18 Jun This Sunday at CIL (Father’s Day)!
This Sunday is Father’s Day, and we will continue part five of the series called Jesus-Style. I am going to teach on Jesus’ relationship with the Father. This theme will have a robust spiritual tone, so do not worry about some of the emotional traps that can happen during a Father’s Day service. We will not verbally beat up current Dads or make those of you with a problematic Dad relationship feel worse. Instead, all of us will look at the Father’s relationship with Jesus, and we will receive that same blessing from that same opportunity. God is the Father we all want.
Our middle school campers are traveling back from camp today. A dream of mine was to have our middle school participate in a separate camp from the high school students. I greatly appreciate Pastor Josh and his team making this happen! Thank you for your generosity that allowed these students this experience.
Grace and peace,
Are you ready for your family to take the next steps in pursuing God’s adventure together? Join us for VENTURE! Our three-night family experience is July 11-13 here at CIL! We’ll play, sing, learn, and laugh together!
Email Pastor Aubrey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Pastor Jennifer at email@example.com if you want to learn about how to get your family involved. More information and registration will be available soon!
Block out July 18-19. CIL will have a first-time event called the Refresh Conference. Special guest will be joining us those two days for Spirit-filled ministry. Ministers include Brian Lindsey with Far Flung Tin Can, CIL’s longtime friend, Kent Henry, and Pastor Mark Rampulla from Southview Church in Spring Hill. No charge. Plan to be part!
Sharing His Love Locally:
The Bridge Ministry
The Bridge Ministry exists to alleviate the suffering of underprivileged children, the homeless, and the working poor by providing life-sustaining resources and a message of hope. Founded by Christian musician, Candy Christmas, The Bridge began in November of 2004, birthed out of a desire to help feed and clothe the homeless of Nashville. Candy began taking huge pots of jambalaya down to the homeless living under the Jefferson Street bridge. After seeing that the need was far greater, she began to collect clothing and non-perishable food items to pass out to her friends. She stored it all in her garage and friends volunteered to come over and fill grocery bags with food. The more people that began finding out about this ministry and caught the vision, the faster the ministry grew.
The Bridge is housed in a 20,000 square foot warehouse in Nashville, TN, that not only stores the food for the their ministry, but also acts as a local food bank for other area ministries. The Bridge Ministry also aids school children on assisted lunch programs by filling their backpacks with food on Friday afternoons so that they have food to eat over the weekend.
CIL supports The Bridge Ministry each month. To learn more about this ministry, or how you can get involved, CLICK HERE!