Big Fred's Bytes - August 22, 2013
I want to remind everyone that our service this weekend for ALL campus locations will be in the Riverfront Park near the Kittanning Bridge. The service will start at 10 AM with lots of activities following. Park anywhere you can and you may drop off people near the amphitheater before parking if needed. We will have security team members at the crosswalks to assist with crossing the street.
You may bring cushions, lawn chairs, blankets if you like or just use the amphitheater seating. Our stage will be set up in the Amphitheater as it has been during previous years. Some may want some sun screen too.
Baptism Service near the boat launch area will begin at 11:45. We will have a portable PA system at that location for anyone that desires to give a testimony before their baptism but that is not required. (Available for encouraging others to take steps in their faith) If someone is interested in being baptized Sunday and they have not already spoken with a Pastor about it, there is still time. Just let us know and we will spend a few minutes discussing the importance of Believer’s Baptism with you and get you ready to go.
Children’s Program will also start at 11:45 between the amphitheater stage and the boat launch. Look for the tent. (Games, Balloons, Face Painting, Songs, and Gospel message) Parents are welcome to stay and watch or check in on the baptism service nearby. Our plans are 30 to 40 minutes for the children’s activities. All children will be invited to Sunday school classes for our fall kick-off on Sept 8th during our morning services. (Indiana will be switching to Sunday soon but the date - still to be determined)
We will have a picnic style lunch for all following these activities. Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Dogs in Kraut, Pizza, Beans, Chips, and drinks provided. If you can bring a dessert dish or side dish, please do and that will help top things off well. POT-LUCK as they say.
This is a great time to get to know new guests or catch up with friends that you have not seen for a while. Mingle and let others know that you are looking forward to seeing them again soon. Our fall Sermon series returns to the Book of Matthew in September and Pastor Mike will have lots to share. You won’t want to miss a week. This is also a great time to talk to others about attending a community group for the fall.
We will have a tent set up for anyone that has questions related to Harvest and all of our ministries so feel free to stop by with your questions.
Our PVC Worship team will be on stage around 1 pm sharing some awesome tunes while we eat and fellowship.
There is still time to invite someone that you would like to encourage toward a relationship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. We face so many struggles in our everyday lives and Jesus is the Hope – invite someone you love to come with you this weekend and let the Word of God help change their life.
Set up teams will start early and help with clean up following the PVC Worship Team would be appreciated from anyone available. Contact Pastor Bigfred 724-664-9962 if you have any questions and see ya Down by the Riverside.