CONNECTION COORDINATOR: We are excited to share about a recent shift on our Staff Team. Nicole McAllister has transitioned to the new role of Connection Coordinator. Nicole brings 5 years of Five Stones knowledge to the position. She knows the vital importance of people getting plugged in and figuring out their next steps to take. She loves working with people and watching what God is doing in the lives of others. Nicole will work with individuals / families that are recent guests, as well as those who have been at Five Stones for a while but feel stuck in getting connected. She is in the process of formulating a Connection Team. If you share a similar passion in helping folks get connected at Five Stones, shoot her an email and let her know (nmcallister@fivestoneschurch.
CREATIVE ARTS / COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR AND MINISTRY ASSISTANT: Nicole’s transition (mentioned above) created a vacant position on our Staff Team. We are excited to announce that Ashley Krauter joined our Staff Team to fill that vacancy. While some of the job description remains the same, such as assistant to Pastor Greg and Pastor John, some modifications were made that include helping to oversee our communications (ie social media, churchwide emails, publications) and the overall Community Worship experience. We have known Ashley really well (for over a decade) and her gifting aligns perfectly with this position. She’ll officially step into this role next week. We look forward to her joining us and the opportunities she will have for others to step up to help in strategic ways.
LIFE GROUPS: What if Jesus was talking about loving our ACTUAL neighbor? In our time of unprecedented mobility and increasing isolation, it’s hard to make lasting connections with those who live right outside our front door. We have hundreds of “friends” through online social networking, but we often don’t even know the full name of the person who lives right next door. Join us starting January 27th in Life Groups as we dive in to see what it means to Engage your Neighbor. Text “sharelife” to 31996 for more information.
SUMMIT (Middle and High School Students) – February 1st – Larger Than Life Game Night- We are getting students together for a night of games! Not just games…actually LARGER THAN LIFE games. We will have a Super Smash Brothers tournament as well as larger than life-size versions of some of your favorite game classics, and of course pizza!. Don’t miss it. It’s only $5. Friday Feb. 1st 7pm-9pm. Sign up HERE!
BAPTISM: Considering taking your next step at Five Stones by getting baptized? That gets us pretty excited around here! We would love to connect with you, answer your questions and help you with this next step. Our next Baptism Service is Sunday, February 3rd. We are so excited to begin chatting with you about it. Sign up HERE!
STEPPING STONES WEEKDAY PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION (2019-2020): Registration for the upcoming school year will continue for Five Stones families on Sunday, January 13th. Registration forms can be found on our website (www.fivestonespreschool.com) and can be dropped off at the Family Ministry Desk on either date. A “Five Stones Family” is someone who has completed the Hang Five Challenge or who are currently Five Stones Partners. Registration will open for the general public on January 28th.
MEN’S WEEKDAY RALLIES – FORGE: The FORGE RETURNS on Jan 16! Men, we have a great opportunity for you to take your next step with God regardless of where you are on your journey. Get to know other men from the same walk of life and be challenged by Biblical teaching. All you need to do is show up Wednesday mornings at 6:15am in the Atrium. We will kick off the new semester starting Jan 16. Breakfast and coffee will be provided! Come hungry and bring a friend. For more information please email Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.