Mosaic News

  UPDATED AS OF AUGUST 12, 2020

 



Note from Staff


There is something new coming that our staff is really excited about. This year, we are going to be offering a new equipping opportunity called Creating Space.

Creating Space: Culture – Faith and Politics
Wednesday, August 12 | 6:30-8:30pm
live.mosaicnwa.org

In an era of increasing polarization in politics, Christians often feel themselves torn in two. Moderation and peacemaking can look like cowardice and complicity. Passionate advocacy can look like extremism and divisiveness. As salt and light in the world, what is our role in an increasingly divided culture? Together we will seek biblical clarity on how to approach our role in today’s political world.

Join us online for an interactive gathering of connection, teaching,  conversations with a panel, and Q&A with Nick Roland.

After the livestream, the video will be available on the Creating Space page.

[Creating Space is Mosaic’s intentional strategy of marrying Biblical relevance and cultural relevance. It is a “created space” to sit together regarding some complicated subjects, then equip one another to be the kind of people who “create space” in conversational ways within the cultural spheres where we live, work, and play.]

Mosaic, looking forward to walking with you this year as we create space to learn and connect together!

MATT NEWMAN

Congregational Leader


Ways to Engage

Watch Services Online
Did you join us Live at Five this past Saturday? Getting back into the rhythm of worshipping on Saturday at 5:00pm has been so good for many of us. It was “almost” like being back in the foyer!

If you haven’t joined us yet go to live.mosaicnwa.org this week and say hey!

For those who can’t watch at 5:00pm, the service will remain online as a recording just as it has been. Also, don’t forget about our Family Resources page with services, devotionals, music and more.

Community
Community at Mosaic is how we live out our identity and calling as the church. We do that through disciple-making small groups. Our hope and our prayer is that we would Live as ONE, live by the WORD, and live as SENT in community with each other.

Living as one is to profoundly connect with others. It’s more than just making friends. It is a diverse spiritual family living life alongside each other, reflecting a divinely intimate relationship embodied by God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Whether we are gathering for celebration or meeting with one, two, or a handful of other believers, the Word should play an important part. And we are to live with a sense of purpose and intentionality, by bringing the Good News of who He is and what He has done to those who so desperately need to hear it.

This Fall, as we launch our Disciple-Making Communities in the midst of a very confusing and discouraging time, we want to be clear and encouraging. We are asking that our groups follow CDC guidelines and consider one of these ways to connect:

• Face-to-face indoors with 10 or less people - You may need to launch a new smaller group or divide up men and women.

• Virtually - Use Zoom, FaceTime, Microsoft Teams, etc. 

• With your neighbors - Invite your neighbors to meet together 

• With your family - Find one other couple and include your children 

However your group chooses to meet, let us know! Also, if you are launching a new group, contact the Community Team so they can provide you with the resources you need to get off to a great start.


Discover Mosaic

Starts Sunday, September 20 | 4:00-6:00pm
Group will meet virtually
Register online
Discover Mosaic is a great first step into community. It is a seven-session small group experience designed for you to get to know Mosaic at Fellowship Bible Church, meet other new families, and get plugged into community.


Women's Yearlong Study
Starting Tuesday, September 8
Virtual groups | meeting days and times will vary
Register online
One option this year for Women’s studies at Mosaic is to join our yearlong study, where small groups will meet virtually once a week for eight weeks, participating in 5 studies over the course of the year. All small groups will “gather” together virtually four times per year for announcements, worship, and instructions.


Women’s Fall Study: Unexpected
Starting week of September 14
Virtual and in-person groups | meeting days and times will vary
Register online
Unexpected is a study written by Christine Caine. Life is an unpredictable journey full of twists and turns. The good news is that while we don't always know what's going to happen, we can always trust that God uses everything in our lives as an invitation to rely on Him more deeply and completely. In this study, Christine shows us how to move from a life filled with fear, control, and feeling stuck to one full of hope, faith, and trust.


Family

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

New Mosaic Kids Accounts on Social

Mosaic Kids is now on Facebook [@mosaicnwakids] and on Instagram [@mosaicnwa_kids]. Follow along for Mosaic Kids’ updates, encouragement for you as you parent, great resources for family discipleship, and stories of Mosaic families. Can’t wait to see you there!

Activity and Craft Packets
(2 year olds - Kindergarten)

The Mosaic KidsJr team has put together packets that go along with weekly services! Watch the kids’ service and then do the activity and crafts at any time during the week as a fun way to help you have conversations about the bible stories.

Or, Community Group Leaders - this is a great resource to use if you want to keep the kids occupied while your group watches the service together. Adults could trade off leading kids in watching Worship video and then doing activities. Tell families in your group to request a packet and bring to community group with them.

The team will be taking great care and following protocol as they put the activity packets together. If you would like a packet, complete this form by Wednesday, August 19. Packets will be available for pick-up at the preschool building on Saturday, August 29, from 9:00-11:00am.


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.


Fall Studies and Groups

Merge – Premarital Series
Sundays, September 13 – November 1 | 4:30-6:30pm
The Lodge | Cost: $85 per couple
Register
Merge is designed to provide engaged and seriously dating couples a unique opportunity to learn, seek wisdom, and receive counsel on marriage from a Biblical perspective. Each session includes large group teaching, small group table discussion, and other interactive learning opportunities.


re|engage
Starts Sunday, September 20 | 4:30-6:30pm
Virtual or in-person small groups
Cost: $45 per couple
Register online
A marriage enrichment program that examines God's design for marriage and applies Biblical principles to guide couples toward growth in their relationship. Marriages in any condition can benefit, whether you are struggling to get along, your marriage is broken, or you simply want to grow closer together as a couple.


Training Center Classes
Virtual, study-at-your-own pace classes start September 13
Virtual or in-person small groups
Cost: $5 per class
Register online
It’s back to school season! Have you thought about taking a class for yourself this fall? The Training Center will be offering several options: Align, Panorama of the Bible, Personal Bible Study, and We Believe. Classes will include pre-recorded video sessions that you can watch as you are able as well as scheduled, live Q&A session.



 Ways to Serve

Volunteer Needs for Samaritan Community Center Programs

New need this month: SnackPacks are back! With school starting back, they will need volunteers to help back SnackPacks for school children.

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.



Ways to Pray


A few weeks ago, Fellowship came together for 24 hours of continuous prayer. Even if you were not able to join us then, we invite you to continue praying for our families, neighborhoods, cities, state, country, and world.

Here is a simple guide to use for prayer:
• 5 Minutes: Pray and ask God for healing, wisdom, and relief from Covid. Pray for our brothers and sisters who have either been afflicted with the virus or have had their employment affected. Pray for protection, especially for those who are high risk.
• 5 Minutes: ask God for racial healing and unity. Prayer for wisdom on how we interact, build friendships, minister, and love others.
• 5 Minutes of listening. Ask this simple question: “Lord Jesus, what would you have me to do?” Then wait on the Spirit to speak into that space.


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