Newsletter JULY 2012 | VOLUME THREE, ISSUE SEVEN
Change your life, change others ’ lives… Join a Ministry Team!
An adult in this church who, with a little
n you to be
We would love to trai
encouragement from a friend, decided to not
just come and sit in Sunday Service and leave,
but to plug into a Ministry Team. A few things on our Children’s Min
happened: • Help with paper work or buy
• Hold and pray over babies.
‣ She made friends with her co-workers • Lead kids in worship.
• Connect with new kids and
‣ She found out that you can teach 2 year olds • Teach kids verses and God parents at the FM Resource Tab
a lot of important things about God greeter, Pray for Childre n’s Ministry on a
• Serve on a team as leader,
‣ She learned she had the gift of teaching small group leader with kids prayer team.
ranging in age from 2 • Share your passion for mission
‣ She found out that ﬁfteen 2-3 year olds loved years to 6th library.
her and couldn’t wait to come to her class grade. • Help with a Family Ministry
‣ She found out that she could mentor other
young adults/high schoolers as they worked
‣ She got a chance to informally train parents Join a technical team and help us
? continue to improve
in the importance of little ones learning to every aspect of the technology we
follow leaders W currently use. This
includes PowerPoint, sound, and ligh
‣ She got to help disciple the next generation
To help our congregation discover
without having children of her own Y? and treasure Jesus
Wh more eﬀectively during our Sunday
Living Faith Alliance! God has designed each of
Contact Mark Gebhardt or call the
you with unique resources, spiritual gifts and ? church oﬃce.
talents. I call you to invest your life and gifts in H OW We will patiently train you!
what will last. Oﬀer them to Jesus. Join one of
our Ministry Teams. (Several opportunities are
listed here and on page 3 to get you started email@example.com
with teams currently looking for members).
Each One Bring Two See page 3 for another min
Summer camp attendance typically starts This year the children Last week, after Treasure Seekers,
slow and then builds. Last year, Camp students were given three tickets to
Grace for LFA kids did exactly that.
know that camp is camp: one for themselves and two to
Attendance started in the low 60s and fun... so let ’s start off share with family or friends. “Each One
built to the mid 80s. We are thankful it with a great Bring Two” - what a great motto for camp.
grew. Two things made that happen. One,
kids were having a great time. Two, they
attendance and build Join the fun July 9 -13 at Living Faith
invited their friends to join them. it into a fantastic one! Lincoln.
Living Faith Alliance Church
1987 South Lincoln Avenue • Vineland, NJ 08361 SUNDAY SERVICES: 8:30 /10:30 am • WEDNESDAY CLASSES: 6:30 pm
856-696-3444 • www.LFAChurch.org Cumberland Christian School 1100 W. Sherman Ave. Vineland, NJ 08360
Men’s Event a t L F A Women of Fai
Men of LFA Church: Women of LFA Church:
There’s an Women of Faith will be held
opportunity September 7th and 8th at the Wells
in six weeks Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Friday: 7pm – 10pm and Saturday:
to get 9am – 5pm. Tickets are $101.00 as we have Premium Seats. The
involved in theme is Celebrate. God calls us in Joel 2:21 to “be happy and
an activity full of joy, because the Lord has done a wonderful thing.” Life is
that could sometimes hard and not so full of joy, but as you listen to the
have a very speakers tell their stories you will be touched as you hear how
profound our mighty God is for us and not against us. We are His
impact on daughters and His love is great for us even when we don’t
the men of understand. Come and be ediﬁed as you listen to God’s Word!
our Contact Denise Middleton (firstname.lastname@example.org) for
community. more information.
For that to happen
we need to be men that are willing to come alongside other
men to help them answer the call that God has on their life.
On Saturday, August 18 at Living Faith Lincoln, we will meet at
8:00am for breakfast, and Pastor Nate will speak to us about First-ever training
masculinity. Then we will go to Impact Harvest opportunity for parents in
[www.impactharvest.org] here in Vineland to help harvest our Milestone Pathway!
produce that will go to needy people in our area.
Saturday, October 13th.
At noon, we will have lunch and cast vision for some very real Register 8/5 in the Café.
steps men can take in their journey toward God.
T FL Fa Preview
Don’t go into the Fall without considering God and where He wants you to grow.
Start praying and planning now.
THE 7 ESSENTIALS: OTHER NIGHTS
‣ Alpha: an introduction to Christianity and
a great place to experience the heart of
‣ Boundaries: ﬁghting the battle to live
within the boundaries that God has
lovingly designed for your life
Living Faith Alliance Church Sunday Evening; Lois Robinson Are you a follower of Jesus? Have
Matt & Donna Hartman
‣ Marriage Course: a great place to invite you been baptized? Baptism is an
‣ A Praying Life: developing everyday friends that don’t know Jesus and to be
important step of obedience for all
rhythms of prayer introduced to principles for healthy
Pastor Diego marriages. It is a meal and a date. those following Jesus and is a
‣ Created For… : understanding your God- Thursday; Ken and Eileen Hill beautiful way to declare your love
given design, gifts and talents and using ‣ Formed By His Word: meets on Tuesday for Jesus. Come to the Baptism
them for the Kingdom of God for a hands on training in how to study
Pastor Greg the Bible to know God.
retreat August 4th and 5th,
‣ Helping Others Change: training in Linda Casmer, Larry Baruﬃ, Greg Hill 2-5 pm to find out
partnering with God in the transformation ‣ Life Transformation Group: a small more. Please sign up
of someone’s life group experience of reading the Bible,
on the website, on
Leslie Baruﬃ personal accountability and
prayer. Talk to your the connect card or
‣ Financial Peace University: practical,
Biblical training in your ﬁnances pastorate leader for call the church
Tim Vaughn details
Ca mp Grace
All our planning and all our hard work
and held has come together, and the training for
together by Camp Grace is starting July 5th and 6th,
with camp launching July 9th at Living
every Faith Lincoln. We are praising God in advance for the
supporting ways that He will bless us this summer and lead us to
reach our community with the Gospel of Jesus
ligament, through this dynamic avenue of Camp Grace.
grows and UNABASHEDLY
builds itself Unabashedly is deﬁned as: “not ashamed,
disconcerted, or apologetic; boldly certain of ones
up in love, as position.” This is my prayer for our youth: that God
would raise up OUR young people to live unabashedly
for Christ, for His purposes and His glory. That they would be not ashamed,
does its disconcerted, or apologetic; instead BOLDLY certain of their position before the
God of the ages! I am praying that God does this radical work in the lives of our
work” students here at LFA over the summer. We must prioritize the work of God in the
lives of our children.
Pray about having your Jr. or Sr. High student sign up to volunteer at Camp Grace.
Anyone can sign up in the Cafe.
For the ﬁrst time ever we will be running Camp Grace in two locations at once. We
are doing this because we believe that God desires to reach Millville and Vineland
with the Gospel of Jesus. Desiring to partner with His purposes, we thought it more
eﬀective to run Camp Grace for two weeks instead of one week, like last year. In
order to do this, we had to either cancel one camp or run them simultaneously. The
choice seemed obvious: we have to run them simultaneously.
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We are still looking for people to get on board, to volunteer their time, resources
Our desire at Living Faith Alliance and prayer. All ages are welcome as we serve the Kingdom of God, and look to
Church is to be a place that all people, expand the Kingdom to children in our church, in center City Vineland (Carl Arthur
young and old, can tangibly serve the Center) and Millville (In His Presence Worship Center). See the Camp Grace booth
kingdom of God. Our set up and break in the Café for speciﬁc ways to get involved.
down teams are one of those places
that anyone can serve. I want to
encourage you to consider serving on
one of these teams. One of the four break down teams start
breaking down after second service
Here’s what it looks like: one of our every Sunday. Once break down is
four set up teams get together at complete, volunteers share a meal and
5:30pm every Saturday for a sporting community together.
activity, like basketball, soccer or
ultimate Frisbee. And then at 7:00pm Try out one of our break down and set
they set up the sanctuary, children’s up teams. You only commit for as long
ministry wing and the cafe. This is a as you can. NO OBLIGATION! Come out
great place to begin to get connected and meet others who love Jesus, and
to the life of our church. serve him together! email@example.com
Migrant Launch Team on e Move
We are gearing up for our next exciting step in A few ways you can support
reaching out to the migrant families and this endeavor include
workers in Cedarville, NJ. Our ﬁrst step back in praying for us or joining
May allowed us to pave the way for our next an on-site prayer team,
move. donating items through
the sender’s table
On July 14, we will bring a package of located in the
activities that will allow us to interact Cafe, oﬀering Frank & Kim Medio
and love on the migrant families. Our your expertise Sundays 4:30 pm
hope is to use this avenue to continue 609.567.1324
as a nurse or firstname.lastname@example.org
building relational bridges and discern what health worker, helping set up, using your
God may have for us in terms of next steps bilingual skills to help us relate and build Dave & Connie Jones
after this outreach. Some of the activities we bridges with the families and workers at the Sundays 1:00 pm
are planning to oﬀer are: migrant camp, or even helping with the kids 856.327.4845
‣ a health brigade as we lead them through diﬀerent activities. email@example.com
‣ children’s activities For more information feel free to contact
‣ English as a Second Language Jump Starts Diego Cuartas at firstname.lastname@example.org or Steve & Sharon Schalick
‣ legal assistance Sundays 1:00 pm
our local missions coordinator at 856.457.2192
‣ other referral services for families email@example.com . firstname.lastname@example.org
‣ a fabulous picnic on site.
Teens in Complete Devotion
Harry & Val Behrens
Sundays 5:00 pm
The Senior High youth group recently returned from our
trip to the International House of Prayer (IHOP) where Joel Howard (young adults)
we attended Fascinate, a nationwide youth conference Sundays 7:00 pm
for Senior High youth put on by IHOP in Kansas City. email@example.com
God did some amazing things while we were there!
Hap & Sue Hyson
Here are a few highlights: Wednesdays 6:30 pm
‣ God healed one of our female students who has been suﬀering with knee pain for months 856.691.5903
‣ He brought restitution to friendships that were broken
‣ A student was moved to repent to their parents for not coming under their authority Larry & Leslie Baruﬃ
Wednesdays 7:00 pm
‣ God spoke powerfully to many of the youth about living lives of COMPLETE DEVOTION to Jesus. 856.691.9211
We serve a powerful God who loves to demonstrate His love for His children through His power.
May we all be encouraged that our God loves us that MUCH! Pray with us over summer ministry Ed Gove
that God continues this work of love and power in the lives of our students. We are trusting God (LFAC Fenimore Group)
to do this through the students actively engaging in worship, prayer and mission! Saturdays 5:30 pm
Financial Update Mark & Lisa Gebhardt
Thank you, Cheerful Givers! It Please remember your ﬁnancial Thursdays 6:00 pm
is through your generous gifts contributions can be given Sunday 856.305.5272
that we continue to grow and morning during service, via our website
spread the word of Jesus Christ [lfachurch.org], or by mail/drop oﬀ at
Greg & Angie Hill
throughout our local community and the LFAC Lincoln Avenue. Sundays 4:00 pm
YTD May Projection YTD April Actual Diﬀerence
General Fund $ 291,667 $ 291,431 $ (236)
Building Fund — $ 10,965 —
Missions Fund $ 25,000 $ 18,478 $ (6,522)