This Weekend @ Connexus | February 22nd, 2009

Wow! Well Orange Families got off to an incredible start in Barrie last weekend and we're expecting a fantastic weekend as we start Orange Families at our Orillia campus this weekend. Thank you to all of you who have invited friends and family out to this series.

Last weekend in Barrie it was a completely packed house at 10:00 a.m. We're thrilled about that, naturally. But you know what would be so helpful? If your family has the option of which service to attend, we'd love for you to attend the 8:30 service for this series. We'd even love for some 10:00 a.m. families in Orillia to make the switch too. When you do, you're opening up seats for others!

Anyway, thank you to EVERYONE who is helping Orange Families come together: to our family ministry staff, incredible family ministry volunteers, e-teams, tech teams, host teams and more. And a shout out to our friends at ReThink who shipped us the set and got behind this series in so many ways. I also want to thank my friend Reggie Joiner who has spearheaded much of the thinking behind this series. I'm very grateful that I get to write this stuff with Reggie.

Wondering what this series will be like? Click here to read a comment on the intro to the series, and click here to watch week one (or grab the podcast off iTunes – just search "Connexus Community Church"). Then, make sure your friends don't miss this weekend!  Here are the details:

Barrie Campus

Part Two | Imagine the End
No child comes with a manual attached. And as diligent as parents are, parenting can be overwhelming. The urgent can overtake the important. How do you keep your focus on the right things as a parent?  This week we’ll introduce you to a pivotal question that can substantially clarify the goal of parenting.

Service Times: 8:30 & 10:00 am | Galaxy Theaters Barrie 72 Commerce Park Dr.

Orillia Campus

Part One | The Influential Parent
As much as parents are tempted to think otherwise, no one has more influence on the life of a child than a parent. But what do you do with all that influence? We’ll introduce you to an unlikely partner for parents and a set of values that can help you steer things in an encouraging direction at home. Together, we’ll start thinking Orange.     

Service Times: 8:30 & 10:00 am | Galaxy Theaters Orillia 865 West Ridge Blvd.



  1. Mandy Hillyard says, February 22, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Just to let you know, on the radio broadcast this monring Carey you said that Connesus is behind the Walmart in Barrie and Orillia and in fact the Orillia Walmart has moved so it is misleading. Just thought this might help.

  2. Carey Nieuwhof (Connexus Community Church) says, February 24, 2009 at 10:27 am

    Thanks Mandy. We'll fix that. The shows are prerecorded weeks in advance, so it may take a while to make the change….:0)

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