Team #3 has returned from their service in Honduras full of stories of how God worked through their work and in their hearts! This Sunday, Team 3 will be sharing what God accomplished during their time in Honduras.
The pre-service coffee table is also getting in on the act. The team brought back premium Honduran coffee to share!
GONE = Good of Our Neighbor Event
The gospel is not only good news to be believed with the mind but to be lived out—the gospel has hands and feet. At Renaissance, we believe God has called us to be intentional about meeting immediate practical needs with the ultimate goal of meeting eternal spiritual needs. We do this both in a local and global sense for the sake of His name.
On Sunday, July 30th, Renaissance will be taking Christ’s love to the streets of China Grove. Main Street Mission of China Grove helps those in need in southern Rowan County by providing supplemental food assistance, informing and educating the community and those in need and providing other services that address the changing needs of the community. Much as we do for the Cabarrus Women’s Center, our teams will go in and work around the building and property providing much-needed facility support.
To prepare our hearts and come together as a church before our mission on Sunday morning, we encourage you to sign up for a Neighborhood Dinner the evening before on Saturday, July 29th. At these dinners, we gather in homes to share fellowship, a meal and prayer for our work the following day. Pastor James makes a cameo appearance via video to encourage us with about a 10-minute reminder of why we do what we do during these GONE Sundays.
UPDATED INFORMATION: We are also asking that you consider donating back-to-school supplies for the families that Main Street Mission supports. You can bring them this Sunday, July 23rd and we will have a table where you can leave them. You can also bring the donations to the GONE Sunday AM service project! Needed supplies include: Loose Leaf Paper, Pencil Pouches, Pencils, Pens, Glue Sticks, Scissors, Crayons, Markers, 3-Ring Binders, Composition Notebooks and Bookbags (small and larger). Thanks, Ren!
So… grab your calendar, circle the dates and click on the links below to sign up for BOTH the Saturday Neighborhood Dinner of your choice and ALSO a work shift for the Sunday morning project at Main Street Mission of China Grove. Ren will provide breakfast for the early shifts and lunch for the later shift. Childcare will also be provided onsite.
This upcoming Sunday will be the Honduras Recap during the main service! The team is back and ready to share. Our Elementary Kids will attend service with their parents this weekend instead of in the Village so they can also hear about this awesome mission trip. Especially since so many Renegade students went to Honduras!
If you have children in the Nursery or Preschool class, please check your kids in as you normally would and bring them to their classrooms. Our super awesome leaders will be ready to love them and teach them about Jesus!
The Gathering Launches August 13th!
We’re excited for The Gathering to launch on Sunday, August 13th (9:00-10:00 am)! We’ll be offering groups for adults to connect with fellow Ren folks and study topics of interest. Renegade Student Ministries for middle and high schoolers will continue to meet at this time. And there’s more! Childcare will also be provided during this time for kids of all ages! And we promise the coffee will be hot!
Stay tuned for details concerning the upcoming group studies!
The NEST would like to bless our growing families the next few weeks at Ren by building a “Diapers and Wipes” basket for each of our “Soon To Be” Moms. If you would like to participate, please bring in diapers, wipes, or gift cards with you to church over the next few Sundays. There will be a basket near the gym doors for you to leave your gifts. We will be collecting through the month of July.
Renegade is at the YMCA (Sullivan Room) this Sunday, July 23rd! Invite a friend and prepare for donuts, an off-the-wall team challenge and (as always!) time to connect with Jesus. See ya’ then!
Since Tim Tebow recently got called up from the Columbia Fireflies, we won’t be able to celebrate Tim Tebow day at the Intimidator Stadium on Tuesday, July 25th as originally planned. But we’ll still get together that day for some other awesomely exciting activity, so stay tuned for details!
Renegade will not meet on Sunday, July 30th due to the GONE Weekend. Students, please sign up to serve with us as Main Street Mission alongside your entire family! Renegade will also not meet on Sunday, August 6thdue to our One-Day Beach Getaway on Saturday, August 5th(rescheduled from August 1st) to wrap up our summer schedule.
Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 13th at 9:00 am as we launch the new school year and welcome our new class of 6th graders!
RenMen’s Summer Cookout is Sunday, July 23rd from 5-7 p.m.at the LeJeune’s house (2104 Norwich Ct, Kannapolis, NC 28081). Men, bring a side dish and prepare to battle it out for prizes in some epic rounds of croquet. Don’t forget to invite your high school and college-aged sons to join us!
Last Sunday we wrapped up our three-week sermon miniseries “Misunderstood: Taking Context Back.” If you missed any of the messages, check them out here!
July 23rd = Honduras Recap Sunday
July 23rd = RenMen Cookout
July 29-30th = GONE Weekend Events
August 13th = Promotion Sunday for Village Kids
August 13th = The Gathering Begins @ 9:00 am
August 13th = Last Day for Early Bird Discount Rate for The NEST Abundance Retreat
August 25th = Sign-Up Deadline for the NEST Abundance Retreat
September 4th = Labor Day Holiday Weekend
September 15-17th = Renegade Fall Retreat