Christmas Worship Service

Posted by: on December 19, 2014

ChristmasWorshipService2014_FinalWe are excited to welcome you to join us for a special Christmas Worship Service this coming Sunday morning, Dec. 21 at 10:00am.

Come, connect, fellowship,  and worship as we celebrate the Fourth Sunday of Advent and the coming of the Christ Child into the world.

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” ~ Isaiah 9:6 [show] For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
This text is from the ESV Bible. Visit www.esv.org to learn about the ESV.

Holiday Bazaar

Posted by: on November 5, 2014

Holiday Bazaar 2014

The Bridge Community will be hosting its 2nd Annual Holiday Bazaar to benefit the
Bridge Mission Team on Saturday, November 15th from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Cost of admission is a donation to the Bridge Food Pantry (either a non perishable food item or monetary donation). Over 20 vendors from our community with home based businesses or hand made crafts to sell.  There will also be a concession stand and gift wrapping available along with a silent auction.

Come enjoy this delightful way to kick off the holiday season!
6746 South Wilson Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

Fall-Winter Clothing Give-Away

Posted by: on September 19, 2014

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The Bridge Community Closet is please to announce that our Fall-Winter Clothing Give-Away is scheduled for Oct. 4th, 2014.  The Closet is fully stocked with Fall and Winter clothes and we are excited to again invite the families within surrounding communities of Hardin County to come and get the clothing items they need to be better prepared for the winter months ahead.

The Bridge Community Closet is a “free to the public” resource designed to help families in Hardin Co. who are in need of gently used clothing items.  All the clothing items in our Closet have been donated by community members who hope to bless others through this ministry.

Details for our Fall-Winter Give-Away:
October 4th
9:00am – 1:30pm
*Patrons may arrive early for the clothing giveaway but the doors will not open until 9:00am.
Please enter through the front doors of The Bridge Community | Church (facing South Wilson Rd.).
Light refreshments will be available as Patrons wait for their turn to shop.
Each Patron will be assigned a personal shopper who will remain with them to assist them in finding sizes, carrying clothing, etc.

Volunteers:
Calling all Bridge Family members.  We have a dedicated team of volunteers who keep the Closet going throughout the year, but to make an event of this size a success, we need lots of volunteers.  Please consider how you might be able to join the team to make this event a great success and a blessing for the families who will be able to get the clothing they need for the winter months ahead.  There will be a signup sheet at Worship the next few Sundays to let us know how you would like to help.  You can also contact The Bridge office to sign up or get more information.

May the Lord bless this event as we seek to serve our community in the name of Jesus.

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.
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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!