Thursday, September 4, 2014

Whiteboard: Kick Off Sunday

It is Kick Off Sunday this weekend at FCC Scottsdale!

Even though the Whiteboard took a distinctly Football feel this week, Kick Off Sunday means that we are kicking off the Fall Program Year here at the church. After so many of our ministry groups and fellowship groups took a nice summer hiatus to recharge our batteries and get away from the summer heat for a little while, with the start of September things are rolling again here at the church.

So this Sunday morning our Sunday School classes will be back in full swing. In fact, I'm thrilled to announce that we have added another Elementary-aged Sunday School Class this fall! We'll have a 4th Grade through 6th Grade Class and a 1st Grade through 3rd Grade Class, along with the Kindergarten and younger class in the Nursery. The Adult Sunday School Class will be starting back up this week with their regular weekly meetings in the Arizona Room.

In fact, some groups are even getting started ahead of Kick-Off Sunday. The Workday Crew (weather permitting) is planning on being out Saturday morning to make the church grounds beautiful. The Chancel Choir has already started back up, and would be more than happy to have your lovely voice join them!

In the coming days and weeks the DWM Circle Groups will get started, our Youth Group Programs will kick off again, and at the beginning of October the Keenagers will have their first meeting.

Oh, and we'll be Kicking Off a new Sermon Series this Sunday as well. All throughout the month of September we'll be talking about Community -- What it means to be a community, how we best live in community with one another, how we welcome new people into our community, and what it means to be a community build on forgiveness.

So join us this Sunday at FCC Scottsdale for Kick Off Sunday!

Matthew 18:15-22 
Reproving Another Who Sins

‘If another member of the church sins against you, go and point out the fault when the two of you are alone. If the member listens to you, you have regained that one. But if you are not listened to, take one or two others along with you, so that every word may be confirmed by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If the member refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church; and if the offender refuses to listen even to the church, let such a one be to you as a Gentile and a tax-collector.Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Again, truly I tell you, if two of you agree on earth about anything you ask, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.’

Then Peter came and said to him, ‘Lord, if another member of the churchsins against me, how often should I forgive? As many as seven times?’Jesus said to him, ‘Not seven times, but, I tell you, seventy-seven times.

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