Events and Updates

Summer Service Times
9:00am | 10:45am
through Labor Day Weekend (September 1)
- Littles (Age 0 - Pre-K) and Kids (Grades K – 4) meet at both 9:00 & 10:45am.
- Rush (Grades 5-8) 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.


CHILDREN’S MINISTRY
Littles (Age 0 - Pre-K) and Kids (completed grades K – 4)
Sundays 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).

Pre-K Graduation
August 25 | 12:30 – 1:30pm
A celebration of graduation from Preschool to Kindergarten and Littles into Kids! Registration is due by August 18 and is available
HERE.

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).


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).

Grouplife Leaders Meeting
August 25 | 10:45am | Room 159
All current group leaders should plan to attend.

Be a Lifegroup Leader!
Have you ever thought about investing in someone’s spiritual growth by leading a Lifegroup? We ask that you prayerfully consider the possibility of leading a Lifegroup this Fall. Our new Grouplife semester begins September 15. For more information you can contact Tom Caldwell (tcaldwell@mainstreetlife.org or 419.838.7600 x131).

GriefShare
August 29 – November 21
Thursday | 6:30pm
GriefShare is a special 13-week seminar/support group for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. It's a place to be around people who understand what you are feeling. At GriefShare, you'll learn valuable information about recovering from your grief and renewing your hope for the future. Cost/$15. Sign up
HERE, on your Connection Card, or at the Grouplife Counter.

You and Me Together
Marriage Ministry Class
September 9 – October 27

Marriage is great, but it’s not forever. It’s until death do us part. Then come eternal rewards or regrets depending on how we spent our lives. In his latest book, Francis Chan and his wife Lisa address the question that many couples wonder at the altar: “How do I have a great marriage?” In this 7-week class they set aside typical topics on marriage, diving into scripture to understand what it means to have a relationship that satisfies the deepest part of our souls. Jesus was right. We have it all backwards. The way we have a great marriage is to not focus on marriage. This study will help you discover the adventure you were made for and learn how to thrive in it. We request that you register
HERE so we can plan accordingly. If you have any questions, please email married@mainstreetlife.org or contact Jeff Burson (419.838.7600 x130).


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).

Giving Center Closed
The Giving Center will be closed through the month of August, reopening on September 4, 5:00 - 7:00pm. The Giving Center (our free clothing store ministry that offers good, quality clothing free of charge) is designed to serve everybody. We believe anyone who needs help - a little or a lot - regardless of the reason, can come and share in this opportunity. Clothing donations are still being accepted.

Giving Center Team
Additional team members are needed for the Giving Center (Free Clothing) on Wednesdays from 5:00 – 7:00 pm beginning September 4. The Giving Center serves the East Toledo community and is located in the East Broadway Elementary School Cafeteria (1755 E. Broadway, Toledo). If you enjoy sorting, shopping, and organizing clothing, as well as meeting new people, we’d love to have you join our team! To sign up or to get more information, sign up HERE, mark your Connection Card with ‘Giving Center’ or stop by the Serve Counter in the lobby.

August GREEN Bag Donation Items.
Pick up an empty GREEN Bag for August’s donations – school supplies for 4 local elementary schools. Items include: binders (View w/pockets, 1”), composition book (black/white cover), crayons (24 count), eraser tips/caps, erasers, (2” - pink or red), glue (Crayola, no clog), glue (Elmers, 4 oz.), glue sticks, highlighters, index cards, markers (dry erase, washable), notebook paper (loose-leaf, wide ruled), notebooks (spiral, 70 sheets, wide ruled), pencil sharpener (personal), pencils (colored), pencils (#2 yellow, sharpened), pens (ball point—blue, black or red), pocket folders (solid colors), protractor (clear), ruler (metric), school boxes (cigar box style), scissors (pointed or ‘Fiskars’ rounded), three-hole index dividers, tissues, wipes (disinfectant), resealable bags (quart or gallon). Return the filled GREEN Bags by August 25.

American Red Cross Blood Drive
September 25
1:00 – 7:00pm
Serve others in need by donating at the Blood Drive coming to Mainstreet Church. To be eligible to donate blood you must be age 17 or older (16 with parent's permission). No other blood donation July 28 - September 25. Sign up online (RedCrossBlood.org) or at the Information Center. Many volunteer opportunities will also be available.

Jamaica Mission Trip
January 4 – 11, 2020
Cost/$1275. For adults, 18+, unless accompanied by a parent. Plans for the trip include the following: provide labor/building support to the United Brethren Jamaican church community; host Bible school at the church camp; provide basic healthcare/hygiene instructions within the community. Additional information and applications are available
HERE and at the Serve Counter in the lobby.


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 main auditorium each Sunday at 10:45am and then head to the HUB for time together, a relevant message and a little fun.
Student Ministry summer activities are for all incoming 6th – 12th graders.

Pools and Ponds
Through August 25
Sundays | 5:00 – 8:00pm
Pools & Ponds are nights with friends, food, and fun! Get connected this summer to our Student Ministry by bringing your swim gear, a few friends, and an empty stomach! You won't want to miss the memories that are created here! You can find the Pools and Ponds schedule HERE.


WOMEN’S MINISTRY

Women’s Retreat
October 12 | 1:00pm
EMBRACE…YOUR ROLE | YOUR SISTERS | YOUR GOD.
Connect with other women at Mainstreet Church as we embrace our calling as Christian women and the One who made us! Whether you are newly married, a single mother, an empty nester, or enjoying retirement, each of us has been called to embrace our role as a Christian woman. Join us for a day filled with worship, encouragement, fellowship, and fun! As sisters in Christ, we play a vital role in supporting and lifting each other up. We will dive into the importance of community with other Christian women, our role in each season of our life, and how great our God is! Hear testimonies and words of wisdom from your beloved sisters in this special event designed to help you embrace your faith! Cost: through August 25/$30; after August 25/$35. Final registration deadline is September 29. Registration available
HERE. Registration includes dinner, snacks and door prize opportunities. T-shirts can be purchased for $10 (Size S - XXXXL) and must be ordered by September 29.


OTHER

Church Office Summer Hours
through Labor Day
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!
You can connect through the Mainstreetlife mobile app and our WEBSITE.

NEW SERMON SERIES

We Are…
Self-identity is a crucial element to progress. Whether as an individual or as a collective group, business or entity, you can’t really advance and move forward if you don’t first know who you are. This 4-week study will help us unpack who we are as a church and who God is calling us to become.

August 11
…The Church
Selected texts
We are…the Church. We are the church. We are a gathering of the people of God. We are a spiritual body and family of God who gather in order to worship Him, learn from Him and serve Him.

August 18
…Pursuing
Selected texts
We are…pursuing. We are pursuing. God sent His son, Jesus to seek and save those who don’t yet believe. As a church we are about the pursuit of relationships with people who haven’t yet believed in Christ so that they might come to believe in Him.

August 25
…Aiming
Selected texts
We are…aiming. We are aiming at a particular target. We are aiming to reach the people that God has placed in our path. While we want to reach everyone who doesn’t know Jesus, we recognize that we can’t impact everyone with same level of effectiveness. So, we are intentionally aiming at families because they are who God has best positioned us to reach.

September 1
…Engaging
Selected texts
We are…engaging. We are engaging. In the fast-paced world in which we live, we have to be very intentional about how we engage people with the church. It is a daily challenge when people have so many options to choose from and responsibilities to fulfill. We have to continually seek to change in order to engage people in the pursuit of full devotion to Jesus.


Lyrics for August 11, 2019
Great Things  Jonas Myrin | Phil Wickham © Capitol CMG Paragon (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Son of the Lion (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) 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])
Yes And Amen  © Thankyou Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) and Remaining portion is unaffiliated
Good Good Father  © 2014 © Pat Barrett Music (Admin. by Joseph Barrett) and Remaining portion is unaffiliated
8.11.11 All Music & Lyrics copies by permission CCLI 620939


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