research and negotiating process, but I anticipate that we will have some news by the end of the week. As soon as we know where we’re moving, we’ll make sure that you know!
MEN’S MEXICO MISSION
We’re taking a mission trip to Mexico to build a church and to help with an outreach campaign. This is going to be such a great trip! Here’s the preliminary details:
- Dates: Monday, October 31st – Sunday, November 6th
- Current Passports Needed: Can take anywhere from 3 to 8 weeks to get this done.
- Cost: $700 – $800 each person (includes airfare)
- Travel: Drive to Houston together (van or bus).
- Fly to Puebla, Mexico. Drive from Puebla to the villages (Cuetzalan, Mexico).
Be sure to email email@example.com right away if you’re interested.
I love this adventure we’re taking together!