Ex UM, Ex Fresno Pastor Begins New Church Fellowship
God is at work! Many are getting this email, and you all are to be thanked a thousandfold for your prayers. For some of you. this is an invitation to this Sunday (May 27) 10 am for the 3D praise and prayer meeting. And if you have a church to go to, don't skip that, but come afterwards for the 12-2 PM "EZ 3D" POTLUCK PARTY. Would love to have the chance to see and talk to all of you. The place: 4895 N. Thorne Ave (south of Shaw and west of Palm) . It's "EZ" because hot dogs/dessert/coffee/ice water/tea already provided. So all you would need to bring would be sharing dishes like salads, casseroles, chips, etc.;and a lawn chair, if you have one. Swimming and games available! Below is the scoop on 3D, for those who haven' t yet seen it. Note the bottom part about prayer meetings and men's breakfast. This and more (including a great article) on our temporarary website: http://hometown.aol.com/davewainscott/myhomepage/faith.html. Watch that site for developments.
Third Day Fellowship of Fresno: a Jesus-anchored congregation with a place for YOU!
Who Are We? We are not about religion... ...We are all about relationship with Jesus! We are not a church... ...We are a congregation and "branch office" of the citywide church in Fresno! We are not ultimately anchored to a building, program, denomination or human person... ...Our Ultimate Anchor is Jesus!
WHAT DOES "THIRD DAY" MEAN? The phrase "third day" is used in Scripture as a symbol for the day of fulfillment, restoration and resurrection. Our key Scripture is Hosea 6:1-3, which promises that "on the third day, the Lord will restore us." Some of the powerful events the Scripture mentions as happening on the "third day": -Abraham was prepared to offer Isaaac and was honred by God! -Joshua crossed over into Promised Land! -Hezekiah had years added to his life! -Esther put on her royal robes and found favor with the king! -Jonah was released from the belly of the whale! -Jesus turned water into wine! -And most significantly: Jesus Christ rose literally from the dead! ---------- We also appreciate two additional connotations of "third day": First, the Word declares that with the Lord, "a day is like a thousand years, so perhaps it is appropriate to say the church of Jesus Christ as it is now entering its third thousand years is in essence entering its glorious "third day." Secondly, we are quick to smile as we enjoy abbreviating "third day" as "3D," which brings to mind that we are a three-dimensional and thus "real, whole, full" people in Jesus. We long to be real, honest, vulnerable, transparent, maskless, touchable: 3D!
How About Those 3 D's? ...SO "3D" SUMMARIZES US IN A FUN AND WONDERFUL; SIMPLE AND PROFOUND WAY. IN FACT, IT IS 3 LITERAL "D''s THAT DEFINE, ALIGN, BECKON AND FOCUS US. THE 3 "D"s ARE OUR PASSION AND COMPASSION; OUR REASON FOR BEING.
WE ARE "3D" PEOPLE; THAT IS, PEOPLE OF THE 3 "D"s:
1.DESTINY!: (purpose) -Reclaiming the Joy of Worshipping Jesus (Luke 10:21) -Equipping Bible-Wise Disciples of all Generations (2 Tim. 2:2) -Walking in Holy Spirit-ed Gentleness and Boldness (Matt. 10:16)
2.DESIGN!: (strategy) -Building Lighthouses of Prayer (Isaiah 56:7) -Becoming Cell-Based (Acts 2:46) -Developing Joel Teams (Joel 2:28)
3. DREAMS!: (vision/mission to be fulfilled) -Bridging Church, City and Community -Balancing Preaching, Teaching and Healing Ministries (Matt. 4:23) -Reaching the Lost Through Servant Evangelism and Mission (Col. 4:5-6)
WE ARE GLADLY "3D," AND INVITE YOU TO BE, TOO!
by the way, on a lighter but true note, we are known for 3 C's, as well:
What Do I Need to Know? We are a brand new fellowship in Fresno. We are not yet officially launched, but there is a great hunger for meeting together. So most Sundays this summer, we will be meeting at 10 am in the beautiful backyard of some precious "3D" people, at 4895 N. Thorne (south of Shaw and west of Palm). As you read above, we are casual, and move into fellowship and swimming. You are invited! -------- Ministers: All y'all Pastor: Dave Wainscott (559-436-1794)
church email: ThirdDayFellowhip@hotmail.com
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