“Building the Foundation” series

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The Lost and Found Church community will be going through a message series over a number of weeks in January and February 2017 based on the theme, “Building the Foundation.”

Here is a look at what will be covered in this series:

1. “Making a Stronger Church Family” (Sunday, January 29th): This week we will focus on the importance of sharing our lives with each other, listening to one another, getting to know each other better, and praying for one another.

2.  “Serving Each Other” (Sunday, February 5th): On this Sunday we will find ways we can be of service to one another.  We will find simple ways to help one another including things we can do throughout the upcoming weeks.

3.  “Making Others Feel Welcome” (Sunday, February 12th): How can we be a more-welcoming church family, especially to those who are seeking a new church home or are trying to figure out where they belong in life in general?  It can be hard to reach out to someone new.  This week we’ll learn ways we can proactively make others know they are welcome and valued.

4. “Sharing the Gospel 101” (Sunday, February 19th): What is the Gospel?  It means “good news” but how do you share that “good news” with others? This Sunday we will talk about our own stories of hearing and accepting the good news of Jesus Christ in our own lives and then how we can share it simply in our day-to-day living.

5. “The Brethren Way” (Sunday, February 26th): Continuing the Work of Jesus: Simply, Peacefully, Together.  These are the values of the Church of the Brethren, our larger church family.  We will discuss and consider how we put these values into practice in our daily lives, giving practical examples.

Please consider joining the Lost and Found Church community for these weeks of Bible study, discussion, learning, and community building.

Sundays – 10:30am – 110 N. Michigan Ave. (downtown Big Rapids)

You can also join via Facebook Live by going to www.facebook.com/thelostandfoundbr on Sundays at around 10:40am.  Videos of past gatherings are posted at www.thelostandfoundbr.org/messages.

HIGHLIGHTS 5-9-2017

1. The Lost and Found Church has recently been collecting donations for Angels of Action, a local organization that especially helps young children in our community with food and other items.  Donation items requested include plastic jars of peanut butter and jelly, as well as new or lightly-used books for K-4th graders.
2.  The Lost and Found Church community will be holding a Business Meeting on Sunday, May 21st.  Please pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit over this meeting.  A number of important items regarding the future of the church community will be discussed and/or decided at this meeting.

3.  DON’T FORGET: You can join the Lost and Found Church community for Sunday morning gatherings ONLINE!  You can join in live, on Sundays starting around 10:45am via Facebook Live, by going to our FB Page: www.facebook.com/thelostandfoundbr.  You can also watch/re-watch videos of past gatherings on the FB Page or on our website, at www.thelostandfoundbr.org/messages.

HIGHLIGHTS 5-1-2017

1. Standing in the Gap held its last weekly gathering of the semester and school year on Thursday, April 27th.  The group held a “send off” for students who will not be back next year and a recognition for those who served the group as leaders over the past year.  The worship band also led the group in musical worship.  Standing in the Gap finished the semester and year strong.  We are excited to see what God will do in and through this campus ministry next year!  (Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJw8aYi4UfY to view the 2016-2017 Gap Highlights Video)




John Campbell (middle) was inducted as an official member of the Standing in the Gap Foundation during the last Gap meeting of the semester.  James Strickland and Justin Airbets (left) were the Foundations small group leaders for Spring 2017.

Jake Davenport (right) and Justin and Eden Airbets (middle) were recognized during the “send off” portion of the gathering.

Mercedes Parker (middle), and the 2016-2017 Gap Leadership Team, were recognized for their tremendous investment of time and energy in serving Gap during the Gap weekly gathering

Standing in the Gap blessed Jake Davis (campus pastor) with signed photos of the group as they thanked him for serving the campus ministry.  This meeting was the last one Jake served as campus pastor.

2. The Lost and Found Church had an information table at the recent Mecosta County Community & Family Expo (on Saturday, April 29th). The church has staffed a table at this event for the past few years.  This is a great event to meet and greet community members and to share about the Lost and Found Church community.

Steve Headings and Jordan Brinker sharing about the Lost and Found Church community with a Big Rapids community member

Katelyn Brower and Jordan Brinker posing for a picture at the Lost and Found Church info table

3.  Standing in the Gap held its “Ultimate Hangout” event on Saturday, April 29th.  This is one of the more popular events Standing in the Gap holds during the school year.  The event was hosted at the home of Gap’s campus advisor, Dr. Richard Hewer (Ferris College of Business).




4.  The Lost and Found Church community held its April Community Meal and Monthly Planning meeting on Sunday, April 30th.  The Community Meal is a time to build stronger connections within the church community and to have a great meal together.  Monthly Planning meetings provide an opportunity to discuss important topics pertaining to the current and future work of the church.
5.  DON’T FORGET: You can join the Lost and Found Church community for Sunday morning gatherings ONLINE!  You can join in live, on Sundays starting around 10:45am via Facebook Live, by going to our FB Page: www.facebook.com/thelostandfoundbr.  You can also watch/re-watch videos of past gatherings on the FB Page or on our website, at www.thelostandfoundbr.org/messages.

L+F CHURCH HIGHLIGHTS 4-24-2017

HIGHLIGHTS
1. Standing in the Gap had a great weekly gathering last week.  Gap students led musical worship and the group also had two guest speakers, James and Okai Strickland, during the gathering.

2.  On Saturday, April 22nd, Standing in the Gap hosted its second-ever Family Banquet.  This event gave the opportunity for family members of Gap students to come to Big Rapids and experience what Standing in the Gap is all about.

3.  DON’T FORGET: You can join the Lost and Found Church community for Sunday morning gatherings ONLINE!  You can join in live, on Sundays starting around 10:45am via Facebook Live, by going to our FB Page: www.facebook.com/thelostandfoundbr.  You can also watch/re-watch videos of past gatherings on the FB Page or on our website, at www.thelostandfoundbr.org/messages.