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Ministry Updates: February 2015

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Join us for weekend services in February as Pastor Wes Feltner wraps up his “Promises” series and begins a new series, “MOVEMEnt”.  If we want to be a part of a Gospel MOVEMENT, then our prayer must be “MOVE ME.”  Missed a Sunday?  No problem, you can catch all past messages online.    > Weekend Messages

All-Church Prayer Meeting:  Sunday, February 15, 5:30 p.m., Prayer Room
Berean’s elders, ministry leaders, and staff will lead a time of worship and prayer.  Prayer meetings are on the third Sunday of each month.

NEXT Initiative
In order for our $1.6 million remodel project to become reality and to fulfill what’s NEXT for Berean, we need everyone’s involvement starting with financial contributions to the building fund. How would God have you involved in the NEXT initiative?  Learn more and give today! 


Kids Choir Musical:  Sunday, February 22 4:45 p.m., Worship Center
Please join us in celebrating our kids choir as they present the musical, “Blast Off.” 

Save the Date - Volunteer Training:   Sunday, March 8, 6:30-8 p.m.
Whether you’ve been serving in Children’s Ministries for 20 years or two weeks, we need you there!  Hear from our Family Ministries Pastor, Ben Holden and the Children’s team.

Student Ministries

Junior High Dare 2 Share Conference:  February 6-8
Dare 2 Share is an evangelism training conference with nationally known speakers and bands.  We will be attending with our friends from Faith Covenant Church.  Contact Jesse Manning for more information.

Senior High Winter Retreat:  February 13-15
Senior High students will be traveling to Castaway Club in Detroit Lakes, MN for a weekend conference.  Ben Hol den will be the guest speaker for the weekend of worship and fellowship.  Registeration deadline is February 8.   > Winter Retreat Registration


Support Groups:  Sundays, February 8 - May 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m. (DivorceCare), 6-8 p.m. (GriefShare) 
DivorceCare and GriefShare are both DVD-based groups led by people who understand what you are going through. The cost for each class is $15 to cover the workbook. Scholarships are available.  
> GriefShare Registration   > DivorceCare Registration

Red Cross Blood Drive:  Thursday, February 5, 1-7 p.m., Gym
Did you know that every 2 seconds, someone needs blood? The Red Cross will be at Berean for our semi-annual blood drive.   > Blood Drive Registration


IronWorks Winter Session:  Fridays, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Room 114; Wednesdays, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Room 116
This season of IronWorks addresses the 60% of your life called “work.” Work and faith are not separate worlds. Your work matters to God.    > 

Core Strength for Men:  Sundays, February 8 & 15, 8:15 a.m., Room 110
Sessions taught by Roger Thompson.  The integrated man is a boy, a warrior, a leader and a mentor all at once.  But many of us feel stuck in arrested development, and unprepared for all these challenges.  You have permission to be yourself and  challenged to discover and deploy more of your true self. 


FMSC South Metro Mobilepack:  February 9-14  
Berean is part of the Feed My Starving Children South Metro Mobilepack.  We need people to volunteer, be a part of set-up, and more!  Join the team today!  Questions?  Contact Vanessa Edwards.  
> FMSC Registration

Serving Muslim Women Conference:  Saturday, February 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Attend this conference to learn more about Islam, Muslim women in the Twin Cities, and how you can effectively engage with them.   > Conference Registration

2015 Summer Mission Trips:  Teams are now forming for this summer’s trips to Rwanda, Bulgaria, Mexico, and Croatia.  Trips are open to adults and families with children of all ages.  Applications are due soon.  Questions?  Please contact Elaine Tymchak.    > Learn more

Winter Outerwear Collection:  January 1 - February 8
Winter outerwear is needed for refugee families arriving in Minnesota this winter.  Needed items: coats, hats, mittens/gloves, scarves, snow pants, and boots in all children, teen and adult sizes (no bigger than Adult Large, please).  We can accept clean, gently used or new items.  Please bring donations to the Outreach Corner. 


Audio Mixers:  We need audio techs to operate a simple sound board in the overflow room (gym) for the 9:50 service.  Training provided.  Contact Tanner Pinkerman.

Baptism Classes:  Sunday, February 22, 12:45 p.m.
 If you are interested in being baptized, please plan to attend the classes.  Our next baptism will take place at the FaithFamily Celebration on Sunday, March 1 at 6 p.m.  To register, contact Tanner Pinkerman   
> Baptism Registration

Try Saturdays:  Saturdays, 5 p.m., Worship Center
Experience the same great service as Sunday, just on Saturday.  Great music and teaching in a casual, warm, and friendly environment with music led by our worship band and teaching from Pastor Wes Feltner.
> Learn more 

Berean Education Center (BEC)

Preschool Registration:  Registration for the 2015-16 school year is now open.  Contact our office at 952.223.1814 or learn more now.

Month at a glance

February 2015