Renewing Christmas 2017

Renewing Christmas 2017

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WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE IF JESUS MOVED INTO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD THIS CHRISTMAS? 

The power of Christmas is that Jesus became one of us and moved into the neighborhood to meet our needs. What if that’s what Christmas was all about this year?  How could you, your family and your friends move into your neighborhood, workplace or school and meet people's needs in the same way?  That’s what “Renewing Christmas :: The Neighborhood Project” is all about.

HOW WILL THIS WORK?

Think: Who do you know that’s in need right now?  Maybe they’ve lost a job or a loved one or were hit hard by the recent hurricanes. Maybe there’s health difficulties or there’s trouble at home.  Maybe they’re lonely or hurting.  

Brainstorm: What could be done to meet that need? Could you…

  • Provide food for the holidays
  • Provide Christmas gifts for the family
  • Pay for some outstanding bills
  • Provide money or supplies for repair work
  • Bring a crew to their house to fix things up 
  • Commit to spending time with them
  • Invite them to special activities with your friends and family

Invite: Who do you know that you could invite to serve these friends/coworkers/neighbors with you? Think friends, other neighbors, classmates, coworkers, extended family or members of your missional community or huddles.

There are probably others from our church who would like to help. Go to renewcommunities.com/neighborhood and give us all the info on your project by Friday, November 17th We'll share the details on Sunday morning at our gatherings and on renewcommunities.com so others can join in.

Tell the Story: We want to hear about what God’s doing in your neighborhood so we can celebrate with you! Email the results of your project to neighborhood@renewcommunities.com.

The Great Exchange | Saturday, November 11th

The Great Exchange | Saturday, November 11th

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EXPLORING HOW OUR JOURNEY TO THE CROSS OF CHRIST LEADS TO THE PROMISE OF NEW LIFE AND RELATIONAL WHOLENESS.

Saturday, November 11 from 10AM - 12:30PM

At the cross a great exchange is offered to us. Join Renew’s own, Kevin and Sondra Rush, as they lead a time of teaching, worship, powerful testimonies, times of reflection and prayer. Hear men and women share personal stories of Jesus exchanging their pain, shame, and broken ways of relating for a more whole and secure life in Him. We invite you to join us and consider the journey to wholeness God has for you. 

Renew Communities
388 W. Bagley, Berea Ohio, 44017

18+ years old

Light breakfast included. Email kezrush@gmail.com if you have questions or cost is an issue.

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Renew Leadership Gathering

Renew Leadership Gathering

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As a volunteer at Renew you are an essential leader that is shaping and developing the people God has entrusted to us. On October 21st we’ll be holding our first Leadershp Gathering from 9 - 11:30 AM. As we’ve grown as a church we know that we need to get even more serious about developing and training leaders to develop other leaders. We’re trying to make this as easy as possible for you and your family so we’ve structured the morning to only require you to be here for the times your ministry training is occurring and of course the all volunteer time at 9:55 AM. We’ve separated out the places we think there may be overlap between ministries:

9:00 - 9:50 AM: Connections & MC/Huddle Leaders
9:55 - 10:30 AM: ALL VOLUNTEERS for BIG PICTURE VISION
10: 35 - 11:25: Worship/Tech & RenewFM/Youth.

RSVP HERE

Fall Huddle Launch

Fall Huddle Launch

Do you want to hear more clearly from God on a regular basis?

Are you ready to be challenged and held accountable to the plans you create?

Do you have the time in your schedule to fully commit to this discipleship process?

If you answer yes to these questions and you want to join a Huddle, please contact Curtis Carnes at curtis@renewcommunities.com.

Alan Hirsch at Renew | September 30th

Alan Hirsch at Renew | September 30th

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Saturday, September 30th from 9AM - noon

You've probably taken an assessment that explores your gifting in the FiveFold ministry of Ephesians 4, but how do those five areas play out on a ministry team or in your congregation? Alan Hirsch's latest book 5Q explores the original and latent intelligence in the body of Christ. 

In this special BHITC MissionSmith session, you'll explore not only your individual gifting, but also the unique wiring of your team or congregation. You'll learn how to tailor ministry efforts based on the unique equipping that Jesus himself set up for your team or leaders. You and your leadership team will walk out of this session with an action plan for moving forward the way Jesus intended!

Hirsch is the founder of 100Movements, Forge Mission Training Network, and Future Travelers. Known for his innovative approach to mission, he is widely considered to be a thought-leader and key mission strategist for churches across the western world. Learn more at www.alanhirsch.org.

MissionSmith is a series of half-day gatherings designed to forge the thinking and practice of metropolitan church and ministry leaders for greater effectiveness and innovation in mission, church planting and Kingdom advancement.

Renew Communities
388 West Bagley Rd., Berea
RSVPs required

Tickets are $10.  RSVP here

Questions about Jesus | This Sunday

Questions about Jesus | This Sunday

The focus of our worship gatherings through all of 2017 is "Encountering Jesus."

Each sermon is focused on some aspect of His life, teachings or way and the invitation we all have to follow Him. This Sunday, September 3rd we'll be taking our entire "sermon" time to answer any questions that you might have about Jesus' life, teachings or even what He might say about events happening in our world today.

Click here to submit a question.

RenewFM Fall Kickoff Carnival | August 27th

RenewFM Fall Kickoff Carnival | August 27th

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Come out to Marston Farms on August 27th following the 2nd service at 1 PM for our Fall Kick-Off Carnival. 

Enjoy volleyball, bounce houses, a family photo booth, face painting and a BBQ! We’re inviting everyone at Renew to be a part of this day!  Last names that begin with A-S bring a side and T-Z bring a dessert to share!  

8740 Lewis Road
Olmsted Falls, OH 44138

Alpha at Renew

Alpha at Renew

Whether you're a new believer or you're just interested to hear how the Bible answers life's biggest questions, Alpha is a great start.

Alpha invites you and a friend to enjoy a meal, an engaging video, and a friendly small table discussion centered around the Christian faith. 

Alpha begins Tuesday, September 12th at 6:30 PM and runs for 11 weeks until November 21st at Renew Communities in Berea.

There will also be a Saturday "Day Away" midway through Alpha.  More information will be given closer to that date.

Click here to sign up to make part of a meal or help serve.

Our statement on racism and how we should respond

Our statement on racism and how we should respond

Recent events in Charlottesville have exposed again the deep rooted sin of racism in our country. Sunday morning we took a few minutes to discuss what Jesus thinks of racism, how we ought to respond individually and as a church and then we prayed together.

RENEWFM PARENTING CONFERENCE | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

RENEWFM PARENTING CONFERENCE | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

RENEWFM PARENTING CONFERENCE | SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH

Join us on September 9th from 9:00am - 2:30 PM for a Parenting Conference with Brad and Sue Baker. Brad and Sue will share insight from the parenting manual, “Parenting is Heart Work” by the National Center for Biblical Parenting. You can register on the Renew App or renewcommunities.com.  Registration fee includes all materials and lunch. Register by July 15th to get early-bird pricing.

Registration (Click here to register)

Registration ends August 26th - $25 individual / $40 couple (lunch and parent manual included)

Schedule 

Saturday, September 9th from 9:00 - 2:30 PM (registration starts at 8:30 am). Childcare will not be provided, however a mother's nursing room will be available for those who have young infants with them. Lunch and refreshments will be provided during the seminar. 

Help Chris & Bethany fund their next worship project

Help Chris & Bethany fund their next worship project

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Chris & Bethany Solyntjes (our worship pastors) are in the middle of a fundraising campaign to record their new worship project.

They are trying to raise $15,000 by July 20th. You can help them by supporting their project financially. Contributing to their project will get you special benefits along with early access to their new music. Please consider supporting them as they develop new music for our church and the rest of the Christian community. 

For more info visit there Kickstarter page here.

Worship Night | Sunday, July 9th at 6 PM

Worship Night | Sunday, July 9th at 6 PM

Join us for our a summer night of worship at 388 W Bagley. This will be a standing room only event. 

Childcare will be available for preschool and under.

 

RenewFM partners with OhioGuidestone for annual cookout

RenewFM partners with OhioGuidestone for annual cookout

Renew FM partnered with Ohio Guidestone on May 23rd to help host their annual cookout for underprivileged families in Middleburg Heights, Brookpark, Berea and other cities around Cleveland. Thanks to all who donated goods and funds, especially Bravo Wellness and the Cleveland Gladiators!

Renew Women's Breakfast | May 20th at 10 AM

Renew Women's Breakfast | May 20th at 10 AM

Join your fellow Renew women on Saturday, May 20th at 10 AM for a morning of food, conversation and meaningful teaching around the importance of vulnerability.

Perk Cup Cafe
561 W Bagley Rd, Berea

CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

Cost is $12 which includes breakfast buffet, coffee and tea. Tickets must be purchased by May 16th.

To show our continued support for the families at Laura's Home, please bring a pair of child sized flip flops.

Email bethany@renewcommunities.com with questions.

Project Day at Laura's Home | Sunday at 10 AM

Project Day at Laura's Home | Sunday at 10 AM

This Sunday, May 7th we will not have our regular gatherings at 388 W Bagley. Instead, we will be meeting at Laura’s Home Women’s Crisis Center at 10 AM for our spring, all church project day. 

Lunch will immediately follow at noon for Renew and the women and children who live at Laura's Home. 

If you have any questions please contact Curtis Carnes at curtis@renewcommunities.com.


RSVP for you and your family for the project at Laura's Home.

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Laura's Home is located at 18120 Puritas Ave, Cleveland.

 

This is how Jesus changed my life.

This is how Jesus changed my life.

As part of our Year of Encountering Jesus we want to tell real stories of how Jesus has changed the lives of people from our church.

The stories can be big or small, recent or years old, conversion, healing, direction or transformation. We just want to tell stories of how your life was changed through encountering Jesus. Fill out the form below and we'll reach out shortly.

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Easter Gatherings | 8.30 + 10 + 11.30 AM

Easter Gatherings | 8.30 + 10 + 11.30 AM

Our world is full of options.

Who to vote for, where to work, what to do or buy or think. These options all hold a promise that if one thing doesn't work out for you then maybe that next thing will. Most of us love to keep our options open just in case. 

Then Jesus comes along and says I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE which seems to leave no other option. Could that really be good news?

You and your whole family are invited to join us this Easter as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus and talk about who Jesus was, is and could be in your life, your family and in our community!

Easter Gatherings at 8.30, 10 & 11.30 AM
388 W Bagley Rd, Berea