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    Mental Health Support Group Launch

    Mental Health Support Group Launch: On Sunday, September 16 our first Mental Health Support Group will launch a monthly meeting from 12 pm to 1 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. The September meeting will be held in Room 205. Future meetings will be in the Parlor. 

    The group will provide support, information and a place where families and friends can meet in a safe environment; where you can share your thoughts and concerns regarding loved ones suffering from mental illness. By sharing together, we can learn from others life experience. The group will be led by two volunteer facilitators. 

    The support group will start off meeting on the third Sunday of each month. These dates are: September 16, October 21, November 18, and December 16.

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    Rooted

    Connect with God, the church community, and your purpose in unexpected, life-changing ways.

    The Rooted experience redefines how we live our lives and view our relationships with God and others, giving context to what it means to be a part of something bigger. You will begin to see God in new ways, allowing you to experience a different way of life: community, authenticity and generosity.

    Spring Session Registration is now open! 
    Dates for Spring Session are February 6 - April 14. With the Rooted Celebration taking place on Wednesday, April 17. Childcare is available for both options, and you will simply include this request when completing your registration. The cost to register is $40/person.

    Sunday Mornings 8:45am - 10:15am
    Wednesday Evenings 5:30pm - 7:30pm

    Rooted is an interactive experience. In the course of 10 weeks, you will get together weekly with your group to talk about what God has been revealing to you as you go through the week’s readings, journal entries, and prayer. You will also learn from one another as the Holy Spirit works to comfort, encourage, and guide each member. Your group will share two experiences together outside of your group time: prayer, and serving. After the last session, you’ll join together with other groups and celebrate how God is working to connect each of you with your passion, your purpose, and your community. CLICK HERE to see The 7 Rhythms of Rooted.

    QUESTIONS? Contact Adam Brucker at adam.brucker@ourchristschurch.com.

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    Kids Foundations Class

    October 14

    Kids Foundations is a one hour class about baptism and following God. This is designed for children in 1st through 4th grades who are interested in knowing what baptism is all about. Note: if you have a 5th -8th grader interested in baptism, please contact Jake Niven. If you have a high schooler interested in baptism, please contact Tyler Ash. The kids foundations class is offered 2-3 times per year from 9:00-10:00AM in room 216. It is important that you sign up ahead of time for this class. The class is only offered if children are signed up to attend with a parent. The class will cover What is baptism? Why is baptism such an important decision?

     

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    Walking Wounded Movie Night

    November 10 in the Chapel from 7p-9p

    This event is open to all, but is targeted towards war veterans - Those suffering from the unseen wounds of war. Moral injury may be the signature wound for this generation of veterans, and a possible critical factor in veteran suicide.

    About the Film: ALMOST SUNRISE is a story of resilience and recovery. A feature-length documentary, the film follows two Iraq veterans, as they struggle with depression upon returning home from military service. Fearful of succumbing to the epidemic of veteran suicide, they both seek a lifeline and embark on a 2,700-mile walk across America as a way to confront their inner pain. The film captures an intimate portrait of two friends suffering from the unseen wounds of war as they discover an unlikely treatment: the restorative power of silence and meditation. A cinematic experience that juxtaposes the internal struggles of its characters against the wide-open spaces of America's heartland. ALMOST SUNRISE is also the first film to explore "moral injury:" the profound shame that many veterans feel when their experiences of war violate their moral beliefs, and a possible critical factor in veteran suicide.

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    Little Angels 

    Little Angels Shopping Day
    Saturday, December 15
    9am - 3pm

    Little Angels Set Up Day
    Sunday, December 9
    1:00pm

    Little Angels is one of our 61/10 initiatives. We want to make sure that all kids have a Merry Christmas. Our shopping day will take place on Saturday, December 15th. This is when the families come "shop" at our store and get to pick out items specifically for their child/children.

    We need lots of volunteers to make the event happen. Some ways to be involved are to pick up a tag and buy a present, help set up, as well as helping the day of the store with shopping, wrapping, and carrying gifts out to cars.

    Tags will be available at the Lobby Cart on November 18, November 25, and December 2. Gifts should be brought back on December 9.