an INTENSE 48 hours!
FROM THE CALL TO DIE IN ORDER TO BREAK ETHNIC BARRIERS, TO A MARRIAGE ANNOUNCEMENT, TO A HUGE DEMO PROJECT, SUNDAY & MONDAY WERE TWO POWERFUL & PRODUCTIVE DAYS.
Sunday AM Dan Hyun of The Village Church of Baltimore preached a soul-searching message on dying to self to cross ethnic lines. Wow. You can check out Dan’s message The Seeds of Life here. You can also listen to Sunday’s announcements about some service opportunities and upcoming events here. In the afternoon we gathered for a meal & roundtable on church planting in the urban core. Great conversation! Sunday also included the wedding announcement of a couple that has a been walking with Restore for a year and have had a huge heart for the city for several years. We will hold our first wedding at the PO on September 28! (Which is another reason we are striving to kick our building project into the next gear!) Check out the video of Charles & Sarah below;)
Monday a work team from CrossPoint Community Church (another church plant in the EFCA) in Lima, OH came to partner on our last big demo project before we begin renovations. I can’t believe how much work was accomplished inside & outside our facility! Thanks you Pastor Rick & crew! We can’t wait to go down to Ohio to partner with you guys for a project. Oh yeah, MGOBLUE!
This Sunday we host a mission team from EFCA BUMP (Bridging Urban Missions Partnership) for the second year as together we serve the children of our community with a week long camp. Should be a blast!
Don’t forget, this coming Sunday we worship at Gordon Park, 11AM – 12th/Rosa Parks & Clairmont. Please pray God mightily does His thing, for His glory through the reconciling & gathering the gathering of His people from among all peoples, through Sunday’s Praise in the Park.
Finally, more info to come, but Mosaic Church of Ann Arbor & Restore are partnering for a Men’s Retreat September 20-21. Mark your calendar men! More info to come. We are really pumped about this first retreat for men!