September 19, 2018

DIY: 5 Ways to Change Someone’s Life!

DIY: 5 Ways to Change Someone’s Life! In a world that seems so full of bad news, isn’t it amazing to know that you have the power to build a vibrant and living faith that can forever change the lives of others? Here are five things you can do yourself to make a huge difference today: Be Friends with Jesus — know Him, live like Him, and those around you will notice! Pray — have conversations with God; share your heart with Him and ask Him to bless others! Give — share your resources — time, talent and treasure — and God will do great things through you! Cultivate Faith — stretch your faith muscle, believe in miracles and watch the hope within you bring strength to others! Share Your Faith — tell your story;  talk about what Jesus has done in your life and invite your friends and family

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Irvine Feeds the World!

On September 14, 15, & 16, Shepherd’s Grove and Irvine Presbyterian Church hosted a three-day, family-friendly service event called Irvine Feeds the World to fight hunger around the globe. In partnership with Kids Around the World’s OneMeal Program, we assembled 50,000 meals to feed hungry children in South Africa. It was a blessing to see so many people from our church family and community come together to help others in a tangible way! Throughout the course of the event, we ran 10 separate shifts with an average of 40-60 volunteers per shift, which comes out to approximately 500 volunteers who gave of their time. On Friday night, students from our youth group and local high school packed 11,013 meals in just one two-hour session. It was truly a gift to see young people so eagerly helping others! Then on Sunday, our congregation put together nearly 18,000 meals after our three

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Be the First to Talk

“Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” – Hebrews 12:14 Yesterday we talked about how assuming the best about others enables us to be forgiving people who let go of offenses in our day-to-day lives. Today, I want to share with you a fifth and final thing you can do to live out forgiveness in your relationships: be the first to talk. When we are married, or when we have children, or a roommate, or even a good friend, it’s important that we are always ready, willing and able to communicate and to be the first to talk. Rather than days of awkward silence or pretending nothing ever happened only to get down the road and discover that we no longer like each other, you and I can be proactive in reaching out, re-establishing connection and

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