From Pastor Peter 30-Aug-2013



Dear Grace Family,

Labor Day Weekend

As you know, Labor Day festivities take place this weekend in and around Newport & downtown Cincinnati.  The only change that I know will affect us at the times we're in and around the Levee for church is the garage parking rate increasing from $3-$5 before noon (and then going higher for the fireworks if you enter the garage after 12 noon).  There are no scheduled bridge closures that should affect your drive to or from church, but there's always the possibility of some traffic pattern changes or on-street parking prohibitions, so leave yourself some extra time when coming to church this weekend, and be sure to read parking signs carefully.

This Sunday

This Sunday is a Testimony Sunday.  We'll take a break from our series in Romans and let the church body do the preaching this weekend.  Come to hear what God is doing in the lives of others among us, and think about what you might share that would encourage us in the Lord and allow us to give him glory and praise with you.  We'll end our time together celebrating Communion, leaving our service with the glorious Gospel fresh on our minds and hearts as we spend that time remembering His propitiatory sacrifice for us.

"He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."  ~ 2 Cor. 5:21

Elders' Blog to your Inbox

Last week, the Elders published their first blog post about our plan to communicate more often and more effectively by starting a new blog.  Did you know you can get that delivered straight to your inbox just like any other email?  It's true, and very simple to subscribe.  Simply click HERE to go to the blog itself, and look in the lower right corner for a little tab that says "follow."  Click on it, enter your email address, and you're all set.  You'll receive blog posts from the Elders as soon as they're posted.

On that note, you can do the same with this blog, too!  We posted instructions how to do that a few weeks ago.  Click HERE for those instructions in case you missed it (again, very simple).

Silas is coming!  {:-D

At long last, our baby son is due to be delivered via c-section this weekend.  For that reason, I'll not be with you as I'll be taking care of Sarah & Silas in the hospital, and caring for them at home the following week.  But...I'll be posting plenty of pictures via my FacebookTwitter & Instagram, so feel free to keep an eye peeled for them there.  Thank you for praying for us, encouraging us, and looking forward to this special day with us for the past nine months.  We can't wait to meet the little guy, and to introduce you to him at church as soon as we can! :)

Love in Christ,

Pastor Peter

From Pastor Peter 23-Aug-2013



Dear Grace Family,

Pray for Sarah & Silas!

Thank you to all who have asked me how Sarah is doing in her pregnancy, and how far along she is.  Silas, our baby boy, is scheduled to come screaming into the world on Friday, 30-Aug.  Unless he decides to come earlier, we're very excited to meet the little guy then!  Please pray for Sarah, Silas and our family during this last week of the pregnancy.  It's been a long nine months, but we've been so blessed by God's faithfulness and the love we've been shown by so many of you, especially those in our Small Group.  Thank you, thank you, thank you for your prayers, meals, words of encouragement, smiles & hugs.  We're almost as excited to introduce you to the little guy as we are to meet him!  :)

This Sunday

This Sunday we'll dive deeper into one of the most important chapters in all of the Bible for a Christian to understand – Romans 6.  Last week we focused on just the first two verses of the chapter, where Paul is driving home to us the fact that extreme, free grace that saves us never leaves us where it finds us.  In other words, Paul says, ‘You can’t just continue on in your sin as if nothing’s changed.’  And if you’re saying, “Why not???” this Sunday we’ll find the answer in Rom. 6:3-6.

Last week we saw his short answer in Romans 6:2 when he said, "… How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it?" That’s Paul’s answer in capsule form, but the rest of Romans 6 is where he goes into more detail, explaining what he means.  Join us on Sunday to find out more of why Paul is convinced that extreme, free grace never leads to extreme sin, but instead leads to holiness.

From The Elders

We want to do a better job of keeping our church family informed and also hear from you more often about all that God is doing in our church.  We're taking some baby steps in what we really believe is the right direction.  Confused?  Click HERE to see what we're talking about.

Looking forward to seeing you on Sunday!

Love in Christ,

Pastor Peter

Volunteer for Children's Ministry




We currently need 2 teachers in the 2 year old classrooms and Substitutes.

You'd be a part of a team of 2-5 teachers in a classroom (ahem, theater) that is divided into small groups of babies/toddlers, pre-schoolers, Kindergarten through 2nd grade and 3rd through 5th grade. We are on a 3 week rotation and each Sunday a team works together doing story, crafts, snack and video-led kids worship.

So, you would basically be serving once a month.  When you're serving, you receive a copy of the sermon so that you can listen later on Sunday.
 

Can't commit to serving on a regular basis but still want to be part of this ministry? We need folks willing to be on our sub list! As a sub, we'd call you when a teacher is sick or can't make it.

What an opportunity to share truth about the Gospel with these children! We do this through a Bible story using the Generations of Grace curriculum that is available to all our teachers either online or using your own personal lesson binder.

Email Katiezuerner[at]graceky[dot]org with questions, or if you are interested in serving God this way.

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From Pastor Peter 16-Aug-2013


Dear Grace Family,

Keep praying for Alisha Waters...and write her a note!

Many of you have asked how Alisha Waters is doing (the young lady who was shot in Fort Thomas last week).  It looks like someone has set up a blog to keep people posted.  Click HERE to check it out, and join me in writing a note in the Guestbook, too.  A few encouraging words, some Scripture, a note to let her know you're praying for her goes a long way during times like this.

This Sunday

This Sunday, we'll jump into Romans 6 with Pastor Brad and focus on our sanctification - the ongoing process of fighting sin, by God’s grace now, and growing to become more and more like Christ.  And it is a process; a process that won’t be finished until Christ returns or takes you home in death.  So until that day, you’ll need to understand what Paul is talking about in Romans, chapters 6, 7, and 8.  We’re about to dig into three of the most important chapters you could wrestle with as a Christian because they describe where you live right now – in the land of the ‘Already’ but the ‘Not yet.’  We've already been set free from the PENALTY of sin (Paul nailed that in Romans ch. 4 & 5), but now God will teach us how to be free from the POWER of sin that has not yet been completely removed from us.

Consider the following in preparation for Sunday:

  • When your sin nature, that you still have resident within you, stirs and raises its ugly head, how do you deal with it? 
  • What do you do with your sin that you still come face-to-face with?  Where do you turn?  What do you think?

In Romans ch. 6,7, and 8 Paul is going to tell us what to think and how to fight!

To get ready for Sunday – read Romans 6:1-14 several times.

New School Year Begins!

This past week, so many of our students, teachers, and parents started anew as buses schools opened their doors for the first time since late May.  If you haven't already done so, take a moment to pray for all in our school system at every level.  Teachers and school administrators have so much influence on so many children and parents.  May God redeem the time they are given to spend with each other for His glory as the Summer break comes to a close and a new school year begins.

Counseling & Discipleship Training Conference (CDT)

The start of the school year also means we’re just 4 weeks away from our Counseling & Discipleship Training Conference.  This annual event has been a staple in our spiritual diets for 8 years now at Grace Fellowship Church.  We have 275 registered so far, and we're hoping and praying for 125 more for a total of 400 conference attendees  Maybe you're one of those 125 that have been thinking about it but just haven’t pulled the trigger yet.  Consider joining us! We’d love to see you there, learning how to use your Bible to find answers in life for both yourself and others in the many circles you're part of.  Whether you want to join our formal counseling ministry like so many have and continue to do, or just want to have a better grasp on the Scriptures for personal growth and help for you and others, you won’t be sorry you invested the time or the money.  Click HERE for everything you need to know.  I hope to see you there!

Love in Christ,

Pastor Peter

From Pastor Peter: You're Part of the "We"


On Sunday morning, I mentioned how YOU had impacted my actions this past week...here's the longer version...

I saw someone post something about a shooting in Fort Thomas on Tuesday morning, not long after it happened.  In turn, I posted it to our Facebook and Twitter feeds, simply asking people to pray.  People liked, commented, shared, and told me individually that they would definitely be praying.  Some also shared if & how they had connections to those affected by the tragedy.  The world is big, but northern Kentucky is not...and the world of Christians in the greater Cincinnati area is even smaller.

The next day, I was in the Fort Thomas area for other meetings and appointments.  Fort Thomas doesn't really have a huge hustle & bustle about it, but there seemed to be a particular lull around town that I personally associated with the shooting that took place just a little over twenty-four hours ago.  There was a bit of mayhem in Mayberry, and it could be felt.

As I was driving, God called to mind the many people in our church family who said they were praying for the situation and those affected by the shooting.  As I was thanking God for such a responsive, prayerful flock, I was prompted to stop by and just let people know that we were praying for them.  I thought that would encourage them, and just really wanted them to know many people were talking to God about them, for them, and asking Him to help and save.

The question is this: would I have stopped by if I thought I was the only one praying for them?  Hmm...I dunno.  I certainly could have.  There wouldn't have been anything wrong with that.  I would have prayed...but would I have stopped to tell them?  Who knows.

What I do know is what prompted me to stop by was the thought that our church family was praying for them.  Even though we'd never met them, we were praying.  It wasn't just me, but the "we" that God used in my heart to have me stop by 20 N. Grand Avenue.  I wanted them to know that.

"Although we don't know who you are, and although we don't pretend to know what you're going through, we are praying for you."

"There are lots of people praying for you right now.  We weren't there, but we're aware of what happened and we really do care.  We do. Me, and a whole bunch of other people love Jesus and care about you.

I'm not paid to pray for victims of tragedy, but some people (particularly non-Christians) tend to associate stuff like that with a Pastor.  "Sure you pray, what with you being a pastor 'n all.  Heck I bet you read your Bible too, right?"  I can still remember the lady's reaction, and to what she reacted...and it was when I told her that our church, we are praying for them.  In God's kindness, He used that to bring about even more opportunities to minister to them, as that's when the conversation regarding biblical counseling took place, and that's when plans were made and a bit of a relationship was built the next day.

I dunno...maybe I'm making a bigger deal out of this than it really is, but I just felt compelled to let you know the important role that you played as a prayer partner in this particular ministry opportunity, and how God called you to my mind, prompting me to introduce us to people who were hurting.  Thanks for being the type of church body that prays, not just for themselves, but for total strangers who are hurting as well.  I truly was, and still remain, very moved by your prayerful sympathy, and am so grateful for the opportunity God brought about for us to serve hurting people.

Love in Christ,

Pastor Peter

(images used with permission via Flickr Creative Commons)

Worship God Conference Recap

This post comes from Josh Lewis, a member of the Newport worship team.

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Spencer Settles and I had the chance to attend the WorshipGod East 2013 conference, along with Brad Spence (GFC's worship director) and a few others from our Florence campus. The conference was put on by Sovereign Grace Ministries, and they write a lot of the songs we do at Newport.

Spencer & Josh with Bob Kauflin, Director of Sovereign Grace Music

The theme was "Called to Be Faithful". We were reminded that as Christians we are called to be faithful to receive from God before we can give back to Him in worship. He is what fuels our worship. We are called to grow in our walk with Christ. As Ryan Fultz (the High School Director at the Florence Campus) put it, "The gospel calls us to come as we are...and leave different."


The second night, Kevin DeYoung (a pastor who wrote the book Just Do Something) talked about how we are called to be faithful to proclaim the good news that Jesus saves sinners. He used the parable or the sower and the seeds (see Matthew 13:1-9), and how the sower spread seeds all over the place. He didn't think to himself, "Dang, that ground looks rocky, I don't think that will work." No, instead, he looked at the rocky ground and thought, "I'll give it a try", and spread the seed anyways. The idea is that we are not called to think about whether this person might listen or if we have the right technique and approach. We are just called to sow (aka tell people what Jesus has done in our lives), and let God to the rest.





Spencer and I are so grateful that we have a church that takes worshipping God and ministering to people through song seriously. We were glad to be a part of those few days, and were excited to teach some new songs to our Newport family.



Grace & Peace,


Joshua Lewis
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From Pastor Peter 09-Aug-2013



Dear Grace Family,

This Sunday

I'm looking forward to preaching live back home at GFC Newport with you this week!

Last Sunday we looked at Rom. 5:12-14 together.  It was a heavy text as we look at the origins of sin and death, and spoke about how they've effected all of humanity since Adam's sin.  This Sunday, we get to finish up Rom. 5 as we look at verses 15-21 and see how this Man is better than the first man.  While there are many similarities between the first and Last Adams, Paul closes this portion of his letter by doing a side-by-side comparison to show that although Adam's sin has caused all to be sinners by nature and allows death to reign, what Jesus Christ accomplished on the cross is stronger than what Adam did in the garden.  One last time, consider preparing yourself in the Word as we close out Rom. 5 together this weekend.

Thanks for Praying

We had some pretty unique opportunities to reach out to our neighbors in Fort Thomas after the tragic shooting that took place on Tuesday morning.  In large part, it all came about because of your prayers.  I'm working on a post to better explain that.  In the meantime, if you have no idea what I'm referring to, catch up by checking out these two posts from Wednesday and Thursday and join me in thanking God for what He's done.

Last Call for Reds Tickets!

I'm looking forward to taking in some baseball with the GFC Newport family after church on Sunday.  Looks like lots of you will be joining me in the ballpark after church for the game at 1:10 PM.  In fact, our tickets are almost gone!  If you want to come and haven't bought tickets yet, be sure to get 'em while they're still available (all tickets $10 each).  Find details and purchase tickets HERE.  

Have a great weekend.  See you on Sunday!


Love in Christ,

Pastor Peter

Update: Fort Thomas Shooting Outreach

Even before Linda and I walked into the office, our phones were exploding with encouraging text messages from people saying they were praying for us.  While I was in the car, the GM of the Newport Ft. Thomas Starbucks, Lewis Curd, texted me (he's a GFC Newport member...the guy who hosted for me when I preached at Florence last Sunday).  He's up in OH serving at our high school Youth Camp, but caught wind of what we were doing and offered to donate some travel boxes of coffee for us to bring.  Very kind!  I picked those up and Linda & I entered the office building with our Bibles, resources we'd picked out the day before, and a desire to be used by God for His glory.

Oh, and two boxes of Starbucks coffee...fo free.

Fort Thomas police officers were there when we arrived, speaking to the staff to assure them the building was secure once again, and offering their services anytime now or in the future.  Just as they left, we entered.  The ladies I'd met yesterday introduced us to the staff, and we sat down with them and, after a few brief opening introductory remarks, we listened - a lot - and learned - a lot.

Most of them were at work on the day of the shooting, but a few of them were working in the field at the time.  One by one they expressed where they were and what they were doing at the time.  I remember in the days that followed the terrorist attacks on 9/11/2001, it seemed that every conversation began with where you were when it happened, or how you found out, or who you knew that was affected, regardless of whether or not anyone asked.  When unexpected tragedy occurs, it just tends to dominate your mind for quite some time.

As we had opportunity, we looked to turn the conversation towards eternal hope, and eternal peace, and that it truly can only be found in God through Jesus Christ.

I referenced a favorite verse of mine, especially in counseling situations, Proverbs 29:25, "The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD shall be safe."

Lasting hope, lasting peace, eternal hope & peace can only be found through the Lord Christ Jesus.

After about 45 minutes with the group, people dispersed and began to try to get back to their work routines.  Linda & I were each given an unused office to use in which we spoke with people who perhaps wanted some more concentrated, one-on-one time with us.  This was particularly sweet as it paved the way for more active dialogue, and I think provided more opportunities to pray with and share truth more clearly and personally with those that availed themselves of the opportunity.

As a special treat, Britton Smith, the Owner/Operator of the brand new Newport Chick-Fil-A donated lunch for the entire staff.  What a special treat and kind gesture on his part.  If you stop by there, ask for him and tell him you're with the church that he partnered with in helping those affected by the recent shooting.  He's a Fort Thomas resident himself, and I trust will remember donating a lunch for 20+ people in his first six hours of operating his brand new store.  Very kind.



I left Gospel tracts and counseling resources behind that I thought would be helpful in directing them towards Christ and His Word, as well as a standing offer for any additional help we can provide.  Overall, the staff were just overwhelmed by the mere fact that we'd take time to pray, to ask, to show up, and to offer a shoulder to cry on, and a Person to look to for help: Jesus Christ.

You played an unbelievable part in all of this by praying for us.  In fact, I don't think it would've ever happened if you weren't.  I'll tell you more about that another time.  For now, suffice it to say, thank you so VERY much for your prayers.  Thanks for your texts, your likes, your comments, your tweets, all reminding us of the prayerful support we had for the blessed opportunity we were afforded today.  I'm so, so very blessed as a Pastor to lead and serve with a flock that is so supportive, so loving and so willing to partner in ministry by talking to our sovereign, saving God for us, and with importunity at that.

Much love in Him Who saves,

Pastor Peter

Outreach to Those Affected by Fort Thomas Shooting

In a rush?  Here's the bottom line:  GFC Newport has been asked to help give grief counseling to those affected by the shooting in Fort Thomas on Tuesday.  Scroll down for Prayer Requests.

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Dear Grace Family,

First of all, I want to let you know how pleased I was to see different ones of you interacting with the Facebook post on my feed asking for prayer as I learned of the terrible shooting that took place in Fort Thomas earlier this week.  In addition to those who chose to comment on the post, the one posted on GFC Newport's Facebook page reached well over 200 people whom I hope took some time to pray for those affected by this terrible tragedy.  By God's grace, I believe He has given us a great opportunity to serve our community in a time of serious need.




I had some meetings in and around Fort Thomas on Wednesday, the day after the shooting.  The people were weighing heavily on my heart in light of what had happened just a little over a day ago, and I knew they'd certainly still be grieving, fearful, needing comfort and perhaps looking for answers.  I decided to take the time to visit the office building where the shooting took place to pray, and also to let folks know we were praying for them as a church family, and that we'd be happy to serve if there was anything we could do to help.  I also made mention of our biblical counseling ministry and offered to make that available to them should they be interested (it's also on the promo cards we give out).

My last stop in the office building happened to be in the office in which the victim worked.  A woman greeted me at the door and I introduced myself, and she hurriedly brought me in to the administrator of the office.  The offices were empty and quiet, save for three ladies who came in solely to make a plan for when the staff returned to work the next day, and then they were off to the hospital to visit the victim.  I introduced myself, shook their hands, listened to whatever they had to say, and expressed my sympathy for what they'd experienced and for the injuries sustained by the victim.  I told them many in our church were praying for them, and that we'd be happy to help in any way we could, particularly through our biblical counseling ministry.  The administrator looked particularly interested, thanked me for my offer, and said she'd be in touch with me later on if she wanted to take advantage of that.

But, to be honest with you, people always say that.  I'm a pastor.  I offered counseling.  The polite thing to do is to thank me and say they'll be in touch if they're interested, and they rarely are.  So honestly, I didn't think much of it.  I left the building, committed to pray for them, and continued with my day.

A few hours later, my phone rang and it was the office administrator.  She said she was very touched by our church's prayerful efforts on their behalf, as well as our offer to help and she wanted to take us up on our offer.  She really loves her employees and wanted to take some time in the morning just to hug them, speak to them herself, but then wanted to know if we'd make ourselves available to anyone who wanted to speak to us.  I told her I'd be happy to help in any way I could, and would do my best to get another counselor to join me so there would be two of us available to serve.  She was most grateful, very happy to be able to serve her staff in this way, and said she looked forward to seeing us on Thursday.

How can you help?

Please, please, PLEASE pray!  Linda Sprague & I will be meeting there tomorrow morning to offer on-the-spot counseling for anyone who expressed an interest.

  • Pray for Linda & I to be good representatives of King Jesus as we spend time with these people.  Who knows what they think of Christ, Christians, the Bible, counseling, and just life overall right now?  May we be wise as serpents and harmless as doves as we spend time with people tomorrow morning (Matt. 10:16).
  • Pray for "in-the-moment" grace & wisdom to minister the Scriptures to people who may desperately be looking for hope, help and comfort.  May our words be graceful and seasoned with salt, that we may know how to answer people in a way that honors Christ and helps them (Col. 4:6).
  • Pray for God to give us favor in the eyes of those we come in contact with.  May they feel comfortable with us, perhaps even drawn to us that we might be able to share God's Word with them.
  • Pray for any opportunities for follow-up that may come as a result of our time together.  Maybe they'll join us in church, or maybe they'll want more counseling, or maybe they'll end up in a Small Group or something.  Who knows?  May God use this time for His glory and the ultimate good of all involved.
  • Most importantly, would you pray that God would open eyes and ears, and soften hearts to the Gospel.  Remember - as believers, our comfort lies not in a psychological or philosophical system, or some numbered-step program, or just the right words at just the right time.  It's in Jesus Christ.  We can comfort because believers know the comfort of God in Christ (2 Cor. 1:3,4).  We desperately need God's help as we seek to plant seeds of the Gospel in hearts that need to be saved.  May God use this time to draw His people to Himself to be saved.
Lord-willing, I'll post an update on the blog tomorrow to let you know how it goes.  If possible and appropriate, we'll also update our Twitter feed while we're there and tell you how it's going.  Follow along at @GFCNewport.

Hope has a name...it's Jesus Christ.  May our time tomorrow make much of Him for His glory and the good of His people.



Love in Christ,

Pastor Peter



(images used with permission via Flickr Creative Commons)

Breaking In the Prayer Stand

At our recent Forum, I revealed what was in the mysterious black bag.  It was, in fact, the Prayer Stand.

Last week, I took it with me to Fountain Square hoping to be able to interact with some folks, pray for their needs, and show them the love of Christ.  I only had about 90 minutes (I was there from 11:30 AM  - 1:00 PM, so there were plenty of people there eating lunch), but in that short amount of time, the Lord was pleased to allow me to pray with 8 different people.




I prayed for a guy's union contract to be finalized.  He was from upstate NY and had been here for several weeks for negotiations.

I prayed for a woman's health.

I prayed for a guy's start-up business to get off the ground and do well.

I prayed for a woman who was so sad about losing her baby last month.

I prayed for a woman who was fostering a child and was very concerned about the child's well-being with the family that adopted him.

I prayed for someone else who was having a hard day at work.

Some people asked me to pray for them, but didn't have the time to stay there while I prayed so I let them go on their way, and I sat in my chair, and quietly prayed for them.

Others had more time and stood around to talk more about the Gospel, GFC Newport, biblical counseling ministry, and other topics.

Some people stared and smiled, while others stared and sneered.  Some stared and chuckled, and others stared and rolled their eyes.  Sure, the vast majority of people I extended an offer to pray for said "no," but some said "yes" and those were precious times indeed.  It really was a great time.

I was so sad to have to leave, but I had prior commitments that afternoon so I couldn't stay longer.  Lord-willing, I'll be back...and I hope you'll join me!  I'll tweet and post on Facebook when I'll be heading down there next.  I'll try to do another lunch hour (in case you're nearby and can stop by), and I'll try to go there one evening so maybe you could stop by after work.

Oh, and while I've got you, I'm trying to figure out what is the "Fountain Square" for other areas that we draw from at GFC Newport - like Bellevue, Covington, Ft. Thomas, Highland Heights, and Newport itself.  Is there a central location where people hang out?  Is there a common place that most people walk through on their way to where they're going?  That might be a great place to set up the Prayer Stand with your Small Group one evening and see what God might do.  Let us know on Facebook.

In Christ,

Pastor Peter

From Pastor Peter 8/2/2013


Dear Grace Family,

Duty calls for one more week at our Florence Campus, so I'll be coming to you on the big screen this weekend.  In our time together in the Word, we'll continue in our series through the book of Romans by looking primarily at three verses: Rom. 5:12-14.  In it, we'll find out just how we got into the mess all people find themselves in as lost, helpless and hopeless apart from faith in Christ.  As a result of our time together, we'll answer the question "Are we sinners because we sin, or do we sin because we're sinners?" and also look at one very important overall application point that I think is important for us all to remember as it relates to life, death, heaven, hell, and our short time here on Earth.

Although I plan on unpacking Rom. 5:12-14, I'll also refer to the following Scriptures should you want to prepare yourself in the Word before Sunday:
Yup...all that. :)  May God be pleased to open our eyes to see wondrous things from His law (Psa. 119:18).

Please pray for our theater ad campaign!

GFC Newport signed a contract with an advertising company that will be playing an ad for our church before every movie, in all twenty theaters at AMC Newport, for 26 weeks.  That's 6 months of advertising!  It will also be part of the ad loop that plays on the flat screen TVs in the lobby near the concession stand.  This is by far our biggest and most targeted advertising move thus far, as it reaches a very specific group of people; namely, people who are familiar with and frequent the movie theater we use.

We've seen people visit us as a result of every means of advertising we've employed thus far, so pray that God would be pleased to use this to help spread the word about His church, and that He'd be glorified with the fruit of our labors.  And hey...if you see a movie at AMC Newport, look for our ad on the screen before your movie begins starting 09-Aug! (We chose that date so we could be seen by the throngs of people who will be there for the release of what is predicted to be the next hit movie, "Elysium.")  I'll also get you a link to the ad so you can see it on your own screens for free.  {;-)

Reds Game NEXT SUN, 11-AUG

I hope you'll consider joining us at the Reds game after church next Sunday!  All the details are HERE, so check it out and lock in your tickets.  It's gonna be a great time!


Love in Christ,

Pastor Peter

Reds Game August 11th



A few months ago, we bought a bunch of tickets to the Reds v. Padres game on Sun, 11-Aug (first pitch at 1:10 PM).  Tickets are only $10 each!  It's "Faith Day" at Great American Ballpark that day, so your ticket will also be good for a MercyMe concert afterward, if you like.

Click HERE to purchase your tickets, and we'll have them waiting for you after church on game day.  Then walk on over and watch the Reds win.  Want to pay cash instead?  Contact the church office and you can pay for them on Sun, 11-Aug.  I hope you'll join us!

- Pastor Peter


(Thanks, Flickr Creative Commons, for the pics)

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