This summer (June-August), Veritas will be introducing some new learning and service opportunities, as well as scaling back in some areas in order to make space for these! We pray that the fruit of a simplified yet intentional summer will be refreshment within the body and growth in our witness to the surrounding community.
Summer is a time when people are outside more often, so we’re encouraging everyone to spend time showing hospitality to your neighbors! In order to allow more intentional space for this, City Groups will meet once a month, on the first Sunday of each month, rather than every week. We’d encourage you to spend time with other Veritas members outside of your city group, invite non-Christians over to your house for dinner, throw a neighborhood barbecue, etc!
We are excited to launch Veritas: Equip - a series of workshops designed to both edify and challenge our body of believers in our ministry to one another and in our mission to the world. We invite you and your city group to attend two Saturday workshops created and taught by Pastor Dan Turner. These will all take place at Arbor Baptist Church in Dayton from 9AM-3PM. If you can’t attend the date your group is assigned to, we’d love for you to join the other class date! Learn more and register here: veritasdayton.org/equip
Growth: Redefining Ministry
July 13 - North/South Kettering, and Walnut Hills City Groups
Aug 24 - Linden Heights, Huffman, and Mid-Week City Groups
Growth: Redefining Mission
Sept 21 - North/South Kettering, and Walnut Hills City Groups
Oct 26 - Linden Heights, Huffman, and Mid-Week City Groups
We are excited to offer ways for you to serve your neighbors and our community this summer and we need your help! After the gathering on June 9th, we will hold a brief meeting to gauge interest/skills and to give an overview of our summer projects. Whether you are a skilled woodworker, have a green thumb, like to cook, pickup trash, or want to get your kids involved in serving with you, we would love for you to join us for this meeting. If you are not able to attend but are interested in getting involved, contact Deacon Mike Squire at email@example.com.
June: Tornado recovery projects, details will be announced as available
July 27: Restoring the Greene family's fence
Aug 5 & 13: Service Projects at Ruskin Elementary
SUNDAY MORNING CHANGES
While we will continue to faithfully gather and worship together on the Lord’s day, we will be scaling back a few of our Sunday morning ministries to give opportunity for our serving teams to reset and refresh. This includes Family Ministry taking a break from the Pre-K (4-5) class from June-August, but continuing to offer the Infants and Toddlers classrooms (0-3). Hospitality set-up and refreshments will also be lighter than normal.