Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Verve Haps

A lot of great stuff is happening at Verve, and it all started this past weekend!
  • On Friday morning a group of Ververs left town to head to the village of Rocafuerte, Ecuador, to spend a week helping show God's love to children in the area. This is Verve's first international mission trip, and it's going to be awesome to hear stories from the people who went. (In fact, one of the Ververs on the trip is blogging throughout the week.) If you pray, please pray that God will use the team to do big things for him during the rest of their time in Ecuador. 
  • On Sunday and Monday we started a brand new series called Life in 140. In this series we're going through a part of the Bible called Philippians, which was written by a follower of Jesus named Paul. Paul had a radical, earth-shattering, life-changing encounter with Jesus: before he met Jesus he helped kill Christians, but after he encountered Jesus he began traveling to places for the sole purpose of teaching people about how great Jesus was. In this series we're talking about what your life might look like if you encountered the kind of grace and life-change that Jesus offers. For example, maybe you'd finally feel loved, or be able to forgive somebody you've held a grudge against for a long time. 
  • In this series we're using Twitter as sort of a metaphor for our lives -- how should our lives be summed up in 140 characters (or less)? To have some fun with it, we're asking people to tweet in their thoughts throughout the service (or throughout the week), and during each service we're taking time to feature a few tweets. If you want to get in on the action, tweet using the hashtag #LifeIn140. (And, to help kick off this series, our lead pastor has finally stepped into the Twittersphere.)
  • Time is running out for you to donate school supplies for Dean Petersen Elementary. Your last day to drop off items at Verve is this coming Monday, August 19. A lot of Ververs have already stepped up to take advantage of this opportunity to show God's love to students and teachers in a poverty-stricken part of Las Vegas. Don't miss your chance to get in on this!