And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.
Dear Via Family,
God has been speaking to me through a number of sources (His Word, His Spirit, scholars, books, other pastors, meetings, prayer, etc.) about the power of what He does in a community of faith. The gospel is not first for our benefit (though we gain everything), it is first for God’s glory. His work in us as a people is to show His glory to this broken world. I will be talking to you more about this over the next few weeks.
We are coming up on the one year anniversary of our Hope Initiative. Our Hope Initiative is a two-year vision to invest in the mission of God for our city. We began this journey together as a church in January 2017 and it will continue through December 2019.
On November 12 and 19, we will conclude our worship a few minutes early. Then, we will have a 20-minute “family meeting” in each service to discuss and celebrate what God is doing regarding our Hope Initiative and communicate some of the plans going forward as we are now at the halfway point of this two year journey. I ask that you would make sure to attend both of these family meetings, since they will present different content and prayerfully consider how you might further engage with Via through our Hope Initiative.
I have had many conversations regarding the profound work that God has been doing as we have walked through our current series in Galatians, Rewiring The Heart. I would love to give each of you a chance to tell me about your journey through Galatians - it would be so encouraging for us to hear from each other. Would you please take this short survey? Your responses will be anonymous.
New? Check out Merge on Sunday night
Merge is a set of three classes (101, 201 & 301) offered on a Sunday night every other month. These classes are designed to help you merge into the life of Via Church. If you are new to Via Church, or you have been around a while and feel like you are on the outside looking in, then Merge may help you! I invite you to join me at 101 this Sunday, November 5 at 5:30pm with registration starting at 5:00pm in our Cafe. Our kids and youth programs would love to have your kids while you attend Merge.
Video Available: Third Sunday on Rest
For those who weren't able to make it, you can now watch the video from our last Third Sunday on the topic "Anxiety, Stress, Worry and Jesus".
It will be so great to worship our Father this Sunday!
It’s all about Jesus,