Summit Youth News
Summit Youth kicked off the new school year this past Wednesday night with over 40 people in attendance! Youth Ministry Director Dawn Lewis spoke on September's topic of Identity and compared what the world says about us versus what God says about us based on 1 Peter 2:9. As Christians we are called chosen, holy, royal, intermediaries, spokespeople, and treasured by the King of all kings! No one is above God so shouldn't we define ourselves by what He says instead of what society says or even what we say about ourselves? The students could really relate to this and one even gave her life to Christ. Praise God! What a way to kick off the 2019-2020 year!
Helping our family at Community
Our brothers and sisters at Community Covenant have new pastors! As Marty and Jael Boeschling are beginning their ministry there and will be holding some "town hall meetings" with their whole church family. They have asked for help with child care during their meetings so that all of their people can come and participate. Here are the scheduled times:
Omaha Rapid Response Volunteers Needed
ORR is a non-profit organization helping families with Flood Relief. Since summer is over large groups of youth are no longer able to help and they are in need of volunteers. The work days are mainly Thurs, Fri. and Saturday and they are currently in the rebuilding phase at King Lake. Contact Tara Otis,402-681-4372, or reply back to this message for more info. Click on the link to view open volunteer slots - LINK.
Working In God’s Service (W.I.N.G.S.) Ministry
The WINGS team provides meals to church and community members in a time of a “Life Changing Event.” A new baby, surgery/hospitalization, death in the family, etc. If you are interested in blessings others this way reply back to this message.
We are currently looking for a bass player for the first two Sundays of the month. Contact Josh Beckner to discuss. 402-332-7935
Thursdays 6:30 - 7:05 AM
Sept 14, Upper Room Night
The upper room is a place where Jesus shows His disciples His love. On the eve of Passover, he washed their feet, broke bread with them, and prepared them for the days ahead. After His resurrection, He met them there. And on Pentecost, as they prayed, He sent them the “Promise of the Father” - the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Upper Room Night is a time set aside for fellowship with Jesus, teaching in an interactive setting, and receiving and expressing the Holy Spirit. Both adults and students, church members and guests, are welcome.
Sept. 15, 12 PM, Back to School Bingo
Join us for lunch and bingo! Everyone is welcome to stay and eat and play six games of bingo. The suggested donation for pizza will be $1.00 per slice. Water, tea, and lemonade will be provided. Bingo is FREE to everyone who would like to play. Small prizes will be given out to the first five winners of each game. There will also be a grand prize drawing for a mystery bag! Contact Teresa Bray to RSVP and/or to help.
Sept. 19th, City Wide Prayer Focus
As part of our commitment to the Citywide Prayer network, Celebration has agreed to pray for the Metro area on the 19th of every month. This month’s prayer focus is "Media". There is a sense in which properly functioning media serves as the eyes, ears and voice of a nation, and as such carries a powerful influence in society and culture. How vital for these eyes, ears, and voices to function with integrity and wisdom; otherwise the culture descends into increasing darkness, bitterness, and division. For a list of scriptures and prayer points follow the link HERE.
Sept 20-21, Women’s Fall Retreat - Step Away: Dig Deeper & Reach Higher
This is for all women to deepen their faith in Christ, find rest for their spiritual journey, and discover ways to share with each other. The guest speaker is Tammy Swanson-Draheim the Superintendent of the Midwest Conference. Reply back to this message to receive more info.
Sept. 25, 8:15-9 PM, Student Lead Prayer Night
All are invited to join our Celebration Student Lead Prayer Night hosted by our Summit Youth Group. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Sept 29, 12– 4 PM, City Serve 2019A day set aside to serve others in the Omaha community. We will have lunch together at 11:45 AM then head over to Abide to serve with other Omaha Area Churches. If you still have your shirt from last year you don’t need to buy a shirt—they are exactly the same. T-shirts are $4 and lunch is $6/person. Reply back to this message to sign up and indicate shirt size if needed.
Oct 11-13, ONE: Men’s Retreat
This Friday - Sunday retreat is for men from all area Covenant churches. Cost is $88 per person and will be held at Covenant Cedars Bible Camp. The guest speaker is Pastor Neil Taylor and we will have time to watch the Husker game together. R.S.V.P. by responding to this e-mail.