We know God created us to live in relationship with others. Living God’s call together is what we are designed for. Sharing life through community is part of our design. Our vision is be a Christ-centered authentic family that is on Christ’s mission, all of this led and empowered by God-Holy Spirit through prayer. Small groups communities provide the avenue to live this out together. No matter where you are in your relationship with God or what stage of life you’re in, we encourage you to be part of a small group. TO EXPERIENCE: (UP) Encountering God together weekly. TO CONNECT: (IN) Getting to know and love each other as people share their stories in a safe place TO SERVE: (OUT) Being Christ-like to people in word and deed to the ends of the earth. TO GROW: In knowing, experiencing and understanding God and his Kingdom and his plans for us.
The idea for iFam (internationalFamily) started out of the desire of local church members that were former international students at UMASS, to care for international students and meet their needs during their time here. Our desire is to serve people from all different geographic, ethnic and religious backgrounds.
We strive to meet the practical needs of international students and scholars. by serving in whatever way we can including: * Airport Pick-ups/Drop-offs * Grocery/Supply Shopping * Game/Movie/Craft Nights * Meals with Families * Holiday Celebrations * Day Trips to the beach, local attractions, etc.
Check us out on Facebook: iFam Amherst
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to provide God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
We take part of collecting donations packing shoeboxes with supplies and gifts for children that are shipped around the world to bless children, and praying over the shoeboxes that God's message of Good News would reach them and transform them!
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Maple Ridge OCC.
Crossroads Kids Ministry
At Maple Ridge we highly value children and offer Crossroads as a wonderful place for them to share, discover and grow. Our team of volunteers provide loving care in a learning environment for children three-months through 12 years of age.
What to Expect:
Interactive Bible-based teaching and prayer
Crafts/Games/Music related to what they are learning
Developing a heart for God and world missions
Serving local senior center and missions partnerships
Check out our Crossroads Kids Music Videos!