New message series: On September 9, we’ll start a new message series called “Born to Run.” This series is all about our tendency to want to run away when life gets tough. On some level, we’re all running away from something or avoiding something in our lives: maybe it’s a stressful job, a broken relationship, or a messy past. And there are as many ways to escape as there are reasons to want to run away. But no matter our circumstances, our escapism actually provides no escape. Join us for this series at 10:00, 11:30, and 5:30 as we explore what’s below the surface of our escapism and chart a better path forward.
Tiny Disciples: A drop-off worship experience for kids ages 2-5 starting just before Mass begins and ending just after Mass is over. Kids get the chance to have fun and learn about God on their level while their parents get some quiet time to participate in worship. Tiny Disciples takes place weekly at 10:00am (St. Joseph) and 11:30am (St. Luke). No sign up needed; just follow signs to the Tiny Disciples Room to join us!
Kids’ Church: A worship experience for all kids in grades K-5. How does it work? Children come to Mass with their families. Then, after the opening prayer, they are invited to come forward to gather in a separate space for readings, a message, and fun activities geared to their age. Parents stay in “big church” and kids rejoin us about 30 minutes later, at the Liturgy of the Eucharist. Kids’ Church takes place weekly at 9:00am (St. Luke) and 10:00am (St. Joseph). No sign up needed, just show up!
That’s all starting this Sunday, September 9. The following Sunday, September 16, at the 10:00am and 11:30am Masses, we’ll celebrate our annual Fall Kickoff. Fall Kickoff is all about inviting friends and neighbors who don’t have a regular church home to join us at New Roads. Fall is naturally a time when people and families are open to trying something new (like coming to church) and Kickoff is a great, specific day to invite new folks to join us at New Roads. After all, our vision is to be a growing community of people growing in relationship with God and reaching out to friends and neighbors. Inviting friends and neighbors isn’t just something we do, it’s who we are!
Our goal on Kickoff Sunday is to help new folks feel welcomed and get connected. It’ll be an all-hands-on-deck effort from our fantastic hospitality teams (greeters, host ministers, info desk, etc.) and from our community as a whole. Want to be part of making it happen? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get plugged in to serving on Fall Kickoff. And be sure to grab some invite fliers at church this weekend to make inviting a friend or neighbor to Fall Kickoff even easier. Or, send them the link to our Fall Kickoff page. We look forward to seeing you soon!