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Movie On The Lawn Volunteers

Movie On The Lawn Volunteers

Tis the season for Movie on the Lawn, once again. LifePoint has been well known for our annual event where children come and build their own cardboard cars, decorate them, then kick back and enjoy a fun movie while reclining in their fully licensed and registered sweet, new ride. This year they will be watching A Bug’s Life. To pull this off we need everyone to come together to put on this glorious night at the drive-in. We need assembly line workers for the automobiles, paint shop artists, MVD workers (preferably ones that can pull off the Roz impersonation from Monsters Inc. or the Sloth from Zootopia…not necessary but can be a lot of fun!!!), inspectors, set-up & tear down, security, and much more. We generally have up to 200 kids parked in front of the big screen enjoying family, friends, and a good time. We will have a petting zoo and hayrides to start off our night. Festivities start off at 5:30 on Friday, November 12. Be sure to sign up on the LP App and be a part of this fun evening that brings such joy to kids and their families within our community. Pastor Mike

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Maintenance Made Wholly

What is your reaction when your vehicle needs major maintenance? New brakes, tires, battery, belts, you name it and your mechanic has probably put it on the list. I believe I am accurate in saying your first thought is cost and your first feelings are probably frustration and annoyance. It takes a while to get to the place where you realize maintaining your vehicle will ultimately keep you and others safe on the road and your car lasting a long time. At some point you even start to debate whether or not it’s worth it…should I pay for this repair or just send it to the junkyard? Honestly, who cares, it’s a car (I apologize to all you car people I just offended). What is your reaction when close relationships in your life need maintenance? You have been lied to, talked about, rejected, cut off, used, you name it and it has happened to you. Maybe I’m accurate in saying your first thought is why and your first feelings are hurt and pain. At first, you ponder whether or not it’s worth it, to keep this relationship. At some point though, you realize that maintaining and repairing these relationships will produce long-lasting and healthy bonds that ultimately will honor and glorify God. Honestly, who cares, well Jesus does and He cares about it deeply. I hope you join us this Sunday as we take a look at relationship maintenance. Blessings, Pastor Blake

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Great way to love our community - PLEASE sign up!

Great way to love our community – PLEASE sign up!

Blood supplies are especially low in our area this summer so LifePoint is partnering with Vitalant for a Blood Drive. Giving Blood Is Safe. Healthy Donors Needed. What’s not safe? Not having enough blood. If you’re healthy and eligible, we need your help today to keep the blood supply strong for patients undergoing surgery and cancer treatment, giving birth, or suffering traumatic injuries. With your generous blood donations, Vitalant supplies Banner Ironwood, Banner Casa Grande, Phoenix VA, and over 60 Arizona hospitals. Sign up online at [donors.vitalant.org]donors.vitalant.org, select “Use Sponsor Code” and enter: LifePointAZ. You can also call 1-877-25-Vital (1-877-255-4825) to reserve donation time or ask donor eligibility questions. WHERE LifePoint Church Lobby 28479 N Main Street San Tan Valley, AZ 85143 WHEN Monday, October 18, 3-7pm Donors are required to wear their own cloth-based face-covering…bandana or mask. If you do not have one, we will provide one for you! 16/17-year-old donors can download the consent form here: Consent Form Thank you for your dedication to helping patients who need donated blood to survive, heal and recover. If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Vitalant at 1-877-255-4825. Jim Bentley Minister, Pastoral Care

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Worth the Wait

Worth the Wait

So what can I say? At the beautiful age of 64, I found myself going on my first ever mission trip. It had long been a desire of my heart and now it was coming true. I found myself with a wonderful group of brothers and sisters; a family of like-minded people willing to be the hands and feet of Jesus. God did not disappoint. From the moment we gathered together to leave for our mission, I felt the Holy Spirit drawing us together with one heart and purpose; He was with us the whole way. Each day was a joy as we gathered together for a time of worship, the word, and communion. At the end of each day, we had a time to share our hearts. It was a perfect time of reflecting on all the Lord had done. The days were long and the roads bumpy but His presence was ever near. I felt such an honor and privilege as we work together as a team with My360Project, Dorothy’s Place (Fresh Start Women’s Shelter) and Hope Women’s Shelter. It was so refreshing to see people working together in the spirit of love and nothing else mattered. We moved throughout each day with joy and excitement. Our first service project was Dorothy’s; we broke out into small groups, each taking on the job of painting a mural, making cookies, washing babies, playing with toddlers, and even some minor construction. Then we had a beautiful meal from Dorothy’s restaurant, and she shared her heart and dreams about the making of Fresh Start and where she wants to go with it next. That was just the beginning, we went to a migrant community where we played games, sang songs, broke up a pinata, and served hot dogs and chips. There...

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Church layout update

Church layout update

The front doors of the church have moved down towards the east side of the building. Our main entrance focal point will be the east side of the building. We ask that you park on the east side parking lot. The entrance to the facility will be the east entrance and the exit will be closest to the fire station. This will take a while to get used to and we have signage on order that will help with the flow of traffic so please be patient during this change. We also now have new handicap spots on the east side parking lot to accommodate this change.

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Manes & Miracles

Manes & Miracles

Hello, church family! Since returning from the Philippines, God has shown me ways that I can volunteer my time in the community. One of those ways is by being a “side-walker” during equine therapy sessions at Manes & Miracles here in San Tan Valley! I get to witness the smiles, laughter, and progress made by children who have a variety of life challenges. Manes & Miracles is a non-profit organization that depends on the volunteer and financial support of many. On September 25th, they are presenting a charity concert/silent auction, “Music & Miracles”, featuring Evie Clair (a former America’s Got Talent finalist) and hosted by Fox 10’s Cory McCloskey!Also, on October 9th, Manes & Miracles will be holding its Volunteer Orientation training on their campus. Here is a quote from the founders: “If you love helping people or love horses (or…if you love both), then Manes & Miracles would love to have YOU as a volunteer!” Please click the link for all the details on how to get your tickets to the concert and how to sign up for the orientation. Who knows… you may fall in love! God bless you as you serve our community! https://manesandmiraclesaz.org Trish Van Alstyne

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Marriage Night 2021

Marriage Night 2021

Marriage Night 2021 is here! This will be LifePoint’s 3rd year hosting this incredible simulcast through Right Now Media. Healthy marriages do not happen by accident. They require work and dedication, but with the busyness of life and the pressures of culture it is easy to lose focus. What is marriage supposed to look like when the initial bursts of excitement give way to everyday troubles and routines? Marriage Night is an opportunity to get practical answers to this question. Laugh and learn with your spouse as you hear from marriage experts and discover how to honor God in your marriage. It’s time to invest in this relationship God cares so much about. $20 per couple. Dessert and coffee will be provided along with childcare for ages birth to 12. To sign up head to the LifePointAZ app or go to https://events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/5246. Pastor Blake Wilsford

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LifePoint Lodge Re-Cap

LifePoint Lodge Re-Cap

This past Sunday afternoon (9/12) was our very first LifePoint Lodge meeting. We had 38 boys show up ready to have fun. They learned how to cook pancakes, how to wash their hands, and how to open doors for others. We also had a great time arm-wrestling each other and engaged in a tug-of-war on the grass. Most importantly, boys learned what it means to be a man after God’s own heart! Currently, we are in an adventure series called “The Wisdom of A King” as we continue to learn about Bible heroes such as King David and others. We have exciting activities planned for the next 12 weeks, including some special visitors such Rural Metro Fire Department. Over the next few months, Lodge boys will learn about basic hand tools, changing bike tires, preparing a basic meal, and other hands-on activities. Each meeting, the boys will participate in Bible devotions with the emphasis on the practical application of God’s Word to their lives. The heart of LifePoint Lodge is to grow and strengthen the faith of the boys in our church. Our desire is to see these boys rooted firmly like trees planted by deep waters; living out their faith in all areas of their lives. Last but not least, thank you to the men who volunteer their time and service at LifePoint Lodge. We are excited to see the great things the Lord will do in our lives.   Luke Jones Elder

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Mexico Mission Update

Mexico Mission Update

On Wednesday, Sept. 15th, a team of 12 LifePoint members will head to Vicente Guerrero, BC, Mexico to pass out My360 Shoes, and spread the good news of Jesus! They are excited to embark on this new journey. Several have never been on a mission trip before and several are excited to return to somewhere they have fallen in love with. We are asking that you join us each day in prayer. If you would be so kind as to copy and save this list to reference later, we would appreciate it. We cannot post the prayers independently while in the country, so we want to post them now. The dates next to the specific prayer we are asking for that day. There are 15 different prayers. We want to be covered before, during, and after traveling. Thank you, again, for joining us on this! 9/7/21, Praise God that all finances came in so quickly. We were already on a short time frame, but the Holy Spirit moved, and people gave abundantly. When we give him our Yes, he faithfully provides a way. Praise his name! Thank you for providing a way for us to serve. 9/8/21, Pray the rest of the team members, coming from Alaska, are wrapping up their final plans, finished getting their funds in order, and are preparing their hearts. 9/9/21, Pray for protection over everyone on the team, as well as all the families. Pray against any attacks that would hinder someone from attending the trip. 9/10/21, Pray for everyone’s health as we prepare to travel. We want only healthy bodies and minds to travel in just a few days’ time. 9/11/21, Pray for My360Project. We are thankful for the avenue to go and serve so we pray for blessings over this agency as they continue to...

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LifeCare Ministry

LifeCare Ministry

As many of you know LifePoint has a ministry that was created by myself and David Noel 2+ years ago, LifeCare. David and I both saw a need to help the single moms, elderly, and financially hurting members of the community by taking care of simple needs around their homes. This ranges from simple handyman items to yard clean-up. Currently, we have community service days on the 2nd Saturday of each month, following the Mens’ breakfast. In the last 2 years, Life Care has been able to complete over 100 projects! This was only possible to the amazing group of volunteers.  When David and I started planning out what Life Care was going to look like I was given a vision.  In this vision, I was Driving through Copper Basin pulling an enclosed trailer that was wrapped in the Life Point and Life Care logos. In this vision, we were stopping at houses and seeing if there was anything that we could help them with. In October of 2020, God showed Myself and David that Life Care needs be more visible in the community.  On the first of October, I started full-time here at Life Point. A large part of my position is to make the vision I had 2 years ago come to fruition! LifeCare will still have our monthly community service day on the 2nd Saturday of each month. In addition, I will be getting out into the community at least 2 days each week. If you would like to get more involved with this or what to know more information, contact me at evan@lifepointaz.com  – Evan Thiele, Missions Director

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