Tuesday, April 29, 2008

this week at the gathering

What would it look like if we simplified our lives?  Would we be happier?  More fulfilled?  More time to spend with God and more time doing what he wants us to do?  Come to the gathering this wednesday and get simplified!

Cool Site...Great T-Shirt

A great blog that I read is call "The Plow." They create some really relevant stuff. Here is a shirt they created and may start selling. Head over and comment on their stuff...always good to encourage those who are "doing it!"

Monday, April 28, 2008

Demolition Ball

Come join us this friday as we go play demolition ball! It is a game combining bumper cars, basketball, hockey and football. Be at trinity church at 5 pm and we will return by 8:30 pm. The cost is $12 or if you bring a friend it is $20 for you and your friend. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Sex, Sushi and Salvation

Just finished up my 7th book of the year called, "Sex, Sushi and Salvation."  It was a pretty good read full of seemingly random stories (which fits me pretty well) that helps you better understand three of the hungers of the human heart: intimacy, community and the expectation of eternity.  It is a quick read and one that can help you better understand these three areas in your life.

Being a Tentmaker

I am always encouraged when I find companies who are using their gifts and organizations to do more than just make money. Paul was a tentmaker in the cities of Corinth, Ephesus, and Thessalonica, and by working Paul had an opportunity to build relationships with those he was trying to reach. What are you using your gifts for? Whether it is in athletics, at school, at your job or being in the school play, do you view everything you do as an opportunity to spread the good news? I challenge you to be a "tentmaker" today like Paul!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Summer Camp 08 Form

The district has just posted the camp forms on-line. The deadline to have those turned into the church has been moved from the end of April to May 11th. The cost is $155...$145 goes to the district, the other $10 helps pay for gas to get there. If you do not have your form and money in by the 11th the cost will go up to $170! Don't miss the first deadline!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Hardcore Fans!

This is an unbelievable story about the rivalry between Boston and NY...it's amazing what some will do for "their" team.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

One Shining Moment 2008

I look forward to this every year!!!!

New Series @ theGathering

Come to the Gathering at the vine this wednesday from 7-9 as we start our new series called "JUMP", this week is Jumping on Demand!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

This is a video of my friend Jeff who plays for the Arizona Diamondbacks.  It still seems unreal to me when I see him on T.V. playing professional baseball.  I have had the opportunity to see him life a couple of times and I am always excited when I get to talk to him before or after the game.  I love to watch people's reaction when they realize I "know" him.  I also like to let people know that one of my friends play professional baseball...like it makes me more important or something.

I often wonder why we don't feel the same way about our relationship with Jesus.  He is more important than anyone, yet we are not so quick to tell people we "know" him.  I would challenge you and myself to be a little quicker to bring up his name in conversations and be proud that we know him!

For Real This Time!

We will be having our bonfire this wednesday night from 7-9 pm behind trinity church. Bring a friend and come enjoy a smore!