Being with Jesus changes everything. There are so many things we encounter in life that draw our attention away from Jesus. Fear, anxiety, guilt, powerlessness, and grief, just to name a few. But Jesus changes all of those things. When we get overwhelmed by life’s messes, we need to look at the transforming power Jesus offers through his life and Holy Spirit. The Gospel of John provides encounters with the One who can transform struggles into a source of hope. All-Church Spiritual Formation begins Sunday August 27.
During the Transforming Presence series our spiritual formation emphasis is the Transformation Living Stone, where disciples work in a chosen area of life transformation to mature in Christ-likeness, and participate in a Wesleyan Methodist Class Meeting toward that end.
Copies of the book are available at church, or buy Transforming Presence: How Being with Jesus Changes Everything by David Drury on Amazon
Covenant Connections – Finding Fulfilling Relationships
Whether we are introverted or extroverted, every person is made to be in relationship: in relationship with God and in relationship with other people. God’s very nature is relational, and we are created in his image. This series explores how we find and grow fulfilling and healthy relationships.
During the Covenant Connections series our spiritual formation emphasis is the Church Living Stone, where disciples work toward full engagement in the family of God.
Elizabeth cried out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed is the fruit of your womb! (Luke 1:42)
Many of us are aware of the great services provided by First Care Pregnancy Center, providing free: pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, parent and pregnancy education, social services, and baby supplies.
One item that is always in short supply is baby wipes. As the biblical story of Elizabeth tells us, children are a precious gift, so we are having our second annual Baby Wipe Drive. Last year, from Mother’s Day through Father’s Day, we collected over 5,000 wipes, plus some infant formula. We’d like to break that record with your help!
During the month of June 2017 drop off your donations of baby wipes at Oakdale Wesleyan Church. Every package helps a family, every case a lot of families.
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