Mosaic News

  UPDATED AS OF JUNE 3, 2020

 

MARCH 18, 2020

What to Know

Fellowship Family,

When I was a boy, my grandfather (born in 1913) used to tell stories about a time when he was 5 years old and a sickness swept through the hills outside of Calico Rock where he lived. He was the only person in his family who didn’t get sick. He recounted that his family couldn’t lift their heads from their pillows because they were so ill. He gathered and cooked eggs on a wood stove to keep he and his dog from starving. It occurred to me later in life that he was describing the Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918. It affected ¼ of the world’s population and though they estimate that over 50,000,000 people died, no one knows for sure. My grandfather said there were houses scattered throughout the hills where entire families had died. There is so much we don’t know about Covid-19, but as of now, it continues to spread rapidly and where one person may have mild symptoms, the virus is deadly to another. It is essential that we take this virus seriously and follow CDC and “good sense” guidelines, as the numbers in Arkansas and surrounding states continue to climb. Your church staff is taking precautions and we hope you are, as well.

Holy Week begins Sunday
Adult Daily Readings & Devotional
Family Devotional
As we enter Holy Week in our Clarity series, we have a tremendous opportunity to spend extra devotional time contemplating the last week of Christ’s life on earth. Our worship teams, teachers, video producers, and audio technicians are working hard to provide us with excellent experiences on Palm Sunday and Easter. They are doing an excellent job! Your staff are all heartbroken that we can’t conduct Palm Sunday and Easter services live with all of you. But… it is what it is! I hope you will find comfort and joy in the resources made available.

Join me in Prayer
A good brother sent the following to me today: “This has been coming to my mind a lot over the last few weeks, especially since we have been praying for revival during a global pandemic. Can you imagine if: the Lord ended the Coronavirus on either Good Friday or Easter? When I say end it... I mean not a trace of it anywhere in the world. BAM... it's just gone. Not just Rogers... or Arkansas... or USA... I mean nowhere on the planet could it be found. Before a vaccine, before weather, or anything else could take the credit, that it would vanish in a way that could not be explained on Easter, the day Christians recognize as the day their Savior conquered the grave. God is big enough and is able to do more than we can ask or imagine!”

Why don’t we join him in this prayer? I think of what Dr. Bill Bright once said, “My greatest regret is that someday when I stand before Christ, I will realize that I asked Him for far too little.” Let’s ask God to do more than we could ever ask or imagine. Thank you, again, Fellowship for your generosity during this time. This is a frightening time financially for so many, but you have not wavered in your giving to God through Fellowship. We are a blessed church and I pray that, in turn, we are a blessing to Northwest Arkansas and the world.

Mickey

  • Weekend services & small group gatherings are
    suspended until further notice.
  • Worship service videos and resources available online.
  • Free Clarity Books available for pick-up at the offices of both campuses or download the pdf.
  • Don't neglect your personal worship through tithes and offerings. Give Now.
  • Pray for opportunities to reach our communities with the hope of the Gospel.



Note from Staff

Photo credit: @scottthepainter

O Lord Jesus, our rescuer, healer, repairer, and friend...hear our prayer: May the flames of our land we are witnessing in cities, social media, and our very hearts become fuel for hope. By your miracle-working hand, may that hope fuel change the way we see the world. Let our gaze be raised to a God who made all mankind in His image, with a mirror reflection of unity in mind. May our hands serve with selfless and steadfast love. And may our hearts learn what true love in practical means could become if we let it. Come, Lord Jesus, come. 

Matt Newman

Mosaic Directional Leader


Ways to Engage

Watch Services Online
*Weekend resources update on Fridays each week.

Watch the service online and check out the Family Resources page for services, devotionals, music and more.

Community
The Community Team wants to encourage you to form your own Disciple Making Community. The point is that we are meant to worship God with others and we want our Mosaic Community to lean into that.

You can form a Disciple Making Community with neighbors, co-workers, family members, or friends from years ago. You can meet online, on your porch, in a cul-de-sac, or at the park. Get with someone and process what God is doing in your life. We want to empower you with the freedom to form new community around discipleship, together, in whatever form feels most comfortable and safe to you. Whether it is with two people or with ten, we want you to walk through these days with people and worship God together.

We believe these Disciple Making Communities can transform your life, the lives of those in Northwest Arkansas, and the world. Keep the Community Team involved as you begin to form new communities - we are here to help, serve, and pray for you in this.

Church This Summer

What does church and community at Mosaic look like this summer? And what do we do with our kids?! Watch as Scott Page and Matt Noetzel talk through how they are gathering for church services with families and friends. Lots of great ideas on what you can do this summer and where to find resources on the website.

Family

Save the Family Resources page as it gets updated each week with services and resources for your family!

Kids Day Out 2020-2021 | Register
Mondays and Thursdays | August 24, 2020 – May 20, 2021
Rogers Campus
Registration for Fellowship's Kid’s Day Out (formally known as Adventureland) is now open. Kids Day Out is a Christ-centered weekday ministry that provides age-appropriate (3mo-Pre-K) activities to encourage both educational and spiritual growth. Questions? Contact Jessica Files

Antioch 2020 | Register
Update – Antioch has been rescheduled to July
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in July | 9:00am – Noon | The Lodge

Antioch is a leadership program for high school students designed to increase their knowledge of God, build their skills for Christ-like living, and grow their passion for experiencing the joys and promises of God's kingdom. We believe these things will help to cast our student's vision on the true Jesus. This year, we will focus heavily remaining in God through four weeks of emphasis on spiritual formation (knowledge), true discipleship (skill), and Kingdom-mindedness (passion).


Global

Many of you have asked what we can do to help people around the world who are struggling because of the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Some of our Mosaic Global Workers are providing food and other aid to the people they are serving. For security reasons, we can’t highlight the specific workers and locations publicly. But you can help, here’s how:

1. Pray – that God will support, sustain and protect our workers, and open doors for the gospel through their compassionate care. To sign up for our Global Prayer list text #GOPray to 479-282-2406.

2. Give – we will be supporting the efforts of our workers through our Mosaic on Mission fund. You can help by giving to this fund. Give online or text #momission to 479-282-2406.

3. Connect – if you want to connect with a Global Worker directly to support them, contact Doug Raines. He can tell you how you can give directly to them and he can give our workers your contact information so they can add you to their communication.

New Online Classes Starting June 7

Register now for Panorama of the Bible, Personal Bible Study, and We Believe. Class sessions are pre-recorded videos to watch each week followed by discussion questions to answer and assignments to assess learning. There will be scheduled, live Q&A sessions as well. This class set-up offers a great opportunity for you to engage the material with family members or your community/small group to grow and learn together. 

Other Resources

Here are some things our Mosaic staff team is listening to, reading, watching, and using right now: 

- The Bible Project – including a great video for all ages on the topic of justice.

- Out of Curiosity Podcast 

- RightNow Media – has a new channel of studies focused on racism and racial reconciliation. If you have not created a FREE account yet, start here.

Be the Bridge book– also check the website for more information, including lots of great resources to help you keep learning.

The Gospel In Color – PDF book, comes in parent and kid versions.




 Ways to Serve


Samaritan Community Center

Looking for a way to help the community? Here is an update on the volunteering needs for Samaritan Community Center programs.

They still need plenty of help in these areas this week:
• Kitchen in Springdale
• Rogers Garden
• Rogers Thrift Shop
• SnackPacking in Rogers

You can help in two ways:
2. Share the link with your friends and work colleagues.

Questions? Contact Joe Raleigh.

Fellowship Job Opportunities:
• Graphic Designer – for Rogers and Fayetteville campuses
• Night Custodian – for Rogers and Fayetteville campuses
If you have interest, please contact [email protected] for more information.



 Ways to Pray

- Some of our Mosaic Global Workers have come home because of the health crisis, others are in the places they serve facing a variety of restrictions and shortages of goods. Please pray for their protection and provision. Pray that God will give them opportunities to share the hope of the Gospel in word and deed. Let them know you are praying for them.

- Continue to pray for the Sovereign Lord to move in a healing way throughout our world; for the virus to subside and disappear quickly; for the Prince of Peace to move in and through His people as agents of peace during a time of fear.


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