SHARE LIFE: We believe community is done in circles, not in rows and invite you to JOIN A LIFE GROUP! Registration begins September 24th. Go Beyond the Chair this fall and consider facilitating or hosting a life group. Stop by the Share Life kiosk for more info!
SINGLE & PARENTING: Are you a single parent, do you know a single parent that could use some encouragement and support? On September 13th Five Stones Church will be launching a group that will provide encouragement and support through the use of videos, small group discussion, and a workbook. This group will meet weekly for 13 weeks with other single parents who understand the unique challenges that you face. Please meet us at the Five Stones HQ (1117 Cuthbertson Rd) from 6:30-8:30pm, starting September 13. This group is open to all single parents, you do not have to attend Five Stones Church to participate in this group. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!
LOOKING FOR PIONEERS: When Five Stones launched almost 8 years ago, it took a group of pioneers who were willing to step out of their comfort zones and make the shift from going to church to BEcoming the Church. In order for necessary changes to happen to allow us to most effectively reach our community when we make the shift to the Community Campus, it will once again take a group of pioneers. Would you be willing to be a pioneer by making the shift to attend or serve during the 12:00 service now through Summer of next year? Once we open the door for others to attend the 12PM service, we can begin to raise up Servant Leaders out of that hour to serve or worship during that hour. We simply have to create the opportunity to make that happen. Will you be a pioneer… To get more information about serving, click here! Check out this week’s new Beyond the Chair video: https://vimeo.com/232361666
LIFESTYLE OF GENEROSITY: The Staff Team, under the oversight of the Elders and Finance Team, have remained frugal as well as great stewards of the money God has provided Five Stones through hardworking people. It is a blessing to be able to do Sunday and weekday ministry and pay rent for the School Campus while being under construction at the Community Campus. For those who remain diligent and generous, thank you! As people have been out of town throughout the summer we have noticed a decline in giving, which could ultimately begin to impact ministry. We believe that generosity is not simply a one time or occasional action. Instead, like other things God has entrusted to our care, we believe generosity is a lifestyle. If you have not given a financial gift in a while or you have never taken the step of giving a financial gift, would you consider taking that next step? You can do that as part of your personal worship time by visiting us online at www.fivestoneschurch.com and clicking the “give online” link or you can come prepared to give as part of Community Worship this Sunday. If you have questions as to what your financial gift goes towards, please feel free to reach out to LD, our Director of Operations, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STEPPING STONES: Stepping Stones kicked off September 5th with 162 preschoolers! It has been an awesome week as we have begun interacting with the little ones and their families. HUGE thanks to Union United Methodist Church for allowing us to partner with them while we make final preparations to open the Five Stones Community Campus!
COMMUNITY CAMPUS UPDATE: Here are things to celebrate and pray for…
Hurray! – the big pile of dirt located behind the building is now being relocated to the two new fields // the parking lots and drives (not being used by the dirt relocation dump trucks) have been paved // house lights in the worship venue have been installed // interior doors have been installed // state approved our request for a temporary solution for wastewater while public pump station construction is completed // most of the sleeves for future irrigation have been installed // great progress on the pump station
Prayer – please pray that Village of Wesley Chapel will allow us to delay the paving of the path the dump trucks will take to relocate the dirt // please pray that Five Stones will continue to be a church that lives a lifestyle of generosity – we would love for every person at Five Stones to participate financially in the development of the Community Campus // Final inspections to take place in a couple of weeks