SIMPLY WORSHIP – 7pm Every FIRST FRIDAY
Every First Friday of the month, Refuge hosts a unique evening of prayer and worship. What makes this event different is that the worship team is open to any SKILLED musicians or singers who would like to participate. Musicians just need to be able to read chord charts and provide enough for the band. They must be able to lead their songs and get the band to follow their lead. Singers who don’t wish to lead must be able to sing in tune. Remember this is a worship night, so we don’t want to distract people from worship and prayer. This is not an open mic, but a collaborative worship experience where the strongest desire is to see the presence of God move in powerful ways. If you are dry and in need of refreshing, please join us for worship every First Friday. You don’t need to play an instrument or even sing to be in the congregation worshipping and praying. So bring the whole family and an expectation that God will move.
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Every year The Shepherd’s Toy Shoppe gives away toys to needy and homeless children. Over the past 5 years, here’s what we’ve been able to accomplish thanks to your generosity:
2010 – 143 children received toys
2011 – 262 children received toys
2012 – 207 children received toys
2013 – 305 children received toys
2014 – 492 children received toys!!!
2015 – 720 children received toys!!!!
This year we hope to help 1000 kids, so we’ll be open an additional week for a total of 2 weeks in December. This ministry has been a huge success and is growing every year. Last year we gave each child 3-4 gifts, several stocking stuffers, stockings, hats & gloves, and the parents were allowed to pick out some household items. Our philosophy isn’t to give a kid a gift for Christmas, we want to give families a CHRISTMAS. To reach our goal this year, we’ll need tgifts. You can help by donating gifts or donating funds and we’ll go out and buy the gifts. Your donations are fully tax deductible.
Housing the Homeless
We don’t publish the dates the homeless are here, but many weeks per year, we host the homeless for 1 week at a time. During that week we provide shelter, food, and emotional/spiritual care usually for 30+ women and children. Volunteers are always needed to assist during our host week.
THE G.A.N.G. – God’s Awesome Next Generation – Wednesdays 7pm
Every Wednesday at 7pm a dynamic and fun youth group meets at the church. All middle school age kids and high school age kids are welcome.