Lincolnshire Church of the Brethren

6404 S. Calhoun St.       Fort Wayne, IN 46807

E-mail: lincolnshire.cob@live.com

Telephone: (260) 456-1993


Summer Forums 2018

 

June 3--The Purpose Driven Church with Pastor Paul & Pastor Cheryl

 

Pastor Paul & Pastor Cheryl will involve the congregation in the leadership model, as found in Rick Warren's The Purpose-Driven Church. The message is: How to create growth without compromising your message and mission. They will be spring-boarding from June 2's Leadership Seminar, involving all members in the model and message of Jesus Christ.

 

June 10--The Purpose Driven Church with Pastor Paul & Pastor Cheryl

 

Pastor Paul & Pastor Cheryl will involve the congregation in the leadership model, as found in Rick Warren's The Purpose-Driven Church. The message is: How to create growth without compromising your message and mission. They will be spring-boarding from June 2's Leadership Seminar, involving all members in the model and message of Jesus Christ.

 

June 17--Redemption House

 

Redemption House on Fairfield Avenue near the old Parkview lot is a transition home for women who desire to redeem their lives from past destructive behavior by developing a faith-based lifestyle and gaining the skills necessary to achieve and maintain success.

 

June 24--Zoe Vorndran

 

Our own Zoe Vorndran will share her excellent adventures in Ireland this spring semester.

 

July 1--Judith Sabel, Guatemala

 

Judith Sabel, First Grade Teacher at nearby Lutheran South Unity, has made 2 trips to Guatemala to assist a Habitat for Humanity group. Hear her experience of working alongside her husband and son.

 

July 8--Joshua’s Hand

 

JOSHUA'S HAND assists the community in helping mid to low-income persons replace the destructive effects of poverty and homelessness with positive, supportive and transformative services designed to promote self-leadership, hope and well-being while transitioning into safe, decent and affordable permanent housing. This involves the revitalization of communities located within the 46806, 16, 07 and 15 ZIP Codes; by working with the City of Fort Wayne and other partners to encourage community development and economic stabilization.

 

July 15--Out of a Jam, Paula Kaufman

 

Out of a Jam is a culinary and vocational training program for challenged women and working aged teens who are looking for a new path in life. We offer an eight (8) week course where students learn teamwork, job and life skills. And they learn to make delicious jam. Students who are serious about a culinary career can apply to work on the JAMM food truck, an eight (8) week job readiness program with deeper training focusing on skills that are important to upscale restaurant owners and executive chefs. And Jesus is at the center of it all. We will be able to taste some of the “fruits” of this labor during this Sunday’s fellowship time.

 

July 22--Gleaning Network of the Society of St. Andrews, Dawn Barnes

 

One major area of food waste in America is in farmers’ fields, where crops that don’t meet top-grade quality are left to rot or be plowed under. Gleaning is the traditional biblical practice of gathering crops that would otherwise be left in the fields to rot, or be plowed under after harvest. The Gleaning Network coordinates volunteers, growers, and distribution agencies to salvage this food for the needy.

 

July 29--Water for Good, Jim Hocking

 

Tackling water poverty in one of the world’s most forgotten countries.  Our goal?  Clean, lasting water for every man, woman, and child in the Central African Republic.  Based in Warsaw, Jim Hocking grew up in and has worked as a missionary with the Grace Brethren Church.  http://www.waterforgood.org

 

 

August 5--Our Alaskan Adventure with Pastor Paul & Pastor Cheryl

 

Pastor Paul & Pastor Cheryl will provide a picture slide-show of their 4-year adventure in Bush Alaska: their purpose there and how they survived. Because of the extreme poverty witnessed amongst the natives, Paul & Cheryl have continued a winter-gear drive to assist those (mainly children and elderly) who lack the basic necessities to stay warm in the minus 70 degree temps during the harsh winters.

 

Aug 12--Dave Bell, Annual Conference

 

This year’s Church of the Brethren Annual Conference, held in Cincinnati, uses the theme of “Living Parables” and the Biblical text of Matthew 9:35-38. Lincolnshire’s delegate Dave Bell will present his experience at conference and share the wrap-up video produced by the denomination.

 

August 19--The Greater Good Fort Wayne, Jennifer Norris Bermejo

 

The Greater Good is a community platform to promote non-profit initiatives, encourage collaboration and optimize resources for serving the Fort Wayne community and Northeast Indiana region. This non-stop shop serves as a central hub for discovering the Good that already exists so we can engage in something Greater, together. https://www.greatergoodfw.com

 

August 26--Andrew Gritzmaker, Mad Anthony Children’s Hope House

 

Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope House is a pediatric hospital hospitality house located in northeast Indiana and dedicated to providing families with a place of comfort, respite, and a place to call home while caring for their hospitalized children needing intensive care and urgent medical attention. The program provides families a supportive environment where they can rejuvenate their spirit, strengthen their hope, and find comfort during times of tremendous stress and uncertainty. Executive Director, Andrew Gritzmaker, will be sharing stories from Hope House as well as his personal “Ride Across America” to raise money and awareness for MACHH. https://www.childrenshopefw.org