A Good Life: Six Values for the Christian Life
We’re now in Ordinary Time, the time in the Church calendar in which we count the weeks until Advent and we learn to live the life of discipleship necessary between Pentecost and the return of Jesus Christ.
This Sunday we will begin a new series called A Good Life: Six Values for the Christian Life. In this series we will examine six values that Christians can embrace to live a good life as we understand what a “good life” is in Jesus Christ and by the Holy Spirit. This week we will explore Beauty within the story of Jesus healing a deaf man in Mark 7.31-37.
Family Prayer Training Evening
Join Megan Carden and Pastor Scott on Thursday, September 2 at 6 pm for a 45-minute event aimed at putting another tool in your family’s prayer tool belt!
Our friends at StoryMakers have put together some brain development research, child development research, art, and prayer practices to help little ones and their adults connect more honestly and age appropriately with the living God who loves them.
The past two weekends our small group coordinator Alicia Erwin has shared about the structure of small groups for the fall at Jacob’s Well. If you are interested in joining a Discipleship group (a weekly or biweekly structured small group time focused on discipleship) or signing up for the Alpha course (a 10-week course focused on understanding the basics of the Christian faith), please use this link to sign up.
Groups will be formed the week of September 13th and start the following week. If you have any questions, please reach out to Alicia at erwin.aliciam [at] gmail.com.
From now through Sunday, September 19, the elders are asking members of the congregation to prayerfully consider men from our church to serve a term on our elder team beginning in January 2022. Micah Stickling has served faithfully since July 2018 and will be completing his term at the end of 2021.
The elders ask that you keep the biblical qualifications of an elder from 1 Timothy 3.1-7 and Titus 1.5-9 in mind as you consider those you might recommend to serve our church in this capacity. Please submit the names of those you would recommend to serve as elder to an elder or member of the leadership team by September 19 via email or conversation.
We’re Hiring! Youth & Family Pastor
You can find the job opening listed here.
Please share this open position widely! We ask that you would pray for this process, for the hiring team to exercise wisdom, discernment, courage, and kindness, and for the new teammate God is bringing to our church.
Living Alternatives Annual Fundraising Banquet
Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center is holding its annual fundraising banquet on September 30 at 6:30 pm at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington.
There is no cost to attend the event, but registration is required by Monday, September 27.
The keynotes speaker is comedian Michael Jr., who will challenge you to know your “WHY?” in life.
From our friends at A Rocha USA, who wrote the Creation Care Camp curriculum we used this summer and will use the next several summers as well:
Fall is right around the corner, and with it comes an opportunity. In most places, fall is the best time to plant habitat-friendly native plants because it gives plants time to establish themselves before the heat of summer.
Read A Rocha USA’s Gardening for Pollinators guide for native plant lists by region, sample garden designs, and landscaping tips.
Giving to Jacob’s Well
One of the noticeable absences in our worship service is a time to give tithes and offerings. It hasn’t always been this way, but since the beginning of the pandemic, we stopped collecting a physical offering on Sundays. We don’t offer online giving at this time because of the rate of service fees.
If you feel led to give financially to Jacob’s Well there are currently a few options:
- If you use online banking you can use the online bill pay feature to set up a recurring payment to Jacob’s Well at no additional cost to you or the church.
- You can mail a check to the church yourself.
- You can bring your offering with you on Sundays and place it in the locked mailbox in the church library. Our address is 304 Jersey Ave, Normal, IL 61761.