Newsletter Week of May 20th

Pastor’s Piece

This weekend many of you will be celebrating Memorial Day.  To all those who have given their lives for their country, we are reminded to stop and give our deepest and sincerest gratitude this weekend.  Whatever you are doing this weekend, please be safe and pause to thank those who died yesterday so that you have freedom today.    
 This Sunday we’ll be wrapping up our May sermon series with a message titled, “The Greatest: Life.”  Jesus was constantly teaching His disciples and the crowds who gathered around Him who were hungry to hear Him speak.  Contrary to what you might think, the overwhelming majority of Jesus’ teachings weren’t focused on getting into heaven- they were about how we’re supposed to live our lives today.  Jesus’ teachings often put Him at odds with those around Him.  He said some difficult things, and He regularly flipped His listeners’ understandings about God upside down.  Much of what Jesus teaches is still difficult for us to stomach today.  And yet Jesus promises that if we put His teachings into practice in our lives we will experience “life more abundant.”  What is the greatest life, according to Jesus, and how can I have that kind of life?  Join us on Sunday at 9:30 am.  

Pastor Andy

   Ways to Get Connected   

IGNITE Mobile Youth Camp – July 22-26
Jesus loves me this I know. What familiar words from childhood. Even now, the song is a reminder of love, joy, and hope we have in Jesus.  This summer’s Ignite Camp is a promise of reaching many young lives with that same love, joy, and hope.  We can further share the love of Jesus by extending a personal hand in helping campers and their families connect at Faithbridge.  What a sense of comfort and, yes, even a feeling of being home, when they see a familiar welcoming face! 
 No experience required!  The only qualification is a love for God and neighbor!  During camp, Relationship Builders connect with campers & their families.  Attend camp all 5 days for 4 hours each day (either morning or afternoon) so campers can get to know you.  Training/briefing will be provided on Sunday, July 21 after church.  Sign-up sheets are available at church or contact Jeanna Fowler for details.  Phone: (515) 577-3762 Email:
Thank you to the many volunteers already signed up to assist with the camp!  Please pray each camper feels the love of Jesus and the gift of love they receive is passed on to their family, friends, and neighbors!     

Campers age 6-12 should get ready for an action-packed Ignite Mobile Camp that brings the excitement of Church Camp to Faithbridge. It’s not too late to register for the fun!  Parents & Grandparents now is the time to sign up your kiddos!  To sign up now, CLICK HERE.
Hope House Volunteers
The next Hope House volunteer days are May 29th (Wed.) and 31st (Fri.) from 9:00-2:00.

Lake of the Ozark Stop Human Trafficking Coalition

Awareness is the key to fighting human trafficking AT THE LAKE!
For information on how to get involved, visit their website at: or attend their monthly meetings.

The next two meetings are May 23rd at St. George Episcopal Church in Camdenton and

June 27th at the Bank of Versailles.