2022 brings a sense of a new beginning. That has never been more true than here at our church. 2022 will bring many new things. For one, we are just finishing up our auditorium remodel, bringing a long-overdue improvement. I think you’ll be very pleased with the results. 2022 also brings us our new Lead Pastor – Trevor DeVage. 2022 is also a year where, for the first time, we are adopting a “One Word” for our whole church, reflecting our focus for the year (more to come about that later). There are truly some wonderful new things happening.
So, to start the New Year, on Sunday, January 2nd, we are dedicating our attention to God through prayer. Facilities, staff, and programs are essential for a church. But to reach our city and help people follow Jesus well, that requires the work of God. We are completely dependent on the Holy Spirit to guide, equip, empower our church and do the powerful work of life change. Get your first experience in our remodeled auditorium at 9 am and 11 am (no 1 pm service) as we pray on Sunday, January 2nd.
We will just be moving back into our auditorium, and we won’t have all our sound and light equipment set up, so we’ll be doing a low-tech service. The fact is, prayer doesn’t need a lot of high-tech equipment! It will be so good to be back together in a spacious environment.
This Prayer Service will be a family service. We won’t have regular Kids or Students services that day. We’ll meet together in the auditorium for a couple of songs, communion, a short message by Michael Goodwin about prayer, and then we’ll pray together in our new digs. Then, I’ll give you instructions about how to spread out across our campus to pray as an individual, couple, or family. We’ll have various prayer stations with guides to help you know how to focus your prayers. If you are a family with small children, you can use this time to pray as a family in your own unique ways.
Folks will pray in various styles, and some will take longer than others. So, when you are done, you can depart for the day, or we invite you to hang out at our Café, which will be providing their usual great meals.
For those of you who will join us online, we have a special message prepared for you and encourage you to join us in prayer from your home or wherever you might be.
A happy and blessed New Year to you and your family!
With Christmas, the auditorium remodel nearing completion, and a new Lead Pastor confirmed, we’ve got quite a few new things coming. I know change is challenging for many. But these changes are leading us to an exciting great beginning for 2022 and beyond. Here’s what’s coming so you can keep track…
THIS Sunday (12/19) – Our volleyball court, used for our overflow during our auditorium renewal, will be closed to complete the remodeling. Our overflow is moved to the Student Union for this Sunday only.
6 pm Christmas Eve Service at the Tucson Convention Center. Things to remember:
Sunday, December 26 – No Sunday Services
There will be no Sunday services the day after Christmas. To give our staff and volunteers a break from this busy season and allow them to rest and spend time with their families, we’ll be closing our offices from December 27 to December 31, 2021.
Sunday, January 2 – Special Prayer Service
Sunday, January 9 – First Sunday Service in the Remodeled Auditorium
This will be our first regular service in our newly renovated auditorium. We’ll kick off the new year with our focus as a church for 2022, and our new Lead Pastor, Trevor DeVage, will be with us on campus!
Sunday, January 16 – Auditorium Remodel Celebration and Trevor DeVage Preaching
Today, we’ll formally celebrate our auditorium remodel! We’ll have Eegee’s, Krispy Kreme donuts, and the rock wall will be open for the adventure-seekers! We’ll officially pass the torch to our new Lead Pastor, and Trevor will give his first message.