We will not be gathering on Sunday, December 31 and encourage you to rest and be with your loved ones before the new year. We'll see you back on January 7th (at 9am and 5pm as usual) as we journey into the season of Epiphany together. Happy 2018 to you and yours!
In 2018 we are in search of two specific seminarians to serve the Bloom community, one over hospitality and one over students. Being a seminarian is largely a formational leadership development opportunity, and is open to anyone interested in exploring ministry in the Bloom community. You are not required to currently be in seminary to pursue this opportunity. To hear more about being a seminarian and these specific roles, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org - Thanks!
Please be praying for the Pentecost Season preaching team as we move through the season. The team is made up of David Blankenship (staff), Dulcy Booth (CLT), Melissa Guthrie (staff), Jared Mackey (guest), and Steven Strott (CLT).
It’s July 4th Weekend! And we’re still hosting both the morning and evening gatherings this Sunday for the folks who are in town. Hope to see you there!
Thursdays at 6:30pm starting February 16th
WHAT IS THE MARRIAGE COURSE?
The Marriage Course was developed in 1996 by Nicky and Sila Lee (authors of The Marriage Book) for couples looking for practical support to strengthen their relationship.
Over seven sessions, the course will help you to:
Understand each other’s needs
Communicate more effectively
Grow closer by learning methods to resolve conflict
Recover from the ways you may have hurt each other
Recognise how your upbringing affects your relationship
Improve relationships with parents and in-laws
Develop greater sexual intimacy
Discover each other’s "love language" and much, much more....
To learn more and register, visit bloom.church/marriagecourse.
Alpha begins on January 26th at 6:30pm
WHAT IS ALPHA?
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith, typically run over eleven weeks. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone's welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes, bars—you name it. No two Alphas look the same, but generally they have three key things in common: food, a talk and good conversation.
To learn more, RSVP and invite your friends, visit bloom.church/alpha.
Starting January 8, we will have a morning gathering at 9:30am in addition to our evening gathering at 6pm. The morning gathering will be at Grant Middle School, and the evening gathering will be at Hope Church. Until then, we will be meeting at 4pm and 6pm at Hope. On the second Sundays of November and December, we will be holding previews of the morning gathering at 9:30am at Grant Middle School. On those days, there will be no 4pm gathering at Hope. Additionally, once we start meeting regularly in the morning on January 8, the 4pm gathering will end, leaving us with a morning gathering at 9:30am and an evening gathering at 5pm.