“I'm Just Blown Away” by liuhongmei


                                                                                                                                                                                             This Weekend’s Sermons
   Prayer requests                                                                                                                                                                           Series: Have You Read My Book?
              August 6 & 7, 2011                                                                                                                                                             Sermon: Destination or Reconciliation?
                                                                                                                                                                                             Scripture: Philemon 1-6
We invite you to submit prayer requests.
elders and staff gather each week to pray.                                                  MY TOWN                                                                                          Teacher:
                                                                              praying for the place where you live
                                                                                                                                                                                             Sunday 10:30 a.m.: Clay Norman
Full Name
                                                                                     ava i l a b l e p r ay e r s l o t s                                     AuguST 6 & 7, 2011
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                                                                                                                                                                                                   “I’m Just
                                                                              SuNdaY              the valley, wilton,                  34
       Public: Please share with pastors &                                                                                             OpeN
   elders, online and in the 24/7 Prayer room.
                                                                                                                                                           Middle School
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Blown Away”
                                                                              MONdaY              bethel, redding                      13
         Private: For staff and elders only.
                                                                                                                                                           Midnight             e!
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My prayer request                                                             TueSdaY             newtown, sandy                       FuLL                Madness is    H                                The much-anticipated, extremely-
                                                                                                  hook, other towns
                                                                                                                                                           BACK!!                                         exhilarating, highly-hilarious, outdoor-
                                                                              WedNeSdaY           greater waterbury,                   FuLL                full story on page 2                           adventurous week of camp is here!
                                                                                                                                                                                                          That’s right, Camp Wanna-Hug-a-
                                                                              ThurSdaY southbury, woodbury, FuLL                                                                                          Squirrel kicks off tomorrow, August 8,
                                                                                       new Milford, sherman                                                                                               with unbridled excitement and great
                                                                              FridaY              Danbury, new                         FuLL
                                                                                                                                                           A Note from                                    expectations.
                                                                                                  fairfield                                                Flora Buchanan                                  When Heather Hall, our Children’s
                                                                                                                                                           full story on page 3                            Ministry Coordinator, promised that we’d
                                                                              SaTurdaY brookfield,                                     1 OpeN
                                                                                       bridgewater, brewster,                                                                      have more than 100 kids at our first summer camp, I figured
                                                                                       ny state                                                                                    she was a little bit delusional. But what I found out is that I just
                                                                                                                                                                                   didn’t have enough faith!
                                                                                   stop by the prayer room to sign up                                      IT’S HERE –             Right here, in Waterbury, more than180 kids and 70 volunteers
                                                                                        for a my town slot today!                                          “REVIVE uS” CD          will be registering for a week of camp that is sure to be both
                                                                                                                                                                                   an absolute blast and a place where kids will meet Jesus.
                                                                                                                                                           full story on page 3    To put these numbers in context: Our average weekly
                                                                                                                                                                                   attendance at the Waterbury campus is 140 people… so we’ll
                                                                                                                                                                                   have 40 more kids at camp every day this week than we have
                                                                                                                                                                                   in the entire building on a Sunday! More than 100 of those kids
                                                                                                                                                                                   have never been to Walnut Hill. Of the 70 adults who will serve,
                                                                                                                                                                                   the majority come from the Waterbury campus, which means
                                                                                                                                                                                   that 1/3 of all the adults who usually come to church here will
                                                                                                                                                                                   be serving at camp. I’m just blown away!

                                                                                                                                                                                   Now, we need your prayers this week so that this camp will
                                                                                                                                                                                   change kids’ lives!

                                                                                                                                                                                                   We wanted to be a witness to our local
If you need prayer, prayer servants are available                                                                                                                                                  community. We wanted to serve families in
after the service to minister to you.                                                                                                                                                              need. We wanted to bring the light and love of
                                                                           Walnut Hill Community Church
Songs in our worship services are used by permission of CCLI, License                                                                                                                              Jesus into greater Waterbury. Well, my friends,
#192663; videos/images are covered by CVLI, License #502219890.            203.796.7373 | www.walnuthillcc.org                                                                     Craig Mowrey,   we’re doing it! Keep going … let’s not stop.
Songs, including original songs by artists of Walnut Hill, are not to be
used or duplicated without permission.                                     Bethel 156 Walnut Hill Road, Bethel, CT 06801                                                           Campus Pastor
                                                                           Greater Waterbury Chase Collegiate School, Exit 18, I-84, Waterbury, CT 06708
Middle School Midnight Madness is BACK!!                                                                                   A Note from Flora Buchanan                                         plugging in to walnut
Hey Middle Schoolers (and           It’s best described as late-          big, fun event,” says Gene Sun,         Flora Buchanan, the widow of Clive & Ruth’s dear friend and                 hill is as easy as ABc
their parents):                     night, no-holds barred,               Middle School Youth Pastor.            spiritual father Alex Buchanan, sent this note to them this week.
                                    exhausting, fitness-fun that          “The Sport and Wellness
We know… it’s sad…summer
                                    includes learning how to rock-        Center ran the event last year
is almost over :(. Turn that                                                                                    Dear Clive and Ruth,                                                      A   Attend A...
                                    climb and play tennis from            and it was so awesome we
frown upside-down! We have
a way for you to end your
                                    professional instructors. The         asked them to do it again!”
                                                                                                                I think it is time to give you an update. As you will realize, it is          newcomers Lunch
                                    night wouldn’t be complete                                                                                                                                Want to learn more about Walnut
summer with a bang. Back by                                               This entire night (and all the        now 8 months since Alex went to be with Jesus in Paradise. I'm
                                    without dodge ball and other                                                                                                                              Hill - Greater Waterbury? Come grab
popular demand, it’s “Midnight                                            activities) will cost $20, and        sure you'll agree that his funeral was awesome - 'serious but not
                                    “sick” games (in kid-talk, “sick”                                           miserable', to use one of Alex's phrases. Someone said that they              some good eats and even better
Madness,” sponsored by                                                    each student must have a
                                    is a good thing!) Add pizza                                                 had never been to a funeral like it! Thank you to you both for                conversation–including answers to
Walnut Hill Youth (WHY)                                                   2011-2012 permission form
                                    and a movie and you’re in                                                   coming and for your message and prophecy, Clive. They have not                those questions–with Walnut Hill
Ministries.                                                               on file to participate (visit
                                    for a night you won’t soon                                                  been forgotten and things are beginning to happen.                            staff, in the Dining Hall. The next one
This action-packed event will       forget – all with your friends
                                                                          files/why/ConsentForm2011.                                                                                          takes place Sunday, August 14 from
take place Tuesday, August 9,       from Walnut Hill! Be sure to                                                We all miss Alex so much but feel that we have given him the
                                                                          pdf to download the form).                                                                                          noon-1:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to midnight at the        invite your school friends and                                              honour he deserved. We know that he is happy with the Lord
                                                                          Questions? Contact Gene Sun:
Sport and Wellness Center, 17-      neighbors to join in the fun.                                               and that we will see him again one day. In the meantime we must
                                                                          gsun@walnuthillcc.org or                                                                                        B   Be A pArt of...
27 Starr Road, Danbury.                                                                                         obey the eleventh commandment: Thou shalt bash on!
                                    “This is our last youth group         203.796.7373 x142. Drop-off
What is “Midnight Madness”?         of the summer and we like to          and pick-up are at the venue                                                                                        “stArting Line”
                                                                                                                The family have been wonderful...phone calls, help with an
                                    finish on a high note with this       in Danbury.                           enormous amount of paperwork, gardening advice, etc. and just                 Walnut Hill’s Starting Line class goes
                                                                                                                knowing how much they love me. I could go on!                                 deeper in revealing more about our
                                                                                                                                                                                              church and is the next step toward
   sign ups                                          baptism will take place August 21. Just sign up
                                                     for the August 14 class (which runs 9:00-10:00             Please feel free to share any of the above with the folk at Walnut
                                                                                                                Hill if you feel it's appropriate. Please thank them so much for
                                                                                                                                                                                              membership. The next class will take
                                                                                                                                                                                              place in the Dining Hall Sunday,
  SuMMER BBQ                                         a.m.)
  The next Summer BBQ, hosted by one of our                                                                     their love and prayers and for all the cards that they sent. All are          September 11, from noon - 1:00 p.m.
                                                     WOMEN OF FAITH                                             very much appreciated. It is so amazing to belong to such a wide
  Community Groups, takes place Sunday, August
                                                     Ladies - get in on this early bird deal of $89             and loving church family. Thank you!
  21, at noon. Enjoy this summer with some great                                                                                                                                          c   check out “the menu”
                                                     (and excellent seats!). Tickets for this fantastic
  food and friendship!                                                                                                                                                                        There are many ministry choices at
                                                     event in Hartford, held November 11-12,                    With much love and many happy memories,
  gET BAPTIZED!                                      must be purchased by August 31. Tickets are                Flora                                                                         Walnut Hill; we want to help you
  Regretting you missed the chance to be             available online at www.walnuthillcc.org/                                                                                                choose the best “meal” for you—so
  baptized last month? Don’t worry – the next        womenoffaithconference or you can purchase                                                                                               we’ve created something akin to a
                                                     them at the Get Connected table.                                                                                                         dinner menu.
                                                                                                            IT’S HERE – “REVIVE                                                               1st course:

   fYi                                               to improve their work life. It meets Tuesdays          US” CD AVAILABLE!                                                                 Attend the 10:30 a.m. service
                                                                                                                                                                                              2nd course:
                                                     7:30 – 9:00 a.m. at Walnut Hill in Bethel, with        Revive Us: Songs of Prayer for New England
  NEW TO WALNuT HILL?                                facilitators Al & Kathleen Pirozzoli. Come and                                                                                           Select a Community Group—
                                                                                                            – the CD recorded at the June LIVE at                                             Our Church in Your Town
  Welcome! We’re so glad you’re here! Please be      learn how the power of God can help you with
                                                                                                            The Strand worship gathering in
  sure to stop by the Newcomers Table to meet        the work issues you face!                                                                                                                3rd course:
  some of our welcome team. We look forward to                                                              Seymour, is available today at the
                                                     COMMuNITY gROuPS – OuR CHuRCH                          Get Connected table.                                                              Engage with one another: Attend the
  seeing you again next week!                                                                                                                                                                 periodic events we plan in Greater
                                                     IN YOuR TOWN
  TRAININg AND CAMP SET uP                           This is how we “do church” at Walnut Hill, so          More than simply a collection of re-                                              Waterbury – fellowship dinners, BBQs,
  Today immediately following services there         we’re encouraging EVERYONE to plug in. In              arranged hymns, each song is intended to be a                                     etc., as we grow our congregation. All
                                                     the fall, we’ll start up again, and you can join       prayer ... a prayer to the Father to release His Spirit to                        of Walnut Hill’s ministries, many on
  will be volunteer training and set up for Camp
                                                                                                            ignite a passion for Jesus throughout the region.                                 the Bethel campus, are also available
  Wanna-Hugga-Squirrel - lunch provided.             with approximately 16-24 adults (plus kids)
                                                                                                                                                                                              to Greater Waterbury congregants,
                                                     in your own town to meet twice monthly to              The CD was recorded on June 12, 2011, at “LIVE at The Strand” - a                 including men’s and women’s ministry,
  YOu AND YOuR WORK MATTER TO                        grow spiritually, build friendships, care for one
  gOD                                                                                                       worship gathering attended by hundreds from Walnut Hill Community                 etc.(ministry groups, classes, events, etc.)
                                                     another, and impact your community. During
  This is a new spiritual gathering/practical                                                               Church and the Valley.                                                            4th course:
                                                     the summer, please attend one of the monthly
  workshop for those who have lost their job, are    BBQs, each hosted by one of our Community              Pricing is $15 for one; $35 for a three-pack and $55 for a five-pack. It is       Dig in deeper by choosing other
  trying to find a job, having difficulty in their                                                                                                                                            opportunities in Youth, Children, Care,
                                                     Groups. It’s a great way to build community.           also available online (www.walnuthillcc.org/reviveus), with a $2 shipping
  work, are trying to change their career, or want                                                                                                                                            Prayer, Worship, Church in Action, etc.
                                                                                                            fee to anywhere in the continental US.

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