Vision Team Blog

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Weekly Newsletter

Hi Friends,

It's been an exciting week around here at Via Christus, what with the food drive and all. Anyhow, here are your weekly reminders:

Weekly Worship Gathering
As usual we'll be gathering this Saturday (July 22) at our home (505 Freemont St, Yorkville) for our Via Christus gathering. We'll be spending time from 5-6:30pm worshipping, sharing and studying scripture. Come join us to be transformed in your life and equipped to in turn transform the world!

Food Drive Pick-Up This Saturday!
Last weekend we distributed paper bags to nearly 2000 homes in the Yorkville area. This Saturday, the 29th, we will be collecting any bags left out. Even if only a fraction of the homes leave bags for us, we will still need all the help we can get to collect all the bags. We will be starting at 9am and working until we're done or until it's time to start our church gathering at 5pm (whichever comes first). We need help from as many people as possible (many hands make light work), so please let me know if you can help if you haven't done so already. Besides, it'll be fun - a chance to work alongside friends and help people in need at the same time! :)

Music & Movies in the Park

Every Friday night Yorkville sponsors either live music or family movies in one of the city parks. Live music is at the Town Square Park (along Rt. 47 just north of the river) on July 28, and August 11 & 25.

Movies are monthly on August 18 & September 15 and start at dusk in the Beecher Community Park (on Game Farm Rd - just take Somonauk St across 47 and it curves to become Game Farm). Bring some camp chairs if you want to come and enjoy a movie together with potential new friends from Yorkville. They also let you camp out overnight in the park if you so desire.

Hometown Days in Yorkville
Yorkville's annual Hometown Days Festival will be over Labor Day weekend, September 1-3. Mark your calendars and let me know if you're willing and able to help run one of our church booths.

Backyard Party
Because of the Food Drive we are postponing our Backyard Party till after Labor Day. We are tentatively looking at either Sunday, September 17th or Sunday, September 24th.

Emerging Women's Gathering
If you are interested in the emerging chuch movement (of which Via Christus is a part) and want to be encouraged as a woman in your leadership and ministry callings, you are invited to attend the Emerging Women's Gathering in Virginia Beach, VA from October 1-3. My wife, Julie, will be attending and leading some of the discussions at the event, so any of you ladies are welcome to go along with her. It should be a great time. Contact her at for more info, or go here for details or to register.

That's all for now. Hope to see you on Saturday!



P.S. I just began training at the South Bridge Cafe in downtown Yorkville. Starting August 21st I'll be working there on Monday mornings. Hopefully it'll be a good way to meet people and make more connections in the community. If any of you are around Yorkville at that day and time you should drop by and say hello.


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