Summit Youth has had an exciting week! We had two students and one leader get baptized on Sunday. It was wonderful seeing them profess their faith and publicly declare their love for Jesus in this way! Wednesday night at youth group, Youth Director Dawn Lewis spoke about how giving up control to God is what we need to do when the weight of the world seems to be on our shoulders. We learned about how Daniel did just that when he was faced with the enemies in the lion's den. Four students made the decision to believe in their hearts and profess with their mouths that Jesus is their Savior and that they want to follow him!
For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by openly declaring your faith that you are saved. -Romans 10:10
April 10, Wed. 6 or 7:30 PM
How God Wired You: Spiritual Gifts—Youth Edition! | Celebration Youth have you wondered what your spiritual gifts are? Join us for an evening of discovering how God wired you! We will learn what a spiritual gift is, take a spiritual gifts inventory (please bring your phone or tablet if possible), and then see how we can put our spiritual gifts into action!
Flood Relief Help
We are continuing to connect with families who have been caught in the recent Nebraska flooding. A big thanks to those who have donated items for immediate needs. We are waiting for the waters to recede so that we can plan clean up efforts in their homes. If you have a connection with a family in need of help, please contact Pastor Dawn (402-490-2542). For an immediate way to help others in our community respond to this email and you will receive information for volunteering at a local organization called Omaha Rapid Response. Heidi will send you the application forms to become eligible to help and we will schedule a group of volunteers to serve.
Celebration is collecting donations for Chris & Hanson Lake Communities | New or used items needed: Cleaning Supplies (any disinfectant, bleach, etc.), Trash Bags, Clothes (all sizes), Toys, Shoes (all sizes), Linens, Towels (cleaning and bathroom/kitchen), Kitchen wares, Dishes, Small appliances. We will be collecting these items in the Ark room to the right of the offices.
April 26 & 27, Host homes for Conference Annual Meeting
The Midwest Conference of the ECC (our denominational conference) will be having their Annual Ministry Celebration in Omaha this year April 26 & 27. People will be coming from all over our region (Colorado, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, and Nebraska). While most will stay in hotels, some delegates would be blessed to find host homes they can stay in during the meeting. If you are willing to be a host home for the meeting, please contact the church office at 402-891-7106.
Ice Melt donations
If you have any opened or unopened bags of ice melt you want to get rid of feel free to bring them to the Ministry Center. We will store it and use it next year.
April 9th, Tues. 6:30 PM, VBS Decorating
Its’ time to “herd” the volunteers in to create an African Safari at the Ministry Center for ROAR VBS 2019! All ages are welcome to come help.
April 13, Sat, Summit Youth — Random Acts of Kindness Day
We will start the day at 9:30 AM by handing out Easter Egg Hunt flyers in Celebration's surrounding neighborhoods. Next, we will have lunch together and then travel to locations around Omaha (still to be determined) to help people that could use our assistance in some way. Details are in progress and everyone is invited to join in. We plan to serve most of the day. Join us for some of the time or all day! Contact Youth Director Dawn Lewis to get the details - firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 14th, Food Bank Sunday
Every 2nd Sunday of the month bring nonperishable food items to help fill our grocery cart for the Heartland Food Bank.
April 15th, Easter Plant Orders Deadline
We will be decorating our worship space on Easter Sunday with Easter lilies, daffodils and tulips. If you would like to purchase a plant in honor or in memory of a loved one, fill out the information slip in the commons area. Cost per plant: lilies $8, tulips $10, daffodils $10. Deadline for orders is Monday 4/15.
April 17-19, Holy Week Prayer Experience
A special prayer experience centering on the seven words of Jesus from the cross will be available on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of Holy Week here at Celebration. A guided walk through the prayer stations will be offered on Friday at 6:15 pm and then again at 8:00 pm (before or after the Good Friday service). At other times, the stations will be available for you to pray and reflect (a written guide will be provided as well). If you have any questions, feel free to contact Pastor Dawn - dburnett@celebration covenant.org or Pastor Neil - email@example.com.
April 19th, City Wide Prayer Focus
As part of our commitment to the Citywide Prayer network, Celebration has agreed to pray for the Metro area on the 19th of every month. This month’s prayer focus is "The Church". During this month pray for pastors/ministry leaders as they prepare for Holy Week services. Some of them, including their support staff, are flood victims, too. For a list of scriptures and prayer points follow the link HERE.
April 19th, 7 PM, Good Friday Service
Join us for a special worship service. Scripture readings and songs will help us walk along with Jesus on his way to the cross remembering what he endured out of love for us. Nursery is available during the service. Following the service, we will have a showing of The Passion of the Christ movie at 8 PM. Childcare will not be provided. Parents are reminded that this is not a movie for children.
April 20, Sat., 10:30 AM, Celebration Easter Egg Hunt |
Calling for Candy! Celebration is preparing for our annual Egg Hunt. Seeking volunteers and donations of individually wrapped Easter candies- No chocolate please (see lighted tree in commons for suggested candy). There is a container in the commons area to receive your donations. Contact Teresa Bray with any questions and/or to volunteer - firstname.lastname@example.org
April 29, 7 PM, Breakthrough Movie, WEL Women’s event
Come out to the Village Point Theaters and watch a great movie with the Women of Extravagant love Ministry.