Epic: September Outreach Opportunities

31 08 2007


1. Arts and Apples Festival
Epic Church will be exhibiting all weekend at the 42nd annual Arts and Apples Festival at Paint Creek Park in Rochester. Volunteers will man the booth, sell T-shirts, take pictures and pass out free water bottles. Pick both a day and time.

  • Fri, Sept 7 3:30-5:30, 5:30-7:45
  • Sat, Sept 8 8:30-11:30, 11:30-1:30, 3:30-5:30, 5:30-8
  • Sun, Sept 9 9-12:00, 12-2:30, 2-5:00

2. Community Outreach
It’s a great opportunity to have a blast as we get out in the community and to let people know about us. We’ll walk together through the subdivisions around Hart and leave door hangers inviting people to the Fall Festival. We’ll finish up at the Dairy Queen in Shelby for some great community time.

  • Sat, Sept 15, 10am–Noon
  • Wed, Sept 19, 6:30–8:00 pm

3. Epic Kick-Off Karnival
We’ll be serving the community at the fall carnival. There will be great food, inflatable games for the kids, face painting, activities for all ages, and the Epic band playing live. It’s a great event to invite a friend to. Volunteer Opportunities: set up, tear down, greet people, serve food, prepare food, run games, face painting, any way needed.

  • Sunday, Sept 23, 12:00 –3 pm, Hart Parking Lot

To volunteer, contact brandon.kennedy@agedwards.com


Gone. Part 2

30 08 2007

A few weeks back, I attended the Willow Creek Leadership Summit which was an incredible three days of motivation, inspiration and insight to becoming an more effective leader. Talk about being pumped up! I really needed the recharge. One of the highlights was Kirk Franklin leading us in an incredibly moving song, “Imagine Me.”

I was upset when I thought all my files were gone and deleted on my computer, but we serve a God who specializes in deleting our sinful past. He delights in wiping the slate clean and forgiving our sins. I desires to show you that your self worth is defined NOT by what you’ve done or what others may say about you, your value comes from what God says about you. All the junk from the past doesn’t determine your future, in Christ it’s GONE! Every sin, GONE! Every failure, GONE!

I can’t say it better than Kirk:

For his unfailing love toward those who fear him is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth. He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. Psalms 102:11-12

Imagine Me…

Gone. Part 1

30 08 2007

I was sitting at Starbucks for my Saturday morning ritual of finishing the Sunday message. It was a great morning with God and I was looking forward to a great new series at Epic “just walk across the room.” As I went to pack up my bag, my laptop computer slipped off the table. Crash! A small dent in the corner. After realizing the computer wasn’t running and I couldn’t access any of my files, one of my worst nightmares became a reality. Everything I’ve worked on for the past two years…GONE.

After a few anxious days, the Mac Genius said “all was not lost”as diagnosed it not as the broken hard-drive, but some other broken chip in the computer. He showed my how to access the files from another computer. Until I get get a new computer, I am using the kids very slow Mac Mini which limits my work to home.

New Series @ Epic

17 08 2007


Boil down anyone’s journey to faith, and it typically began with a simple walk across a room.

Someone reached out a hand of friendship…
Spoke a kind word …
Asked a good question …
And the rest was history.

The stakes are high. The implications are eternal. And you may be only a conversation from pointing someone to faith…if you just walk across the room.

Aug. 19 The Single Greatest Gift
Aug. 26 Living in 3D
Sept. 2 The Power of Story
Sept. 9 Everybody Invited
Sept 16 Grander Vision Living

This is why the church exists. To be a community of people that’s willing to take courageous steps out of our comfort zone to help people searching for God…find the God who is searching for them. It’s going to be an exciting and transformational five weeks at Epic. Expect the unexpected.


14 08 2007

I always enjoy the X Games, but this is incredible. Jake Brown bruised his liver and lung, but walked away from the 45 foot fall.

Chapter #6, Advance: Go Unless You Get a No

8 08 2007

chasing daylight

After spending a week in New York, here’s a couple of observations:

1. There are a lot of people in Manhattan. 1.5 million in 22 square miles. That’s 67,000 people every square mile. That’s more people than everyone in Oakland County packed into an area 10 square miles smaller than Rochester Hills. Or twice as many as Macomb County living in an area 30% smaller than Shelby Twp.

ny people

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Chapter 5: Risk, Live Before You Die, Die Before You Live

6 08 2007

chasing daylight

Well the “unplugging deal” has me behind schedule. Chapter 5 is one of my favorite subjects…Risk. It also which brings me to “Tim’s Critical Event #5: Africa by way of Baltimore”

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