Stepping Out Newsletter

Serving our Communities (Fall Issue)

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Faith Journey Monthly Outreach Newsletter is designed to communicate ways of reaching out to our communities through service to show God’s love to those in need. These are great opportunities for Faith Journey groups to be involved and to serve together.

"And I keep praying that this faith we hold in common keeps showing up in the good things we do, that people will recognize Christ in all of it." Philemon 1:6

It is the month of giving thanks…how can you and I step out and share the blessings God has given us? Make a list of five to ten ways where you feel blessed by God in your life. Post the list where you can see it every day. Ask God to reveal opportunities where you can share your blessings with others.
There are many opportunities in our community to “share our blessings.“ Each month we will highlight a local ministry that we can be praying for and serving. Keep your heart open to what the Lord is doing in your community and pray to see how God would have you get involved.

Ministry Highlight this Month- Power House Ministries


Powerhouse Ministries is a non-profit organization bringing hope and healing to the local community of Folsom, helping over 1,000 people each year. It is a Christian Community Group that offers a range of programs from women and men’s support groups, teen and children’s ministry programs, a Drop-in center and much more.

Contact info:
Nancy Atchley Executive Director
916-983-0658
311 Market Street, Folsom, CA
http://powerhouse-ministries.ivolunteer.com

Testimonial-Power House Women's Gathering

“Back in January I was asked to be a part of a team that went into Power House Ministries on Tuesday mornings to help with a woman’s group focused on the ladies in the PH Transition Center. I had no idea the impact that this journey would have on me. I would like to think that I am the one helping these ladies but to be honest they have put my life in perspective. We have now invited ladies from the area surrounding Power House and each week we see new faces drop in for a warm meal and a time to be in God’s word. We have been blessed to have different groups come in each week and provide food. If your bible study/women’s group would like to help us out please contact me at jenniferderner@comcast.net or call me at (916)320-4361.”

Three great ways to involve your Faith Journey groups in community needs this Holiday season...

Friends of Mercy Luncheon

Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 California Mercy Ministries Home 1896 McClain Dr. Lincoln, CA 95648 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM, Guest Speakers
Mercy Ticket price: $10 per person.
Contact: Stephanie Vierstra, local volunteer coordinator

Prison Fellowship Meeting

Tuesday, Nov. 19th 2013 at 6:30pm

Power House Ministries

Tuesday, November 19th, the hope it to encourage volunteers to join established Ministry teams and fill in much needed ministry opportunities throughout the great Sacramento area at Old Folsom, Folsom Women's Facility, California State Prison, Salono and Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center.
Contact: Rick Atchley, Powerhouse Ministries richard_atchley@pfm.org

Twin Lakes Food Bank

Are you looking for a great way to involve your kids in helping provide food for the hungry?

"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in." Matthew 25:35

We are looking for tutors/mentors for high school students at Folsom Lake Continuation School

Do you have one hour a week to come alongside at-risk students and help them in school and be a positive voice in their life?

For more information and how you can be involved contact, Salwa Kasabian elswaify@yahoo.com

Community Care

We are looking for someone to write cards of support and encouragement for those suffering from tragedy and loss. As these needs arise, you would write a card on behalf of all Faith Journey groups to let them know we are praying and thinking of them during a difficult time.

If you are interested, please contact Lynn Bell,

bell.lynn@gmail.com

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Faith Journey Bible Studies transform communities by multiplying women’s neighborhood study groups, identifying and equipping women leaders, serving our communities, participating in gospel advancements, and promoting church unity.