Click here for more information and to register for the 2014 Resolved Spring Retreat! The worship will be deeper. The messages will be heavier. The fellowship will be stronger. The quiet times will be quieter. And most importantly, the weather will be warmer! Registration deadline is May 11th.
And don't forget that we'll be giving away some pretty sweet books to the first 5 people who register!
Here's a video recap from last year's retreat. We hope to see you out!
The average person spends 90,000 hours at work over their lifetime.
The average person spends over 100 hours commuting to work each year.
80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs.
We've been told to go to school, get a good education, so we can eventually get a good job. It's the American dream. For the past 200 years Americans have been known for our unfailing work ethic and relentless ability to "get things done." But is that all that life is really about? For something that consumes so much of our time and effort, do we really stop to think about how empty it truly is?
What does the bible have to say about the work that we do, and where does our true satisfaction come from? Come out to Resolved this Friday at 7:30 to find out more!
If you were to ask most people what is their favorite month of the year, you'd probably hear "December!" Now let's be honest, most choose December because of our cultures materialistic tradition of receiving extravagant gifts. After all, it's much better to receive than to give...or something like that. Well, for me, March is my favorite month of the entire year. Before you think I'm selfless about my fav, here's a couple of reasons I love the month of March:
1) My sister's birthday is in March (awww!)
2) My birthday is in March (yep...selfish :))
But perhaps my absolute favorite part of March is the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament...aka March Madness. It's a basketball lovers dream as you watch hours, upon hours, upon hours of basketball games ad nauseam. Not just any game, mind you, but games between big names and little schools who have absolutely no chance to win. Where else can you watch big named schools like Duke University (a basketball powerhouse - whom I happen to hate) face little known schools like Mount St. Mary's University (located in the small town of Emmitsburg, Maryland with a total school enrollment of 1,800+ students) play one another in a basketball game and see the unbelievable happen. Okay, there's nothing wrong with dreaming and hoping that Duke loses!
This tournament is so popular that even NON-basketball fans (like my wife) like to compete by completing a bracket, attempting to predict the tournament's winner. With that in mind I've created a group so everyone in Resolved can compete against one another by filling out a bracket.
All you have to do is go here then look for a private group named "Resolved 2014". To join the group enter the password: ResolvedSGC. It's really that simple, just make sure you complete it by March 18th. We'll keep you posted on who is winning as there is a Grand Prize for the winner (has something to do with the upcoming Resolved Retreat on May 23-25 -- shhhh, it's a surprise!), as well as bragging rights for the entire year.
So, get into the swing of March and get your Madness on and join our tournament challenge!
It was great to be with everyone this past Friday night and have the opportunity to kick off our series from Ecclesiastes, entitled "The Empty Life." This past month we heard from the Preacher about his pursuit to answer the meaning of life through education. He had some wonderful and contemporary things to teach us...so rather than read about it, take some time to listen to the message here. I've attached the notes and discussion questions for you here as well. Enjoy!
We're in the midst of scheduling our
Spring Retreat and we'd like to get a general idea of how many people plan on
coming. This will help us out big time with our planning! Please let us know if
you plan on coming by clicking here. The link will take you to
our Facebook Page where you can indicate if you plan on coming. The dates
of the retreat will most likely be Friday, May 23rd to Sunday, May 25th. This is just a
tentative RSVP, so no need to worry if you RSVP but then you find out later on
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Looking forward to our the kick-off message from our new series in Ecclesiastes this coming Friday night. This month we'll hear what Scripture has to say about the pursuit of Education to answer the age-old question, "What is the meaning of life?" Come on out and hear how this Preacher from the book of Ecclesiastes speaks into our current age and culture with amazing insight and clarity.
As you prepare to come please do the following three things:
1) Pray for our time together that it will bear fruit in our lives. Pray for yourself and pray for those serving at Resolved (creative team, set-up/take-down, hospitality, greeting, sound, music, etc.).
2) Wear your favorite college gear. In honor of our topic for the night the theme of everything will be education (from our decor to our snacks), so dress the part and wear your favorite college t-shirt, hoodie, jacket, hat, scarf, sweats, etc.
3) Bring a guest with you. This series is particularly appropriate for those who have trust in Jesus and those who have not. There's nothing new under the sun, so there's something that we can ALL take away from this series. So bring someone with you!
Looking forward to seeing you all this Friday night!
This past Friday we found out what Resolved would look like without a Creative Team:
As you can see from the video, our Resolved meetings wouldn't be the same if it weren't for the faithful service of folks on the various ministry teams within Resolved. We can't thank you enough for how you glorified God through your service in 2013! Like we do each year in January, this past Friday we wiped the slate clean and asked everyone to please consider serving on at least one ministry team. Even if you are already serving on a particular team, please sign up again so that we know you are still interested! We had a decent amount of people volunteer last Friday but we could still use a lot of help.
Click here to access the form which you can use to sign up for a ministry team.
We wish we could thank each and every one of you individually for how you faithfully have served Resolved over the years. We're looking forward to what God has in store for 2014.