There are three big “Do Nots” repeated in the Scriptures. They are presented in a negative sense, but when we heed them they lead to something very positive! Do not worry, do not fear, and do not be discouraged are the repeated commands that can alter our course in life! But how do we not do these things that are so common to humanity? We will be looking to Jesus’ words on the how. If we can get this figured out, we can defy mathematicians everywhere by making three negatives into a great big positive!
t’s time to give thanks to God with a feast! Join us after church on Sunday, November 24 at 12:30pm right at Galileo’s! We have some folks pitching in bringing the best of meats, vegetables, fruits, breads, pies, desserts—so come hungry! If you would like to pitch in too, then talk with Sherri or Shannon about bringing your favorite (to make sure everyone doesn’t bring cranberries).
We are collecting all sorts of gifts (including food and clothing) to surprise the men at Hebron Colony on Christmas Eve! We will be collecting the wrapped gifts every Sunday (10:30am-12:30pm) at Galileo’s, and then we will deliver and surprise the men on Christmas Eve with the gifts and some Christmas fun! Hebron Colony is a free Christian program changing the lives of men struggling with addiction. Some men will still be in their program over Christmas, missing their families—so it’s time for the family of Christ to surround them and lift them up!
We let our serving be our worship on a 5th Sunday, and on this one we will be preparing over 5,000 meals for children in Haiti in partnership with Lifeline Christian Mission! You don’t have to wear special clothes or bring tools—just show up and be ready to serve alongside others. Even children (supervised by a parent) can help participate in the meal prep. We will have a short welcome, a brief “how-to”, and then jump into one of the three meal prep stations. With about 60 people we can have 5,000 meals prepared in an hour and half! If you would like to help donate towards feeding 5,000 ($1200 meals + $600 transport) scroll to the bottom of our website to the donate button, click on “tithes & offerings” to bring drop-down for “missions” to designate for Feed 5,000!
Whoa! Check out the 16 different course offered this semester at Mountainside Mentoring & Art School! Pottery, guitar, theater, aerial silks, hip hop, sewing, crocheting . . . along with morning educational co-op classes for home-schoolers! And for the mom’s—two Mom’s Morning Out, and also a Women’s Bible Study (not-moms are invited too!). Enroll before September 6th—so mentors and course leaders can prep enough materials for the Sept 10th start! (courses are weekly from Sept 10-Dec 10 with a finale performance & art show).
It’s time to make some fun for kids coming to the Back to School Festival at Watauga High School! Join us as we help create a festive atmosphere, by helping kids make “Mad Hatter” hats to decorate and wear! No special art skills needed, just a heart ready to surprise some kids and a face with a smile. Festival runs 10AM-1PM, so arrive early at 9:30AM (our table in the gym will already be set up Friday). Stay as long as you can or come our for a short shift. The Festival can always use help breaking down after 1pm. Email email@example.com if you plan to help.
Enjoy a summer evening under the sky, watching the middle-schooler classic, “Goonies”! It’s Spielberg produced favorite of the 80’s, so parents use discretion with your kids. We will be doing our own ‘follow-the-clues-treasure-hunt’ before the movie at 6:45PM with prizes for the winners (gift card a mom and dad would like & a toy that kids would like). We will be meeting next to the picnic shelters at Clawson Burnley Park (355 Hunting Hills Lane, Boone, 28607). Rain date-Thursday.
Calling all Super Heroes, ages 3-12! Everyone adopted into God’s family is a super hero—you just might have not known it yet! Join our volunteer crew at Galileo’s each morning 9-Noon, as they lead kids into discovering all the God has given us in Jesus! Super stories, super games, super crafts, super fun!
Hey, get your lawn chairs and blankets for evening under the big sky watching the classic “E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial”. It’s a fun evening—and it’s FREE! At Clawson-Burnley Park (Boone Greenway) next to the picnic shelters, 355 Hunting Hills Ln. If it is raining, we will announce and post-pone to Thursday, the 11th.
The most important Story you will ever hear is the true Story of God recorded in the Bible. 75% of the Bible is told in narrative—story form, not informational. Our Christian faith is based on believing the events of the smaller stories threaded together into one redemptive, meta-story from Genesis to Revelation. Sometimes we’ve gathered bits and pieces of stories from the Bible, but we’re a little unsure how they all fit together into one chronological Story. Over the summer we will look at the smaller stories from the Old Testament that form the one redemptive story that culminates with Jesus entrance to Bethlehem. We will begin to see the character of God (sacrificial love, faithfulness, etc.), His covenant making, and His plan for redeeming us were there right from the beginning. (Sept 1-Anticipation, Sept 8-Pursuit).
So, we like to surprise people! You know do something special when people aren’t expecting it. This 4th of July we want to do a little gift-giving to all the parade-goers, surprising them with a free frisbee! It’s a small thing, but makes a lot of kids and parents happy and adds to the celebratory time of the parade. We will meet at the corner of Depot and King Streets next to the Doc Watson statue at 10:30AM.
Also, coming up July 23rd-25th, from 9am-12noon, we will be surprising some kids attending a v.b.s at Galileo’s each day. Join us in scheming delight for some kids (and the v.b.s volunteers) at the 4th of July fireworks-hang-out 8:15pm at the Shoaf’s house! (contact firstname.lastname@example.org for location details).
Rooted is our leadership community where we share vision, best practices, and skills for small groups and discipleship relationships. We believe discipleship is best carried out in the vehicle of relational community. This is a learning community—so even if you’ve never been discipled, or have never led a group—come learn with us!
MOVED TO THURSDAY NIGHT FOR CLEAR SKIES! Our first of 3 movies this summer is the original favorite, TOY STORY! Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the outdoors and a movie at the same time! 7:45PM-9:15PM at Clawson-Burnley Park (Greenway @ 355 Hunting Hills Ln, Boone). IT’S FRREEEEEEE! Our way of having fun and giving a gift to Boone!
In the letter to the people of Ephesus, an incredible and immense grace is described, ranging from before the foundations of the world to the moment of our contact with it. It is something that can surround and comfort us—yet there is also something very unsettling. As the writer moves from describing grace to speaking of a calling, there seems to be a response to this grace. Something, or rather, Someone seems to have a claim upon our lives with this grace. Join us for this message series, May 5th through June 16 as we look at a chapter from Ephesians each week.
So, yeah, dudes, includes young men, older men, and everyone in between! And yes, it’s an overnight retreat, with a campfire, good food, and hiking Linville Gorge. Besides all that, we’re going to be getting to know each other and more of God’s design for men. $10 by April 28th to secure your spot!
The resurrection of Jesus Christ was not just earth shattering for course of history, but has been the source of life-change for millions of believers ever since! Jesus didn’t just resurrect, but said He was the resurrection and that His resurrection life can become the resurrection of our lives. What part of our lives doesn’t need resurrection life coursing through it? Join us for one of two identical services on April 21, 2019 @ Galileo’s either at 10:30AM or 5:00PM (no nursery at 5PM).
There were two trees in the beginning and choice put before Adam and Eve. In the end, in another garden there will only be one tree. Here we are today, between the beginning and end, and people still stand between two trees, trying to discern which to choose from. Jesus also spoke of two trees, giving us a way to discern which to choose.
This coming 5th Sunday of March, our worship will be in the form of serving Boone at 4 different locations—our “service” will be serving! We will meet at 10:30am for a brief devotional and some instructions and then go to our locations. It’s for Boone, and our reason is Jesus (and if you hate serving, then remember it is ultimately for Jesus)! There will also be a serving option for those who don’t move so well—as long as you can move a pen or marker! Nursery will still be provided 10:30AM-12:15PM.
Looking at the words of Jesus in John chapters 6-9, it seems that Jesus described himself in a way that eliminates him just being part of my life. He is to be my very life when I take His claims to heart and my heart recognizes the reality of it’s desperate state. It’s a look at the ridiculousness of how I (we) push Jesus to the margins of my life, when His greatness demands centrality of my life.
MAR 10: To Consume or Not Consume MAR 17: To Drink or Not Drink MAR 24: To Follow or Not Follow
(SUNDAYS-FEB 17-MAR 3) You ever been around someone who just smells of prayer? I mean it’s like you can tell they’ve just come from the presence of God? If prayer is a novel, I feel like I’m just on the first page of a great book I want to read. I think we can all have that aroma of prayer whether we are beginners or veterans of prayer, moving past fear and feelings of inadequacy, knowing that in Christ, we are invited into the Father’s presence.
FEB 17: Our Father FEB 24: The Believer’s Prayer MAR 3: Invited
You don’t have to have a sweetheart to come to the Valen-Friend party! It’s just a reason to get together for some fun. Whether you’re an extravert or an introvert, we will have a few planned things to pull us in to laughter and great conversations. It’s an appetizer and dessert night—so bring one along! FRIDAY, FEB. 15TH, 6:30-8:30PM AT THE MILLERS. Email email@example.com for an address!
A Sunday message series on I John unearthing the message to “know”. For three Sundays we will look at the apostle John’s charge to know the truth, know Life, and know love. These words amplify John’s gospel account: “This is eternal life: that they may know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3).
Individuals, families, kids—bring your ideas (and your special cookie cutters) for this bake-off to try to win the amazing cookie jar prize! Cookie dough, food coloring, frosting and sprinkles provided—anything else you bring will be subject to the judges’ approval! Horseshoes, ping-pong, other games—and an amazing view included! 478 Whippoorwill Lane, Boone, NC 28607. (Continue straight on Whippoorwill, past paved driveway on left. Follow gravel road, past Drew & Trish Derrick sign. Right at small white 478 sign, through the meadow, up the hill.
Celebrating the first brave students as they sing, dance, and express the semesters’ theme: “TOGETHER”! An amazing night to see the beginning of what we believe will be a special way we love Boone. Dessert reception to follow. Tickets $5; family for $15. @ Galileo’s.
Are you trying to figure out why we do what we do, and how you can fit into the picture? Basepoint is the time and place to ask those question, meet our staff, and meet other new people at mcc. Basepoint is the front door welcome of the church that feels like a back-porch conversation. Let us know you’re coming, so you can join us for some coffee and dessert! 828-279-3223 (location given at call).
It’s the retreat that advances our “fellowship” for young adults (beacons group) and students (summit group). Starting 6PM-9:30PM Friday at the Shoaf’s house and continuing Saturday 9AM-8:30PM. For more info or to register contact Sherri@storyofgod.com. Retreat is free.
think sometimes the American church has described faith in Jesus as a one time transaction, instead of following Jesus from that first moment of grace to the next. We are created for ongoing life with God—and that’s not just in heaven, but a journey that can begin here and now! Join us in this message series as we encourage everyone to move from an affiliation with Jesus to actively following Jesus. Come find and follow Jesus! Sundays 10:30-12:00, November 4, 11, 18, 25.
Right after church at Galileo’s we will be sharing a meal together! Everyone brings a meal (in a crockpot or something to keep it warm) like you were feeding yourself and a couple of guests. It’s a great time to hang out and get to know each other—sharing a meal is an invitation to friendship! Anyone is welcome, even if you can’t make it to the service at 10:30am!
On Sunday September 23rd we will be starting at Galileo's on 1087 W King St. in Boone! If you forget and show up at Regal Cinemas, we will have a sign to remind you--and you will still have time to get to us, since we won't be starting until 10:30AM! We're looking forward to a new cozy atmosphere for the same great worship for adults and fun kids program--without having to rush out when we're done at 12:00PM!