Archive for October, 2010

Awaken: October 26th

Last night at Awaken we had a great time.  We began our worship with several songs.  Including introducing a new song called “SMS (Shine)” by David Crowder Band.  After some singing together we got right into the message.  We are in the middle of a series on Irresistible Invitation responding to the extravagant heart of God.  This week we talked about the Incarnation, we talked about the Christian Experience and then about our Christian Witness.  After a little bit of talking we had a time of prayer and meditation and closed out with a song and our benediction.  Come and join us next week as we continue our Irresistible Invitation series.  See you soon.

Prayer Board for October 26th

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“Shine Your light so all can see it
Lifted up, ’cause the whole world needs it
Love has come, what joy to hear it
He has overcome, He has overcome.”
-SMS (Shine) – Crowder

Awaken: October 19th

Last night we had a great night.  Thank you Jerry for joining us while you are in town and playing a little electric guitar with the band the last couple of weeks.  We began our worship with several songs.  After that we got right into our message/discussion.  We are right at the beginning of a series called “Irresistible Invitation.”  The series is about responding to the extravagant heart of God.  Last night we talked about who God is, where we experience or see God in our lives and the lives of others.  And our response to God’s love.  When we are actively looking for God’s presence in our lives it becomes much easier to see God at work.  After a little bit of discussion we took some time for prayer and meditation.  Then we closed with a benediction.  Come and join us next week as we continue our Irresistible Invitation series.  If you still need a book.  I have one for you. See you soon!

Prayer Board for October 19th

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Awaken: October 12th

Last night at Awaken we had a great time.  We began our worship with several songs and some prayer.  After that we had a discussion of here and there.  Patrick talked about where we are now – the Here.  And also talked about where THERE is – and how are we going to get there.  As a Meadowbrook Untied Methodist Church strives to become a community leader in everything that we do, WE (Awaken) as a part of the entire church must also look at what we can do to help the mission of the church.  We talked about some different things and discussed some options for some stuff that we can do in the future.  In a way, last night was like a little pep talk to get us pumped up and excited about the next 4 years of Awaken.  We took some time at the end of worship to use the prayer board and also spend some time checking out 10-fold.  Come and join us next week at Awaken as we begin a new series, “Irresistible Invitation”.  See you soon!

Prayer Board for October 12th

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If you have any joys, concerns, requests, or celebrations to add to the board please drop us a comment on this post.  We hope that you will be in prayer with us this week!

10-Fold is now!

If you haven’t already been getting involved in 10-fold it is not too late.  Go and check out the website and all that is going on at www.10-fold.org. Today is day 3, so there are still 7 days left to check out.  Yesterday was on Children’s Health and Wholeness and Sunday was about Haiti Recovery.  You can go back and look at those while you are at it.  This is a great way to get informed about the different ministries of the United Methodist Church and see how you can get involved.  Don’t miss this!

Come and worship with us tonight at Awaken.  Worship will begin at 8:00pm.  There will be a chance to sign up and support 10-fold at Awaken tonight.

Irresistible Invitation

We will be beginning a new series on October 19th!  The series is based off the book “Irresistible Invitation” by Maxie Dunnam.  This is a church wide series that we will be participating in and will include a 40 day devotion (which is the book) that will go along with the message or sermons from Tuesday night and Sunday morning and a study that is offered on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings.  We are very excited about this six week study and we are giving a copy of the book to everybody who wants one and will commit to join us in this series.  You can pick up a book on Tuesday night or pick up a book in Patrick’s office anytime he is there.  We will begin reading the book on October 17th (which is a Sunday).

Awaken: October 5th

Last night at Awaken we had a great night and we concluded our series “Revelation and the Ridiculous”.  We began our worship by singing together several songs.  After that we had a time for the message.  Rev. Kyland Dobbins summed up what we have been talking about the last several weeks and then we focused on Revelation 21 and 22.  We look to Revelation as a message of Hope.  A hopeful holiness.  As we strive towards sanctification and living a holy life.  After the message we had a time of meditation and prayer.  We then concluded our worship with a prayer knowing that we go out into the world to serve.  Week one we talked about service and serving, week two we talked about prayer, last week we talked about worship, and this week was on hope.  Thank you Rev. Kyland Dobbins for leading us in this series and helping us to have a better understanding of the book of Revelation.  Come and join us next week for worship.  See you soon!

Prayer Board for October 5th

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If you have any joys, concerns, celebrations, requests, or prayers to add to the board please drop us a comment on this post.  We hope that you will be in prayer with us this week.  Use the prayer board to help remember the prayers that have been lifted up.