Friday, September 24, 2021

Weekly NEWS

These Days devotionals for October thru December are now available at the Welcome Center!

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It's iServe Sunday!
Wear your iServe T-shirt and invite a friend!

What better way to BLESS your neighbors than to make a difference in the lives of others? This Sunday we'll take a look at how Serving in Love can be a life-changing experience in the mission field that is in our own backyard! 

Be sure to wear your iServe T-shirt as we dive into examining how the Eden Church family can make a difference in our corner of the world!

Dealing with Divorce?
DivorceCare Begins Thursday, October 14

Divorce can be one of the toughest things life can throw at you. If you or someone you love is dealing with divorce, this group offers a safe place where caring people come alongside you as you find healing from the pain of separation or divorce. At this 13-week, video-based support group program, you’ll find helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision-making.

Eden's DivorceCare group begins on Thursday, October 14 at 7pm in The Living Room.  Click the link below to learn more.

Next Alpha Course Experience Begins October 3!

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore faith, ask questions, and share their point of view.

Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs online, in cafés, churches, universities, homes—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: hospitality, a talk and good conversation.

We'll be starting an Alpha Group on Sunday, October 3. The group will meet for 11 Sundays at Eden in the Living Room from 5:30-7:30pm. We'll share a light meal and great conversation. Childcare will be provided.

Take Good Care of Yourself

One of the best ways to care for those around you is to take good care of yourself to avoid illness. As the COVID-19 situation in our community changes, we will continue to have discussions behind the scenes on how we can keep our Eden Church family as safe as possible.

While we will continue to let each individual make the choice that is best for their own health, we do encourage everyone to err on the side of caution regarding your own health and wellbeing.

 

As always, if you are not feeling well, please take the Sunday off and take care of yourself. If you feel that it is in your best interest to wear a mask, feel free to do so.

Eden is stronger together, and we continue to pray for the health and well being of our church family. Please continue to take care of yourself and pray for your church family!

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October SPARK Events Coming Up!

Fall is here, and the kids still have tons of energy to burn! Plan now to bring the kids to these SPARK events in October.

SPARK Kids Outdoor Family Zoomie Night

Thursday, October 7, 5:30 to 7:30pm at the Broyles's home

   

A picnic and snacks will be provided for families, but feel free to bring food to share, if desired.  There'll be fun and games, plus a big space to get out all the Zoomies!

SPARK Meeting 

Thursday, October 21 at 6:30pm via ZOOM

   

Join us as we gather on ZOOM for more fun and activities!

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Quilters of Eden

Cover God’s people with blankets and prayer as the Quilters of Eden meet the second and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning on Tuesday, October 12 from 1:00-3:30pm.

 

All skill levels are welcome! Contact Nancy Ramer for details.

Eden Women Schedule Change

An encouraging group of women who love Jesus, Eden Women meet for Bible study, service projects, and more. They will be meeting on the third Sunday of the month from 3 to 5pm.

 

Newcomers are welcome!

 

For details, see Karen Parsons.

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Let's BLESS Our Neighbors!

The BLESS Initiative is a new approach to prayer and sharing Jesus with others. It’s less about downloading information or memorizing scripts, and more about loving our neighbors well. It helps us get “unstuck” and practice sharing God's love more effortlessly. BLESS is an intentional pathway for persons of all ages who follow Jesus to become like Jesus and join the mission of Jesus.

Join us THIS SUNDAY as we dive into BLESS!

Resources to BLESS You!

The BLESS Initiative kicks off on Sunday, August 29, and we've got resources for you to get the most out of this series and beyond!

 

There are Journals for Adults and Kids alike, plus small group materials for our Sunday school and discipleship group leaders, and much more!   

Did You Know...

...that SPARK is an exciting group for elementary students in grades 2 thru 5? Led by Barb Broyles and Michael Shaffer, this fun pre-teen group focuses on helping kids grow in community with friends through group activities, fun games, and interactive Bible lessons.

See the article above for more information about upcoming SPARK events! For more information, contact Barb Broyles or Michael Shaffer.

Need the Pastor?

If you would like to meet with Pastor Tammy, you can schedule an appointment to meet in person and tour the Eden campus, or meet with her virtually. Please know that your pastoral staff is here to support and encourage you through counseling, spiritual direction and practical guidance.

Check Out Our YouTube Channel!

What's that? You don't do Facebook? Well, no worries!

 

Our Worship Service is now broadcast LIVE each week on YouTube!

 

Just click on the YouTube logo to subscribe!

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Living This Side of the Garden

 

Join us weekdays on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 12:30pm as we take a pause in our day to draw closer to God. In these crazy times, we offer you a place of contemplation and rest to energize and inspire you to carry God with you out into the world.

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