AWESOME YOUNG ADULTS!
Bible Study on Monday nights, 7pm at Joel & Irene McFadden's home, 411 Rennard Drive, Exton. Contact Irene if you are interested.. firstname.lastname@example.org or 484-252-4489. Friends are very welcomed!
Blessings from CMLC Young Adults!
This past month has been fantastic! On March 11th we met at Linda Homer’s house for a movie and celebration of Irene and Hannah’s birthdays which was so much fun. The movie, “Grace Card” was very inspirational. We also welcomed Morgan Stoessel from Greece, NY. She’s here on a 6 month internship! We’re so happy to have her in the group! A bunch of us also went to Cirq du Sol at Calvary Fellowship Church. It was an amazing show!
We started our study of “Crazy Love” by Francis Chan. We’re only two chapters in and God’s already using this book to unveil deep truths to me! I pray He works through this study to do the same for all of us. We meet Monday nights, 7pm at the McFadden’s house.
This upcoming month we’re looking forward to another movie night at Linda’s (tentatively set for April 20th). Also, Jon Futty’s invited us to the Christian Life Center near New London, PA at 7pm on April 21st to hear Compelled play and enjoy a time of prayer and praise. The young adults are working on bringing similar Christian concerts here to CMLC! We’ll see what God has in store! Everyone’s welcome to join us for bible study and any of our events! Hope to see you there!
Blessings from CMLC Young Adults!
The Young Adults spent January and February exploring the Books of Wisdom. Sharing favorite Psalms and Proverbs as a group, we were able to discuss their lasting, personal relevance. Our new topic for March is studying the book and lecture series, Crazy Love by Francis Chan. We are enthusiastic to explore new ways of encountering God's love and what it means for us, both at CMLC and in our daily lives. More about the book can be found on Chan's website, http://crazylovebook.com/.
One way we encountered love in February was continuing our friendship with Allyssa Walsh's class in Philadelphia. Because of new restrictions on outside visitors to Philadelphia schools, we sent Valentine's Day greetings and cupcakes. Allyssa emailed us: "The kids say thanks so much for the cupcakes! They LOVED them and were truly touched that you all had taken the time to make them, write all their names on the card, and send them in, even though you weren't able to come this time. The card is hanging up in the room now and they love it! Also, I was finally able to sit down with my principal today. She said that once you have the clearances you are welcome to come back in!!! I was very happy to hear that! While I and the students would be ecstatic if you can come, I will not be offended or upset if you decide not to go through this whole process. Again, thanks so much! In order to continue our outreach to the school, the principal requires background checks for our Young Adult volunteers. If you would be interested in supporting the cost of this process ($50 each), please contact Irene McFadden.
Coming up in March, we plan to attend Cirque du Soul: A Musical presented by Calvary Fellowship Church in Downingtown, March 14-16. The performance is at 7pm and has free admission. As always, everyone is welcome to join us! The Young Adults continue to meet weekly at the McFadden’s for Bible study and fellowship, Mondays at 7:00pm.
The Young Adults also want to say a special THANK YOU! to Pastor Weldon. Pastor, you have been so interested in us! You came to our Christmas dinner and spent time getting to know us. In addition you have recommended things to us like the Lutheran Witness Youth/ Young Adult issue. We enjoyed reading and discussing several articles from it at our most recent class.
Irene and I had the chance to take another trip to Alyssa Walsh's class where we were able to supply her class, and the rest of the 7th grade, with supplies and snacks that were much needed. During our time, we helped the kids use their moter stills and weave their own baskets followed by LOADS of candy that everyone loved. The craft was a success!
In our weekly Bible study we are continuing to read "The Essential Jesus." In this weeks' lesson, we will be half way through the book! Our next study we have decided to simply read through the books of the Bible to gain wisdom, knowledge, and grow our faith.
On Staurday, April 14th, Joel, Irene, Ron, and I took a trip down to LOVE Park to serve our friends a meanl, and share the Gospel. It is so great to see everyone who comes to volunteer despite the new ban we are facing. Needless to say, the power of God cannot be limited!
Feel free to join us for Bible study on Thursday nights at McFadden's home in Exton. Contact Irene if you are interested! If you love to serve, we'd also love to have you join us in "giving back" to the Lord all we have been given!
This past Christmas we all celebrated with a Christmas dinner at the McFaddens. Some of the young adults came home from college including Kate and Michelle Pagan, and also Hannah and Emma Boettcher. The rest of us were the regulars and that is Rebecca Knoll and boyfriend John Futty, Andy Schumm, Brittany Osteen, and myself.
Near the beginning of January, we celebrated with a birthday dinner. We had breakfast for dinner and had a discussion about how to treat the homeless with respect. Brittany Osteen and friend Teresa White went to feed the homeless in LOVE Park on 1.14.12. They would like to go in the future. Finally we started our new book The Essential Jesus. We shall look forward to reading this new book for our study. (Chris Schmidt)
This past month, the Young Adults have been super busy! On December 15th, we spent the evening ringing bells for The Salvation Army outside of ACME in Exton. Afterwards, a group of us went to see the "Muppets" in theaters, which was full of humor and musical numbers we enjoyed. Study-wise, we finished up our study of "When Christians Get it Wrong. It really gave me a different perspective on our faith and on the persona we as Christians can sometimes give off. Starting in January, we will be moving on to "The Essential Jesus." I'm really looking forward to the truths this study will unveil about our Lord and Savior! Also, the Young Adults are looking forward to working with Pastor Gale on his work in Philadelphia. It's going to be a very exciting new year! (Becca Knoll)
"We have a little update on our Young Adults Bible Study for everyone! We are continuing to read "When Christians Get it Wrong" by Adam Hamilton. For those of you who don't know, this book is about just that, when we, as Christians, get it wrong. The book takes us back to the basics and reminds us how a christian should act, that we must live what we read in the Bible. We are half way done reading and I highly recommend this book to any one who wants to grow their faith in Christ. If you have any friends who are not sure about God and the love that He has shown us through Christ, this book is a MUST read. It simply explains to the reader what it looks like to be a sincere Christian, the religion of love.
Since Christmas time is quickly approaching, our Young Adults; Andy Schumm, Becca Knoll (plus her boyfriend John) Chris Schmidt, myself; Brittany Osteen and Irene and Joel McFadden, are planning on volunteering with the Salvation Army and ringing the bells again this year. We are also eagerly looking forward to working with Pastor Joshua Gale (Philadelphia Lutheran Ministries) this winter season, in hopes of bringing food and warm joy to the homeless in our City of Brotherly Love. Even more so, we are looking forward to see how God uses us in bringing people to Christ."
"In today's media Christians are often protrayed as judgmental, hypocritical, know-it-alls. This isn't just because members of other religions want to make us look bad. It's because some Christians really do give off that impression, which leads nonbelievers to think all Christians behave that way. That is exactly why our Young Adults Bible Study has decided to study Adam Hamilton's When Christians Get It Wrong. In our study we've been learning how to be respectful of others' beliefs and lifestyles without misrepresenting our own faith in God. Instead of forcing scripture on nonbelievers against their will, showing love and acceptin them for who they are is the best way to witness. These are all the things we've learned in just the first two chapters!
Because we're young adults, we sometimes find it hard to find ways to help our in the church and community. Luckily we have Irene McFadden with us to bring different ideas to the table! Therefore, or November 3rd the Young Adults will be meeting at Christ Memorial for our Bible study so we can also help stuff bags for the upcoming Harvest Walk and Family Festival! Then, on Saturday November 5th, we will be joining the Harvest Walk and running a booth at the Family Festival!
The Young Adults are all very excited about the different things we've been learning and participating in! Thank you so much for everyone's support! We love nothing more that our Christ Memorial family!" (Andy Schumm)