Hey Together Church! 

I sure miss seeing everyone on Sundays! We have continued to monitor the number of cases in our area and by the looks of its cases are on a steady decline! If things continue to move in this direction we physically gathering again on Sunday, September 13th. In between today and September 13th, we are looking at doing some small weekly or even midweek informal gatherings. We will let you know more about that as we move forward. 

This Sunday we will be gathering at 4:30 pm at St. John’s Christian Academy to help serve the school. St. John’s will begin the school this Tuesday and in an effort to help them get started, our church will wipe down desks and put together computer stations for teachers. We would love to have you join us. We will gather outside of the gym at 4:30 pm this Sunday!

I have continued to be in prayer for each one of you. I know many of you have been facing challenges since this whole pandemic started. Many others are battling other issues that continue to weight on you. Be assured you are being covered in prayer! Remember the Bible tells us that we have a High Priest who sympathizes with us! He understands! If you need to talk to someone or need help do not hesitate to contact me Robbie@wearetogether.churchAt Together Church we do not do life alone. We are a family! 

I also wanted to say thank you for your continued giving during this time. Your giving is allowing us to continue to serve and invest in our community. As a matter of fact this weekend we are sending a group of military veterans who are in a nursing home some Hershey bars to help brighten their day! It may not sound like much, but these men and women have been stuck in the confines of this nursing home for months without visitors. Our prayer is they will receive this gift and know that they are being cared for and prayed for! If you have not yet given to Together Church and you would like to start, it’s really easy. Just visit our WEBSITE and follow the onscreen prompts. 

Hey before I go…I wanted to give you some resources that I believe will encourage you and help you grow closer to Jesus.

DEVOTIONALS: Over the past few weeks we have been working on some weekly encouragement in the form of video devotionals! These are short devotionals (between 4-10 minutes) that are intended to both help you engage with scripture and to be an encouragement to you! We plan on releasing one each week. You can watch all of the devotionals over on our YOUTUBE page.

YOUVERSION: Looking for a Bible plan? Or looking for a Bible for your phone? Checkout YOUVERSION. Already installed on over 430 million unique devices all over the world, the Bible App offers a free Bible experience for smartphones, tablets, and online at Bible.com. You can also download a children’s Bible.

TOGETHER KIDS CURRICULUM: In case you missed it, we have moved all of our Together Kids videos and lessons to our website. New content is being uploaded each Thursday. This allows you and your family to participate on demand. So no more worrying about getting the kids up by 8:00am to watch Sunday’s Together Kids videos. You can find both the pre-school and elementary videos over on our WEBSITE.

PODCAST: Did you know that Together Church has a podcast? You can listen to all of our sermons on ITUNES.

RECOMMENDED READING: If you are looking for some good reading, here are a few of my recommendations…
1. When Narcissism Comes to Church: Healing Your Community From Emotional and Spiritual Abuse by Chuck DeGroat and Richard J. Mouw

2. The Gospel According to Satan: Eight Lies about God that Sound Like the Truth by Jared C. Wilson

3. Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado

4. The Sacrament of Happy: What a Smiling God Brings to a Wounded World by Lisa Harper

5. How to Study the Bible and Enjoy It by Skip Heitzig