Friday, April 21, 2017

Kairos Prison Outreach Opportunities!

Please be praying for the men participating in the Kairos Outreach this weekend at the Indiana State Prison.


Kairos Prison Ministry's Spring Outreaches are coming up! Here are just a couple ways you can support Kairos' efforts:
Sign up online for a time slot in the prayer vigil for Indiana State Prison April 20-23, 2017 and/or Westville Correctional Center May 4-7, 2017.
Ways to Participate:

  • Bake Cookies
  • Make Hand prints of children
  • Purchase a meal ticket for feed an inmate a special meal
Bake cookies and freeze them. (Each weekend service to a prison requires 3500-5000 DOZEN cookies! Special recipe required.)
It's never too soon to begin making cookies!

Kairos Cookie Preparation
Since the cookies will be taken into a prison, there are some very rigid requirements that must be followed. Every cookie is inspected before it is allowed in the facility, and any that are over sized, broken, or stuck together must be removed. These instructions for Kairos cookies are very important!
The No-No's for Kairos Cookie Preparation:
Do Not add icing, powdered sugar or any other topping or coating on the outside.
Do Not use pre-made, dry, refrigerated or frozen cookie dough. The impact of agape love felt from homemade cookies is overwhelming when the inmates realize the sacrifice of time in mixing and baking cookies from scratch.
Do Not use butter or margarine. The ones made with butter break easily.
Do Not bring bought or no-bake cookies. Do Not use raisins or nuts.
The size should be 2" diameter or the lid of a Pringles canister.
PLEASE BAKE ONLY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES USING THE RECIPE BELOW! (and this recipe will help prevent breakage of the cookies)
COOL - PACK - FREEZE
Cool! Cool! Cool ... each cookie thoroughly. Chocolate chip cookies take a long time to cool completely.
Bag thoroughly cooled cookies in a sandwich sized, press zip type bag. (NO bags with tab sliders) FYI - when you bag the cookies please put them standing on end (like coins in a toll or lifesavers). This makes for easier packing and transporting.
6 Cookies per bag and freeze them.

Jesus Cookies (Basic Cookie Dough Recipe - Makes 5 dozen)
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Cream shortening and sugar until fluffy. add eggs one at a time. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture. Beat in vanilla. Add chocolate chips. Drop onto cookie sheets by spoonfuls. Bake at 325 degrees until medium to dark brown (From 13-20 minutes). Cookies should be 2 - 2 1/2 inches in diameter (Size of a Pringles lid).
The Key Ingredient: Prayer. Pray individually or as a family over the ingredients before and during mixing. Pray over the cookies as you drop them onto the cookie sheets and bake the, Ask God to use your cookies as a source of His love to shine on the prisoners and staff on the Kairos weekend. Pray that each cookie brings the inmate, officer, or warden who eats it closer to God. We want every person to become part of the family of God.

Looking For a Place to Plug in?

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Sunday Coffee Bar is looking for volunteers:

  • Coordinate a week
  • Serve during a service
  • Provide munchies

 

 

 

Men’s Shelter Thursday night 8pm –Friday Morning 7amshelter (1)

  • Greeting/Set Up 8pm-9pm
  • Host 8-midnight*
  • Host midnight-4am*
  • Host 4am-7amish*
  • Provide, Prepare and/or Serve Breakfast **
  • Laundry – Monthly

* Times may vary to accommodate volunteer schedules. 

** Meals could be prepare and dropped off Thursday night – crockpots, overnight casseroles, etc.

“Sock” It To Us Celebrated!


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Thanks for “Socking” It To Us!  We hit our goal!

We are now collecting small toys as we go into summer… jump ropes, chalk, etc… no liquids.

Shoebox Bunco is cancelled. Please watch for other opportunities to support this ministry.

Ongoing Events

Check out what is Happening at Life Bridge this week!


Mondays

  • Ministry Mondays 6:30-8pm meets to be purposeful in developing our serving skills and to coordinate ministry efforts. All are welcome.
  • Identity is a small group for post-High School and young adults from all over Northwest Indiana. They meet at Life Bridge Cafe on Mondays from 8:00pm-10ish.

Tuesdays

  • Tuesday Midweek Bible Study Potluck Dinner at 6:30 followed by studies for children, students, and adults! 

    Thursdays

    • Worship Arts Bible Study and Band Practice Thursdays 7-8pm Study followed by band practice 

    Fridays

    • Single and Parenting Fridays 7-9pm 

    Sundays

    • Worship Service @ Life Bridge 9am & 11am! Current Series: “Your Kingdom Come” 
    • Encounter Student Ministry: Love Languages

    Friday, April 14, 2017

    Good Friday and Easter Sunday

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    Good Friday, April 14th 7pm

    (Following Circles of Grace Dinner at 5:30)
    Join us for a time of Communion and Worship as we reflect on Christ’s sacrifice through the sharing of scripture and original music from the Resurrection Suite. 

    This is a family event. Activity packets will be available to parents for their children, to assist kids in their learning and reflection.


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    Resurrection Sunday (Easter) April 16th 9am & 11 am

    Come celebrate the reason for the season and the core of our faith.  Jesus is alive!
    Bring family and friends and let’s celebrate our Lord together.  HE IS RISEN!

    Circles Of Grace Dinner Tonight!

    community-meal-clipart-1Friday, April 14th 5:30pm**
    Life Bridge Christian Church

    Circles of Grace is a ministry out of Kouts Christian Church, which strives to serve the Hilltop community and those blessed by a meal on the second Friday of each month.

    Join us as we work together with this ministry to reach out to our community. Come on down to enjoy dinner and build relationshipsdinner_8652c with our neighbors!

    What better way to make a difference for Christ… food and new friends!!

    **Note different time this month only! Good Friday service begins at 7pm.  All are welcome!

    Good Friday and Easter Sunday

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    Good Friday, April 14th 7pm

    (Following Circles of Grace Dinner at 5:30)
    Join us for a time of Communion and Worship as we reflect on Christ’s sacrifice through the sharing of scripture and original music from the Resurrection Suite. 

    This is a family event. Activity packets will be available to parents for their children, to assist kids in their learning and reflection.


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    Resurrection Sunday (Easter) April 16th 9am & 11 am

    Come celebrate the reason for the season and the core of our faith.  Jesus is alive!
    Bring family and friends and let’s celebrate our Lord together.  HE IS RISEN!