The Collective - Ladies Event
December 9th, 2016
The Collective is a gathering for worship, teaching and prayer. Hosted by the Ladies Ministry at In Focus Church, The Collective will meet five times in 2016 as an extension of all God is doing in and through In Focus Church.
We believe every lady is valuable, significant and loved by God. We know that God’s purpose and plan for each person on the planet is sure and dependable. No matter your age, background, status, where you have been or where you are going...YOU are welcome at The Collective. We want you to find a place to belong, rest, and grow with Jesus and one another.
We desire for The Collective to be a time where ladies will encounter God and His love, hear the truth of God and sense His grace, experience freedom in worship and fellowship, and enjoy building friendship with other ladies in our community
The Collective welcomes ladies high school age and older to attend-no registration is required.
Doors open at 6:30pm for fellowship.
Our desire is for all ladies to attend The Collective without hindrances and distractions. This is why we ask that no children or babies be brought in to this event. Thank you for complying with this request. However, if you are a single mom or the wife of a deployed spouse, we'd like to offer you childcare for this event. Please email Patti Lechner at email@example.com for details.
The Loaned Manger-Christmas Musical
December 14th, 2016
The Loaned Manger is a fun and high-spirited look at Christmas through the lens of the Wild West in the late 1800’s. In the small western town of Incarnation, Christmas is celebrated with grit, giddy-up, and gusto! The townsfolk like to think of themselves as “the most Christmassy town in the West.” So round up some rambunctious cowpokes and join us on December 14 at 7pm, for the rowdiest Christmas musical of the year!
IMPACT High Youth - Christmas Party
December 16th, 2016
IMPACT High (grades 9-12) will be having our annual Christmas Party on Friday, December 16, in the Youth Room from 6:00 to 10:00pm. Dig out the oldest, most classic ugly Christmas sweater you can find and wear it proudly! This is a great opportunity to bring a friend too.
Each student is asked to bring a wrapped gift or gift card valued at $10. Dinner will be served, so come hungry!
Please register here to let us know you're coming. Merry Christmas!
IMPACT Middle Youth - Christmas Party
December 20th, 2016
IMPACT Middle (grades 6-8) will be having our annual Christmas Party on Tuesday, December 20, in the Youth Room from 6:30 to 8:30pm. Dig out the oldest, most classic ugly Christmas sweater you can find and wear it proudly! This is a great opportunity to bring a friend too.
Each student is asked to bring a wrapped gift or gift card valued at $5. Dinner will be served, so come hungry!
Please register here to let us know you're coming. Merry Christmas!
December 25th - January 1st, 2018
We believe that God powerfully uses prayer to transform people, circumstances, our church, our nation, and the world! If you have a heart to pray, please join us each Sunday morning at 7:30 am in Room J in the Kids Wing at In Focus Church.
No registration required!
Corporate Prayer and Communion
January 22nd - October 15th, 2017
We believe that God powerfully uses our prayer not only to transform people and circumstances but also to unite us as the body of Christ. Please join us in the auditorium on the Sunday evenings listed below at 6:00 pm for corporate prayer, worship, and communion.
Registration is not required.
Local Missions-Family Promise
January 22nd - January 29th, 2017
Helping homeless families achieve lasting independence.
Family Promise of Augusta is committed to helping homeless families of the surrounding area achieve lasting independence by providing safe shelter, meals, day care and support services for the families in the program.
We partner with Family Promise twice a year by providing meals, donating needed items and spending time with families in need. During the week of January 22 through January 29, we will provide nightly meals, eat dinner with the families and stay overnight at St. James United Methodist Church. This is a great opportunity to do missions without leaving the CSRA.
Please sign up to provide a meal or be an afternoon or overnight host and you will be contacted with additional information. You may also visit our table in the lobby at church beginning Sunday, January 8, 2017 for more information on donating items to the cause.
*All donations need to be returned by January 22, 2017
February 12th, 2017
If you are new to In Focus or have visited within the last few months, you are invited to a lunch reception on Sunday, September 11, 2016, immediately following our last service of the morning. This will allow you the opportunity to meet the staff in a relaxed setting while enjoying a delicious catered meal.
Lunch is free and a kid-friendly lunch will be served in the Kid's Wing for children 5th grade and younger. If pizza is not appropriate for your younger children, we ask that you please bring lunch for them when you drop them off in the nursery that morning.
PLEASE register your spouse and/or children 6th grade and older separately so we will have an accurate headcount for lunch.
Membership Class - Take the Next Step!
March 5th, 2017
This class will answer your questions about the mission and values of In Focus Church and afterwards, you'll have the opportunity to take the next step in making In Focus your church home. If you feel God is leading you to this, please register to let us know you're coming.
Medical Mission trip to Haiti
May 27th - June 3rd, 2017
The team will serve alongside Mission of Hope Haiti on the mobile medical clinic or at the onsite clinic.
This is a great way for you to use your medical skill set to aid Mission of Hope's goal of seeing every man, woman, and child in Haiti transformed. The approximate cost of this trip is $1700.
Please complete and return the trip application by Dec. 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the church office. Registering and filling out an application does not guarantee your selection for the team. The team is chosen through a vetting process that takes into consideration team needs and dynamics. Preference will be given to those with any type of medical/dental certification and there will be limited spots available for those not in the medical field.
There is a mandatory informational meeting on December 4 at 7:30pm. Please make plans to attend this meeting.
Ten Days Mission YOUTH Trip to Baja Mexico
June 19th - June 25th, 2017
When: June 19 – June 25, 2017
Partnering with Ten Days Missions, the missions arm of Every Nation, our team will meet up with youth groups from across the United States in San Diego to travel south of the border to Rosarito. Come ready to build because we will construct a church and a parsonage in less than six days! At the start of the trip, we will attend a two-day retreat called reFUEL. This retreat will engage and empower students with the Gospel. We will then evangelize in the local community with translators and throw a fiesta at the conclusion of the week.
This trip is open to In Focus Church IMPACT High students. If you are interested in this mission trip, please register by Dec 7, 2016, and plan to attend a mandatory informational meeting on Dec 7, 2016, at 8:40pm after Youth. Students, you must have at least one parent with you at the meeting.
Approximate cost is $1,830.
Fill out the attached application and return to Hunter Maynard at email@example.com or by dropping it off at Youth on any Wednesday by Dec. 7.
Registering and filling out an application does not guarantee your selection for the team. The team is chosen through a vetting process that takes into consideration team needs and dynamics
ENCOUNTER 2017 - A Victory Weekend Experience
August 25th, 2017
Do you ever feel like you want to go deeper in your walk with God? Is there a freedom that you desire to have in your life but at every turn you feel like there is a blockade? Do you long to be a disciple of Christ, not just a convert?
This 24 hour experience is a powerful time of teaching, worship, prayer and personal ministry.
Our desire at In Focus is that every church member would attend and participate in an ENCOUNTER weekend at some point. This event is a wonderful tool for anyone in their discipleship process.
This event takes place only once a year. The next scheduled event is August 25 and 26. Ask your small group leader for more information.
Please note, the deadline for registrations is Thursday, August 17 at noon.
Adult Mission Trip to South Africa
October 20th - October 30th, 2017
Once again, In Focus Church will partner with the Thembalitsha Foundation to bring hope to the destitute, sick, and vulnerable in the communities of the Western Cape.
The team will have the opportunity to serve at the EduCare centers (Pre-Ks) throughout the community. Job details will be forthcoming. The trip will cost approximately $2,830.
All trip applicants, including any mission trip alumni that desire to go in 2017, are expected to attend an informational meeting on Dec. 4 at 6:30PM.
Please complete and return the trip application by Dec. 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the church office. Registering and filling out an application does not guarantee your selection for the team. The team is chosen through a vetting process that takes into consideration team needs and dynamics.