Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Come As You Are...

As a new year begins, many people make New Year's resolutions to form new routines, break old habits, or to manage time and resources differently all in an effort to "be better." In our culture it seems that we are continually in the pull and under the weight of trying to "be better." We never measure up to the status quo, so we either wear ourselves out trying or we just give up. It can feel the same way but perhaps even greater when it comes to our spiritual life. We think - We'll never be perfect so how and why would God ever accept or love us? This four-part series, will look at the truth that God never expects us to be perfect, but in fact He tell us to come as we are. He is a God who is rest for the weary, a refuge for the shamed, near to the broken-hearted, and a home for the wonderer.

Christmas Party Recap

Sunday, December 21 The Exchange celebrated the season with a Christmas Party! The day included a photo booth, treats, games, a special Christmas message, and special activities for all ages. The party was so big we had not just one Gathering, but we also added a second to make room for more friends and family. 

Click here to watch the Christmas message.

Below are some pictures from the Christmas Party.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Christmas in the Park

It's a FREE night of Christmas FUN for the whole FAMILY! Friday, December 19 The Exchange is hosting Christmas in the Park at 6:00 at Pearl City Park on Highway 80. (In the case of rain, everything will continue in the Pearl Lower Elementary cafeteria up the hill from Pearl City Park.) The night will include the showing of the hit-movie Frozen on a giant movie screen, hot chocolate, popcorn, pictures with Santa, and giveaways...and it's all free! Grab a lawn chair or blanket and join us for a night out together with the family.

If you are interested in serving as a part of Christmas in the Park, please click here

Monday, December 1, 2014

Compassion Kits

This December The Exchange is partnering with one of our global mission partners the For All Mankind Movement. FAMM is committed to taking the hope of Jesus to thousands of men and women trapped in labor camps in the Middle East. These workers represent numerous nations where Jesus is not known, but through FAMM the message of Jesus is not only spreading throughout these camps but it is being carried back to people in unreached parts of the world. The primary tool FAMM uses is a Compassion Kit filled with self-hygiene items and other items to help meet the needs of those in the labor camps. The kits are presented at a story group where members of FAMM have the chance to teach the truth of God's Word to men and women from all over the world. 

Each kit cost $25 to pack, and The Exchange has set a goal of 75 kits this December, which would help plant at least one house church in the labor camps. You can give by credit or debit card online or give cash each Sunday at the Gathering.