November Notes

I’m grateful for your connection with reFresh Church. I pray that you feel God’s presence in your life daily. If I can pray for you, or help you in a specific way, let me know. Two topics for today:

1 - What’s in a name?

2 - Christmas Parade!

1) What’s in a name – reFRESH Church?

A refreshing new church launching just for Priceville in 2017!

Most of us were named by our parents. Some of them did a great job. Others, well—I hope you can forgive them by now.

When we set out to launch our new church in Priceville, I wanted a name that conveys hope to those who need it. I wanted our name to announce a new future to anyone who had experienced church as more judgmental than uplifting. And to those with no church experience, I wanted to offer church as a refreshing journey for real people with real stories.

As we go forward, our name reminds us to receive God’s grace in order to refresh those yet to know Jesus. We’ll continually be refreshed to reach others.

So that’s our name: reFRESH Church. We exist to inspire new and fully devoted followers of Jesus to refresh our community with God’s love!

2) Christmas Parade

We’re preparing the reFresh Church float for the Priceville Christmas Parade on Dec. 3, 2016.

I’m inviting you to help us illustrate God’s love to Priceville with lots of candy for kids and some great chocolate for moms.

There are two ways for you and your kids to be involved:

A) Parade Float Setup

  • Date: Thursday 12/1, 6pm.

  • Location: Gather at in pastor’s driveway.

  • Decorate Truck with our reFresh Church banner and Trailer with Merry Christmas banners and garland on the sides. Wheat straw in middle for kids to sit on. I’m sure more Christmas decorations will emerge, but I’m a dude and that’s all I can think to write for now.

  • Sort candy and put kindness cards on chocolate for moms.

  • Decorating an 8-ft trailer; longer if more than 8 kids sign-up.

B) Parade Participant

  • Date: Saturday 12/3, gather at 1pm. [Parade changed to 12/10 due to rain]

  • Location: we’ll know lineup order and confirm gathering location on 12/2.

  • Kids ride in float/trailer: Throw wrapped candy to kids watching parade.

  • Adults walk beside: Hand awesome chocolate to moms with kindness card attached.

  • Kids will wear reindeer antlers. Adults have that option as well.

You should join us! We’ll have so much fun and share kindness with Priceville.

-->Will you reply now (and no later than Monday 11/28)–participants get a reFresh t-shirt!

In that email, let me know that you are in for i) float decorating, ii) parade ride/walk, or iii) both. Include names and shirt size for you and all who’ll join you. Share your preferred phone number so I can let you know our parade start location on 12/2.


Pastor Chris

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