Third City Christian Church Newsletter - February 21, 2018
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Third City Christian Church  |  4100 W. 13th Street  |  Grand Island, NE 68803
308-384-5038  |  office@thirdcitychristian.org  |  www.thirdcitychristian.org
Sunday service times: 8:00 AM traditional; 9:30 AM & 11:00 AM contemporary

An Uncommon Finish - “I Press On”!

Philippians 3:13-14- "Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."

We are coming to the conclusion of our three year united effort as an Uncommon church to pay for our much needed construction of the Plaza, additional parking, seating in the worship center, and office spaces.  All of us who have been a part of Third City over the last three years have seen how having more space has made room for more people!  

We are praying for an UNCOMMON FINISH!  With less than 35 days until CELEBRATION SUNDAY on March 25, there is $27,216.00 remaining for us to reach our commitment goal. So if you made a commitment to Uncommon, we urge you to do everything in your power to finish well. If you are a person who was not here when Uncommon began but have been changed because of Third City, we welcome your gift to assure that we meet and exceed our goal.  
  • To give to Uncommon:  By check:  write “Uncommon” in the memo. 
  • To give electronically go to our website and the giving tab.

Again, thank you for being such an uncommon person at a truly uncommon church!  Let’s press on toward the goal and have an UNCOMMON FINISH!


I Corinthians 15:20 - "Christ has indeed been raised from the dead, the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep." 

Though Easter weekend is several weeks away, we want to give you a heads up on what to expect:  Kid's Easter EGGstravaganza - Saturday morning, March 31st at 9:00 and 11:00 AM. 

Our kid's ministry staff and volunteers will share the gospel message with hundreds of people who need to know that hope is found in Jesus. If you have friends who have kids, this is a great event to invite them to!

Celebration Services:
Saturday, March 31st - 3:00 and 5:00 PM
(Kid's programming available for nursery - 2 year olds)
Sunday, April 1st - 8:00, 9:30 and 11:00 AM
(Kid's programming available for nursery - 5th grade at 9:30 & 11 AM)

The services will focus on the hope that Jesus brings and will resemble what a new person can expect to experience every Sunday as they come to Third City.

Here is how we can make the most of the opportunity 
Begin praying about a person that you know needs Jesus and a church home. The number one reason a person attends a church for the first time is that someone invited them. People who normally don’t go to church will go on Easter IF someone invites them. Then be their host and show them the ropes!

Volunteer to serve during the weekend!  We anticipate that well over 2,000 people will attend one of the four services, so it's "all hands on deck"!

Strategic Attendance/Parking: - If at all possible, plan on attending one of the two SATURDAY services so that we can have ample room to welcome people who bring friends to Sunday services.  Then—if you can— serve on Sunday. And if you are physically able, park on the gravel and on the outer perimeter to leave premiere parking for our guests. 

2018-19 Preschool Registration
The Third City Christian Preschool Open House is Tuesday, February 27th at 6:00 PM. Registration is open to the community, and all of the forms can be found on our website or at the Kid City nursery counter in on Sunday morning. Contact Connie Mathews if you have any questions.
email Connie Mathews

Mental Health First Aid Training
Dr. Sarah Griess of Rising Hope Counseling Center will conduct Mental Health First Aid training at Third City on Saturday, March 10th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This is an 8 hour Certification Course (National Certification provided) designed for people in all fields (teachers, first-responders, police, custodians, nurses, volunteers, church leaders, administrative assistants, etc) that provides education around mental health and practical skills to provide early intervention to folks struggling in the areas of depression, anxiety, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.

Registration is FREE and is limited to 30 participants. Please e-mail Lora Quandt by Wednesday March 7th to secure your spot!
email Lora

Habitat for Humanity Build
Third City volunteers will make up the team at the Habitat for Humanity build on Saturday, March 10th. We need 10-15 people (you must be at least 16 years of age). Please contact Del Friesen if you are able to volunteer for this event.
email Del Friesen

Embrace Women's Event - March 24th
"Embracing Life as a woman of God."

The second annual Third City women's retreat is Saturday March 24 with doors opening at 8:30 AM. The cost is $25 and includes breakfast and lunch. You won't want to miss laughing, sharing and learning together! Registration is open through March 4th. Stop at the table in The Plaza for more information this Sunday. 

Weekend To Remember

Marriage is a lifelong adventure of growing together through every age and stage of life. The happiest couples are those who commit to learning skills that help them through difficult seasons so they can deal confidently with relationship challenges. Contact Nick Schonlau for more information. 

Weekend Getaways are:
  • Lincoln, NE - March 23rd - 25th
  • Omaha, NE - April 6th - 8th
WTR Registration
email Nick

The Global Leadership Summit is coming to Third City on August 9th & 10th!  All Third City members & attenders can register now for a discounted rate of $89.00.  Members of the GLS promo team will be at the HUB on Sunday to answer your questions and help you register!  
email Lora
GLS Online

Save the Date!
This Fall, we are welcoming Guest Speakers Hans & Star Molegraaf Friday and Saturday, October 26-27th. 

Hans and Star have been married for 23 years and are founders of Marriage Revolution in Houston, TX – a gospel-centered ministry to couples. 21 years ago, however, they were bitterly separated and headed for divorce. Their powerful story of redemption gives living proof that all things are possible with God.

After God resurrected their marriage, their passion for sharing God’s blueprint for marriage has exponentially grown. Since then, God has been increasingly using them in one to one ministry, small group bible studies, and leadership around marriage and family.

We hope you will join us for this impactful event. More details will be coming soon.
Watch their story on YouTube

Employment Opportunity: Receptionist

Third City Christian Church is seeking two people to work as receptionists for our weekday ministries. Candidates should - first of all - love our church and have a desire to serve the Lord by assisting our church members, ministries, and staff.

There are two part-time, Monday through Friday, positions available: 7:00 a.m. to Noon and Noon to 5:00 p.m. Please email Quinn Stryker or call her at 308-384-5038 for more information or to obtain an application.
email Quinn

Ministry Opportunities at Third City
Communion Prep - We are in need of 6 more people who are willing to help refill communion trays once a month between the 9:30 & 11:00 services. This is a great way to serve behind the scenes! If you are interested, please e-mail Lora Quandt.
email Lora
Sunday Morning Barista - Join our team of incredible baristas who are serving up your favorite drinks at City Grounds. Receive free drinks while working and a free City Grounds T-shirt.

Times-Dates: Sunday mornings 9am - 12pm
Total hours weekly: Up to 2 hours per week
Training: On the job training
Contact: Rachel Goodwin
email Rachel

City Grounds is open Monday through Friday
7:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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