Community

Alpha

Church doesn’t always feel like the safest place to voice our questions, honestly air our doubts, or genuinely explore Christian belief. But it should be. For believers wanting to deepen or better articulate their faith, and for those who are skeptical, unsure, or downright opposed … Alpha is that space. Come for free food (always food!), a short video talk, and casual discussion.

From August 28– Nov. 19, 2022, everyone in our community is being encouraged to go through Alpha together. CLICK for current group offerings and openings.

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SMALL GROUPS

We need intentional space that’s smaller than Sunday mornings to support one another in the common goal of being with Jesus, becoming like Him, and being His hands and feet to the world. That space is small groups, and they are one of our primary ways of becoming family as we carve out time in our schedules to know God, know one another, and be known.

Current Vessel small group opportunities:

Sunday morning intergenerational group, going through The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer; 10-11:30 AM (closed).

Thursday night Young Adult Small Group for those who are post-college, pre-family.

*From August 28-Nov. 19, 2022, the young adults will be pausing their normal Bible study rhythm and going through Alpha together. Contact Justin at justinrmohammed@gmail.com or Maria atkarolinabenedette@hotmail.com for Alpha or to stay up to date with other community hangouts and discipleship opportunities.

For more small group options, contact Craig, our Discipleship Pastor, at craigblocher@universitycarillon.net to find a best fit.

Prayer

It is our firm conviction and deep joy to partner with God in prayer. We believe there are things that will not happen if we do not pray (Mark 9:29). We believe God hears, responds, and speaks when we pray. We believe God longs to speak not just to us, but through us to one another, in prayer. We believe that God has called His church to be a praying people, resting in His love, pouring out our hearts, and taking up arms against the spiritual powers at be to fight for more of His love and presence in the world (Eph. 6:12).

This sermon captures much of our heart for intercessory prayer. Check it out: https://www.wellspringchurchnyc.com/teaching/message/intercessory-prayer

Current opportunities:

    • Pre-service Prayer: Sundays, 10:15-11 AM in the prayer chapel, directly across from the bathrooms.
    • All-church Prayer: Mondays, 12-12:30 PM in the prayer chapel.
    • Prayer Nights: dates for fall 2022 coming soon.
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Next Gen

EPIC – While middle and high school students are part of our worshipping community Sunday mornings, our youth ministry is consistently offering incredible opportunities for community, Bible study, prayer, leadership development, missional service, and just hanging out and having a good time! See boredonsunday.com for more information

Prodigal – College and college age students are also part of the family Sunday mornings, but Prodigal provides a space on Tuesday nights for hanging out, prayer, sharing testimonies, and diving deeper into the Vessel message from Sunday.

  • Are you out of college but have a heart for college-age students or the campus? Let us know. We’d love to see if there’s a way we can get you connected. Email Kris, our College Ministry Director, at krisholguin@universitycarillon.net.

Serve Team

There are two components to Vessel Serve Team:

  • It’s been said that “it takes a village” to raise a family. The same is true for church family. We can’t make Sunday mornings happen without the help of people in our community setting up the space, making coffee, welcoming at the doors, helping first-timers feel seen, and more.
  • We believe hospitality is God’s call to all His people in all areas of life. So we see Serve Team is an opportunity to practice this area of our discipleship on Sunday mornings, so we can grow in it outside of Sundays with neighbors, new co-workers, families, classmates, and friends.

Can you help us show hospitality on Sunday mornings? Can we help you grow in God’s calling on your life to be hospitable outside of Sunday mornings? Contact Diane Martin at dsm@cfl.rr.com for interest in joining.

Other opportunities to serve outside of hospitality are needed as well! If you are interested in serving on the worship team, in the media booth, or on the cooking / baking team, contact pastor Taylor at taylorfohr@universitycarillon.net.

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