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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Pokémon Go!
Are you playing Pokemon Go or know someone who is? Come visit the Poké stop at Geneva!

Geneva Preschool 2016-2017 Registrations Now Open
We are now accepting registrations for our 2016-2017 school year. For more information and to download a registration form see our Geneva Church Preschool Page. We are currently accepting registrations for our 2 1/2-year-olds and 3-year-olds classes, and accepting names for a waiting list for our 4-year-olds class. Check out our Geneva Preschool Facebook page for up-to-date information about open houses. 

Sunday Morning Classes will resume on Sunday, September 11.

At 9:00 AM

The Book of Acts Bible Study Being the Church of Jesus Christ authentically has never been easy, but there are times when it seems to be more challenging than others. We seem to be in such a time here in the early years of the 21st century. This fall the Sunday Morning Bible Study will be taking a look at how the fledgling Church navigated the dangers it faced both from inside and outside, and we’ll learn what the Holy Spirit is saying to us through their experiences. Bring a Bible, a seeking mind, and an open heart! Led by Pastor Bryan Smith:

At 11:30 AM

God’s Politics As we enter the months before the November election, what better time to take a look at American politics from a biblical perspective? It is so easy to think that our ideological choice is between Republican and Democrat, right or left, progressive or conservative. But is there another perspective? In his book, God’s Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn’t Get It author Jim Wallis offers a clarion call to make both our religious communities and our government more accountable to the key values of the prophetic Christian tradition. Books cost $12.00. Electronic version is available through Amazon.com as well. Led by Pastor Bryan Smith.

Reflections on the Psalms C.S. Lewis shares his ruminations on both the form and the meaning of selected Psalms. Characteristically graceful and lucid, Lewis cautions that the Psalms were originally written as songs that should now be read in the spirit of lyric poetry rather than as doctrinal treatises or sermons. In the introduction he explains “I write for the unlearned about things in which I am unlearned myself.” We shall follow his lead. This is not a book study but an experiment where we shall reflect on the Psalms as poetry, as songs, and as prayer using his book as a guide. Join us as we, the unlearned, reflect on the Psalms. The book cost is $11. Led by Rick Miller:

School Supplies Collection
The Children’s Ministry Team is collecting school supplies and back packs to hand out to those in need. Now is the perfect time to catch all the sales and stock up!! We will be collecting school supplies and backpacks until Sunday, August 14. A list of suggested needs can be found here. If you have any questions, please contact the church office. Thank you!

A new church directory is in the works
No need to do anything if your previous listing is the same, but if you have any changes you would like made to your listing, please contact the church office. The new directory will be ready before the end of the summer. You will receive MSWord file and a PDF file in your email. If you don’t have access to email, or if are unable to print your own copy, please let the church office know and we’ll prepare a paper copy for you.

Family Movie Night
Bring your family and friends to another one of Geneva’s Family Movie Nights on Friday, August 26 at 7:00 PM. This time we’ll be showing the Disney movie Zootopia. Critics say, “The brilliantly well-rounded Zootopia brings a thoughtful, inclusive message that’s as rich and timely as its sumptuously state-of-the-art animation — all while remaining fast and funny enough to keep younger viewers entertained.” We’ll supply the popcorn, you bring a blanket/pillow and your favorite beverage and don’t forget to enter our raffle to win the movie after we show it!