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Third City Christian Church Newsletter - September 11, 2019
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Third City Christian Church  |  4100 W. 13th Street  |  Grand Island, NE 68803
308-384-5038  |  office@thirdcityc.org  |  www.thirdcityc.org
Sunday service times: 
8:00 AM traditional; 9:00, 10:15 & 11:30 AM contemporary

Messages for September:  RISE^

"Come follow me, and I will make you fishers of people!”  Mark 1:17

This month our messaging on Sundays is centering around our church’s 3 year strategic plan that will officially kick off on October 6th (October 13th at TC-Broken Bow).  It is called RISE^ and features three core areas of our future:  RISE to Lead, to Follow and to Reach.

This Sunday September 15th, we will dive into the topic, “RISE to Lead - Developing Leaders.”  We encourage you to read the following passages in advance:

- Matthew 16:13-18
- Matthew 14:23-33
- I Peter 5:1-5
  •  September 22nd: RISE to Follow
    - Making disciples who follow for life.
  • September 29th: RISE to Reach
    - Leading others to become followers of Jesus Christ.
  • October 6th: RISE to *Commitment Day
*On this Sunday we will RISE to the occasion as a church and followers of Jesus! Our church members are encouraged to participate in the upcoming meeting of the congregation to affirm the vision of the RISE strategic initiatives as well as the church budget for 2020. This will be a vision-centered Sunday as we look ahead together to the future of Third City. We are prayerfully inviting you to RISE with us!

The proposed 2020 budget is $2,170,364.  The budget takes into consideration launching the church in Broken Bow as well as reflecting the giving trends of the congregation and the anticipation of giving from TCBB.  

Some Highlights on the Budget:
  • Every dollar we spend is proclaiming LOVE•unlimited worldwide
  • Our hard-working staff does a great job of balancing stewardship and vision
  • Over the last 2 years we have grown 21%
  • Our giving for the first 6 months of 2019 was over 1.1 million
  • Over $200,000 will go to missions
  • Represented in the budget is money to equip the RISE strategic initiatives
  • For the first time, TC will help full time staff members with some medical expenses
  • Third City prioritizes reaching the next generation! Nearly 25% of the budget goes directly to ministries directly impacting our kids and students, which we are impacting 800-900 of weekly.
Our Elders, Finance Teams and ministries are committed to not spending resources that are not available from the generosity of our people!

To review a copy of the 2020 budget, please stop at the Hub or visit with Dan Walter or the finance office. Participating in the affirmation requires that you are an active member in good standing, 18 years or older. A listing of membership and voting eligibility will be posted on the East office windows and the West Hub. 

Prayers For Kenya Team

On Monday, September 16th, our Third City team leaves for Kenya to bring several educational, medical and life skills opportunities to our partners at Missions of Hope International. Please keep the team in your daily prayers as they travel, engage with our wonderful partners, represent our church and minister in the name of Jesus!  

Third City Christian - Broken Bow

We are in the crucial last few days as we prepare to launch the Broken Bow church!  All the physical improvements in the facility are dramatic and necessary. But the real excitement will come with the people who make up the new church in Custer County!

Last Saturday, many from here  and Broken Bow wrote scriptures on the unfinished floors of the building prayed over the churches future. In the mean time, people have been working diligently to prepare for the launch.

On Sunday, soft launch activities will begin with technology testing and guest ministries training. Soft launch is for those who are specifically involved with a ministry role that will commence on the 13th of October.  

How You Can Help:

1.  Prayer For Third City Broken Bow:
  • The core group of people in Broken Bow who are excited to be a part of a new church dedicated to bringing the Good News of Jesus and Third City to their neighbors.
  • The Broken Bow and Custer County community - “God please open the doors to their hearts as they learn more about TCBB”.
  • Doren Michael and all of our staff and volunteers who are working so diligently to be ready for the launch on October 13th.
  • Our ministry and director teams who are all working very hard to juggle the opening of Broken Bow with their already demanding work this fall at Grand Island.
  • That Jesus will be honored by a new church in Custer County!

2.  Invite your friends in the vicinity to the launch service on October 13th at 10:15 AM, and consider joining them!  Send your friends to Facebook: thirdcity(brokenbow) for more information and to share the event. You can also find more information at thirdcityc.org

3. Third Thursday with Third City on the square in Broken Bow! September 19th at 5:00 - 7:00 PM. This is a great opportunity for Third City to meet Custer County! We will have a team of people on the square in Downtown Broken Bow. Last time a church served food at this they served about 200 people, so we have a great opportunity to get to know some people there! We’ll serve food, have inflatables for kids, and a few fun items to hand out with Third City information on them! The main goal of this night is to get to know area residents and their families, and personally invite them to join us on October 13th!

4. Tiling Project - In the next 10 days or so we will tile in Broken Bow. The date is still being determined, but if you would like to help, email doren@thirdcityc.org.

5. Cleaning Day - Once the construction projects are concluded, we will schedule a cleaning day.  This will be announced when we can schedule it. It will likely be the end of September or first week of October.

Groove Sunday Morning

Kids are invited to join us in Kid City every
Sunday morning at 9:00, 10:15, or 11:30!

Nursery thru Kindergarten

Week Three
Sun, Moon, and Stars (Genesis 1:14-19) 

1st thru 5th Grade

Week Three
Joseph in Jail (Genesis 40, Supporting: Genesis 29) – When life doesn’t make sense, you can trust God is with you.

Third City & You is for anyone looking to take the next step in their faith. Whether you’ve been around Third City for a couple of weeks or a couple of years, this gathering will guide you through getting connected. You'll get a sneak peek into our core values and find opportunities to get involved.

Third City & You meets on the third Sunday of each month during the 10:15 AM service in the Next Steps room. The next event is this Sunday, September 15th.

Programming for kids is provided during Third City & You. For more information contact Lora Quandt. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required.
email Lora

Financial Peace University - September 15th

What if you knew where all of your money was going each month? What if you were debt-free, investing and making wise spending decisions? With Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, you can take control of your money and start planning for your future. The class starts September 15th. Email Keanna Leanard for info.

Register Today
email Keanna

The Kenya Mission Team is collecting used eyeglasses to take to Kenya in September. If you have used eyeglass frames to donate, please take them to the box located at the Weekday entrance until this Sunday, September 15th. The lenses do NOT have to be in good condition as they will be replaced with new ones.

One of the great experiences of our church occurs at the Morning of Baptisms! Jesus was baptized by immersion. He commanded His church to go into all of the world and baptize. Your baptism is a defining moment in life when you personally say yes to Jesus and commit to following Him. If you have not been baptized by immersion, prayerfully consider joining other people taking this step on Sunday morning, October 13th. To learn more, click the button below or email Lora Quandt.
email Lora
Be Baptized

Christian Heritage Foster Stories

Spend an evening with Christian Heritage to hear real stories about foster care and how you can make a difference. Tuesday, October 1st at New Life Church, 2715 W. 39th St. in Kearney.
  • 6:15 PM - Registration & Free Dinner
  • 6:30 - 8:00 PM Foster Stories Event
Christian Heritage was supported by our Kid's Ministry offering this summer.

Connect Employment Opportunity

Applications are being accepted for Connect After School staff employment. You must be at least 16 years old, have passion for Jesus, children, & fun! Email Connect for an application request.
email Connect

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