09-08-19 @North Heartland: New Series "Stuck in the Middle" begins!

Good morning family and friends of North Heartland,

Seasons change. People change. Jobs change. Life changes. Sometimes, the change is welcome, sometimes it is not and sometimes it's mixed. For instance, I love this time of year when summer becomes fall but I hate that the daylight grows shorter with each passing day.

Regardless of what it is, when the transition we're experiencing is unexpected or undesired or unpleasant, it's easy to get emotionally and spiritually stuck between "what was" and "what could be."

That's why, beginning this Sunday and continuing through the first Sunday of October, I'll be speaking to you about the process of change and four specific barriers we must overcome in order to move fully into the future God has for us. I'm calling the series Stuck in the Middle because that's where we'll stay if we don't successfully negotiate these barriers. Here's the plan ...

09-08 When Everything Changes

Facing the shock of the unexpected, undesired and unpleasant.

09-15 Unfair

Making peace with the injustice of it all

09-22 Unforgiveable

Dealing with those who caused it.

09-29 Unbearable

When it’s just too hard.

10-06 Unforgettable

Letting go of the past and embracing the future.

I hope you'll make plans to join us in person or, if you're unable to do that, I hope you'll watch our livestream at 9:30 and 11 each Sunday. (Note - we are acutely aware of the sound quality issues with our broadcast and we're in the process of researching and implementing a fix. Stay tuned. Literally).

Also, this is a GREAT series to invite someone you know who is currently going through a challenging transition or maybe even still "stuck" in the middle.

Finally, please mark Wednesday evening October 2nd on your calendar. That night we'll be celebrating our 25th anniversary as a church. (Our very first service was October 2, 1994 at New Mark Middle School). We've come a long ways since then and there is still a lot to be accomplished for Jesus, His Kingdom and our community in the days ahead. More details to follow next week but I wanted you to be aware of the date now.

Hope to see you Sunday!

Rick

******* Stats from last Sunday *******

Attendance

09:30 387

11:00 293

Total 680

LiveStream IPs 30

Ministry & Operations Fund

Weekly Offering $21,958

Weekly Goal $22,692

Total from July 1 $199,820

Goal from July 1 $204,231

Over/(Under) -$4,410



Rick McGinniss