ENCOUNTER GRACE!
Our vision for Sunday mornings is that everyone who attends would have an “encounter with grace.” Whether your serving others or hearing the good news about Jesus for the first time, everything is grace.
At Safeharbor we believe that grace leads us to repentance; that “grace always meets us where we are, but never leaves us where it found us”
 

Below you’ll find information about things happening at Safeharbor over the next few weeks.

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Discipleship Retreat

Have you ever wondered what it means to walk with God? What does that look like? How do I even incorporate that into my busy lifestyle? To help answer these questions Safeharbor is hosting a “Discipleship Retreat” at Lake Yale Retreat Center in Eustis, FL on November 13-14, 2020. Whether you’ve been a follower of Jesus for a lifetime, or you’re just getting started, this is an opportunity to grow in our understanding of discipleship and deepen our experience of life with Jesus in a beautiful lake setting.
Some of our Small Group Leaders were able to get away for a retreat at Lake Yale last year. The experience was extremely encouraging for everyone who attended. We’d like to open that experience up to everyone at Safeharbor.
The cost of the retreat is $50/person or $80/couple, which covers accommodations & meals.
Do you have children? We want to remove as many obstacles as possible! We have arranged activities for children throughout the retreat. The cost is $20 per child, which includes meals & childcare. If an additional room is required, the cost is $50. If you have questions about the rooming situation, one of our pastors would be happy to give you the lowdown. Registration can be completed using the church center app or clicking on the link Safeharbor-church.churchcenter.com/registrations/events/526423.


Join Us For Worship!

Is he worthy? This is the question that the worship team will ask as they lead us in the song “Is He Worthy.” We can become easily overwhelmed by the challenges of life and all of the heartache and pain they bring but one thing remains true is that Jesus is worthy! He is able to overcome all of these things in our lives and we need to remind ourselves by asking this very question. “I call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies.”    (2 Samuel 22:4 ESV)

 
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The Good Fight

All good hero stories celebrate the underdog–the one who faced insurmountable odds and found it within themselves to overcome their self-doubt. The Bible is filled with underdog stories. But there’s something slightly different about the underdog theme in the biblical narrative. This morning, Pastor Dan White continues our new series called “The Good Fight,” with a look at the classic story of David & Goliath in 1Samuel 17. What might we discover when we look a little deeper at the battles that God invites his people to fight. In almost every battle, God’s people have inadequate weapons and fewer numbers. Why? What was God trying to teach the Hebrews about numbers and weapons? And what should we understand about the battle that God intends to win?
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Tell Us About Yourself

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Now sit back and soak up God’s grace that Jesus came to bring for all of us!



Safeharbor Park Meet-Ups

The church has left the building! Don’t miss Safeharbor Park Meetups in the month of September.
We had a great time at our first Park Meetup this past Wednesday–great attendance, beautiful weather, good conversations and opportunities to pray for one another.
Connecting during COVID has been challenging, to say the least. We understand that many are feeling disconnected from their church family. Our next Park Meetup is Saturday, 9/26 from 11:30-3pm. For this outing we’d like everyone to bring food to share. We’ll get the grill going, so bring your own meats & sides. We’ll provide drinks, to save you the hassle.
You might also want to bring a chair, volleyball, baseball mitt, can jam, corn-hole boards, etc.
Like last time, we have no other agenda than to connect, encourage one another, pray for you, and be the church!

This is the main way we’re connecting beyond Sunday Mornings at Safeharbor, so don’t miss these outdoor, open-air gatherings in the month of September.

Kirby Park, Sanford – Saturday, 9/26, 11:30-3pm (bring your own picnic, grills will be ready)
Greenwood Lakes Park, Lake Mary – Wednesday, 9/30, 6-7:30pm (food provided)


ELDER NOMINATIONS

Safeharbor Christian Church is selecting elders who are willing to be shepherds to help each of us grow closer to Christ and closer to one another. We leave this choice to the Lord through a careful process driven by prayer and the needs of our church. The elder nomination forms will be available beginning September 13th thru September 27th. These forms will be located at the dock and online with the deadline for completed forms being returned is September 27th. You may fill out an online nomination form by clicking the button below.
 

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COVID Precautions

In keeping with guidelines from our local leaders, masks are required as you enter the building. You may remove your mask as you take your seat, so long as social distancing is observed.
If you’re not able to join us in-person, we’d love for you to tune in live!. Visit www.safeharbor-church.org/live


Giving at Safeharbor

Give online at www.safeharbor-church.org/give or download the Church Center App.

At Safeharbor we want to live generously as an expression of our growing faith in the gospel. Generosity is about the way we freely and wisely give what God has graciously given to us–our time, influence, energy, wealth, and abilities. One big way to practice generosity is by giving consistently and sacrificially to the church family in which you participate.
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Safeharbor Students

These last few weeks Pastor Jeff has been working with some of our senior student leaders and interns. As a ministry, we are looking forward to the time when we can begin meeting again in-person. We see some light at the end of the tunnel, so to speak, and hope to share an update for future plans next week. Stay tuned.
As always, if you’d like to connect with our Next Gen Pastor for some encouragement and direction, send him an email at jeff@safeharbor-church.org


One Hope Free Little Pantry

We’re excited to announce that Monica Tichonoff is taking over our Safeharbor “Free Little Pantry.” Early this year One Hope International began using retired news paper boxes, donated by the Sanford Herald, to be placed around the city as pantries where those who are in need of food can simply go to a box and help themselves. Our Free Little Pantry is located on our property along Upsala Rd.
You can drop off food items in the donation bin in Fellowship Hall, or at the church office at any time. If you’d like to help with this project send an email to the church office and we’ll get you connected.