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Weekly News for Sunday January 15, 2023

Stewardship SHIFT

We continue our culture-shifting vision series this Sunday as we have our souls move to a higher level, keeping pace with what God is doing in our midst.          Luke 12:13-34


THIS WEEK


Monday, January 16
9:30 am    Women's and Men's Prayer
6:30 pm Pickleball Open House

Tuesday, January 17
7:00pm  Youth Bible Study
7:00 pm  Board Meeting

Wednesday, January 18
4:00 pm  AWANA
5:40 pm  Trek & Journey
7:00 pm  Grief Share
7:30 pm  Young Adults Study

Thursday, January 19
7:00 pm  Men's Floor Hockey

Friday, January 20
7:30 pm  Youth Civilization

Saturday, January 21

Sunday, January 22
9:15 am    Worship Service
11:15 am  Worship Service


CHURCH LIFE UPDATES


The Worship Service will also be on Facebook and YouTube at 10 am thid Sunday.   For more information please visit our website or or watch for The Loop - our weekly e-newsletter. If you do not receive The Loop you can download it here from our website.  Click HERE to sign up to receive The Loop in your email weekly.

ARE YOU NEW TO SGAC? We want to help you get connected.  Fill out a connection card and stop by the Welcome Centre so we can meet you & give you a small gift to say thanks for joining us.  We hope SGAC will soon start to feel like home! 

CHILDREN’S PROGRAMMING is available for nursery to age 2. Please visit the Check In Kiosk next to the nursery to sign in your children. Regular children’s programming will return January 8 for nursery to
grade 6. 

FAITH ON FIRE - Join us tonight at 6:00 pm for a night of worshipping our King.

PB&J Open House – Monday, January 16 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. For those considering registering for one of the PB&J (Pickleball & Jesus) Growth Groups for women and want to try it out before signing up. Please bring your own racquet & gym shoes . 

KEENAGERS (Seniors 55+) January 18 at 9:30 am Come for a time of coffee, connection & prayer.  Hear about the winter study “Haggai-Building God’s Church” which starts the following week (January 25).

GRADE 5/6 COMMUNITY NIGHT - 6:30 pm on Friday, January 27.  Join us for games and getting to know one another.  For more information contact  kari.gehlert@sgac.net.

SAFETY & RISK MANAGEMENT -- At SGAC we value the safety of our children and volunteers.  Our volunteers are REQUIRED to be trained annually with our Safety & Risk Management Training.  We will host our winter training on February 4 at 9:30 am for all new volunteers and those that had their training last winter.  If you are not sure if you are due for retraining, please connect with a member of the Children's Ministry staff.  Please RSVP to Debbie by January 31 so that we can adequately prepare for you.

WINTER GROWTH GROUPS LAUNCH TODAY - Pick up a catalogue as you leave the service  or click here to view it on our website.  You can view over 15 Growth Groups including general groups for everyone as well as activity and other specific groups.  Pop by one of the tables in the foyer to pick up a lollipop, chat with facilitators and register.  You can also register online after Sunday. Most Growth Groups start the week of January 29. Plan to pop out of your shell this winter and join a Growth Group! 

DLST - Register with Pastor Coreen for “Reaching a Postmodern World” by Dr. Greg Williamson,
running January 19 - 21. Study the prevalent shift in thought and culture commonly referred to as
 Postmodernism. Come away equipped to be relevant in communicating the Gospel to a changing world. 

YOUNG ADULTS MISSION TRIP FUNDRAISER -Donate all your empty bottles and cans to the Young Adults Mission Trip. Drop off your bottles directly to the Spruce Grove Bottle Depot by putting the code AXS8 on your bags and let them know it is for the SGAC Young Adults Mission Trip.

TO FIND OUT MORE INFORMATION on these & other events check out the following:

 Website - sgac.net

 Facebook - @sprucegrovealliancechurch@sgacwomen@sgacyouth@sgackeenagersgroup, @sgackids

 Instagram - @sga.church@youngadults.sgac@sgacyouth@sgac.women

 YouTube - @sprucegrovealliancechurch

Are you in “The Loop”?  Don’t miss out on Pastor Brent’s weekly e-newsletter which comes out every Wednesday afternoon.  If you have not subscribed to SGAC’s e-newsletter, you can do that at “SGAC Downloads” on our website where you can also read this week’s edition of The Loop. 

 


Giving Update


Weekly Giving - January 2 to 8, 2023
General Fund Giving                             $26,508
Weekly Budget Required                     $23,963

Monthly Update December 2022
General Fund  Giving                           $254,649
General Fund Giving 26 wk Avg        $   26,964
Future Development Fund                  $   77,585 

Year to Date Financial Update July 1/22 to Dec 31/22
General Revenue YTD (26wks)                        $ 704,455
General Fund Expenses YTD (26 wks)            $ 522,292
Budget Required YTD                                        $ 623,038
Budget Surplus                                                   $    81,417
Global Advance Giving                                       $   67,910
Canadian Ministries Giving                                $      9,625
Future Development  Fund Giving                    $ 248,897


 

Please note the following options for giving: 

ONLINE GIVING
Whether it is a one-time gift or you would like to schedule a recurring donation, you can  give online to Spruce Grove Alliance Church.  This option allows you to give using a Visa debit card or the traditional Visa or MasterCard credit cards. 

PRE-AUTHORIZED GIVING
Pick up a pre-authorized debit agreement form from our church office or download one here. You can fill it out and then with a voided cheque - you can either scan it and email it to the office, or drop it off during regular office hours. 

INTERAC/DEBIT
During office hours, you can drop by and use the INTERAC/DEBIT machine at the Welcome Centre, then fill out your donation envelope as normal including your name, address, giving number and insert your debit receipt so we can disburse funds as directed in the Box on the counter. 

E-TRANSFER
Use E-Transfer to give at SGAC, using give@sgac.net.  Please include your offering envelope number and contact information.  In the notes section please indicate how you would like your donation designated, ie. General Fund, Canadian Ministries etc.. The money is deposited directly into the church account and does not require a security question.  (This method of giving is not to be used for registrations.) 

IN PERSON
During office hours, you can stop by the church office and drop off your donation in a sealed envelope.  Mark it Finance / Confidential 

By MAIL / CHEQUE
Mail your donation to:
Spruce Grove Alliance Church
Attn: Finance
250 Century Road
Spruce Grove, AB T7X 1W6 

Thank you for your generosity in giving to SGAC.

Questions: Please contact the church office at 780 962 4700 or by email corina.langdon@sgac.net.  You may also visit our website at www.sgac/Give


PRAYER


Please pray for...

Our Christian Workers: Dave & Jen are from Devon and work with the C&MA in a creative access nation.  They are part of SGAC’s cluster group.

Our Pastoral Team Staff Member: Pastor of Adult Ministries -  Karen Houcher. Pastor Karen is married to Dan and they have 5 children. 

Our Support Team Staff Member: Josiah Sawatzky.  

Our Elders Team Member: Rob Young. Rob is married to Camille and they have 2 children.  

MISSIONS MOMENT  -  Middle East - Pray for Katrina as she comes alongside those of the local faith engaged in practices to earn favour with those they worship.  Pray for wisdom and words from the Holy Spirit to share the gift of Jesus that is open to all who believe. 

If you would like personal prayer please join our Pastors and prayer team in the Sanctuary following the service. If you are joining us online please send your prayer request to us by clicking here. We want to pray for your needs.


FAMILY MATTERS


WE NEED YOUR OLD PHOTOS! We are preparing a weekend called “Celebrate & Anticipate” on May 6 & 7 as we celebrate our 50th  Anniversary and the Grand Opening of the Community Life Centre. We would like to display pictures from the last 50 years at SGAC in our foyer. Please send your digital photos to Reuben at rj.neufeld@telus.net or drop off your photos (name & event on the back of each photo please) placed in an envelope labeled with your name and phone number at the office before  January 31.   

 

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