Hello, church family! Here’s what you need to know for this week...
CELEBRATING | DAVE HARVEY, PARTNER IN THE GOSPEL
This past Sunday, we were excited to welcome Dave Harvey, the director of the Sojourn Network, as our guest preacher. Dave has been a friend and partner in the gospel with us for several years, and it was a great joy to be able to introduce him to many at Sound City for the very first time. Join us in celebrating this evidence of God's grace to us, that God would give us faithful friends and genuine partners in which to share the joys and challenges of life and ministry. Additionally, join us in praying for Dave, his ministry to us and to the dozens of other like-minded churches that he and the network serve so faithfully.
THIS WEEK AT SOUND CITY BIBLE CHURCH
THIS SUNDAY’S SERMON | GOSPEL OF JOHN | JOHN 1:1–18
This Sunday we're excited to be kicking off our new sermon series in the Gospel of John by looking at the first eighteen verses of chapter one. While there have been many important and influential people who have made their mark on human history, none can compare to Jesus Christ, and seldom do we see this shine through more clearly than in this week's passage. Join us Sunday as we consider some of the incredible world-changing truths about Jesus that we find in chapter one of John's gospel; truths like, “the Word became flesh and dwelt among us,” and that Jesus came, “full of grace and truth.” You won’t want to miss it!
THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 11AM | MEXICO MISSION TRIP INTEREST MEETING
Mark your calendars now for the Sunday, October 1, interest meeting for our 2018 Mission Trip to Mexico. The meeting will take place during the 11am service, and the focus will be our February 11–17 trip to Baja to serve at the mission in Vicente Guerrero. Please prayerfully consider if this is something God may be calling you to pursue, then join us for the October 1 meeting. No registration needed on this one, just plan to join us this Sunday, October 1, during the 11am service.
THIS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 3PM | GOSPEL CONVERSATIONS WITH KIDS
Back in July we hosted this year's first evangelism training event, and now plans are in place for our next equipping event. This Sunday, October 1, from 3pm–5pm at the church offices we'll be hosting this training event called, Gospel Conversations with Kids — led by Deborah Rowe, a name many in the Sound City family may recognize. As most of you know, evangelism is a significant area of focus for us this year — and this training is one more step in that direction. There's still time to sign up. Use the link below to register now and join us to get better equipped to share Jesus with the kids in your life, and pretty much anyone else as well.
OCTOBER 1–7 | CALL TO FASTING | PICK YOUR DAY
During the first week of every month this year, we want to invite each of you to join us for one day of fasting. It doesn’t matter which day this week, only that you pick one. Just pick the day that works best for you. Why are we encouraging you to fast? Since the Bible teaches fasting as a spiritual discipline, it’s our desire that fasting would grow as an increasingly regular rhythm here at Sound City as well. We’re prayerfully expectant of what God will do in and through our church family as we grow in our understanding and practice of this important, but too often ignored, discipline. Join us in fasting one day this week Sound City! For additional information about fasting, head over to: scbc.do/fasting.
COMING SOON | MARK YOUR CALENDARS
OCTOBER 20–21 | STUDENT MINISTRY OVERNIGHT EVENT
Our first ever Student Ministry overnighter is coming up next month, on Friday October 20! Sound City Students and Cross and Crown Church are partnering for this awesome fall event, and all students currently in grades 6-12 are invited to join us. The event will be hosted at Cross and Crown Church, where students will enjoy a pizza dinner, ice cream sundaes, several hours of fun games (including laser tag), singing and worship, and so much more! The cost is $10 per student, and each student will need to bring a sleeping bag and pillow. If your son/daughter has food allergies or preferences please plan accordingly.
OCTOBER 29 | COVENANT MEMBERSHIP INTEREST MEETING
If you call Sound City Bible Church home, and you’ve not yet joined us as a Covenant Member, then we’d like to invite you to learn more about membership at Sound City. Mark your calendars now for Sunday, October 29, during the 11am service, when we’ll be hosting our next information meeting for those interested in Covenant Membership at Sound City Bible Church. Pastor Shane will gather with those participating at 11am at the tables just up from the coffee area in the foyer. In the mean time, you can review the step-by-step, self-paced, Covenant Membership process below.
In this week's featured resource we've got a couple really awesome videos to share with you to help introduce you to the Book of John, which we'll be studying together over the next many months, starting this Sunday! These excellent videos are from the talented folks over at the The Bible Project. Enjoy!
RightNow Media is a free-to-you discipleship tool that we’re thrilled to be able to provide to all those who call Sound City Bible Church home. Whether on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, your RightNow Media access connects you and your family members to an always-growing, safe, video-based Bible study library, full of teaching resources on a wide variety of topics. This tool is great for finding additional teaching content for your Community Group, for marriage and family devotional times, and for personal study. If you’re new to Sound City and you have yet to sign up and request your own RightNow Media account, you can do so now by heading over to: scbc.do/rightnowmedia.