Welcome Back Students! Classes have begun and we have a great week planned. Here are some of the many opportunities for you this week.
- Saturday is our Light Rail Digital Scavenger Hunt we meet at 4 PM in the blue college house at Church on Mill. Teams will go on the Light Rail with cameras taking pictures of their team at various locations in downtown Phoenix. The teams will then return to the college house and we will view the pictures, eat and award prizes. The cost is $4 for a ticket for the light rail. I hope you can come to this fun event and meet some new friends.
- Sunday we have our Worship Gathering at 10:45, followed by our first college lunch of the semester at 12:10.
- Monday we will be having a woman’s bible study. It will be held on every Monday from 7:30-8:30pm. We will be meeting in the Memorial Union Room 206 on ASU Tempe Campus.
- Wednesday Connect begins; this is our weekly bible study and prayer time. We will be studying from the book of Nehemiah. Connect starts at 8:30 PM and meets in the College House at Church on Mill.
- Thursday our guys will begin their bible study from the book Men of Character: David : Seeking God Faithfully. This will be a great study and a time to connect with our guys. We meet at 8 PM in the college house.
- Gospel Community: GCs are our church’s primary strategy for giving people unsure about Christianity a place to explore it, for Christians (disciples) to grow in their faith, for significant friendships to be built, for people to learn how to relate the gospel to all of life, and for engaging people with the good news of Jesus Christ who might otherwise not hear it. We call these components our GC Distinctives: Gospel, Community, and Mission. Our service focus is Life Among the Nations ASU International students. Contact Bill for more information about meeting times and location.
These are a few of the things we have this semester, join us at Church on Mill as we Connect, Transform and Live our lives through the Gospel of Jesus.
The student ministries will offer a week of local missions for our youth and college students June 9-13. During this time they will stay on property at COM and serve each day. Throughout the week they will help at various food banks,organizations and at a local apartment. During the evenings they will have a study called Back to the Basics. This study is designed to plunge students into theological, spiritual, and cultural discussions and equip them to not only form biblical opinions, but also to explain them to their friends. Students will have 3 lessons titled Blind Faith? , Trusting Jesus, and God’s Word.In order to attend you must fill out an application and pay $45.00 which covers the trip cost. There will be an option to attend a water park on Thursday June 13 which cost $32.00. See Bill Heaton to sign up and receive an information packet.
Attention graduates! We will be celebrating your academic achievements on Sunday April 28th. Please give us the following information: Your name, where you are graduating from, degree, plans for after graduation, and how long have you been at Church on Mill. We would also like a picture of you.
Please email this information to Christine (email ) by Monday April 22nd.
Collegiate Week, takes place in the beautiful mountains of Glorieta, New Mexico August 4-9. Collegiate students and leaders from across the country will gather to experience deep teaching and worship with the best in collegiate ministry. Focused small group sessions offer in-depth Bible study, plus there are variety of recreation and fellowship options as well. The speakers will include David Nasser, Eric Geiger, this years worship leader is Charlie Hall.
The conference fee and dorm room with bath on hall total is $129. Food and travel are extra. There is a $15 deposit is due when you sign up. If you have any questions see Bill Heaton.
Tomorrow we will begin College Lunch at 12:10 come and join us for a great meal and invite a friend as we have our first lunch of the semester.
I want to encourage everyone to attend one of the Connection Classes that are beginning tomorrow at 9:30. Here are the ones that are available.
Knowing God: We all know our good friends well, right? We can describe their character traits and know how we should relate to them. But, what about God? Who is He? What are some key attributes that make God who He is? And, how do we live in response to Him? We will explore how God is great, glorious, good and gracious! [East wing that's where we eat lunch]
Counterfeit Gods: Our first ever Connection Class uniquely for women! The Bible teaches that the human heart takes good things like a successful career, love, material possessions, even family, and turns them into ultimate things. Our hearts deify them as the center of our lives, believing they can give us significance, security, or fulfillment. We will discuss counterfeit gods of our culture today, how to identify your own idols, and how to replace them with the only One who gives true fulfillment – the living God. [West wing]
Membership Class: Church Membership is one of the most important commitments we make in life. Come explore who Church on Mill is, what we are about, and how you can get more involved. We also encourage current members who have not been through the membership class to attend. [Church office]
I want to encourage you to attend one of these classes, College Life Group will not meet the next five weeks so all can have the opportunity to be a part of one of the Connection Classes.
I hope to see you in the morning, have a blessed weekend,
This is an awesome a wedding this afternoon and tonight our College Christmas party at my home at 7 PM.
Then Sunday is the Chili Cook-Off for our lunch. If you want to bring a pot of chili you can participate in the contest for the hottest with the best flavor, also the best tasting chili.
Sunday morning we have Life Group at 9:30 and worship at 10:45.
Sunday night we have the Compass meeting at 6 PM. This will be a night of celebration as we hear from various people about how God has moved in their lives this year.
Have a Blessed weekend,
This coming Sunday we will start the day with our College Life Group at 9:30 where I will guide us through a study of ACTS 1. This is a rich chapter full of great insights about what Jesus did between the resurrection and ascension. Also this passage discusses those who predict Jesus return and why they are false prophets. We will also look at a passage that some consider to be one that shows a contradiction in the Bible. Then of course the Great Commission from verse 8. Einstein Brothers bagels will be served as well. Join us in the college house.
This Sundays College Lunch we will grill out and play volleyball. So bring clothes to play volleyball and join us for a game or two. We will eat lunch in the college house.
Also don’t forget to sign up for the State Fair on October 19th, our college group will be going that night and it will be a great time.
This week we are having a special Connect with a different start time, followed by a fun activity. Here is the information about this important night: Did you know the Mormon church is the second largest denomination in the Phoenix-metro area? – or that Phoenix has the nation’s third largest Mormon population? This means that all of us have Mormon family, friends, or neighbors! Consequently, it is very important that you have a right understanding and biblical perspective of the Mormon worldview.
This Wednesday we are hosting a special guest for this important topic. Andy Poland, a former Mormon who is now General Manager of Concerned Christians in Mesa, will be joining us. He will share his own story of leaving Mormonism and accepting biblical Christianity and he will also help us to understand and engage Mormon friends, family, and neighbors. There will be time for questions after Andy shares. See you this Wednesday at 6:30pm for a great night as we learn about this important, close-to-home topic! After this informative time we will play hide-n- seek. Yes the game you played as a kid! Many of you have asked to do this so we will play a few rounds and then enjoy some munchies together.
This week we will begin our Wednesday night Connect again. We meet in the east wing of the auditorium (where we eat lunch) at 8:30PM. The topic this week is The Abundant Life: Exploring the Benefits of Balanced Spiritual Growth.
On Wednesday at 10 AM we will begin tabling at ASU. Our location is way different then last semester. ASU has assigned us to the Hayden Lawn for two weeks, so stop by and hang out for a while.
Then on Friday we are having our Digital Scavenger Hunt. We will meet at the fountain by the MU ( the one near Einstein Brothers) at 5PM.After the hunt is over we will meet at the Christian Challenge building eat pizza and view the photos.If you have a digital camera bring it. Please make sure you have what is needed to download pictures to a PC. We cannot download them via the internet. So an SD card or cable that connects a camera and PC.
Collegiate Week takes place in the beautiful mountains of Glorieta, New Mexico. Get ready for a profound encounter with God. Collegiate students and leaders from across the country gather to experience deep teaching and worship with the best in collegiate ministry. Focused small group sessions offer in-depth Bible study, and a variety of recreation and fellowship options help form friendships that extend far beyond the week. Students will leave refreshed and focused on the semester ahead, ready to impact their campuses for Christ.
Collegiate week features teaching by J.D. Greear, Ben Stuart, and Brandon and Jen Hatmaker, as well as worship leader Aaron Ivey and special musical guest Lecrae. It’s a week that college students will remember for the rest of their lives. Don’t miss Collegiate Week.
The dates are August 5-10,Rooms are $59 week,$65 for program fee, 7 meal package is $71.50 which include the following meals: Sunday dinner, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday Lunch and dinner, Wednesday & Friday no meals. This cost does not include transportation which we are working on and will let you know asap. To reserve your spot contact and pay a $15 deposit to Bill. Glorieta informed me today that they are almost sold out so I encourage you to sign up asap.