Starting Point (Begins Sunday, Sept. 23)

Description:  A discussion oriented class for those who are skeptical or curious about Christ.  If you are connecting with God for the first time, or if you are reconnecting with God after being away from the church for a while, then Starting Point is for you.  Starting Point is a relaxed and informal gathering on Sunday mornings for you to connect with others who are at the same stage in their journey.  We invite you to join us as we watch video teaching, eat some snacks, and discuss questions about the Christian faith.

Leader:  Shawn Burditt & Tammy McOrmond

Gender:  Co-Ed

Marital Status:  Married and Singles

Age Range:  13 Years and Older

Time:  11:00 AM – 12:00 Noon

Day:  Sunday

Frequency:  8 Week Cycles

Childcare:  Nursery & Children’s Sunday School Classes

Location:  1st Floor Classroom in Education Building @ SRC

REFUGE Youth Group (Starts 4:30-6:00PM, Sunday, September 16)

What? Refuge is the youth group of SRC, but is open to teens of other churches and the community. Our meetings usually consist of: meet ‘n greet, snack, announcements, worship time, God talk, games, and talking to friends.

Why? It is our desire that everyone who enters our doors will feel welcome and challenged to grow in a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Who? 5th through 12th grade youth from Marion and surrounding communities are welcome to participate.

Where? Refuge meets in the Education Building with Gym behind the Second Reformed Church (3757 Mill Street, Marion, NY 14505).

When? Refuge meets from 4:30-6:00PM on most Sundays during the school year with some special events at other times.

Youth Leaders? The Refuge youthworkers for the 2018-2019 school year are: Ned & Shelley Morgan, Linda Kellogg, Kim Reiff, Brandie Combs, John Harden, Mike Sicienski and Mike McOrmond.

Teen Ministry Team? Derek Adriaansen, Christian Dunham, Allie Hayes, James Hilaire, Noah Kellogg, Mary Messmer, Liam Morgan, and McKenna Short will be serving alongside the youthworkers this year.

Info? Besides talking a Refuge youthworker or teen ministry team member , you can find out more information by following our Facebook page entitled “Refuge Youth.”

“Loving God With Our All” Sermon Series

Date Speaker Loving God With Our All Text
5-Aug Don White Noah (part 1) Genesis 6:1-7:5; Hebrews 11:7
12-Aug Mike McOrmond Esther Esther 1-10
19-Aug Mike McOrmond Hosea Hosea 1-3
26-Aug Mike Sicienski Paul Acts 17:16-34
2-Sep Don White Noah (part 2) Genesis 7:6-8:22

Refuge Pool Party (1-4PM, Saturday, August 4 @ Morgan’s)

Refuge youth entering 5-12th grades this fall are invited to our Summer Pool Party from 1-4PM, Saturday, August 4th at Ned & Shelley Morgan’s home (3131 Pigeon Hill Road, Marion). The purpose of this event is to start or continue building relationships with fellow students and the new Refuge youthworkers. The afternoon will include plenty of time for swimming, yard games, snacks and an update on fall youth ministry activities. There is no charge for this event, but we are asking each teen to bring a dessert, bag of chips OR beverage. Please wear a modest swimsuit and bring your own towel. And yes, your friends are welcome to join us too:-)

“Creeds & Confessions” July Series

Date Speaker “Creeds & Confessions” Sermons Text
1-Jul Don White “Jesus is Lord!” Romans 10:9-10; I Cor. 12:3
(The Ultimate Confession)
8-Jul Don White Apostles’ Creed I John 4:1-6
(Jesus, Man)
15-Jul Don White Nicene Creed I John 2:18-25
(Jesus, God)
22-Jul Don White The Athanasian Creed Matthew 28:19; II Corinthians 13:14
(God’s Math: 1 and 3)
29-Jul Don White The Belgic Confession, Heidelberg II Timothy 1:8-14
Catechism & Canons of Dort
(3 Standards of Unity)

“Why Men Hate Going to Church” (11AM, Sunday, July 15 & 29)

With the encouragement of the Worship Work Group and Revitalization Team, Mike McOrmond will be leading a 2 week training session using a DVD by David Murrow on Sunday July 15 and July 29 from 11AM-12Noon for teens and adults in the SRC air conditioned gym.

July 15- WHY DO MEN HATE GOING TO CHURCH? 1) Men think church is for women, wimps, and weirdos. 2) Men think that church is a waste of time. 3) Christian culture leans increasingly toward the feminine. 4) It’s hard for a man to win at church.

July 29- 10 WAYS TO MAN UP YOUR CHURCH (without scaring women away) Fast-growing churches have one thing in common: they’re full of enthusiastic men. This fast-paced session will help us identify ten roadblocks to male involvement and give us practical tools to help our congregation attract and engage men and boys.

SRC Softball Schedule

June 6- St. Mary’s vs. SRC at St. Mary’s Church

June 13- SRC vs. Presbyterian at Marion Town Park

June 20- Grace Ridge vs. SRC at Sodus High School

June 27- Bye (No Game)

July 4- Bye (Independence Day)

July 11- SRC vs. Sodus Bible at Marion Town Park

July 18- SRC vs. St. Mary’s at Marion Town Park

July 25- Presbyterian vs. SRC at Sodus High School

August 1- SRC vs. Grace Ridge at Marion Town Park

August 8- Sodus Bible vs. SRC at Sodus High School

August 15- Bye (No Game)

Tournament Date & Location TBD (pending team discussions)

Further questions can be directed to Kyle & MacKenzie Buckles who are serving as Coaches this year.

“God at Work” Sermon Series

Date Speaker “God at Work” Sermon Series Text
3-Jun Don White The Ministry of the Holy Spirit Eph. 1:13-14; 4:30; II Cor. 5:5; Romans 8:14
10-Jun Don White The Book of the Holy Spirit Psalm 119; Colossians 3:16
17-Jun Mike McOrmond Fatherhood Lessons from Boaz Ruth 2-4
24-Jun Mike Sicienski Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus Galatians 1:3-5