Did you join us Live at Five this past Saturday? Getting back into the rhythm of worshipping on Saturday at 5:00pm has been so good for many of us. It was “almost” like being back in the foyer!
Community at Mosaic is how we live out our identity and calling as the church. We do that through disciple-making small groups. Our hope and our prayer is that we would Live as ONE, live by the WORD, and live as SENT in community with each other.
Living as one is to profoundly connect with others. It’s more than just making friends. It is a diverse spiritual family living life alongside each other, reflecting a divinely intimate relationship embodied by God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Whether we are gathering for celebration or meeting with one, two, or a handful of other believers, the Word should play an important part. And we are to live with a sense of purpose and intentionality, by bringing the Good News of who He is and what He has done to those who so desperately need to hear it.
This Fall, as we launch our Disciple-Making Communities in the midst of a very confusing and discouraging time, we want to be clear and encouraging. We are asking that our groups follow CDC guidelines and consider one of these ways to connect:
• Face-to-face indoors with 10 or less people - You may need to launch a new smaller group or divide up men and women.
- Use Zoom, FaceTime, Microsoft Teams, etc.
• With your neighbors - Invite your neighbors to meet together
• With your family
- Find one other couple and include your children
However your group chooses to meet, let us know! Also, if you are launching a new group, contact the Community Team so they can provide you with the resources you need to get off to a great start.
Starts Sunday, September 20 | 4:00-6:00pm
Group will meet virtually
Discover Mosaic is a great first step into community. It is a seven-session small group experience designed for you to get to know Mosaic at Fellowship Bible Church, meet other new families, and get plugged into community.
Women's Yearlong Study
Starting Tuesday, September 8
Virtual groups | meeting days and times will vary
One option this year for Women’s studies at Mosaic is to join our yearlong study, where small groups will meet virtually once a week for eight weeks, participating in 5 studies over the course of the year. All small groups will “gather” together virtually four times per year for announcements, worship, and instructions.
Women’s Fall Study: Unexpected
Starting week of September 14
Virtual and in-person groups | meeting days and times will vary
Unexpected is a study written by Christine Caine. Life is an unpredictable journey full of twists and turns. The good news is that while we don't always know what's going to happen, we can always trust that God uses everything in our lives as an invitation to rely on Him more deeply and completely. In this study, Christine shows us how to move from a life filled with fear, control, and feeling stuck to one full of hope, faith, and trust.
Save the Family Resources page as it gets updated each week with services and resources for your family!
New Mosaic Kids Accounts on Social
Mosaic Kids is now on Facebook [@mosaicnwakids] and on Instagram [@mosaicnwa_kids]. Follow along for Mosaic Kids’ updates, encouragement for you as you parent, great resources for family discipleship, and stories of Mosaic families. Can’t wait to see you there!
Activity and Craft Packets
(2 year olds - Kindergarten)
The Mosaic KidsJr team has put together packets that go along with weekly services! Watch the kids’ service and then do the activity and crafts at any time during the week as a fun way to help you have conversations about the bible stories.
Or, Community Group Leaders - this is a great resource to use if you want to keep the kids occupied while your group watches the service together. Adults could trade off leading kids in watching Worship video and then doing activities. Tell families in your group to request a packet and bring to community group with them.
The team will be taking great care and following protocol as they put the activity packets together. If you would like a packet, complete this form by Wednesday, August 19. Packets will be available for pick-up at the preschool building on Saturday, August 29, from 9:00-11:00am.
Sunday, August 23
As our schools begin, we want to invite each of you to join us in praying for our communities. We’re going to do something unique this year: A prayer DRIVE!
We’re challenging you (and your family) to drive around your city and spend some time in prayer. What a privilege we have to pray! And what an amazing time to pray together for our schools, medical workers, government officials, churches, and neighborhoods. Download the prayer guide for prayer prompts for each location you visit.
Many of you have asked what we can do to help people around the world who are struggling because of the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Some of our Mosaic Global Workers are providing food and other aid to the people they are serving. For security reasons, we can’t highlight the specific workers and locations publicly. But you can help, here’s how:
1. Pray – that God will support, sustain and protect our workers, and open doors for the gospel through their compassionate care. To sign up for our Global Prayer list text #GOPray to 479-282-2406.
2. Give – we will be supporting the efforts of our workers through our Mosaic on Mission fund. You can help by giving to this fund. Give online or text #momission to 479-282-2406.
3. Connect – if you want to connect with a Global Worker directly to support them, contact Doug Raines. He can tell you how you can give directly to them and he can give our workers your contact information so they can add you to their communication.
Fall Studies and Groups
Merge – Premarital Series
Sundays, September 13 – November 1 | 4:30-6:30pm
The Lodge | Cost: $85 per couple
Merge is designed to provide engaged and seriously dating couples a unique opportunity to learn, seek wisdom, and receive counsel on marriage from a Biblical perspective. Each session includes large group teaching, small group table discussion, and other interactive learning opportunities.
Starts Sunday, September 20 | 4:30-6:30pm
Virtual or in-person small groups
Cost: $45 per couple
A marriage enrichment program that examines God's design for marriage and applies Biblical principles to guide couples toward growth in their relationship. Marriages in any condition can benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple.
Training Center Classes
Virtual, study-at-your-own pace classes start September 13
Virtual or in-person small groups
Cost: $5 per class
It’s back to school season! Have you thought about taking a class for yourself this fall? The Training Center will be offering several options: Align, Panorama of the Bible, Personal Bible Study, and We Believe. Classes will include pre-recorded video sessions that you can watch as you are able as well as scheduled, live Q&A session.