New Adult Classes
Spring is just around the corner, and we are getting in the mood by beginning the spring quarter in our adult Bible classes. Come and join us on Sun day morning for one of these two great studies:
Auditorium: Church in Exile: The Message of 1 Peter
Peter in 1 Peter writes to a church on the cusp of the brutal persecution that will likely cost Peter his own life. How is the church to survive when its members are made to feel like aliens, strangers and exiles in their own land? The church has always been a subculture that is at odds with the dominate values and system of the world. While many in church today wring their hands as the culture seems to be more hostile and antithetic toward Christian beliefs. Peter calls us to live our lives with reverent fear... as a church in exile. This class runs from March through May. Tuck is the teacher.
Family Room: The Five Love Languages
This video study series by Gary Chapman examines how we communicate with the people closest to us—our spouse, our children, our closest friends. His basic premise is that we all express and receive love in five different ways: 1) words of affirmation, 2) quality time, 3) giving/receiving gifts, 4) acts of service, and 5) physical touch. But, each of these channels do not have the same importance for each person. Bailey Frint will lead this fascinating study. Be sure to nvite your friends and neighbors... and especially your significant other.
canned food drive
All through the month of April, Denbigh will sponsor a canned food drive to benefit Menchville House, a short-term housing facility in Denbigh. Please bring as many canned goods (no soft packed food please) as you can through the month of April. There will be a collection bin in the foyer and entrance off the Family Room.
Menchville House was founded as a transitional shelter for homeless women and their children, and it has served our area in housing homeless women and children in a converted 18-unit apartment building since 2001, helping at-risk families to become healthy and independent members of our community. We help to support this good with two canned food drives each year and helping to buy Christmas gifts for the children there.
Easter (this year on April 21) is the traditional time of the year when Christians put a special emphasis on the resurrection of Christ. Yes, we see every Sunday as “the Lord’s Day” and “Resurrection Sunday,” but then we like to do special things as well. I hope you can honor someone all the time and yet have a special time for special honor, or else things like Mother’s Day and July 4 rather defeat their purposes. Easter is one of those times when we do special things that allow special emphasis on Christ and his resurrection.
Sunrise Service: We will gather at Yorktown Beach at 5:40 a.m. on Easter morning to welcome the day with a special resurrection devotional. We will gather on the beach just north of the pier and we watch the sun rise over the river... and think about the morning when the Son rose.
Breakfast: We’ll have a special fellowship breakfast together beginning at 9:30 a.m. and going until time for our 10:30 worship. This year we’ll have a couple hundred McDonalds breakfast sandwiches... because Chik-Fil-A is closed on Sundays.
Egg Hunt: After our worship time (which begins at 10:30), there will be an egg hunt for all our kids on the front yard. We need you to help us in this and bring candy filled plastic eggs for us to hide.
Come and join us for these special activities on April 21.