Last week I was on Guam co-presenting with Chip Riggs at the Pacific Islands University Equipping for Ministry Conference. Chip introduced me to a phrase that I believe really captures the essence of the Acts 20:28-38 passage we'll be looking at this week -- "culture of generosity." Specifically we'll be focusing on Jesus' words in vs 35 --
Whoever you are -- wherever you're from -- whatever your situation -- welcome! MasterPiece Church meets at 10 AM, Sundays, at 3623 W Dobbins Rd., Laveen. Blessings! Pastor Brad Boydston
Ronald McDonald dropped in to our meeting on Wednesday, September 24 -- much to our surprise and delight. Our "club" meets at 9 AM, each Wednesday, at a couple of tables in the Laveen McDonald's (51st Ave and Baseline). While most of the participants are Chinese, we welcome immigrants from anywhere -- anyone who wants directed English practice. We usually work on reading, vocabulary, and pronunciation skills. Often we'll cover topics which club members bring to the table.
We've purchased the house and two acres at 3623 W Dobbins Rd, Laveen. We are applying for the permits toremodel house and use it as the new Laveen branch of our child care ministry. We're also launching a ministry for at-risk special needs children as a part of that. The Laveen gathering of MasterPiece Church is at 10 AM, Sundays, in the house.
There are two reasons why 3623 grabbed our attention. First, it is on an arterial road in Laveen. We want to be easy to find. And secondly, it is an agricultural area. We anticipate using gardening and the care of small farm animals as important child development tools.
These are exciting days for us and we're grateful to God for the opportunities to serve him and our neighbors -- especially those whose living on the margins.
Thank you to the families and individuals who have already connected their Fry’s VIP cards to the MasterPiece Church account. Your purchases at Fry's Food Stores are generating cash donations from Fry’s to the church. If you have not yet enrolled here is how to participate:
PLEASE NOTE: Before you can link your Fry’s V.I.P card to an organization, you must have an email address.
STEP 1: Creating an Online Fry’s Account
**NOTE: If you already have an online Fry’s account, skip to #2
Sometimes we're crawling with kids -- and at other times there are just a few. Almost always Pastor Brad has a "Kids' Word" -- after which the children can choose to sit with their parents as the sermon continues or they can choose to continue on with the learning fun in Sunday School. We love kids!