As the Fall grows closer and as the 'official' launch becomes more of a reality, here are some things that are taking place and areas to pray for:
1) CORE Team Hangs: This past Sunday, our CORE Team(ie.planting team) had our first 'official' gathering. We spent the afternoon at the Italian Festival located in our neighbourhood. I have said this before but in order for us to invite people into loving Christian community we need to be one. These ongoing hangouts are opportunities for us to grow closer.
Please pray for these opportunities and for God to bring us together as a family.
2) Networking and New Connections: We have been amazed at how word has travelled about Church of the Ward. We have received names and email addresses for people in and out of the neighbourhood who are encouraged and interested in being involved.
Please pray for these people and for us - pray for God's discernment, wisdom, and direction.
3) Fundraising: This is completely new for me (Matt) and the challenge is a welcome one. Despite the newness of it, God has completely blown me away in the ways He has already provided.
Please pray for continued financial provision.
4) Neighbourhood Connections: We have already met so many people on our street and much openness has been expressed regarding our vision.
Please pray for more connections and of first importance, relationship. May no one feel judged and may those who hear be open to our presence.
Thank you for reading this, keeping in touch, and for praying - we could not do this without you. Check back regularly for more updates.
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