On this past Sunday, Pastor Reiko Ward ministered a powerful word at LIFE Church. Sometimes you just need a confirmation of that which God wants you to know. We received just that. From beginning to end, she was spot on, and this became evident as parishioners stood on their feet the entire message... Others flooded the altar at the end of the message. Here are just a few shots from that powerful experience. While we were in worship enjoying this word, the youth and children were in the Y'Church enjoying an experience of their own.
During the 10am Service, Pastor Merritt present the $10,000 check to the LIFE Community Development Corporation, made by artist and celebrity 21 Savage.
#SummerSplash2018 with the Merged College and Young Adult Community of LIFE Church. The road trip was fun! The laughs were endless. The food was great! ...but the conversation, great energy and morale was indescribable.
Just a little back drop... Summer Splash is something we set out to do annually in our College and Young adult ministry at our church. It's a chance for us to unwind, fellowship, team build and connect with one another outside of church. We believe that LIFE isn't just what happens in the 4 walls of the church, but what happens outside as well... So this is us enjoying what's out there!! Mosquitos and all lol!! We also use it as a tool to engage with other young adults, maybe our peers or family members who might be a little hesitant about coming to church on a Sunday morning... but would definitely be open to hanging out on the water with a bunch of cool people. We understand that our generation values RELATIONSHIP over rules and rhetoric. So with Summer Splash we provide a space where we can develop those lasting relationships. We take a road trip somewhere and we just have fun, involving water. This year- we decided to go white water rafting... We did EVERYTHING we set out to do and then some.
What an amazing experience!!! Shout out to the best Pastor on the planet Dr. Terence Merritt for just being the best Pastor in the world... and making sure we got this great opportunity!! And to the dopest CYAM Team- you all are the bomb!! Until next year "Meet us on the river!!"
This past weekend the LIFE Community Development Corporation hosted the L3 Block Party at Continental Colony Elementary School, who is one of our community partners. The event included a Lunch and Learn seminar where our mental health professionals led a discussion on bullying, depression, suicide, and ADHD. We also gave away hundreds of backpacks, did free health screenings, and much more. The event also included Maria Boynton from V-103 The People's Station who partnered with us. The event garnered support from artists like 21 Savage, who heard what we were doing and wanted to be apart, making a generous donation to our commitment to make Atlanta an even better place. Special Thanks to the City of Atlanta, Atlanta Public Schools,, United Healthcare, Hosea Feed The Hungry, and all who supported this weekend's event.