Events and Updates


Early Sunday Morning Prayer 
Meet in the Auditorium
You are invited to join us for a time of early morning prayer. 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 of prayer will take place each Sunday morning during our 40 Days of Prayer Series for approximately 45 minutes to an hour. Please know that there will be no childcare available during this time.

Fasting Fridays
Fasting is one of the things we recently discussed as part of our 40 Days of Prayer series and have encouraged everyone to participate in fasting each Friday. Remember that there are different types of fasting, from food, media, shopping to social media or TV. You can fast from something for an entire day or maybe just a select period of time during the day. You can learn a little more from the September 30th message or by downloading our Fasting Brochure. Both are available 

40 Days Worship & Prayer Celebration
October 25 | 7:00pm
Join us for a night of celebration with worship and prayer to close out our 40 Days of Prayer experience! We’ll gather together to praise God through singing and spoken words, to seek His face through prayer and reflection, and we’ll celebrate together what God has done over the 40 days individually and collectively. You won’t want to miss this concluding celebration of worship and prayer to our 40 day journey!


Trick or Trunk 
This Saturday October 20 | 4:00pm 
All of our regular Trick or Trunk events with movies added! There will be loads of candy for grade 5 and under as they travel around the parking lot of trunks. Enjoy costume contests with prizes, concessions (cider, donuts, hot dogs, chips, etc.) and more. 

4:00pm      Parade line-up. Families walk together
4:15pm      The parade will begin! Take part to be included in the costume contest.
4:30pm      Costume Contest Awards 
4:30pm      Trunks open to pass out candy
5:15pm      Trunks close

5:45pm      Movies begin!  AUDITORIUM: Hotel Transylvania3  |  ­WAREHOUSE:It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Adult supervision is required.

Decorate your trunk and fill it with goodies to hand out to all the kiddos. They get to show off their fun costumes and you get to show off your fun decorated trunk! It all adds up to one fun evening for our community. Oh ... there’s a prize for the best decorated trunk!

3:00pm      Set Up Time
3:30pm      Pre-Registered Trunk Prize Awarded
4:15pm      (Sharp) Parade begins! 
4:30pm      Trunks open to pass out candy
5:15pm      Trunks close

Littles (Age 0 - Pre-K) and Kids (Grades K – 5)
Sundays | 8:30 | 10:00 | 11:30am
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.orgor 419.838.7600 x120).

Parent Talk
Calling all 2ndand 3rdGrade parents!! 
This Sunday, October 21 | 11:00am
Littles Large Group Room
Calling all parents of 2nd and 3rd graders! It’s your turn for Parent Talk! Your kids are in the phase when fairness matters, and your enthusiastic, eager kiddos are excited about whatever you are excited about. Your kids are taking notice of their own qualities and becoming more social. They are impressionable and looking to you to set the standard. Come connect with other parents and hear how you can influence the next 572 weeks of their lives.

Baby D
A Baby Dedication Celebration
Orientation | October 28 | 9:35 or 11:05am 
Event | November 11 | 2:00pm
This is a special time where parents dedicate their child(ren) (age birth to 2 years) to God with the support of family and close friends. This celebration is purposefully set aside from other church events to help families focus on the commitment they are making to raise their children to know and follow God. It's a memorable event that includes family, friends, refreshments, and a photographer to take your family portrait. Space is limited to the first 10 babies registered. PARENTS: To prepare for the event, parents are required to attend a short Parent Orientation (15 – 20 minutes) and complete homework beforehand. No worries, you'll want to do this homework. You’ll also need to submit a candid photo of your child(ren) which will be shown during worship services as well as during the Baby D event. You can sign up for the required orientation and download homework HERE.

Parent Talk
Hey 4thand 5thGrade parents!! 
November 4 | 11:00am
Littles Large Group Room
We bet you have noticed a few things about your kids lately - like their friendships, their confidence, their competition, and their independence. They have a “tribe” mentality and they are virtually unstoppable in whatever it is they are pursuing. They are ready for the world to finally notice them and they simply can’t wait to show you how smart, fast and strong they are. Join other parents of 4th and 5th graders to learn how to lean into the confidence you are seeing in your child – and build it!

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

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 HEREand fill out the Team Member Form so we can help you get started. For further information, contact Tom Caldwell (tcaldwell@mainstreetlife.orgor 419.838.7600 x131).

You Can Help!!
Boys/Girls Club Halloween Party
October 29 | 3:00 – 6:30pm
East Broadway Elementary School
Partnering with East Broadway Elementary, we have an opportunity to serve alongside the Boys and Girls Club for their annual Halloween Party at the school. We will be helping with setup, food/drinks, games, and tear down. We are offering two shifts (3:00-5:00 & 5:00-6:30). Sign up 
HERE, on your Connection Card, or at the Serve Counter. Please mark your shift availability too! Better Together!

Operation Christmas Child
Operation Christmas Child provides less fortunate children worldwide a shoe box full of gifts to brighten the Christmas holiday and potentially teach them about our Savior Jesus Christ. You can join this effort by stopping by the table in the lobby to pick up gift tags and info about filling the shoe boxes.Boxes are available in the lobby.Deadline to return filled shoe boxes is November 11. Please include $9.00 for shipping costs.

Giving Center Update
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. The Giving Center will be closed October 24 and 31, reopening November 7. During the school year, the Giving Center is open are 2:00 – 4:00pm each Wednesday. 

October GREEN Bag Donation Items
Pick up an empty GREEN Bag at the Serve Counter in the lobby. Canned goods for the food pantry at St. John’s in Stony Ridge are being collected in October. Return the filled GREEN Bags by Sunday, October 28.

Mark your calendar! 
Serving Saturday
November 10 | 8:00am - noon
This Serving Saturday will be at Enpuzzlement. Come out and learn about food needs and distribution. Then join us to pack, stock, sort and prepare items to be used by our Serving Seven! Sign up 
HEREtoday for one of 100 spots!

Jamaica Outreach Trip
January 5 - 12, 2019
Cost/$1050. 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 and local schools. Additional information & applications are available at the Serve Counter in the lobby.

For more information about the Student Ministry, contact Brian (bmunafo@mainstreetlife.orgor 419.838.7600 x121).

Middle School 
Sundays (10:00-11:00am)
Students gather for worship in the main auditorium each Sunday at 10:00am and then head to the HUB for time together, a relevant message and a little fun. 

High School Revolution
Sundays (6:00-8:00pm)
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.

Halloween Clue
November 4 | 6:00 – 8:00pm
for middle & high school students
What is Halloween Clue? Imagine exploring the entire church in pitch dark while playing a life size version of the board game Clue! As with traditional Clue, your objective is to be the fastest team to correctly guess who committed the murder, with what weapon, and in what room! But be warned, you never know what surprises you may find lurking in the shadows to keep you from uncovering the truth! We'll also have a costume contest to finish off the night, so be sure to sport the best costume and possibly win a prize!

SpringHill Winter Retreat 2019
for middle & high school students
January 18 - 20 
Year after year SpringHill has been our favorite place to go for our Winter Retreat. You won’t want to miss the giant snow tubing hill, broom ball, basketball and dodge ball tournaments not to mention the amazing worship and awesome messages! This is a place lifelong memories are made so be sure to invite your friends and get ready to experience an unforgettable weekend! Cost/$139. Limited spaces are available. To hold your spot, a $75 deposit is due by October 21.A final payment of $64 will be due on December 9. Registration forms are available during Rush on Sunday morning, Revolution on Sunday night or

2019 Student Ministry Mission Trip
for middle & high school students
June 16 – 21
Mission trips change lives! Both the lives of the people we go to serve a­nd the students who sacrificially give of themselves and experience God in a whole new way. This year, we are heading to Niagara F­­alls, NY where we will partner with soup kitchens, homeless shelters, senior centers and volunteer with children’s programs including Bible lessons, games, crafts and reading activities. Total Cost is $399.00. (Includes lodging, all meals except during travel, transportation, and an evening visit to Niagara Falls plus incidentals). A $50.00 non-refundable deposit is due immediately to reserve your spot.Additional payments are due as follows: November 11/$100.00; February 17/$100.00; March 24/$149. Registration forms are available during Rush on Sunday morning, Revolution on Sunday night or 

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.orgor 419.838.7600 x131).


We are excited to share that our church now has access to an extensive, new video library called RightNow Media! It’s like the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" and has a HUGE library of faith-based videos that you can access whenever and wherever you want—on your phone, iPad, computer, or at home on your TV.

As a church staff, we’re always looking for ways to help you develop and strengthen your faith. We believe that RightNow Media will be a tool to serve you as you live out your faith at home, at work and in your neighborhood. RightNow Media has videos for everyone—kids, youth, parents, married couples, college students, single adults, working professionals—all aimed at helping you grow.

Let us know you are interested 
HERE. Within one weekday we’ll get you plugged in. Watch for an email from RightNow Media to complete your registration.

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40 Days of Prayer
A series focusing on prayer and its necessity in the life of every believer.

October 21
Why God Sometimes Says ‘No’
Isaiah 55:8-9; Hebrews 11:39-40; selected texts
Sometimes we pray and pray, but we still don’t get the answers we want. Why? We’ll look at reasons God sometimes answers ‘no’ and what to do when He does.

Songs from October 14, 2018
Glorious Day Jason Ingram | Jonathan Smith | Kristian Stanfill | Sean Curran © 2017 Kristian Stanfill Publishing Designee (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) sixsteps Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Sixsteps Songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Sounds Of Jericho (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Worship Together Music (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) songs (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing) Fellow Ships Music (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC) Hickory Bill Doc (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC) So Essential Tunes (Admin. by Essential Music Publishing LLC)
Holy Spirit  © 2011 Jesus Culture
Who You Say I Am  Ben Fielding | Reuben Morgan © 2017 Hillsong Music Publishing (Admin. by Capitol CMG Publishing)
Hosanna (Hillsong)  
Brooke FraserCopyright: 2006 Hillsong PublishingAdministration: Integrity Music, Inc.and EMI Christian Music Publishing
The Stand© 2005 Hillsong Music Publishing (Admin. by EMI Christian Music Publishing) Joel Houston
10.14.18 All Music & Lyrics copies by permission CCLI 620939

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