Here’s are newest update of information regarding our move and some items as we enter Thanksgiving week and make our way toward the end of the year.
We will be moving our gatherings to:
Catalina Magnet High School (3645 E Pima Street | Tucson AZ 85716)
Sunday evenings beginning: JANUARY 12th 2014 (535pm-7pm)
Make plans to join us as we celebrate! Consider getting involved in the many volunteer opportunities we have as we prepare for this move. You can sign up at “The Hub” in the back after services. There’s a spot for you on our load-in team, tear-down team, guest services or many other teams. We’ve got a lot to do as we prepare for this next step as a church family. Thank you for being a support in multiple ways to the journey God has us on.
I wanted to give you a bit of an update on a few things as we enter this Christmas season and approach our move:
Our next Starting Point Class is set for December 8th | 3-5pm *if you’re new to Elements, we’d like to invite you to hang out with some of our leaders and hear our story and find your fit. You can RSVP here: http://elementscitychurch.org/starting-point/
The Christmas series is set for Sunday’s December 15th and 22nd. On the 22nd – we will be having a family-friendly service (childcare for only the young ones / 0-3 years old) as we celebrate Christmas together. We will be ending service a bit earlier and inviting our entire church family to reconvene at the entrance to Winterhaven at 745pm that evening for a Winterhaven Walk through. Make plans to bundle up and join us.
We will NOT be having a Christmas eve service this year, but encourage you and your family to perhaps attend the services that will be held at Casas Church or Pantano Christian Church. You can find out service times online for both. ( www.casaschurch.org or www.pccwired.org )
On December 3rd (Tuesday) – we want to invite you out to see the Catalina High School campus and facility where we will be meeting. It will be an OPEN HOUSE event. Feel free to drop in to take a quick tour anytime between 5pm-8pm on December 3rd. Come let Bryan and I show you around – see the auditorium, the space where our kiddos will be meeting and get familiar with this beautiful campus.
As we approach our partnership with Catalina High School, one of the major needs that Mr. Scott (principal) has made known, is the need for chairs in their Little Theater. They have none.
Last year, we encouraged Elements folks to give above and beyond in December and we committed to giving away a double tithe on funds received that month. We were able to bless the ABCS agency helping families in midtown through your generosity. This year: we want to encourage you to go above and beyond in year end giving again. We will direct a 20% gift of funds received in December, plus some of our mission money, toward purchasing chairs for Catalina HS. These chairs will not only help the school and meet their top need, but will benefit our group as well. As our children’s ministry grows, the Little Theater will become a meeting space for us down the road. (*YES, your gifts to Elements are tax-deductible – so for 2013 taxes, make sure to give by December 31st)
Thank you to all of you who are partnering with us financially, it enables us to do all we do, to begin this new year and new adventure with a solid financial footing and frees us to bless the students of the school that will be our home. *You can give at service or securely online here: http://elementscitychurch.org/give
Thank you again for being a part of this adventure – helping us BE THE CHURCH within our city and to bring the hope of Jesus to impact folks here. We are a community that is “inviting people into a life-giving and life-changing relationship with Jesus.” That’s why we exist. We want to help people take a ‘first-step’ and continual ‘next-steps’ in their spiritual journey.
We’ve seen that mission unfold in many lives throughout this last year, and friend, we’re just getting warmed up. I’ve been praying this prayer of Habakkuk in the Old Testament: “LORD, we have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, LORD. Repeat them in our day. In our time make them known…” (Habakkuk 3:1 niv) – Join me in praying this over our city and for God to use us mightily for His glory and fame.