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Freedom Family Update

    Friday, February 26, 2021
 
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Last week, Russ Muse taught from Galatians 1:6-12, going in reverse from verses 12-6.  Here are some key points:

vs. 12: Paul has undergone a major transformation; it is like a former terrorist being converted to Christ.
vs. 11: the Gospel comes from the Lord, not manmade rules
vs. 10: Paul is not trying to please man. He is willing to feel persecution, which strengthens our walk with the Spirit.
vs. 9: Jews were wanting Gentiles to follow the same rules
vs. 8: Paul emphasizes the danger of changing the gospel
vs. 7: some were, either intentionally or unintentionally, disturbing and distorting the gospel
vs. 6: Paul was shocked that they were quickly deserting the One who called him.  The Gospel is a Person. Don't lose site of who Jesus is.
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What's Next in Our Galatians Series?

This Sunday, Nate Muse will continue our series and we encourage you to make use of the following complementary resources:

Passage Links
Reviewing: Galatians 1:6-12
Preparing: Galatians 1:13-24

Homework:  Read Acts 13-15

Manuscript Version:  Click here for a manuscript version of this week's passage that you can print and mark up with notes.  

#servemauldin Spring Plans
 

Our focus for our upcoming #servemauldin projects is to be a blessing to teachers, staff and students at our adopted school, Greenbrier Elementary.  You may not be surprised to learn that teachers and staff are feeling weary, and students continue to adapt to a new way of doing life and school.  To be an encouragement to them, we are offering the following opportunities:






Dough-Notes:
The week of March 15th we will be delivering individually packaged donuts with personal notes for the teachers and staff. The church will provide the donuts, but we need YOU to help provide the notes.  Notecards will be available soon (hopefully this Sunday) for you to take home to fill with personal messages, and return to the church by Sunday, March 14.






Student Easter Egg Baskets:
  With the cancellation of the Mauldin Egg Drop, We will be providing students an Easter basket of plastic eggs to take home on their holiday.  The church is providing the plastic eggs, but we need YOU to provide the small, individually wrapped candies for us to stuff the eggs with. We will collect candy starting this Sunday through March 21st. Candy must be individually wrapped (i.e. chocolate kisses, mini chocolate bars), be able to fit into plastic eggs, and contain NO NUTS. 






Virtual Career Day March 26: 
Greenbrier is looking for people villing to meet with a class virtually (using Google Meet) to talk about their career for about 20 minutes.  You can also send in a pre-recorded 5-minute video if you are unable to meet.  If interested, please
fill out this form.

Rock Form(ation)
 

We now have an online form to help you update your information in Rock if you haven't had time, or aren't comfortable, logging into your own profile.  On Wearefree.cc, click "Connect" then drop down to "Rock Data Profile Form."  Fill that out, and we will take care of updating your profile in our system.  Keeping an up-to-date profile will help us communicate with you and will make Freedom Kids check-in very easy when we transition fully to Rock.  Online attendees, you are welcome to fill out the form, too!

For those interested in doing this themselves, here are some helpful videos to show you how.
 
30-second basics demo

4-minute detailed demo


 




 
This past week, we got our texting service set up that will utilize information from Rock. Be watching for a test text soon and be sure you are on the system by updating your profile or filling out the connect form mentioned above!

Freedom Groups


We've all been missing Freedom Groups and we are ready to cautiously roll out a few opportunities in formats that respect health and safety concerns.  Click our directory for more information on these groups:

Top Golf On-Call - ongoing

Read and Study the Book of Acts

Random Refresh for Women - ongoing

Others will be announced as time goes on and leaders feel comfortable. 
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