During the month of March, we will be collecting baby items for refugees who are currently living in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. If you want to bring any of the items listed below, we will deliver them to Refugee Services of Texas to be distributed to families based on their immediate need.
Some items we are collecting:
- Car seats
- Baby baths
- Diapers (any size)
- Any toiletries
- Baby clothes
Items may be new or gently used/sanitized.
Beginning February 26, we will be exploring the eight miracle stories in the book of John!
Here's everything you need to know about the end of December and the beginning of January at Collective Church-
Monday, December 19 - Women's Ministry Christmas Party!
There will be an ornament exchange with a $5 limit. You don't have to RSVP or anything, just show up! It starts at 6:30pm.
Wednesday, December 21 - Churchwide Business Meeting
At the end of every year, we hold a churchwide business meeting to review and discuss the church's financial records and to elect a new member to the church's board of directors. All church members may vote if in attendance. If you aren't a member of the church but would like to be, please reply to this email, and I will send you a membership form that you can fill out and bring with you to the meeting.
Saturday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Services
Our two identical Christmas Eve services will happen at 3:15pm & 4:30pm on Saturday afternoon. They will last about 45 minutes each. A large portion of the service will be led by our Children's Ministry, which is super fun. After the 4:30pm service, everybody is invited to join us at the home of Nate and Jackie Fritzel for a Christmas Eve party (the Fritzels' address will be printed on the Christmas Eve service bulletins).
Sunday, December 25 - NO SUNDAY SERVICES!
It's Christmas Day, so we will have no Sunday services!
Sunday, January 1, 2017 - 10:30 Service Only / No Children's Ministry
For New Year's Day, we're having a more stripped-down version of our normal church services. We will have some brunch food available before and after the service. Courtney Clark will preach, and all of our Children's Ministry classes will be closed. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we give our dedicated, hard-working teachers and volunteers two much-deserved weeks off!
Sunday, January 8, 2017 - Back to Life, Back to Reality
And here's where our odd journey through the holiday season comes to an end. On January 8, we will be back to our normal service times (9:00am & 10:30am) with a new sermon series called "Jonah the Very Worst Prophet."
And of course, there will be more things to be excited about in 2017, including our third annual anniversary dinner, more stuff from our Women's Ministry, our Children's Ministry, and so much more. I am so glad you are part of this church with us and that we are able to do all of the things we do.
This Sunday we welcome back to Collective Church guest preacher Kasey McCollum!
Services start at 9:00am & 10:30am
Abraham Joshua Heschel once said, “Never once in my life did I ask God for success or wisdom or power or fame. I asked for wonder, and he gave it to me.”
Our new series will explore what it means to experience wonder--to encounter God in the midst of the mundane, every day circumstances of life.
Sunday services are at 9:00am & 10:30am
On Sunday, September 25, Dr. Todd Still will be our guest preacher!
Dr. Still currently serves as the Dean of Truett Seminary at Baylor University. He also teaches courses in New Testament Studies and Greek.
He is the coauthor of the book Thinking Through Paul: A Survey of His Life, Letters, and Theology (Zondervan, 2014).
Theologians generally describe Dr. Still by stating that he "has serious game."
Our Sunday services begin at 9:00am & 10:30am.
Our Student Ministry is hosting a back-to-school event at the new Main Event in Fort Worth near Alliance Town Center. The actual address of Main Event is 2601 Presidio Vista Drive, just off I-35W.
The event starts at 7:00pm.
On Sunday, September 11, our Sunday morning service times will change.
The new times will be 9:00am & 10:30am.
Thanks for your continued patience and flexibility!
We're collecting backpacks and school supplies for a local organization called Alliance for Children. If you'd like to help out, take a look at the lists below, go buy the school supplies wherever you like to do that kind of thing, and bring them with you to church on Sunday morning. If you have any questions, you can contact Jackie Fritzel, who is overseeing the project for us.
Our elementary-age classes in our children's ministry will be closed on Sunday, July 24. The kids are welcome to join us in the adult church services, sing with us, and take communion with us!
The pre-school and baby classes will remain open.
All classes will resume on Sunday, July 31.
We will be offering child dedication this Sunday (May 8: Mother's Day) for any family wanting to participate. Newborn babies, older children, and foster children are welcome to take part. We can dedicate during either the 9:30am or the 11:00am service. Contact Rob Carmack for more info.
We're starting a new series, and it's a big one.
The series' title is A Relaxing Stroll Through the Book of Revelation, and it's going to last about twenty weeks (with a few starts and stops along the way).
Here's the thing about the book of Revelation: It's pretty weird, and it freaks people out. But it shouldn't. It's not about the end of the world, and it's not about crazy monsters crawling out of the ground. It's a letter that was written to a group of real people who were dealing with real problems during a real time in history.
We're going to talk about it, but we're not going to freak out. We're going to learn what's really going on beneath all that weirdness.
So join us, won't you, on our Relaxing Stroll Through the Book of Revelation.
We'll bring the coffee and the donuts.
We are always in need of help in our Sunday morning Children's Ministry. We want our kids to have the best experience possible at Collective Church, and that means having enough teachers and team members to keep all of our classrooms open for both services. If you would like to volunteer in one of our children's classrooms, please contact Caroline Carmack!
Our new 3-part sermon series begins this weekend (Sunday, March 6) as we prepare for Easter!
It's called The Confusing, Terrible, Wonderful Cross.
Services are at 9:30 and 11:00!
We are proud to announce that we have several new small groups starting in the next few weeks! Here is the list of groups. If you want to join one, click the link on the group leader's name and add your name to the group roster.
When: Sunday Afternoons
When: Sunday Nights
Where: Collective Church
When: Tuesday Nights
When: Tuesday Nights
Where: Panera Bread in Keller
When: Wednesday Nights
Where: Collective Church
Childcare: Yes (Ages 4+ - Collective Kids Ministry)
When: Friday Nights
Where: North Richland Hills (near N. Tarrant & Rufe Snow)
Collective Church--in partnership with a few other local churches--is collecting gift cards to help make the DFW tornado victims whole again. We are specifically collecting Walmart, Target, Walgreens and Home Depot cards of any denomination.
You can bring donations to the church this Sunday.
If you have questions, email Rob at email@example.com
Here's everything happening at Collective Church during the month of December-
Sunday, December 6 - Candy Cane Day in the Kids' Ministry!
Any kid who comes to church wearing red and white gets a candy cane! And yes, adults can have them, too.
Sunday, December 13 - Silly Hat Day in the Kids' Ministry!
Santa hats count!
Sunday, December 13 - Church Business Meeting (5:00pm)
The two items on the agenda for this meeting are 1) To vote to elect Karen Hoag to sit on the church's Board of Directors beginning in January 2016, and 2) To present the church's year-end financial report. Exciting stuff, we know.
(Note: There will be no childcare during the business meeting)
Sunday, December 20 - Jingle Bell Day in the Kids' Ministry!
Kids age preschool and up can come to church wearing jingle bells!
(Toddlers will receive bells as they leave church. You are welcome.)
Thursday, December 24 - Christmas Eve Services!
(4:00pm & 5:30pm)
Each service will last for about 45 minutes, and we will serve snacks and refreshments between the services.
The residents of Country View Estates Mobile Home Park in Roanoke have been asked to leave their homes no later than February. The people in these homes are our neighbors, and they are in need. So we're going to do everything we can.
Saturday, November 7 will be a work day for anyone who wants to participate. We are helping a woman named Olga prepare her mobile home to be moved, which primarily means painting, as well as a few other minor repairs. We will also provide lunch for Olga and her neighbors that day. Here are a few ways you can help:
1. Sign up for one of the two-hour painting shifts on November 7. You can message Rob Carmack (firstname.lastname@example.org) to state your shift preference. The shifts will be as follows: 8:30-10:30; 10:30-12:30; 1:30-3:30.
2. Sign up to help power wash Olga's home on Wednesday, November 4.
3. Sign up to help set up and serve lunch on November 7.
This is a big project, and we need as many people as possible. Feel free to invite your friends and neighbors to help out.
We are also still collecting gas and grocery gift cards for Olga and her neighbors.