Events and Updates


FAMILY SURVEY
As we begin the process of investigating a preschool/childcare ministry at Mainstreet, we need your input. Would you take 2 – 3 minutes to fill out a short survey and give us your honest feedback? You can fill out the survey electronically HERE or pick one up at Children’s Check-in. If you have questions, contact Jeff Burson at jburson@mainstreetlife.org.

SERVE
Check out the Serve Counter in the lobby for more information or to sign up for these opportunities as well as other ways to serve. Want to serve and not sure where to start? Go HERE and fill out the Team Member Form so we can help you get started. For further information, contact Tom Caldwell (tcaldwell@mainstreetlife.org or 419.838.7600 x131).

Bell Ringers Needed
The Lake Township Branch of the Salvation Army needs bell ringers to man the kettle (December 6-7 & 13-14). You can sign up in the lobby this Sunday.

Angel Tree 2019
Return gifts to the lobby by Sunday, December 15.

Christmas Cheer Volunteers Needed

Here’s how you can help with this event:
Ticket Sales on Sunday morning (December 8, 15), Set Up/Tear Down, Clean Up, Ticket Takers, Spaghetti Dinner Cooks, Spaghetti Dinner Servers, Stagehands/Curtains, Backstage Help, Props, Program Ushers and Will Call, Work the Activity Stations (cookie decorating, Christmas craft, Candy Bar, Family Photos, Hot Cocoa Bar, Christmas Cards) 6:00-6:45 and again after the program (8:00-8:30ish, Crowd Control/Sit With Kids in Audience. For more information, contact Cathy Burson (
cburson@mainstreetlife.org or 419.838.7600 x120). Sign up is available ONLINE or a form is available on the lobby kiosks.

Volunteers Needed!
East Broadway Elementary
Rewards Party Help
December 16 | 8:30 – 11:30am
This event is for students earning entrance to the rewards party because of their grades and behavior. We will help with stations of fun activities in three 45-minute blocks of time. Sign up to help with these fun events
HERE or at the Serve Counter in the lobby.

Buckeye Candy Sale for Laurel Mission

December 15 & 22
The Laurel Mission Team will be selling buckeye candy to help with expenses and Laurel mission support for their 2020 trip. Cost: $5.00/dozen. Buckeyes can be purchased at the Serve counter in the lobby between services.

December GREEN Bag Donation Items
Pick up an empty GREEN Bag for December’s donations – Canned goods for St. John’s Food Pantry in Stony Ridge. List is also available at the Serve Counter. Return the filled GREEN Bags by December 29.

Uganda Mission Trip Opportunity
June 15 – July 1, 2020
For the past several years, Shannon Murphy has spent a month each summer going to Uganda (East Africa) to work with an organization called “Loving One by One Ministries”. She would like to see if anyone would like to join her this year. The estimated total cost of the trip would be $3,500. The trip would involve a servant’s heart and serving in the following ways: helping out at medical camps, helping in the local village, visiting the school &/or baby orphanage, helping at a crusade, other needs as they arise. For more information go HERE, mark your Connection Card with ‘Uganda Mission Trip’ or sign up at the Serve Counter.


STUDENT MINISTRY
For more information about the Student Ministry, contact Brian Munafo (bmunafo@mainstreetlife.org or 419.838.7600 x121).

Middle School
Rush
Sundays | 10:45am | the HUB
Students gather for worship in the HUB each Sunday for time together, a relevant message and a little fun.

High School Revolution
Sundays | 6:00-8:00pm | the HUB

We have exciting nights planned for every Sunday during the school year offering student-led worship, biblically relevant messages, and meaningful friendships with their peers and adult small group leaders.

Christmas Party
Revolution
(High School) & Rush (Middle School)
December 15 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
Food | game contests | white elephant gift exchange (bring a wrapped gift approximate $5.00 value) Feel free to wear your favorite pajamas and sport an ugly sweater to the party! Here is what to bring: 6th - 8th Graders: 2 liter of pop of your choice to share | Freshmen & Sophomores: something salty to share | Juniors & Seniors: something sweet to share.


EVENTS

Christmas Cheer
Making memories with your family
December 20
2 Spaghetti Dinner Seatings: 5:30 & 6:00pm
Christmas production: 7:00pm
Making memories with your family 2 Dinner Seatings: 5:30 & 6:00pm | Christmas production: 7:00pm Come and be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas and make some memories with your family. The evening will include dinner, Christmas production and fun family activities (family portraits, frosting Christmas cookies, other fun family attractions). Spaghetti dinner tickets will be available
HERE or in the lobby December 8 & 15. Cost: Adults/$7; Children 3 – Grade 5/$4; Age 2 & under/Free. All dinner proceeds will benefit the 2020 Beulah Beach Scholarship Fund. Admission to the program is a canned good.

Christmas Eve Services at Mainstreet
Join us for one of these services as we celebrate the birth of Jesus!
December 24
3:00pm | 4:30pm | 6:00pm
Childcare will be available for infants through PreK. Childcare will be available for ages 0 - PreK. Help us plan for childcare. RSVP for childcare
HERE.


GROUPLIFE
Updated Grouplife catalogs with information on all the groups offered at Mainstreet are available in the lobby or online. Need more help finding a group? Go to the Grouplife page on our website, stop by the Grouplife Counter on Sundays or contact Pastor Tom Caldwell  (tcaldwell@mainstreetlife.org or 419.838.7600 x131).

REFIT on the Bay
Thursday | 6:00pm | the HUB
$3.00 donation per class. REFIT believes that every BODY belongs, and that definitely includes you! REFIT is a “movement+music” experience that adds resistance-training elements to give you a total-body workout. REFIT® is a family-friendly workout and that means kids are certainly welcome to participate with adult supervision!  The powerful moves and positive music makes this an engaging and encouraging experience for people of all ages — even the kiddos!

Bible & a Buck
men’s Bible study
1st & 3rd Saturdays | 8:00am
Bring your Bible and if you want a donut, bring a buck! This gathering of men dives into Scripture and challenges each other in their walk as they strive to be men of integrity.

Women in the Word
women’s Bible study
1st & 3rd Saturdays | 8:00am
An all-ages Bible study for women. No frills, no fluff, no casserole to make or muffins to bake, just you, your favorite mug, your Bible, and a friend!


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Littles (Age 0 - Pre-K) and Kids (Grades K – 5)
Sunday 9:00 | 10:45am
We provide a safe and fun environment for children to creatively experience the Bible at their level. They enjoy modern music, drama, small group time and high-energy fun. We talk about God’s Word and how it relates to their week and to their life. For more information about Children’s Ministry, contact Cathy Burson (cburson@mainstreetlife.org or 419.838.7600 x120).

Attention Parents of Newborns!

Mainstreet’s Kindred Kwilter’s Group has a personalized baby quilt for your new arrival! Please sign the “baby book” at the Information Center and we will contact you!


MANEO
Mainstreet’s young adult ministry (18 – 29) meets each Thursday, 7:30pm. Come and get to know some people, study God’s Word together and have fun! For more information, contact Jeff Burson (419.838.7600 x130 or jburson@mainstreetlife.org).


FAMILY MINISTRY

Parenting Through the Stages Seminar
January 25, 2020 | 9:00am – 3:00pm
Parents, you have approximately 936 weeks from the time your child is born until he/she moves on to what’s next. It goes by fast, and kids change and grow quickly. This one-day seminar will help parents discover what’s changing about your kid, the six things your kid needs most, and four conversations to have with your kid while they are in each phase. Cost: $25/family (includes lunch and snacks) or $35/family with childcare (includes their lunch). Online registration is available HERE.


MEN’S MINISTRY

2020 Men’s Retreat
May 1 – 3, 2020
Camp Michindoh | Hillsdale, MI
Men, mark your calend for this get away for a weekend of guy time! This weekend is designed not only to be a great time of fun, but also to help you be the man that God designed you to be. Join us for encouraging messages, digging into the Word, and experiencing worship and fellowship with brothers in Christ. You'll enjoy all the perks of Camp Michindoh - games, activities, terrific food and beautiful scenery. You won't want to miss this one! Cost: Retreat/$110; Shirt/$10 (Shirt deadline is April 19, 2020.) Register HERE or at the Grouplife Counter.


OTHER

Fiscal Year Financial Report
Copies of the financial report for fiscal year 2018-19 are available at the information counter and online HERE.

Inclement Weather Cancellation
Check our webpage (
mainstreetlife.org)  or local TV stations (channels 11, 13, 24) for information regarding cancellation of services at Mainstreet. Please be sure to check more than one source in the event a TV station gets backlogged in posting closings. Updates also posted on Facebook, Twitter and email/text sent through myMainstreet. Want to get the text? Email info@mainstreetlife.org for instructions.

Sunday Service Times
9:00am | 10:45am
- Littles (Age 0 - Pre-K) and Kids (Grades K – 5) meet at both 9:00 & 10:45am.
- Rush (Grades 6 - 8) meets at 10:45am in the HUB.

Sunday Morning Prayer
7:30am | Fireside Room
We gather to seek the face of the Lord for our church as a whole, and for the Lord to move hearts throughout the morning ahead. This focused time lasts for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Please know that there is no childcare available during this time.

Church Office Hours
Monday – Thursday | 8:30am – 4:30pm
Friday | 8:30am - noon


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SUNDAY MORNING SERVICE
9:00am | 10:45am
LIVE STREAMING available for our 10:45am SUNDAY SERVICE!
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CURRENT SERMON SERIES

Christmas Classics
Join us for this series where we will draw spiritual themes from some of the most classic Christmas movies.

December 8 | The Grinch
Matthew 2:1-18 and selected texts
Like the Grinch, many have tried and many still try to steal Christmas from coming.

December 15 | The Polar Express
Luke 1
At the core of Christmas is the belief…even in the midst of doubt…in the birth a tiny baby who would change the world.

December 22 | Elf
Matthew 2:1-12
What are you searching for this Christmas?

December 29 | It’s a Wonderful Life
Selected texts
Life doesn’t always turn out the way we planned, but the Lord brings purpose and meaning out of every path we travel.

Lyrics for December 1, 2019
Endless Praise  Andy Harrison | Joth Hunt  © 2012 Planetshakers Ministries Int. Inc. (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.)
Joy To The World (Unspeakable Joy) © worshiptogether.com songs | sixsteps Music | Vamos Publishing | Alletrop Music | Ryan House Music (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) | (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) | (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) | (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) | (Admin. by Music Services, Inc.) Chris Tomlin | Ed Cash | George Frederic Handel | Isaac Watts | Matt Gilder
Living Hope  Brian Johnson | Phil Wickham © 2017 Phil Wickham Music (Fair Trade Music Publishing [c/o Essential Music Publishing LLC]) Simply Global Songs (Fair Trade Music Publishing [c/o Essential Music Publishing LLC]) Sing My Songs (Fair Trade Music Publishing [c/o Essential Music Publishing LLC]) Bethel Music Publishing
Faithful to the End Brian Johnson | Hannah McClure | Joel Taylor | Paul McClure © 2015 Bethel Music Publishing
No Other Name  © 2014 © Hillsong Music Publishing (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing)
12.1.19 All Music & Lyrics copies by permission CCLI 620939



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