Ephesians 4:4-6 -- There is one body and one Spirit, and God called you to have one hope. There is one Lord, one faith, and one baptism. There is one God and Father of everything. He rules everything and is everywhere and is in everything.
DEVELOPMENT. Increasing in the wisdom and knowledge of the things of God
RELATIONSHIP. Recognizing the importance of building new friendships and strengthening old ones
ENCOURAGEMENT. Meeting the spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of our fellow “Philadelphia Folks” and being a blessing to someone inside the church in some way every day.
AUTHENTICITY. Worshipping and praising God “with all we got” just because He is, and not because of what He does
MISSION. Accomplishing the purpose for which God created and gifted us by being a blessing to someone outside the church in some way every day so that we can share with them by word or by action the Gospel
To see what kinds of ministry opportunities Philadelphia Wesleyan Church provides to help us Fulfill His Dream, please see the Fulfilling His Dream page of this website.
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So much is happening at Philadelphia. We hope you can make it by to see for yourself.
The next couple of weeks will be a whirlwind at Sawgrass.First, this Wednesday through Friday, July 12-14, is the South Coastal District of the Wesleyan Church's Annual Family Celebration and District Conference at the Sugarloaf campus of 12Stone Church in Duluth.
Then, on Sunday, July 16 our 100 Day Dash ends. Bring your whole family and a couple of guests as the winners for the contest are still to be determined. We have a lot of fun over the last 14 weeks. Several guests, some of which have made a commitment to become regular attenders. We will celebrate all the fun on Wednesday night, July 19 with a potluck supper.
Following that, from July 27 to August 6 is the 113th Annual Hortense Camp Meeting. For more information about that go to www.HortenseCamp.org.
The week that ends we will launch our new SAWGRASS STUDENT MINISTRY on Wednesday night, August 9. We will have a KICK-OFF COOKOUT for our new youth ministry probably that next weekend.
Watch this site or our Facebook page for more information.
We are entering a season where we get to do things because He is giving us the opportunity to, not because we have no other choice. So as we dream about the near future of Philadelphia, keep in mind that what God is already doing in, around, through, and at Philadelphia is just the “tip of the iceberg” for what He wants to do.
Remember, if I have your email address, I will send this to you by email. Drop me a note at PastorTim@PhiladelphiaWesleyan.org and I will put you on the email list.
Thanks and many blessings,
The ALL NEW SAWGRASS STUDENT MINISTRY begins on Wednesday Night, August 9 @ 7p.
We will have a KICK-OFF COOK OUT on Saturday, August 12 @ 6pm.
The SAWGRASS STUDENT MINISTRY is open to students from 6th grade through 12th. For this first year, we are also open to repeating 5th graders.
Parents, we have lots of neat things for your kids.
First, on Sunday Mornings we have Sunday School @ 9:45a (Come at 9:30 for donuts, coffee, juice, and chocolate milk).
Then at 11a we have Children’s Church with Mrs Beth. A Nursery is also available, and also @ 6p during our Interactive Sunday Nights Worship Service.
Then on Wednesdays @ 7p Mrs Beth puts on a fantastic Kid’s Club. And, as always, a Nursery is available for “the youngest among us”.
The Lord gave us the Season of Sawgrass as His theme for us in 2017. This comes from Galatians 6:7-10 which says, in part, And let us not be weary in well-doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not. And in Isaiah 1:19 we are told, If you are willing and obedient you will eat the good of the land. And when is the "good of the land" available to eat? In season.
So from that we believe the following for our church and community over the next year or more: The Season of Sawgrass is a period of time, coming at the right and most opportune time, for us to realize our greatest potential to experience the right, proper, and scheduled blessings of God. This Season of Sawgrass will be characterized by the noticeable Hand of God at work in, on, around, through, and for us; as individuals, as families, as a church, and as a community. God’s activity here and our activity in our community during this Season of Sawgrass will be like nothing we have ever seen before. Lives will be changed. People will come to faith in Christ. Folks will be set free. Individuals will be healed. And hope will be restored.
What a great year 2017 is already shaping up to be!!