What’s going on?
What are the distinguishing characteristics of disciples who make disciples? What should you look like if you are a devoted follower of Christ? Our upcoming series, “Anatomy of a Disciple,” seeks to answer these questions. We will be considering how being Christ’s disciple impacts our lives, our relationship with the church, and our relationship with the world. This is not just another sermon series! It’s an introduction to an ongoing conversation about what it means to walk with Christ and with others towards Christ and His Kingdom.
What’s coming up?
Faith In Action is one of our favorite Sundays at Living Springs. It’s a unique opportunity to replace our Sunday services with service. We meet at the building at 9:00am, and after a short time of instruction we leave the building again in work teams. But these work teams don’t just happen! They need leaders. And workers. Will you sign up for one of the following projects:
- Helping Hands (home projects for elderly members of the Living Springs family)
- Leaf-raking in Glenwood and Homewood
- Helping at the South Suburban Humane Society
- Delivering goodies to public servants in Glenwood and Homewood
- Park clean-up in Glenwood and Homewood
- Making cards for people who are in Hospice
There are other projects too, so if none of the above catch your eye, ask about others! Click the Faith In Action image to email Living Springs.
Fall Fest Family Fun
We’re partnering with the Village of Glenwood to provide a safe celebration that includes trunk-or-treating, games, costumes, and food. This is such a fun event for families of kids 1 year old–fifth grade! We hope you’ll come on out for some family fun. Bring your neighbors and their kids too!
Whether or not you have kids, there’s plenty to do at Fall Fest! In fact, Living Springs’ vivacious volunteers are the ones who really make this event a lot of fun. There are all kinds of ways you can help—before, during, and after the event:
- Bring a baked good for the Cake Walk. Label and seal all baked goods and bring them to the church office between October 25 and 31.
- Make a donation. Your gifts help us cover the cost of food, candy, and games. Put your donation in an envelope marked “Fall Fest,” and then drop it in the offering basket any Sunday morning.
- Help set up. We need people from 12:00noon to 2:30pm.
- Work at a game station. You can choose the shift you want: 2:15–3:45pm or 3:45pm–5:15pm.
- Work in the kitchen. Prepare food, serve, and keep an eye on Holy Grounds.
- Trunk or treat. Decorate the trunk of your car for the kids who will be trick-or-treating in the parking lot. Arrive at 2:00pm to be ready for candy distribution 2:30–5:00pm. There will be a prize for the best decorated trunk!
- Welcome the crowds. Greet visitors and pass out bags as people arrive.
- Control the crowds. Help with answering people’s questions and directing people as needed.
- Help clean up. We need people from 4:45–6:00pm to put tables away, take out garbage, and get the building ready for services the next morning.
If you need more information about any of these opportunities, email Cristin Verver.