Dec 12th, 2014 by Tim Morey

purchase a day, change lives

Hey friends I want to invite you to check out this year’s Advent Conspiracy. (What, you ask, is this “Advent Conspiracy”? This attempt to recapture Christmas, fight our own consumerism, and repurpose our gift-giving as a subversive act of worshipful generosity? So glad you asked: Click here.)

This year for Advent Conspiracy we are inviting you to purchase “One Day” – to cover one or more days’ worth of operational costs at the Melanie Centers – either for yourself or as gifts for others. For the price of a Christmas gift that may not have a very long shelf life you can literally change the course of a child’s life in Mozambique. To jump in, sign up on Sunday in the café.

In other Christmas related news:

• There is a women’s Casual Christmas Tea happening this Thursday, Dec 18th, 730pm at the Morey house. Please RSVP to

• We are looking forward to worshiping together on Christmas Eve, December 24th at 4pm. Kids will be with their families in the service, with activity notebooks to help them stay engaged, and a Christmas-themed activity room for children (with parental accompaniment) who are overcome by Christmas squirminess.

Finally, can I ask you to pray for this Sunday’s worship gathering? I sense God stirring something in us in regard to our engagement with the South Bay’s poor and hurting. Pray that we would have open, courageous hearts and follow God where he leads.

Lord bless you friends, and we’ll look forward to being with you this weekend –


Dec 4th, 2014 by Tim Morey


If you’ve been doing the Proverb-a-day reading, there is no way you’ve missed this week’s theme. Fully two and a half of Proverbs’ thirty-one chapters are given solely to the topic of adultery! In fact, in the opening third of Proverbs, adultery is repeatedly given as the paradigm of folly – the example of what might happen to one who ignores the path of wisdom and tries their luck on the path of fools instead. »»


Dollars and Sense: Making Life Work 10 (Prov 3:9-10)

Dollars and Sense: Making Life Work 10 (Prov 3:9-10)

This week Pastor Tim explores what Proverbs has to say about money, specifically, generosity.  His focus is on God’s challenge for us to be generous to those in need. He explores two main texts; Prov 3:9-10 – “Honor the Lord with your wealth, with the firstfruits of all your crops; then your barns will be filled to overflowing, and your vats will brim over with new wine.” Right along with it is this one: “Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord,and he will reward them for what they have done” (Prov 19:17).


For those who missed church we have a video by Advent Conspiracy and some information about ways to give from the director of Life for Mozambique


During this Christmas season, we recognize that Jesus’ arrival on Earth, as a baby born into very humble circumstances, was the greatest gift the world has known. It is through him that we are able to care for those living without parents, living without homes and families, and living in a country ravaged by disease and poverty. We also know that we cannot begin to give back to God to satisfactorily thank him for the life we have in Christ. But we can give to those in need. We can offer our gratitude to God by loving his Mozambican children and caring for those who have so little.One day at time.

Would you please consider joining our One Day campaign? Your tax deductible donations can provide one day of meals. Or on a grander scale you can directly cover a day’s, a week’s, or even a month’s operating expenses for one or both of the Melanie Centers. Just take a look at the giving list by clicking here. Donations can be made online on our Just Give site by clicking here.

As our team witnessed this summer, your support in the past has made a difference. I thank you for your generosity. And I pray that you will have a wonderful Christmas and a blessed Holiday Season.

With much Gratitude,                                                                                                                       -Alex                                                                                                                                          Director Life for Mozambique                                                                                                More information at


*Editors Note: If you are observant you might notice that there is no Making Life Work podcast #9. Unfortunately, we are unable to post that sermon. We have put in place contingencies in the hope of no future technical difficulties interrupting your podcasts.

Day of Sharing 11/30/14

Day of Sharing 11/30/14

*This week we continue the tradition of sharing how God is at work in our community on the Sunday following Thanksgiving.

*Editors note: Unfortunately, we experienced technical difficulties again this week. This means a few of the stories shared did not make it to the podcast. We hope to have the problem remedied by this Sunday.


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