Some exciting and sad news regarding Matt Bleckley, our middle school director.
Matt Bleckley, who has served as our middle school director for the last four years is moving on. With the completion of his ordination and continued growth in his professional skills along with his growing conviction and call, Matt will be leaving us and pursuing a call as the Associate Pastor for the Next Generation at Simi Valley Covenant Church. As a staff and Leadership Team we are so excited for the affirmation of call and for this next step, as well as sad to have our dear friend and colleague move on. There will be several opportunities to celebrate Matt and his ministry here. Please feel free to express your love and appreciation of him when you see him. Please click on the link to read Matt's letter to our parents and church.
Parent And Volunteer Meeting- THIS Sunday At 9:00 OR 10:45am
We would like all parents and volunteers attend either the 9am or 10:45am session of our annual meeting.
CPR Training is offered at 1pm for $30 per person. Lunch will be provided after the first service for those attending CPR training. Please email Stacie if you are interested in CPR training!
Marin Adventure Sports - Angel Island Hike, THIS Saturday
Join Marin Adventure Sports this Saturday 9/17 on Angel Island for a 5.1 mile loop hike. We will catch the 10 am Angel Island Tiburon Ferry from the Tiburon terminal and return on the 3:20 pm ferry. Check out the ferry website for general info and fares. Plan on arriving at the Tiburon Terminal by 9:30 so you don’t get left behind and don’t forget to pack a lunch as the lines at the Angel Island Café can be long. Click this link for more info on the hike. E-mail Joe & Gail Locati with questions. Hope to see you there.
Hamilton School Teacher's Lunch- September 21
"Welcome Aboard - Planes, Trains & Automobiles" will be the theme for our first Hamilton Luncheon on Wednesday Sept 21. You can sign up by clicking this link or signing up at the table in the lobby in between services. Use your imagination - the teachers love our home cooked items made with love! Items may be dropped off in the kitchen at church one week prior to the luncheon or at the school before 11:00. You can even stay if you like - the more the merrier - come help be the hands and feet right here in your own community! If you have any questions - please stop by the table between services, e-mail Leslie Crabbs call her: 757-576-2444 (cell).
Screenagers - October 2, 4:00-6:00pm
Marin Covenant is committed to walking with parents through the trials and joys of adolescence. Please join us for a showing of the film SCREENAGERS.
This film probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles, over social media, video games, academics and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from authors and brain scientists solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.
Check out the SCREENAGERS website for more information.
Fall All-American BBQ - October 9
Bring your friends, family to this fall classic All-American church BBQ. Please invite your friends, neighbors to enjoy an afternoon in the sun. This is your time to get to know the people you go to church with as well as new folks that have join our church family. Lets do Life. Together. See you there!
Marin Adventure Sports Camping Trip
Let’s Go Camping! -Space is limited so sign up now! Join Marin Adventure Sports and Bayside Adventure Sports for a “Joint Adventure” Camping Trip in Santa Cruz at New Brighton Beach State Park Oct 21st – 23rd. This is a great trip for everyone; families, singles, and friends. Enjoy all that Bayside’s awesome ministry has to offer including paddleboards, kayaks, surfing lessons, group campfires, daily devotions, and much more. Get all the details and register by clicking HERE. Be sure to choose the Oct 21st – 23rd trip. The Bayside Adventure Sports Membership is not required; just click on “Marin Adventure Sports Member” in the Bayside Adventure Sports Member drop down box and click on “Marin Adventure Sports” in the How Did You Hear About This Event drop down box. Email Joe Locati with any questions. Hope to see you there.
Places For Connection And Growth Beginning This Fall
We believe that you grow best in your walk with God when you are connected to smaller group. We have many Spiritual Formation opportunities for you to get connected and grow together with others, from Home Groups to Women's groups to Men's groups to Recovery groups. You can CLICK HERE to go to our website and browse groups. Information is being added and updated daily. Or scroll through the list below.
PROPEL - 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm, Fall kickoff, Tuesday September 27
Propel Chapters gather together to study the Propel Conversation Series (DVD & workbook) featuring Christine Caine and other popular Christian women leaders — to discover our passions, walk more confidently in our purpose and fulfill our greatest potential. Email Gina with any questions.
IF: Tables - New tables starting this Fall
IF: Tables are monthly dinner groups that feature 6 women, 4 questions, 2 hours. Friendship around essential questions of faith like: IF God is real… THEN what? For more information or to get connected to a table, email Linda.
Spiritual Formation Groups - Various midweek small groups offered in homes
If you are looking for a small group, or want more information, fill out an online Spiritual Formation Group Inquiry form, and we’ll be in touch.
Sunday Formation Class
Meets weekly at 10:45 in the Point Reyes Room: The study will return to Genesis and Science on Sep 25th.
Crown Financial Study - New 11 Week Course starting soon
Crown is the premiere biblically based source for helping people to steward, first their finances, and then all areas of their life. Come and discover Gods way of handling money. Be set free to earn, give, save and invest in new ways and with greater understanding and wisdom. To get connected to the next course, please email Edie.
Celebrate Recovery - Tuesdays 6:30 PM Dinner, 7:00 – 8:00 Meeting 8:45 Open Share Groups
Celebrate Recovery Marin is a county wide Christ Centered 12-Step ministry that provides people with the resources and relationships to help recover from life’s hurts, habits, and hang-ups. The purpose of Celebrate Recovery is to celebrate God’s healing power in our lives through the Eight Recovery Principles found in the Beatitudes and Christ-Centered Twelve Steps. For more info click here.
Solutions Course - Wednesdays 7 PM
We’ll be doing a 6-week study on "Why Work Matters”. Work is where we spend more than one-third of our lives. Too often people are not fulfilled with their work and don’t know what to do about it. Career Consultant Judson Walsh Co-leading Study. Please click here for information on the course and to register.
Sunday School Class for Parents with Kids in Children's Ministry
Do you have a child in Children's ministry? Are you looking for a place to connect? Then this is the place for you! On Sunday mornings at 9:15 we will be meeting in the RNPI building across the courtyard from the church for fellowship and discussion around tables. And how great that child care is provided. :)
Men’s Study - Mondays 7-8:30 PM
Guys, are you connected? Come be with us on Monday nights! We are starting with a BBQ offsite on Sept. 12. Then meeting weekly in the Point Reyes Room starting Sept. 19. To RSVP click here.
Girls With Swords: Evening Women's Bible Study - 2nd and 4th Mondays at 7:00pm
There is so much joy and transforming power that comes from digging into God's word together. Please join us as we grow in our walks with God and deepen our friendships with each other. You may click here to register.
Daughters of the King: A Weekly Sisterhood & Study Group - Tuesdays at 7:00pm
We’ve created a unique format where you can gather with your Sisters once a month, twice a month or every week, Join us for deep conversations and authentically seeking God together. Discover all the details and information on the current study here or click here to register.
MOPS: Mothers Of Pre-Schoolers - 2nd and 4th Tuesdays at 9:15am
MOPS is a twice a month gathering for moms who have pre-schoolers. It provides an excellent chance for moms to get out of the house, have their children cared for as moms gather for food, laughter, and encouragement. For more info, email MarinMOPsgroup@gmail.com.
Marin Morning Women's Bible Study - Thursdays at 9:30am
This weekly Thursday morning gathering of women is committed to the richness of studying the Word of God together. The fall session begins Sept. 15, 9:30AM. For more information visit the Marin Covenant Website or click here to register.
Save The Date
- Spring Mexico Mission Trip - April 9-15, 2017