Thursday, May 23, 2013
...celebrating every step!
What's Going On
We are currently in a series called The Story, a book about the most compelling story of all time: the story of a true God who loves His children, who established for them a way of salvation and provided a route to eternity.
· The Story is the story of the Bible.
· It is 31 chapters of Biblical text written in chronological order and covering the major characters and events from Genesis to Revelation.
· It has short transitions that connect the reader to the continuing story of how God goes to great lengths to rescue lost and hurting people.
· Since it is an abridged version, this is your opportunity to read the Bible all the way through and to see how it is ONE SEAMLESS STORY, the story of redemption, not 66 disjointed books that are too hard to understand.
· Since it is chronological, it reads like a novel.
The Story is going to last us most of 2013, 31 weeks, and we have designed it so that everyone in the church can be studying The Story together, from preschoolers to the oldest adults. Not only will we be studying The Story on Sunday mornings, but there are also family activities and small group studies.
The Bible is going to come alive for you! You’re going to see it in a brand new light!
Click here for the Personal Journal and Discussion Guide.
New Deacons - We have eight candidates who are in the last step of the process for becoming a deacon. That last step calls for the membership of Milestones to examine each candidate. Members do so by praying for the candidates. If you, the member, feel like one of the candidates is not biblically qualified to be a deacon (see 1 Timothy 3), you should discuss your concerns with the candidate. The candidate will either agree to withdraw his/her name based upon the concerns, convince the member that the concerns are unfounded, or agree to disagree. In the latter case, the current elders will intervene and make a decision. Members affirm the selection of the deacons by their silence. Please pray for the deacon candidates Freddie Blanton, Jerry Boyd, Jimmy Hartsoe, Dennis Roberts, Leigh Roberts, Alex Turner, Emily Turner, and Doug Williams.
Men’s Bible Study
What? A study from 1 Timothy 3, “Leaning into Leadership”
When? Thursday, May 30 at 6am
Where? The Stage in the Upper Campus
Cost? None. Materials will be provided.
Email Doc here to sign up to attend.
Blood Drive - On Sunday, June 2nd, the Blood Connection will be holding a Blood Drive at the Lower Campus from 8:15am to 9:45am. Please sign up for a time slot at the Information Center.
Newcomers Reception - New to Milestones? Join us for a brief reception on the first Sunday of each month. The next one is Sunday, June 2nd. You will have the opportunity to meet our staff & ask questions about our church. No need to sign up, just join us right after the service in our cafe.
Wize N Up Volunteer Training - All Wize N Up Volunteers need to attend a training session on Sunday, June 2nd from 11:30am - 12:30pm in the Worship Center in the Lower Campus. We will cover important information & have a time of prayer. Childcare will be available in both KidsPark (birth to 4) & the Rock (K5-5th). Please be sure to attend!
Missons Fundraiser - Please visit the Chick-Fil-A on Hwy 29 by the Dorman Center in Spartanburg on Tuesday, June 4th between 5-8pm and mention Milestones Church as you order. Our church's Mission Team going to Nicaragua in July is raising money to build a school in Palacaguina, Nicaragua. We will get a portion of all sales during that time!
Snack Donations for Wize N Up Needed - Snack donations would be greatly appreciated to help keep the cost down. You may drop off your snacks at the Wize N Up table in the lobby or in the Rock Room by Sunday, June 9th. Needed: individual packages of chips, pretzels, Gold Fish, Cheez Its, Oatmeal Pies, Fudge Rounds, Rice Krispie Treats, or small bottles of water (8 oz).
Surfs Up Wize N’ Up - - Monday, June 10th to Thursday, June 13th from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Sign up now for our annual Christ-centered camp for children in grades K5-5th. Stop by the table in the lobby to sign up to volunteer or to register your child. Registration forms for 4 & 5 year olds are at the Preschool Registration Desk. Cost is $5 per child which includes a T-shirt your child gets to keep! Email Mary here to sign up to volunteer or for more information.
Are you a singer or musician? Are you driven by music and feel lead to share your gift? Please sign up on your Connection Card if you are interested in auditioning with the Milestones Worship Team. Email Brandi here if you would like to sign up.
Technical Ministry - We are looking for volunteers in the technical ministry. Camera operators, computer operators, audio engineers, lighting gurus. We train you. Just looking for hearts ready to serve. Email Brandi here if you would like to sign up.
ActUp Performing Arts Camp – Monday, July 8th - Friday, July 12th from 10am to 2pm, for children who have completed 2nd – 5th grade. There will be a performance on Friday, July 12th at 7pm in The STAGE. Cost is $20 per student. Email Mary here to register.
ManUp Boys ONLY Day - Saturday, August 10th from 10am - 4pm. This event is for boys who have completed 4th – 5th grade. The focus will be on encouraging the boys to continue to grow and deepen their relationship with Christ as they mature. Topics to be covered: peer pressure from girls and boys; Godly choices in media music, movies and internet sites; priorities; expectations in Youth Ministry. Kyle Parks will be leading the teaching. There will also be Worship and game time. Cost: $5.
Graduate to The Rock - There will be a Graduation for parents and their 4 year old on Sunday, August 25th. This will give parents and their 4 year old a chance to go to the Upper Campus and tour The Rock, visit the new Kindergarten classroom, and learn about all the procedures.
Student Ministries: 6th-12th GRADERS
ReMix LIVE: meets every Wednesday night @ The STAGE in the Upper Campus.
Middle School from 6:15-7:15pm / High School from 7-8:15pm.
The Power Of One - What difference can one make? It may not seem like much...
Yet when we come together as the Body of Christ at Milestones, God makes little into much. Be a part of blessing others from the debt of gratitude you have for all God has done for you by giving one dollar accompanied by a prayer for the recipient of this week's Power of One offering.
Milestones is On The Air: Tune in to ESPN Radio, 97.1 FM or 1400 AM every Sunday from 12 noon - 1 pm. to hear our service on the radio. You'll hear a couple of the songs we sang and the sermon from a previous week (a two-week delay usually). Spread the word. This is another good introduction to Milestones for your friends and a good way for you to catch up if you missed a Sunday.