We're doing it again, another movie night at Ivyland. This time, to enjoy ourselves a bit more, you are all invited to join the Sandstroms at the Ivyland Manse at 5:30pm for a cookout. You may bring your own beef (for the grill) and beer, and also a side dish to share. When all is done, we will wonder over to the church and adults will watch a movie, and kids will watch their movie projected on the wall with surround sound, in separate rooms. Bring your kids!
Times are set and we're ready for you to sign up! Two class workshop on Tuesday May 7 and Tuesday May 14, 6-9pm. Learn the art of wet felting and complete two wearable accessories. With locally harvested and hand dyed wool, your designs will be unique wearable art No previous felting experience necessary. No skills in knitting or crochet are required. Create beautiful, one-of-a kind wearables like scarves and bags during the first session Fee: $45 for the two class workshop (checks payable to the Ivyland New Church) One time materials fee per person: $15 (wool, dyes, sewing and design resources, payable to the instructor) This is one of many art classes to come in our Arts at Ivyland program. Call 215 957 9760 to sign up
Ever wonder if you could donate to the church without actually paying anything extra? Now there is a way to do your grocery shopping as alwaysAND/OR pay for gas and have that in itself benefit the Ivyland New Church. Instead of paying with a check or debit card, use a Giant Gift card of $100, $150 or $250 (Available at Ivyland New Church) and %5 of your purchase will automatically go to Ivyland, you keep the groceries and drive around with a full tank of gas;) Ask around at church to find out more!
Ivyland Poker Night Friday, April 12, at 7:30 PM; come play some poker for the benefit of the Ivyland New Church! $20 donation gets you in the door for the games; There will be prizes for winners! Please brings snacks and drinks to share with the crowd.
It isn't always fun to be a better person, but God promises that if we change our ways, He'll change our heart.
We only gain real confidence in our abilities when those abilities are put to the test. Jacob was tested, and asked for a blessing. So should we.
After spending years with Uncle Laban, Jacob now sees that his education is paying off. Likewise, after we spend time learning how to be a good person, we have to shift our efforts to actually BEING a good person.
Okay, so now you've got a goal and an expectation of reaching that goal. How do you deal with it when things don't work out the way you planned?
What, or rather, who do you want to be? Try not think "doctor" or "lawyer" or "football player", try instead to think of how you want to feel. Do you want to be a more courageous person? Or a more compassionate person? Jacob illustrates how a shift of focus can make the goal a reality.
Feeling far away from God? Feeling like life has spun you around and left you confused? So did Jacob, and guess what God told him in a dream...