College and Singles Weekly Update: September 8-15th

THIS SUNDAY!!!

Invite your neighbors, friends, and family to experience everything you love about NAOBC for I Love My Church Sunday! This is a church-wide event!!

Wear your NAOBC swag and stick around after worship and BFG for food, dessert trucks, inflatables, live music, and more!

Lunch for I Love My Church Sunday is $5 per person, $20 maximum per family.

Lunch includes all-you-can-eat hamburgers, hot dogs, chips, apple sauce, and water. Dessert trucks will be on-site but are not included in the lunch purchase. Dessert trucks include Philly’s Best Frozen Desserts and Cookie Dough Bliss & Creamery.

Guests eat free!! They can stop by the guest table on September 12 to receive a voucher for free lunch. The voucher includes the main meal and something from the dessert truck. You are still considered a guest even if it’s your second or third time visiting! :)

Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket for seating.
Order and pay for your lunch ahead of time HERE.

IMPORTANT!!!!

The College and Singles are helping to clean up after this event on Sunday. You can let Philip know or like the GroupMe message about cleaning if you are available so we know how many we have to help. This is a great way to serve and love our church family!!

Church Cleaning Day on Saturday:

Help us get our building and property looking great for our guests this Sunday. We are having a churchwide cleaning day beginning at 9:00-12:00 this Saturday morning.

Donuts provided. Contact Pastor Ryan with any questions.

SINGLE’S GROUP:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday morning 10:30 AM, rm 202
  • Sunday worship 9:00 AM

Small Groups:

Our singles group will be dividing up into men’s and women’s small groups this fall, going through the Psalms.

Ladie’s group

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: 7600 Carmil Court

Men’s group

Time: 6:30 PM

Location: 9101 Leicester Court

Single’s Retreat:

Date: September 18-19

Fee: $75

Departure: 1 PM Saturday from the church

Return: 5 PM Sunday evening

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS THIS SUNDAY!!!

Register here!!!

(Scholarships are available to help pay!! Just ask :)

Contact Abigal Johnson (one of our single’s interns) with any questions.

College Group:

  • BFG (Bible Fellowship Groups) Sunday morning 9:00 AM, rm 202
  • Sunday worship: 10:30 AM

College Night:

Last week we had a wonderful time of worship, fellowship, and hearing testimonies of the Lord’s faithfulness and goodness in the lives of some of our brothers and sisters in Christ. Thank you to everyone who came and everyone who invited a friend!

Due to I Love My Church Sunday, we will not have college night this Sunday. However, we will resume our normal schedule the following week (9/19)!!

Wednesday Night Discipleship:

Time: 6:30 pm.

Location: Dependent upon classes.

Adults will have the opportunity to serve with the Choir, attend Open Bible Study with TJ Betts studying the Psalms, or meet in Discipleship Groups.

Men’s groups will be using the book Disciplines of a Godly Man by R Kent Hughes, and women’s groups will use Disciplines of Godly Women by Barbara Hughes as a springboard to invest in one another’s lives.

Please be sure to register so you can be placed in proper groups! Click here!!

Check out our website or GroupMe App for more info regarding specific events!!

Our Week in the Word segment this week comes from Pastor Philip Brown, our college and single’s pastor.

There is Nothing Better:

Isaiah 55, Psalm 1, and Eph 4

 

As I sat down at breakfast enjoying Conners and I’s traditional sausage and eggs, we began singing. This was something you did not do at the table growing up, but you don’t stop a moment like this when you and your 9 yr old son are singing “there is nothing better than you” at 7:30 in the morning (Graves into Gardens Elevation Worship).

It ended up being a great teaching tool for me to talk about the word contentment. As I kept singing the song I realized how the song did a great job of linking some passages I had been reading and meditating on through the past few weeks; Philippians 4, Psalm 1,  Isaiah 55.  

Isaiah 55 tells us that we can go and spend our time and money on things that don’t ultimately satisfy us and that we should seek Him! Psalm 1 reminds us that if we delight in the Lord we will be strong like a tree planted by streams of water. Then in Philippians 4:10-13 Paul shares about finding the secret of being content by being in Christ. 

As I find myself having the tendency to criticize and complain about my own life, I find that this passage is very convicting. Here are some quick conclusions.  

  1. Contentment in Christ has no room for complaints.

2. Situations don’t dictate satisfaction when it is in Christ. 

I pray that you can take this little glimpse into my growth and encourage you in yours. Be sure to ask and share your personal Bible studies with each other. When done, it is a way to testify of what God is doing in your life to your brothers and sisters in Christ as well as the lost.

Because of Him,

Pastor Philip

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