weeds..

8 09 2009

weeds

a  brand new series @ “embrace community” join us this Thursday @ 7pm

We have been talking about how determined, resilient, and uncontrollable weeds are… those jokers pop up everywhere!! no matter what you do to weeds THEY NEVER STOP GROWING!!! or at least in my flower bed….

 we should be that way in our faith.. we need to grow and grow and grow and don’t allow anything to stop us from growing.

growth is a key to success.. don’t give up.. keep learning, growing, be driven to grow!

our series finale… “growth and destruction” Thursday sept. 10th 7pm

visit calvaryfl.com for directions or email: embrace@calvaryfl.com





hooked

14 07 2009

embracepromo

what would you do for lets say$20 bill? find out this week.

“hooked” is coming this thursday 7pm @ “embrace community”

the power of temptation… what it is… how it works… how to avoid…

it happens to everyone…. but how does it happen to me?





Good times with some bbq

27 04 2009

Sunday evening we had our first end of the year ( college school year) BBQ for all of “embrace community” at our new home! Students And young professionals..

70 something people at your house and things sometimes get banannas!!! But only one hinge broke on a screen door… Not bad! Props to Tim Kettlehut our grill man working out 160 hot dogs and hamburgers on the grill!!

Flag football, basketball, taboo, and something called “corn hole” kept us entertained… Yes corn hole… Chase Brooks! … Don’t ask!

We will sure miss our college students until august!

It honestly was some of the most fun I have had with the embrace community! We have some AWESOME people at embrace and we love you guys a ton!!

Tomorrow we will reflect on our year with our students..

Keep posted this summer guys and follow embrace on here and twitted/jdunn803





candles, worship, juice, crackers

17 12 2008

candlelightworship

okay so this thursday night we take some time to just step back and remember what this season is all about!  away from all the lights, trees, magazines, malls and all the other culturally relevant Christmas ideas. a night to dig back to the roots of what this season is about.. Jesus and the power of the Holy Ghost…

all the parties are done for us, so this week we have an acoustic worship set, candles, a teaching, and a time of communion to remember what the birth, death, and ressurection of one man did for us!

tommorrow is going to be an incredible time to give honor were honor is due! this thursday night 7pm





tis the season part 1

6 12 2008

Christmas season is now in full effect. People consumed with shopping, eating, parties and egg nog! 

“embrace community” just had our annual Christmas service Thursday night! it was amazing, I am so thankful for God and all the people he has placed around this ministry that give of themselves unselfishly.  All the behind the scenes people is what helps make nights like these possible! thank you so much!

taking a survey of the room, and I realize something.. you never know who in the room this will  be their only Christmas party, we are their only family, this night might be someones only gift for Christmas. That’s why this night had to be so important, from the worship, to the teaching, to the game show, to the special artist we had. Everything had to flow and thank God this night was so special for everyone!

My prayer in this season for our young adults and my own home is this.

Lord..

1. make us pure of heart like Mary so that we can accomplish something we are virgins to

2. help us resist fear like Joseph so that we are not burdened down trying to please man

3. give us discerning ears as the wise men so that we are not manipulated in anyway

stay tuned for more on these three request





embrace christmas

3 12 2008

embracechristmas

embrace community is having its 2nd annual Christmas bash!

2 guest worship groups and 1 solo artist from the local area, shopping spree giveaways, tons of food!

a totally different service for us! some worship mixed with some preaching , a game show, christmas fun, and eating!

our focus this night though is going to be on ” birth rights” and of course we all know that Jesus is the most important part of this holiday, so we will discuss together what rights that we have because of his birth! we are all entitled to alot more than we realize because of the birth of this one man! we have “birth rights”

there are alot of things in life that i have avoided thanks to my birth rights, alot of things I have been blessed with  thanks to my birth rights. and there are things we need to realize we have access to thanks to our birth rights!

cant Wait to hang out with our young adults and have a fun night! there a awesome group!





the grace effect

21 11 2008

really thankful for the grace of God providing things none of us deserve. tonight at embrace we had an incredible time in the word talking about God’s grace. and how throughout

history he has constantly been noted for giving, not out of condition, based on what we deserve, but based on love for what we need!

Ezekiel found himself in a valley, all alone.. no man to affirm him, no mans words to tell him its going to be okay, no affirmation at all.. but he had no need for man to affirm what Grace already had. God gives gifts to his children based off of his grace, and Ezekiel had a prophetic gift; grace had given him what he needed to be blessed even in the valley. (Romans: gifts are given by grace)

God allows us to be broken in valleys… his grace allows us in valleys filled with dead bones! because if his strength is found in our weakness “the grace effect” says he allows us to be in valleys so that he can demonstrate his power like we have never seen! Grace allowed you in that valley so that God could show you exactly what he is all about! and sure enough Grace had already equipped Ezekiel with what he needed for the valley…

Grace has equipped you, so be encouraged in the valley… something is coming down the pipe line… get ready

few more post on this to get all that i want out to say..

stay tuned