Gift Card Fundraiser for Student Ministries
Super quick and easy way to shop for those holiday gift cards!
Beginning October 15, through November 30, The Vine Student Ministry will be offering the opportunity to purchase gift cards at face value from hundred of retailers. You get what you pay for ... spend $50 and get a $50 gift card ... how easy! And Student Ministry gets a percentage back from the retailer.
Confirmation gives 6th-8th graders an opportunity to work with an adult mentor and group leaders over a three month time period. Together they walk through a variety of learning experiences designed to explore the Christian faith.
The 2020 Confirmation Journey will begin soon. Now is the time to get signed up and locate an adult mentor to journey with you.
We will kick-off our time together with an opening event at Pinheads on January 4.
Prayer is an important part of our faith journey with God. It is the way we communicate with Him and He with us. God is always ready to listen and answer our pleas. How often do you raise your voice to Him? How much time have you taken in the past week to offer prayers for our church, our pastors, programs and missions?
All are invited for the Weekly Prayer Gathering on Mondays at 11:30am-12pm in the Prayer Room (Door #1) to join in prayer for our community, the church and the world.
The group prays for specific ministries, personal prayer requests, prayer requests from our Action Cards, and offers a time for prayers of thanksgiving and praise. Each gathering will end in a time of community prayer.
Do you have 30 minutes to join with us in quieting our hearts and minds to focus on praying for our church and its ministries and listening to God’s answers? Great and wonderful things can happen when people join in prayer.
On Monday, November 18 at 6:30pm, Noblesville First’s Social Justice and Advocacy Team will continue its “Just Films” series in The Vine (Door #4/5).
Join us for the next Just Film on November 18 at 6:30 in the Vine. We will watch Inside the Garbage of the World, which discusses the plastic floating in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Seabirds and marine mammals are already dying around the world because of plastic debris and the food chain is already contaminated. Get inspired to help avert a disaster that is coming unless we act now.
Our guest speaker will be Leslie Taljaard, Director of the Hazardous Waste Center, who will speak to us about “wishful recycling," which causes a lot of problems, and the other “R’s” that are even more important than recycling - “Rethink, Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Refurbish, Repair, and Repurpose.”
Parental warning: there are multiple images of dead animals.
Click here for more information on the film.
The goal of these monthly film screenings is to showcase a film that provides new perspective, encourages conversation, and educates us on current environmental or social issues. Each screening will begin with an introduction, then we’ll dive into the film, and finish with 30 minutes of talk and discussion. Coffee, water and popcorn will be provided.
Mark your calendar for upcoming screenings in the series:
9:00am - 9:45am
“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.” -- 1 Corinthians 6:20
Faith Moves is a Christ-centered fitness program which offers participants an opportunity to become more fit using stretching, relaxing, and restorative fitness movements and poses -- all taught by certified instructor Sharon McMahon. While there may be some similarities to yoga poses, this is not a yoga class.
All fitness levels welcome!
For your comfort and enjoyment of the class, please bring a mat and a small towel. If you have not participated previously in a fitness class, check with your personal physician, begin slowly, and participate at your own pace. If you have had recent surgery or experienced a fall or other issue, please let Sharon know.
Scheduling note ... The FaithMoves class meets on Wednesdays throughout the school year, taking time off around various holidays. If you're coming for the first time, be sure to check with instructor Sharon McMahon "> to confirm the schedule for that week.
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“I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works, my soul knows it very well.” -- Psalm 139:14
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Dinner’s On Us community meal
Thursdays, 5-6pm (Enter Door #7 - Southwest corner of the building)
Come for a free meal and fellowship with friends. All are welcome!
With over 27,000 food insecure people in Hamilton County, this is a program that offers us each an opportunity to follow Jesus’s command to “feed my sheep.”
Noblesville First has been involved in serving this free weekly community dinner for over 10 years, typically welcoming 30-40 people each week. Some of the guests are retired, on fixed incomes, and appreciate the chance to visit with others. Some single parents appreciate the weekly meal they don’t have to pay for. Some guests just like to have a night off from cooking and enjoy the fellowship.
The main dish is provided by Second Helpings, a food-rescue organization, with the church supplementing with salads, vegetables, desserts and drinks. Although the church does not have a formal food pantry, we have take-home food available including: organic eggs from the chickens at Teter Retreat & Farm, day-old Panera bread, as well as frozen items donated by Chick-Fil-A.
We also have a monthly cart of food available from the donation baskets outside the Sanctuary and Celebration Hall, and new or gently used stuffed animals and books are given out the children as special treats.
For more information, call the church office 317-773-2500.
Casual, engaging and collaborative.
Have a question for the pastor? Ask it! During the service! We will take time to worship the Lord, hear teaching on His word, and discuss the same scriptures and themes being preached Sunday morning.
Thursday Worship is held at 6:30pm in the Vine (Enter Door #5).
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Our GriefShare Surviving the Holidays seminar, scheduled for Thursday, November 21 in Wesley Hall from 7-9pm, offers practical, actionable strategies for making it through the holiday season.
At this two-hour seminar, you’ll view a video featuring advice from people in grief who’ve faced the holidays after their loss. You’ll hear insights from respected Christian counselors, pastors and psychologists. A Holiday Survival Guide with over 30 encouraging readings, helpful charts and tips to manage the holiday season during this difficult time is included.
At GriefShare Surviving the Holidays, you’ll meet with other grieving people who have an understanding of what you’re going through. They won’t judge you or force you to share, but will accept you where you are and will offer comfort and support.
Your holiday season won’t be easy. Your emotions may ambush you and suck you under at times. But you can choose to walk through this season in a way that honors your loved one and puts you on the path of health and healing.
If you know someone that is grieving the loss of a loved one, invite them to join us. All who have lost loved ones are welcome to join us for this special session of Surviving the Holidays.
7:45pm - 8:30pm
Are you looking for a casual environment to dig into the bible? Look no further!
A new verse by verse study, led by Matt Hantelman meets weekly in the Student Ministries South room (Door #3) from 7:45-8:30pm after Thursday Worship. You don’t have to participate in Thursday Worship to join the study, but you’re welcome to!
If you have any questions, contact Matt at mhantelman@ NoblesvilleFirst.com.
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Our DivorceCare Surviving the Holidays seminar on Friday, November 22 from 6:30-8:30pm in the Parlor, offers practical, effective strategies to help you make it through the holidays. The evening seminar begins with a video that includes practical advice from people who’ve experienced a marital breakup and have faced at least one holiday season since then.
At Surviving the Holidays, you’ll receive a Holiday Survival Guide that includes practical strategies, encouraging words, helpful exercises, Q&As, and more to help you construct a healthy approach to the days ahead. You’ll also spend time with other people in separation or divorce who have an idea of what you’re going through and who will accept you as you are without expectations or judgment.
This holiday season can be a wonderful time of personal growth and peace as you learn to discover joy amidst the heartache. No registration is needed. Free childcare through age 10 is available. To learn more about DivorceCare Surviving the Holidays, contact Bill & Sherry Evers, or Carol Miller 317-773-2500.