What does it mean for us to be the people of God? I have some thoughts, and suggestions on how you can shepherd your [home, learning and fun] group members to not just learn about God, but to really become people of God. Check out the video.
If you’d like more information about becoming a Circles Ally, click here: http://www.mtviewcommunitycenter.org/circles.
This week, many of us will sit around the dinner table and discuss what we are most thankful for. Sometimes the answer is obvious, and sometimes we struggle. This video (less than three minutes) keeps it real. Watch.
From all of us at Lighthouse, we wish you a very happy Thanksgiving.
Are you positive, patient and a good listener? Are you willing to learn about the struggles facing low-income families? If so, we invite you to become a Circles Ally.
Circle Allies are community members who want to be in a supportive, intentional relationship with an individual or family working to get out of poverty. Circle Allies work with Circle Leaders to figure out how to accomplish their plan. You’ll walk side-by-side with the Circle Leaders, challenging poverty, barriers, race, injustice and hope, and build new friendships along the way.
Circle Allies commit 4-10 hours each month to be in relationship with their Circle Leader and the larger Circles Group community. The first meeting of each month is the “matched Circle.” On this night the Circle Leader and Circle Allies work specifically on the goals of the Circle Leader – these goals range from getting a bank account, to filling out a FAFSA form, to moving towards home ownership. Circle Allies are also encouraged to attend the third meeting of each month which is called “Big View.” On Big View night, the collective Circles Group of Leaders and Allies work together to address poverty issues and barriers that affect the group as well as the larger community. You also meet once a month outside of the formal Circles group at a coffee shop or other casual place to work with your matched Circle.
Circles Ministry meets at Lighthouse on Monday evenings from 5 to 7:30 p.m. To get involved as a Circles Ally, complete the application and email it to Programs Director Mary Neff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This month as we continue through the Book of Matthew, we’ll get to discuss the parables. The sermon discussion questions for November can be accessed by clicking on this link, or by searching the Documents section of the blog. Feel free to download them and print them out for your home group members.
As a reminder, the last week of this month, November 26-27, is Milestone Weekend.