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.
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!
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!
Despair, deception, denial, division, death are things that seem like they are out to devour us. Too many people have been overwhelmed by these monsters. How do we battle these things that are sometimes coming at us from without and within us? Jesus and the Gospel show us a way to navigate around and when it comes to it--a way to take our stand! Join us for this message series September 23 to October 21, from 10:30AM-12:00PM on Sundays.
The ache of loneliness is evidence we were made for companionship. But every relationship isn’t “just add water”—instant friendship! Lifetime friendships add to our lives, but they will also cost us some things. Are we willing to be a best friend forever? Have we forgotten the elements of a great friendship? We will take a look at the Biblical accounts to find some key ingredients!
It’s one of our “pop-up” gatherings—a night of acoustic worship and prayer from 6:30-8:30PM. It’s time to pour out our hearts to God and seek Him who fulfills every soul craving. At Mount Bethel Reformed Church at corner of Rankin and Goforth Rd in Blowing Rock.
Come help us surprise kids and parents by making (helping kids make) their own “Mad Hatter” hats for freeeeee! 9am-noon or noon-3pm at Watauga High School’s Back to School Festival! If you don’t want to help make hats, then donate some school supplies!
Join us as we join the festivities in Boone, and bring some of our own Mountainside fun as we build community to reach a community! Parade in the morning on King Street (10:30-12:30), and free hot dogs and watermelon in the evening at Clawson-Burnley Park for fireworks (7-10pm)!
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 questions, meet our staff, and meet other new people at MCC. Let us know you're coming, so you can join us for some lunch! (828) 279 3223 (location given at call).
Sometimes it seems like our movie makers can't ever get away from the greatest story ever--God's story! Join us for a message series looking at the themes from popular movies that seem to mirror the parables of Jesus found in the gospel accounts. Here's a few upcoming messages: Stranger Things--There is a Spiritual Realm; Groundhog Day--There is Purpose in Life; 50 First Dates--God is in Pursuit of Us; Finding Dori--God has Made a Way Home; Bourne Identity--We've Been Given a New ID; The Incredibles--We're Part of a Spiritual Family on Mission . . . Sunday mornings 10AM at Regal Cinemas--starting June 17!
We have a few small groups--more like a dinner club or family night--that meet weekly. It's a chance to catch up with each other, share a meal, hear our stories and see how they fit into the bigger Story--God's Story--helping us makes sense of the world. A time to encourage, pray, laugh, and figure out what 'following Jesus' looks like.
Everyone is invited to attend our honoring of those who volunteer to help build "roads" to Jesus so others can come, find, and follow Jesus! We will have 'gourmet cookout' to serve those who serve, and then we will have some crazy categories for our runner-ups--but only one will walk away with the "Roadie Award" when the night is done! RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org the # in party. Hosted at Clawson-Burnley Park (Greenway Trail Park) 355 Hunting Hills Lane, Boone, NC 28607.