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Five Things to Know This Month: March 2018

March 2018 __ 1920

Each month we send you "Five Things to Know" this month at Village Church. This will typically include classes, info, and upcoming events. We also will give you dates to save as early as possible, so that you can get them on your calendar and be able to plan for them. Here's five things to know this month:

1. Spring Baptisms

On Sunday, March 25th, we will be having our first Baptism Sunday of the year. Here's a few things to know: 

  • If you are interested in being baptized, or know someone who might be interested, please email Darren Youngman (darrenyoungman@villagechurchirvine.com)
  • We will be having one service all together at 10:00am for Baptism Sunday
  • Our service will be followed by an outdoor celebration lunch together with block party games for adults and kids

2. Spring Bible Studies

Our Spring Bible studies begin next week, and it is not too late to join. This will be a 10-week study through the Letters of John with groups for men and women:

WOMEN:
Monday Nights // 7pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday Mornings // 9:15am - 11:15am (childcare available)

MEN: 
Tuesday Mornings // 6:15am - 7:30am

Visit our Groups Directory for more info + online sign up. 

3. Community Groups

Have you checked out our list of current Community Groups in our Groups Directory lately? We have Community Groups meeting throughout Orange County on different nights of the week. You can find one that works for you, and check it out. 

4. Easter + Good Friday Schedule

We are looking forward to our Good Friday and Easter services. Here's some details for you: 

Good Friday Service | March 30th // 6:00pm // Childcare for 3 months - 3rd grade
Easter Services | April 1st // 9:00 + 11:00am // Childcare for 3 months - 3rd grade 

5. ON THE BLOG: Why You Should Pray in Public as Much as in Private 

My bet is when most of us think about prayer, we most often think solely about private prayer. My bet is also that most of us often find good reason to rationalize why we think this way. 

“Reason number one,” we say to ourselves, “this is the way Jesus prayed.” We tell ourselves things like: “Jesus always prayed privately.” “He’s always going to a solitary place to pray” (Mk.1:35). “I pray privately because Jesus prayed privately,” we reassure ourselves.

“Reason number two,” we say to ourselves, “this is the way Jesus taught his disciples to pray.” We remind ourselves that Jesus told his disciples to “Go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret” (Matt.6:6). “I pray privately because Jesus taught us to pray privately,” we reassure ourselves once again.

Reality check: Jesus prayed privately AND publically – and for good reason... (keep reading)