Exodus Sermon Series

Posted by: on August 23, 2014

Most people know that the Book of Exodus is one of the books of the Bible and many people have a general idea about the events that took place during the Exodus, but have you every really considered the significance of the Exodus event?

How would you answer the question, “What was the Exodus?”

Join us over the next four weeks (Aug. 24th-Sept. 14th) as we investigate the meaning and significance of the Exodus event in the life of Israel and its meaning in our lives as Christians in the 21st century.

Behold the Lamb of God The True Tall Tale of the Coming of Christ. Dec. 8th and 9th at 3p, Nexus Bldg. FREE!

Posted by: on November 28, 2012

We are preparing for our annual production of “Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming King.” This is a great opportunity to invite your friends to a community event where they will hear the Gospel story presented in a unique way.

“Behold the Lamb of God” is a concept concert written by singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson. A concept concert is a collection of songs that tell a complete story. (A famous example of this would be Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”)

Behold the Lamb of God tells the story of the anticipation of Christ’s coming (Advent) and His birth, while foreshadowing His life, death, and resurrection. The style of the production mixes elements of acoustic folk and bluegrass, with American rock.  We will begin the show with original songs and arrangements by Josh Brown, Robby and Tricia Payne, Rich Fyhr, and Matt and Joanna Black.  Arnold’s coffee, dessert, and hot beverages will be served during intermission.

Behold the Lamb of God Documentary

Behold the Lamb of God will be on December 8th & 9th @ 3p at The Nexus Bldg. at 6746 S. Wilson Rd.  Doors open at 2:30pm.  The concert is FREE and we are encouraging attendees to bring a non-perishable pantry item to help stock our food pantry. Excess goods will be given to Feeding America. Hope you will be able to attend with family and friends!

Behold the Lamb of God, December 10th & 11th

Posted by: on November 10, 2011

We are preparing for our annual production of “Behold the Lamb of God: The True Tall Tale of the Coming King.” This is a great opportunity to invite your friends to a community event where they will hear the Gospel story presented in a unique way.

“Behold the Lamb of God” is a concept concert written by singer/songwriter Andrew Peterson. A concept concert is a collection of songs that tell a complete story. (A famous example of this would be Pink Floyd’s “The Wall.”)

Behold the Lamb of God tells the story of the anticipation of Christ’s coming (Advent) and His birth, while foreshadowing His life, death, and resurrection. The style of the production mixes elements of acoustic folk and bluegrass, with American rock.  We will begin the show with “Songwriters in the Round,” a singer/songwriter showcase that will feature these area artists: Jared Lyndsey, Lyndsay Taylor, Josh Brown, Rachel Bauer, and Bjorn and Tara.  In true Bridge fashion, there will be coffee served.

Behold the Lamb of God Documentary

Behold the Lamb of God will be on December 10th & 11th @ 3p at Elizabethtown’s Historic State Theater.   Doors open at 2:30pm.  The cost is $5 and half of the ticket costs will go to benefit Lincoln Village Youth Development Center and enrichment programs. Hope you will be able to attend with family and friends!

Here’s a clip from a previous performance. (Dates and times on video do not apply.)

Food Supply in the Food Pantry

Posted by: on July 27, 2011

Did you know we have a food pantry at the Nexus Building?

We usually get a couple of opportunities each week to meet the needs of people who come in. Supplying food for people is one way we extend the love and grace of Jesus to our community!

As a result of this ministry opportunity, we have a recurring need for a few items. Any time you want to bring an item on the list below, we’re happy to receive the donation! So, think about these things and pick up a few extra next time you’re at the grocery. Send us an email or comment here on this blog if you have any questions.

We ask that all donations to the pantry need to be non-perishable, unexpired food items.  You can click here for a printable list of these items.

 

Protein:

  • Canned meat (ham, meat spread, beef stew, chicken, tuna, etc.)
  • Canned nuts
  • Peanut Butter
  • Macaroni & cheese
  • Dry beans

Milk Products:

  • Evaporated milk
  • Powdered milk

Fruits and Vegetables

  • Canned fruits
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned juices
  • Canned soup
  • Canned spaghetti sauce
  • Dried fruit (raisins, apricots, prunes)

Breads and Cereals

  • Pasta
  • Cake mixes
  • Muffin mix
  • Cornbread mix
  • Cry cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Rice
  • Rice cakes

Other Needed Items

  • Coffee
  • Baby products (diapers, wipes, powder, lotion)
  • Household supplies (dish soap, laundry detergent, cleaning supplies)
  • Paper products (toilet paper, paper towels, facial tissue, napkins)
  • Health & beauty (toothpaste & brushes, shampoo, bar soap)

If you’d like to print out this list to post at your work-place, give to friends, or in your neighborhood please click this link for a PDF download: Bridge Community Food Pantry Items List.

 

Back to School Block Party

Posted by: on June 27, 2011

We’re throwing a party for the community on the last Friday night of Summer!

The Bridge Community Outreach Event Back to School Block Party

On July 29th, we invite all students — from pre-schoolers to seniors in high school — to enjoy the fun.  Free inflatables, games, and food!  We’ll be giving away free school supplies to the first 300 students who register.  In addition, there will be drawings throughout the night for backpacks, gift cards, and other special prizes.

You’ll be hearing much more about it as the day draws closer; but for now, we want to give everyone an opportunity to help out and prepare for the event.

Contact the planning team if you want to jump in and help with the organizing and behind-the-scenes prep work.

Want to make a donation?  Here are the supplies we’ll be collecting:

Must Haves:

Crayons, #2 pencils, glue sticks, erasers, notebook paper, rulers, and scissors

Backpacks:

We hope to give away 100 new backpacks

Gift Cards:

Old Navy, Target, Wal-Mart … we’re thinking new clothes for back-to-school!

Grand Prizes:

We hope to have a couple of new bikes, maybe a Wii or XBox, who knows …!!

If you want to donate toward any of these, please bring your items to our Sunday morning worship gatherings in July or email us to arrange a time for dropping them off at the Nexus Building.

A Challenge to Prayer

Posted by: on June 25, 2011
from Nathan Fish

Hey church family, we’ve been praying for a long time in our Tuesday morning prayer time that folks within our worshipping community would gather together in prayer. Scripture tells us this is a critical component of our collective connectedness with God:

“Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth will be[e] bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. “Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Matthew 18:18-20 [show] Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven. Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I among them." (ESV)
This text is from the ESV Bible. Visit www.esv.org to learn about the ESV.
)

From personal experience, I believe praying together also helps us to grow spiritually. I don’t think God wants any of us to miss the blessing of doing this. My challenge to each of you is twofold:

  • Find 1 or 2 people to pray with and set a time/place to meet regularly. Make it a part of your planned schedule. You’re very much welcome to join us on Tuesdays at 7:15am at Nexus (we meet most weeks).
  • Pray for our leadership – they need our support in this way and will be encouraged to know we are lifting them up. Pray for God’s blessing upon Wayne, Mike, Matt, Robby, and their families, and let them know you are praying for them. Lift up other leaders and potential leaders in our church, as well as missionaries and ministry workers that you know.  Here is a link to a guide I like to use as I pray for them daily.

I am excited about what God will do through our simple act of talking with him!

Blessings,
Nathan

Help for Spouses of Fallen Soldiers in the 3/1 Brigade

Posted by: on April 26, 2011

I’m posting to let you know about a need and an opportunity to serve. Please take a minute and read the letter I received from Janna, a military spouse in our community who works with Operation Faithful Support on Fort Knox.

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Hello everyone,

I am apart of a volunteer group called Operation Faithful Support. This is a program that supports the spouses of deployed soldiers which, as most of you know, is currently the 3/1 Brigade. I went through this program personally when my husband was deployed and I can tell you it made a huge difference to me! It is a faith-based relational program that meets every third Sunday to talk about issues that come with the deployment process. Our goal is to show God’s love to these families and help keep their marriages strong.

Recently, there have been multiple casualties in 3/1. As you might imagine, this has severely affected many of the spouses. As a result, they have asked us to set up a crisis session for them to better deal with these losses.

Unfortunately, the church that we usually meet in is not available at this time. I am asking if The Bridge Community would be willing to provide a place to meet, as well as volunteers for childcare for this crisis session.

Would you be willing to help us? We will need several people to care for the children and provide a welcoming, loving presence. It is this coming Sunday, May 1, from 3:30 to 6:00pm.

Your sister in Christ,
Janna Servideo

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If you can help this Sunday, please send an email now!

Getting to Know The Bridge Community: Global Missions

Posted by: on March 11, 2011

This is Part 5 of a series of blog posts, “Getting to Know The Bridge.”  In this post, we want to share our value of global mission work and how we help fund the effort.  To read all posts in this series, click here.

As part of our understanding of the biblical functions of “church,” we are committed to an Outward Focus Globally.  In the past, we expressed this commitment through a partnership and multiple visits with a church in Panama.  Currently, we express this commitment through hosting missionaries at various times throughout the year and through contributing to the Great Commission Fund.

The denomination we’re a part of — The Christian & Missionary Alliance — has a great heritage of global missionary work.  The C&MA has developed a reputation for its evangelistic efforts as well as it’s humanitarian efforts through Compassion and Mercy Associates (aka, CAMA Services).  All workers in traditional missionary work as well as relief workers with CAMA are financed through the Great Commission Fund (GCF).  Workers are not required to raise their own support.

So, the funds we contribute are critical.  A percentage of all offerings to The Bridge Community go to the GCF.

You can read all about the GCF here.  But here are some of the reasons we support this fund:

  • Every four minutes, someone prays to receive Christ through the worldwide outreach of Alliance ministries
  • Every hour, three patients, many of them ravaged by AIDS, receive physical and spiritual care through C&MA medical work
  • Every day via 43 radio broadcasts, people who have had no gospel witness hear the good news
  • Every week, nearly 3,000 new believers are baptized
  • Every year, nearly 10,000 students are trained and equipped for ministry through 125 overseas Alliance theological schools

The GCF supports the most significant “cause” in human history.  It directly supports the completion of Jesus’ great commission in Matthew 28:18-20 [show] And Jesus came and said to them, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age." (ESV)
This text is from the ESV Bible. Visit www.esv.org to learn about the ESV.
.  And it also does it in a way that is somewhat unique among world mission sending agencies.  Here are some of the reasons we’re glad to partner with this unique approach:

  • It frees up missionaries and international workers to concentrate on their ministries instead of on raising funds
  • It places missionaries and international workers in their countries of service quickly
  • It develops a stronger team spirit among missionaries and international workers on the field
  • It insures that well-qualified missionaries and international workers (not just good fundraisers) are sent to the mission field

If you have any questions about our support of the GCF or any other question about how we spend money, send us an email.  We’re always open to share “the books!”

What do you think about this way of supporting missions work?  Do you see advantages for the missionaries and the ministries in foreign lands?  Would you like to meet a missionary from a particular country or region?  If so, where?!

 

Missionaries Visiting This Weekend

Posted by: on March 1, 2011

This weekend, we’ll have missionaries visiting with us.  They will be speaking to our community and the people of Open House.  In addition, there will be a couple of opportunities to meet them and interact in an informal, casual setting.

Argentina FlagErin Sabol is a missionary to Argentina and she’ll be here Friday night through Saturday.  Friday evening at 7:00, we’ll be hosting her for dessert and coffee at the Nexus Building cafe.  Everyone is invited to come hang out and hear from Erin about her calling and life in Argentina.  There will be a Q & A afterward.

Russia FlagDon Plummer is a missionary to Russia and he’ll be here Sunday.  Sunday morning, we’ll hear briefly from him about his work, and Sunday night he’ll be speaking at the Ramsey Home Community Group.  Get directions here.

Both are serving with the Christian & Missionary Alliance and are supported by the Great Commission Fund.  A percentage of our budget every year goes to this fund.

We hope you’ll come to meet these two people and hear about their calling and mission!

Prayer Breakfast and Work-Day This Saturday

Posted by: on March 1, 2011

This Saturday morning, we’ll have a time of prayer over donuts, bagels, and coffee.  Everyone is invited as we’ll pray for the needs of our community and our neighbors in Elizabethtown, Radcliff, Fort Knox, Vine Grove, and Rineyville!

Then, for anyone who can stick around for a couple of hours, we’ve got a list of renovation and maintenance projects.  Check out the list below and please know that you’ll be a big help, no matter your skill-level!

Here are all the things we know of that need attention this month.  Some of them we’ll get to as a group on Saturday.  Others will need to be addressed by volunteers throughout the month (if you can’t be there Saturday but would like to help with some of these issues, send us an email).

Projects for Workday, March 6:

  • Fill trench with gravel
  • Finish partitions in women’s bathroom handicap stall
  • Grout tile in back hallway
  • Finish wood and trim in back hallway
  • Cove base around back door in back hallway
  • Install trim around all doors to the multi-purpose room
  • Install dimmers on light switches in multi-purpose room
  • Mount TV and a/v shelf in preschool classroom
  • Replace brass hinges on all interior doors

Maintenance issues for the month of March:

  • 3 roof leeks on south side
  • Sink leaking in front cafe
  • Install j-channel trim around new glass door