Welcome

“Come to me,all you who are weary and burdened,
and I will give you rest.”
-Matthew 11:28

When Jesus spoke these words, there were no exceptions to his invitation. To people of all ages, races, genders, and nationalities, to the rich, the poor, the strong, the weak, to those firm in their faith and to those who are searching, questioning and doubting, Jesus just said, “Come”.

At Geneva we want to reflect that reality, so you will find children as an integral part of our church’s life. You will find that we actively seek to be a church that sets up no barriers, but one with opportunities for growth in the Christian faith appropriate for all levels of spiritual maturity. You will find worship that combines time-honored traditions with fresh, new ways of expressing the Christian faith. So welcome. Please take some time to look around and get to know us.

Check out our weekly Sermon Video.


ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Opportunities to Help and Serve

Heifer Project Holiday Mission Campaign – Thank you to everyone who donated to our Heifer International campaign. We were able to raise over $1800 towards the purchase of a cow, sheep, goats, chickens, trees, an irrigation pump and more! If you’d still like to contribute to Heifer International, please click here: www.heifer.org 

Socks and Underwear Drive –  In addition to collecting the much needed and greatly appreciated socks we donate yearly to the Open Door Ministry, our work in their clothing closet has made us aware of a great need for underwear. All men’s sizes and women’s sizes 5 and up are needed. Women’s sizes 6, 7, 8 are the most requested. Several women have requested colors other than white. Place your donations in the bin in the Gathering Space.

Supplies needed! The Geneva Creative Card Making Group is collecting old greeting cards. We will cut them up, re-purpose them and make into them birthday cards. These newly created cards are being sent to Geneva family members on their birthdays. Please bring your card donations to the designated box in the Gathering space or give them to Elllen Webb. Thank you for your help.

Opportunities for Personal Growth

Did you miss our Lunch and Discussion event with Dave Rogers from The Human Trafficking Institute? Good news! We taped the discussion and it’s available for viewing. You can see Dave talk about strategies to stop human trafficking and rescue victims here.

Weekly Advent Poem

We have begun the season of Advent. A time when we’re expectant, waiting, and preparing for the remembrance of the birth of Jesus Christ at Christmas. We’ve begun to decorate the church building, started our inter-generational coloring pages to put up in our gathering space and have lit the first candle in our Advent wreath. Each week, we’re focusing on a theme to help us prepare our hearts. Cindy Thomas will be blessing us with a poem each week, as we move towards the celebration of Christ’s birth. Here is her week one poem.