This Week's Message
Family: Reclaiming Our Biblical Heritage of Hospitality
Family can be complicated, but being in God’s family is simple: be hospitable. What does that word mean? In the home? In the church? Do you think of a hotel? Do you think of your family? Family in God’s eyes begins with hospitality. We will be looking at reclaiming hospitality in the home and in the church. Who are we inviting to the table?
Snacks for Schools
As a church, we continue to express our appreciation for teachers & staff in the community by providing snacks and treats to area Teachers' Lounges. To date, we've provided snacks for Pleasant Lake Elementary, Hendry Park Elementary, Ryan Park Elementary & Fremont Elementary, Middle & High Schools! Your donations & participation are welcome now & throughout the school year! If there is a particular school you would like to provide for or deliver to, please call the SonLight office or email Sheila@SonLightCommunity.com. (Fruit or veggie trays, cheese & crackers, granola bars, etc.)
Life Group kickoff is this week, with this session running through November 18th. We are excited to see God move through you! If you are willing & able to host in your home, please contact the church office or email Sheila@SonLightCommunity.com.
Women's Bible Study
The Armor of God study, by Priscilla Shirer begins Wednesday, September 19th, 6:30-8pm and runs through October 31st. Workbooks are available at the Connection Center for $15.
Mom's Prayer Night
Mom’s prayer night is held on the first Monday of each month from 7-8 pm in the Worship Center. Join other women in the church as we pray for our families!
Men’s Bible Study
Men’s Bible Study "Gospel Eldership," by Robert Thune continues Sunday mornings at 8 am in the Student Center. The focus of this study is to equip servant leaders in the church & is for all men! For more information, contact Jeff Hicks, email@example.com.
Fuse Youth Group
The youth group will now be known as Fuse. We want to fuse together as a family, but also be a fuse to ignite revival in our schools, families, and community!
Join us this Sunday night, 6-8pm, for some fun & time pursuing God. We want to see God move through us as students!
Parents - we have a new drop-off and pick-up. In order to better secure the building on Sunday nights, we will be leaving the front door locked. Drop your students off on the north side of the building.
RightNowMedia - Study of the Month
RightNow Media has something for everyone, no matter what stage of life you’re in! If you would like to sign up for RightNow Media, please fill out a Connection Card with your email printed clearly, email Megan@SonLightCommunity.com, or visit
September Studies of the Month:
Adult Study: The Book of Judges by J.D. Greear
The book of Judges cracks a window into depths of the human soul. Watch a nation struggle with its identity and relationship to its God. Heroes and heroines arise, who seem to have the potential to save Israel. But in the end, each proves to be a broken savior that cannot deliver. The stories and truths within are not just archaic tales with no relevance for us today. Rather, J.D. works through each chapter unpacking the truth of God’s grace in the midst of human wickedness, and shows how only the divine can redeem the fallen.
Youth Study: Apologetics by Matt Chandler
Why does God allow suffering and tragedy? Does science disprove Christianity? Is Jesus really the only way? Why are Christians so hypocritical? Christians throughout the ages have wrestled with questions like these, and chances are, so do you. Matt Chandler provides powerful teaching from Scripture and helps teens understand why believing in God and the Bible is not only reasonable, but also essential. And that's what apologetics is all about. Knowing what you believe and why you believe it, and then being able to share with others why you think your beliefs are reasonable.
Children’s Study: 1st John - What is a Christian?
(August/September Study) With the help of some animated friends, Phil Vischer walks through the entire book of 1 John to answer the question, "What is a Christian?”
Lost & Found
Please check to see if any of your items are in the lost & found at the Connection Center. We have Bibles (some with personalized notes, but no last name), coats/jackets, hats, umbrellas… Any unclaimed items will be donated to people in need at the end of September.
If you would like to join a LifeGroup please visit SonLightCommunity.com/Connect/Adult-Ministry.
Social Media Team
We are always on the look-out for people to join our social media team. There are opportunities for creating graphics, posting on social media, video editing and more! Don't worry about experience; we are all about having fun while learning. If you like working with graphics and communicating ideas, please contact Megan Barge at Megan@SonLightCommunity.com.