Friday, April 27, 2012
Mosaic Wichita News & The Hunger Games
Greetings to all of our Mosaic family and friends.
I don’t know about all of you, but what a busy week, and for some of us, what a busy weekend is ahead of us.
It has been a great week for the Furches family despite Mary Jane having a molar tooth pulled on Thursday. We were blessed to go hear friend Gerry McCann from Hope Community Church perform at a local eating establishment on Tuesday night, Ben and Luigis on North Woodlawn. What a blessed time it was and we actually had a lot of fun. If ever having the chance to hear Gerry, do so, also please support this eating establishment as they are a Christian family doing a great deal of wonderful ministry in the area.
One of the things I discussed with Gerry is the possibility of doing a Bikers to Benefit the Homeless and Mosaic outreach in July. Gerry explained to me that he thought we could get at least 100 bikers to attend and so we are now planning for July the event that can bring awareness to the homeless ministries Mosaic is doing as well as hopefully raise some much needed funds. Gerry will be performing for our service and for all of you old rock n rollers out there, especially those liking some of the classic Contemporary Christian Music; you are going to have a great time. I have also had other bands and people contact me about helping out, who knows, this may end up being a most of the day event. Be in prayer about that as I am excited but it will make for a busy July as I will also be taking a vacation with my wife and children to Tennessee for the first part of July.
Mosaic is also getting ready for homeless feedings both this weekend and next weekend. We will be feeding on Saturday and Sunday after church. While the attendance has been down the last couple of weeks, we hope to pick back up again with all of those a regular part of Mosaic and those we are reaching out to, especially the homeless. We could use some help this weekend for the feeding as we will need to prepare food and serve those taking advantage of our ministry. We will be at church to get everything ready on Saturday at 11:AM, we will start feeding at noon. On Sunday we will also be giving out backpacks to the homeless at church that need them thanks to a kind donation from a local family. Next week we will have a Women’s Bible Study Group from Hope Community Church helping out and serving the meal on Saturday. We are so grateful for all of the groups that help share in this ministry. We need to remember, it is time the churches came together and supported each other out in the ministry of the Kingdom.
I also want to remind folks that we will be hosting a meeting with Mayor Brewer on Monday morning along with other advocates for the homeless from the city of Wichita. That meeting starts at 7:45 AM. We will provide refreshments and coffee for that meeting. Any help with serving for this meeting would also be greatly appreciated as we explore the possibility of Mosaic being used for additional shelter for youth. We are in the exploration phase of that at this point and are just honored to host again, city leaders and the Mayor at this meeting.
Make sure to check out the bulletin, there are various events coming up ranging from a men’s retreat to Palo Duro Canyon in Amarillo Texas in June, The Drive in Movies, a Cook-Out, Arena Football and more. We want to do things as a family in coming together; we want you to be a part of that. Also, please remember, if transportation or costs is ever an issue, let us know, we will do what we can to help folks out. We also appreciate the help from those who assist in making it possible for the homeless to participate in family and body events through your kind contributions to Mosaic.
This Sunday’s service will be quite unique as we look at lessons from the movies and books Battle Royale and The Hunger Games. Most of you are likely aware of these two movies and their success around the world right now. This will be an interesting message, with numerous videos and even a little music from various sources. I am looking forward to it and if you are a fan of either Battle Royale or The Hunger Games, you will likely enjoy and get something out off this. If you aren’t you will get something out of it for sure that will better help you understand today’s society, issues, problems and solutions.
There is also attached a letter for you to review and pray about regarding the Wichita Police Departments proposed HOT Program that has been presented at Mosaic. I encourage each person to write a letter of support of your own, but we as a body will be voting on this letter of support next week so I can get that to Officer Nathan Schwiethale who is heading up this program. We also encourage other churches, business and civic groups to support this program. If interested in having the program presented at your group, please let me know and I will provide the contact information.
That will about cover it for now, thanks for your time, and we hope to see you this Sunday at Mosaic.
Blessings to you and may God bless you in your faithfulness to His Call.
Please pray for our future, our needs, and those we are called to serve.
If you haven't please visit our web site where you can also contribute to the ministry at www.mosaicwichita.com you can also email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Lastly, we now have a way folks can contribute to Mosaic online. If interested in sharing with Mosaic online you can visit the following link and do so. Just designate what your gift is for when you donate, you can designate gifts for ‘general funds,’ ‘capitol campaign,’ or ‘homeless program.’
If the button doesn’t appear, you can give at the following link - https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=G6KQJMMUS72CA
All contributions to Mosaic are tax-deductible. If mailing contributions to Mosaic, you can send them to the following address:
216 S. Market St.
Wichita, KS 67202
Blessings to you and have a great week.
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