College and Singles Weekly Update: June 30-July 7th

Love the Ville is coming up on August 28th!

This is a church-wide event where all NAOBC members get to give back to the community and share the love of Christ through various service projects. We strongly encourage all College and Singles to mark this date off on your calendar and join in our day of “loving the ville!”

SINGLES GROUP

Quick Look at Summer 2021 

  • NO BFG THIS SUNDAY (July 4th)
  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Small Groups:  (Girls meeting tonight! / No guys tonight)

                  Dates: July 7, July 21

                  Time: Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM             

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun:

 

 

July 17- Mammoth Cave

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

 

 

 

(more details to come closer to time of the event)

 

COLLEGE GROUP

Quick Look at Summer 2021 

  • NO BFG THIS SUNDAY (July 4th)
  • Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Bible Study:

                    Dates: July 14,  Aug 4

                    Time: Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM

                    Location: RM 202

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun!

Event at the Holmes house for College Group!

Time: THIS SUNDAY NIGHT, July 4th, 7:30 PM

Activities: Outdoor movie and lawn games

Bring: A lawn chair (if you have one)

Address: 6700 Glastonburg Lane

Treats will be provided!!

 

        July 8 – Activate Games Outing        

 

 

 

 

Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

 

 

(more details to come closer to time of the event)

Check our website or GroupMe App for up-to-date info regarding events!!

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Philip Brown, our College and Singles Pastor.

Called to Share to Barbarians?

We have just finished Romans on Sundays in BFG and I started doing a personal review of it again for myself. I have always been amazed at the things I find that I have missed in Romans.

One of my favorite passages is Romans 1:19-20 where Paul talks about the fact that the world denies what is in plain sight of them. The point is that creation screams that there is a God yet the world stops at the creation instead of worshipping what made it.  But I must admit I think I have missed what should be in plain sight for me and you.  

The fact is that in vs.14 Paul says he is called to both Greek and barbarian. He is talking about the gentiles or those who are of the World. The rest of the chapter is really describing a lot of what the world looks like that denies that there is a creator. This description from vs. 24-32 really looks a lot like our barbaric world today.    

The key though is not to just acknowledge that the list is sinful and “barbaric” but also to remember that this is the people to whom we are called to minister to as well.  

God did not call us just to minister to “pretty good” people. Romans later reminds us of how we all are far from God without his Grace and that we are all sinners and enemies of God.    

So as we come out of covid and encounter those who deny the creator every day, let’s be reminded that we once were just like them and they need their eyes to be open to the truth.  Let us be praying for the lost around us and sharing the good news with them. 

 

College and Singles Weekly Update: June 23-30th

Summer Events Below

SINGLES GROUP

Quick Look at Summer 2021 

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) on Sundays at 10:30 AM in RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 9:00 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Small Groups:

                  Dates: July 7, July 21

                  Time: Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM             

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun:

                 

Singles event THIS SATURDAY NIGHT!!

Date/Time: June 26, 6-9 PM

Activity: Cookout and Swim at the Kimsey’s 

Address: 10514 Glenmary Farm Dr, Louisville, KY

 

 

 

July 17- Mammoth Cave

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

 

 

 

(more details to come closer to time of the event)

 

COLLEGE GROUP

Quick Look at Summer 2021 

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) on Sundays at 9:00 AM in RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: 10:30 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Bible Study:

                    Dates: June 23, July 14,  Aug 4

                    Time: Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM

                    Location: RM 202

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun!    

              

College event THIS SUNDAY NIGHT!!

Date/Time: June 27, 6-9 PM

Activity: Cookout and Bonfire at the Kyle’s

Address: 650 Hidden Creek Trail, Simpsonville, KY

 

 

 

        July 8 – Activate Games         

 

 

 

 

Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

 

 

(more details to come closer to time of the event)

Check our website or GroupMe App for up-to-date info regarding events!!

 

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from me, Fiona Tollefson, editor of the College and Singles blog.

 

For many of us, everything opening back up after COVID has left us amazed at how busy our schedules now are. With all the avenues in our lives that demand our attention, we lose focus of what is important and in turn grow overwhelmed and tired.

I know that during my semesters in college I am tempted to prioritize school above all else and in turn grow tired. During my breaks from school, I prioritize working and in turn grow tired. Some of us are tired right now simply because it is the middle of a long week.

A Bible verse that I have clung to for many years now in the midst of simply feeling overwhelmed, tired, and distant from the Lord due to my askew prioritization is Matthew 11:28. This verse has brought peace and comfort to my soul. Jesus says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”

How wonderful is it that our Savior not only cares for our weary and burdened state, He calls us to draw near to Him! He not only promises to give us rest-He is our rest! When I get tired and overwhelmed with the demands of my life/schedule, I lull myself into the sinful delusion that I simply need to power through my schedule, and then I will have time to be in the Word. Or, once I get out of this busy season then I can prioritize my quiet time with the Lord.

Friends, the Lord is calling us in our weary and burdened state to draw near to him! Some advice I’ve gotten many times in my life is that if you “Don’t have time for God now, you never will.”

I encourage you to draw near to our Savior who waits with open arms to give rest to our tired state. Prioritize our King. Why keep going in tired circles by yourself when Jesus calls us to come to Him? He is all we need and the only One who can give us rest.

Even if this is simply a busy season or a busy week for you, finish out the rest of this week faithfully by leaning into Jesus and drawing near to Him! I encourage you to pray this verse over yourself and even over your friends or family who feel burnt out and tired.

 

College and Singles Weekly Update: June 16th-23rd

Summer Events below

SINGLES GROUP

Quick Look at Summer 2021 

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) on Sundays at 10:30 AM in RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: New Service Time at 9:00 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Small Groups:

                     -Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM 

                     -June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun:

                 

 

Singles –  June 26- Cookout and Swim at the Kimsey’s  (6-9 pm)  10514 Glenmary Farm Dr, Louisville, KY

 

 

 

 

 

July 17- Mammoth Cave

 

 

 

 

 

Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

 

 

 

(more details to come closer to time of the event)

 

COLLEGE GROUP

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) on Sundays at 9:00 AM in RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: New Service Time at 10:30 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Bible Study:

                     -Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM in rm 202

                     -June 9, June 23, July 14,  Aug 4

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun! 

                    

 

June 27-College – Cookout and Bonfire at the Kyle’s (6-9 pm)  650 Hidden Creek Trail, Simpsonville, KYCookout at Kyle’s 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        July 8 – Activate Games         

 

 

 

 

Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

 

 

(more details to come closer to time of the event)

Check our website or GroupMe App for up-to-date info regarding events!!

 

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Alexa Knight, one of our College Group interns!

Decisions in Transitions…

This past month has been a season of transition in my life. Graduating college, getting a new job, moving to a new home. It’s been a season of questions and uncertainty. A season of either choosing to trust the Lord or trying to trust in myself.

I’ve felt the battle of having to decide and choose what I will allow myself to think on…

Thoughts of fear and wanting to control my future, or trusting that my future is the Lord’s. One of the most convicting and comforting passages of scripture in this season has been Philippians 4:8. I’ve memorized this verse many times and profited from its wisdom and truth in many different contexts throughout my walk, and it always ends up back on my mind in seasons of transition and in battles for my thoughts.

This passage talks about thinking on and pondering honorable, just, holy things. Thinking and dwelling on excellent things. Not anxious things. In this season, this passage has encouraged me to make room and prioritize thoughts that are holy and honorable and good, and that peace flows from this.

It’s been really encouraging to see how the Lord has used this particular scripture to challenge me in so many different seasons to trust Him and lean into Him more, as well as comfort me in uncertainty. The Lord is good always and His goodness and love are never dependent on circumstances or transitions. He is challenging me to think on good things and trust Him!

 

Philippians 4:8

“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”

College and Singles Weekly Update – June 9-16th

Summer 2021 Schedule Below!!

Singles:

Quick Look at Summer 2021 

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) on Sundays at 10:30 AM in RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: New Service Time at 9:00 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Small Groups:

                     -Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM 

                     -June 2, June 16, July 7, July 21

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun! (more details to come closer to time of event)

                    -June 26- Cookout at Swim at the Kimsey’s

                    -July 17- Mammoth Cave

                    -Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

College:

Quick Look at Summer 2021 

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) on Sundays at 9:00 AM in RM 202
  • Sunday Worship: New Service Time at 10:30 AM
  • Mid-Week Girls and Guys Bible Study:

                     -Wednesday Nights at 7:00 PM in rm 202

                     -June 9, June 23, July 14,  Aug 4

  • Summer Fellowship and Fun! (more details to come closer to time of event)

                     -June 27- Cookout at Kyle’s 

                     -July 8 – Activate Games

                     -Aug 10 – Bats Baseball Game

(Check website and GroupMe App for up to date info regarding events!!)

 

Announcement:

A big CONGRATULATIONS to our very own Bobby Marcum and Macy (Kile) Marcum, from our college group, on getting married last week! We love you guys!!

If you see them around, please congratulate the newlyweds!!

 

Week in the Word- Update/What to Expect: 

The past couple of weeks we have been giving you a glimpse into what this section of the blog will look like. A couple of updates for anyone who is new:

I will be asking different teachers/interns from our church to create a short write-up for the end of every blog. We have had some incredible writers so far, and we also have many exciting writers lined up for our “Week in the Word” section of this blog. You can expect this consistently, beginning next week!

The blogs will be published every Wednesday! You’ll want to read all of them to be informed about upcoming events, special dates and times, and to see who has written our “Week in the Word” for some much-needed, mid-week encouragement!!

You can also be ready for this blog to be a connection point and reflection point for our College and Singles group. We have some exciting new “upgrades” in store for this blog! Just wanted to keep everyone posted. Be on the lookout for next week’s blog!

~Fiona Tollefson