Unity After Hurricane Sandy

Bring non-perishable foods, toiletries, blankets, shoes, baby care items, work gloves for Hurricane Sandy victims to 217church.  Sunday Services – 10 am & 11:30am

What we need most during this time of uncertainty and struggle is UNITY.  I have heard stories of you, the church, taking each other in during power outages, providing for each other’s basic needs, and meeting neighbors throughout your community building relationships.  Sometimes it takes a disaster to make the church shine.  When things are at their worst, the church should be at it’s best.  SO… what’s our “Game Plan” now?

“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”  1 Thess 5:11

Two ways to show unity…

1. Bromley Neighborhood Community Day, Saturday, November 3rd 9am-2pm  –   We will be having a KIDS FESTIVAL with games, a bounce castle, hot dogs and burgers, pop corn machine and a time to throw a party for our friends in Bromley.  We will also be HELPING CLEAN UP THE NEIGHBORHOOD AFTER THE STORM.  Bring rakes, gloves, blowers, chainsaws, extra big bags, and your trucks and meet us at Farmingdale Park at 9AM.  I don’t believe in coincidences! This event has been on the schedule for weeks now, and it could not have come at a more opportune time.  It’s an INCREDIBLE WAY to kickoff this series by DOING what you KNOW before you study it! E-mail dan@217church.com for more info on this event.

2. Sunday Worship at the AMC 24 –  As we kick off our “Game Plan” series, I could not be more proud of you as a church.  This series is all about living on mission together with our small groups.  We have 22 small groups that will be using the “Tangible Kingdom Primer” that goes along with the Sunday message.  We are selling them for $10 at the Next Level Center every Sunday. WE WANT EVERYONE TO GET IN A GROUP THIS HOLIDAY SEASON and experience the unity of the church. E-mail kelly@217church.com to get in a group.  Here are the essential components of the series:

#1 A weekend message with a focused topic

#2 A corresponding 217group lesson from the book: “Tangible Kingdom Primer”                                                                                          

#3 A daily study from the book “Tangible Kingdom Primer”    (Please Note: Every Individual needs their own book)

Here are the weekend topics…

  • Nov 4      The Game Plan
  • Nov 11     Intentionality
  • Nov 18     Humility
  • Nov 25     Teamwork
  • Dec 2     Responsibility
  • Dec 9     Belonging
  • Dec 16     Training
  • Dec 23     Mastering Your Position

Let’s encourage one another and make this Sunday an incredible show of unity from our community!

Don’t forget to wear your favorite team jersey! I can’t wait to see us grow together as a church!


P.S. If you know of anyone who needs a warm place to stay the night, the 217church youth center is open as a temporary shelter, contact Tim 732-306-9074

P.P.S. don’t forget to push your clocks back one hour Saturday night! DST ends!

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