October 29, 2016

Calendar

Jul
7
Wed
Celebrate Recovery (Agape)
Jul 7 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Celebrate Recovery (Agape) @ Agape Community Church

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, Biblically based, 12 Step program for anyone struggling with any type of issue such as anger, grief, co-dependency, drug/alcohol addiction, gambling, pornography, sexual integrity, food addiction, eating disorders, and anxiety.  Celebrate Recovery is for everyone.  We will teach you how to apply the Christ-centered 12 Steps and 8 Principles to your life in order to achieve victory over our issues.

We ALL have hurts, habits, hang-ups, or an addiction that needs attention. Celebrate Recovery offers a safe place to fellowship and learn from others with real-life struggles.

Come as you are.

Not sure this is for you? Stop by any Monday night and check out the first hour of large-group time.  It is open to all and no commitment is required.

Clean Up @ New Hope Campus (Old St.Mary’s property)
Jul 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm
Clean Up @ New Hope Campus (Old St.Mary's property) @ Agape Community Church

This first volunteer opportunity is midweek during the day, so we know that some of you may not be available. Rest assured, there will be plenty more in the future. 🙂

Thank you for your willingness to support the New Hope Restoration
Date / Time: Wednesday, July 7th starting at 10:30 AM; we’ll probably be done by 3:00 PM. Stay for an hour or the entire time.

Work Overview: The goal is to start the clean-up process on the Main Floor. Wing Three, our mold mitigation company, will be onsite to prep the downstairs area. All workers and volunteers will be asked to wear masks with ventilators, eye protection, hard hats, and protective suits. Please bring your own PPE if you have it. We will have a limited quantity of PPE that we can provide.

Main Floor Work:
Rip out old carpet (we will have a large dumpster outside)
Move furniture, including broken pews
Throw away garbage
Disassemble risers in the balcony
Remove broken ceiling tiles
And more…
What to Bring: PPE if you have it (hard hat, eye protection, masks, protective suits, etc.); hammer, crowbar, pliers, screwdrivers, gloves; bring a friend.

Please Keep In Mind the Following:
All workers and volunteers will be required to sign a liability waver (attached here). This is similar to the wavers used by Habitat for Humanity and other non-profits.
We want everyone to be safe during the restoration; If you are susceptible to mold or dust, and believe you will experience adverse effects, please consider helping at future events.
The main focus in July will be clean-up, mold mitigation, and demo. The current plan is that every Saturday after the 4th of July celebration will be a “Work Saturday.” More details will be shared by email and on social media.

Jul
8
Thu
Christian Life Practice Group
Jul 8 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Agape Practice Group

The goal of the practice group is to increase biblical knowledge of each participant, apply it to their modern-day context, and form new life-transforming habits.

We currently meet every Thursday.  The Practice Group is time-boxed to one hour.  We currently meet via Zoom starting at 6:45PM.  If you are interested in meeting in-person (Waukesha) please contact Chris for more information.

These are the preparatory questions covered in our practice groups:
Discovery – This looks at the context of the book and its author.
  1. Who wrote the book?
  2. What do we know about the author?
  3. What genre is the book?
  4. What do we know about the book (the cultural, social, political context in which it was written)?
  5. Why was the book written?

Understanding – This helps us understand the text in context. 

  1. What is the main point of the passage?
  2. Why is the author making it?
  3. What does the passage tell us about God?
  4. What does the passage tell us about humanity in general?
  5. What does the passage say about us (humanity-specific)?

Application – This helps us live right; i.e. live according to what God intended.

  1. Given your discovery and understanding of the text, what does right-living look like? What does it mean to live right?
  2. What stands in your way (our way) from living that way?
  3. What is one specific (small) step that you can take to be closer to the right-living that God intended?

Sharing – This creates new habits in our own lives and helps others discover a deeper relationship with God and others. 

  1. During discovery, understanding, and application, we share our knowledge and insights. This is the baseline from which we turn outward.
  2. Based on your discovery, understanding, and application of the text, what could and should be shared with others?
  3. Who do you know that could specifically benefit from something listed in the previous question?
  4. How might you be able to share it? (Imagine yourself sharing, how would you do it?)
Jul
10
Sat
Volunteer Work Day/Clean Up @ New Hope Campus (Old St.Mary’s property)
Jul 10 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Volunteer Work Day at the old St. Mary’s church property.
Saturday July 10th, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Welcome Video

What to Bring: work gloves. PPE if you have it (hard hat, eye protection, masks, protective suits, etc.); hammer, crowbar, pliers, screwdrivers; bring a friend.

Work Overview: The goal is to finish the clean-up process on the Main Floor and start on the basement. Wing Three, our mold mitigation company, will be onsite to prep the downstairs area. All workers and volunteers will be asked to wear masks with ventilators, eye protection, hard hats, and protective suits. Please bring your own PPE if you have it. We will have a limited quantity of PPE that we can provide.

Main Floor Work:
– Rip out old carpet (we will have a large dumpster outside)
– Move furniture
– Throw away garbage
– Disassemble risers in the balcony
– Remove broken ceiling tiles
– And more…

Basement Work:
– remove ceiling tiles
– remove old particle board
– clean up debris
– move furniture

Please Keep In Mind the Following:
* All workers and volunteers will be required to sign a liability waver (attached here). This is similar to the wavers used by Habitat for Humanity and other non-profits.
* We want everyone to be safe during the restoration; If you are susceptible to mold or dust, and believe you will experience adverse effects, please consider helping at future events.
* The main focus in July will be clean-up, mold mitigation, and demo. The current plan is that every Saturday after the 4th of July celebration will be a “Work Saturday.” More details will be shared by email and on social media.

Jul
11
Sun
Worship Gathering – Liturgy Service
Jul 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

 

You are the church! We gather online and in homes.

As you feel comfortable, invite a trusted friend to your home and join other followers of Jesus online.

Online options include Zoom (see home page) and Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/agapechurchwi/

Jul
12
Mon
Celebrate Recovery (Elmbrook)
Jul 12 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Celebrate Recovery (Elmbrook) @ Elmbrook Church

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, Biblically based, 12 Step program for anyone struggling with any type of issue such as anger, grief, co-dependency, drug/alcohol addiction, gambling, pornography, sexual integrity, food addiction, eating disorders, and anxiety.  Celebrate Recovery is for everyone.  We will teach you how to apply the Christ-centered 12 Steps and 8 Principles to your life in order to achieve victory over our issues.

We ALL have hurts, habits, hang-ups, or an addiction that needs attention. Celebrate Recovery offers a safe place to fellowship and learn from others with real-life struggles.

Come as you are.

Not sure this is for you? Stop by any Monday night and check out the first hour of large-group time.  It is open to all and no commitment is required.

Jul
14
Wed
Celebrate Recovery (Agape)
Jul 14 @ 9:30 am – 11:30 am
Celebrate Recovery (Agape) @ Agape Community Church

Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered, Biblically based, 12 Step program for anyone struggling with any type of issue such as anger, grief, co-dependency, drug/alcohol addiction, gambling, pornography, sexual integrity, food addiction, eating disorders, and anxiety.  Celebrate Recovery is for everyone.  We will teach you how to apply the Christ-centered 12 Steps and 8 Principles to your life in order to achieve victory over our issues.

We ALL have hurts, habits, hang-ups, or an addiction that needs attention. Celebrate Recovery offers a safe place to fellowship and learn from others with real-life struggles.

Come as you are.

Not sure this is for you? Stop by any Monday night and check out the first hour of large-group time.  It is open to all and no commitment is required.

Jul
15
Thu
Christian Life Practice Group
Jul 15 @ 6:45 pm – 7:45 pm

Agape Practice Group

The goal of the practice group is to increase biblical knowledge of each participant, apply it to their modern-day context, and form new life-transforming habits.

We currently meet every Thursday.  The Practice Group is time-boxed to one hour.  We currently meet via Zoom starting at 6:45PM.  If you are interested in meeting in-person (Waukesha) please contact Chris for more information.

These are the preparatory questions covered in our practice groups:
Discovery – This looks at the context of the book and its author.
  1. Who wrote the book?
  2. What do we know about the author?
  3. What genre is the book?
  4. What do we know about the book (the cultural, social, political context in which it was written)?
  5. Why was the book written?

Understanding – This helps us understand the text in context. 

  1. What is the main point of the passage?
  2. Why is the author making it?
  3. What does the passage tell us about God?
  4. What does the passage tell us about humanity in general?
  5. What does the passage say about us (humanity-specific)?

Application – This helps us live right; i.e. live according to what God intended.

  1. Given your discovery and understanding of the text, what does right-living look like? What does it mean to live right?
  2. What stands in your way (our way) from living that way?
  3. What is one specific (small) step that you can take to be closer to the right-living that God intended?

Sharing – This creates new habits in our own lives and helps others discover a deeper relationship with God and others. 

  1. During discovery, understanding, and application, we share our knowledge and insights. This is the baseline from which we turn outward.
  2. Based on your discovery, understanding, and application of the text, what could and should be shared with others?
  3. Who do you know that could specifically benefit from something listed in the previous question?
  4. How might you be able to share it? (Imagine yourself sharing, how would you do it?)
Jul
17
Sat
Volunteer Work Day/Clean Up @ New Hope Campus (Old St.Mary’s property)
Jul 17 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Volunteer Work Day at the old St. Mary’s church property.
Saturday July 10th, from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Welcome Video

What to Bring: work gloves. PPE if you have it (hard hat, eye protection, masks, protective suits, etc.); hammer, crowbar, pliers, screwdrivers; bring a friend.

Work Overview: The goal is to finish the clean-up process on the Main Floor and start on the basement. Wing Three, our mold mitigation company, will be onsite to prep the downstairs area. All workers and volunteers will be asked to wear masks with ventilators, eye protection, hard hats, and protective suits. Please bring your own PPE if you have it. We will have a limited quantity of PPE that we can provide.

Main Floor Work:
– Rip out old carpet (we will have a large dumpster outside)
– Move furniture
– Throw away garbage
– Disassemble risers in the balcony
– Remove broken ceiling tiles
– And more…

Basement Work:
– remove ceiling tiles
– remove old particle board
– clean up debris
– move furniture

Please Keep In Mind the Following:
* All workers and volunteers will be required to sign a liability waver (attached here). This is similar to the wavers used by Habitat for Humanity and other non-profits.
* We want everyone to be safe during the restoration; If you are susceptible to mold or dust, and believe you will experience adverse effects, please consider helping at future events.
* The main focus in July will be clean-up, mold mitigation, and demo. The current plan is that every Saturday after the 4th of July celebration will be a “Work Saturday.” More details will be shared by email and on social media.

Jul
18
Sun
Worship Gathering – AOK (Acts of Kindness)
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:15 am

As you feel comfortable, invite a trusted friend to do an AOK with you! Join other followers of Jesus online.

You are the church! We gather online and in homes.

Online options include Zoom (see home page) and Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/agapechurchwi/

“Choose Your Own AOK” Ideas For 2020
 
Acts Of Kindnesses (AOKs) are a tangible way to show others agape (selfless) love. Please be safe while you engage in AOKs. Remember to be considerate of your surroundings and the people you are coming in contact with. May the Lord bless your service.
 
At some point in the day, we’d love if you’d hop onto this event page, or onto the Agape page or group, and share a picture of your AOK!! Encourage your friends to do something as well!! Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something. And even small somethings turn into something huge when they are added together!! #Agapechurchwi #ActsofKindness #agapelove
 
1) OUTDOOR CLEAN UP
Easy; Kid-friendly
 
Go out to a local path, trail or section of sidewalk and pick up trash. This is relatively low investment high benefit activity. Remember to stay on public paths or get permission from the owners of the property as you do this activity.
 
All you need is a trash bag or bucket, safety gloves, and your favorite work clothes. Because there is generally lots of trash out there, you might want to time-box the activity (set a timer and stop when it goes off).
 
Resources and organizations that may inspire you: https://www.cleantrails.org/
 
2) MAKE WALL CARDS
Easy/Moderate; Kid-friendly
 
Create wall cards (8.5×11 or bigger, so residents can see them if they are hung on the wall) with encouraging words and uplifting pictures for your local nursing home. Kids of all ages can have a great time drawing, painting, and crafting during this activity. You’ll need some basic crafting supplies (we suggest starting with what you have in the house). This was marked easy/moderate because you’ll probably have some clean up, and you’ll need to do research regarding who will receive the cards.
 
3) DECORATE CANVAS SHOES
Moderate; Somewhat Kid-friendly
 
Decorate plain canvas shoes, with sharpies, for Soles For Jesus. They will be sent to Africa to provide shoes, along with the gospel message, to remote villagers, many of whom do not have shoes.
 
There are tutorials and ideas you can research. Here is an example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6hc1RlOPh4
 
Additional ideas and recommendations at Soles for Jesus website: http://www.solesforjesus.org/
 
4) MAKE BAGGED LUNCHES
Moderate; Family-friendly
 
Make bagged lunches for a local organization that helps the most vulnerable (like The Hope Center for example: https://hopecenterwi.org/). A sandwich, chips, fruit, carrot sticks, a dessert, and a drink are a great lunch. Please verify with your chosen charity that they are still able to accept these, before you begin!
 
5) CREATE CARE PACKAGES
Moderate; Family-friendly
 
Involve the entire family to plan, shop, and assemble a care package for someone…someone in need or someone special. Everyone loves to be loved. Be creative. Be personal. Start small.
 
It can be just a small bag with a roll of toilet paper, wipes, an encouraging card, something fun to do and maybe a Gideons bible. You could deliver it locally or mail it to someone who lives far away. Just a small gift from the church to let them know we are praying for them and love them!
 
Here are some additional sample ideas: https://www.realsimple.com/work-life/care-package-ideas
There are lots more – just ask “The Google” – lol
 
6) NEIGHBOR TO NEIGHBOR HELP
Easy to Moderate to Difficult, depending on the job, Family-friendly
 
Keep your eyes open to opportunities but here are some ideas:
Go do yard work for an elderly, ill, or single, working parent neighbor.
Make dinner for a neighbor who is working full time.
Go grocery shopping for a family who is immune compromised or who is struggling financially due to the shut down.
Drop off a handwritten note just to let them know that you really appreciate them
 
19 simple ways to love your neighbor right now: https://www.ncfgiving.com/stories/19-simple-ways-to-love-your-neighbor-right-now/
 
7) SUPPORT FIRST REPSONDERS
Easy to Moderate depending on level of commitment; can be Family-friendly
 
Bake some treats for your local FD, PD or hospital. Or take it farther and get to know the people in the departments. Ask what they need, and then provide it! Maybe ordering a take out meal delivered for a busy shift could be a blessing (coordinate with them to do this!)!
 
8) GATHER & DONATE
Moderate to Hard, depending upon level of commitment; Family-friendly
 
Organize a supply drive in your neighborhood or community! Food pantries need food. Soles for Jesus needs shoes (new and used). Other charities have other needs.
 
Get the word out to your circle and arrange for drop off on your front porch, or pick up over a few days or a week. Then deliver to your charity.
 
 
9) PURCHASE & DONATE
Easy to Moderate; depending upon level of commitment
 
Donate needed new items to a local charity (here’s a few…they have store wishlists in addition to accepting cash donations! Or choose your favorite!! For many you can buy online and have it shipped right to the charity):
Street Angels: https://www.streetangelsmke.org/donate-food-and-supplies
The Women’s Center: https://twcwaukesha.org/donation-wish-list
Humane Animal Welfare Center: https://hawspets.org/haws-wish-list/
Pewaukee Food Pantry: http://www.pewaukeefoodpantry.com/how-you-can-help/
Hebron House: https://hebronhouse.org/donate/
 
10) YOUR IDEA HERE
Easy to hard, depending upon what you come up with
 
What need do you see that you can help fill? Pray about it, then use what God shows you and help, in love!!