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Ministry Updates: April 2015

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Upcoming Message Series:  Join us as Lead Pastor, Dr. Wes Feltner begins the month off with an Easter message, “From the Garden to the Grave.”  The following week, he begins a new series on the book of Jonah called, “The Runaway.”  Explore the realities of sin, depths of grace, and the importance of living on mission.    Missed a Sunday?  No problem, you can catch all past messages online.    > Weekend Messages

All-Church Prayer Meeting:  Sunday, April 19, 5:30 p.m., Berean Cafe
Berean’s elders, leaders, and staff  lead a time of prayer for our congregation, our community, and the world.  Prayer meetings are on the third Sunday of each month.

NEXT Initiative
We are so excited to finish the first phase in early April!  We need your help to reach our goal of $1.6 million so we can to continue our remodel project.  The next phase includes updates to more Children’s rooms, hallways, and community spaces.  Learn more and give today! 

Next Steps Luncheon:  Sunday, April 26, 12:30-2 p.m., Room 114
This quarterly luncheon is open to newcomers who want to learn more about Berean, those who want to start serving and/or join a group, and membership candidates.  Questions?  Contact Angela Barr.   > Next Steps Luncheon Registration

Children

Derby Car Race:   Saturday, April 11, Gym
Small groups and Individuals will be racing Pinecars that they designed and created!  Races for Grades 3-4 begin at 9 a.m.  Registration for Grades 5-6 begins at 10:15 a.m, with races beginning at 11 a.m.  Questions?  Contact Dan Goldschmidt.

Teens

Junior High Parent Date Night:   Friday, April 24, 6-9 p.m., Room114
Junior High students will be serving their parents and their adult volunteers, as you enjoy a date night out with your someone special.  Please join the fun!  Students will be serving dinner and dessert, and entertaining parents and volunteers with The Princess Bride movie.  Childcare will be provided by senior high students and adults.    > Date Night Registration

Adults

Stephen Ministry:  Berean currently has 30 active Stephen Ministers participating in ongoing caregiving training and meeting with people weekly.  When you are going through a difficult time, we assign a Stephen Minister of your same gender to listen, help you talk things out, and be there for you when it might seem like no one else is.  For more information, contact Kari Peterson.

Prayer Team Volunteers:  If you have a heart to pray with others and 15-20 minutes after a Saturday or Sunday service, we’d love for you to join the Prayer Team.  If you are interested, contact Kari Peterson.

 Men

IronWorks-DADvantage:     Fridays, 6:30-7:30 a.m., Room 114  AND  Wednesdays, beginning April 1, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Room 116
Are you giving the DADvantage to your children and grandchildren? That’s the focus of the Spring IronWorks teaching series. Pastors Ben Holden and Roger Thompson are teaming up to encourage and equip every man to take advantage of the most powerful influence in the world: being a DAD.    > ironworksmen.com 

Save the Date-Men's Bike Trip:  September 11-14
Start riding now for our fall bike trip.

Outreach

Missions Teams:  Take a step in faith and join a missions team!  Applications for summer teams are due by April 30.   Join a team working with orphans at Children’s Haven International in Mexico, July 12-19.  This trip is the perfect opportunity for those who have never served before and families with small children.  Cost is $875 (adults), $775 (children).  Or join a team working with urban youth in Croatia, August 14-20.  Open to older teenagers, young adults, and families.  Cost is $2500.    > Learn more

Host Missionaries:  Missionaries with Converge are in need of housing from April  8-16 while undergoing training.  Do you have rooms you can offer? Single female, family of five, and family of six.  Loaned vehicles also needed.  Contact Elaine Tymchak.

Worship

Holy Week Services:   Maundy Thursday, April 2, 7 p.m. AND  Good Friday, April 3, 7 p.m.
Maundy Thursday is an audio immersive experience led by the Sanctuary choir and soloists.  Good Friday is an acoustic worship experience focused on the finished work of Jesus on the cross.  Childcare available on Friday for birth-age two.

Easter Services:  Saturday, April 4, 5 p.m.  AND  Sunday, April 5, 8:15, 9:50, and 11:15 a.m.
Join us for Easter at Berean.  Hear an Easter message from Dr. Wes Feltner and experience classic and contemporary worship experiences.  Childcare available for birth-kindergarten.

Night of Worship:  Friday, April 17, 7 p.m., Worship Center
Join us as we gather for a night of corporate worship and prayer.  For more information or questions, contact Angela Barr.

Month at a glance: April 2015