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What Else Can We Talk About?

#TalkStoryTuesday
Dani Beth Crosby
Family & Communications Minister
 
I was on the phone with a friend the other day and they asked, “What’s new?” We both started laughing because, these days, it feels like nothing is new. Our church family is diverse in many ways. We have households of multiple generations, single family households, households made of roommates, and households made of individuals. Whatever your household looks like, there is a good chance you have run out of new things to talk about.
 
IF:Table is a free resource with monthly Table Conversation Cards. Below you will find the family discussion questions for this month. I challenge you to use the questions during a meal with your family and/or over the phone with a friend this week.
 
One of the promises of God we will look at this weekend in our family worship video is Deuteronomy 31:8. It says, “The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” This would be a great verse to share at the beginning of your meal or phone call.
 

TABLE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS

How would you describe how this year has been for you?
 
What has brought you comfort lately?
 
What does God say about our fear?
 
What has God taught you recently? How can you share that with someone else?
 


O Praise The Name #Worship Wednesday

Meredith Palicte
Worship & Internationals Minister

Psalm 148:13 says, “Let them praise the name of the LORD, for his name alone is exalted; his majesty is above earth and heaven.” This coming Sunday we will be learning the chorus of “O Praise the Name” in Hawaiian. You can listen to it here to learn and sing along. Here are the lyrics for you to follow along:

E ho’onani aku i ka Haku

E kau ke keha i ka lani

E ho’omana nui no na kau a kau

Ka Haku, Makua lani



Pentecost

#WorshipWednesday
Meredith Palicte
Worship & Internationals Minister
 
This past Sunday was Pentecost Sunday- when we remember the day that the Holy Spirit broke into the upper Room and gave birth to the early church. “And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.” Acts 2:2-4
 
 
Christ had promised His followers that He would send His Holy Spirit, and, on Pentecost, they were granted the gifts of the Holy Spirit. The Apostles began to preach the Gospel in all of the languages that the Jews who were gathered there spoke, and about 3,000 people were converted and baptized that day. Today that same Spirit dwells in each of us and we have direct access to God.
 
 
This playlist is made of songs that focus on the Holy Spirit. I pray that you will be encouraged as you listen!
 
 
Our #WorshipWednesday posts are written by UABC’s Worship & International’s Minister, Meredith Palicte.


#TalkStoryTuesday: Liane Takara

#TalkStoryTuesday
Dani Beth Crosby
Family & Communications Minister
 
Check out this week’s #TalkStoryTuesday video as Liane Takara shares a delicious and easy recipe for puff pastry cinnamon rolls, talks about the Israel trip, and shares a scripture verse she has clung to during this time.
 



#MondayMadness: Boredom Bingo

It is the first Monday of summer break for many #UABCKids. Check out this summer bingo card to start off your week! If your kid completes 5 squares to make a BINGO, text Dani Beth and let her know! The first 3 kids to get a BINGO win a prize! #MondayMadness
 


5 Things Friday: Together Each Day

It’s Aloha Friday! Each morning, Bruce and Laura Fink read Together Each Day, a daily devotional by Bill and Joan Winmill Brown, together over breakfast. Watch this week’s #5ThingsFriday to learn 5 takeaways from this devotional book for husbands and wives.
 



Philippians 3 Recap

Each Wednesday, Pastor Chris leads a mid-week Bible study on the book of Philippians. Check out this excerpt from last week’s study on Philippians 3:
 



The Blessing

In case you missed it on Sunday, Reagan Beissel led us in a beautiful version of The Blessing. Reagan graduated from the 8th grade last weekend and is headed to high school in the fall. Thank you for using your gifts to lead us in worship, Reagan!
 



#TalkStoryTuesday: Amber Irving

It’s #TalkStoryTuesday! This week, Dani Beth checked in with Amber Irving and learned her enchilada recipe.