Good morning Surgeons! Here are announcements for June 24, 2012...
-- We are wrapping up our series "Casting Call". Message is entitled Putting It All Together.
-- Special song today is Safe And Sound by Taylor Swift--from the movie, The Hunger Games
-- We operate pretty informally here. so, dress casually, grab some coffee and snack and enjoy the service!
-- Finally, we love each... and if you come today, it's not an accident that you're here. Take a minute to say hi to someone around you!!
-- Everyone should receive a copy of our Ministry Teams flyer this morning. These show how we're organized here at The Surge. If you've been coming and are looking to get involved, these are the teams. If you've been coming and not looking to get involved, we encourage you to change your thinking. We'd love to see everyone plugged in at least one of these teams. Great way to get connected: great way to get to know other people; great way to use your gifts and talents to help build up the church. We talked about that last week, as you know. Just put down your interest on the connection card, stick it in the offering boxes at the back and we'll be in touch to get you plugged in.
-- Speaking of offering boxes, we don't take up an offering during the service, but boxes are at the back by each door. We are debt free and big believers in staying that way. We do need to pay the bills however, so we encourage you all to take seriously the invite to give generously. If you are going to be away a bunch this summer, might we suggest that you consider having your bank just draft a check every month or week--however you do it, so you don't fall behind. You can also give online--just go to the website and click on giving.
-- You want to be here next week when we commission Selma Nunes as our Youth and Outreach Pastor. Selma wants to take any teens that are here after the service to a local Starbucks for free frappes. And then at 4:00 p.m. next Sunday, we'll be having a church-wide cookout at Paul and Joy Gardiner's house in Herndon so you can meet and hear from Selma about her vision for our teens. You all have the announcement in your email, so just respond to that note and let us know if you are coming. We'll provide the roast beast; you all just bring a side dish to share.
-- Next week, we will be teaching out the book of Ephesians, chapter 4, starting our message series call
-- Finally, a reminder about Selma Nunes commissioning next Sunday morning and the picnic at 4:00 p.m. next Sunday afternoon. Please plan to come, especially if you are new to the Surge. A great way to meet everyone!!
At The Surge we love doing things together... that includes writing a blog! Here are a few of our main contributing authors:
Our fearless leader, Dwaine is the lead pastor at The Surge. His experience in counter terrorism with the CIA prepared him for ministry and he likes dogs and babies even more than E does.
E (short for Eric Reiss) is the Wingman at The Surge and likes dogs, music, Mexican food, his wife Karen and his little girl Evangeline... not necessarily in that order.