Tuesday, October 29, 2013


Our Serv-A-Thon has been rescheduled to Saturday, November 16th (two weeks after to original date)!  This is due to the fact that the majority of the leaves are STILL ON THE TREES!  We don't want to rake some leaves up and then just have more fall in their place.  So, we're going to give them two more weeks to fall!  This also means that you have TWO MORE WEEKS to get sponsors and help raise money to fund our special events for the year!

Friday, October 18, 2013

2013 LIFE Teen Ministries Serv-A-Thon!

2013 LIFE Teen Ministries Serv-A-Thon. #servathon
As some of you may know, we've just announced that LIFE Teen Ministries will be doing a Serv-A-Thon fundraiser this year!  In response to some budget cuts that left our special events (all events outside of regular Sunday and Wednesday night LIFE) unfunded.  This includes events such as our annual Lock-In, our Harvest Fest, Christmas party, etc.  Our goal is to raise enough money to fully fund all special events for a full year!

This event is split into two parts.  The actual Serv-A-Thon EVENT [has been rescheduled! and] will be taking place on Saturday, November 16th.  On this date, we will be meeting for a small breakfast, then going out in small teams to serve individuals and families in our church (and possibly outside as well) who are not able to get their yards ready for the winter on their own.  This could be for health reasons or age reasons.  So, we are going to be doing all of this work for them.  After all of the work is done, we will be meeting back together for dinner and to celebrate what God has done!

The second part of this event happens in the days leading up to [the rescheduled date] November 16th.  Students will be seeking for people outside of our church to sponsor them in this project (similar to how one might ask for someone to sponsor them in a run for cancer).  Students will be asking teachers, friends, family, etc. to sponsor them with any amount of money for this project and for the cause of funding our special events for the year.

These two parts come full circle in that, the service being done is the cause, the funding of the special events is the goal, and the result is that we will be able to put on special events during the year that will be completely free, allowing students to invite their friends, their classmates, etc. to the events.  

Students who wish to sign-up for this event should contact Austin or Lee Ann (mscclife@gmail.com).  Students will be split into teams prior to the event, allowing for teams to choose a team name and a team logo.  The team that raises the most money, collectively, wins the honor of signing their team's signature onto The Golden Rake and taking a picture with The Golden Rake, which will then be printed, framed, and mounted on the wall in the LIFE House, next to The Golden Rake itself.  The individual who raises the most money wins The Mini Golden Rake, which they can take home, keep, and cherish.

Any questions should be directed to Austin or Lee Ann.


Austin Brackett

#thegoldenrake #theminigoldenrake #servathon #lifeteenministries

Friday, October 11, 2013

Unfortunately the final sermon in the LVC#3 Relationships series did not get recorded. So that one won't be up. In other news, don't forget we'll be talking about the value of Intentionality (LCV#4) this coming week! See you there!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Sad day for Bears fans. Brighten your day up by coming to LIFE tonight! Homemade dessert, friends, football, all around fun hangout time. Join us as we finish our LCV#3 - Relationships series.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Was reading this today and thought I'd share it with you all, seeing as it relates to what we've been talking about at LIFE...

"Our relationships as believers also resemble a family, which originates in the interaction among the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. All of life flows out of the relationships existing within the Trinity. This is why we can say that the essence of life is relational. Relationships are not a matter of mere convenience or a triviality that God superimposes on His children. Rather they are essential to life, particularly life in the kingdom, because of the love of the Father for His Son and Their desire that we share in that love.
A closer look at the relationships within the Trinity is like gazing on a masterpiece of interdependence. The Father claims that He loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. But the Son insists that He does not act on His own; He can do nothing unless the Father bids it. The Son does what is pleasing to the Father and revels not in His own glory but in the glory the Father gives Him.
The Son says plainly that He must leave the [earth] because otherwise we would not be able to appreciate the work of the third member of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. He, too, must play His part. He came to reveal and glorify the Son, and to convict and draw people into relationship with the Father and the Son. Why does this relational drama take place? So that we might be invited into the very center of the love of the Trinity. Thus Jesus prays to the Father "that the love you have for me may be in them and that I myself may be in them" (John 17:26, NIV).
[Relationships] are the heart and soul of spiritual life - of life in the Kingdom. And while we fail to love perfectly, our relationships are meant to be marked by the very qualities we see in the Trinity - honor, mutual respect, deference, and a willingness to expend ourselves for the good of another brother or sister in Christ."

-Stacy Rinehart, "Upside Down."
The podcast for week 3 of LCV#3 series is up!