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Briarwood Summer Celebration & Prayer Partners

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ummer’s right around the corner and that means that our partner ministry, Briarwood Retreat Center, is getting geared up to change lives and share God’s love with hundreds of children and youth in our communities and around the state!  The Briarwood Summer Counselors and Leadership Team help build and strengthen young Christ followers and are truly life-changing because of the energy, dedication, and faithfulness of the Briarwood team.   
We want to show our support for these young leaders!  Here’s how you can be involved!

Confirmation Sunday is May 20

Join us at Confirmation or encourage with a note!
Our eight confirmands have just concluded their yearlong dedication to seeking, stretching, serving and sharing and will be affirming their baptism on May 20th at 3:00pm! We are so blessed and honored to be a part of their “journey of Faith” and invite you to be a part of it, too! Join us for this special ceremony, or encourage and empower these young men and women by writing them a note or sharing your favorite bible passage with them. We will have special bags for each confirmand in the Gathering area on May 13th and 20th where you can drop off your messages.

Becca Barone
Zechariah 4:10
Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.

Juliana Donaldson
Joshua 1:9
Have I not commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; Be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed; for the Lord thy God is with thee withersoever thou goest.

Madison Friedman
Psalm 107:29
He caused the storm to be still, so that the waves of the sea were hushed.

Amber Higginbotham
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant 5 or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful;[a] 6 it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. 7 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.

Joey Risberg
John 15:16
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain; that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Caroline Rudicile
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Reagan Tubbs
1 Timothy 4:8
For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

Katrina Voight
Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Posted by Faith Lutheran

FLDS Spring Fest: THANK YOU!

FLDS Spring Fest was a HUGE success! Over 450 people came out to Briarwood on Saturday, April 28 and enjoyed a beautiful day of fun and fellowship! Thank you to everyone who came and shared in the fun with us and celebrated our school’s ministry and relationships!
We collected $3600 that will go toward playground renovations. Thank you to everyone who has contributed! It’s not too late to donate toward the playground fund. All donations are tax deductible.
A big THANK YOU goes to the FLDS Board who put on Spring Fest!

Leah Hinojosa  |  Barbara Cassidy  |  Jerry Gray  |  Holly Royer
Jenny Risberg  |  Lois Heckart  |  Bruce Turner  |  Jana Nelson
Kim Barton  |  Kim Cox


Special thanks to Lee Cassidy for his help!

Posted by Ann VanLoenen