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Loving God 1st in 2016 (resources to read the Bible)

All year long the Renew Family will be following the covenant promises of God found in the whole Bible. From Genesis to Revelation we will see the God of Promise, how He has made exceedingly great promises and the phenomenal lengths He has gone to keep those promises. Will you follow along by daily seeking God first? Follow a plan for helpful guidance.

Now for the plans …

Renew Kids: Sunday, August 28th, 2016 (Learning Together)

Sunday, August 28th: This week we focus on Recreation (re-creation) with chapter 20 in the STORY Catechism: RETURN

The twentieth chapter of the Story Catechism is focused on how God is re-establishing and renewing what is right and good through Jesus.

Through Jesus, God is reestablishing peace.
Through Jesus, God is bringing freedom.
Through Jesus, God is renewing His creation.
Through Jesus, God is putting everything back in its right and proper place.
And through Jesus, once again it is very good.

Update & Stories with Next Generation Ministries (Paul Hunter)

8/21/16. Week 7 of Summer Psalms series “Songs of Strength” and the ninth week of our Summer journey with the Story Catechism (chapter twelve: MULTIPLY). We heard an update from Paul Hunter, director of Next Generation Ministries, on their continuing work in Uganda. The stories and truths he shared with us help us grasp the significance and opportunities of partnering with them as “a river of relationships connecting resources to needs.”

// Paul Hunter teaching #SummerPsalms #RenewSummer #weareintheStory #NGMUganda

Renew Kids: Sunday, August 21st, 2016 (Learning Together)

Sunday, July 24th: This week we will be focusing on chapter 8 in the STORY Catechism: THE DESPERATION

The tenth chapter of the Story Catechism is focused on the desperation Adam and Eve felt to be close to their Father again:

Adam and Eve were now sinners.
As hard as they tried, Adam and Eve could not fix what was broken.
They never stopped needing God.
And God could never stop loving them.
But the story doesn’t end there.

Run with Love

Join us for the 5k Run/1 Mile Walk to raise support to provide new shoes for the 1258 homeless students in Clackamas County. Enjoy a free-will donation breakfast, music and learn from a school representative the unique struggles of homeless families in Clackamas County. Run with Love is on Saturday morning, August 20th.

Song of the United Heart (Psalm 86)

8/14/16. Week 6 of Summer Psalms series “Songs of Strength” and the eighth week of our Summer journey with the Story Catechism (chapter twelve: MULTIPLY). King David felt alone, like he was in solitary confinement to his circumstances, and defenseless. It’s chaos on every side.

He responded —as we read in Psalm 86 — to this situation by leading his heart on a journey through a known land: the path back to God, reminding himself over and over who God is. This is the song of the united heart.

// Jeff Patterson preaching on Psalm 86 #SummerPsalms #RenewSummer #weareintheStory

Renew Kids: Sunday, August 14th, 2016 (Learning Together)

Sunday, August 14th: This week we will be focusing on Recreation (re-creation) with chapter 16 in the STORY Catechism: Multiply

The sixteenth chapter of the Story Catechism is focused on God wanting to know his people and wanting to be known by his people.

God wanted the whole world to know Him.
And to know His love.
The first people who knew Jesus were called His disciples.
The disciples followed Jesus everywhere.
After the resurrection, God would greatly multiply the number of disciples.

Renew Family Camp (audio)

8/7/16. Week 5 of Summer Psalms series “Songs of Strength” and the seventh week of our Summer journey with the Story Catechism (chapter fourteen: JESUS IS BETTER). We had a tremendous time at Family Camp as the Renew Church Family (August 5th–7th).

Here’s an audio clip of some Renew Kids reciting part of the Story Catechism, followed by Hannah Hoover sharing about the next part of her journey toward the World Race. (Note: the audio of the sermon message was not captured.)

#SummerPsalms #RenewSummer #weareintheStory

The King’s Song of Repentance (Psalm 51)

7/31/16. Week 4 of Summer Psalms series “Songs of Strength” and the sixth week of our Summer journey with the Story Catechism (chapter twelve: GRACE). King David had everything going for him. Why did he walk out of the way of duty, choosing temptation over the will of God? This is the king’s song of repentance.

// Trevor Hanna preaching on Psalm 51; 2nd Samuel 11-12 #SummerPsalms #RenewSummer #weareintheStory

Renew Kids: Sunday, July 31st, 2016 (Learning Together)

Sunday, July 24th: This week we will be focusing on chapter 8 in the STORY Catechism: THE DESPERATION

The tenth chapter of the Story Catechism is focused on the desperation Adam and Eve felt to be close to their Father again:

Adam and Eve were now sinners.
As hard as they tried, Adam and Eve could not fix what was broken.
They never stopped needing God.
And God could never stop loving them.
But the story doesn’t end there.