I’ve been hearing the buzz since Sunday about all the great Connect Groups meeting around the city. If you haven’t made it to one yet, make it a priority this week or next to try one out. You may not find your fit right away, but keep trying, there is a group out there just for you. Whether you need to learn the basics of the faith, find some good fellowship with friends or just want to study a book of the Bible, you can connect with others just like you. With a record-breaking Sunday attendance last week, it is so important that every one of us reach out and CONNECT!
Let me recommend a couple groups to you. “Next Steps” is on Sunday nights at the Ben Garza House and is perfect for newer believers who need foundational truths; while “We Are Church” is on Wednesday nights, right near the Monterey Oaks campus, and might be great fit for parents of teens. You could drop your teens off at TAG and then enjoy a brilliant DVD series, produced by Francis Chan, about who we are as God’s people. You can find the list of groups online now at www.onechapel.com by clicking on “Connect Groups.”
RUN FOR THE ONE
Join us for the first annual “Run for the ONE” half marathon, 10K and 5K fun-run at Town Lake on Saturday, January 28th at 9:00am. We’ll meet under the MOPAC overpass by the pedestrian bridge at Zilker Park. We’ll have course maps, water stations and T-shirts. There is no cost for entering; this is simply a way for all of us to highlight the importance of health and fitness (1 Cor. 3:16). If you want to help by serving at water stations, provide directions for runners or help set up tables, etc… please contact Nathan Emert at email@example.com. We’ll also be familiarizing ourselves with the course this Saturday, January 21st at 9:00am with a practice run. Come celebrate at the finish line and cheer on those running. It’s going to be fun, fun, fun!
We’ll be water baptizing during our Night of Worship on Sunday, January 29th at our Monterey Oaks campus. If you have not been water baptized, or if you were baptized as a child, but not “since you believed,” this is an opportunity to obey the Lord in identifying with Christ in his death, burial and resurrection. This is a wonderful sacrament full of meaning, freedom and joy as you leave your old life behind and embrace your new life in Christ. We’ll have a class at 3:30pm at the Monterey Oaks campus as well, so sign up and get all the info that you need at www.onechapel.com by clicking on “Water Baptism.”
NIGHT OF WORSHIP
Invite someone to our first Night of Worship of 2012 in our new Monterey Oaks campus on Sunday, January 29th at 5:30pm. We’ll sing, pray, share and water baptize just as we do every fifth Sunday of the month. It’s going to be a great event!
Let me encourage you to put God first in every area of your life today. Think about how you can keep Him IN THE FIRST PLACE no matter what you’re facing. Seek HIS kingdom first and create the capacity to receive all the other things God wants to add to you (Matt. 6:33).
Be the ONE who brings the light…