Every August at actionchurch we fire up the popcorn maker, pop in a new release blu-ray, and use their plots to illustrate ancient truths from the Bible. The movies we’ll be showing clips from, and the dates we’ll discuss them, are listed below. If you haven’t seen them, it’s a painless opportunity to invite friends/family to watch them with you, and then invite them to come with you on Sunday.
This Sunday (7/31) is the annual actionchurch Baptism and BBQ at John Rudy Park (Bluebird pavilion- in the rear past the dog park). Instead of meeting at our North York Venue for a Sunday service, we’ll gather at the park to share some delicious pit BBQ, eat ice-cream, talk, laugh, play games, and then maybe eat more ice-cream. We’ll have bounce houses for the kids, and this year a brand new game (9 Square) that anyone can play. Most importantly, we’ll cheer on our actionchurch friends who are choosing to publicly acknowledge that they are followers of Jesus Christ through water Baptism.
It all gets started at 11, the meal begins at noon, and we’ll have baptisms at 1:00. Feel free to bring friends and family members, as the event is a great opportunity to get to know actionchurch folks in a relaxed and even-more-casual-than-sunday-if-that’s-posible atmosphere.
Don’t have plans for July 4th? Need an “exit strategy” from another big family cookout? You’re invited to hang out with us!
We’ve got a GREAT opportunity to celebrate with our neighbors in North York Borough on July 4th and you can be part of it!
We’re looking for a few more actionchurch folks who would like to spend their Monday evening at North York’s Kauffman Park (350 East 5th Avenue). We’ll be serving free shaved ice and making sure all the little ones in the neighborhood get their turn in the actionchurch bounce houses. Come down and help out–set-up starts at 5:30, serving starts at 6:00, tear down around 8:00, then stay to hang out and enjoy the fireworks with us!
Every Sunday this month we’ve been learning the art of Resilience from scripture…and life. One thing is sure, resilient people can take a punch…and get back up! However, as great as it is to be able to TAKE a punch, wouldn’t it be even better to be able to BLOCK a punch…or even AVOID a punch altogether occasionally??? Jesus promised that “in this world we would have trouble”, but is it possible to get ANY better at dealing with difficult times than just reacting to them after they happen? This week we’ll finish with an amazing bit of wisdom from King Solomon-
24 You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly. 25 You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, 26 for the Lord is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap. -King Solomon
If you are still trying to decide if you are coming out to serve cancer survivors and their caregivers at Relay for Life, this video will let you know what serving LOOKS LIKE. There is, however, NO WAY to let you know what if FEELS LIKE to spend a night serving really deserving folks with other actionchurchers. You need to experience that for yourself. We’ve got over 100 people signed up for action this year…but we still have a T-shirt and a job waiting for YOU!