Elements City Church

Archive for May 2013

SP road - june9one-session class for folks to get to know the journey that Elements City Church is on. This experience will let you know WHAT we value, WHO we value and HOW we’re going to carry our values out.

You’ll hear about our mission, programs and structure as a church. You’ll have space to ask questions and get to know some other folks. If you’ve wanted to know ‘more’ about what makes Elements tick and how you can discover your fit here in our church family – this class is for you.

It’s for anyone and everyone who’s asking questions, wondering about us or seeking more information about our church.

Spend some time with our pastors, to hear their heart and discover how you can use your gifts, talents and resources to help us bring the HOPE of Jesus to the heart of our city. Learn how we want to champion you and help you in your spiritual journey. Hear our passion and plans about impacting our community.

Info:

Starting Point Class | 3-5pm | Sunday June 9th

on Pantano’s campus prior to our service

(light dinner will be served, so please RSVP)

Register for Starting Point

baggageslide

We’re beginning a NEW series: BAGGAGE

We all travel. We all pack bags to carry stuff with us as we go.

We all live life. We ALL will pick up some baggage along the way.

Baggage is the excess from relational complications, life’s trials and emotional hiccups that exist as we navigate life. It’s the heartaches we experience. It’s the setbacks we encounter. It’s the emotional trauma we endure. If we don’t deal with things in a healthy way. If we don’t bring this ‘stuff’ to God for his healing touch, we can end up carrying this baggage.

As we travel through life, we’ll acquire some baggage and burdens that we think we need to carry with us. We either carry them because we wear them as a badge of our identity. We can end up carrying them because we can’t seem to picture what life would be like without them. Sometimes they can even create a false sense of security.

But whatever they are, wherever you picked them up – they’re heavy. They’re burdensome. They’re NOT life-giving.

They drain you, steal joy from you and can rob you of hope.

The question is: Do you want to get well? Do you want to let go and travel lighter?

The Scriptures point out the truth that God rescues us. Not just saving you and I for a ‘someday’ freedom, but so we might experience more and more freedom with Him NOW…

28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”  ~Matthew 11:28-30 (New Living Translation)

Live free. Travel light.

We want to unpack our baggage so we live more like that…

Join us for this series: May 19th, 26th & June 2nd (2013)

clothingdriveAZBpt

We have a heart to help in our community!

One of the organizations that we have a great relationship with here in Tucson that does a lot of good is Arizona Baptist Children’s Services. It’s an organization in the heart of mid-town that helps with all kinds of services: from adoption to family counseling.

They are very low in the stock of their baby clothes and we want to help out. Here’s a portion of their email that explains what they are needing…

Here at Arizona Baptist Children’s Services our mission is to provide hope and care to hurting children and families through Christ-centered ministries. One important way we do this is by supplying resources to many children in need. Every day at ABCS, financially hurting parents request help with baby and children clothing. We are currently out of all children’s clothing.

Please consider helping us as we would love to partner with you and your church in meeting this need.

Items needed:

Baby clothing (all sizes)
Girls’ clothing (up to size 6T)
Boys’ clothing (up to size 6T)
Maternity Clothing Only (we are overstocked on all other adult clothing)
***Previously worn clothing in good or gently used condition would be greatly appreciated***

So, for the next couple weeks – we’ll be collecting baby clothes to donate to them. Just bring it with you to Elements City Church on Sunday evenings to service at 535pm. Drop it off and know you’re making a difference to help some families here in Tucson.

Thank you for your compassion and for helping us make a difference!

PS – if you’re out and would rather drop it by their office location: Donations may be dropped off at our main office at 1779 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson AZ 85712 during regular business hours (Monday – Thursday: 9am – 5pm andFriday: 9am – 3pm).