Vision Team Blog

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Current Events

Everything you need to know about what's happening this week at Via Christus Community Church!

Weekly Worship Gathering
As usual we'll be gathering this Saturday (August 12th) at our home (505 Freemont St, Yorkville) for our Via Christus gathering. The gathering begins at 5pm. This week we'll be led by some very special guests, Troy and Heather Cady and their children Megan and Nick. The Cadys are church planters in Madrid, Spain and they'll be sharing with us both about their mission specifically, as well as leading us in some open discussion about the whole process and values of church planting. The churches they've helped start there in Spain (their on their third right now) have in a lot of ways served as a model for what we're doing here with Via Christus, so this will be a great chance to learn and dialogue with someone who has a lot of experience doing exactly the kind of thing that we're trying to do right now here in Yorkville. After the discussion and worship time we'll be staying here at our house for a cookout where there will be even more opportunity to interact with Troy and Heather in a more personal way. I hope you all will be able to come and meet these wonderful friends this Saturday.

Switching to Sundays!
After much deliberation, our Vision Team has decided that the time has come to switch our weekly church gatherings to Sunday mornings. Our hope is that this will make our church more accessible to visitors and newcomers who are more used to the Sunday morning church culture that we live in. We'll be making the switch Labor Day weekend, September 3rd and then meeting every Sunday morning at 10am from then on. The gatherings will still be in our living room for the time being.

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 August 11 (tomorrow night!) & 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. We need people to run the booth between 2-11pm on Friday, Sept 1; between 10am-11:30pm on Saturday, Sept 2; and between 4-11:30pm on Sunday, Sept 3. Please let me know if you're able to help for 3-4 hours (or more) on any of those days.

Backyard Party
We will be having a backyard party for our whole neighborhood and anyone else who wants to come on Saturday, September 16th (not on the 24th as was previously advertised - sorry for the miscommunication). Mark your calendars now.

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


Mike Clawson

Via Christus Community Church


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