Your Story Class: Wednesdays Jan. 24, 31 and Feb 7, 7-8:30 pm
One of the greatest tools we have to multiply the influence of Christ is to share our own faith story. This class is built to help us identify, organize and deliver your personal story. With practice and rehearsal of delivery in different situations, you will experience an increased ability to use one of the greatest tools in sharing your faith. This three-week class takes place in the Venture Guest Services room.
Saturday, Jan. 27th: Winterfest Serve Event!
Help us man the cool Venture kids obstacle course! Hand out medals! Cheer on the kids! at the Hartland Winterfest on Saturday, January 27th. Volunteer to help for an hour or two between 11am and 6pm.
Saturday, Jan. 27th: Faith That Sticks Family Workshop
Whether you are a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or foster parent, learn how you can be a powerful influence that will encourage your children’s spiritual growth. A faith that it will stick with them into adulthood and give them a living, lasting relationship with Jesus. Hear from guest speaker Matthew Deprez, a Church Engagement Specialist at the Fuller Youth Institute with 12 years of pastoral experience. Venture is ready to spark a movement that helps empowers adults to develop robust and long-term faith in kids of all ages. Randy and Eric (Venture’s children and youth ministry directors) will share about our new plans for Venture’s Family Ministry. Continental breakfast and lunch included. Cost is $10 per adult. 8:30am-1:30 pm at Venture Church (childcare is provided with no additional cost).
Saturday, Feb. 3rd @ 8 a.m.: Men’s Breakfast with Cornhole Tournament
Join us for eggs, pancakes and of course BACON, at 8am in the Venture lobby, what could be better? Why Cornhole of course! Stay for some friendly competition after the breakfast!
Feb 9th-10th: IF:Gathering
What IF we followed God with perseverance instead of insecurity? We all get tired, we all wonder if what we’re doing here matters, IF:Gathering 2018 will be the reminder—it is the celebration! We’re going to gather for the purpose of remembering why following God and making disciples matters. IF:Gathering full conference registration $20 plus minimum $1 donation to IF.
Friday, Feb. 9th: 7pm-10pm and Saturday, Feb. 10th:10 am-6pm
Feb 11th-18th: Severe Weather Center 2018 – 70+ volunteers needed!
With the weather being dangerously cold, it’s time to turn our hearts toward supporting our neighbors at the Severe Weather Network (SWN). SWN meets a critical need in our community by providing overnight shelter to our homeless neighbors during the winter months. Venture has committed to operating the center for 1 week: February 11th-18th. We are asking for approximately 70+ volunteers to serve during that week. We will build 7 teams, one for each night of the week. If you have any questions please contact Rick Gentner.
The center will be located at Chilson Hills Church (4440 Brighton Rd, Howell). All volunteers should plan on attending one of the SWN training sessions.
Feb 9-11: Middle School Winter Retreat SpringHill
Tube down a giant snow hill, see the band SING LOVE, and experience God with guest speaker Heather Flies.This year, middle school students will conquer challenges on the indoor climbing wall and within their own hearts.
Cost is $175 per student, includes transportation. Students can register at VentureOn59.com/events, at the Wednesday meeting or contact Student Ministry Director, Eric Anderson.
Feb 16-18: High School Winter Retreat SpringHill
Teens get out of their everyday routines and get the freedom to experience God in profound ways through music with THE GREAT ROMANCE and inspiring speaker BEN HARDMAN. We spend the weekend on the tubing hill, building relationships, reinforcing truth, and challenging each other to grow in our relationship with God! Cost is $175 per student, includes transportation. Students can register at VentureOn59.com/events, at the Sunday meeting or contact Student Ministry Director, Eric Anderson.
Starts Sunday, Feb. 18th from 6:30-8 p.m.: Divorce Care/Relationship Care
This 13 week class is open to any adult interested in gaining insight into divorce recovery or those contemplating divorce. Discover help, hope and experience healing. Participants can join at any point during the 13 weeks program. A $20 charge for the workbook. No need to sign up, just show up!
Location: Biggby Coffee 11325 W. Highland (M59) Rd. Hartland. For more information feel free to contact Matt Winger.
Feb 23rd @ 7:30 p.m.: Men’s Ministry Euchre Tournament
The VentureMen will be hosting a Euchre tournament at Venture Church on Friday, February 23rd at 7pm. The tournament admission is $5/person and there will be prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place participants. No need for a partner, as everyone can accumulate points individually. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
Sunday, Feb 25th: Discover Venture Class
The next Discover Venture Class is February 25th 12:30-2:30 in the Grapple Room. This class explores how we live Christianity out, and the vision, mission and core values of Venture Church. This is also the class to take if you are interested in becoming a Partner (Member) of Venture Church.